Saint Lucia cabinet minister to resign?

Minister in the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Senator Jimmy Henry, has signalled his intention to resign, well placed government sources have told the Times.

According to the sources, the matter is due to be discussed Friday with Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, who returned home Thursday from a meeting of CARICOM leaders in Grenada.

“I don’t know the details,” one source said.

Contacted by the Times Friday morning, Henry said he had no comment to make.

Henry contested the Dennery North seat in the last general elections and lost to Shawn Edward of the Saint Lucia Labour Party.

70 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 7:27 am

    If this proves to be true, then I suggest that the Prime Minister use this “small” opportunity to review and restructure his entire Cabinet, particularly with regard to the inclusion of Senators in his Administration. Furthermore, the “cluster” approach is not working and will never work in a way that will either save on salaries paid to Ministers, or that will create administrative efficiencies. So any Ministerial resignation at this time should offer the PM a chance to go back to the basics of good administrative principles and practices. And, as a bonus, the Prime Minister can even take the opportunity to elect a Deputy Speaker as well, since ALL elected Members DO NOT have to be Ministers.

  2. Box Head
    July 7, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Mr henry its only a matter of time before we st lucians know the details surronding your resignation.so worry not sir am not judging you cause we are only human,all the best in your career.

  3. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 8:00 am

    What Ubaldus did was worst than what Jimmy did and Ubaldus is still there.

    1. Anonymous
      July 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      So what did Ubaldus do?

      1. Anonymous
        July 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        Good question

      2. LucianBoi758
        July 7, 2017 at 7:01 pm

        The young lady was not underaged. The age of consent in St. Lucia is 16, the young lady was a student at a tertiary institution and was well above 16. There was no evidence of the distribution of pornography from the minister. The case rather is “possible” distribution of pornography from the young lady, though that is yet to be determined. She is also in the trap for blackmailing a Minister of government, and potential facilitation of corruption if they could prove the latter. Those are serious crimes that she could be slapped with. The minister, on the other hand, committed serious moral lapses, and serious breaches of public trust, none of which are criminal. Let’s stick to the facts.

      3. Anonymous
        July 8, 2017 at 6:21 am

        Well said.

      4. Skyy
        July 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm

        Such lies. The girl was the one to expose pics. Neither is she underaged. Get ur darn facts. Not cause u jock at work he do it too.

  4. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 8:04 am

    What did Jimmy do?

    1. Kite
      July 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Even better question

  5. Blues
    July 7, 2017 at 8:17 am

    you people are so quick to believe every lie that comes out of these people’s mouths. STOP SPREADING LIES!!!

  6. Bambi
    July 7, 2017 at 8:21 am

    But is the resignation official?

  7. OnlyOneThinking
    July 7, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Ubaldus destroyed two families, two young ladies are now in the justice system. ….both of them and the smiling [REMOVED BY ST. LUCIA TIMES] should go

  8. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I am use to the little errors here and there yhat I auyomaticslly make the correction whilst reading!!

    1. Anonymous
      July 7, 2017 at 8:27 am

      That i automatically (correction) a a it seems i catching the bug lol erros in mine too lol lol

  9. A Voter
    July 7, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Aweeee, what happen to you, “lament.’ The briefcase was exposed, eh. You were being monitored and you didn’t know. Aweeee. Lol 😂.
    Anyone who associates with this uwp administration says a lot about your character. The UWP is a deteriorated and a very low downgraded version of anything human. They have NO heart, No Conscience, NADA.

    1. Enough
      July 7, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Your statement is laced with ignorance and says more about you than my vote says about me. My vote simply says SLP was not an option. If I should be ashamed of my vote you should be ashamed of your party, failing to be the right option.

  10. A Voter
    July 7, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I am not surprised at all. The UWP administration [REMOVED BY ST. LUCIA TIMES]

  11. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

    ALL YOU SAINT LUCIANS HOW CAN I DESCRIBE YA’LL. ALL IN THE NAME OF PATISAN POLITICS. NO MATTER WHAT THE IT CRIME OR NO CRIME WE CONDONE FOR CAUSE OF PARTY. WOW

  12. Vitalis
    July 7, 2017 at 9:37 am

    The mud-slinging in these comments which stems simply from talking about the politicians, is pretty exciting. It seems to raise the question of which imp has the biggest horn.

  13. Sandra
    July 7, 2017 at 9:43 am

    UWP supporters and their white man are the reason why we are at number 32 in murders in SLU. They love and support it. And they are doing this on here supporting [REMOVED BY ST. LUCIA TIMES] in their own party.
    Sick bunch! They get the government they deserve.

    1. Enough
      July 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      I am a supporter of the UWP and you are just as responsible for the murder rate being where it is today as I am. We spend too much time talking than to take the time to help our young people. We take time breed hatred and discord. We pay little regard for people’s opinions and choices. So Don t play this blame game here. If UWP ministers have an issue I will decide whether I vote for them again or not. Until that time hold your fingers and tongue and point it at your self.(Word deleted)

  14. Dwaim mondesir
    July 7, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I do belive jimmy can do rhe job give him a chance

  15. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Why is he resigning. i heard it had to do with an incident at the airport

    1. Anonymous
      July 7, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Yes

  16. Soca Fanatic
    July 7, 2017 at 9:56 am

    What about Young DP?

