The Saint Lucia Labour Party calls on Government to provide clarification on Minister’s resignation

PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party has noted the statements made by former Senator and Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Jimmy Henry, indicating that he was resigning for “personal reasons” and by the statement by Acting Prime Minister Hon. Ezekiel Joseph accepting the resignation.

The SLP wishes to point out that under the Constitution, neither an acting PM nor Cabinet has the power or authority to accept the resignation of a Minister and therefore the acceptance by Hon. Ezekiel Joseph is null and void.

The SLP believes that the people of Saint Lucia require a full and unambiguous explanation on what transpired with the former Minister. Indeed, there has been neither a proper response nor denial to the fact that Mr. Henry was briefly detained and questioned at the GFL Airport whilst en route to a neighbouring Caribbean island.   The SLP considers it highly unusual and unprecedented that the Prime Minister, already armed with the requisite information, chose not to address the nation on this serious matter before he proceeded on vacation leave.

Just as curious and unprecedented was the casual manner in which the government dismissed the story as fake news with the Acting Commissioner of Police seemingly suggesting that there was no issue or cause for concern with the activities of the Minister.  Yet, barely a day later, the Minister resigns.

The SLP believes that the conduct of a Minister and the use of privileges afforded to a Minister must always be above board and held to the highest standards. Accordingly, the Prime Minister must address the allegations made against the then Minister and his subsequent “resignation with immediate effect”. This is not a personal matter but instead one which impacts on the country’s national security.


  1. Smh
    July 14, 2017 at 7:56 am

    He resign, he resign wtf explanation you want again…. Pierre stop gloating you spittle flying hypocrite and go find some real issues to deal with….

    1. Anonymous
      July 14, 2017 at 9:07 am

      I second dat motion. Dese ppl on air now more than when they were in power. Sickening

    July 14, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Do you not understand the meaning of the word “PERSONAL”
    He resigned for personal reasons, he owes no-one any explanation regarding his personal life…..smh.
    Its high time St. Lucians start looking after their own business and stop minding others, especially when they have more skeletons in their closets.

    1. Anonymous
      July 14, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Yes totally agree

  3. Cabaca
    July 14, 2017 at 8:11 am

    The man has resigned for personal reasons. He has committed no crime. The acting Commissioner has clarified the matter, and the SLP still not satisfied. Why must we take pleasure in looking for dirt on our political opponents. This government will deliver and some of you Will end up eating the “dirt” you all gloating on.

  4. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 8:22 am

    By the comments here it seems the ministers are not accountable to the electorate that voted them. They can do as they please,the slp indicated that Mr Joseph acceptance was against the constitution. I guess since it’s your team in power you can excuse all misgivings. However I remember the pressure the previous administration got much smaller issues.

    1. Anonymous
      July 14, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Grynberg Kenny said to the electorate diring an interview that he does not have to answer questions when asked about our affairs regarding grynberg. Youll too hypocrite we still paying lawyers thousands of dollars and no one is saying anything. Youll hacks plsss
      SLP in my mind have no shame accountability is only for others not them. Chooopppss tun

  5. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Exactly what ull want explanation 4 smh

  6. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Rochmel grynberg West coast rod St Jude’s hospital Lambert’s acedemy Helen hights building cost over runs the emergency funds of iver$120,000,000.00 did any one of you slp crooks answer to the people of stlucia ?????????

  7. wow
    July 14, 2017 at 8:32 am

    SMH. The man resigned from being a minister. He did not get elected. WHy does he even have to gv a statement. The ppl voted for Shawn not Jimmy. Jimmy himself said personal reasons. SMBH. Will the SLP plz gv the PM a 1 month break to run the country. Everyday is a story. OMG. Pierre u too gv somebody else a chance in Marchand. Not even the main Marchand road u fixed. And Hilaire seems rather power hungry. We the ppl hv so many unanswered questions about Helen Air, Rochamel, Grynberg, Juffali. That is where my tax money got wasted. Jimmy resigning means less of my tax paying ministers for now. I am happy with it.

  8. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 8:32 am

    This government need to get tough with these slp starting with the city council that’s the number one then the police force then public service close down rsl let those labour hacks fo and find a job throw Kenny in jail anlong with juffalli put piere at boys training centre so the little boys can deal with him and christpher hunte have to pay back all the money that he pocketed before joining he comradry in prison as well

  9. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I don’t know why you UWP fools keep going about Grynberg etc. There are things you can do to punish him if guilty. If you can’t even take him to court on the matter then shut up.

  10. Trump
    July 14, 2017 at 8:42 am

    slp will not get back in power in the next general election .That party is only concern with bringing confusion to st .lucia

    1. Anonymous
      July 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

      You mean they want to add to the confusion they left in this country? The Pm and his government will not let that happen. have you heard the phrase “Call them crooks before they call you crooks”? This is what the SLP is doing. Their nastiness is being exposed.

