Senate President needs to explain infra-red thermometer donation – UWP

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Senate President needs to explain infra-red thermometer donation – UWP
Claudius Francis.
Claudius Francis.

PRESS RELEASE – The United Workers Party (UWP) seeks urgent clarification on comments made by the President of the Senate, Mr. Claudius Francis, regarding the donation of two infra-red thermometers presented to the Government during the special sitting of the House last week Thursday.

At which sitting, the President suggested that the donation was a personal gesture from him to the Government and the People of Saint Lucia.

As contrary media reports have identified Mr. Dennis Ishmael as the true donor, we need urgent clarification on this issue.

Mr. Ishmael, an Atlanta-based Saint Lucian has made a considerable number of donations to the less fortunate on Saint Lucia.

If the media reports are correct, then Mr. Ishmael deserves gratitude of and recognition from the people of Saint Lucia.

While this issue lingers, it calls into question the integrity of Mr. Francis and creates doubt in the minds of Saint Lucians.

We are therefore requesting that the President clear the air on this matter immediately.

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  1. Talk, talk talk. Morons, cowards most of you, name calling and making accusations. Be brave use your real names, hiding behind pseudonyms. What should be explained is what happened to all those millions that didn't go into the consolidated fund.

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  2. The fact is it was a misrepresentation. Claudius Francis LIED. End of story. And to think of all the name calling, he has no shame. Its people like Claudius and Jadia that will make SLP lose elections

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  3. why should we care if claudius was the one who took credit for the infra-red thermometer,gosh we really need to quit trippin, to hell with Cluadi ASS...because he"s president thinks he can bully and do what ever he wants..News flash ClaudiAss u wont be the president for too long. THIS TOO WILL PASS...When ppl have position alone they can talk shit

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  4. Wow for someone who makes the law to be a liar is a grave situation for our homeland - common fix this mess because it is worse than Ebola.

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  5. Claudius could have simple confirmed that the information provided by Timothy is right. That Mr. Dennis Ishmael was the one who contributed the two infra-red thermometers but he presented it on his behalf but it did not come from him directly. Mr. Ishmael has donated a number of things to the less fortunate in St. Lucia and I believe especially with this EBOLA situation, We St. Lucians would be very grateful to express our praises and thanks to Mr. Ishmael and not Mr. Francis. He should not use his program to lambase others. He should use Parliament to explain the situation to the public just as he made the presentation during Parliament Session. He could have done it presented it on his program but he chose not to instead he wanted live publicity all over the world. Now is Mr. Francis trying to full St. Lucians or believe we are dummmm and swallow anything we hear and shut up. We are not interested in his comments to slam Timothy or make Timothy look bad. Mr. Francis shows his red colour openly wherever he is, following the Red and take people to court for simple things that can be avoided, and we keep quiet. Enough is Enough Mr. Francis.

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  6. Why does anyone bother with Cladius Francis. This man is an ignorant poltical fool who habours negative vibes.
    when he speaks on his show he is talking to the converted in the SLP camp. However, he certainly is not talking to me. He has no special skills to convince person like me and thousands of others who don't share in his view of politics in the country.

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  7. somebody call you from america to tell you that they are going to donate something to st lucia...all you (claudiASS) had to do was present it in the name of the person WHO ACTUALLY DONATED IT.....instead you claud with your self worship you taking credit for something you did not initiate.....

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  8. For those of you thinking Claudius had the right to do all those name calling on air yesterday just to illustrate one point then all of you are worst than Claudius. This was so tasteless and gutter imagination.

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  9. "A B", that is a fair question for any journalist to ask. Tim will never have an influence as to why and when Visa restrictions could be placed on St. Lucians. It is a matter for foreign policy (thats what peole like Vaughn lewis & Ernest talk on your behalf). Was Tim the cause of the imposition of Visas by Canada? Would Tim have an influence on the UK Foreign Office? For that matter could a member of the British Consulate decide this on his own? You are probably devaluing your own education with this chep one.

