SLP criticizes removal of plaque at cricket grounds

SLP criticizes removal of plaque at cricket grounds

PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party notes with dismay that so early in its term the United Workers Party regime has embarked on the practice of a politics of pettiness and childishness when its full attention and energies should be focused on fulfilling its many election promises.

This is the only interpretation which can be given to the shameful removal of the plaque recognizing the Official Opening in the year 2002, of the Beausejour Cricket Grounds by the Hon Mario Michel, the then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Youth and Sports in the Saint Lucia Labour Party Government.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party fully supports the decision by the then Government led by Hon Dr Kenny D Anthony to honor our cricket hero Daren Sammy, by renaming the Stadium in his honor.

However, the removal of the plaque is a futile attempt to erase the fact that the stadium was built by a Saint Lucia Labour Party Government for the people of Saint Lucia.

 

The Saint Lucia Labour party would like to remind the government that history is like the truth, permanent and unchangeable.

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27 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm Reply

    I know this is a press release from the SLP, however, a good journalist would have shown the plaque in its “before” state and then “after” (since removal). Smh

  2. smh
    August 2, 2016 at 2:29 pm Reply

    Woeeeee I cant take it. Politics needs to stop. Everyday is a complaint

    1. Anonymous
      August 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm Reply

      Our political system allows for Opposition my dear nimrod. if you “can’t take it” perhaps you should find your nearest cemetery and put yourself out of your misery.

      1. 666
        August 2, 2016 at 8:08 pm Reply

        @Anonymous…not cool…why would you wish death on someone? Don’t tempt Karma!

        1. Anonymous
          August 3, 2016 at 1:23 pm Reply

          No one wished death upon this individual. He/she was merely presented with options to put the self out of their misery. it’s their choice to act upon it

  3. Anonymous
    August 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm Reply

    I’m not surprised that this was done. Most St.Lucians are petty individuals so it would make sense that their government is just as petty and childish.

  4. Anonymous
    August 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm Reply

    smh Can we no tthink that the plaque was removed for cleaning instead of joining in with those foolish party hacks. Why did they not remove it 5 years ago when they were in power. Btw My tax money that build the stadium and me that paying entrance fee to it. Mario Michel, his brothers, Kenny and his click don’t pay a cent to enter in there and maybe never patronise the bars in there like me, so F that thing about Labour Party gov’t it was the GOVERNMENT OF ST.LUCIA idoits.

    1. Anonymous
      August 2, 2016 at 2:56 pm Reply

      Removed for cleaning? If Allen and his boys set the country on fire , you idiots would say it was to provide heat and light. Smh

      1. facts
        August 3, 2016 at 8:59 am Reply

        That’s the same you’d say for Kenny…

      2. Anonymous
        August 5, 2016 at 6:02 am Reply

        You don’t make sense

    2. Anonymous
      August 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm Reply

      Not just slp ppl not paying – uwp have their own, so u would have to find somewhere else to live as it will continue

  5. Boujon Guiyave
    August 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm Reply

    What other bits of history will this bunch useless abusers of power seek to erase? Let this clueless gang understand one thing. The labour did not impose themselves on the country. They won an election. It was the people’s choice. Why do you have to about doing things like as if you have a god given right and will remain in power indefinitely. This action surely don’t put food on the table; it don’t send children to school; it don’t provide shelter or clothing. You mean that’s what you all were elected to do be vindictive to the former government or is it a reflection of the nonexistence of useful ideas in the UWP?

  6. Sad-But-True
    August 2, 2016 at 3:15 pm Reply

    SMH..I guess this was hidden and Coded in their “5 to stay alive kit Manual”. It will help the Poor Black UWP supporters receive their share of the “5 to stay Alive kit,” someday too. All the UWP Ministers are enjoying theirs.

  7. truth hurts
    August 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm Reply

    Ok so now we serve our country to honor ourselves ?? such petty complaints and i wonder 100 years down the line who the hell cares which party did what . life goes on and slp need to understand it was there duty to provide something for the people, and that is all that counts .

  8. Blindspot
    August 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm Reply

    Somebody please tell me, wasn’t the damn stadium renamed? You’ll people really need to find a hobby.

