Opposition boycotts sitting of Senate

Opposition Senators today staged a boycott of today’s sitting of the Senate in solidarity with opposition MPs in the lower house.

The opposition Senators asserted that since there had been no discussion in the lower house on matters on the order paper, they could not participate in today’s senate sitting.

One of the Senators told the Times that what happens next will be determined by opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre.

The action by the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Senators today follows  a walkout of parliament by opposition MPs on Tuesday.

The SLP MPs accused the government of abusing parliamentary procedure.

At a news conference later, opposition leader Philip J. Pierre  explained that a motion that was to be tabled by Castries South MP, Doctor Ernest Hilaire in relation to the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), had disappeared from the order paper.





  1. Vieux Neg
    April 6, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I’m in total agreement with the opposition. Their papers /request were presented in time therefore too ugh to have been on the papers

  2. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I fully support

  3. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    What’s new same old politics

    1. Anonymous
      April 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      when will slp learn that they lose the next election

  4. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I have enough of these policitian same old things,they all are the same rubbish.

  5. Terence Joseph
    April 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Let them stay out, they just causing trouble. The business of the country has to move forward.

  6. Quincy Anderson
    April 6, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    That’s where they are strong so am not surprised. Doing things so all attention will be on them.

  7. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    What we need is a revoulution to drive away the. Capitalist Chastanet and the du boulay family out of the landscape of st lucia we must be prepared to die in gun fire for our land

    April 6, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    U totally agreed with the OPP hi time they show dam useless fellas wat time it is

  9. Truth Seeker
    April 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I hope the Opposition realize that deh are the now problem. If deh refuse to help fix what deh left behind, Karma coming back full circle. It just goes to show that no one cares. Keep boycotting and walking out of the house. You may be deh again. I hope you won’t have issues when the other side walks and boycott.

    1. Anonymous
      April 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      If they did the same thing the PM did, i’m they would have no qualms about it

  10. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Just let it be known that the SLP will do any and any thing to distroy the uwp government they will go around the clock as it ticks .they will apose to any and any thing. Watch their behavior in the house. The main problem is that they don’t want to know is the PM that’s the PM

  11. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Get them out red termites

  12. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Especially in planning; get them out red termites so the works can go forward;

  13. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    We ask for change ; we voted for change

  14. Anonymous
    April 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

    We asked for change so let’s give them a dam chance to do they work and stop distracting them, Kenny did 2 turn and what did we receive, so people stop being policitical and let the guys do they work Kenny had his chance, dont help him and his boy finish kill our lovely island peace unto us all.

  15. Society
    April 9, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I’m sure everybody getting paid end of month in full …I for sure if I miss one day of work..I know I will not get paid for that day..smh

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