By-election in Vieux Fort South?

By-election in Vieux Fort South?

The possibility of a by-election in Vieux Fort South has been raised by former Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) candidate, Timothy Mangal.

Mangal spoke against the backdrop of the decision by Vieux Fort South MP, Doctor Kenny Anthony, to formally resign as leader of the SLP.

Anthony tendered his resignation today, according to well informed Times sources

The former Prime Minister had promised to do so shortly after his party lost the June 6, 2016 general elections.

He has also indicated that he does not intend to be leader of the opposition.

Mangal, who withdrew his support for the labour party in favour of the then opposition United Workers Party (UWP) which won the elections, told the Times that if Anthony remains as simply an MP, that would be interesting.

He disclosed that the decision makers in the SLP number about five individuals or a little more.

Mangal told the Times the small group makes decisions in the party which are communicated to the others.

“It would be interesting to see whether Doctor Anthony would be among those decision makers,” the former SLP candidate stated.

Mangal was of the opinion that there is a possibility of a by-election in Vieux Fort South.

He did not see Anthony adequately fulfilling the role of being just an MP.

“He is probably more appropriate in taking that leadership role which he is accustomed to and making those decisions,”Mangal asserted.

He expressed the view that it could be very frustrating for the former Prime Minister, who would now have to change his modus operandi very quickly and assume a “humble” role.

Mangal told the Times that it would probably be difficult for Anthony.

“That is why I said if he is frustrated with that role and obviously having to face the government parliamentarians in the house, it might be a very difficult role for him to play just being the MP for Vieux Fort South, so it is quite possible during the five year period there could be a by-election, ” the former SLP candidate told the Times.

As an SLP candidate, Mangal, a businessman, lost a 2011 bid to capture the Castries South East seat from the UWP’s Guy Joseph.

Before the last elections, both men appeared together at a news conference where Mangal denied making any deal with the UWP.

He said than that he had voluntarily switched his support to the UWP, in the interest of  his country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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48 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 6:41 pm Reply

    Really is this guy serious, smh thank god he lost his seat he is not a politican!!

  2. k
    June 10, 2016 at 7:08 pm Reply

    I am an SLP supporter and i believe Dr Kenny D Anthony should not have contested this Election. Because the Ignorance of the people was already boiling over and point to him for their own failures in life. It’s the fact that most St. Lucians want to live a life of financial carelessness and turn around blaming the Government of the day.

    And trust me. the UWP will suffer the same fate.
    No one wants to take responsibility for their actions.

    1. Scorpion
      June 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm Reply

      U are so right.

      1. Anonymous
        June 11, 2016 at 4:42 am Reply

        Pay check. …

      2. Anonymous
        June 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm Reply

        you all are fools we wanted change you you party hacks we rather work not handouts

    2. Anonymous
      June 11, 2016 at 9:28 am Reply

      In your mouth!!!!!!

  3. Annoyed
    June 10, 2016 at 7:13 pm Reply

    That would frustrate Kenny. It was his decision to step down and I applaud him . He is great leader and individual. Leave the man alone and mind ur own business

  4. Annoyed
    June 10, 2016 at 7:14 pm Reply

    That would frustrate Kenny? It was his decision to step down and I applaud him . He is great leader and individual. Leave the man alone and mind ur own business

  5. aLucian
    June 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm Reply

    “The possibility …”
    “It would be interesting to see whether …”
    “Mangal was of the opinion that there is a possibility …”
    “He did not see …”
    “He is probably …”
    “He expressed the view that …”
    ” … it would probably be …”
    “…it might be a …”
    “… so it is quite possible …”

    Um, why are these trite speculations NEWSworthy???

    1. Anonymous
      June 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm Reply

      Thank you very much! I am fed up of seeing biased opinions presented as news.

    2. Blindspot
      June 11, 2016 at 7:29 am Reply

      Slow news day.

  6. Sad-But-True
    June 10, 2016 at 7:23 pm Reply

    I now believe the UWP supporters are scared of our imminent return 🙂

    Just move on UWP. The Red-Wave will soon Devour you. Lol
    Don’t be soooooooooooooo scared of us 🙂

    1. Anonymous
      June 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm Reply

      you think you are part of any imminent return ? in your mouth. the public rejected labour’s policies, its leader and dr. hilarious. try to run with any again and you all done!

