SLP condemns suspension of parliament

Press Release:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party is disappointed and strongly condemns the sudden suspension of the meeting of the House of Assembly to June 20th, 2017.  

The SLP says that it was fully prepared to re commence debate on the Appropriation Bill on Friday 12th May and was surprised at the unilateral decision of the Prime Minister.

Once again the Prime Minister is demonstrating that he is prepared to abandon long held traditions of the Parliament by:

  • His failure to nominate one of his members to be Deputy Speaker,
  • His refusal to debate a legitimate motion to discuss the controversial CIP programme,
  • His attempt to block and cover up the contents of the DSH Agreement even after the Prime Minister himself had publicly disclosed that the contents were authentic,
  • and now his unprecedented move to suspend for six weeks, the debate on the Appropriations Bill.

SLP leader Hon Philip J Pierre said that the Opposition was fully prepared to continue debate on Friday 12th May and to inform Saint Lucians on the $220 Million deficit budget that will inevitably lead the country to the IMF, “so willing was the SLP to discuss the Appropriations Bill that it agreed to commence debate the day after delivery of the budget without the usual one day for preparation” says Hon Pierre.

The SLP is concerned that the move by the PM is another attempt to cover up and stifle discussion on the DSH Agreement and its dangerous implications for the people of Saint Lucia.

The SLP calls upon all Saint Lucians to join the National Protest scheduled for 17th May 2017 at 3pm to show their disappointment and disgust with the actions of the UWP government.


  1. Both Sides
    May 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Phillip J Pierre never cease to amaze me with his arrogance and selfishness. when the house is ready to debate, SLP walks out, now there is a suspension of time you’ll are ready. You are so typical of a blackman who is never satisfied with anything if it is not going his way. St. Lucia does not revolve around Pierre or the SLP only. Pierre get your act together!!!!!

    1. Guava Jelly
      May 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Allen Chastenet never ceases to amaze me with his arrogance and selfishness
      I am a typical black man I want you to tell me when it was that the house was ready to debate, and , the leader of the opposition walked out……………… a typical back man
      I am never satisfied with anything if it is not going our way. St. Lucia does not revolve around Chastenet or the UWP only.
      Chastenet, get your act together

      OUR SIDE

      1. real vibes
        May 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm

        Oh yes I totally agree with u Guava Jelly great response thumbs up.

  2. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Call on all st lucians to joint in protest. only now SLP know st .lucians. make life hard for the people .

  3. Sad but true
    May 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    You’ll fackers have no shame.sore losers. If you are so good at managing this country why were you punks voted out. I Pierre go drink Kenny bath water boy

    1. Anonymous
      May 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      your comment say’s everything about you…….UWP was also voted out in 2011,,,,,can’t have one without the other…..SAD BUT TRUE.

  4. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Any excuse to show you big and heavy chass bouy! It is no longer Chastanet’s St. Lucia in the making. It is Chastanet’s St. Lucia! The man is a dictator in every sense of the word! (Words deleted)

  5. Babydopl
    May 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I am disappointed, why was it suspended

  6. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    The shoe on the other foot now…

    1. The Crow
      May 12, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Typical assinine statement . . .

  7. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    U all St lucians should be ashame of yourself for voting Chastanet as a leader no wonder u all are so backward and poor

  8. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Laughter. Lthat last reply is so true….hahaha…you all whanted Chastanet take Chastanet no complaints. ..go Chastanet go Chastanet make them Scream with hands on their head

  9. Anonymous
    May 14, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Just have a little patience. It will continue. It is better than not having it at all. Like the 2016-2017 budget. Kenny was not a dictator for not having a debate but PM Chastanet is for suspending a debate when the losers had an opportunity to debate?

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