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Jn Pierre family remains united despite political differences

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Francisco Jn Pierre (right) and daughter Jadia Jn Pierre

Francisco Jn Pierre (right) and daughter Jadia Jn Pierre

United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Laborie has made it clear that there will be no feud over politics, with his daughter Jadia Jn Pierre, who is press secretary to the prime minister.

Jn Pierre has said that his daughter has a right to choose whichever party she wants to support and likewise he will chose whichever party he wishes to represent.

The UWP candidate said he knows of instances where many families support different political parties and they work and live peacefully among themselves and this is what he hopes will happen.

But Jn Pierre admitted that his daughter’s support for the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) may have come from her upbringing, because he too was at one time a strong supporter of the SLP.

The former president of the Southern Taxi Association has also expressed confidence in being able to secure a win for the UWP at the next elections and being able to create history in Saint Lucia.

Francisco Jn Pierre was selected as a candidate on Thursday evening (December 11) following a run-off.

Party leader Allen Chastanet described Jn Pierre as someone who is committed to the people of Saint Lucia.

When contacted for a comment on Sunday, December 13, the press secretary said she is currently on sick leave and is not in the best position to speak on the issue right away.

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49 comments

  1. Two conniving shysters. That is the long and short of it all. They are playing a huge political game right out there in the open. Those who have eyes, let them see.

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  2. Jones December 13, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    My father says "So kiddie, so the goat" and "The fruit does not fall far from the tree." Make your choice. C'est la meme chose. The more things change in Saint Lucia, the more they remain the same.

    People should continue to make do as they try eking out a living in these better days and ignore all such dysfunctional families and relationships. What they do is their darn business. A dog is just a very grown puppy, be it red, yellow, white, black or even an adored mutt or mongrel.

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  3. Malcolm,
    I find your remarks sensible as it relates to the angle of approach. There are other angles or perspectives that others will certainly pursue.
    However, I think there is other relevant information that you may not be aware of that would have probably help slant your remarks slightly.
    Reports are that Mr. Jn. Pierre and his daughter in the main have not had a healthy father/daughter relationship and therefore, his recent political moves could be a delinquent father's psychological response to his offspring's fame. This line of thinking is borne out by Mr. Jn. Pierre's staunch support for SLP even when Velon John ran the seat. Velon John was the very worst District Representative for Laborie if not the entire country in history; he allegedly violated all know political norms, ethics, morality and trust, and yes Mr. Jn. Pierre was his staunch supporter.
    This is the first time that Laborie has had such effective representation and yet he has issues that warrants him opposing Alva. Mr. Jn. Pierre is not delusional and knows he cannot defeat Alva (If I read the situation properly, this will be the largest defeat for a UWP candidate in the history of General Election in the constituency). To my mind if he really cared for the people of the constituency and wanted to effectuate positive change, he would have challenged Labour during the appalling time of Velon John.
    Having said the above, it is his right to put his hat in the ring for whatever party he chooses, whatever the reason.

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  4. TrySay it how it is

    All i seeing on here is a bunch of idiots who aint from laborie that dont know francisco......insignificant is the first word that comes to mind when we laborians think of jn pierre.

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  5. "When contacted for a comment on Sunday, December 13, the press secretary said she is currently on sick leave and is not in the best position to speak on the issue right away" - See more at: http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/jn-pierre-family-remains-united-despite-political-differences/#sthash.PSlkphcs.dpuf

    --She literally got sick to her stomach when her dad chose the other side! lol.

    But In all seriousness, persons are allowed to choose whatever political affiliations they desire despite who are their family. We all seem to forget that Hon. Julian Hunte and Sir John Compton were brothers-on-law. Compton was at one time a member of Labour and jumped ship to create the UWP. He stood against the status quo and formed his own party. It's admirable when someone can chose their own path despite the expectations of the masses. I am not saying I know Mr Jn Pierre's exact motive for leaving Labour to become a UWP candidate. However, he has the right to chose his party and we shouldn't judge him for it. As a registered voter of Laborie, I am interested in his policies are and not who is his daughter. How many of those quarrelling on this forum are registered to vote or intending to vote. How many of you are seeking a candidate with values or running on a moral platform. Some of you will vote party, some for the loudest candidate and others for whoever will put a $100 in a tshirt for you. How many of us will vote based on principles?

    Maybe Jn Pierre can make history by being elected for his policies and not his party. Maybe he is just delusional if he thinks he can swing a Labour stronghold, but the fact is the UWP needed a candidate and he was brave enough to stand up.