  11. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 8:43 am

    UWP WAY to passive with these opposing jokers …. but on second thoughts i agree just ignore them stay focus and do what youll need to do …. bay tease now
    Yes they are confusion is their motto disstabilization is the other … no shame

  12. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 8:44 am


  13. Safe flight
    July 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Everyday I watch news opposition forefront to make it worst raycharles cannot even fucking talk properly. Clean your’ll closet first. And stop going and have meetings with ppl. You not in power.

  14. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 9:30 am

    The PM only checking for his Family and friends, and yall still talking about Kenny and Grynberg. Kenny lost and he did the right thing by stepping down ffrom the leadership. Stop using Grynberg as an excuse for any the UWP ministers do, tuxedo villas but grynberg, Boxing in paradise but grynberg, The Daher mall but what about grynberg, Ubaldus but grynberg, Lament yeah but grynberg. The failings of one administration doesnt excuse all the mistakes of the other. Just a year ago yall making so much noise for Juffali and Lambirds. Two minor issues in 5 years, while in one year , there have been DSH, the dolphin park , the national trust, ubaldus, Lament , CHTTI and many other issues. Look i know everybody has there party but when your party is just using their power to increase their net worth you have to take a stand

    1. Anonymous
      July 14, 2017 at 11:28 am

      2 minor issues in 5 years? Are you illiterate?

  15. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 9:55 am

    When all U SLP’S stop harassing Chastanet about every little thing then Grynberg, Jufalli ,Lamberds ect. will stop. What is sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander. I won’t be surprise if U all take issue with Chastanet when he coughs. Dam hypocrites!!!

  16. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 10:34 am

    No wonder this small island is so corrupt and rotten to the core ! Our people are too color blinded allowing those thug selfless politicians to do as they please. How the hell can you condone Allen chasnet and his reckless regime by trying to compare what Kenney did. Two wrongs do not make a right. We as a people need to step up and be responsible who we vote for. Some of you cannot even afford to eat may say laba or flambeau oui yay consar no matter what the hell they do you see no wrong.

    1. No name
      July 14, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      I agree both parties are taking us for a ride we lucians only need to stop the red and yellow and hold these politicians responsible for their action they are the same always have been that’s just the way it is

  17. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I will say to some of the bad comments the SLP gooroos are making.. To shut up there’s no points there to secure .zot ped… I wipe .and to those opposition idiots stop paying people to write on you’ll behalf having you’ll sa
    sopporters to do you’ll dirty works and you’ll hiding behind them idiots. (Words deleted)

  18. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 10:42 am

    “We have too many Ministers” says the SLP. One resigned and they are questioning why. Why not advise the government that the Minister should not be replaced. It is obvious and sad that this labour party is now clinging on Richard Frederick for information. SAD.

  19. Trusting God always
    July 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Trump. It is the duty of the opposition to ask questions and clarification concerning things. Do you expect them to idealy seat by and just accept anything that the government in power is doing when it is not constitutionally right. When will bve jacks stop thinking in terms of our party and think in terms of what is best and right. We all have a choice during election but common and its all right to respect each others right as to which party they voted. But after election and the government of the day be it S.L.P or U.W.P are not doing things right we should say it and stop defending because of the party we voted for. Cant the best of each party come together and work for the betterment of st. Lucia and the loosers and fortune seekers on each side made to take a back seat.. Wish for such …….. Until

  20. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Mr. Pierre when the SLP send in the FBI to capture you’ll propaganda machine like you promised before then Jimmy will repeat exactly what he just said

  21. Enough
    July 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    At least he answered. I believe Jimmy’s statement more than I did pep’s.

    Read it’s the opposition’s duty to ask questions. Well since I oppose the opposition can I ask about the lady at Monchy?

  22. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    the slp is grabbing at straws,
    what exactly they want ,at one time they making noise for the man’s resignation , the man resigns ,now they have a problem with how he resigns,
    do the bright boys in the slp understand what the word personal means. should the man disclose his personal business in public
    i can’t believe what am reading

  23. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    My concern is with regard to the procedure for resignation by a Senator as stated in the Constitution. Did Henry hand in his resignation to the President of the Senate?

  24. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Those uwp hacks make me sick,your pm is a notorious liar. A seventh day adventist minister who takes photos of himself jocking ( masturbating ) at work in his office and still have the guts to go to the house ,yet no comments from sisters incarnate Sarah, Mary, fortuna, and Baldhead gale ,makes little wonder if they intend to sample.shame ,shame ,shame.

  25. Quincy Anderson
    July 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Jimmy Henry owns no one any explanation he said it’s personal reasons leave it at that.God guidance my brother.

  26. Anonymous
    July 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Youll like too much man say he resign for prsonal reasons leave it at that.youll want everybody to know the man personal business.i giving an example if de man having personal problems with his woman now and he now feel he can’t take dat and want to leave politics everybody have to know
    No roro dey like.uwp don’t say nothing about dat clothes.let the dogs bark .when they are tired they will stop