‘Pep’ leaving elective politics

‘Pep’ leaving elective politics

‘Pep’ is bowing out of politics.

Doctor Desmond Long, better known by his calypso stage name ‘ The Mighty Pep’, will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming general elections, well placed sources have told the Times.

According to information, ‘Pep’ has already made his intention known to the top brass the ruling Saint Lucia Party (SLP).

Doctor Long, a medical doctor by profession, is the current representative for Anse La Raye Canaries.

SLP insiders have told the Times that despite several attempts by his constituency group to have him clear the air on the future of his candidacy, the MP has refrained from doing so.

One insider disclosed that the group had invited Long to at least three meetings, two in December last year and one this month,  to make his intentions clear.

However the official declared that the MP attended none.

Five hopefuls are in line to succeed ‘Pep’ as the ruling party candidate for Anse La Raye Canaries.

The selection process is due to get underway soon, according to reports.

The incumbent MP joins  another sitting labour MP, Doctor Robert Lewis, in bowing out of elective politics.

Lewis, who served two terms  as the representative for Castries South, is currently Saint Lucia Minister of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour.




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  1. kaioty
    January 30, 2016 at 7:38 pm Reply

    Comment: the man pep …. boy i agree with you all the way. it doesn’t make sense winning a seat ? and you can’t sit down …disrespectful.

  2. spoiler alert
    January 30, 2016 at 7:46 pm Reply

    I am guessing Lorne is next

  3. Observer
    January 30, 2016 at 10:01 pm Reply

    This will show Pep and people like him that in the SLP you advance only as far as one man and the carbal wants you to. If you consider your self worth you leave. If big Mario was a victim who else. Short Pants saw it. Lewis saw it and Loerne will soon. So Pep you in a group and not alone. Pip have no backbone

  4. opps!!!
    January 30, 2016 at 10:37 pm Reply

    I think he was forced to leave. Peppy looks like calypso for you back again. You were used you are the moose boy for labour. Man i would turn the next page on them guys. They afraid of fedee. Labour desperate. How much money they pay you to leave

  5. Doormat
    January 30, 2016 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Sorry to say but you were used only to win Anse La Raye/Canaries to get Kenny back in de PM seat. Sad to see that ‘Alvina in wonderland’ got de Health ministry over you and is some pappyshow post they appease you with. Utter disrespect, good luck Dr. Long.

  6. francisca francis
    January 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm Reply

    I don’t blame pep he wasn’t treated the way ge supposed to b treated, they take him for granted.
    For heaven’s sake the nan is a doctor he can tell anyone what needle to use for sickle patient.
    Can the minister of Health do the same?.

  7. Bobol Police
    January 31, 2016 at 2:36 am Reply

    I never liked what they did to you Pep, that was a travesty. I don’t know why you got into bed with those people anyway. You were worth much more than the foolishness they did with you. You made it to the history books as a shining example of how not to get played.We all knew you were out long time ago.

  8. Anonymous
    January 31, 2016 at 7:53 am Reply

    y u did not continue to get your pension. It seems they push u out. Now u know that Kenny is dictator worse than Forbes Burman.

  9. Anonymous
    January 31, 2016 at 8:39 am Reply

    A medical doctor. Why not the minister of health,i mean everybody is crying concerning the health institutions throughout the island so it’s obvious the present minister of health is not doing a good job. Why not having a cabinet reshuffle. For five years u not change not even one of your cabinet member. Hello Mr. Man st Lucia is not yours,say thanks u of all person were given that previlege to lead the country but because of your egoes and selfishness u make a mess of it. So bro make way for a new leader in the person of Allan. One is taken away because he did not do the will of the people and another one replace him.

  10. cocoa sec
    January 31, 2016 at 10:12 am Reply

    Pep never had it politically. Him winning that seat in 2011 showed how much anse LA Raye canaries ppl wanted to get rid of mondezod. Besides I have an issue with ppl like pep who get into politics with nothing to offer the populace. What a waste of time.

    1. Doormat
      January 31, 2016 at 3:07 pm Reply

      Cocoa sec U really SEC! Are you seriously saying that Dr. Long could not do better as Minister of Health than ‘Alvina in wonderland’. She seems to be overwhelmed & has no clue.

  11. Street Vibz
    January 31, 2016 at 10:13 am Reply

    It was time to make your grand exit Pep . You gave us poor representation for the past four years in office . I feel you were dis respected as an MP by your fellow colleagues . However you did a good decision to bow out of politics . Wishing you all the best in your feature endeavors as you stay in your medical practice and calypso .

  12. cocoa sec
    January 31, 2016 at 10:14 am Reply

    Anonymous u trying to had bro / sis. That’s the same comments u made on slu news online. Come on man .

  13. cocoa sec
    January 31, 2016 at 10:15 am Reply


  14. Anonymous
    January 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm Reply

    Cocoa Sec am trying to open your mind so u can see the truth. Kenny have brainwash u and some who think like u too much. Open your mind and think don’t absorb everything these guys say. U don’t see Kenny is a bluffer. Where is the 100 millions that would have been poured in the local economy. Where are the jobs,jobs and more jobs. Where are the better days. These were his promise upon which he was given a mandate,have he done any of what he promise if no he should go. That’s my point.

  15. opps!!!
    January 31, 2016 at 4:54 pm Reply

    To the torifatal and RF and MP AB CS and the rest that said chastnet is an aristocrat and Dictator. See who is now KDA and his SLP hacks. The push out lewis now Pep who next. Where is their so call demorcracy ?

  16. lala
    January 31, 2016 at 8:43 pm Reply

    pep you have been put to pasture like robert lewis /timothy mangal and soon lorne theophilus……enjoy political retirement……in fact you have been retired since you won your seat.

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