Prudent urges Saint Lucians to join LPM

By SNO Staff

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Therold Prudent – LPM Political leader

The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) is calling on Saint Lucians of good standing to step forward and join the party, as it prepares to compete in elections slated for 2016.

Leader of the LPM Therold Prudent said the party will be holding its National Convention in August this year and will use that opportunity, to decide on the candidates to represent LPM at the next elections.

“I would like to make an appeal to those who have an interest in politics and would like to make a meaningful contribution to their community and country, to come forward and join the LPM,” he said.

Prudent said the LPM has been receiving support from several communities island wide. He told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that more and more young people are also coming forward to join the LPM.

The LPM is currently in discussion with at least nine persons who have indicated their willingness to represent various constituencies in the next elections, under an LPM ticket.

However, Prudent said he is looking for more persons to step forward and take up the challenge, so that strong candidates can be selected to run for office. He said persons would not be required to give their “loyalty” to the LPM, but the people.

The political leader also expressed confidence that the LPM will “pick up seats” in the next elections, mainly because the support base of the party is growing rapidly and people are seeing the LPM as a good choice.

“People are tired of the infighting that happens constantly in the United Workers Party (UWP) and they are tired of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government that has said a lot, but has delivered very little,” he added.

Prudent argued that his party promises to tackle real issues affecting the livelihoods of people. He said Saint Lucians want real changes and the LPM is ready and capable of bringing  those changes to “Helen of the West.”

“What Saint Lucian really needs is an opportunity to be able to have sustainable jobs in their country and put bread on the table for their children. They want to see social and educational advancement in the country and much more,” he added.

The LPM leader said Saint Lucians should not be wowed by promises made by the other parties to have roads and bridges repaired and fixed. He said this should not be a privilege, because it is the duty of the government to do that.

Prudent told SNO in a previous interview that 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 former UWP politician said after 60 years of traditional politics, there has been little development and people are realising that change is needed.

The LPM was formed in August of 2010 and just after one year, contested the 2011 elections. The party received 164 votes.

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28 comments

  1. Kent G tells you

    It's funny , how we refuse to see nor understand , for 60 plus years we and our fore fathers before us supported uwp & or slp .. And none of you have not seen what's before your eyes ? They not so different .. And the mess St Lucia is in didn't start today or 15 years ago. It started wag back .. Miss management based on self aggrandizement of men with myopic vision .. Instead if being critical of LPM ask question , demand from mr Prudent what his plans are , what can he or will try to do etc . Find out and hold them to it . Not forgetting "we the people " are the ones voting !

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  2. oh yes I said it

    I will support lpm. We need a change.

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  3. St.Lucian's are some of the dumbest set of ppl on this planet....Why do y'all have so much much faith in UWP and SLP when u can clearly see both does the same....Give someone else a chance and then bash dem if they don't produce....With these two parties St.lucia gone to the dogs worst days ahead thank god I got a chance to leave while i had the chance

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    • To be with George W. Bush, talk of a dumb person leading such a bright person like yourself. you clown, stay in your rat invested basement and keep talking crap..

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  4. Smh at the very ignorant comments by those who are obvious STRONG SLP supporters. When will these uneducated people realize that St.Lucia needs a change in government. I APPLAUD the new party and its leader. Forget the two dominant parties, all they do is drag the country further down in the gutter.

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  5. That's a step in the right direction Mr. Prudent. In fact this should have been your first step. This new party needs to embark on a massive recruitment drive that would attract good, honest and capable St.Lucians both in St. Lucia and abroad. Men and women that will be committed to the primary challenge of renewing hope, restoring integrity and rebuilding St. Lucia.

    Presently there is a large number of individuals in the diaspora including myself, willing to support the LPM.

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  6. Let me know you your mission/vision to better the country? As a political leader or as a leader let the people know your path forward and the ability to turn the country status!!!!

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  7. Honestly he reminds me of the guy who wants to legalize marijuana in St. Lucia. What's his name again? This man sounds like he is always high on something. Joker come again!!

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    • SORRY TO dissappoint YOU. BUT RIGHT NOW Prudent is the only one who makes real sense in the couNtry.Now if you dont believe me come down here and ask around.

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      • Sorry to disappoint you Frey! Don't worry i stay current with the politics in St. Lucia. The man has no vision. Trust me on that!

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        • He has no vision and yet so many people suddenly likes him? Spare me that crap. I will take a blind Prudent anyday over the crap Kenny presenting to my country as vision.
          Kenny has ao much vision yet ao many people unemployed, Vat around our neck like an anchor,crime out of control and only a few can barely eat in the country? Save your sick vision for those who claim to not feel thr pain of hard labour.