  7. guava jelly
    June 10, 2016 at 8:01 pm Reply

    mr,mangal,

    you not making any sense. if you want to be relevant you should go jump in the cul de sac river next flood event.

    g,j

  8. smh
    June 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm Reply

    Mangal full of s…t. mangal hungry for power and want to be known. Maybe guy with give him ministry of physical dev. Wow everyone c from oversea can purchase land now. Smh

  9. Conscie
    June 10, 2016 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Tell mangal get a life. Stop barking

  10. angry
    June 10, 2016 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Leave Kenny alone and go and cry for yourself

  11. big time
    June 10, 2016 at 8:25 pm Reply

    Mangal is all man like you that just hopping at every opportunity y’all get yes you will get contract but will you be at peace you soft candle

  12. Boujon Guiyave
    June 10, 2016 at 8:33 pm Reply

    From what this idiot is divert the nation’s attention. KDA said he will plod on as MP. He never hinted a complete withdrawal from politics. Why the speculation? You and your UWP have lots to do. You have lots to please an appease so get on with it.

  13. Donna
    June 10, 2016 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Mangal u suck get a life no wonder Guy beat u stupid

  14. James
    June 10, 2016 at 8:46 pm Reply

    Sad but true am so fed up of you. I truly believe you’re a very very sad pathetic individual going through middle life crisis , men on pause , impotence or some…. nonsense with you now is Kenny your God or what??? Don’t you think it’s time to stop your negativity. Dr Anthony don’t need you or anyone to defend him have we forgotten his profession come on now. Life and death is in the TONGUE!!!!!!!

    1. lala
      June 10, 2016 at 9:23 pm Reply

      amen amen amen

    2. Sad-But-True
      June 11, 2016 at 1:27 am Reply

      I am expressing my views like any body else. If Chastanet is your God, why can’t Kenny be my God. Why are you so emotional? Why didn’t you protest when Chastanet was Price gouging his food items and you couldn’t eat? Were they so much your God, that you were even scared to approach them and speak? The UWP has not built anything. and this island is now set 90 years behind in it’s development, thanks to retards like you!
      They are so ready to remove VAT, so the Food items can once again sky-rocket and other businesses they hold here can benefit tremendously. Because you are too Emotional, uneducated and unskilled to understand how VAT kept those prices minimal and even lowered the cost on some of the items.
      Soon enough you are going to lose big-time and this country will descend in Chaos. No one cares for you But us (the SLP.)

      1. Anonymous
        June 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm Reply

        you are sick. the greed and jufalli money was the undoing of the SLP. NOTHING CAN REVERSE THAT. GO TAKE YOUR MEDS.

        1. Sad-But-True
          June 12, 2016 at 9:37 am Reply

          You obviously don’t know much of anything.

    3. Blindspot
      June 11, 2016 at 7:43 am Reply

      Can we all agree to give this “sad but true” character the silent treatment.

  15. Lime
    June 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm Reply

    We are certainly afraid of Kenny and friends. That’s why we let the voters deal with them.

  16. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 9:58 pm Reply

    i would not want to see mangal get any position with the uwp party, i do not trust him.

  17. Sad-But-True
    June 11, 2016 at 1:36 am Reply

    Since The UWP doesn’t build anything, this island is now set 90 years behind in it’s development, thanks to the retards who voted them based on FICTION.

    They are so ready to remove VAT, so the Food items can once again sky-rocket and other businesses they hold here can benefit tremendously. Because ALL OF YOU are too Emotional, uneducated and unskilled to understand how VAT kept those prices minimal and even lowered the cost on some of the items.
    Soon enough you are going to lose big-time and this country will descend in Chaos. No one cares for you But us (the SLP.)
    Rick Wayne will be Barking at another door soon, on DBS tv. HA!
    Kai-Tan!

    1. Lynn
      June 11, 2016 at 9:34 am Reply

      Not you all fault, it would be in your face to see that Chastanet make a different and that’s what you call can deal with. I love my PM……..detractors

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 12, 2016 at 9:31 am Reply

        Lynn, the Devil is a Liar.
        And you shall soon realize it for yourself.
        If Chastanet didn’t reduce on the food prices in his Supermarkets when you couldn’t afford it, you think he cares about little people like you that
        can’t relate too, or know? It’s in his father’s best interest. Not You!
        You were Deceived!!!

