Sarah under fire over claims made about PM

Sarah under fire over claims made about PM

The General Secretary of the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Leo Clarke, has criticized Sarah Flood-Beaubrun over a statement she made last night.

“Sarah Flood now says anything and expects to hoodwink the electorate,” Clarke said.

Flood-Beaubrun had claimed last night that Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony had told her that mentally disabled people do not vote.

She spoke during the DBS Television programme, Newsmaker Live, with Journalist, Timothy Poleon.

The former Minister indicated that Anthony was suggesting that she should not expend so much effort in dealing with mentally challenged individuals.

SLP General Secretary, Leo Clarke, accused Flood-Beaubrun of making a statement to the effect that the Prime Minister does not really care about mentally challenged people.

The SLP official said he was not at any discussion between Anthony and the former minister.

But Clarke declared that the record proves something totally different to the implication of Flood-Beaubrun’s comments.

He recalled that the most recent intervention by the Anthony administration has created an allowance to parents of disabled children.

“I daresay that most of those children are probably not in a position to vote, but it had no effect on Doctor Anthony’s decision,” Clarke said.

The SLP General Secretary also spoke of Anthony’s “concerted and determined effort” to introduce a home care for the elderly programme.

He said this was a clear indication of action and not mere words.

According to Clarke, it was under the watch of Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony that the modern psychiatric hospital was built, to provide care and services to mentally challenged people.

“Doctor Anthony’s record of caring for the needy and less fortunate is pretty clear,” he declared.




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  1. Joe
    May 5, 2016 at 1:57 pm Reply

    We all know that is how the SLP think. Any decision they make is about power and their money so with the $100 million Kenny has to borrow every year to cover his incompetence he does not want to spend money where he cannot get votes.
    That is why they spend so much and tax so much because they cannot manage because they do not have the people at heart.

  2. Joe
    May 5, 2016 at 2:02 pm Reply

    We have to start being intelligently critical about who we give power.
    Why when he borrows over $1.5 billion since 1997 cannot Kenny have a growth rate of more than 1.5% annually and youth unemployment at 40%?
    How come in tourism growth and GDP Growth are Kenny Anthony led administrations unable to reach the average growth rate for the OECS.

    Answer: Because he is INCOMPETENT .
    Tell it like it is Sarah!

    1. Anonymous
      May 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm Reply

      OK Kenny this and Kenny that! The SLP is the worse thing. Whether or not there is merit in those utterances, SERIOUSLY now…….Better is expected from ALLEN and CO?

      1. Anonymous
        June 4, 2016 at 9:21 pm Reply

        you people need to stop pointing fingers onto another side to avoid an issue. allen chastenet is far from competent . doesnt mean that kenny is flawless. i understand that he has had to make hard decisions but there are other options that can be looked at that they dont want to.

  3. eoj
    May 5, 2016 at 2:34 pm Reply

    Joe what a fool u are.

  4. Anonymous
    May 5, 2016 at 3:34 pm Reply

    As someone who have family who is mentally challenged . I was disturbed about that statement, which I tend to believe for some reason. Little or no effort have been played on maintaining mentally unstable people. Look at the number of them that roam our streets. Why not give those part time workers , full time work to take care of them. I’m a supporter of this government but my family comes first. Stop playing politics with us. We deserve better. Thank you Sarah for bringing the truth to light.

  5. Joe
    May 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply

    We know Sarah is bringing truth to light. When Kenny and Co came firstbinto power everything was a scam with big words like ACCOUNTABILITY.
    What accountability?
    Billions borrowed.
    Millions spent on Grynsburg and we still do not know what is happening.
    Remember when $100+ million was spent on police stations to improve internal security and what happened- over 500 Lucians killed since then and everybody needs burgler bars in their houses.
    Kenny the incompetent!
    Tell them Sister Sarah!

  6. Anonymous
    May 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm Reply

    Run Joe run

  7. The Observer
    May 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm Reply

    Kenny does not know where economics starts and ends.

    So, why do we expect better from a “constitutional Lawyer” who has never had a business. I have not heard of one business that Kenny’s father had which employed numerous people except that of tons of children on his plantation.

  8. St. Lucian
    May 5, 2016 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Okay so if Leo Clarke admits he was not present at any discussion between kenny Anthony and Sarah flood besubrum then he should refrain from commenting. Let Dr. Anthony defend himself.

    What I do know is of a top civil servant who once pointed out something odd and was told by a then prime minister it’s okay, the people will not know.

  9. Lewis
    May 5, 2016 at 5:18 pm Reply

    Dear Joe this is for you and like minded, what is the former minister of health record on mental health? If any, who was the Prime Minister and minister of finance? Where was she hiding when Golden Hope was replaced? What happened to the Royal Jail? Can you recall its address and what became of that institution? To date there is no record of Sir John running a business yet he was given the hundreds of millions of the banana ? dollars. History speaks for itself, you need to do a a 20 year pre and post 1997 analysis. And for the record, I didn’t hear Air Jamaica falling from the sky, a famous name St. Lucian politician was part of senior management.

  10. Observer
    May 5, 2016 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Lewis, don’t you know that apart from being a lawyer Sir John was a graduate of the London School of economics?

    You better go do your research. Most of what you see in this country today are the works of Sir John, who will go down in the annals of Saint Lucia as the most industrious PM.

    Kenny can stay in power until God comes again, he will never, ever fit in Sir John’s shoes.
    Lewis, for your further enlightenment Sir John once said that the only position he would give to Kenny in any Gov’t is that of Attorney General.

    Finally Lewis, Kenny is all about theatrics, nothing more nothing less. Observe him very closely and you will notice exactly what I speak of.

  11. Observer
    May 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm Reply

    Lucians, especial our women should take a long hard look at the General Secretary and the Chairman of the SLP.

    As for the Chairman, he has gotten away in the eyes of man but not in the eyes of God.

    Our women must not forget these two guys when they go out to vote.

    Don’t forget the atrocities committed against our mothers, sisters, cousins and friends, which their party (SLP) has tacitly endorsed by harbouring and elevating them.

    Lucian, especially our women, this election you must teach the SLP to respect our women.


  12. Kim
    May 5, 2016 at 11:10 pm Reply

    I have no respect for Sarah. Why should she reveal what a man told her in confidence on national television? Besides that was so many years ago. I can never trust her and I can never give my vote to UWP as long as she is part of them. Where has she worked since then? Dam opportunist and those who accept you are totally insane.

    1. Lynn
      May 6, 2016 at 10:48 am Reply

      Shame on you Kim. That’s to show the amount of secrets that this SLP is hiding. It will not be long when all will be expose. Trust that it comes out before elections. Sarah all the way…….

  13. Joe
    May 6, 2016 at 5:04 am Reply

    Ask Leo who are the SLP millionaires who have been feeding off the St Lucian taxpayers and have big Miami accounts.
    Every decision made in the political sphere by the SLP is about their power and money.
    That is why Lucians always suffer because the billion dollars spent every year only give a few hundred million of benefit.
    At least Chastanet does not have to fill his pockets like the SLP mealybugs..
    Where is Alva Baptiste after the millions spent on his talk and travel!
    Ask Leo how much he is worth and why he never wanted a Senatorship! Too much light in that room!

  14. Anonymous
    May 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Why everybody is coming out to defend the statement made by Sarah, and not a word, not word from Kenny. We need to hear it from the horse’s mouth, whether or not he did made that statement to Sarah

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