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          • If a man knows how he gonna pay his bills and put food on his table daily, Can financially support his family and his home do u think he gives a crap ass about a country. Wake up and see how SLP and UWP have negatively changed the the mindset of hard working Lucians. I'll be one fighting for true democracy in my Helen of the West. Sign me up.

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  8. it look like u alone prudent want to form a party, or u alone will be in all 21 constituencies, and u only coming an talk bla bla bla, and u are not ready yet, action speaks louder than words, show us your candidates, and are your candidates fit enough politicaly to run this country with u, this is politics all leaders will bad talk each other, when u not in power u will see everything, all faults, or what to be done or not, but as soon as u get into power u will foget every thing u was critisizing the other parties about, this is polititions on the holl

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    • BRAVO Ecilop....tell him show all his candidates and then come and talk.

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      • COOL - Please put yourself forward as a candidate, you'd be given the mic and crap would just come out. Do you not have a contribution to make?

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    • Choops.why do we have so many stupid people in this country. How does a party leader appealing for peopleto come forward to join his party means that he is alone. So you mean there have never been a call from other poltical parties for new people to join their party. Its because we have the same worthless people we select that have the country where it is todat. GROW UP FOR ONCE.

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      • U MUST GROW UP TOO, u cannot see that he makes no scence, no body wants to join him, stupid

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        • Hey jackass
          its time to stop talking foolishness about the lpm leader.personally i trust his vision more than i trust kennys gimmicks.sort parka hont still trying to make us beleive that kenny is still relevant? Ishay man.

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  9. I am in LPM. I was just waiting to see if your party was serious first. I must say i am impressed with how you all have handled the many issues in the last few wweeks. Also listerning to LPM leader last night on the patois show on RCI made a world of difference to me. Well sone.

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  10. Vote for change, vote LPM!

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  11. Glue, tape, staples, nails,chewing gum, what does LPM need me to use to help join that broken organization?

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  12. E..D..Quick!...Quack

    He said persons would not be required to give their “loyalty” to the LPM, but the people. Prudent told SNO in a previous interview that he is confident that his party can steal the Gros Islet seat in the 2016 General Elections. What a joke! Why should the electorate even look at you? Bunch of wanna-bees......

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    • Which politician in lucia is not a wannabe? Up to now Gayle, Lionel, Alva, Musa, Alvina, LaCorbinierre, Ezechikel, and a few others are trying to determine what being a minister of government or a politician is all about. LPM is just a weaker bunch of wannabees. Musical chairs, and the same people playing each time, that's our political system.

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  13. *Slight Correction*

    Show us your slate of Candidates and I’m there.
    I am fed-up with SLP & UWP.

    Both parties are a poison and a serious hindrance to the development of this nation.

    We need a party that can unify this Nation without the selfishness we see today, where politicians rather things remain the same for votes.

    We need politicians who do not care about staying in power for the next 25 years, but rather to do the people’s work.
    This is what intelligence is all about.
    It’s not about destroying whatever good idea the previous party had, to suit your own agenda.
    It is counter-productive and a cancer in the St. Lucian society.

    Castries is DUMP, and should destroyed and rebuild.
    This isn’t any so called city for anyone to feel proud about.

    I am embarrass and ashamed by this Polluted and unpleasant Commercial district, we call Castries.

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  14. Show us your slate of Candidates and I'm there.
    I am fed-up with SLP & UWP.

    Both parties are a poison and a serious hindrance to the development of this nation.

    We need a part who can unify this part wthout the selfishness we see today, where politicians rather things remain the same for votes.

    We need politicians who do not care about staying in power for the next 25 years, but rather to do the people's work.
    This is what intelligence is all about.
    It's not about destroying whatever good idea the previous party had, to suit your own agenda.
    It is counter-productive and a cancer in the St. Lucian society.

    Castries is DUMP, and should destroyed and rebuild.
    This isn't any so called city for anyone to feel proud about.

    I am embarrass and ashamed by this Polluted and unpleasant Commercial district, we call Castries.

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    • Is LPM unifying?

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      • At least, IN ALL HONESTY, you are too dumb a Saint Lucian to know the difference. That is why you ask such a dummy's question.

        Be very prepared to give evidence, yes evidence, to the contrary. Then, and only then, will I lend you some sort of credibility. Up to now, you sound more like a party hack than like someone who is really intelligent. As such, you sound very very comfortable with having others think for you. They should tie you down like a dummy in an experimental car for the first trial run.

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