Pierre: SLP supporters not consistent enough

The leader of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Philip J. Pierre, has declared that SLP supporters are not consistent enough in their fight for the party.

Pierre was addressing a gathering of employees of the National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE) on Saturday at the Gros Islet Secondary school.

“We never have time, we don’t spend the hours, we don’t do the house to house,” the SLP leader observed.

He said the SLP will do whatever it can to ensure that the situation with the terminated workers is reversed.

“The question is will you be there when we ask you to do what you have to do,” Pierre told stated.

He declared to applause from the gathering that at the crux of the NICE issue was the need to have a government that sees about the interests of the workers.

Pierre stated that while the main objective was to get back the jobs that have been terminated, the ultimate aim is for the SLP to regain power.

“You need us, but you voted for them,” the Castries East MP said.

He said that when the call comes to organise and mobilise, the NICE workers should not back off because they may have regained their employment due to pressure from the SLP.

“The important thing is that you have to have a government in power,” Pierre said.

He said:

”The excitement now is not necessary if the labour party was in government and all of us have a share of the blame. We didn’t do what we had to do, we didn’t work hard enough, we did not defend our party enough.”

The SLP leader asserted that as a result, everyone is suffering.

He quoted Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment, Lenard ’Spider’ Montoute, as having said that since ninety percent of NICE workers were SLP supporters, there would be no political fallout from their terminations.

“’Go to hell’ According to Spider,” Pierre told the gathering.

He said the workers can engage in their silent protest on their own using avenues such as Facebook and call in programmes.

In addition, Pierre said the workers can ask cabinet members questions about the NICE jobs that were terminated.





  1. Anonymous
    March 13, 2017 at 10:55 am

    LOL. PIERRE look how Allen become PM before you. you still have no shame.

    1. Anonymous
      March 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm


  2. Anonymous
    March 13, 2017 at 11:04 am

    The problem with most SLP supporters is that they are cocky, insultive, condescending and intolerant. They approach you with much warmth but quick to use the weapon of mass destruction on you the moment you disagree with them. They are not interested in reasoning and understanding

    1. Dale Jacobs
      March 13, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      But they don’t go about threatening the life of PMs though!

  3. Anonymous
    March 13, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I see Pierre is reproaching the people for voting against the slp. “You need us but you voted them” I also see he’s already campaigning hard already

  4. John vdhal
    March 13, 2017 at 11:13 am

    The race is not for the swift but for those who can endure. We like to support people who look like our oppressors or former slaves masters. We look up to them and we cast away our problems who resemble us. Like your statement that Pierre should be ashame. There is no shame in fighting for the rights of the poor. Bread freedom and justice. Long live the slp, power to the people.

    1. Anonymous
      March 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      very true

    2. Anonymous
      March 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      He was there what did he fight for he only knows how to fight when he is not there

    3. Anonymous
      March 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm


    4. The Eagle
      March 14, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Only slp supporters that were poor?

  5. oh yeh
    March 13, 2017 at 11:20 am

    yea right pierre!!! you are only confirming that 90% of NICE are SLP supporters. Like the PM said those taking care of the elderly will stay and be enhanced. the rest must be reviewed and the program revampt. You all always hungry for power.

    1. Anonymous
      March 13, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      every single one of the NICE workers have received end of contract letters. what will happen is a new set is being trained to take care of the elderly. so its not the same ones. ppl need to stop listening to hearsay and read more to educate and inform ourselves. those whose contracts will end on March 31 wld have to reapply if they want to continue. and who knows if they will be selected. smh. this political thing have ppl thinking stupid. Look at the bigger picture and see how it affects St.Lucia. We are St.Lucia . United we stand divided we fall

  6. Anonymous
    March 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

    It so sad that in a country you have a opposition fighting against sustainable jobs whiles he is asking his supporters to fight for contracted jobs from a government that cannot afford it as per the IMF report. Ridiculous. Where will St Lucia go with these guys?

  7. 666
    March 13, 2017 at 11:49 am

    People are free to vote for whichever party they want to…hence the back and forth between parties. We are a democracy, Peter!

  8. Lynn
    March 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    “We never have time, we don’t spend the hours, we don’t do the house to house,” ……….really you CAMPAIGNING already…….LOL

    “The question is will you be there when we ask you to do what you have to do,” Pierre told stated……….DELUSIONAL……LMAO

    the ultimate aim is for the SLP to regain power……..POWER HUNGRY PIERRE

    “You need us, but you voted for them…….REMEMBER YOU NEED US MORE THAN WE NEED YOU PIERRE

  9. Anonymous
    March 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Go to hell chastanet and du boulay ugly white people

    1. 666
      March 13, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      Please take your racism somewhere else, we have enough problems to deal with already.

  10. Anonymous
    March 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I hate it when i am on my phone to help in the fight to bring down the chastane and du boulay family when all of a sudden COURTS advertisement comes on my phone black people do not shop at COURTS as u pay 45 percent interest rates capitalist white crooks like the chastanet and du boulay family

  11. Camel
    March 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    5.00 can block a home when you were confronted with a question of employment. In other words you saying to me you are getting 5.00 so be contended with cutting grass . I am not stupid (Words deleted) I voted against Labour last election for the firsts time and will do it again based on what’s going on. Go figure

  12. Anonymous
    March 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I am not for this nice program as most of those people working in the NICE program are very lazy and no ambition they are doing it just for the money and they are doing a job with no pride. And further more government has to borrow money to pay them putting the country in more debt deeper and deeper right now the country is at a stand still never things is going on. Go work on the cruise ship /Canada farm or other jobs where you can bring money into the country in stead of putting the poor country in more debt deeper and deeper

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