    Last elections I didn't vote because both candidates were jokers - Watcha was a joker thinking he could unseat Alva by acting like a drunk fool. Alva has always been a joker. Lets see if this man can change my mind.

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  6. I hate politics. Please call elections so everyone can just STFU!

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  7. I feel sorry for Saint Lucians

    St. Lucians...educated or not are generally unable to think for themselves.

    Simon says jump!

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    • They are unable to think for themselves? Are you for real? Some of the most educated in the region hail from St. Lucia. Another negative foreigner and if you are St. Lucian, you should be ashamed of yourself.

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  8. Amazing. While these politicians are busy setting up themselves and families... We the idiots are busy bickering uselessly. Labour and flambeau making fools out of all of us

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    • Therefore, we jackasses must stop voting jackass party candidates. We must get a coalition of smart people to take this godforsaken country out of the mess created by career politicians. They have almost to a man or woman, told us and in no uncertain terms, in BOTH PARTIES, that they will do NOTHING that even looks like committing political suicide.

      Only jackasses vote for parties in today's world. Look all around the world, especially in Western Europe, and "MotherCountry", England.

      Every time you scream like a blasted idiot "en rouge" and "flambeau" they are looking down on you with utter pity, saying something like "Look at those idiots, I can't believe that we are getting away with that."

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  9. kenny ask alva to make way for hilaire,,then alva walk away from the room,,lmao,,,so it will be most probrally jn pierre vs hilaire next elections..

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  10. What does this have to do with any of us? Ppl switch parties all the time. Sir John was the father of UWP and His daughter switched due to personal circumstances. We have two Mondesir brothers in UWP who refuse to see eye to eye but they are on the same side. Party has no say in how you choose to treat family, it is what has already been rooted in your heart towards that other person. We are supposed to be more civil than that.

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  11. I don’t know what all the fuss is about this Jadia Jn.Pierre person. This is a person who obviously had no regard for her parents by getting pregnant at an early age. We all make mistakes, I agree but do not come here with your self-righteous self trying to look down and judge others. This is a young woman with zero regard for family values, who didn’t care one iota that her parents were making sacrifices to send her to school. For all you know she was the one who caused the discord in the family unit, for those who say the father and mother had issues. Don’t judge the man because this girl obviously was no saint either. And please do not tell me it’s because daddy was not around because if that is the case we should have a higher teenage pregnancy rate in this country. Jadia can disrespect and insult the tax payers who foot her medical bill, on SLAP because she has zero regard for anyone else but herself just as she had zero regards for her parents as a teenager. Leave the man alone! Mr Jn. Pierre you have every right to run where you please!

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    • "Don’t judge the man." You are asking others not to judge the man yet you can judge Jadia. You have said so much about her in your trumpery yet you are asking others not to judge. So who are you to judge? Jadia's sojourn into young motherhood has absolutely nothing to do with you or anyone for that matter - not unless you are the one responsible. Everyone makes mistakes and she is no exception. It takes two to tango as they say and she was not the only one responsible for bringing a child into the world. She is happily married. Why do people like you and the others in this forum rake up the past? The past is the past. We need to put it behind us and move on. You cannot undo your past. The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is the reason.

      Despite the circumstances, Jadia has done well and she needs to be applauded for all the hard work she undertook to get to where she is now. She is a breath of fresh air and an inspiration to many of St Lucia's young women. She is a beacon of hope to many and one of the Caribbean's finest press spokespersons. You Go Jadia!!!!

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      • oh get lost you confused piece of crap...Haitian - Lucian Berlin- Germany whatever my ass! She has every right to be judged because she insults and degrades those who she considers a lesser person than her!

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    • I am no fan of hers, but I personally never got the impression that she is a self proclaimed righteous person by speaking to her. On another note there are many teenage mothers who pushed themselves out of poverty by not accepting the negatives of naysayers. Most times a community only expects a young woman to fail when she conceives while at school, while calling her names instead of providing encouragement. When such a young woman excels, they are the first to say "I'm proud of you, look at where you come from to where you are now" but that pride quickly turns into "She thinks she's better than everyone, if only you know where she comes from".

      We also fail to realise that sometimes we must find the humble person within ourselves first before judging the past of others.

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    • You went full retard. Never go full retard.

