SLP accused of encouraging minors to drink

SLP accused of encouraging minors to drink

Castries South East MP, Guy Joseph, has accused the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), of encouraging minors to drink alcohol.

“They are spending excessive sums of money in the constituency on alcohol and other things to try and win people over,” Joseph said in an interview with the Times.

He claimed that in some of the cases, alcohol was being bought for minors.

Joseph explained that SLP candidates are sponsoring open bills at bars which remain open, so that anybody can enter and take a drink.

He told the Times that this was happening throughout his constituency in Castries South East.

Joseph asserted that there was one particular candidate, whom he did not name, that enters bars and spends hundreds of dollars on drinks.

He wondered where the money was coming from.

“Is this labour party money? Is this an individual’s money?” The former Minister asked.

The MP said:

“I don’t know if they think that when people are sober they will not support the ruling party so they are trying to get people as drunk as possible.”

Joseph told the Times he was not saying that people cannot be given a drink.

However he asserted that the SLP was trying to win an election by buying alcohol for people.

“Some of these same people for whom they are buying alcohol in the shops for, their children are going to bed without three square meals a day,” Joseph declared.

He also asserted that some of the people cannot afford to send their children to school every day.

According to Joseph, the resources could be better utilized to address some of the social problems in the constituency.

Among the problems he highlighted were families that cannot pay their bills, feed their children or send them to school and a high level of unemployment.

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  1. Rohan
    March 10, 2016 at 9:16 am Reply

    Guy is a Mad man to make such statements

  2. Anonymous
    March 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm Reply

    Guy aint no mad. He is correct. We have to be very careful how we do things and that goes for them UWP,s also.

  3. David
    March 10, 2016 at 8:02 pm Reply


    Poor little Guy with his Primary School Education, trying to Talk. Lol.

    What a Clown!!!

  4. Anonymous
    March 10, 2016 at 8:26 pm Reply

    Primary education is not bad It’s the way the person conducts his ok her self.

  5. Anonymous
    March 10, 2016 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Guy is drowning so he is catching straws now..

  6. pissed
    March 12, 2016 at 5:56 pm Reply

    I tired of this crap!!! Guy says this then the other side says dat!! Kettle calling the pot black…. its high time lucians boy cut elections….everybody voting but refuse to see its the same damn thing every election term… they point fingers…buy rum for the idiot st lucians dat like it….both sides uwp and labour party do the same thing…non different…I dont know what yall epect from these politicians all of them promise stuff when election gone they forget the promises…full their pockets buy their houses…some even sit down and laugh at the ridiculous lucians that correl for their sakes…smh I dont even watch news no more cause all u hear and see is them crafty politicians playing the blame game….For 7 years my God has taken care of me and he will continue to do the same…employed only by Gods terms left up to the government both sides might I add i would still be unemployed…none of them not getting me nor my families votes

  7. Boujon Guiyave
    March 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm Reply

    I want this poodle to answer this simple question: how could buying drinks for minors influence the results of an election? I understand buying drinks for adults lay-abouts and lumpents to vote for you but minors……………common man! At least give your opponents some credits for having a little more than caca calbas between their ears. For if not where does that leave you…………….caca calbas avortay (yes you guess right an immature calbas that have already fallen from the tree).

    Poor fire brand Guy…..! That role you are trying to carve out for yourself is simple beyond you. You are not cut for it. If you want keep clutching onto the coat tails of Golden Balls and let him lead you hoping and praying you both don’t fall into the ditch that await you two.

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