UK denies pressuring Saint Lucia on same-sex marriage

UK denies pressuring Saint Lucia on same-sex marriage

The new British High Commissioner (BHC) to Saint Lucia, Steve Mc Cready, has denied that the UK is putting pressure on Saint Lucia to recognise same-sex marriage.

“I wouldn’t characterise it as putting pressure on the government of Saint Lucia – I don’t think that is the role of the UK government,” Mc Cready told reporters here.

He explained that the UK supports human rights and believes that a strong human rights agenda leads to a prosperous and safer country.

The diplomat said that the UK is against all forms of discrimination whether based on sexual orientation, religion, colour or any other reason.

“It is very important, we believe, that all people have equal rights,” the BHC said.

He stated that any citizen or group seeking the same rights as other citizens in a country will have the support of the government of the UK.

“I would not say that we are putting pressure on the government – it is a very close relationship,” the diplomat explained.

He recalled  that during his first press conference with Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, he described  Saint Lucia and the UK as being very good friends.

Mc Cready said it was ‘perfectly fine’ for friends to have differences of opinion, share those opinions respectfully, listen to each other and learn from each other.

“That is very must the position I will seek to take forward here,” he observed.

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply

    Yes Mr pm y right no same sex .
    We already have to many things happen home.
    I dnt think same sex marriage if good for us.
    God made Adam and Eve.😎😍.
    I’m not judging but we should not all it .

  2. viewer
    April 10, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply

    Fire burn abomination… Sick people…constipation alleviate and adhere fiction rubbers to get pleasure. There is no sweeter felling than the perfectly created woman;from a man’s prospective.

  3. Yoyo
    April 10, 2017 at 9:10 am Reply

    England hold your beliefs to youall selves . Our law says no man and man , or woman and woman . Simple . This is not discrimination. (Words deleted)

  4. Yoyo
    April 10, 2017 at 9:11 am Reply

    Our law is our law . No bulling simple.

  5. Anon1
    April 10, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply

    Now Chass – I hope you were taking notes on how a politician should deflect a question which they know to be true with an answer that neither confirms or deny.

    Off course yes the UK government is pressuring not only St Lucia, on same sex marriage and the Death Penalty.

    Let not our memories fail us!

  6. Anon1
    April 10, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply

    Don’t spin us the diplomatic line Steve!

    We already know that your Gov is and has been putting pressure St Lucia and other Commonwealth Countries with regards to same sex marriage and the Death Penalty.

    You may not “characterise it” in that way however it doesn’t mean the UK isn’t applying pressure.

    Lucians let not your memories fail you’ll!

  7. MASKSED BANDIT.👹👺😷😎
    April 10, 2017 at 10:25 am Reply

    Uk bbwoy why is that one of your first agenda since taking up office..you animals are so disgusting.

  8. 666
    April 10, 2017 at 11:47 am Reply

    At the very least we should let them get married, so they can experience the pain of divorce lol…

    1. 😂😂😂
      April 10, 2017 at 1:15 pm Reply

      Lol.. wicked!!!

  9. Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm Reply

    The law is the law, god made male and female , he also say be fruitful and mulitiply and replenish the eart.not man and man, and woman and woman.they cannot replenish the earth,you see god did not make adam and steve, he made adam and eve,you see he made eve for a reason , as a company for Adam.

    1. Anonymous
      April 10, 2017 at 10:14 pm Reply

      And that’s why Adam must not murder Eve, and Eve must not murder Adam, whether they are living in Ciceron or in Goodlands. As to the Adams and the Eves who cannot have children for biological reasons, I wonder how God expects them to replenish the earth.

  10. kcufe eht neeq
    April 10, 2017 at 3:39 pm Reply

    I laughed hard at ” the uk and St.Lucia are good friends”. I didnt know an ex slave colony and its imperial master can be friends…lol! Forced us into independence and left us to fend for our selves. No support to solve the many social issues we will face in the post colonial era. Enjoy radical islam 🙂

    1. 666
      April 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm Reply

      The Americans forced the UK to get rid of the colonies, so that the UK could pay her debts to the Yanks after WWII. It’s true! The Yanks saw us as a burden.

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