LPM urges Opposition Leader to acknowledge its letter

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LPM urges Opposition Leader to acknowledge its letter
LPM leader Therold Prudent
LPM leader Therold Prudent

One month after dispatching a letter to Opposition Leader Stephenson King containing a detailed proposal aimed at offering relief to thousands of Saint Lucian citizens, the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) says it has yet to receive an acknowledgement from King.

The letter, LPM said, proposed relief for those living in fear of crime, and more specifically, those who have become victims of home break-ins, often associated with the illegal cash for gold scheme; and have lost other valuable commodities to theft.

Reacting to the opposition’s silence, LPM leader Therold Prudent said the issue of crime is a matter that should weigh heavily on the minds of every Saint Lucian citizen who loves his or her country.

“However, it should have an even greater effect on those in echelons of power who have the responsibility of protecting our nation; including all those who aspire to one day replace the current government,” he said.

“The lack of enthusiasm or urgency in formulating a comprehensive plan to better manage the crime situation is worrisome at best. What we have had in Saint Lucia for the last 60 years is a circus of musical chairs between the United Workers Party and the Saint Lucia Labour Party, and of leaders who seem more interested in irrelevant political chatter than in building a serious national consensus appropriate enough to alleviate the social and economic concerns of the people of Saint Lucia.”

He said as long as the existing crop of leaders and their “respective political tribes continue to behave as if others of differing political persuasions are less than they are, or are incapable of possessing intelligent and practical ideas worthy of offering solutions to the nation’s woes, Saint Lucia will continuously remain at a great disadvantage”.

“Therefore, in light of the deafening silence from the leader of the opposition and his party, we believe that it would be in the interest of the people of Saint Lucia for King to state whether he agrees with the proposals offered, and if not, to apprise the nation on his party’s ideas on how to address the specific problem that has been identified,” he said.

“To date, while the prime minister of Saint Lucia has not formally responded to a separate letter that was sent to his attention, the LPM has received an acknowledgment of receipt from his cabinet secretary,” Prudent said.

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  1. What is wrong with this bunch of chancers? I don't think it's prudent to be dispatching such flummery and balderdash towards the Right Hon prime minister at this stage. Why can't the LPM accept that there is a legitimate government running the country? Instead of engaging in jabberwocky and hokum why not strive to engage the St Lucia public in meaningful discourse which can yield results.

    The elections are over and all this poppycock isn't getting the little known LPM anywhere.They are rather short on PR and instead high on claptrap and tarradiddle. This lot has nothing to offer the populace. Nothing whatsoever. Most of the opportunists who are members of this inane and imprudent party are all in it for themselves. They don't give a toss about the concerns of the people of this splendid isle.They should stick to their day jobs and allow the real politicians to carry on with the task of managing St Lucia.

    I find whenever the St Lucia labour party is in power, there are so many baleful figures waiting to have a go at them. They cannot stomach the sight of a labour government.They spew out harmful and malignant comments about the prime minister. When the Flambeaus are in very little is said and echoed. Why?

    I am pretty sure if the opposition was in power the LPM leader would have kept his gob shut. They are peas from the same pod.They were lambasted and mullered at the polls and will suffer the same fate come the next elections. St Lucia isn't ready for a third party- Not even Britain and America is.

    I will end with this quote from Abraham Lincoln :'I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
    Stop having a go at the government and allow them the opportunity to move the country forward. Give them a break LPM... Let them deliver for the good of the country.
    Malcolm L'Overture
    Paris France

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  2. Mr. Prudent has not received a response from the Prime Minister, who is the one who can bring the bill to Parliament. But he is on the Leader of the Opposition's back about "acknowledging" receipt of the letter.

    You were on radio saying about how your party got 200 votes so the other parties must listen to you. Well boo-hoo! King himself got ten times the # of votes in his constituency than your party got across the whole island and you talking about respect.
    The UWP has their 30,000 votes to worry about over your 200.

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    • I heard him myself and that's not what Mr. Prudent said. He ask the UWP to work with his party to help curb crime. I see nothing wrong with that. As UWP's its time we stop this papishow of valifying other people. It can only work to the benifit of the UWP for them to work with Mr. Prudent and his party.
      Choops.

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  3. Prudent need to get himself a job and stop pretending like he give a dam about st. Lucian's .over the past few years you prudent has been collection funds from people in ny through a group called Lucian power for a start why don't you open the books of this organization to account for the thousands of dollars that's has been contributed by stl.lucians to your Lucian power

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  4. In addition, Even though we have legislation we can always melt gold to take on a whatever form. How would u then prove that it was your gold. What you are proposing is to prevent the free trade of gold which citizens have a right to. Gold is held for this same particular reason that it is easily exchanged for cash in whatever economic climate. At this time in particular when Lucians are struggling you want to legislate against their trade. You may even facilitate our grabberlicious hungry Government an additional tax (VAT) on our long preserved investment. Local companies buy gold also. Another solution may be to try fixing our economy so that the youth will find meaningfull employment so they may be discouraged from stealing. In this hard economic times compounded by an uncompromising government you want to tighten the reigns on our necks. I SAY NO.

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  5. I have already said and i think Mr Prudent you should be reading this comment and responding. That The problem in our country is not laws or the lack thereof. Our problem is our JUSTICE SYSTEM and the employees of the state. Look how many laws we have on our books do we enforce them? NO. Instead MR Prudent you should be clamouring for the JUSTICE SYSTEM to be fixed. No more should we be listening to why "the System" has failed little girls who have been brutally raped or killed or allegations of police brutality and police killings. To us it doesn't matter that some person had their gold from a treasue chest, from their grand mother or the they found a chain in some gutter. What should matter is whether we can sucessfully prosecute anyone who has stole a chain or a cell phone or even from tax payers. Money causes peolpe to steal, what should we do, pass laws preventing people from having it? STOP PREVENTING PEOPLE AND START EMPOWERING THEM.I am sure that you are aware that whether is the law that you are proposing or the Anti Gang law it will still be used selectively against the people. No wonder Mr King or Mr Anthony has nothing to say on that. You had better call for the resignation of our Justice MInister it would be better worth your while. Why try to legislate against those who have gold instead of fixing a system which garantees justice for all. I don't think that criminals are interested in gold alone. Please Respond.

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  6. Mr. Prudent is on target. It does not matter where the ideas are coming from. If it is good why not look into it. Only ignorant people would dismiss an good ideas.

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    • On target with what? recycle ideas? get real; so because I am not on your page I am ignorant...you need a course in leadership.

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      • Me Who? who the heck you think you talking too. If the cap fit you can wear it. Some of us St Lucians are too hypocrite. I see nothing wrong in listerning to others if it is for the better.

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  7. How could LPM leader Therold Prudent think he must be taken seriously. Mr.Prudent, you can not serve or contribute to the people and Island you love so dearly, by way of the telephone. You have to be on ground to feel and see on a daily bases the effects of the struggle. You cannot sit in your office at the hospital enjoying all your benefits and every time something happens, you get on the phone on your lunch break to add your two cents. You offering a long distance alternative to local problem. Bring your butt back to the land of your birth and together we will kick these bums out of office. Till such time,you an empty vessel...
    you know the rest.

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