Opposition accuses ruling party of broken promises

PRESS RELEASE:- In a release today the Saint Lucia Labour Party is asking whether it is too much to ask Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and his United Workers Party to at the very least keep to their promises?

Since assuming office, not only has the United Workers Party refused to adhere to basic constitutional norms and conventions but in just three short months they have, additionally, broken campaign promise after campaign promise.

According to the SLP only recently, Prime Minister Chastanet had an about turn when he backtracked on his party’s campaign promise to rid the diplomatic corps of political appointments when he announced Party Chairman, Guy Mayers as his nominee to be Saint Lucia’s High Commissioner to London.

Mr. Mayers’ nomination was even more galling when it is considered that he was the National Security Minister under whose watch twelve (12) civilians were allegedly the subject of police extra judicial killings which resulted in sanctions being imposed on Saint Lucia by the United States Government.

The SLP states that now Prime Minister Chastanet and his government have embarked on another excursion in deceit

. In a document entitled “Mamai Flambeau” and which was released immediately prior to the 2016 General Elections, the UWP promised as its second pledge, the “Reduction in vehicle licences by 50% will help those who have invested in a truck for transport to focus on the business and get back on the roads quickly and legally”.

Rather than keep to this simple campaign promise, the government in typical UWP style, has reneged with the transport minister stating that effective 1 September 2016, there will be a reduction of “50% of the increase.”
Whilst SLP Political Leader Hon. Philip J. Pierre has already exposed the ineffectiveness of the planned reduction, the Saint Lucia Labour Party nonetheless calls upon the UWP to show some decency by keeping to its word and reduce the fees by the promised 50%.


  1. Anonymous
    August 31, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    C’mon already the hundred days not even done yet. SLP shut up OK

  2. Much ado about nothing
    August 31, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    This is all poliTRICKS, those who voted because of the tricks, you are all doomed, that’s the name of the game, so in politricks, always vote for the politician thT you like as a person, not fir party, because you will always get screwed at the front and the back and beyond .

  3. Anonymous
    August 31, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    It’s not the first time SLP complaining
    It’s not going to be there last.
    They will keep on. And on and on.
    Until they get back to office
    To do the same thing they complaining.

  4. Sad-But-True
    August 31, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Thing is, the UWP Negro House Slaves love their UWP White Master so much, that they don’t mind languishing in Hunger with NO largent en posh, while their white Slave Master is riding their backs to the edge of the Cliff. Lol

    Remember how all the House Slaves came together to Fight against and HUMILIATED another Fellow Black Man, Stephenson King, (who look just like them,) for their white Slave Master? Lol. Have you noticed how the Poor UWP Plantation slaves finds No Fault in their White Slave Master.And ITS Ice is colder than the Black Man’s?

  5. Anonymous
    September 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

    SLP why don’t you’ll shut you’ll failed backside,, kenny and you’ll failed monkeys that give the most emty promises,, when you’ll was in power,, and want to talk non-sence about UWP,, and after 4 & half years close to election then you’ll was trying to do some qucik non-sence,, to full st. lucian,, but SLP you’ll don’t know st.lucian are no full again,, why don’t you’ll just seat down you’ll fail backsides a side,, and watch UWP, work for st. lucia and st.lucian,

    1. Twin
      November 11, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Your English and spellings are indeed very poor… Go back to school