Belrose laments politics of exclusion

Belrose laments politics of exclusion

The opposition candidate for Castries East, Fortuna Belrose, has spoken out against what she has described as “the politics of exclusion” in the constituency.

“What we have observed in this constituency is really not what is reflective of what government should be doing for the people of the constituency,” Belrose told a news conference this morning.

The former public servant said that the people are clamoring for community togetherness and unity.

But she asserted that the politics of exclusion excludes people from the main stream in the community.

Belrose said those policies need to be addressed.

She spoke out against the “myriad” of social issues that also exist within the Castries East community.

Belrose called for all hands to be on deck in an effort to transform the constituency.

“We need to empower our people so that they understand that they can determine their own destiny,” she declared.

“What is needed is the provision of  the enabling environment to allow the people to grow in a positive way,” the United Workers Party (UWP) candidate said.

She also spoke of the need to address issues of health care and the needs of the elderly in Castries East.

According to the UWP candidate, after twenty years of representation by the ruling party’s Philip J. Pierre, the people are unhappy and need change.

Belrose, who served as a public servant for some three decades under nine administrations, will be formally launched on Sunday.

The launch will take place at the Entrepot playing field.

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  1. The Engineer
    May 13, 2016 at 12:25 pm Reply

    wham to them ball head things

    1. Lynn
      May 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm Reply

      no respect for a woman…….smh…..what her ball head has to do with this

  2. St. Lucian
    May 13, 2016 at 9:43 pm Reply

    One thing flambeau have a good group of women workers.
    Alvina and Emma two women talkers. Look 2016 elections reach on us and up to now the two hospitals cannot open.

  3. The Engineer
    May 14, 2016 at 9:24 am Reply

    Lynn, crawl back under your rock, i have a right to my opinion no matter how ridiculous it may be. some of us Lucians too fast. maybe you have a bald head or pussy, cause clearly i wrote ball as in a round bouncing object.

  4. Observer
    May 17, 2016 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Is that what we do best in this country – ridicule people?

    Rather than being concerned with politicians like Kenny Anthony, who when in opposition said that he would write to investors to tell them not to come and do business in our country.

    The world is wondering how could we as a nation elected Kenny Anthony to our parliament after he uttered these unpatriotic words, and to add insult to injury be so unperturbed to have him as our PM.

    In Matchand we have a representative who has been Kenny’s Deputy for 15 years, and all he sees suitable for the residence of Marchand Boulevard is a “freeness public toilet facility” in an era of high and rampant crime particularly rape all over the island.

    What is Philip J. Pierre saying to the residence of the “Capital of Castries”? Is he saying to them that they are destined to such a lifestyle and that $5.00 can block a hole for them?

    Is he denying them of a better lifestyle, as he enjoyed never ever having to use pit-toilets, walking to and from infant, primary and secondary school?

    He does not belong. He, like his leader are pretenders and actors.

    If Philip J. Pierre was a benevolent and caring representative, the Jame Belgrave facility at the Marchand Grounds would not be in ruins today.

    For the benefit of Philip J.Pierre, who cannot relate to the work of this towering social worker, James Belgrave was a man who moulded many young men and women in Marchand who became prominent citizens in and out of our country.

    When their parents were unable to make ends meet, Mr. Belgrave came to their rescue.

    As the “Wise men” who came from the East, so to is Mrs. Fortuna Belrose – another “Bel”.

    Like Mr. Belgrave, Fortuna has an illustrious career as a social woker throughout Saint Lucia.

    She has been there and experienced all what the residence of Marchand is going through under a visionless Philip J. Pierre who does not belong and has never ever experienced their bell-aching and destitute way of life.

    Thank you Mrs. Belrose for coming to the rescue of the “Capital of Castries” and making its residence believe in themselves and that they can enhance their lives.

    Thank you Madam.

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