SLP Says Mayers Appointment Contradicts UWP Manifesto Pledge

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is questioning the judgement of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in appointing UWP Chairman – Guy Mayers – as Saint Lucia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) despite an explicit UWP 2016 Election Manifesto (on Page 66) promise on “ending Political Patronage in the Foreign Service” and not using “the Foreign Service as a channel for distributing political favors.” Mayers’s appointment clearly contradicts another UWP promise.

What is even more disturbing about this appointment is that Mr. Guy Mayers was the Minister for National Security, who presided over the infamous “Operation Restore Confidence” (ORC)”, which has attracted the attention of the United Kingdom, and other countries in Europe and the United States of America (USA).

Under ORC, twelve (12) Saint Lucian citizens were allegedly killed by Police in highly suspicious circumstances, leading to the imposition of sanctions on Saint Lucia by the USA for human rights abuses under the Lehey Law and the suspension of all aid to the law enforcement agency.

The SLP believes that the appointment of Mr. Guy Mayers, the former, controversial Minister for National Security, to a diplomatic posting in the United Kingdom, a country, which has raised serious concerns over “Operation Restore Confidence”; represents a grave judgement error by Prime Minister Chastanet which

could compromise, complicate and further delay the resolution of this internationally embarrassing matter.


  1. Sad-But-True
    August 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm


  2. T
    August 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    sad but true two weeks ago u said u will start a petition against that.. where is it?
    Mate need to stay home and face the courts for what he did. Let another party official get that job. ridiculous man.
    So many better credible and qualified persons in the party and that’s who Chastanent choosing. That’s y I say chastenant is afraid of dem ppl that’s y he giving them all portfolios so they won”t turn on him.

    1. Sad-But-True
      August 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      I Never any such thing. It was said by another poster whom I supported. But it is a DISGRACE to see how low we have sank and will continue to sink while being DANCING CIRCUS MONKEYS TO THE WORLD.

  3. Sad-But-True
    August 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm


  4. Sad-But-True
    August 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I Never said such a thing. It was said by another poster whom I supported. But it is a DISGRACE to see how low we have sank and will continue to sink while being DANCING CIRCUS MONKEYS TO THE WORLD.

  5. Sad-But-True
    August 11, 2016 at 2:40 pm


  6. Olympian
    August 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Taking up such a post, what happens to the newspaper business? Remember political office is only good for while your government is in power.

    Best of luck whatever the outcome.

    1. smh
      August 11, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      Newspaper business not making sense ask to see the contract monthly allowances not including salary. It must be more than he makes in his paper business for a year

  7. Boujon Guiyave
    August 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    And they want SLP to be a spare tyre for them in the deputy speaker seat! Let those guys do their thing let them demonstrate to the world common sense in action.

  8. Anonymous
    August 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Wait for the next four years if your turn comes. As if UWP will appoint an SLP operative to see after tgeir business. Take a nap, see you in four years.

  9. mad
    August 11, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Shame on you SLP. ….Hilary is and will always be a con….t….. Asked him to disclose his secret funds and a /c….Pot calling kettle black…