Plans to welcome Darren Sammy in glory

Plans to welcome Darren Sammy in glory

Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony has signaled his government’s intention to appropriately honour Darren Sammy, who captained the West Indies T20 team that won the ICC twenty 20 World Cup finals.

“The humble Darren Sammy has made us proud and this region proud,” Anthony declared to ruling party supporters tonight during a rally to officially launch the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s Castries South East Candidate – Joachim Henry.

The SLP rally was broadcast live by HTS television.

The Saint Lucia Prime Minister said it has taken Darren Sammy and the region’s women cricketers to bring back some glory and honor to West Indies cricket.

Both the men and women West Indies T20 cricket teams became ICC Twenty20 World Cup Champions after defeating Australia and England by eight wickets and four wickets respectively.

“This country needs to say thanks,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister asserted.

He disclosed that he has asked the Minister of Sports to ask Darren Sammy to allow Saint Lucia to welcome him in glory and to tell him thanks.

Anthony said once Sammy agrees, he wants this country to have the biggest celebration it has ever had.

However the Prime Minister said that Sammy’s wishes had to be respected, despite plans to communicate to him that Saint Lucia wants to receive him as someone who has made history for this country and the region.

He asserted that as Saint Lucia celebrates Darren, the country must also celebrate Johnson Charles who hails from Anse La Raye and who has also made this country proud.

“This celebration must be special for us because while the entire Caribbean will celebrate, for us the celebration must resonate in our hearts and our souls, because we know the trials and tribulations of Darren Sammy,” the Prime Minister told ruling party supporters.

He noted that despite obstacles, Sammy defied the odds and conquered, restoring cricket to its glory.

 

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29 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 3, 2016 at 10:38 pm Reply

    No…we have to welcome Sammy and Charles as well..

    1. Anonymous
      April 3, 2016 at 10:40 pm Reply

      I meant that should be the headline..because they all made a meaningful contribution to the victory.

    2. Anonymous
      April 4, 2016 at 11:12 am Reply

      True…Chupz

  2. Anonymous
    April 3, 2016 at 10:39 pm Reply

    Holiday and a made motor cade

  3. Anonymous
    April 4, 2016 at 5:19 am Reply

    Wat the hell did sammy do? Johnson contributed much more. Cant stand sammy

    1. Anonymous
      April 4, 2016 at 7:09 am Reply

      You people are just like crab in a barrel . Shame on you . Jealousy is a monster .

    2. Anonymous
      April 4, 2016 at 11:00 am Reply

      He is a great captain without a captain there is no direction look up the importance of a leader/captain

    3. Anonymous
      April 4, 2016 at 1:02 pm Reply

      If u can stand him the only thing to do is kill him and let me tell u as long as u live u will see him in your eyes

    4. Anonymous
      April 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm Reply

      If u can stand him the only thing to do is kill him and let me tell u as long as u live u will see him in your eyes u jealous brat

    5. Anonymous
      April 4, 2016 at 1:13 pm Reply

      It’s would be a more realisric statement if the person who said that they can’t stand Sammy would say, I am jealous of Sammy’s achievements instead of saying you don’t like him. You simply don’t understand the responsibility of a captain so you’re excused. To all those who have citizen the guy from Micoud, blah blah blah…Sammy, WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU.

    6. allergic to nonsense
      April 4, 2016 at 9:47 pm Reply

      Some of us St Lucian’s refuse to support our own. If there is one thing I hate is hiprocacy, I have heard people from all over praise Sammy. Whilst some of you try to put him down. Some times I wonder if some of you even believe the crap that comes from your mouths. You just can’t please everyone.

  4. Anonymous
    April 4, 2016 at 6:41 am Reply

    What did Sammy do? He led a team to victory against all odds and was a captain that provided the glue for a whole team to shine including Johnson Charles. The man has has proven that again and again including yesterday. Why else would the team be able to shine? If anybody could do it then why haven’t all the other captains the WI Team have had, havr not been able to resurrect WI cricket and West Indian pride in the game. Smh

    1. Carma
      April 4, 2016 at 7:17 am Reply

      I agree with your statement 1000%.

