UWP says it will not be bullied into silence

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UWP says it will not be bullied into silence
Dr. Anthony (left) and Chastanet.
Dr. Anthony (left) and Chastanet.
Dr. Anthony (left) and Chastanet.

PRESS RELEASE – The United Workers Party (UWP), nor its leader Allen Chastanet, will be bullied into silence by a Prime Minister who has clearly lost all objectivity in the matter of Saint Lucia’s international reputation and the impact the decisions of his government is having on our diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Whether the Prime Minister likes it or not it is the constitutional duty of the Opposition to point out any shortcoming or misgivings it may have with Government policy or programmes.

This is the safety mechanism of the Westminster system of democracy which we practice in Saint Lucia.

The United Workers’ Party lent its critical support to the Citizen by Investment Programme (CIP) in Parliament, but we are still not happy that best practice in governance, transparency, and accountability have been applied within the legal framework of the CIP.

Saint Lucia already has issues in relation to the rule of law arising out of the IMPACS Report, the Lambirds Academy affair; the Juffali affair and now by extension the CIP. We have been warned by the EU to uphold the rule of law and the UK is requesting the withdrawal of Mr. Juffali’s diplomatic status. What will be the next step if the Kenny Anthony government continues to dismiss the legitimate concerns of our allies?

The Prime Minister can rant about Allen Chastanet all he wants, but these are matters that will not easily disappear and will have to be faced and fixed if Saint Lucia is to continue to enjoy the benefits of friendly diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom and the European Union.

This is our only concern. That the interest and welfare of Saint Lucia and Saint Lucians are protected at all times.

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  1. BOUJON GUIYAVE WHAT HAPPEN YOU WANT SOME OF THE MAN BALLS. WHY YOU CALLING THE MAN GOLDEN BALLS. KENNY IS ALWAYS BEATING AROUND THE BUSH AND LOOKING FOR A DIVERSION. THE POINT IS INSTEAD OF ADDRESSING THE ISSUES THAT CHASTANET RAISES HE MAKES PERSONAL ATTACKS HOPING THAT LUCIANS WILL BE DISTRACTED. SOME LUCIANS MAY BE DISTRACTED BUT THE US, EU, AND THE BRITISH ARE VERY PERSISTENT. CLEARLY HIS GAMES ARE CATCHING UP WITH HIM.

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    • His days are numbered, They will tolerate him. They will not do genuine business with him. If he were not PM one would have to wonder, whether or not they would even let him travel to their countries.

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  2. So the US and EU is taking great issue into lucian politics. How close to elections and warnings to Kenny flying left right and center. Allen, be careful what you are doing.

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  3. No one is bullying you to do nothing Golden Balls. If anything the only bullying occurs within and comes from from your own party. The day you and your party stop opposing for opposing sake and start making a meaningful contribution to the political life of the country you must realise a marked increase in your party's fortune.

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  4. The only party with the credibility to speak on CIP is the LPM. From they one they have been consistent in their opposition to the manner in which the SLP hopes to implement CIP.
    The UWP should never have trusted Kenny Anthony on this issue by voting in the house to approve this thing because by nature Kenny Anthony is the biggest fake we have ever had as a leader in this country.

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  5. The difference is the SLP opposes with sound arguments not just for opposing sake. The CIP argument by the opposition has no foundation. I have always felt that the opposition does no research on any topic, that they latch on to. I guess it their way of doing business.

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  6. SLP government and their hacks believe they are the only ones entitled to oppose. I will never forget how Kenny and his supporters were not giving the UWP a break.
    I can best describe the SLP behavior when they were in opposition as mongrels backing at your heels.
    I don't support opposing for opposing sake, but for SLP supporters to take the UWP to task for opposing is a crying shame.
    As a matter of fact if you have to listen to SLP supports you would honestly think that they alone entitled to St.Lucia.
    Some SLP hacks even chopping down their own if they oppose. Objectivity has gone out of the window for some of them. They have a good bit of blind followers.
    This kind of mentality will be the downfall of any nation. I shudder to think these people have voting power.
    Anyway let Chastanet speak. If is nonsense coming out of his mouth, we not supporting that, some of us are objective thinkers.
    BTW, has Kenny given a response to the UK government? The 8th deadline has already passed.

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      • stop chatting shit fool! your government treat you'll like idiots and keep the truth from you, you think they are acting in your interest? they prefer people who follow them blindly because that way they can feed you anything and you would open your mouth wide and swallow!

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    • All these SLP yard-fowls know is to be echo-chambers for our Fidel Castro Cuban puppet. After they get their puppy political crumbs the persuade other to to join the ranks of the idle roadside grass trimmers.

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