Local journalist Kenson ‘Bay Bay’ Casimir responds to calls for him to enter politics

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2015 Sports Media Personality of the Year Kenson Casimir

(SNO) — Responding to calls for him to enter the political arena, local sports journalist Kenson ‘Bay Bay’ Casimir has said his main focus now is to ensure that his “family and employers” are happy.

St. Lucia News Online (SNO) contacted Casimir for a response after it was revealed Monday evening by fellow journalist Miguel Fevrier that a message calling for Casimir to vie for the Gros Islet seat in the next general elections, has been making the rounds on instant-messaging platforms.

Casimir, the 2015 Sports Media Personality of the Year and owner of a local sports news website, did not give a firm yes or no in his response to SNO.

However, he said he has been asked on “many occasions” to consider contesting the elections in Gros Islet and that the calls “got louder during the last year”.

But Casimir further indicated he is a busy man and his immediate focus now is on his current responsibilities — to his family and employers.

“I am currently working on so many projects right now and have many responsibilities,” he said.

“I work with the Ministry of Sports full time, I work with DBS and I work with Vybe Radio,” Casimir added.

“My focus right now is ensuring that my family and my employers are happy with me.”

This is not the first time there has been a public call for Casimir, owner of a local sports news website, to join the political arena.

Former government minister Richard Frederick, on an edition of his popular talk show ‘Can I Help You’, mentioned Casimir as one of a number of people he believes would represent Saint Lucia well in the political arena based on their character and/or qualifications.

With the hashtag #BayBay4GrosIslet, Casimir’s colleague Fevrier disclosed Monday that the following message has been circulating on social media, calling for a “fresh face” to represent Gros Islet:

“Enough is enough!

With the uninspiring presentations during the budget debate from the Member for Gros-Islet and the high level of entropy displayed by Spider after being given a second chance, the people of Gros Islet have had enough! Will we continue to support a man that has stayed silent on Pajoah, while seating next to the character that is Ubaldus for the last 2 and a half years and not utter a word of disapprobation?

Will we continue to support a man that has never apologized for saying that NICE workers were Labour supporters while ensuring that these individuals, some from his very own constituency of Gros islet, were never given contracts again?

Will you continue to support someone who is comfortable in believing that building a few roads is all he needs to do for the people while he drives his brand new Lexus and unemployment continues to skyrocket in Gros Islet?If you answered NO to all of these then you share my sentiments that NOW is the time for a fresh face and new leadership in the most highly populated constituency in Saint Lucia!

NOW is the time to support and encourage a young man to answer the call for better representation for all! I feel this urgent and genuine need to call out a young man who loves his community with all his heart to take up the call to a higher level of service.

A man who is not there for Flambeau or for Labour but a genuine Jean Gros Islet who is the epitome of strength in adversity and with the story that is Kenson Casimir, Gros Islet WILL rise again because we will have representation from someone who has seen and felt it all.”

The responses to Fevrier’s social media post has so far received positive feedback, with many saying Casimir’s political representation for Gros Islet is long overdue.

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18 comments

  1. Politics have a way of opening your closet of dirty secrets....So MR Casimir knows better...we need people humanitarian, community volunteers,KIND GENUINE people in politics to break the cycle. That in no way describes Mr kenson Casimir .

    Ps I love Richard Fredrick show and the man needs stories to run continuously. But let's be real.

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    Anonymous
    April 24, 2019 at 7:44 PM
    We are behaving like idiots. We are behaving like jackasses who, having lost something on the dark side of the road, keep looking for it on the other side of the road under the street light. How many popular people who have been elected are able to do the job of managing the affairs of the country after being given a ministry? You see them collecting salaries and repeating ad nauseam "Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker", and then shoot-shate follows. Mind you, because the party won a large majority thereis a ministry for everybody who won. The crap continues.

    So tell us. Will Smiling Sambo will be good at what, after winning his seat? Pray tell. Why don't we start leaving pappyshow politics for the dung heap of history?
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    Indeed! Well said.

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  3. Some of the comments here are precisely why we will remain where we are. Not saying that I endorse Kenson as a candidate, but the reasons for him not being a candidate should be better than some of those presented here. Sports journalism here sucks, it was worst before Kenson, he raised the standard here. Keep at it Kenson.

    How do we expect to attract new ideas, new people when we can't objectively view their qualifications, experiences etc for political office? We continue with the same dead horses with questionable characters, no record of success and we expect things to change.
    Kenson, now is not the time for you to get involved in politics. Wait when our people are a little more enlightened, a little more mature. The again, that might never happen so you'll be fine. We deserve the crap that's happening in this country.

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    • Really?...you waste your time typing that crap?😒

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    • If we need change, and I think we do. must we consider awards in journalism say, being the same thing as being equipped with skills and insights regarding the strategic development of our entire population and the whole country?

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  4. The man talking about ubaldus has a rap sheet longer than the river Nile. Sticky fingers? Kenson is already guilty by associating with the messenger

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  5. dont do it. right now is not the right time for you to join politics. cause you will never beat spider regardless of what people say about him.

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  6. Poor jab, Kenson Casimir
    If he goes up for election the electorate will dismiss him with speed from his first move. Guilty by association.

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  7. Richard will bark out anything or person to contest against uwp and the sheep will say yay.
    Wish baj was alive.

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  8. 😂😂😂...who want mate in politics?

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  9. We dont want spider. But kensonto be in politics... Prepare to be dirty. So i think you need to stay away... U deserve. Better. You deserve to be in poitics wirh class. What exist in st lucia is gutter politics. Politicians fulling the pockets of their friends and families with tax payers money. Itsvlike there is a tiefing competition among them. Its sad to see see the way they are handling the affairs of govt... Their behavior sucks. Their attitude is disgraceful. Mr kensob Casimir be a Senator.....try to maintain your pride respect and dignity. Dont associate yourself with gutter and eveil minded politicians.

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  10. Don't do it Kenson

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  11. chupse. he is not even good at sports news.

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    • And what are you good at ? Criticizing people? That would be a big NO as you gave no reason why he is bad at Sport Journalism.

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      • The person has aright to give their opinion about Kenson. You have no right to ask them who are they to hold such an opinion considering that you do not even know who they are. You're stupid as hell, and thats my opinion.

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    • A journalist? What other skills does he bring to the table, other than saying in many ways like the rest, "I want to help the people". Is that all?

      I am not at all impressed with our national standard of journalism. So, for starters, he is not at all qualified for the developmental tasks and skills required in today's local and international conversations. Full stop.

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    • We are behaving like idiots. We are behaving like jackasses who, having lost something on the dark side of the road, keep looking for it on the other side of the road under the street light. How many popular people who have been elected are able to do the job of managing the affairs of the country after being given a ministry? You see them collecting salaries and repeating ad nauseam "Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker", and then shoot-shate follows. Mind you, because the party won a large majority thereis a ministry for everybody who won. The crap continues.

      So tell us. Will Smiling Sambo will be good at what, after winning his seat? Pray tell. Why don't we start leaving pappyshow politics for the dung heap of history?

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