  5. The Commentator
    April 4, 2016 at 7:37 am Reply

    Sammy is the CEO of the West Indies T20 team and under his leadership we won the T20 Cup. Like any CEO, who manages the resources at his disposable to achieve the desired results, he deserves full credit for this victory since it happened under his watch.

  6. 2 Cents
    April 4, 2016 at 7:47 am Reply

    I wonder which brain people use when they talk… Sammy is a champion by contribution and position… Sammy is a Champion.. Charles is a Champion,, WI Team is a champion.. You hater.. you’re a champion hater..

  7. Anonymous
    April 4, 2016 at 8:53 am Reply

    I agree with you a 100%
    Sammy is a champion!!!
    Leading his team to victory!!
    Champions!! Champions!! Champions!!

  8. Anonymous
    April 4, 2016 at 9:13 am Reply

    Holiday on the day that they are coming home

  9. Anonymous
    April 4, 2016 at 9:37 am Reply

    Smh we won magnificent pulsating game!! We won WI under the leadership of Darran Sammy and his committed team members which includes Johnson Charles. They all are Champions with their respective individual stats. Congrats guys

  10. realist
    April 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm Reply

    Congrats goes out to every team member. This victory would not have been possible without every batsman. Great job Sammy..Great job Johnson.

  11. Anonymous
    April 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm Reply

    t’s would be a more realisric statement if the person who said that they can’t stand Sammy would say, I am jealous of Sammy’s achievements instead of saying you don’t like him. You simply don’t understand the responsibility of a captain so you’re excused. Most of those who are disenchanted with Sammy is because he’s from the south….shallow minded idiots. To all those who have criticized the guy from Micoud, blah blah blah…Sammy, WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU

  12. Anonymous
    April 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Saint Lucia eligans today is cretisize condem and complain. The Bible is devided in two parts so is saint Lucia.. For and against.

  13. Henry Muttoo
    April 4, 2016 at 5:53 pm Reply

    It is appropriate that St. Lucia honours its heroes but wonder if it wouldn’t have been a greater nod to regional unity, under which banner we play, to have CARICOM take the entire team on a welcome trip to the countries in the region. We have to remember that, while this is a special moment for Darren, as Captain, it was also a team victory. There were countless other times that cricket heroes from other regional countries brought us glory. I also think it would send a very strong message to the WICB.

  14. allergic to nonsense
    April 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm Reply

    Some of us St Lucian’s refuse to support our own. If there is one thing I hate is hiprocacy, I have heard people from all over praise Sammy. Whilst some of you try to put him down. Some times I wonder if some of you even believe the crap that comes from your mouths. You just can’t please everyone.

  15. Anonymous
    April 4, 2016 at 10:04 pm Reply

    lucians really funny ee lol eh beh boh…..

  16. born lucian
    April 4, 2016 at 11:00 pm Reply

    Oh boy Lucian again congratulations guys made your country and the world proud we are true west Indian regardless of all the bad comment they could not be a good captain like Sammy well done we love you real champion that’s who we are

  17. Hot Stuff
    April 4, 2016 at 11:42 pm Reply

    Kenneny Anthony don’t even know which community Johnson Charles is from. He is from the community of Millet, not Anse La Raye.

  18. Anonymous
    April 5, 2016 at 4:20 am Reply

    politics again
    why couldn’t his government make a big screen available for all to watch the game instead they were busy preparing the site at Cul de sac for their meeting
    Trying to do the Champion dance on stage (which you made a mess of cause you cannot dance) wont fool the people
    Kenny you full of s********* go back with that

  19. Anonymous
    April 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm Reply

    To darren sammy and johnson charles urll are our st lucian champin we respect urll and sure sammy great captaincy u succeeded the west indies team both are the greats

  20. merlyn
    April 5, 2016 at 9:27 pm Reply

    Congrats to darren sammy and johnson charles urll are st lucian west indies champion we respect urll and to darren sammy great captaincy great job to the whole west indies team thumbsup

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