Opposition leader predicts UWP election victory

Opposition leader predicts UWP election victory

The leader of the parliamentary opposition, Doctor Gale Rigobert, has predicted an opposition win at the upcoming general elections.

Rigobert described a political meeting of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) on Wednesday night as the beginning of a series leading up to the victory of the party at the polls.

“No other party in Saint Lucia has the interest of men women and children of this country at heart,” she told party faithful.

Rigobert told the crowd that the next poll will be “telling” and “critical” because the people have suffered for four years.

She said that Saint Lucians  were hoping that the ruling labour party would have corrected the error of its ways, after having previously served for nine years in government.

However Rigobert lamented that the people have come to learn that there is no repentance in the labour party.

The Micoud North MP made reference to Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony’s New Year’s address to the nation this week as being empty.

“It was lacking inspiration and hope and failed to do what the people were hoping to hear at the  start of the year coming from a PM who promised so much on the campaign trail and yet again he came up empty handed,” Rigobert said.

She noted a number of issues that Anthony failed to address, including why people are still “trapped” in the makeshift arrangement at the George Odlum National Stadium which currently serves as a hospital.

“He failed to explain why his cabinet member responsible for health has for two or three previous occasions misled the people and the  residents of the South into believing that it would have been their last January in that hospital,” Rigobert told the crowd.

In addition, the opposition leader said that Anthony had failed to indicate when Saint Lucians would move into the new national hospital.

Rigobert also accused the Prime Minister of failing to outline plans to stimulate the economy to generate hope in the youth that they could become employed and giving hope to parents struggling to feed and send their children to school, by revising the policy that lifted subsidies on sugar, rice and flour.

“He failed to give hope to a nation desperate for hope,” Rigobert asserted.

She urged supporters of the UWP not to hesitate when the next elections are called.

“Go out there and say to SLP it is time for you to get out,” the Micoud North MP said.

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  1. opps
    January 29, 2016 at 8:22 am Reply


  2. Gregory Cadet
    January 29, 2016 at 8:42 am Reply

    Thanks for adding me to your mailing list.
    Great job keep up the good informative work

  3. Ne
    January 29, 2016 at 11:16 am Reply

    I really wish the UWP wins. As a matter of fact I will vote for them to see how they will wave their Magic Wand to eradicate the problems of this country.
    Then we shall see where truth lies and who has the best interest of this country at heart other than wishing on a star and will do anything possible to win just for political power and money in pockets.

    Only a dumb Lucian will believe that the UWP has a pot of jobs (better yet a tree of jobs).

    I pray they win, Lmao!

    1. Boujon Guiyave
      January 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm Reply

      Sometimes I feel just like you. Give UWP a chance just to see how worthless that current bunch is. But I fear they will cause too much damage. St Lucia don’t need that. They will have to come again under a different leadership. Golden Balls is useless.

      1. Ne
        January 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm Reply

        Lmao…It would be so comically ridiculous to see Allen Chastenate win a seat or as Prime Minister of the Nation (and governing whom?) Lmao.

        If it weren’t for his father, he would be catching his “Royals” somewhere. Lmao.

        The guy is basically a young child growing up. 🙂

  4. Tete Shob
    January 29, 2016 at 11:53 am Reply

    Any which way but SLP. What a parasitic organism that party has been on the backs of St. Lucia. The more people bawl out is the more Kenny and Co digging out our eyes. If they thought they would win they would call elections already. It’s because they running scared that they drawing it out til the end. No more early elections like their first term, it’s too late for that now.

  5. oh gosh man!
    January 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Both UWP and SLP have failed but to suggest anything other than SLP right now!! You might as well hang yourself and your kids. Very irresponsible statement. I am laughing already

  6. Carl
    January 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm Reply

    My first vote and i will take my chances with Chas

    1. Anonymous
      January 30, 2016 at 6:40 am Reply

      Based on what his record? His own father doesn’t trust him with his finances(no rumour) and we are going to put him in charge of a country? You will take that chance? Ok then.

  7. Bobol Police
    February 1, 2016 at 9:44 pm Reply

    Well we took a chance on Kenny and the Taliban and look what happened to use. They claimed to have all the answers when they in opposition too. Jobs jobs jobs..and 100 million to inject into the economy. They must have been thinkiing about that amount from Juffali but just for the boyz.

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