Pierre: Elections won on ‘mind blowing’ promises

Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, has asserted that the last elections were won on some ‘mind blowing’ promises.

He said that the opposition expects the parliament to be the place where the legislative frameworks for the intended policy agenda will be be established.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader was today addressing his first news conference.

He disclosed that the SLP eagerly looks forward to the formal opening of parliament.

Pierre asserted that the SLP noted with concern, a full month has passed since the last elections.

“We have not had the privilege of hearing formally, the legislative agenda which the government hopes to pursue in the new parliament,” he declared.

The SLP leader promised that his party will provide careful scrutiny of all proposed legislation.

He pledged that the SLP will offer support for those that deserve support.

Pierre vowed to mount “robust” resistance against those that in the party’s estimation will do harm to the people, the economy and the society.

The former Minister stated that SLP does not fear being in opposition.

He told the news conference that the party does not approach its task as if it has a natural right to be in government.

Pierre acknowledged that the people of Saint Lucia may not understand or agree with the SLP’s position on some issues.

However he noted that time and again by explanation and by their lived experiences, the public sooner or later accepts that the SLP has always taken decisions to advance this country and improve the quality of life of its people and the party is returned to government through the natural democratic cycles.

The SLP lost the June 6, 2016 general elections to the United Workers Party (UWP) by a margin of 11 to 6.


  1. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Pierre stfu and admit defeat……woy you’ll are sore losers…. Remember you’ll made promises too so what the hell…. Choops!

  2. Avaitay
    July 11, 2016 at 6:46 pm


  3. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Simply nonsense.

  4. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Find something of importance to say we don’t want to hear from you for the next three years because the previous elections was won by empty promises as well so find your bed and go to sleep for a few years. Typical SLP can’t accept defeat.

  5. True Lucian
    July 11, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    15 to go down the grave was too much to bare for another 5 years. 5 to stay Alive was more promising. Case closed!!!!! Get a life…

  6. Sad-But-True
    July 11, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Hmmm what a clown!

  7. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Ohhhh how the tables have turned. Put that that in your pipe and smoke it.

  8. Sad-But-True
    July 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

    It is obvious that the UWP supporters aren’t too happy with their outcome. Because they appear to be in-bed with their leader who is a little boy in candy-store, who keeps on Lying his way in everything. Where is the Promise Low Gas prices? He said to his Dummy, ignorant and Apish supporters that he has already signed a document to guarantee that gas prices will never go up again. What do we see? The exact opposite!

    No surprise that the Talk show host seems to be also in bed with the Chastanets and Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, that he refuses to question anything Allen( the boy) says. He has turned his show into a psychotic ‘Go Pwel’ emotional rant, simply because Dr Kenny Anthony Fire His (Word omitted) as a Senator.
    I gotta laugh at this Old Guy.
    Be a Man Rick! Lol
    By the way, I no longer watch your show. It serves NO purpose to me. Just repetitive lines like an upset stomach that often leads to bowel movements.