UWP urges supporters to join planned march

By SNO Staff

Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Allen Chastanet has called on his supporters to join the planned march against government, which is scheduled for January 29.

Chastanet was speaking at the UWP first public meeting for the year, held in Vieux Fort on Sunday. The UWP leader told his supporters that they have nothing to lose and encouraged them to speak out.

He described the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP’s) three-year in office as a honeymoon and said it will be over soon.

Chastanet also accused Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony of taking care of his friends, rather than addressing the many issues citizens are faced with.

The political leader stressed on how costly things have become in Saint Lucia, noting that the price for basic commodities have increased and has caused a great burden on citizens.

He also touched on the unemployment situation, which he said has affected people in more than one way.

In addressing the gathering, UWP Deputy Political Leader, Lenard Montoute, said that 2015 would mark the end to all the suffering Saint Lucians have been experiencing.

Montoute urged the gathering to fight back and let their voices be heard at the UWP march.

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43 comments

  1. A BUNCH OF BULSHITERS...i EH VOTING FOR ANY PARTY...ALL A DEM IS THE SAME...

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  2. Why are we so gullible as a people? Why is our memory so short? Kenny is to be blamed for everything...........

    I WILL GO TO THE MARCH WITH PLACARDS BEARING:
    CHASTANET - PLEASE PAY ST LUCIANS BACK THEIR MONEY YOU MISAPPROPRIATED IN SOUFRIERE, HEPPLE, THE PHONE BILLS .............

    STOP THE HYPOCRISY.....

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  3. Were things better 4 years ago? Yes they were , unemployment has increased, cost of living has skyrocketed , salaries have bearly changed and government has even proposed cutting salaries amidst all the hardship facing the economy. St.Lucian's need to judge each this government for its broken promises e.g jobs jobs jobs , where are they? Where is the 100 million which was suppose to be invested upon the assumption of office, where is the foriegn investment ? Why is it so difficult for young entrepreneurs to open businesses ? Nothing is going right right now but the question is what are we doing about it? Given the choice today i would take King's government back , I'm tired of laba pains .

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  4. Kenny have 2 go

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  5. We will support this march Chas. Kenny must go.

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  6. Allan "Sarah Palin Chastanet for PM.

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  7. Match for what? After all the explanations by government and other perceived neutrals someone still wants to match.
    Why don't Chastanet spend his time on trying to fix his party and look for a seat to run instead of making himself look like a fool. He is the Sarah Palin of St. Lucia politics.
    I only hope when gas prices goes back to $100+ a barrel Lucians pay the market price and don't ask govt to subsidize.

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  8. Chastanet always make me laugh.March for what?Is it for the Third World money he used.?Talk your talk you do not have Kenny's shoes on yet.Man the global economic situation is not easy.

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  9. I will be marching on...

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  10. One day change will come(and must come)and we will all swop our red and yellow shirts for orange shirts as we usher in the Republic of Iyanola (RoI-land) formerly known as Saint Lucia.

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  11. Boy I marching

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  12. vat has replaced consumption you fool Doubting Thomas

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    • That's bullshit, when I bring in materials it still gets excise tax. They are fooling St. Lucians with percentages and names of their tax instruments.

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    • VAT may have replaced something but increased the cost at the same time. You don't need any degree to see that there was an immediate increase in prices across the board for items you buy day to day.

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  13. This has nothing to do with Lucians, pure and simple, it's all about the benjamins. Divide and conquer. Vote for me and I will make your life better, wait a minute, didn't we do that recently and had to undo it in a hurry. I don't want to hear what the other guy can't, show me, a feasible plan, backed by sound financial plans on how you will make it better. Not just all this political noise. I am smarter than that show me some respect.

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  14. Wait n see if he not changing the price of gas before the 29th.

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  15. Is it only Chasnet that make mistake? Kenny was selling the country under us. He think just like Fedel Castro(communist)

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  16. Those who saying the gas price don't bother them, that because the go to the pump with government vouchers. Put politics aside and think of the hardship of the cou try

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  17. Seriously...what an opportunist.

