Peter Josie says Kenny Anthony must go

Peter Josie says Kenny Anthony must go

Peter Josie believes former Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, should leave the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).

Josie, a former political leader of the SLP, has asserted that if the SLP is to go forward, Anthony must go.

Anthony stepped down as leader of the SLP after his party lost the June 6, 2016 elections.

He also indicated that he would not be leader of the parliamentary opposition, a position now held by Castries East MP, Philip J. Pierre.

Pierre is also SLP leader, with an open election for the post slated for the party’s convention later this year.

Peter Josie told the Times in an exclusive interview, that Doctor Kenny Anthony should do the honourable thing and also resign as MP for Vieux Fort South, a seat he retained by a relatively small margin in the polls as a sitting Prime Minister.

“I think he should say:’ listen guys I have done my best, within the next six months or certainly by year end I will bow out; in the meantime let us try to select someone to represent Vieux Fort because I have no wish to continue in politics’”, Josie said.

He expressed the view that Anthony had ruled over the SLP as if he were King, Emperor and God.

Peter Josie said as a result, he did not think the former Prime Minister will just sit back and allow  Philip J. Pierre to have a free hand in saying what ought to be done in the party.

Josie stated that the same would be true for Castries South MP, Doctor Ernest Hilaire, whom he noted Anthony was planning to groom as successor, had the SLP won the last elections.

“If that party has to go forward Doctor Anthony has to clear the way move out completely – leave the parliament, because he has been a total waste in the parliament and as MP for Vieux Fort South,” he told the Times.

Josie asserted that his concern was for democracy.

“We need two parties to really make the country go forward,” he told the Times.

He explained that he wanted the SLP to provide proper opposition to the current ruling United Workers Party (UWP).

Josie felt that in this way, the eyes of the people would be opened, democracy will be strengthened and the country will progress.

He observed that without democracy, Saint Lucia will go to the dogs.

“Doctor Anthony’s presence in the opposition benches in no capacity at all as a tail bencher trying to be the least among those elected, will not cut it,” Josie remarked.

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24 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 21, 2016 at 5:09 pm Reply

    Peter get some rest my comrade….. You are out of SLP so just let the procedure and process work…… I would hate to disrespect you Peter…… You left the struggles for UWP green pastures…… Peter we will be fine…… Thank you but no thanks

    1. Anonymous
      June 21, 2016 at 10:06 pm Reply

      Peter what is your record as the MP for Vieux Fort? Twenty years of Dr. Anthony has changed Vieux Fort and by extension St. Lucia forever. Remember the Mangue, Shanty Town, Up Town, La Resource in the 80’s and 90’s, look at the place 20 years later. Shame on you Peter! You are such a waste.

  2. dyoll
    June 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm Reply

    PETER AS MUSH AS I AGREE THAT KENNY SHOULD LET A YOUNGER PERSON OR REP TAKE UP HIS POST, BUT I THINK U NEED TO MIND YOUR BUSINESS, U ARE ALL THE SAME HATE TO SEE ANOTHER THIEF LIKE YOURSELVES, NOT THAT IM CALLING ANYONE A THIEF, ITS JUST A PHRASE… BUT WHEN U WERE IN THE PWEN TOOT SEAT U DIDN’T SAY CRAP, SO SHUT THE HELL UP AND STOP TELLING PERSONS WHAT TO DO, (HE SHOULD COME ON AIR AND SAY THANKS! HE SHOULD APOLOGISE TO THE COUNTRY AND CONSTITUENT FOR NOT DOING IT SOONER!) WHO THE HELL DO YOU’LL THINK YOU’LL ARE, HE DIDN’T COME IN BY YOUR SAY HE SHOULDN’T STEP DOWN BY YOUR SAY, SO BUGG OFF!! AS MUCH AS I THINK HE HAS DONE HIS PART AND THINK THAT HE SHOULD TRAIN ANOTHER TO TAKE UP HIS POST, BUT ILL NOT DO LIKE THE HYPOCRITE FOOLS CALLING FOR HIS RESIGNATION SO THEY COULD FIGHT FOR THE SPOT, HE IS A GROWN MAN… HUSBANDS DONT LISTEN TO WIFE, WIFE DONT LISTEN TO HUSBAND, CHILDREN DONT FOLLOW LAWS, BUT EVERY ONE IS IN POSITION TO TELL ANOTHER WHAT TO DO, SINCE WHEN THATS YOULL ROLE? U SNAKES GET THE MOT FROM YOUR EYES BEFORE JUMPING TO REMOVE FROM ANOTHER’S EYE, ALL THE CLOWNS ON THE RADIO TALKING CRAP, THE PARTY HAAAAAAACKS!! ALL NEED TO SHUT UP.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 21, 2016 at 5:38 pm Reply

      I so wish that posters like you are held accountable and brought before the courts for slinging such insults at People. And many of you cowards hide behind the anonymity of a Communicating Device and believe you are beyond the reach of the Law. But one of you, will be made an example of. And it might happen sooner than you think.

