Francis says: SLP continues to fool itself

Press Release:-As one who has closely followed the politics of St. Lucia, I’ve tried in recent times not to let my heart rule my head.

Concerning the Desert Star Holding the Prime Minister and his Government will do well to listen to the people their criticisms and concerns expressed over the D.S.H, including the opposition to avoid the mistakes of the last Government.

As I watched on T.V the hue and cry by the opposition in the House yesterday, I was reminded of the Grynberg affair which is to date the mother of all secretive deals by any government leader.

Talking about accountability as regards the current Opposition Leader, was he let in on the Grynberg deal by the last P.M? Was the Cabinet ever briefed on it?

Those who live in glass houses must be careful in throwing stones.  Yes transparency and accountability must be upheld but where was the Vieux Fort North Representative when the St. Jude’s Hospital project was being mismanaged – which has affected the people of his Constituency Vieux Fort North?

The magic of the old style partisan politics can work no more. Whilst the Prime Minister must be transparent in dealing with the people’s business at all times, the St. Lucia Labour Party must stop continuing to fool itself if it wants to regain legitimacy.

 As a party now in opposition – how can they forget the wrongs, the mismanagement and nepotism which took place during their rein?  There is much that they must answer to and be contrite.  Long live Democracy.

Mary Francis

Attorney at Law


  1. Anonymous
    December 21, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Pot calling kettle black. ….. Pierre and co. Has no legetimacy. ..they hire and fireat will …people move from principal to p s in a metter of weeks…Thanks to Kenny.

  2. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 2:26 am

    I agree 100 per cent with you comment. Mary . The nerve of Pierre and Hilaire to stand up and talk now. They simply have no shame. But the competition between those two for leadership of SLP will cotinue, but Alva is watching.

  3. mary
    December 22, 2016 at 6:05 am

    mary mary blah blah we see where you coming fron….

  4. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Well said maymay

  5. sweetness
    December 22, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Mary you do no cry out any more about the crime rate what happen cat take your tongue? 5 years ago u were crying like a b…. now all of a sudden the rapes an killing is ok now?? Tanto tanto

    1. Anon Y. Mous
      December 22, 2016 at 8:16 am

      What??? Was anyone supposed to understand that?

  6. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 8:06 am

    SLP should continue to keep the pressure on the govt. Whether Mary or anyone else likes it or not. SLP is not perfect they have made numerous mistakes.. We agree. So has UWP. Do the work which you were kicked out of office to do SLP. Never mind the hypocrites like Mary who suddenly wants to talk politics

    1. Anonymous
      December 22, 2016 at 8:29 am

      Whiles you are correct, the thing for me is you totally ignored what Mary said never addressed it. Is IG true or not? Can you at least speak to both sides, don’t know if you can but you can try?

      1. Anonymous
        December 22, 2016 at 8:54 am

        Firstly I did speak to both sides in case you missed it. Mary made her point clearly and she is correct. On the other hand is she suggesting that SLP should not address the DSH deal because of Grynberg? That makes no sense. If the opposition believes something may be negative for the country its their right to highlight it

    2. Anonymous
      December 22, 2016 at 10:36 am

      I never knew there was a law restricting people to make comments about a situation. It’s time that people stop being subjective to biasness and be objective about situations of any kind…

  7. citizen
    December 22, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Mary is so right……..thumbs up my dear !

  8. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Go hide your face miserable lady.
    Are you suggesting that they shouldn’t highlight or demand accountability?
    What have you said about the crime surge?

  9. concern citizen
    December 22, 2016 at 8:31 am

    You are so right Mary………people can’t be fool all the time !!!!!!!!!!1

  10. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Mary u should keep quiet,with all your human rights bullshit stop pressuring the police into like u said squeeze his balls make him talk, don’t play that dirty game,yes I talking about the incident with your brother have u forgotten that the accused have human rights

  11. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Well SLP has about 5 years to continue to fool itself.

    1. Anon
      December 22, 2016 at 9:15 am

      The people of St. Lucia continue to fool themselves

  12. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Mary I think u should keep quiet cause u have forgotten that everybody have human rights, so before u run your mouth stop pressuring the police over your brother’s incident,now u want the police to squeeze the accused in your brother’s case balls doesn’t this accused person have human rights

    1. Logan
      December 22, 2016 at 9:57 am

      What does her brother’s case have to do with what she just said. You must be reading something right up (Words deleted). Chooppsss

  13. concern
    December 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

    You so right Mary, slp have no shame . Even Fr Murray have no shame. That priest lucky that he is not my parish priest because I would never accept him to give me holy communion.

    1. Anonymous
      December 22, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Lmao air bair look it!!

    2. Anonymous
      December 22, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Even priests are allowed some righteous anger so how does this defile holy communion you Catholic party hack?

  14. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 9:18 am

    If you really want to know an ignorant is to hear and Read their comments. And we have plenty of it in saint Lucia. And 95%of them are SLP gooroos.