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  18. When Kenny brought the VAT he gave the impression that VAT would replace excise tax, but to me we are being taxed by both.

    Somebody help me understand this? I don't know if it's because I am a neg bois that I can't understand.

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    • March my brother, the answer will be bestowed upon you after the march for i will be marching in protest of this callous nature of this wicked SLP government against my people. Pharoh let my people go pleaseeeee

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  19. political bullshit. am not in that junk. chastanet dont even know how to calculate gas prices. dont waist ur time soldier am not interested

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  20. The simple and most obvious is to consider your life under UWP and under Laba. Life sucks under Laba, but under UWP things were good and sweet. Kenny is a dictator who has bad taste and does not understand the ill effects of debt. Get rid of those red clowns.

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  21. People really dont know what they want.......one minute pissed at the economical, social and financial state and injustices they face, now to voice their concerns.....its sum else.......some of y''all not ready yet......

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  22. The opposition talking about change in government,we were led in this predicament by this former administration.who were careless and blatant disregards for the masses,i am staying with Labour

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    • you drinking too much red juice, in the past 20 years, how many of these years was labour in charge and you have the audacity to say they brought us where we are. jack...!!!

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  23. What injustice???? Was it better under the UWP???? We all are victims of UWP and SLP rule. Give us a freaking break hypocrites

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  24. Mad cow You should enlighten your own self who is responsible to enact the laws of the country so tel me who dictates everything that happens in your country.price of water ,electricity ,food items ,services, how you wipe your ass and when you should wipe it tell us.

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  25. Let's access and see who benefits the most from these political campaigns. Him or you. These people only care about themselves and I mean all of them, right or left.

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  26. Chasnet really want to talk about the current government taking care of the friends... lol at least is their friends... but his government took care of their aunts, uncles, counsins, brothers, sister.. when they were in power...

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  27. Saint Lucians have been complaining about all the injustices that have been happening -most recent the supposedly high cost of gasoline (after the decrease)etc.

    Now is the time to fight for your rights.

    It is not about colour, it is about your democratic right, stop taking shit, fight for your rights!! You do not have to be yellow or red!!

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  28. Ja how is it his fault when govement is the one who dictate the price of goods and services ,.what are the duties of the price control department of the govement .

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    • YOU SEE LUCIANS COMMENTS,THAT IS WHY THEY WILL DIE OF HANGER BECAUSE OF STUPIDITY.KENNY BRING HARD SHIP ON THEM AND BLAMING IT ON ANYBODY THAT OPEN THER MOUTH AND TALK AGAINST HIS FOLLISH POLICIES."BETTER DAYS".

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      • THESE PEOPLE ARE ASSES THE DRINK THE BLOOD KENNY GIVE THEM . IT IS CLEAR THE KENNY ADMIN.IS BRINGING THE COUNTRY DOWN AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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    • Are you suggesting that "all" goods and services are price controlled? Please, enlighten me.

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    • Government is dishonest, why do you have excise tax on top of VAT?To me VAT needed to replace the excise tax, rather you charge both

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      • vat replaced the consumption tax. you always writing shit but never took the time to read, that's why you should have two eyes and one tongue

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  29. LuciansPaysAttention

    "The political leader stressed on how costly things have become in Saint Lucia, noting that the price for basic commodities have increased and has caused a great burden on citizens." That is your damn fault chastanet not the governement

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    • Look fool, it's Kenny's VAT, SMILE and NICE that has created this nightmare of debt and inflation.

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      • KENNY IS NOT FOR THE COUNTRY ,VFORT NEEDS A RETAINING WALL BY SANDY BEACH HE EH SEEING THAT .. THE AIRPORT NEEDS TO BE UP GRADED HE EH SEEING THAT ,LETS NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT THE FACTORIES HE CLOSE... PEOPLE WAKE UP AND LETS BE HONEST .....

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