No run for Richard Frederick?

Former Housing Minister, Richard Frederick, appears unlikely to contest the next general elections, reliable sources have told the Times.

According to the sources, Frederick is expected to make an announcement on his programme on MBC Television tonight.

The sources have indicated that the reasons that the former Housing Minister is expected to not consider another bid for the Castries Central seat for which he was the incumbent, are a short time frame leading to the June 6, 2016 general elections and the fact that he will be facing two main political parties in the battle.

“Much more time is needed to run an effective campaign,” the sources told the Times.

Frederick was expelled from the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), in August 2014, while an outspoken critic of party leader, Allen Chastanet.

Chastanet defeated former Prime Minister, Stephenson King, in a race for the leadership of the party.

Frederick has reportedly said in the past on his television show that King is his number one choice for Prime Minister of this country.

But he is also reported to have said that he would support current Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, anytime over Chastanet as Prime Minister.

The former Housing Minister Minister has in the past said that he has worked with Chastanet and seen his spendthrift ways, which the country does not need.

Times sources have asserted that Frederick is likely to maintain that position on his show tonight.


  1. Nonsense
    May 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    PLease…… he wants to help SLP win

    1. Boujon Guiyave
      May 26, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      That will be a good thing if he does!

  2. Boujon Guiyave
    May 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    That will be a good thing if he does!

  3. Anonymous
    May 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I think Richard is a strong man and would fit for the job as MP for Castries Central

  4. chou lar
    May 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Nobody cares about u Richard. U rather support Kenny as pm over chastenet. Wasn’t it Kenny who had the US revoke your visa..

    1. Sad-But-True
      May 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Didn’t know Kenny was that powerful!

  5. Anonymous
    May 27, 2016 at 3:52 am

    I care about Richard. I was actually going to vote for him if he ran. Guess that leaves me to vote for serah flood. No way I’m voting labour!

  6. M
    May 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Pay attention people. DOCUMENTS ARE BEING REMOVED FROM MINISTRIES. Ask the police officers.

  7. Anonymous
    May 27, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Richard is a ma-cu-ma. Kenny did a lot more harmto you than Chastanet. He had the US to revoke your Visa.

  8. Abroad
    May 29, 2016 at 2:32 am

    If it is true that Kenny had his US visa revoked, that’s the more reason st lucians should not fight or argue with each other over politics. These Politicians are close buddies.

  9. Bebe
    June 1, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Why is he still mad at Chastanet and not Kenny? Kenny did damage his character. He realized that Chastanet is not a little boy who will take his nonsense. All the reasons why I going UWP.