Castries market steps not the forum to address national issues – UWP

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Castries market steps not the forum to address national issues – UWP
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony. * File photo
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony. * File photo

PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucan electorate is once again being treated with disdain and contempt by Prime Minister Kenny Anthony and his Cabinet of Ministers.

After weeks of practicing aggression and spewing insult and abuse towards every sector of the Saint Lucian society, the SLP Administration has taken its “road show of arrogance” to another extreme.

In the continued perpetuation of a modus operandi which is marked by blatant disregard for the will and welfare of the electorate, Prime Minister Anthony and his cadre of ministers have now announced their decision to use the setting of a SLP political meeting to: “report on the programmes and policies …. including recent diplomatic decision” of government.

This announcement comes after Saint Lucians have been persistently and openly expressing their concern and disgust over the policies of the current administration which have been impacting negatively on their livelihoods and the image of our beloved nation.

These major issues which have now become popular concern among the electorate include: the impact of VAT particularly on medicine, membership of the leftist ALBA Alliance and Saint Lucia’s relations with the US, the escalating incidents of violent crime and the absence of government policy, significant job losses over the past year, and full disclosure on the agreement with Grynberg and implications for Saint Lucia, among others.

It is clear by their approach and pronouncements over the past weeks that the government of Saint Lucia displays very little regard for the democratic rights of Saint Lucians.

It is also apparent that the prime minister and his cast of ministers have no appreciation for the distinction between political practice and their responsibility as custodians of the government. This explains their decision to resort to addressing issues of major national importance via the avenue of a St Lucia Labour Party public political meeting.

The United Workers Party condemns this display of gross disrespect by Prime Minister Anthony as relates to giving account of his stewardship to the Saint Lucian electorate.

We say to the prime minister that the Castries market steps is not the forum to talk to Saint Lucians on national issues. Neither is the market steps an avenue to allow for dialogue or for him to be challenged concerning the policies of government which have to date only brought increasing hardships to Saint Lucians and all sections of the economy.

We expect that Dr. Anthony will step down from his pedestal of political posturing to fulfill his responsibility to the people of Saint Lucia by upholding one of the tenets of good governance i.e. accountability.

The United Workers Party along with many Saint Lucians therefore looks forward to an announcement from the Office of the Prime Minister scheduling a press conference at the soonest when Prime Minister Kenny Anthony can account to the electorate on his stewardship and be subjected to questioning on the policies of his failed administration.

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  1. Tell Massah Chastanet hold his ass slavery days gone long I rather die than have a white man rule Lucia. Uwp power mad they sick of the thought of slp in power, the Taiwanese money they full people pockets with to vote for them backfire and now slp doing the right thing by using the money for the projects intended have them awajaye! Tell Guy to sell the farm he buy in Canada and give it to Marc masses!

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  2. The UWP are desperate and will say or do anything, most likely prey on the poor to make them believe they have a solution to the global crisis, Check all of their record the last five years they control the government, and you tell me what was their result, Even though there was a global crisis, they contributed more to the suffering of lucians. Why Because all the Taiwanese moneys that was to help each constituency, what did they do with it[pocketed it]
    The millions that was given after tropical storm Debbie, What did they do with it.[pocketed it]
    Ater the st judge fire What about the millions given and what did they do with it. [pocketed it]
    Please do the math, and see who is leadership material.

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  3. ...but that's how Castro's done it forever, so why not his apprentice too? Both the SLP and UWP have failed the people over and over again, for 40 yrs.
    LPM should stop yapping, be on the ground and play a role in the next government. Kenny must go and I am afraid that Allen may lean too much towards big businesses. If LPM cannot make the next government, then at least they should have some seats to form a coalition. The LPM has good ideas but they need to get serious.

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    • But without big business the government will fail and the people will still suffer. when big business are successful, we all get a slice of the pie. Right now there are no investments in this country and the little that is left is closing down. We are quickly becoming a state like venezuala and cuba

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  4. In your mouth Nicole. Go and provoke devil for them to come back in power. I find you people are dam rude with the rubbish you all keep on writing.

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  5. Once again the BOTH political parties have succeeded in their mission. Look at crap that was taken under UWP and look at the crap we still taking from SLP government yet still the population still arguing in support of those people. smfh.....when will we learn, guess they will start sending human feces (shit) at us and we will gladly bathe with it. well you'll, not me .............

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  6. When King was in power i find he was a good leader but as a leader he was to soft and his some guys messed up,things in the country was bad.Around election time SLP took advantage of the situation came with with a new phrase ah Rouge and promising better days and Lucians fall for that hopping for the better.From what I see we haven't seen the better days as yet and things were much better when King was there.Right now UWP has reformed with a new leader it can be for the better or for the worst right now.I can see that as a big threat for the SLP party right now.So yes people what do we do now.Do we stick with Kenny and wait for better days or do we see what the new UWP has to offer?

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  7. Nonsense stop waitin on government to provide 4 ur family. Urll need to get urll ass up n find a job. Nonsense talk bout labour do 4 ur family. When UWP was in power Kenny wasn't givin dem a chance so it damn well both ways foolish. By da way UWP cumin back in power

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  8. uwp never do any thing for my family but with labour everything is always on point. the uwp hungry for power cannt give the man a chance to govern the country

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    • UWP hungry for power..you should be ashamed to even have posted this. So your family is being spoonfed..and that makes everything ok. Ever heard of country befoire self. And who was hungier for Kenny this past term. Sit your faggot ass on your back pocket!

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    • FOREVER RED. LOOOOL

      EVERYONE KNOWS KENNY WAS POWER HUNGRY TO PUT ST LUCIA IN THE STATE THAT IT IS IN RIGHT NOW .

      STOP TALKING SHIT. PUT YOURSELF TO GOOD USE AND

      GO MAKE A DONKEY HUMP YOU.

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  9. Its because of persons like you "diehard idiot..i mean labourite" and 'dont hoe..i mean know' the country is in this state. You have no regard for objective criticism. So because UWP effed up their last sitting..that affords the incumbent a carte blanche..oh the humanity!

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  10. What's wrong with you people. You all talking to. You all had your turn to govern so give the dam people their chance. In your time of reign you all carried on so many criminal activities so shut the hell up.

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    • Checked the various constituency councils to see and learn more of the amount of corrupt practices involving councilors and others? In understand that Treasury has a list of unpaid checks with question marks and only waiting to interview some councilors who sign and issued them to ghost workers and even wives of fellow thieves. Don't point fingers at others because instead all five are pointing at you!

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