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    • Dysfunctional,
      You are simply distasteful. In what part of the universe do you live? How could a sane person blame a child/young teenager for early pregnancy and in the process absolve the ones directly culpable for this social and moral sin, the parents including her father? I hope it is not partisan politics that is responsible for your blindness.

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    • I applaud your statement.

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    • I don't get you uh! Have you ever heard the phrase .."ou car fair is, may ou par car fair chair you"... Translated you can make children but you can't make their heart. Isn't she not with the child's father? Didn't both she and the child's father step up to their reaponsibilities? Isn't she doing well for herself as a "teenage mother"? So what the hell are you talking about? Why is that even an issue? What is your point?

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  12. Oh brother te for that election to call.

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  13. I agree with u daddy. Go for it, family is family, we taking the bacon home from any angle.

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  14. Malcolm ! You wrote this long article to pen all this nonsense? I suppose that you conveniently failed to relate to Mr Jn Pierre's statement, why are you people so devious, while the gentleman has indicated that his daughter is an adult and has the right of choice political or otherwise he as an adult also has the right of choice and he anticipates no friction between himself and his daughter you have tried your utmost in your article to instigate just that you Moron

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  15. Well well well! That's just ridiculous. Both Kenny and Allen better watch their back. Both are liable to be back stabbed.

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  16. The father of the prime minister's press secretary will now contest the Laborie constituency in next year's general elections for the United Workers party. How did this come about? You could not make this up, not even if you tried. This is a man who by his own admission supported the Labour party at one time and have now hastily decided to jump ship for no reason other than to 'create history by winning the seat for the Flambeaus'. Is this man for real? How could he even contemplate such a move to the right after being in cahoots with the left?

    The prime minister's press secretary have been articulating and extolling the virtues of the government for the past four years. She has been singing their praises from day one and have not stopped rattling on about their achievements in office. Her loyalty and allegiance to the PM and his team are unassailable.She is all over the place promoting and telling us how good her party in office is doing. Now the unthinkable has happened. Oh yes, it has! Her daddy has now decided to throw his labour toys out of the pram and up sticks to join the UWP. He does not seem to give a rat's nest about how his daughter or his family feel for that matter about this sudden move.

    This man's behaviour is scandalous and he ought to be brought to book or have the book thrown at him for such a controversial move. He is no doubt in it for himself and no and nothing else.On one hand you have the daughter convincing the people about how good this government is doing and on the other you have her father throwing it all back in her face by telling the populace something to the contrary.This is embarrassing and deserves nothing but contempt and scorn. He is antipathetic.

    How can the people of Laborie and St Lucia for that matter have any respect for a man who behaves so dastardly and despicable?. There is something called family loyalty and families should always stick together no matter what. The bond between a father and daughter is inseparable. Jadia is affable and amiable and the many pictures of her on social media portrays her in a pleasant disposition. One photo especially stands out namely the one where she is being given a piggyback by an extremely desirous male friend on the beach. In the many other photos that are out there, she offers friendliness in these portraits. Her journey to where she is right now wasn't an easy one. She has had to work very hard to get to where she is at the moment. Things did not come easy for a girl who comes from the South and who speaks the Kwayol language with considerable fluency. Now along comes her dad who is clamouring for his 15 minutes of fame. He just had to put his oar in like someone who feels left out of the proposition.He is helping to undo all the work that his daughter have done in promoting the government. He is standing in direct opposition to his daughter on almost everything she passionately believes in.

    Jadia is now in a precarious situation and will have to choose which side she is on politically speaking. She is privy to everything that is emanating from the PM's office. Kenny Anthony will have to be on his guard from now on.Betrayal normally comes from where you least expect it. They say the ones closest to you are the ones who are most likely to tell your secrets.Just recently the brother of the chairman of the Labour party moved over to the UWP to become their Central Castries candidate.The many pundits and observers will be asking what is going on in the Labour party. Why are people so close to the political machinery blatantly switching over to the opposition way before an election is called? Any labour supporter would be worried about such moves.Remember back in the 80's when Neville Cenac crossed the floor from Labour to Flambeau. He did this to shore up Sir John's flimsy majority.Cenac was of course elected on a Labour ticket and went on to serve as St.Lucia's foreign minister.