    1. Anonymous
      August 2, 2016 at 7:25 pm Reply

      It was renamed under the slp regime and the plaque wasn’t removed then

    2. Anon1
      August 3, 2016 at 7:19 am Reply

      Blindspot, I suggest you take up the hobby of reading and understanding what you read.

      Because your comment demonstrates your inability to read a simple article.

      1. Blindspot
        August 3, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply

        Exactly, the article is simple, petty and childish. “…the stadium was built by a Saint Lucia Labour Party Government..???” What nonsense is this? You’ll actually defending that crap? Geez

  9. The Commentator
    August 2, 2016 at 8:13 pm Reply

    The politics of plaques. Of plaques and politics.
    We must award the Perpetual Political Plaque to both the SLP and the UWP for dividing this country into red and yellow camps, for creating oligarchies instead of meritocracies, for playing petty political games and for demonstrating that loyalty to the political parties is stronger than the love for country.
    So that is why, every five years, we the electorate will make the politicians nervous and determine, through the mighty ballot, the fate of each red or yellow politician

  10. Anonymous
    August 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm Reply

    WHAT T.F.G.O.I ST.Lucia.
    Did someone really remove the plaque, what did the inscription say when did that happen, we need an explanation to this and not an SLP press release. Where is the story WHERE ARE THE SO-CALLED REPORTERS
    What a shame on Clinton and his members.

  11. Anonymous
    August 3, 2016 at 12:01 am Reply

    Who the F cares about plaques. The stadium was built by a St. Lucian government for Saint Lucians. This has nothing to do with party. Government is continuous. Let’s be color blind for once and focus on Saint Lucia, the country and its advancement. Governments come and governments will go but we will remain, not divided I hope. Another government may choose to return the plaque if it’s so important to them and the continuity of the stadium. But for now this government has made a decision to remove it. So what!

    The story of the plaque.

  12. Anon1
    August 3, 2016 at 7:25 am Reply

    Reading the comments to this article just highlights the fact that we St Lucians just can’t get out of this Partisan Politics.

    The politicians are fully aware of it and are taking full advantage of this for political gain.

    Shame on we St Lucians for not recognising we’re in 2016 the old school politricking needs to stop in order for St Lucia to truly move on Politically and Economically.

  13. facts4life
    August 3, 2016 at 9:03 am Reply

    For all I care it can be removed and never replaced. There are too many ppl who have done things for SLU more than Sammy and nothing’s on their name. Sammy just came into the game…#taketheline. Then again that’s politricks.

  14. Merci
    August 3, 2016 at 9:42 am Reply

    You all have a right to free speech. However, to say the removal of a plaque commemorating the opening of a stadium during the SLP government is fair game tells me that you guys are just political hacks and do not understand the role of government. It is damn wrong to remove the plaque and not make a statement as to the removal of it if it was done by the UWP government. If it was removed for cleaning, put out a statement informing the public of same. Otherwise, grow up and start governing the good of all people, UWP or SLP.

    1. Merci
      August 3, 2016 at 9:44 am Reply

      You all have a right to free speech. However, to say the removal of a plaque commemorating the opening of a stadium during the SLP government is fair game tells me that you guys are just political hacks and do not understand the role of government. It is damn wrong to remove the plaque and not make a statement as to the removal of it if it was done by the UWP government. If it was removed for cleaning, put out a statement informing the public of same. Otherwise, grow up and start governing for the good of all people, UWP or SLP.

  15. prophet bushiri
    August 3, 2016 at 2:35 pm Reply

    they hot for now cause they tryng to inpress ppl they fulfilling haha later wiil be greater slp supporters keep calm.. jah will soon work

  16. Stranger in the land
    August 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm Reply

    What a dog gone shame. Never heard of such things, plaques do not get removed for cleaning, get real Stlucians. UWP or SLP voters need to know what is the real issue with st Lucia”s politics, because really and truly it is not getting any better, but some parties just want StLucia to accept nonsense.

    What do you think would happen, when you voted someone in just for the fame.

    No more better days, just devious days.

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