Ruling Party accused of spreading hate

Ruling Party accused of spreading hate

Saint Lucia’s ruling party, the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), has been accused by Castries South East MP, Guy Joseph, of spreading hate.

Joseph made the accusation while noting that members of the ruling party are resorting to persistent name calling.

“They criticize my accent, my educational background, where I come from and me being an Indian,” Joseph observed.

He said that SLP officials have now turned to criticizing the endorsed United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Anse La Raye-Canaries, Dominic Fedee.

“They are attacking Fedee in relation to his height and his size,” Joseph told reporters.

He added:

“Are the people of Saint Lucia going to accept this from a sitting government? They are spreading hate in this country. They are attacking people on their race, size and height. I mean how far will this government go and how far will the people of this country allow them to go with their attacks?”

When it was pointed out to Joseph that a member of the UWP had described ruling party MP, Emma Hippolyte as a Granny, he questioned whether that description was demeaning.

He noted that UWP MP, Doctor Gale Rigobert, is referred to as ‘Auntie’ Gale everywhere.

Nevertheless the former Minister of Communications, Works, Transport and Public Utilities admitted that all politicians make statements which on reflection, they would not have uttered.

However, Joseph said that SLP officials give blows and when the opposition retaliates, labour cries foul.

“They called me a poodle,” the Castries South East MP recalled, adding that nobody will define him but he himself.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Boujon Guiyave
    March 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm Reply

    So pathetic Jool Caca! Not many politicians and citizens for that matter come and go without being give a second, third or even a fourth baptism. What is so wrong in calling Gale Auntie? Some times I look at her and see her ensuring all of nieces and nephews, cousins etc. never want. Does the name suit her? In my view, definitely!

    1. Anon1
      March 24, 2016 at 10:07 am Reply

      I think you missed the point Boujon Guiyave.

      Guy it’s called Ageism! Which is consider a form of discrimination, I’ve enclosed the definition, not insulting your intelligence.

      Ageism (also spelled “agism”) is stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic.

  2. Precious
    March 23, 2016 at 8:13 pm Reply

    We the people of st.lucia will not reelect Kenny. …he can call guy Joseph all the names he want….Kenny must go it’s time

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