    Labour cannot afford to have people who are prepared to switch allegiances at the drop of a straw hat.Many people will be asking if this man can be so brazen to show up his daughter like that then what else can he do? If you cannot trust people in little things then you should not trust them in potentially big things to come. Jadia is unwell at the moment. According to this report, she was unable to release a statement.Poor thing this must be taking a toll on her health.Anyone in her position would be if you find out that what you have been saying for years is about to be thrown back in your face by your own father. Nobody would be comfortable with this. I do wish her a speedy recovery and hope she gets back to Total wellness soon.
    The leader of the UWP has shown poor and weak leadership by going after anyone who wants to seek refuge in the UWP. He has no idea about how to run a party. I have called for him to be replaced with someone more competent. Someone with a vision and one who is not afraid to bring in reforms to this once proud alliance of 'Big Beasts' - There are plenty of sufficiently qualified people from Laborie that could have been called upon to contest the intractable Laborie constituency. This seat has been won by Labour for the past 30 years or so. It's one of the only safe seats for Labour in the country.The only time this constituency have been under Flambeau's control was back in the 1980's when Neville Cenac's shamefully crossed the floor. Other than this it's always been a Labour stronghold. It will take a miracle to unseat any Labour MP in Laborie.

    I am beginning to wonder whether this is some kind of a wind-up by the powers that be to deliberately upset the applecart. Why would this man allow himself to be used by De Chastanet and company in this manner? What will happen after the elections when he will be sitting down to lick his wounds? This man has as much chance of becoming the next MP for Laborie as it is for me to become the next king of England. There is no chance of this ever happening as I am not of Anglo-Saxon stock. England will not have a black king in my lifetime.

    The people of Laborie need good representation like everywhere else in St Lucia.They do not want a half-baked convert preaching austerity to them while his daughter preaches the opposite. if it's good for the goose then it should also be good for the gander. You cannot serve two masters or talk out of both sides of your mouth. You can only do one at a time. The labour party has had some bad deals over the years and this is one too many. The people of this southern town need to step up to the plate and kick this discredited wannabee politician to the kerb.He has brought shame on the Jean Pierre Family and should be carpeted for this.

    Let's hope that Jadia can forget and forgive him for the shame that he is about to stain her with. For the sake of your daughter and to avoid further embarrassment and humiliation please do the honourable thing and move away from this poison chalice Mr Jean Pierre. Do the decent thing for all parties concerned and that includes your daughter and family.Step Down Now sir!

    Malcolm L'Overture
    Haitian- Lucian
    Berlin Germany

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    • YOU MUST HAVE WRITTEN THIS AS A JOKE. I MEAN SERIOUSLY, "UNDO THE WORK HIS DAUGHTER HAS DONE"? WHAT WORK? "FAMILY LOYALTY". LOYALTY DESERVED IS ONLY LOYALTY TO BE GIVEN. YOU WRITE IN ONLY ONE TONE BUT FAIL TO NOTE THAT IF SO MANY ARE LEAVING THE SAINT LUCIA LABOUR PARTY, ESPECIALLY ON CLOSE TO THE CLOSEST TO THE HEAD, AS MR JN.PIERRE, THEN WE SHOULD ALL ASK THE 17SEAT QUESTION OF
      WHY ARE THEY LEAVING THE SLP, IS THERE MORE INFIGHTING THAN THE UWP THAT IS JUST COVERED UP? JUST LIKE YOU HAVE WRITTEN TO ONLY OMIT SUCH A HIGH PROBABILITY

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    • WE ARE ALL CONCERNED IN EARNEST

      Richard Fredrick may have given him the script. Germany needs to send him back to the slums of Haiti. We all know how corrupt they can be. Birds of a feather i say

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      • Germany does not need to send me back to what you refer to as "The slums of Haiti." I travel frequently to Haiti to visit my family and to help my folks out there. I am saddened by your level of prejudice towards a country which has struggled so hard to make ends meet since independence from France in 1804. Your adverse judgment or opinion is formed unfairly and without knowledge of the facts. You know little about Haiti except for what you have been exposed to on mass media. Haiti is a developing country and the slums that you rattle on about is no fault of the impoverish island.

        Haiti has had to pay reparations to the French ever since independence. This money could have easily been freed up to offset many projects in the country such as housing, social programmes, healthcare and social security for the poor. Think about it Haiti has paid billions to the French treasury just because she dared to take on Napoleon and won. The idea of black people taking on a European empire and being victorious was something the French could not fathom.They could not believe that our ancestors had the will to take them on and to defeat them. White people do NOT want black folks to have the upper hand in any competitive acts against them. We won the war but lost the battle. Haiti have been bleed dry by the French.

