Statement by Hon Shawn Edward at Saint Lucia Labour Party Press Conference on August 3rd, 2017

PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party wishes to congratulate/salute the commendable performances of the young sportsmen and women who recently represented Saint Lucia in competitions abroad.

Special mention must be made of Julien Alfred who won our country’s first international sprint gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games held in the Bahamas recently. Also deserving of our commendations are the members of the Beach Soccer Team who also captured gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas by defeating Trinidad & Tobago in the final.

The second place finish for team Saint Lucia at the just concluded Windward Islands School games is also commendable although a championship win is long overdue.

Notwithstanding the forgoing, the Saint Lucia Labour Party is deeply concerned about the rapid deterioration of the island’s sporting facilities and the lack of maintenance of those facilities particularly community sporting infrastructure.

Since discontinuing the Playing Field Maintenance Program, playing fields and playgrounds all over the islands are once again in a state of abandonment as obtained during the reign of the UWP during the period 2006 to 2011.

The St. Lucia Labour party is deeply concerned about the reversal of the gains made in Youth Development and Sports during the period 2011-2016 where assistance to community sporting organizations, assistance to national or elite athletes and the modernization of community sporting infrastructure reached unprecedented levels.

The convergence of thousands of community residents on playing facilities on weekends in particular, has given way to overgrown and abandoned playing fields being foraged by small ruminants. This is totally unacceptable for a government which promised so much to the youth. This government has the largest cabinet in the history of our country, from which three ministers have been assigned to the portfolio of Youth Development and Sports.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party urges the Allen Chastanet government to stop paying lip service to the young sports men and women of our country and deliver on the promises it made during the election campaign of 2016.


  1. Anonymous
    August 3, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Allen was out, there were no conference. Now it is Allen Chastanet government.This is the fear you BOYS have for the MAN. The fear of do work for the people of St Lucia. Phillip J Pierre will be destroyed by the SLP. Hilliare knows what is coming for him. Hence Kenny is now staying away from him for leadership. We all know about Shawn. SLP is finished.

    1. Nathan
      August 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Bizarre comment by a retarded party hack. “SLP is finished”? Sounds like you live in your own delusional world. Your comments about Pierre, Hillaire and Kenny make zero sense. What in God’s name are you babbling about? The Useless Workers Party is destroying our country fast.

      1. Anon1
        August 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

        Some people should be made to apply for a licence to go online!

  2. sharon terrell
    August 4, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Anonymous…August 3rd 2017 at 7:47 pm well said.All of a sudden the SLP think tht Allan Chastanet Government should just make thing happen overnight when they had fifteen years to achieve these goals talking about the modernization of infrastructure,playing field.Telling Allan Chastanet to stop playing lip service.When they played hush mouth for ifteen years,DSH, Rashamel, Grinberg, Impacs, it.Shawn Edwards the man with the no name account.The athletes never shine so bright under their Administration.These broken facilities did not come to this point over night,these Labor boys have no shame.I hope they all die,crosse’s.

  3. Anonymous
    August 4, 2017 at 5:41 am

    The uwp neva change..jus wrong leadership..

  4. Calvin
    August 4, 2017 at 6:34 am

    A SLP press release congratulating athletes is the lead story why?

    Is one to presume that there were no pressing stories related to crime, the economy, education, unemployment, and other pressing socio-economic issues?

  5. Anonymous
    August 4, 2017 at 7:53 am

    The man is fighting for his political life. He knows he can’t go back to teaching. Know excuse however for being a crook!

    1. Anonymous
      August 4, 2017 at 7:56 am

      Politics and crookery go hand in hand.

  6. Lynn
    August 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Shawn go hide for face, your days are numbered. Remember the brand new car you purchased for your woman. Slowly they are unfolding. Minister’s account

  7. Anonymous
    August 5, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Shawn you should be jailed. I eh know why they wasting time on you.