Fortuna Belrose cites need for respect

Fortuna Belrose cites need for respect

Fortuna Belrose, the endorsed United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Castries East, has highlighted the need to respect persons in positions in this country.

Belrose made the comments with specific reference to UWP leader, Allen Chastanet.

Chastanet has come under repeated heavy criticism from some disgruntled members of his own party and from the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party.

However Fortuna Belrose who will be challenging the incumbent Philip J. Pierre at the next elections said:

“I am not sure castigating Mr. Chastanet as someone who has done well in the tourism industry here and in the region and one of the pioneers of Jazz will do us any good as a country to move forward.”

“Not everybody will be like us, so we just have to respect what people can bring to the table and work with them from there,” Belrose said.

Just recently former Saint Lucia Foreign Minister and Chairman of the UWP Choiseul/Saltibus group – Rufus Bousquet, had suggested that Chastanet was an autocrat who would only allow persons who are submissive to his will to become UWP candidates at the next elections.

However Fortuna Belrose has said that from all that she has sensed, the UWP leader embraces and listens before taking action.

She disclosed that she has known Chastanet from the early days of playing sports in the Gardens, recalling that the UWP political leader had been a basketball player.

She asserted that as a team player he would have had to respond to the coaches like everyone else.

“I don’t buy that he only surrounds himself with ‘yes’ people,” Belrose declared, adding that she herself is an independent thinker who is willing to work with the team.

“I think with his experience, my support and the team support, we can make the changes the country needs ,” she asserted.

Belrose is  a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports and current President of the St. Lucia Olympic Committee.

She has been a public servant for some thirty-four years.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. David
    March 15, 2016 at 8:09 pm Reply

    Really?
    How about a so called “Journalist” who is now showing an advanced case of some mental disorder who blatantly DISRESPECTS THE ISLAND’S PRIME MINISTER on hos show?

    How about the scores of talk show callers who are allowed to disrespect the Prime Minister on a daily Basis by talk show hosts?

    You’re a Black Female. And your job has always been to side with your white colonial mas.sas.
    And you do it unawares.

  2. Sackawinkie
    March 15, 2016 at 10:18 pm Reply

    What do I know!
    But mark this; There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of JAHOVAH — having a form of godliness but denying its. that is in the scriptures, GOD’s WORD! …. 2 TIMOTHY 3;

    too,

    In MATTHEW 6:33, JAHOVAH says, “Seek first the kingdom of JAHOVAH, and HIS righteousness, and A L L, yes, (all) these things shall be added unto you….. all (good) things. Which include , “THE NEED TO RESPECT PERSONS.”………Period!
    Not just persons in positions in the country; see, too, there is great problem with … “INTEGRITY”

    It is all going to get worse; many, many years ago, I overheard my mommy tell someone, that children will be making children; it turned out to be true.. If people keep taking ALMIGHTY GOD, “out a you business;” …B I G MISTAKE! Den you suffer de consequences: allow JAHOVAH take the mind, and lead, moment by moment

  3. Sackawinkie
    March 15, 2016 at 10:23 pm Reply

    What do I know!

    There should be NO surprise, about people’s behavior!

    But mark this; There will be terrible times in the last days, which we are in. PEOPLE, will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of JAHOVAH — having a form of godliness but denying its. that is in the scriptures, GOD’s WORD! …. 2 TIMOTHY 3;

    too,

    In MATTHEW 6:33, JAHOVAH says, “Seek first the kingdom of JAHOVAH, and HIS righteousness, and A L L, yes, (all) these things shall be added unto you….. all (good) things. Which include , “THE NEED TO RESPECT PERSONS.”………Period!
    Not just persons in positions in the country; see, too, there is great problem with … “INTEGRITY”

    It is all going to get worse; many, many years ago, I overheard my mommy tell someone, that children will be making children; it turned out to be true.. If people keep taking ALMIGHTY GOD, “out a you business;” …B I G MISTAKE! Den you suffer de consequences: allow JAHOVAH take the mind, and lead, moment by moment

  4. JABAL
    April 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm Reply

    Kenny will not be the PM come next elections. It is between Hilaire and Chastanet. Now out of the two, who should we allow to led?

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