Opposition leader wants people honoured while alive

Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, has asserted that it is passing strange that politicians only honour each other in death.

Pierre made the comments in parliament today.

The leader of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) had risen in support of a resolution tabled by Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet.

The resolution called for the parliament, government and people of Saint Lucia to offer profound condolences and sympathy to the family of the late Patrick Manning, as well as the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the passing of the former Prime Minister.

Manning died on July 2, 2016 at the San Fernando General Hospital.

He passed away as a result of acute myeloid leukemia one month before his 70th birthday.

Addressing parliament today, opposition leader Philip J. Pierre said it would be pleasing if  people like Manning who have served, would be honoured before their death.

Nevertheless, Pierre declared that it was better late than never.

He said that the resolution to express condolences on the death of the former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister was fitting.

The SLP leader stated that all members of the opposition would like to associate themselves with the resolution, given the statesman that Manning was.

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet told the parliament that former Prime Minister, Stephenson King and a representative of the opposition were part of the delegation that went to Trinidad and Tobago for Manning’s funeral.

Chastanet thanked the opposition for its support.


  1. Anonymous
    July 13, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Pip you’re looking for and early praise for long service. Don’t try that. En rouge

    1. Sad-But-True
      July 13, 2016 at 9:34 am

      You simply have to drive the Island to see the Marvelous and Great work of the SLP.
      I Bet you can’t point to anything remotely UWP. Lol.
      So you need to KISS our BACKSIDES, RELIGIOUSLY!

  2. Anonymous
    July 13, 2016 at 2:32 am

    While appreciating the didifficulty you may face Mr.Pierre, it would be in the best interest of the party for you to have extracted yourself from Kennys tarnished legacy. To continue in this mould is to confirm as many have thought that you were part of the problem. I am shocked to hear you describe Kenny as a consensus politician. We know he was an autocrat.
    I had intended to support you , but those latest comments inform me that you intend to maintain the status quo, no change same old same old
    The party needs change,real change, we need a discussion on the direction and the principles of the party. With your mindset set in the elitist mode , you are not the man to lead the party with a new 21st century vision.You are a man if the past.
    The time to look for a new visionary leader, capable of defeating the UWPs is fast approaching.

    1. Anon1
      July 13, 2016 at 8:04 am

      Exceptionally well written, the only thing I would disagree with is the last sentence.

      It’s not “…fast approaching” it’s here.

      I wonder if dialogue has opened with the party and Mario Mitchel!

    2. Sad-But-True
      July 13, 2016 at 9:31 am

      And what are those “Tarnished Legacies?”
      Can you name them. And I will also name those (with proof,) from your Party. And I can go back from the 1980’s.

  3. Sad-But-True
    July 13, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I do want to Finance and Build A Huge Statue for DR. Kenny D Anthony. He deserves it!
    He took us from an Old run-down Backward Island to one of advancement in all areas 🙂

  4. Sad-But-True
    July 13, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I do want to Finance and Build A Huge Statue of DR. Kenny D Anthony. He deserves it!
    He took us from an Old run-down Backward Island to one of advancement in all areas ?

  5. Skyy
    July 13, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Only now.

  6. Skyy
    July 13, 2016 at 10:23 am

    nice try.