Saint Lucians urged to hold UWP accountable

PRESS RELEASE:-Concerned that our nation is headed down a slippery slope in terms of its economic prospects, compounded by the daily occurrence of violent criminal activities, social indiscipline and worries over whether our healthcare system is sufficiently equipped to deal with the needs of the sick and afflicted in our nation,  the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) has issued a call to Saint Lucia’s silent majority to wake up and finally become a part of the country’s political discourse.

In these current times of great despair and uncertainty, no right-thinking Saint Lucian should accept the status quo, which ostensibly implies that the responsibility of the Saint Lucian citizen is to simply cast a vote for competing political organisations in every election.

Our people cannot continue to suffer in silence for the duration of an entire five-year period as the inner circle of the governing party and the select few enjoy the spoils of victory without any concern for the ordinary Saint Lucian’s struggle to survive.

The LPM argues that inasmuch as both past and present elected officials are grossly responsible for our island’s economic paralysis and have contributed immensely to the rapid deterioration of the social and moral fabric of our nation, we, the wider population, must also accept our share of responsibility for remaining largely silent even as the country teeters on the brink of social and economic collapse.

When you cede the responsibility to protect your own future, and that of the country, to a handful of biased and self-interested political operatives or hacks who flood the airwaves and social media with messages that aim to convince you that what the United Workers Party (UWP) is delivering to our country is sufficient and that you should remain largely silent and count your blessings, then you have essentially accepted their dominance over your lives as well as the precarious direction in which the country is currently headed.

The LPM insists that there is a way out for Saint Lucia; however, this requires a conscious effort on the part of the silent majority who are embedded deep within the bosom of our nation to recognise the enormous power they wield. Moreover, unless they are willing to adopt an independent, liberated mindset and become capable of demanding a better quality of life for themselves and their children, then we are essentially doomed as a nation.

The LPM concludes that Saint Lucia needs a broader national agenda which promotes the inclusion of all Saint Lucians, thereby ensuring that our nation is capable of presenting a united front in tackling the myriad problems which we face. The way forward for our country cannot be a willingness to accept the UWP’s narrow agenda, its status as an exclusive club for the select few and its wish for the people of Saint Lucia to never discover how deficient it has been in its understanding of their suffering.

27 Comments

  1. Chris
    October 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm Reply

    I totally agree I feel this country is going to the dogs.

  2. Jason
    October 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm Reply

    In all fairness, I think some of us who want our voices heard need an effective platform. At least around me and my socials, people aren’t silent about anything going on. It’s just frustrating that there is so much talk but no known avenue for us to gather collectively to make a change. It’s not enough to just SAY don’t be quiet.
    And to the person who is going to respond saying is simple for xyz to be done, or whatever way is obvious, I’m just going to respond now by saying if it was so well known or obvious it would have been done. So clearly it’s not.
    So the next article should extend an invite to such an avenue,while making the solution a solution and not a political side taking event.

    1. Anonymous
      October 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm Reply

      WELL LPM is the platform …. what other platform you looking for again contact the LPM leader and proceed. …. simple

    2. Child of the King
      October 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm Reply

      Well said Jason the ppl need to have a voice a place or way to express what they are feeling and talk about their frustration. I don’t think an election will change the violence rate in Lucia but I don’t understand the government silence, that is very shocking! My opinion is that each community needs to have one a pointed person who has the ministers ear or their representatives coming out once a month and talking about social issues and hearing out how the community feels about those things and all the ways to improve them. What are the needs in these communities. After all why do we have a community centre if not to gather and have important meeting instead of dances.

  3. Anonymous
    October 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm Reply

    Well said mr lpm it’s not about red,yellow ,green or pink.it’s about country and i support your thinking.

