Mangal to be sworn in as government Senator

Chairman of the National Housing Corporation (NHC), Timothy Mangal, is to be sworn in Thursday as a government Senator, well placed St Lucia Times sources have said.

Mangal, 48,  is the Manager and Owner of Total Construction Supplies.

He is a former Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) candidate for the Castries South East Constituency who lost to current MP, Guy Joseph, in the 2011 elections.

The businessman would later  ‘voluntarily and  in the interest of my country’ quit the SLP, asserting that Saint Lucia needed to be rescued from labour.

He appeared on a United Workers Party (UWP)  platform for the first time last year ahead of the June 6, 2016 general elections which the UWP won.

Mangal had also appeared at a joint news conference with his former political opponent, Guy Joseph.

Mangal will replace Jimmy Henry who resigned in July this year after reports that he was stopped and searched at the George  F.L Charles Airport.

Henry announced his resignation as a Senator and a Government Minister in a carefully crafted 1:26 minute video posted on social media on July 12, 2017.

He attributed his decision to “personal’ issues which he said were taking attention away from his  duties as then Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Former government minister, Richard Frederick, had alleged on his television talk show that Henry was stopped at George F.L Charles Airport and questioned about an undisclosed sum of money in his possession.



  1. Herman Joeph Vitalis
    September 13, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Good. That may help bridge the stupid political divide which lives on in this small country where, long after elections, both sides keep up the mud-slinging on a daily routine, instead of putting heads together and working for COUNTRY. That might help bring an end to the perpetual hacking where people see only the two party colours in others and not the real Country colours of patriotism and community.

    1. Anonymous
      September 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Umm, i dont really see how this bridges the political divide?

  2. Anonymous
    September 13, 2017 at 9:37 am

    OOps Herman, really. Your comment makes no sense at all, What is the relevance, either it is a gain for agriculture hoping that he has the skills to make a contribution he being in the area of construction. Please the public is reading.

    1. Anonymous
      September 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Construction and agriculture do not compliment each other. Construction in agricultural communities such as upscale housing schemes and businesses actually drive the value of the land up while reducing the amount of land available to farmers which results in higher cost of production and lower production.

      However I’m just a little pleased that they did not place another embarrassment to represent agriculture, one doof is enough.

  3. Anonymous
    September 13, 2017 at 9:55 am

    What can Mangal contribute to agriculture, he should be in economic affairs