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LPM dismisses UWP leader’s speech as “Pomp and Splendour”

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PRESS RELEASE – In summarising Allen Chastanet’s televised address to the nation last night (Jan 28th, 2015), the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) states that while his presentation was at times reminiscent of scenes copied from the great American political playbook for aspiring politicians, it did not live up to the hype.

Whereby, generally, a political challenger would be forced to offer plausible and definitive solutions to support his claim of incompetence on the part of the incumbent, this was certainly not the case.

According to the LPM, what was presented to the nation in the guise of a national speech by the leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) was nothing short of a mishmash of jab en sac promises.

The LPM is also adamant that while Chastanet may have tried desperately to demonise the policies of the government, the essence of his own recommendation bore a great deal of similarity to the illusive package of colourful words which swept the Saint Lucia Labour Party into office in 2011,and the terrible state of affairs in Saint Lucia today.

The LPM, therefore, caution the people of Saint Lucia to consider their own experiences and the reality which is reflected in the heavy economic and social burdens they are forced to bear on a daily basis.

The Saint Lucian people need to make a serious and informed decision as to whether they are willing to hand over control of the country to a failed cast of the UWP, former ministers and advisors who were essentially kicked out of office after barely surviving a single term.

Saint Lucians should not only opt for a simple change of the party in power but also a change in the mindset of those who seek to represent us in the island’s House of Assembly.

Our nation is deserving of lawmakers who have a hunger to change once and for all the economic and social disparities that currently exist in the country and whose understanding of service to the nation is not based on an opportunistic desire to enter into a marriage of political convenience with the son of an aristocrat who has never walked a single day in the shoes of the average Saint Lucian and who, therefore, has no understanding of the crippling effects of poverty and life’s daily struggles.

Short-term political handouts and personal profit for a few are not what our nation needs at this time. What Saint Lucia desperately needs is a leadership team that can sincerely speak to and address the systemic issues of poverty and the lack of social advancement that have kept an entire class of malaways in servitude in their own country since the dawn of colonialism.

Our nation needs to break free from the politics of snake oil salesmen, who offer misguided information to voters that are already struggling.

We need a serious national conversation on how each party hopes to create jobs, as well as a presentation on their policies on education, agriculture and agribusiness, alternative energy and health care. There is also a need for a reassessment of our foreign policy positions and the operations of our embassies and consulates abroad.

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22 comments

  1. LPM is just a few little boys with a fantasy, those vieux negs will ruin the country worse than Kenny is doing. Vote UWP.

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  2. Good job LPM dont let those idiots who are commenting foolishly to make you think you not doing your job. they them selves just singing for their bread and butter sing all you labour and flambeau asses and open your eyes

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  3. that is the problem with us politicians has been lying to the people for as long as and no one not saying a thing lpm if its wrong say it is if it is wright say it is its time we put the people first not the party

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  4. Frederick part of the LPM???? Wow no thanks

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  5. That was exactly my gut feelings.However we know Chastanet and his team do not have the answers to the problems themselves.

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  6. Why go at the opposition....LPM is it because King and Fredrick are now your teammates.......

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    • Naturally, if the UWP is talking crap I would expect the LPM to go after them. For this I must applaud them. They are offering a needed service to the country. Thank you LPM.

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  7. Vote for genuine change, vote LPM.
    SLP and UWP are quite the same, one is a 6, and the other, a 9 turned upside down.

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  8. A one party state is the solution to our political problems. Let's vote for individuals with vision instead of those political gangs we call parties. The LPM leader raised some valid points.

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  9. You have made me proud LPM. Was about time some party had the balls to say the things you have said. Bravo to you and bravo that some people can think outside of the box.

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  10. LPM i think you'll should/better stop waisting you'll time and you'll money,and give the UWP a brake, LPM leader do you want to buriee st.lucia? because the SLP already kill st.lucia, there are two parties in st.lucia SLP and UWP, SO brtter you join one of them or get the hell out of there, with your LAPPO PEOPLE MOVEMENT.

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    • Child the country buried already someone just have not told you. The people who killed and buried are the same one you are following. People like me I am fed up with both laybar and flambeau. If the LPM can do better I am willing to give them a try.

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  11. Just proves that the UWP supporters are just idiots and backside.

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  12. Lets just put the leaders of all three parties in a ring and let them box.I will get more satisfaction this way than hearing all of this chattering!

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  13. J
    educate yourself for christsake. I too once felt like you. Give the lpm some crEdit. over the last three years they have done a better job than uwp in sharing their ideas. You dont have to remain ignorant. Trust St lucia's party hack crew! Choops!

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  14. And exactly what does the LPM has to offer? Where are their better ideas to stop the bleeding in St. Lucia? What are their policies, or do they even have a party? one person doesn't make a party. Whether it's red, yellow or green, the sad fact remains most, if not all politicians are cut from the same cloth. They will say and do anything to remain or gain political power.No one expected the SLP to agree with Chastanet's address, or LPM to endorse it, but don't only chastise, offer something better and different

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    • If you read this paper a few months ago they did come up with some interesting ideas - the consolidation of embassies abroad to save money, some other stuff to regulate gold sales etc. Go and do some reading before venting your pent up rage.

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    • Doubting j, can you remember a SLP or UWP idea have help to make thing better in St Lucia in the last 25 years? Do you know so far LPM is the only political group (Movement)that have a credible economic development plan for this country that is practical and attainable? for the last 3 years we have been engage in open participatory politics in different communities around St Lucia, please note LPM believes in allowing every Lucian an opportunity to be part of the National development discussion. To date all the present SLP and UWP candidates have been around and are being recycled for the last 20 years with no positive idea as to how to get this country out of the mess they are responsible for. J wise up and follow,and be part of the discussion that LPM is presenting to bail out St Lucia from it economic mess.

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  15. LPM who is to say IF you guys get into power your minds and eyes wont be blinded just the same.

    sometime I think the Castro's of the world are better than these liars who talk about democracy

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  16. LPM chooops tun

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