SLP wants Fortuna Belrose to resign

SLP wants Fortuna Belrose to resign

The Saint Lucia Labour Party has called for Allen Chastanet to practice what he preaches.

 In a letter to the membership of the St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association and the Chamber of Commerce, the Political Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, has drawn attention to the position of Mrs. Fortuna Belrose as head of the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and Vice President of a regional body.

Dr. Anthony responded to claims made by Allen Chastanet in a March 21, 2016 letter to the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) in which he called for the resignation of Ernest Hilaire as chairman of the Board of the Citizenship by Investment Programme.

 Dr. Anthony has described Chastanet’s letter as “malicious” and stated that it contained concocted claims and stated obvious untruths. According to the Political Leader of the SLP, Chastanet’s letter is a crude attempt to damage the Government of Saint Lucia and solicit political support. 

 In his letter, Chastanet claimed that since Dr. Hilaire will be a candidate for the Saint Lucia Labour Party for the upcoming elections, then there is no doubt that the Labour Party is in control of the CIP, it is not independent and free of political interference. 

 Dr. Anthony has accused Chastanet of double standards and asks, What about Fortuna Belrose?” According to Dr. Anthony, whereas the Constitution does not preclude anyone from heading statutory bodies based on political affiliation, one body that should be free from political influence in the National Olympic body. Dr. Anthony wrote, 

“In any event, if Mr. Chastanet is correct then why has he not asked Mrs. Fortuna Belrose, the UWP candidate for Castries East, to resign as the President of the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and the Regional Vice President (Caribbean) of the Commonwealth Games Federation? Surely, his own logic would mean that the UWP is in control of the Olympic movement in Saint Lucia and that the decisions of the St Lucia Olympic Committee favour only UWP supporters? If there was ever a body which should be free of political interference and be independent, it is our national Olympic body.”

 The Saint Lucia Labour Party therefore calls for the resignation of Mrs. Fortuna Belrose as President of the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee.

The full letter will be released to the public in due course.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Air bair bon Kenny! SMH lord help our island’s leaders to look to you and turn from their ways….

  2. Anonymous
    April 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm Reply

    I agreed with Dr Anthony, Mr Chastanet, should practice what he preaches

  3. Yoshi
    April 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm Reply

    Kenny is accusing everybody of the things he is doing or has done, like he is a saint. He is killing this country one piece at a time some of you Lucian’s are helping him do it, but I don’t blame you all too much cause kenny anthony is the most cunning politician st.Lucia has ever produced. He does things and make it look like he was never there.

    1. Lewis
      April 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm Reply

      What is good for the goose is goid for the gan…..

    2. RM
      April 16, 2016 at 11:48 am Reply

      Deceitful would be a more apt word.

  4. Harold Edwardsa
    April 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Petty infantile politics shame on both parties. It’s time you politicians elevate our politics out of the gutter. We deserve better.

  5. Black Ice
    April 9, 2016 at 6:35 pm Reply

    I agree with kenny we hsve to keep our committees and clubs clean and clear from political influence she needs to resign

  6. Lucian
    April 9, 2016 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Rubbish. SO now politicians can dictate what private organisation- not governmental that you can belong to. Listen this is pure rubbish. Ask kenny if he is a member of any organisation- local or regional. When he responds or if he does- then tell him to shut up!
    the CIP is a government organisation whereas the Olympic body is a private- non governmental organisation. Why are these SLP educated fools unable to comprehend basic structures of organisations? Why do they behave as if there is not internet or library in St.Lucia to investigate simple concerns. They act as if they are a group of pre-historic beings with no understanding of logic or comprehensive. Kenny you are a loosy teacher and educated.

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