LPM leader confident about winning Gros Islet seat; party plans to recruit more candidates

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LPM leader confident about winning Gros Islet seat; party plans to recruit more candidates
LPM Leader Therold Prudent.
LPM Leader Therold Prudent during an exclusive interview with St. Lucia News Online.

Sharing a vision for greater economic development is how the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) will woo locals to vote for its party in the next elections, its leader has said.

Therold Prudent told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in an exclusive interview today, August 22, he is confident that his party can steal the Gros Islet seat in the 2016 General Elections.

“We have to carry Gros Islet and we should,” Prudent said.

The political leader said his party has been on the grounds working with and listening to the cries of the people. He said while his office is based in Gros Islet and he has been working closely with residents there, the LPM has also been able to travel and meet with people throughout the length and breadth of the island.


Prudent revealed that plans are being made to recruit some nine potential candidates to the LPM. This includes candidates from Micoud North and South, and Vieux Fort South.

“The mood on the ground is ripe for an LPM victory, if not an outright victory, picking up seats in the selections,” he noted.

The LPM leader stressed that the economic situation must be addressed and his party is ready and able to do the job.

“There is that feeling of frustration that both parties (SLP and UWP) have absolutely failed the country and there is that sense that nothing is happening,” he added.

The former United Workers Party (UWP) politician said after 60 years of traditional politics, there has been little development and people are realising that change is needed. Prudent told SNO that while the UWP is embroiled in all sorts of controversy, the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is not delivering on its promises and have created failed policies.

“A party that is serious about elections and serious about delivering to the people of St. Lucia does not behave in the manner in which the UWP is behaving,” he explained.

He said the UWP lacks unity and cohesiveness and has failed to declare its position on certain policies. He said while the party has called on Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony to step down, which he is in support of, the UWP has failed to provide alternatives policies that have failed the island.

“You must be able to be concrete and inspire people because that is what politics is all about. Don’t just say I want to replace a man, but give people that sense that you know what you are going to do and you will do it better. That is what the LPM in essence is doing,” Prudent stated.

The political leader said while his minority party criticises certain actions and policy decisions taken by the current administration, the LPM always offers an alternative.

Questioned as to whether LPM has discussed having UWP members – Castries North MP Stephenson King and Castries Central MP Richard Fredrick – join the party, Prudent said: “We haven’t had discussions along those lines. But me and Stephenson, we go along a long way.”

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  1. It is time we open our eyes to see that mr prudent is speaking sense.its plain to see that the uwp is no more stable they are divided and the slp is relaxed and has fail to deliver we need to give the lpm a chance to make a difference

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  2. If we continue letting these guys run the country they will continue to take us for a ride. Let's stop them now. No more party hacking. I am fed up

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  3. prudent stop hiding in new York and come and pay vat like all of us,and I think u really hv money to waste stop losing yr deposit .

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    • Fano, get your facts right - Prudent is the America keeping himself relevant, aquiring knowledge and experience. Remember last election it was just the matter of planting a seed, no doubt, havest time is in the making. Unlike many politicians, Prudent own a business in St Lucia, and as a result paying VAT and creating employment. Also remember LPM owns its office, whilse SLP and UWP still renting after 70 years.

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      • Fano, get your facts right-Prudent is in America keeping himself relevant aquiring knowledge and experience. Remember last election was just the matter of planting a seed, no doubt havest time is in the making. Unlike most politician, Prudent own a business in St Lucia, and as a result pay VAT and have created jobs. Take note LPM owns it office (Headquarters) whiles SLP and UWP still renting after 70 long years

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  4. Politician do not produce anything. they are just sucking the money out of your pocket with false promises and lies. That is all over the world, with a few exceptions.
    In 2015 there ill be gbig problems for a lot of people that can hardly feed themselves. A lot of looting! Yes of you are hungry one has to survive.

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  5. All doubters, sceptics, haters, labour and flabeau party hacks, well wishers, supporters, unsure voters and all St Lucian are invited to listen to the leader of the LPM, Mr. Therold Prudent tonight, Sun 24th at 8:30 on the Mr. Chairman show (calabash TV).

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  6. You find LPM makes more sense than SLP/UWP.
    I wonder how many of you all will vote LPM in the next elections.

