Anthony formally resigns as SLP leader

Anthony formally resigns as SLP leader

Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, has submitted his letter of resignation as Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, according to well-informed sources.

The Times has been reliably informed that Anthony’s letter was submitted yesterday.

The former Prime Minister, who was reelected as MP for Vieux Fort South with a relatively small majority in the June 6, 2016 elections, had indicated  after his party lost at the polls, that he would not only quit as SLP leader, but also not lead the opposition.

Speaking to reporters ahead of  Anthony’s formal resignation, party General Secretary, Leo Clarke, had explained yesterday that after the formal resignation of the political leader was received, within seven days a national council meeting will be held.

The meeting will endorse the first deputy political leader, Philip J. Pierre, to act in the position of SLP leader until the next party convention, the party General Secretary stated.

Clarke said the normal date of the convention would be October-November, where there would be an open election for the post of political leader of the SLP.

Informed sources have told the Times that elected members of the SLP are expected to meet later today to choose a leader of the parliamentary opposition.

The SLP lost the last general elections by a margin of 11 to 6.

 

 

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23 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 9:51 am Reply

    Bye-bye kenny it was time… LOOSER

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 10, 2016 at 11:29 am Reply

      Come on now. We know Guy Joseph is Richer than Kenny. After-all giving himself 35 million dollars and getting away with it, while you were hungry, merits a Medal for Sticky Fingers 🙂
      Lol

  2. Lucian
    June 10, 2016 at 9:56 am Reply

    Best news for the day. The dictator is gone.

  3. Harold Edwardsa
    June 10, 2016 at 10:00 am Reply

    Thank you Kenny for you service to StLucia, you arrived as a ray of hope shone for a while, but then you lost the plot , became inward looking arrogant and conceited and elitist.
    Enjoy making money in your law practice Chasnet & Anthony its win win for you.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 10, 2016 at 11:18 am Reply

      They know there is no change. Perhaps the change will be where their own Parliamentarians will be handing then 1 to 2 hundred dollars every week.
      Because Majority- if not all of the UWP’s- are b.u.ms. They have a dislike for anything that involves working
      Tte UWP followers are so i.nferior in thinking it is not even funny anymore. Because they have NO clue what they’ve done to themselves.

  4. angry
    June 10, 2016 at 10:25 am Reply

    One day u all we said if Kenny was there but to late shall be you all cry.Wait for the change

    1. Anonymous
      June 10, 2016 at 10:39 am Reply

      True

    2. Lucian
      June 10, 2016 at 10:59 am Reply

      No . we only said that about Sir John. Kenny has left no legacy for us to want him back.

    3. Sad-But-True
      June 10, 2016 at 11:19 am Reply

      They know there is no change. Perhaps the change will be where their own Parliamentarians will be handing then 1 to 2 hundred dollars every week.
      Because Majority- if not all of the UWP’s- are b.u.ms. They have a dislike for anything that involves working
      Tte UWP followers are so i.nferior in thinking it is not even funny anymore. Because they have NO clue what they’ve done to themselves

  5. Sad-But-True
    June 10, 2016 at 11:07 am Reply

    Our Superior and Only Beloved PM, who gave us International Standard Infrastructure, to which I could boast to my UK friends on our visits to Saint Lucia.
    A PM who saved St. Lucia from collapsing into the hands of the IMF.
    A PM who Salvage all Jobs in the Private Service (Unlike Barbados which had to fire close to half its Public Sector workers due to they having to go to the IMF) through implementing VAT to pay for everyone’s salaries.
    Sir you saved us and I will be forever Grateful for all you did to keep our dignity, and would NOT yield to International pressure.
    I am indeed Proud.

    They crucified the Messiah. So you being a Humble Servant of the People must suffer worst.

    You shall forever be OUR HERO.
    GOD BLESS 🙂

  6. Sad-But-True
    June 10, 2016 at 11:08 am Reply

    —Correction Please ….Public Service (and not Private Service

  7. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 11:10 am Reply

    [email protected] ypy sure made me smile.
    Elections is over people moving on. Wishing the government will fail will affect us all as Lucians if it does.
    People exercised their right to vote for or against. One to win and one to loose. I wonder how UWP won I can’t imagine everyone who voted for them were their immediate family!!!!! Whoop!!!Whoop!!!

  8. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 11:17 am Reply

    yer he should have resigned last time he lost the general e

  9. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 11:19 am Reply

    We salute you Sir! Well done

  10. Truth Seeker
    June 10, 2016 at 12:15 pm Reply

    Can’t even stomach the lost so he running. Opposition leader is not enuff 4 him. Bye bye Kenny

    1. Beef
      June 10, 2016 at 3:17 pm Reply

      You won’t gain anything from voting for UWP (and you know it.) Your life has not changed and will never, not until you educate and help yourself, buddy. You will never see any of our super-high-ways anymore. Because uwp doesn’t build anything.
      Don’t worry, in less than 5 years we will be back to build this nation again. Smiles 🙂

  11. Observer
    June 10, 2016 at 5:35 pm Reply

    Kenny/Tony and company just had to go! Look how dishonest they were.

    Mr.Don Anderson has just informed that the poll the slp released just before elections day, was undertaken eight weeks prior to its discloure.

    In the words of “Philip J. Pierre, my brothers and my sisters” isn’t this gross deception and lies by the slp; designed to hoodwink people to vote for them?

    Mr. Anderson also said that this particular poll should not have been use to predict the outcome of the elections.

    How then could we have continued to trust these guys with the governance of our country?

    More over, we should not be surprised about their act of desperation, given that they remained, to the end, resolute not to provide us with answers to Gynburge, Juffalli, Imapcts, roshamel etc.

    Behaving like we are all subjects of Balam Bus and Park Plantations.

    Kenny/Tony, you weren’t and still not God’s Gift to our beautiful island.

    Bye, bye Kenny, bye, bye Tony, bye, bye Anthony and company – bye, bye!

    1. :)
      June 10, 2016 at 5:41 pm Reply

      Ok…You’ve won the Elections. Now show us the “5 to stay alive” Visa free to the US, No Vat, and Largent en porshe

  12. starry herman branch
    June 10, 2016 at 5:53 pm Reply

    All the good things has been said about you by your best friends . But all i know is you had too go you had to go a long time ago my brother you took my overtime money and gave me time off time off never pay the bills i am in problems now with my bills because of you and your better days

  13. Mouth opened
    June 10, 2016 at 6:18 pm Reply

    You served the way you knew your Dr. Anthony.

  14. Mouth opened
    June 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm Reply

    The way you knew how*

  15. Observer
    June 10, 2016 at 9:16 pm Reply

    Very interesting. All the years gone by, year after year SLP have no open election for leadership. A one man band Kenny Anthony the supreme numero uno who no one dares challenge is accepted every time.
    Everybody afraid.
    Now he resign everybody breathing easy and a rush to for the first time have open elections.
    Is now the circus fight between Pierre Alva and Hilaire. Is now Pierre will feel like a man for the first time in the party. But he will still have to beat hilaire who sitting on a shaky 40 votes win. A leader win his seat by 40 votes?

  16. Anonymous
    June 12, 2016 at 12:23 am Reply

    Without fear or favour Dr.Kenny D Anthony did a very good job. He served St.Lucia well. I’m proud of you sir. It’s now up to Chastanet to prove himself by continuing to build and not destroying

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