UWP: Opposition walkout ‘childish’

Press Release:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party MPs have once again shamed the Nation by their actions this week in the House of Assembly.

By walking out of the House of Assembly debate on Tuesday the Labour Party MPs have shown that they are not fit to represent the people of their constituencies and only wish to satisfy their own selfish pursuits.

The representatives for Vieux Fort South- Kenny Anthony, Castries East -Philip Pierre, Castries South- Ernest Hilaire, Laborie -Alva Baptiste, Vieux Fort North -Moses Jn Baptiste, Dennery North – Shawn Edward all showed on Tuesday their disrespect for the House of Assembly and the job they were elected to do.

The United Workers Party also calls on Ernest Hilaire to apologize to the Speaker of the House for the disrespect he showed to her authority.

Mr. Hilaire was completely out of place to disregard the directive of the Speaker of the House and to also call the House he sits in “dishonorable”. The United Workers Party believes that Mr. Hilaire by his behavior was the dishonorable one. The Speaker simply informed Mr. Hilaire that his matter had been deferred to another sitting.

Was this a good enough reason to forget your duty as an MP and storm out of the session to your “impromptu” press conference?

The United Party further believes that the real reason the SLP MPs staged a well-orchestrated walkout, with the people who supported them the gallery, had to do with the Crown Proceedings Bill which came before the House and was in direct relation to recommendations from Ramsahoye Commission of Inquiry.

In the 2009 Inquiry report which looked in the Rochamel Affair which cost the taxpayers of Saint Lucia millions of dollars Ramsahoye recommended that there should be no time limit in law for the recovery of public funds.

It is clear that the Labour Party did not want to sit in Parliament and relive the mess they created with the property formerly known as Hyatt. It is clear to the United Workers Party that the Labour Party did not want to face the truth and own up to what happened during the Rochamel-Frenwell Saga.

The United Workers Party takes the opportunity to commend this Government of Saint Lucia for being brave enough to amend the Crown Proceedings Act which protects the funds of the state. This is obviously a Government which is not afraid of being held accountable.


  1. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    What happen to the money Allen use for the Tent ???? Is that not bad spending

    1. Anonymous
      April 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Didn’t that go to court? As a matter of fact, if you and the SLPs believe Chastanet did something wrong, this law would have had the SLP revisit that case, if they get into government in the next 30 years.

  2. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Can Mr.PM let us where did he get money to pay the Third World Band of Jamaica ?

  3. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Who is paying back $62 Million for the bad deal on the black bay land ????

  4. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Can anyone tell me why did the taxpayers of St.Lucia had to foot a phone bill of $248,000.00 ?

  5. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Out of the first 5 comments 4 is the same person.

    1. Elegal
      April 6, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      How do you know that. Is what they saying true.

  6. Anonymous
    April 7, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Conflicts of interest, coincidences, conspiracies and damned lies.

  7. Teacher say..
    April 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    “…The United Workers Party takes the opportunity to commend this Government of Saint Lucia for being brave enough to amend the Crown Proceedings Act which protects the funds of the state. This is obviously a Government which is not afraid of being held accountable.”

    This press release is a joke and is obviously from the UWP’s press team.
    1. Unless I am mistaken, wasn’t it former PM King’s that had to announce that there was no money in the coffers, during HIS administration? What happened to protecting the public funds then?
    2. What about the monies received by the party that was in power after the St. Jude’s fire?
    3. What about US$800,000 for a tent for “Boxing in paradise” by our now PM?
    4. What about selling our passports and allowing the money from the sales to be placed in an offshore account that WE have no access to?
    5. What about the monies Guy Joseph’s family member was paid for works that was never done
    Talking about not being afraid of being accountable….
    1. Why hasn’t the PM and his ministers met with the people of Vieux Fort to openly and directly discuss the DSH deal, displace rumors and lies engineered by the SLP with truths, facts and evidence?
    2. Why has Senator Ubaldus Raymond not been held accountable, disciplined/punished for HIS actions in the sex photo scandal…but the young lady was quickly arrested and punished for her part?

    Regarding the alleged disrespect by Ernest Hillaire etc…I haven’t seen/heard the actual events leading up to, during or after the incident …but ya’ll forgot when Guy Joseph told the then speaker of the house what her role was and wasn’t? Hillaire is right to some degree…what Ubaldus Raymond did was dishonorable on many counts BUT his party has yet to take a stance on the issue…where is the honor in that? What about the way in which the oaths they took when they were being swearing in are being violated and broken?
    They talk about being childish… they went to VF to host the swearing in ceremony to simply rub it in Kenny’s face and to gloat but NONE of them have yet to show their faces anywhere in the area to discuss, address the issues, concerns or fears of the people of VF..but instead send SSU to guard private assets..where is the honor in that? What about ministers of the ruling government INCLUDING the PM not knowing parliamentary procedures in the very same house and wanting to throw childish hissy fits? Signing a deal with a KNOWN international criminal being sought by multiple countries for corruption, bribery etc…where is the honor in that?…but wait…then again there just MIGHT be honor among thieves…
    *bell ringing*

  8. When will it STOP?
    April 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I am trying to delete the words of this garbage pile I just read! Some St. Lucians are exactly what’s wrong with the country! First of all, why didnt the author leave his or her name? Why defend the indefensible? Giving the current a free pass to do as they are please is the norm for party HACKS! Can these jaundiced eye fools take a step back and see how much damage that has been done? Having the largest cabinet without a deputy is not a problem but a walk out is like a murder crime? I am ashamed to say I am St. Lucian with these idiosyncratic people who claim to say they sense! Truly common sense isnt common! Please, stop allowing party affiliation to cloud your judgement! IDIOT

  9. Anonymous
    April 7, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    How could Lucian’s vote for the labour party? Childish, disrespectful, lack of self control. Hungry power. Labour party is losing popularity. Your supporters are also disappointed with the opposition. The captain sank the ship and as far as I’m concerned, the ship is still at the bottom of the sea. It better stay there.

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