Compton-Antoine confident of victory

Compton-Antoine confident of victory

Asserting that she is the people’s candidate, former Micoud North MP, Jeannine Compton-Antoine, plans to launch her campaign to recapture the seat on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

Compton-Antoine said that every registered political organization is invited to the event.

The former MP spoke of the need to change the partisan approach to politics into one where the focus is solely on the development of the people.

She has expressed confidence that she will win the seat which is currently held by Doctor Gale Rigobert of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP).

Compton-Antoine was once a member of the UWP, but quit in 2011 citing difference with members of the party which her father, the late Sir John Compton had founded.

“The people of Micoud North asked me to run again in the upcoming election,” Compton-Antoine told HTS News 4Orce last night.

She asserted that she is part of a people’s movement for change.

According to Compton-Antoine, people misinterpret the issue of being an Independent Candidate.

She recalled that Sir John and others successfully ran as Independents.

The former Micoud North MP recounted that she also ran as an Independent and did extremely well, gaining over 1,200 votes.

She said:

“I am the only candidate in Saint Lucia who gained so many votes for me, because the other persons, including the candidates who ran for the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the United Workers Party cannot claim that number of votes for themselves because persons would have also voted for the party.”

Compton-Antoine called for a change in the current platform rhetoric and the thinking about governance.

“I don’t want to hear the political rhetoric that is on the platform,” she declared, adding that it is dividing the people.

The former MP said that the political parties should be speaking about serious issues and how they are going to improve this country.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Anon1
    April 19, 2016 at 9:14 am Reply

    I couldn’t agree with you more Jeannine.
    It’s about bloody time these politician seize this ancient political platform rhetoric (like chicken and rum).
    Where our so called HONOURABLE politicians go on a platform and insult other politicians and individuals rather than present their proposals if to be re-elected.
    They insult St Lucians by continuing that practice, St Lucians and the electorate encourage it because they applaud and laugh.
    Rather than boo or express their disinterest to the politician on the platform at the time.
    Am sure that St Lucia’s electorate demographic have changed drastically whereby the percentage youth making up the electorate has increased.
    But it seems like the politicians aren’t taking heed, the youth like myself are not interested in platform rhetoric but more so policies.

  2. Boujon Guiyave
    April 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm Reply

    You just so that this UWP gets a good hiding I would gladly accept a win for you!

  3. Observer
    April 19, 2016 at 3:40 pm Reply

    This cannot be genuine politics. She ran last elections lost and disappeared. Comes now to launch a campaign late in April and say you are the people’s candidate.

    Where was her voice against the shady killing of chakadan daniel. What were her suggestions on the sea weed problem. She is a marine biologist.

    Where was she these past four years or is it she did not think she would run again. A now and again Opportunistic politician. Isn’t that what she claims to be against.

    1. micoud north
      April 22, 2016 at 10:48 pm Reply

      Do you know what you are talking about? She had never left the constituency she was there after the Xmas trough putting water tanks. Where was our district rep? Forbthe past 4 years she has been working with a group from micoud that she formed trying to get funding to do stuff in the constituency so speak of what you know

  4. chichi
    April 19, 2016 at 8:03 pm Reply

    Who edit these things, ” HTS News 4Orce last night.”

  5. Gabe
    April 23, 2016 at 10:28 am Reply

    The politics of opposition and division is not unique to St. Lucia. It’s a silly elitis idea that politics is clear, orderly and high minded and candidates should stick to the issues. In democratic countries it has never happened and will not happen in the future; democratic politics will always be dirty and if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen!

  6. Anonymous
    April 25, 2016 at 9:51 am Reply

    I want to believe you Gabe as when i look at Castro during his comunism governance all Cubans were getting free health care, education etc. All was in a controlled environment. And he and his people survived and lived against all embargos by the US etc. The more freedom the more corruption etc.

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