Pierre chides minister over ‘petty’ comments

Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre has chided National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis over recent remarks the minister made concerning a meeting between Pierre and the Police Welfare Association (PWA).

The PWA said the meeting  last month came at Pierre’s request.

“We are very surprised with a statement by the minister when he complained because I had spoken to members of the Police Welfare Association,” the opposition leader said in an interview Tuesday.

Pierre expressed the view that the minister’s comments were ‘absolutely petty’.

“What the minister should be concerned about is what we spoke about,” the leader of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) asserted.

PWA President, Travis Chicot, had disclosed after the meeting with Pierre that the two sides had addressed matters including IMPACS, police promotions and the $US 2.6 billion Desert Star Holdings (DSH) project.

But National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis was of the opinion that the PWA should have met first with the Police Commissioner then with him as minister.

He said that the organisation could have, at a later time, met the leader of the opposition.

The former Deputy Police Commissioner noted that he had not yet met with the PWA President.

“I think the times in which we are living are too serious for us to get involved in who should talk first and who should talk second,” Pierre declared.

He stated that in his capacity as leader of the opposition he has a right to speak to anyone who has something to do with the country.

Pierre explained that he believed it was necessary at this time  to speak to the PWA.

He recalled that he had a very good meeting with the PWA and both parties agreed that the content of their talks would be confidential.

“I see no reason for any comments or any problems as far as that is concerned,” the SLP leader remarked.

“I will speak to anybody,” Pierre said.


  1. Anonymous
    July 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    what happen to these (Word deleted).

    1. Anonymous
      July 4, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      That is my exact question

  2. Anonymous
    July 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Oh keep shut Pierre

  3. Curious
    July 4, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Petty? Really, Philip J Pierre! It is well known that you are the undisputed king of pettiness.

  4. Anonymous
    July 4, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Pierre you seem to forget how you referred to Dominic Fedee.

  5. Trump
    July 4, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Feeling threatened Hermin?

    1. Anonymous
      July 5, 2017 at 3:46 am

      Firstly it’s Herman* at least spell it correctly if you’re gonna be stupid about it.

      1. Trump
        July 6, 2017 at 12:09 am

        I know what I am saying…if you’re going to be a smart ass at least be smart and in the know fool

  6. Anonymous
    July 5, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Lolll pip you really have the gall to call someone else petty. Even the SLP leadership (note i said leadership not the official title of leader) have called you petty. They all know the kind of person you are. Yet you feel that you can stand here and call someone else petty. That’s impressive

  7. Chastanet, I Am Your White Slave Master.
    July 5, 2017 at 6:46 am

    The uwp has no vision, no ideas other than lies, closing down everything with the name ‘St. Lucia 🇱🇨. What has the uwp achieved?

  8. Anonymous
    July 5, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I agree with Francis, Pierre has no shame. when he was in Government he was
    not able to help with the IMPACS report how now he is in Opposition he feel he want to discuss the IMPACS. report when he knows he will not be able to do anything.Pierre like too much roro.

    1. Anonymous
      July 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Those SLP fellas are all the same. They are the biggest jackasses in town but they believe e every body else stupid. The two main issues impacs and promotions were created by SLP. I wonder what kind of leadership the pwa has. Traitors. this meeting was nothing more than SLP at their old dirty trick of trying to buy public sector union leaders to do dirty political jobs. This present Pwa executive like some of the past ones are up for sale. members should sack them wholesale.

  9. Neutral
    July 5, 2017 at 9:57 am

    PWA – You represent all of us police officers. Your meeting with a political party representative cannot be private and confidential unless you represent yourself. You must report back to us cops and we to the people. Get it right.

  10. Anonymous
    July 5, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Based on the statement from the Security minister, i believe Mr.Pierre is right. It seems he was waiting for an official letter from the PWA to have a meeting. The opposition leader Was proactive and seeked a meeting with the PWA. Then the security minister comments how it’s wierd the PWA meet the opposition leder before him. If he was proactive and asked for a meeting with the PWA he would of meet them first. However like most of these people in “High” positions they let their ego get the best of them.

  11. Neutral
    July 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    PWA can meet with whosoeverwill — the problem is that it should not be classified as confidential when they represent an entire organization of police officers. As a police officer, I want to know the activities of my association. They should not be asked or forced to keep quite matters that affects us.

  12. Ghost
    July 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    The greatest mistake we Lucian made was electing chistnet our pm

  13. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 5:55 am

    it is called protocol
    you meet with your minister before meeting with anyone
    what can pierre do for them now that he is in opposition
    did he meet with them while in government ,just asking
    politics again

  14. Anonymous
    July 24, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Let the uwp do all wat they can to achieve success wen Kenny was in power he turned against us first he did was firing workers just like me I was working for him and he fired me cuz of rumours so now I’m in with the uwp with wat they do I trust they will bring st Lucia back to normal

  15. Anonymous
    July 24, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Uwp will succeed all the way although it took some time but yeah they make it uwp keep it up

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