        So Before you harp on about "the slums of Haiti" I suggest you take some time to reflect on your statement. You should perhaps try doing some research on Haiti and why there are "slums" there. Haiti is in the Caribbean yet our West Indian cousins do little to help us come out of the doldrums of poverty. CARICOM needs to do more to assist Haiti. We do not need handouts or pity from anyone. All Haiti needs is a foot in the door like everyone else in the Caribbean. We need to trade with our Caribbean neighbours. In times of crisis like the recent earthquake we need our West Indian cousins to be there for us. Haiti have always been there for the Caribbean. Back in the 1800's many people from the nearby isles migrated to Haiti In search of work. The Pearl Of The Antilles afforded everyone opportunities.

        The UN's presence in Haiti isn't helping the situation neither. The soldiers who are mainly from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Uraguay are mean unpleasant and repellent and the sooner they leave Haiti the better. The Nepalese have been spreading cholera with their constant defecating of the rivers which our people use to wash bathe and cook. What business do they have in Haiti? These people do not look like us and have no right meddling in the affairs of a sovereign state. I would rather have soldiers from the Caribbean stationed in Haiti, helping to sort things out. Haiti does not need foreign mercenaries from far flung Asian countries on it's soil causing havoc and mayhem. We can do without this. My heart bleeds for my lovely island much the same way it does for my other splendid isle of St Lucia, where my beautiful mum hails from. We need to come together and to help each other. The name calling and undermining will not help at this stage. We are much stronger being together as one.

        I am a citizen of Europe as I was brought up in Europe but my heart belongs to the Caribbean. I make the sojourn to Haiti fairly frequently and I intend to carry on in the same vein. As for your comment on the Right Hon. Richard Frederick, If you must know he did not give me the script like you alluded. Our paths have never crossed. I am of the opinion that he is one of the finest polticians in St Lucia. He is a man of probity, valour and substance. He is charismatic and intrepid. He has reservoirs of untapped talent which his political party and the country for that matter should tap into. I like what I have read and heard about him. He is flawless and resolutely courageous. I wish him well and hope he gets to fulfill his dreams and aspirations one day by reaching to the top.

        So Before you criticize you must realise. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

        Think Sir Before you have a go!!!

        Malcolm L'Overture
        Haitian-Lucian
        Berlin Germany

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        • malcom, clapbacks are supposed to be short, sweet, and to the point. u come from the star with ur essay writings, who the hell will want to read all of that??? my pal, use ur gift to write for certain columns online to get paid. not a pa malay site like sno. dont come under my comment with no long nonsense.

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        • you just spoke of your Haitian birth and european citizenship please explain sir how are you st. lucian?

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          • My St Lucian citizenship is derived from my Beautiful mother who hails from the Western part of the country. She is St Lucian born. I am a naturalised St Lucian and have been for a while now.

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    • u full of crap and talk way too much

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    • Tldr.

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  17. TrySay it how it is

    Trying to use the idea of jadia father running to discredit jadia and the slp...like they so bad loon her father join us... . Nonsense-according to my 4 yr old- n im from laborie n they were never on gud terms anyways . He treated her mother horribly-like a d*g. U vex kenny didnt set u up so u want to run....allen see the oppurtunity to use u to discredit jadia whose mouth he is obviously afraid of

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    • i AM SADDENED TO HEAR THAT YOU SAY HE IS OBVIOUSLY CARED OF HER "MOUTH"
      THAT JUST SOUNDS LEWD AND WRONG. DONT MAKE SUCH A COMMENT AGAIN PLEASE.
      and btw u do know that Jadia was not the best daughter right?
      it happens in every family. you'd like for ur daughter to have man young and get pregnant and all that. We really need to stop being hypocrites in this country

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  18. Francisco can never win alva.. ppl in laborie not crazy to vote for jn pierre a fake all the way..only now trying to relate to laborians. 100% alva

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  19. The jn pierres are very smart uwp in they in slp in they in its a win win situation for them

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  20. politrics who mate fooling politricks ..uwp it that you all role smh

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  21. I hope Lucians learn from their example. There is no need to be bashing each other because of their political affiliation. Respect each other's decisions and opinions.

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  22. My father says "So kiddie, so the goat" and "The fruit does not fall far from the tree." Make your choice. C'est la meme chose. The more things change in Saint Lucia, the more they remain the same.

    People should continue to make do as they try eking out a living in these better days and ignore all such dysfunctional families and relationships. What they do is their darn business. A dog is just a very grown puppy, be it red, yellow, white, black or even an adored mutt or mongrel.

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