UWP and SLP supporters converge outside parliament

UWP and SLP supporters converge outside parliament

United Workers Party (UWP) and Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) supporters converged near parliament this morning, to show their support for their parties.

The police kept the peace as the two sides chanted at each other.

The UWP supporters at one point chanted in kweyol “Yo pere”, which translates to – “They are afraid.”

The SLP supporters chanted back that they were not afraid.

uwp-slu-supportersThe action took place as MP’s from both parties arrived for the first session of parliament since the June 6, 2016 general elections.

The elections were won by the UWP by a margin of 11-6.

Yesterday Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, looking forward to the session of parliament today, said it was an exciting time.

“Obviously it is a new agenda, the people of the country have spoken – have given our party a mandate which we intend to fulfill,” he said.

He described the parliamentary session as the beginning of the implementation of the mandate.

Chastanet said while his administration will not be seeking additional funds, it intends a review of the allocation of the funds.

He disclosed that he had asked various government ministries to review current appropriation allocations.

According to Chastanet, this may require a shifting of resources from one ministry or statutory body to another.

Opposition leader,Philip J.Pierre for his part told a news conference yesterday that the SLP was eagerly looking forward to the formal opening of parliament.

He said the SLP noted with some degree of concern, that a full month had elapsed since the last election and nothing had been heard formally about the legislative agenda which the government hopes to pursue in the new parliament.

SLP general secretary Leo Clarke told reporters that the SLP supporters had come to cheer on their “high quality” elected MPs.

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22 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 11:03 am Reply

    Wow… A country divided

  2. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 11:08 am Reply

    Many pere

  3. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply

    Ma pere

  4. Listerine
    July 12, 2016 at 11:11 am Reply

    Yo ped

  5. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 11:25 am Reply

    A bunch of idiots with nothing better to do

  6. smh
    July 12, 2016 at 11:32 am Reply

    Exactly! in all tht rain. St Lucian not finishing with something….To much division in a lil Country like ours…

  7. Dd
    July 12, 2016 at 11:33 am Reply

    Clear indication that this country has allowed politics to divide the beautiful country. Instead of parliamentary reps encourage ppl to unite some are heading into the house with angry..and we expect a better society free of violence when our leaders can’t practice love…elections are over finish with this color thing and let’s work as a people choopse!

  8. Jacques Boucle
    July 12, 2016 at 11:57 am Reply

    It is ironic to talk about democracy yet we do not appreciate divergence of views. The gathering today is a clear manifestation of a democracy at work. Let us applaud the different groups for exercising their democratic rights. What we must caution against are the insults and mudslinging that are pervasive in the country, albeit, it is part of St. Lucia’s democracy. A little civility will go a long way.

  9. ......
    July 12, 2016 at 12:12 pm Reply

    Clearly ppl that dnt have wrk to do.

  10. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm Reply

    Mwe pere, when the pm has taken 3 trips in 5 weeks, when Bradley Felix shakes in an interview to try to explain gas price increase, when there is a blotted cabinet, when the confusion of who hold what ministry, when we got no explanation as to why a competent Shara Flood can’t be a minister as opposed to Jimmy Henry, Herod Stanislas and even Estephane are in Cabinet.

    Yes I am afraid… labour pere.

  11. KK
    July 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm Reply

    LOL u know anonymous…just wait for more…nous ja sav

  12. Sad-But-True
    July 12, 2016 at 1:05 pm Reply

    This is what Allen, his Father, Rick Wayne and Butch Srewart has done. They’ve wreckedthis Nation, destroyed and DIVIDED the People. For what? Just for Political Power.
    I was driving in Castries and show MY fking
    Never in this Island’s History, has this ever happened.
    I can never acknowledge this Nee Governement.

    1. Mags
      July 12, 2016 at 1:48 pm Reply

      That would be Kenny Anthony the arrogant, callous and divisive dictator. A self entitled facilitator of victimization, cronyism and nepotism.

      1. Sad-But-True
        July 12, 2016 at 2:08 pm Reply

        Mags, don’t worry! Soon you shall see who the Real Devil is. And how you have been played like a Monkey.

        Have you gotten all those wonderful Promises the devil Presented to you? 🙂

  13. Sad-But-True
    July 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm Reply

    This is what Allen, his Father, Rick Wayne and Butch Srewart has done. They’ve wreckedthis Nation, destroyed and DIVIDED the People. For what? Just for Political Power.
    I was driving in Castries and show MY fking
    Never in this Island’s History, has this ever happened.
    I can never acknowledge this Governement.

    1. Boujon Guiyave
      July 12, 2016 at 3:19 pm Reply

      You have forgotten the biggest culprit Sad-But-True. Justify leaving out THAT sorest of losers, TRAITOR and BETRAYER Peter Josie from that list. I say its not a gang of 4 but a gang of 5.

      1. Sad-But-True
        July 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm Reply

        Peter Josie isn’t worth the Dust Particles left behind after my foot-steps. All what I see in this guy is how badly Politics has treated him. And that his irrelevancy is now turning into reality. The guy burnt his Bridges many moons ago.
        The Venom emanating from his mouth is nothing more than an old Wrecked and Unhinged shouting “It should have been Me for Pm, Oh God Me and Not Kenny.”

        He will always be a crappy writer to irrelevant Newspapers. Lol

  14. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm Reply

    second that anonymous… nous pere.

  15. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply

    The country is divided because an election was won on lies and deceit by a man who is clearly unfit for the job. Not even 2 months into this government and I’m already halfway through my first bag of popcorn. UWP brings the entertainment.

  16. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 at 8:56 pm Reply

    You all should know about lies because you all good at it………zot PED………deal with it

  17. Anonymous
    July 13, 2016 at 8:56 am Reply

    I just cannot understand some of you party harks you all think that only Kenny that must seat on that chair you all are lost and you’ll still crying po jab go and pray and did ask eanything bad for the country because it is ours the pm that is there its ours PM Kenny tell to wipe ours tears and move on you’ll still crying just ask God to put love in our heart and love one another

    1. Sad-But-True
      July 13, 2016 at 9:23 am Reply

      Dude, stop being Rick Wayne’s Monkey by regurgitating his words (because you are obviously not happy with the outcome.) You are too easily manipulated and played like an Idiot.
      If loving my Party (The SLP) makes me a “Hack,” then I am St. Lucia’s Biggest whatever.

      And stop behaving like your Breakfast Party is still the Opposition. SMH.

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