  15. Sad-But-True
    December 22, 2016 at 10:08 am

    See, no one wants to address the DASH deal other than deflection. And Grynberg which is dead horse, is being pushed and installed into the heads of the moronic uwp supporters, to a country’s demise.
    Now, assume the Grynberg was all that, wouldn’t Good sense prevail to avoid this supposed mistakes?
    When will we as a nation stop licking Butt-cracks for a living. But do what is Best in the interest of this Nation?

    DSH is a Bad Deal!

  16. Sad-But-True
    December 22, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Mary Francis, the supposed ‘cries’ you speak of was in the interest of the people of this country. I thought you were for Human Rights. So they’ve now promised you a lump sum now? LMBAO.
    Who can you trust these days. Smh!

  17. Sad-But-True
    December 22, 2016 at 10:16 am

    They will never silence the voice of the people on the DSH. I have reasons to believe that they funded the UWP campaign. .And thus this island was sold to the Chinese. More will come out.
    And next election, UWP will cease to exist.

    1. Anonymous
      December 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Some of you lucian don’t know what you all want, open your eyes some of the fools in st lucia, slp wasn’t doing nothing for st lucia, where is Kenny Anthony?

  18. Truth
    December 22, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I expect utter RUBBISH to come from drunkards like Juke Bois and not to be repeated by a supposingly learned lawyer. So because SLP made mistakes whiles in government and now they are the duly elected opposition they should not hold the government to account? Mary want us to believe that UWP was never in government and they did not make mistakes themselves.

  19. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Shame on you Mary! You will live a long miserable life for your dirtyness.. St Lucians are sick! No pride, no honor, no responsibility, no ethics period! Once they getting a cut wrongs are justified

  20. Lucian strong
    December 22, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    To the folks who can’t see past labour lost and flambeau won and labour did so they should keep quiet I applaud you for such ignorance. I see why the prime minister has his foot in the mouths of those innocent ppl of stlucia. Because of you 700 dollars us is paid to the government a year and although jobs MAY come out of if you have 99 years of dictatorship by an investor , good luck stlucia.

  21. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Have u all forgotten. Everytime SLP is in opposition they speak against everything good. The John Compton duam was one of them,the millennium highway another one,the enlargement of the highway from vogue to grosislet at the time. And we can go on and on. The SLP is not concern about progress in this country. All they are concern about is power.

  22. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    If something is wrong it is wrong . Not because the last government got away with something this government should do the same thing too . Come on People use the past to better the future. No more secrets.

  23. Lucian strong
    December 22, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    That song seems fitting( how low can you go)I have a dream one day what ever party it may be hold the government accountable for misleading and destroying the integrity of a country.

  24. Anonymous
    December 22, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Look at Rodney bay right now. They gave Compton more licks when he wanted to transform the north and check how the marina and the north looks now. Lots of progress. Well I guess Lucians wants the south like a ghost town so be it because that’s what it is.

      December 22, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      what Rodney bay not long from now it will be a dump

    December 22, 2016 at 11:29 pm


  26. Concerned
    December 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    How insane can St. Lucians be, to allow their ignorance to over power their views of right and wrong. To individuals supporting the SLP governanace they will never see issues because all they see is their personal gain when this party is in power – the same for some individuals supporting the UWP.

    What they fail to realize is the importance of development for all citizens of the country and when the lives being goverened are at stakes.

    Not everyone agrees with each other and what they say, but allow yourself to see the view the undividual is coming from. All that aggression gets the country and its people nowhere.

    If only all work together will there be improvements. The opposition job is to oppose and the job of those in power is to look for the betterment of the country.

    Think with an open mind commentators.

  27. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Mary we did not put UWP in office for the same cramp. You not for the people but your self like the dam flambeau. Have you check to see the number of crime for this year.The number of youngster going down. Your homework .

  28. Anonymous
    December 24, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I guess everything is politics in the land to you people bashing Mary seems like you can read but dot understand
    Mary is not taking sides in her post she has taken a neutral position like she said in her post and i quote
    “Concerning the Desert Star Holding the Prime Minister and his Government will do well to listen to the people their criticisms and concerns expressed over the D.S.H, including the opposition to avoid the mistakes of the last Government”
    her point is that pierre has been ranting and raving about the secrecy of the dsh deal and he wants full disclosure he even went on to say that the deal should be discussed in parliament , but that same pierre was none the wiser on the grynberg deal was he briefed on the hyatt deal which never reached cabinet thats the point .
    dont go around making noise about secrete deals and while in government there were secrete deals made by his government
    pierre keep talking rubbish about victimization who is the chief crook and bottle washer when it comes to that issue i was a victim of pierre victimization
    those who live in glass houses don’t throw stones

  29. eye
    December 24, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Mary Mary Mary i was expecting better from sounded like another GUY JOSEPH.If you have nothing to say then keep your mouth shut.