        1. Anonymous
          June 20, 2016 at 4:36 pm Reply

          your Pm put the vat. How you expect him to reduce his price when he have the pay the vat in advance. After the items are sold and they send their documents in, it takes over six months to get repayment. Understand the reason small businesses closed.

  18. Observer
    June 11, 2016 at 6:41 am Reply

    Again Dr. Anthony cannot escape his true colours. He repeats his usual bad manners and behavior when being I’m opposition stares him in the face.
    Dr. Anthony the supreme numero uno and law onto himself believes it his his right to always be I’m governance and never in opposition. Grudgingly he did it the last time.
    Dr.Anthony preferred instead to stretch his party to the limit with him as prime minister and was himself first and party second. He should have gone a long time ago. He went to the wire and almost lost his seat in his strong hold.
    So now he had turned his back on his party and will give his constituency half bake lapo representation as the penalty for them almost abandoning him. That is how Dr. Anthony operates. Like a cannibal he is turning on his own party and constituents.
    It’s all about himself and Dr. Anthony’s feels he was only meant to rule and not serve.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 11, 2016 at 7:02 am Reply

      It’s Called “Taking Responsibility” for the Heavy defeat we suffered at the hands of the Inferior party, UWP.

  19. GJ
    June 11, 2016 at 7:07 am Reply

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  20. Citizen
    June 11, 2016 at 7:23 am Reply

    It would soon be a week since the uwp has won the elections . Yet still they not satisfied. Whiles going down to town I’m hearing a woman saying he will look high an low to find any evidence just to bowl out Phillip j pere! Lucians can never find a way to move on Kenny has delivered he has achieved what I call a good leader for the nation ! Kenny will come back ! Uwp yo peh yo peh became they have a strong United opposition that will be at them ! En rouge Kenny will raise again leave the man alone.

  21. Anonymous
    June 11, 2016 at 8:42 am Reply

    st lucia does not belong to the former pm. It belongs to us st lucians. Kenny was and is a dictator and arrogant man. What are his achievements?Vfort is dead and lifeless due to him. I want my country to move forward and if uwp does not perform, we put them out. Sad- bu-t true-you are one of the ppl who turn a blind eye and refuse to speak against the evils of the labor party. Kenny will never return. he may even die to depression. get over it and you are just angry that lucians stopped worshipping the “infallible messiah perfect anthony.” Its a fact they won and slp had more money to distribute-so they shud have won. Doesnt Rayneau’s vote count. lol

    1. Anonymous
      June 12, 2016 at 6:52 pm Reply

      Dictator..???? Do you even know the meaning of the word?

    2. Anonymous
      June 12, 2016 at 7:09 pm Reply

      People like to use words and they are clueless to meanings

      go do research on what living under a dictationship is like … such as Idi Amin of uganda

    3. Anonymous
      June 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm Reply

      Look here is one…i saved you the trouble of searching

      http://www.biography.com/people/pol-pot-9443888

    4. Anonymous
      June 12, 2016 at 7:22 pm Reply

      Look i saved you some research…

      http://www.biography.com/people/pol-pot-9443888

    5. Anonymous
      June 12, 2016 at 7:24 pm Reply

      Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge regime.

      Be careful when you use that word to describe any body

  22. Bob
    June 11, 2016 at 8:50 am Reply

    This article is as empty as Timothy Mangal’s head.

  23. J Sifflet
    June 11, 2016 at 11:57 am Reply

    But this is not news. This has no consequence. What is this, TMZ? Pete Ninvalle is better than this.

    I insist on it.

  24. 666
    June 11, 2016 at 12:46 pm Reply

    Kenny wanted to be ‘leader for life’ and thought the people couldn’t see that. You wouldn’t think that DNA was relevant in this matter, but the slave master did filter through. It is the only logical explanation!

    1. Anonymous
      June 12, 2016 at 6:56 pm Reply

      You were his confidante? since it seems you know his thoughts.

      what you should of written is “I think…………etc etc”

      i think the only logical explanation is that you do not know what you talking about

  25. Anonymous
    June 12, 2016 at 9:05 am Reply

    Lord Lord lord. Humans. Humans. Stop having animals take over us

  26. Sweetness
    June 19, 2016 at 7:05 am Reply

    Mangal go scratch your testicles in a corner stop singing Judas your fate soon come. Thats your role now! Betize.

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