  17. Young and Restless
    July 7, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Isn’t that amazing!!!

  18. Bad and Boujee
    July 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I’m just here for the comments….

    1. The Crow
      July 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Me too . . .

    2. Anonymous
      July 7, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Dennery style!

  19. Vibz
    July 7, 2017 at 10:07 am

    There’s no official confirmation about the Minister’s resignation or any reasons given for any impending resignation. This , for now, is all speculation. We believe what we want to be true. Someone commented about drugs, facetiously I hope, and some people just ran with it. It’s little wonder why our society is so messed up. Once accused, you are automatically guilty even without a scintilla of evidence. Wait for the facts then have your say. Don’t be too quick to rush to judgment.

    1. Anonymous
      July 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

      shut up vibz there can never be smoke without fire. no one is judging the useless bench warmer minister. In the capacity of minister he should have known what he was getting his self into.

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

        @Anonymous July 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

        You are pregnant with hate and not thinking rationally. Your judgment is clouded by political animosity. I have no dog in this fight but good sense and discernment should prevail. Some of the unpleasantries here that are being hurled at the Minister are not factual assertions. People like yourself readily believe the accusations for obvious reasons. Belief is not truth. You only diminish yourself when you denounce others for doing what you do here, express your opinion no matter how laughable and preposterous it may be.

  20. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Two major Scandals in just over a year….. a typical UWP term in office…. Nothing to see here

  21. shatta gall
    July 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Comment Ya’l boll,ya’l horn ya’l man, ya’l mind negga buznes ,ya’l man left all you, politics make ya’l do it shame on all you ya’l man left all you ya’l man left all you ya’l horn ya’l man ,it’s like only inna St .Lucia did a happen,idiot.

    1. Real Talk
      July 7, 2017 at 11:07 am

      You need to get some hooked on phonics because clearly you can’t communicate to save your life.

      1. lol
        July 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

        I second this notion!

      2. Bird
        July 8, 2017 at 10:05 pm

        Lol

    2. Anonymous
      July 7, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      What are you saying

      1. Anonymous
        July 7, 2017 at 2:28 pm

        Is this a new language

    3. Anonymous
      July 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Us this a new language

    4. Z
      July 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      [REMOVED BY ST. LUCIA TIMES] did I just read?

  22. OSAMA BIN LADEN
    July 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Well first Ubaldus now Jimmy and his money scandal wow wat a government we have Ubaldus shud resign as well if Jimmy can and shud resign so be it for Ubaldus dats a bloody shame and Allan will support all nonsense dis government is a joke

    1. chastnett
      July 8, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Allen is the nonsense

  23. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I always knew he was not fit for that post.

  24. Tu yole
    July 7, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Hmmm i wonder y or if the talk fell in government ears

  25. MalcomXX
    July 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Let there be a lesson, Jimmy may be going WHY ? He was under investigation for sometime. He did something that was not appropriate and not in keeping with his position. Intelligence sources undisclosed intercepted his dealings and conversations.

    Believe when I say the Government of St has sources keeping tabs on all of us. Never believe for second that your e mails are not being intercepted or what-app messages being read. Be careful of what you do and say!!!! Are Russians are here? Really!! You Figure it out were all smart !!!

    1. John Doe
      July 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      As they catch ” Lament” its only a matter of time.I’m not surprised nor disappointed because I didn’t expect better.anytime uwp is in power is scandal after scandal.

      1. angel
        July 7, 2017 at 2:31 pm

        Try and “catch” your English and grammar before you talk some rubbish that is being dumped into your’ll gullible head!

      2. The Crow
        July 10, 2017 at 7:33 am

        Hmmmm, angel! I guess you have to “”catch” your English and grammar” as well.”

  26. I am a mule
    July 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    hahahahahahaha! You thought your diplomatic passport would save you, think again. How much money was it and what was it for?

    1. angel
      July 7, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Your name says it all.. [REMOVED BY ST. LUCIA TIMES]!! there is no confirmation to this yet you people are rejoicing over rumors… dumb parasites!

  27. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Saint LUCIANS!!! Y’ll survive on negativity.

  28. Jazzy
    July 7, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I hope our UWP party will do better in the selection of its candidates. This is a sad scandal. I hope it is not the truth but I fear am wrong. Ubaldus is a shame that you will not go volunteerily but if he
    won’t PM please ask him to go. Our party can do better

  29. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    A a. I heard that sometime ago. Wow. So that’s true.

  30. Wow
    July 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Mr. Vibz, seems to the most articulate and logical person here. I like your thinking.

  31. Patra
    July 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    So after reading 47 comments I still don’t know what he did. Choopz what a waste

  32. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Thats kerlina man. The. PRO of uwp

  33. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    He made her a contractor.

  34. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Omg. Kerlina has always been [REMOVED BY ST. LUCIA TIMES]

  35. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Kernisha got a contract of $20000. To construct a concrete footpath at au leon.

  36. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Uwp will not get my vote again. They not good at selection and recruitment.

    1. Anon1
      July 11, 2017 at 8:48 am

      You should have known from the point Allen was running for PM.

      Your fault.

  37. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Y is Jimmy loosing his self esteem. Smh.

  38. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Kernisha flavien is so rorocious. She is. Just using uwp to give herself value.

  39. Anonymous
    July 7, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Lmfao at the comments

  40. Ii
    July 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Kerlina crazy

  41. The Donald
    July 7, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    this is the prime minister we ever have keep up the good work

  42. Tina
    July 9, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Lament, you dirty chien. Lmao!

  43. Anonymous
    July 9, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Shtta Gal..which School did you attend. and which days of the week did you attend School.Saturday s or Sunday’s. gal your mama must be sooooo proud of you..got to the libary and learn your aA B C..shame on you Shatta you did not even graduate high school. .girl please step aside.go lean English first and then you cas post up something. WoW.you make BoB Marley Shammmme.Shata gal get lost

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