Former Saint Lucia government Minister and former MP for Castries Central, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, responding to suggestions that she is merely an opportunist, has said that “we are all opportunists.”
Flood-Beaubrun was a guest last night on the MBC Television programme, Current Affairs, with Host – Clinton Reynolds.
The former Minister was once a member of the current ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party, SLP, fell out with the party, became a member of the minority opposition Organization for National Empowerment, ONE, then switched to the United Workers Party, UWP.
The Attorney at Law by profession declared that she was looking for opportunities to do the best for her country.
“We are all opportunists. We all need to look for opportunities to do the right thing. The question is why are we looking for opportunities. I think in my case it can be said that I am looking to serve my country, not for personal gain; so we are all opportunists,” Flood-Beaubrun told Host – Clinton Reynolds.
She recalled that she joined the UWP at a time when Sir John Compton had returned to lead the party.
“Don’t forget that Sir John Compton came back at that time and a lot of people who were looking away from the UWP began to look towards the party, and that includes me, although I did not agree to run a seat then I agreed to help the party, because do not forget that the UWP had lost and would not have won the general election had John Compton not come back in,” the former MP asserted.
Although she recently challenged current UWP leader, Allen Chastanet, for the leadership of the party and lost, Flood-Beaubrun said she had no regrets.
According to her, the delegates have spoken and she has pledged her commitment to Chastanet and the party.