    Everywhere in the world journalist are threatened for doing their jobs in asking questions, some of them pay with their lives. There is nothing such as a dumb question but there is always what is called a dumb answer or a dumb reaction. You of all people should know. So stop decieving and dividing your fellow men and use your education in helping them realize what politics and useless politicians can do to them.

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  10. As someone who has continued to discredit others by calling them liars (Remember what he said about Chastanet concerning Tuxedo Villas case, King etc). He has to be judged by his own yard stick. It does not matter what UWP says, it is what the citizen sees that matters, forget the messenger. This things have a way of bringing down important people when they interfere with the innocent people. The trap is that they use a cannon to swath at a fly. Too much ammunition, too much of a big hole.

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  11. I am re echoing my statements as i always see these things way in advance of the ordinary St. Lucian. To have the highest legislator in the land to have a talk show to promote political party or affiliates represents a CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

    The senator cannot use talk shows to chastise others as he represents the most powerful arm of the legislature. Therefore his influence and power is greater than that of the ordinary citizen. He cannot separate himself from that office either, as it is witnessed on that show people still address him as "Mr. President." Thus he cannot be seen otherwise even he took all his clothes off and went through Castries with just sunglasses.

    It is also a dammn shame that those in authority seem to endorse this practice. I won't blast the uneducated for supporting it since sheep can't be blamed. They always follow their masters even though heading down a cliff.

    What do you say "A B?" You tend to be an unbaised individual untill you 5% salary is touched.

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  12. why you eh come and tell people how richard frederick had to help you pay your mortgage....in your ass

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  13. After listening to Claudius show today, yes a show. I wash my hands of him. To have so much hatred for people, what else can he do or commit. Every week is a bashing. It was Clinton, now Timothy, whose next. This is how low the Senate president chair has become. Never seen such before. So degrading talking about who is abusing who. Who is building what house. Who he is taking to court. How he called Tim boss, come on. I give small mind people.

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    • If there is bitterness between me and a neighbour, the most logical thing for me to do, is to avoid that person altogether.

      Tim actively looks for his troubles. When he knows that Claudius is able to use words in a way to convey his disdain to him in every form or fashion.
      Why couldn't Timothy, just avoid this altogether?

      I just knew that everyone would want to bash Claudius, simply because he is defending an allegation thrown in the Public domain by Timothy?

      Can you remember when Timothy went to a member of the British Consulate, asking the individual the most foolish, unpatriotic and travel suicidal question ever to wit:
      "Do you believe the British Government will impose Visa restrictions on St.Lucian Nationals travelling to the UK?"

      The above was Tim's work. He was actually "planting" this in the minds of the British to consider. I was shocked and couldn't believe what i was hearing.
      This was Tim's "finest" work as a "Journalist."
      How foolish and reckless can any Saint Lucian be?

      There are other instances where he asks some wild and baseless questions.

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      • Tim had ask the Representative of the British consulate the question, because of the death of British National on island.

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    • its not about the thermometer its about a lying bastard who wants to take credit for something he did not do on his own

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  14. What most of you fail to realise is that Dennis was the one who send the email to New spin saying he was the one who donated the thermometers. For Claudius to have Dennis calling the program this morning to say he should have said he sourced and not bought the thermometers makes both of them look like they hiding the truth.

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  15. Isn't there bigger issues here in this country. I'm tired of those guys rambling and noone is coming up with solutions to real problems

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    • Some selected to sign laws in our country, appears to be the biggest liar in St Lucia and you are saying there are bigger issues. It was the labour who called Newsspin and gave Claudius all the praises for making the donation.For me that sounded so silly.

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    • And you drunk it. Didn't you hear Claudius in the House of Parliament on that day? He never mentioned the real donor's name. His supporters called Newsspin that same day applauding Claudius made the donation and said that other Minister should follow. One stated that the money came from Claudius' pocket when a caller questioned the truth about the donation. Only this morning he explaining? What was said this morning that could not have been said in the House?

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