SLP disappointed with Prime Minister’s statement

Press Release: The Saint Lucia Labour Party is disappointed but not surprised by the support given by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to his Minister of Equity Lenard Montoute’s assertion that 90% of NICE workers were supporters of the SLP and that there would be no “political fallout” as a result of them losing their jobs.

For a Prime Minister to openly support victimization of hard working Saint Lucians is despicable and unwarranted.

Is the Prime Minister agreeing that supporters of the Saint Lucia Labour Party should not be allowed to earn a living in Saint Lucia? Is he saying that the colour of an individual’s garments should dictate his employment?

The Prime Minister must answer what will happen to the elderly who will be abandoned and the families of the NICE workers who will be unemployed as a result of the government’s policy of victimization.


  1. Anonymous
    March 10, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Slp came up with that nice business which is not sustainable to pay back their supporters for a period of time. The programe was never meant to last forever. In my area majority of the nice workers are openly slp supporters. To avoid controversy the PM should have kept his observation to himself but it is true.

    1. Anonymous
      May 18, 2017 at 9:11 pm


      When I read those comments no one is making any suggestions about how to avoid all the crimes affecting the youths of this nation . Everyone is so bitter with each other and can’t wait to hit back at everyone else comments. Wow ! I feel so sad for our nation we are all sinking slowly and NONE of our captain’s can’t keep ship LUCIA afloat.

  2. Anonymous
    March 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

    SLP know very well what they were doing when they were handing out work to the supports. They know very well that others have to eat to. They put red in and keep yellow out as if UWP supports don’t have to eat too. We are all saint lucieans and the SLP neglect that, now they talking about victimization when they were doing it for years. Now that the shoe is on the other foot and they don’t want too wear it. Shame on the SLP.

    1. Anonymous
      March 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      It is time that our people stop playing the blaming game. Philip J Pierre has every right to air his views what the hell is opposition good for if you don’t have a voice? At least with him it is what you see what you get. Apparently Labour supporters are not St. Lucians too. Mr. Pierre has a right to fight for the people especially when he is sensitive about the fact that people are not able to feed their children. Why attack the man? He cares about our people’s plight. Our society does not know what they want, if he keeps quiet then you will hear another story altogether! way to go Honourable Pierre keep the pressure on them! to hell with what the haters say!!!

    2. Anonymous
      March 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Shame on your ass for being a liar!!!!

  3. Anonymous
    March 10, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Mr. Pierre, haven’t you ever realise that those same people you are making a case for never had a secured job, Thank to the SLP government. If the jobs they were doing was so important, why didn’t you make their jobs permanent? Please answer me.

  4. Josie Wahls
    March 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

    There’s this term in politics,” To the victors goes the spoils.” Can you ask the leader of the opposition and the SLP to explain it to the St.Lucian public instead of trying to brainwash and bring division.

  5. Anonymous
    March 10, 2017 at 10:49 am

    How is it determined that 90% of the Nice workers were SLP supporters?

  6. 666
    March 10, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Politics suck, and politicians are very good at it.

  7. Anonymous
    March 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I think Philip j Pierre like to be seen, always talking.

    March 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Whilst everyone exchanging mepwi, who is going to offer a solution to the predicament, let’s focus people. Don’t get caught up in the tug of war.

    It appears that the government we voted in to handle such matters does not have the solution. We obviously need to come up with the solution ourselves.

    All Allen Chastanet has done so far is point the finger at the Opposition. I for one don’t care what SLP did, they are no longer in power we voted in UWP to do better.

    It is time for them to show some results, and not mistakes that will cost the people centuries to recover from.

    Since every government doing the same thing we as a people have to review this party system. We have to ask ourselves the question is it working for ALL?


    Then its time to modify our system of candidacy for public office.

  9. Anonymous
    March 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Rome was not built in a day. The shoe is on the other foot. Suck it up Lucians u don’t no what u want.

  10. Anonymous
    March 11, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Why is pip only trying to bring division to the people. His very statement is one of controversy and division. How can you call yourself a leader when you’re calling for protests in the street and making statements like the above. I’m sure your time would be better spent answering the questions we’ve been asking for years. What happened with lambirds and jufali????

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