      1. Blindspot
        June 21, 2016 at 6:32 pm Reply

        I guess “Sad but true” is on your birth certificate. Choopz

      2. MKB
        June 23, 2016 at 11:40 am Reply

        are you a retard “SAD-BUT-TRE” you must be ” “cowards hide behind the anonymity of a Communicating Device and believe you are beyond the reach of the Law”

  3. Sad-But-True
    June 21, 2016 at 5:34 pm Reply

    Josie is the same guy that no one wants around them. Josie, what’s your track-record? What have you contributed to this island’s development other than unworthy “micro-organisms” that no one cares about? A guy so disruptive, that Sir John hated him with all his Might. Hope you suffer a painful death any moment now.

    1. Blindspot
      June 21, 2016 at 6:35 pm Reply

      I so wish that posters like you are held accountable and brought before the courts for slinging such insults at People. And many of you cowards hide behind the anonymity of a Communicating Device and believe you are beyond the reach of the Law. But one of you, will be made an example of. And it might happen sooner than you think.

  4. INTERPRETER
    June 21, 2016 at 5:48 pm Reply

    It’s a democracy, so you have the right to say as you see it Mr. Josie. I have been wanting for Dr. Anthony to step down about 2 years into his second stint as PM but I didn’t get to see that happen. Mr. Alva Baptiste was my person of choice to lead the SLP and had Dr. Anthony stepped down before the elections, I believe there would have been a difference in the outcome. I just couldn’t take on his style of leadership anymore. It’s like he ran out of ideas

  5. Anonymous
    June 21, 2016 at 6:12 pm Reply

    Peter Josie who are you to tell Dr.Kenny D .Anthony to bow out of politics . A very big yellow snake like you who stab Brother George Odlum in the back and the rest of the SLP members looking for a bone from UWP. Now that you have found that bone sit in a corner or under a table and suck on it.

  6. Heartbroken
    June 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm Reply

    Mr. Josie spoke his mind, why should you wish him a painful death. When you wish something bad on you fellowmen, it falls back on you. Just be careful

  7. Anonymous
    June 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm Reply

    Peter u are a traiter to the struggle u join the uwp to pay your mortgage and pay university education for your children u are a disgrace

  8. stand by
    June 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm Reply

    All that is unnecessasthe. U don’t have to be so bitter towards each other.

  9. Anonymous
    June 21, 2016 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Media houses.. wake up! Since when someone’s biased opinion is news. Of course UWP would like to see the back of Kenny, same as SLP wanted to see the back of Chastanet. THATS NOT NEWS!

  10. Anonymous
    June 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Peter Pan shut up. Mind your business. Are you SLP? Go mind your dirty Flambo Saloptez. You have lost all your vibe. Pull up your rosary and start rolling the beads

  11. 666
    June 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm Reply

    Kenny has used his last political life, and should leave with whatever little dignity he has left.

  12. Fondsab
    June 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm Reply

    All of you are right..oops did I say right. No it’s wrong.

  13. Anonymous
    June 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm Reply

    I agree with PeterJoise one million percent!

    Kenny should have been gone from the time he said he would write to investors to tell them not to come and do business in our country.

    That spiteful platation boy should have gotten the hell out of our politics from then.

    The only reason he remained in our politics was to try to fulfil his ego of being the longest serving PM in our country. Nothing more, nothing less.

    That was Kenny’s dream to out do Sir John; but Sir John was a real champion whilst Kenny/Tony is an artificial champion.

    I am not surprise that Kenny didn’t and will not publicly congratulate the Hon. Allen Chastnet our new and more humble PM.

    If we roll back the tapes to Feburary 2007 at a thank you rally of the slp in V/Fort after Sir John defeated Kenny in the 2006 election, you can hear the rage in his voice saying: “I cannot understand how a government which did so much for the people was not reelected.”

    Dr.Kenny/Tony Davis Anthony, I really do hope that you now understand why we don’t want you in our politics anymore, to the point of you almost losing your own seat.

    Vamoose, plantation boy – vamoose!

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 22, 2016 at 8:45 am Reply

      Lol.. Descendent of slaves hurling “Plantation” Insults. Lol. Haaaaaaaaahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  14. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 1:55 pm Reply

    Aaah, the turncoat – did I hear coward, channel maul – no, turncoat, that will do, comes out of the shadow barking! “Since when it’s your role” or what makes this guy believe he has a role to play in determining what, when the good doctor leaves politics. What do we say to barking dogs? Mash!

  15. Gorgor
    June 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm Reply

    Josie RED INT’L has a costume for u

  16. Gorgor
    June 22, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply

    Josie RED INT’L has a costume for u go jump carnival and leave the man alone .

  17. julian
    July 2, 2016 at 6:05 am Reply

    Josie shut your ads and go and jock and sleep ok please stay out of slp

  18. Jacques Boucle
    July 6, 2016 at 8:56 am Reply

    At best, Peter Josie is the most imbecilic op-ed columnist I have ever seen, at worse, he is the dumbest thinker I have ever come across. He is fill with hate, bile, venom, etc. At your advance age Mr. Josie, why don’t you seek salvation ? Why don’t you rid yourself of the bitterness and hatred that is holding you captive? Frankly sir, you fill me revulsion.

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