SLP MPs claim being sidelined in school bursaries and STEP

PRESS RELEASE:- It has been brought to the attention of the Saint Lucia Labour Party that the Government of Saint Lucia has recently approved funds in respect of the annual Schools Assistance Program to be overseen by the St. Lucia Social Development Fund.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party is, however, disturbed and concerned that the distribution of these funds has commenced absent of the involvement of our six (6) sitting Members of Parliament.

It is a long-established practice that whilst the funds are made available by the Government, the disbursement of these is actually channelled via the elected Parliamentary Representatives.   

In addition to the fact that none of the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s elected Members of Parliament has been contacted, we have also been made aware that in some instances the United Workers Party’s losing candidates are already engaged in recommending individuals for these bursaries.

These actions by the government are not only discriminatory and unlawful, but in addition, they seek to relegate the duly elected Saint Lucia Labour Party’s Members of Parliament whilst promoting the failed UWP candidates.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party further notes that the Short Term Employment Programme (STEP) has commenced and here, too, the Party’s elected Members of Parliament have been sidelined as to date no one from the executing agency has contacted any SLP Parliamentarian.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party not only strongly condemns this unlawful practice of the Government but also reminds Prime Minister Chastanet that whilst in office, we respected the wishes of the electorate and involved all opposition MPs in every activity related to their constituencies.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party, therefore, calls on Prime Minister Chastanet to do likewise and respect the wishes of the electorate by treating the opposition MPs with the dignity befitting of their offices.   



  1. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Like u all did it before. SLP needs to chill. magee

  2. Helpless
    August 24, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    That’s not fair

  3. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Come on the election is done.why is every action political.slp candidates are clearly showing their immaturity.

  4. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Yo fache

  5. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    All I am hearing is condemn, condemn. If they had put proper measures in place whilst they were in office it would have been safe so now this is just a repeat of their mischievousness when they were in office. Only their friends were getting and the same set of family so take it as it comes. My family was rejected so Harr harr harr.

  6. Sad-But-True
    August 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Inferiority runs in the Blood in the Blood Poor Black Uwp Ape Supporters.

    1. Anonymous
      August 25, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Sad but true you are the biggest ape or gorilla Mr king kong

  7. concern
    August 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    SLP always complaining. In Babonneau only slp supports that was gaining these burseries . So slp stop the barking because you all are very guilty of the same thing. Shuuuu.

  8. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    U lie conce Cuz alvina was giving every one regardless of party. Ur present rep that is like that. Y u feel his own neighbours eh voted for him cuz he always like that. Choops

  9. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    It is really sad that our country has come to that, things that are to benefit our children are being politicized. Why should anyone condone such behaviour, I really think we should look into ourselves, the government has a mandate to care for and cater for all it’s citizens. The government has no colour, otherwise it can be accused of committing treason, for it has not held true to what it swore to. It’s not just the creation of the programs implemented but also the execution of it. I urge you my friends, do not condone this whether you voted red, yellow or green, it’s your brother, your sister, your mother your farther who’s being victimized, seek to change that, is not this same thing you wanted to stop that’s why you voted yellow in, why condone them in error and allow your countrymen to suffer. I urge, Mr. Prime Minister, see to it that there is a fair balance otherwise you would have failed another promise which will destroy your integrity and whatever little respect you have left if at all you have any left

  10. Anonymous
    August 25, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Slp thinks everything they did was good. They still vote out .now everything uwp do is bad so they can vote in. It’s not what you did it’s what you didn’t do. That’s why you are out. Stay out. You have no say when you’re out. And it’s the same thing you did to the UWP. They had no say. Cause the speaker was not a good reffery.

  11. Anonymous
    August 25, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Zot sae slp sa la zot Foo. What you do is what will follow you.

  12. En Rouge
    August 25, 2016 at 9:58 am

    U know all dat right to happen to SLP, because if they had gone about the people’s business properly, they would be in office today. And all thsee things would not be happening.

  13. Anonymous
    August 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Hey SLP wake up and smell the coffee you all have been rejected by the people get over it.
    Instead of bleating about government actions try getting rid of some of the deadwood in the party and focusing on how to win the next election.
    Some free advice, say good bye to those who unequivocally supported Kenny even when they new his policies were not working , guys like pip, leo Clarke and others.
    Be warned if guys like Leo Pip, Francis those arrogant egoistical vindictive individuals are at the helm of the party come the next election the result will be the same.

  14. True-But-Sad
    August 26, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Can’t believe this. You are a political party and you’re complaining like three year olds on the playground. This is supposed to be for the benefit of the country and to help everyone. It’s time this party stops thinking in terms of: me me me, and start thinking about how to help the greater good of everyone. How about you commend and not condemn. Maybe working in a partisan manner will actually keep you in power one year

  15. coeur labar
    August 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    It’s so blatant and glaring the way the UWP go about their business it’s unbelievable that Lucians voted for them. Under SLP yes there were places where certain people got contracts-loyalty I guess. But they still had UWP supporters getting work. Now you should see the step program in Vieux fort North. Only.. I say again only UWP supporters work STEP and if you see the dirty, rushed work that they did. Go Pierrot and see the nastiness. And to make matters worse the MP was not aware of the people being employed to give his list.Thats unfair and Lucians will continue living hand-to-mouth under this administration if they don’t look into themselves and say ‘Hey, this got to stop!’