Richard Frederick’s future with UWP still to be decided

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Richard Frederick’s future with UWP still to be decided
Richard Frederick
Richard Frederick

The United Workers Party (UWP) is still discussing whether its Castries Central Member of Parliament (MP) Richard Fredrick should be expelled or not, or what disciplinary action should be taken against his alleged errant behaviour.

Chairman of the party, Ezekiel Joseph, told St Lucia News Online (SNO) today: “It is still an ongoing matter, when we conclude it, the decision will be made public.”

The party’s disciplinary committee had recommended that Fredrick be dismissed from the UWP after he failed to show up at a meeting scheduled for Saturday, July 12.

The committee’s chairman Linwall James had refused to confirm or deny the reports, but said the report would be taken before the party’s national council meeting, where a decision is expected to be made regarding Frederick’s membership. That meeting was held last Sunday (July 27), but it is unclear whether the issue was brought up for discussion. Fredrick was not present for that meeting.

Reports indicate that both Frederick and former party leader Stephenson King have not been attending regular meetings of the party since the appointment of Allan Chastanet as leader.

It is also reported that James and UWP members Nicholas Frederick, Ali Landers, Eroline Lamontagne and Eldridge Stephens all voted to expel Frederick from the UWP during the last meeting.

Fredrick was accused of calling the party’s General Secretary Oswald Augustin a political failure and failed to attend three consecutive meetings of the party’s National Council.

However, according to the UWP constitution, none of these offenses, if they are offenses, can cause anyone to be expelled from the party.

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  1. Two seats they cannot win without Frederick and Stephenson. They make the party relevant. They are the only reason we are still talking about the uwp. A blind man can see that.

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  2. Following the last election, an excuse for UWP's failure was that the party refused to let go of Hon. Richard Frederick. Now it is a completely new song.

    If Richard is really about the party and not self/ego then why can't he simply make the effort to attend the meetings and make ALL of his contributions at the party's meeting? He very well knows that what is going on is not helping the party and he honestly does not care. If it is about the party and if Richard is disgruntled about something, its time he attends a meeting.

    The leaders of the party did nothing wrong when they sought after a new leader. It is only a matter of time before the confirm whether their choice was the best or not. We should be looking to support and encourage each other rather than sending insults at each other. Its time adults behave like adults and manage their conflict more appropriately.

    We are blaming those who WANT to correct what Hon. Frederick is doing, simply because we are afraid to speak for ourselves. The party needs honesty and boldness if it has to move forward.

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  3. 2 guarantee seats are RICHARD & KING
    U W P FULL OF bs put the party together instead of running after King and Richard.

    MR KING & RICHARD PLEASE SHOW THEM U R BIGGER THAT THEM AS LONG AS U R INVITED GO TO THEIE MEETING. WE R STILL VOTING KING RICHARD

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  4. what the hell is going on? Expelling the man for nonsense.U.W.P must look deep inside and solve the real problem.That committee composition, Frederick will never stand a chance at all.For sure he is not a total submission guy,so if Chastenet is looking for that he suck salt.Lol

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    • There should NEVER be any case of total submission in any party. The party fundamentally operates on the principals of democracy. Allan Chastanet is proving to be a very snobbish and arrogant individual. After all he has not been elected by the people/ of St-Lucia to lead as a mater of fact he has been rejected previously. He is beingg very opportunistic and a bit snobish. A CAPITALIST at heart who has not experienced the challenges faced by the average St-lucian as prime minister NOT happening.

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  5. Allan Chastanet is not a politician at heart he is a Capitalist/Opertunist. Richard Frederick on the other hand lol this guy has survived all that mud slinged at him thus far from an entire party and he is still standing has not weighed him down one bit.He was brought up in the mud Allan on the other hand is not being politically savy at all making bad moves day in and out. He might have control of the party but his chances of being prime minister are slim. Lucians will just eat and drink him out thats a fact.

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  6. IF THIS IS INDEED THE CASE, WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO EXPEL FREDERICK based on a none expelable offence? Seem like the UWP leaders would well be facing a lawsuit.

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  7. Reports indicate that both Frederick and former party leader Stephenson King have not been attending regular meetings of the party since the appointment of Allan Chastanet as leader. It is also reported that James and UWP members Nicholas Frederick, Ali Landers, Eroline Lamontagne and Eldridge Stephens all voted to expel Frederick from the UWP during the last meeting. Fredrick was accused of calling the party’s General Secretary Oswald Augustin a political failure and failed to attend three consecutive meetings of the party’s National Council. However, according to the UWP constitution, none of these offenses, if they are offenses, can cause anyone to be expelled from the party".

    IF THIS IS INDEED THE CASE, WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO EXPEL FREDERICK based on a none expalable offence? Seem like the UWP leaders would well be facing a lawsuit.

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  8. Meaning dey want to expel him from the party. However since word of the explusion is out, given the fact it would make them significantly weaker against the present government they will wait to see if francis does come over to the uwp and have him contest the seat then say bye bye fredo.....

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