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  7. Throwing baseless insults at Mr. Prudent does not change who he is or what he was been able to accomplish. Looking at it, an opportunist does not form a patry and stick with it. An opportunist in my calculation is one who would have quickly run to Flambeau and Labour.And as far as I can see there is no interest on Mr Prudent's part to do so.
    In St Lucia we have a lot of cowards. But among real men of courage Mr.Prudent stands taller than the cowards and political begers.

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  8. I would really like to see political parties that are not in power work consistently on a plan for the years between elections. It's not about last minute preparation.
    Pull resources together and work hard so people may have a chance to see you at work.
    Have a plan, not guess work.
    And to all those that are stuck in the colour war (yellow,red, green etc.) Any party that has all the answers when they're not in power not-ready-yet.
    Once you vote hopping that the person in power will check for you personally and not for the entire country then you-not-ready-yet.
    Once you hope that the party in power messes up enough for you to win the next election then you-not-ready-yet.

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  9. A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat determination and hard work, and Prudent has that, no doubt. An opportunist relies on others for opportunity in order to suceed. However, the same can't be ascribe to Mr Prudent. He has proven that he's able to create his own opportunity through the establishment of the LPM

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  10. Prudent come on
    You mean to tell me that since the last general election you recruiting and up to a day like today you still do not have a full slate of candidates?
    What were you doing all this time? Election Day will come and you will be caught with a " blank slate"
    How in the world can we trust you

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    • Sassy, bet you both Flabeau and Labour will be caught with their pants down. Worry about whether Allen can get a sit to run, or whether Labour can find a replacement for Kenny after serving for 20 years.

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      • A substitute for Kenny? Man, easy!

        Any robot or dummy would make fewer dumb errors and egregious financial blunders. Every time.

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  11. This is one of the many reasons I like the LPM...bring on a referendum!

    http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/crime-court-law/uk-attorney-gives-opinion-ccj-privy-council/

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    • Party hack, have you been following the politics lately, LPM is definetely not part of the political circus in this country. Palay maje sound more like Flabeau and Labour, right.

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    • you can hardly make the difference between fabeau and labour. Remember LPM is a political movement that have been keeping the government accountable, and also have been advising them. That what alternative party does. No jab en sac politics.

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  12. It is amazing the comments therein .. Opportunist , dreamer joker ?? Lucian please ... SLP & UWP has run amok in this land blinding us , etc .. Then. Again it's our fault since we are so stuck in hacksvile we are informed yet we dont question them . Before you point fingers ,challenge prudent , ask him questions etc .. No need Ti change your support but COME ON !!

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  13. PRUDENT... TEE YEAH CHOU LA. NOT IN THIS LIFE TIME. GO BACK TO NEW YORK WHERE YOU MAY USE YOUR SKILLS IN THE BRONX OR BROOKLYN DIGGING TRENCHES.

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    • Why can't we be more matured and discuss the issues like Prudent have been doing all along. Stop the party hack mapue kind of politics, cant you see the country need people like Mr Prudent, to help turn things around for the better

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      • really, what issues have Prudent been discussing? He claims his office is in Gros Islet.. His office is in Gros islet village, big difference. Has Prudent set the stage for a national debate between the candidates? has Prudent engage the media in laying the facts before the St. Lucian public on what is going on? not opinions, facts, not sound bites, facts. ask the average man in Gros Islet, who or what is the IMF and you will be surprise of the misinformation that has being feed.

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        • Shows how much you are not in tune with what's happening. Engage the media? Talk to the people of Gros Islet ? We're the heck have you been. He and his party have been doing all of that and more. Get the facts be you share your bias thought!! Choops Tan with small mindedness

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        • Are you from Mars? It appears that you are not in touch with what's happening. Let me remind you LPM is the only political Party that owns its headquarters, the rest after 60 years are still renting and can hardly pay the rent. One fundamental difference about LPM we don't give St Lucian Jab en sac, we are on ground talking and listening to St Lucia

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  14. I doubt he is deaming. With all the sh.t going on the possibility grows even larger.
    Anything is possible in the next eleections.

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    • A seed have been planted and it's growing quickly,can't you feel it Flabeau and Labour. Wake up and smell the coffee