  4. Anonymous
    October 3, 2017 at 7:06 pm Reply

    Which country the one he is brining down to the lowest of low..give me a dam break..nonsense

  5. Anonymous
    October 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm Reply

    We need a revolution to drive the chastanet administration out of power

  6. Anonymous
    October 3, 2017 at 7:37 pm Reply

    The article is brilliantly written. My biggest problem with politicians, when they are in opposition they sound so convincing. When they attain the reigns of power, they becomes bedeviled with ineptitude, arrogance, victimization, greed and disaffection. It is unquestionably apparent that lying is a prerequisite to get into politics. The electors have to refrain from voting for party and vote for people whose integrity can withstand vigorous scrutiny. (Don’t know if any would be left contesting). The people vote for servant leadership and they get ‘dictatorship’. The people vote for a change in their fortune but all they get is a change of faces. This world seems to be collapsing as nobody seems to care for nobody.

    Vibz

    1. Anonymous
      October 3, 2017 at 8:50 pm Reply

      *they become Not ‘they becomes bedeviled’
      Just don’t like grammatical errors
      Vibz

      1. Anonymous
        October 3, 2017 at 9:46 pm

        You sound like a mule..

  7. honeybee
    October 3, 2017 at 7:41 pm Reply

    I agree with you

  8. Amie dodo
    October 3, 2017 at 7:43 pm Reply

    O please labour hacks choospe tan ,its only because s l p supporter’s can’t get the free bobolist money again so take your time wait your turn again, Pou lajean freeness

  9. Anonymous
    October 3, 2017 at 8:11 pm Reply

    It never ceases to amaze me that whenever a political party is in opposition they seem to have the remedy for everything. They play on the minds of those who are unstable and cannot read between the lines. Jesus Christ will come and rule this country and they will still complain.

  10. Anonymous
    October 3, 2017 at 8:19 pm Reply

    I think it is prudent to let Therold Prudent know that he should stop playing cheap politics. Put Therold in power and he would immediately forget what he said in opposition. Jean St. Lucie kai to jour restay quion. YO ca boi tout bagay.

  11. Anonymous
    October 3, 2017 at 8:23 pm Reply

    You all had Compton. What you all did with him. Voted him out twice. You all will never be satisfied with any leader.

    1. Anonymous
      October 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply

      Wow. Think Compton was that great? Please.

      1. Anon1
        October 4, 2017 at 8:31 am

        Yes, by miles compared to all of our current politicians.

        What island you living on!

      2. Anonymous
        October 4, 2017 at 9:55 am

        Yea. Thats what I heard too. But anyone with half a brain could see that alot of our current problems are results of Compton era miopic views.

  12. Trump
    October 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm Reply

    we like to much politics in st lucia

  13. Saint Lucians urged to hold UWP accountable – Caribbean Edition
    October 3, 2017 at 11:13 pm Reply

    […] Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Concerned that our nation is headed down a slippery slope in terms of its economic prospects, compounded by the daily occurrence of violent criminal activities, social indiscipline and worries over whether our healthcare system is sufficiently equipped to deal with the needs of the sick and afflicted in our… Link: Saint Lucians urged to hold UWP accountable […]

  14. dan man
    October 4, 2017 at 2:50 am Reply

    We need change I’m tired if those two parties

  15. Anonymous
    October 4, 2017 at 5:14 am Reply

    When you cede the responsibility to protect your own future, and that of the country, to a handful of biased and self-interested political operatives or hacks who flood the airwaves and social media with messages that aim to convince you that what the United Workers Party (UWP) is delivering to our country is sufficient and that you should remain largely silent and count your blessings, then you have essentially accepted their dominance over your lives as well as the precarious direction in which the country is currently headed.
    you my friend is wrong on that count i listen to the talk shows every day maybe because i have the time all i hear are labour hacks all over the airwaves from andre show what makes me mad to the hunte fiasco all you hear is shocked labour harks they even take their grief to face book and other media starting with the richard fredrick show and you my friend have joined the band wagon
    did i hear you say once on the media that you are considering joining up with labour to out vote spider
    well that says millions for your press release
    its just labour using another medium

  16. Anonymous
    October 4, 2017 at 7:35 am Reply

    You all can post up all of you all comments..cry like a T Culy they about to hang.they dont care..the never did..and they never will..every dog is for themselves..understand that.they dont give a (Word deleted) they wanted power they gain powet and that’s it were po cour zot

  17. Money J
    October 4, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply

    St Lucia needs a KING & QUEEN. Tired of the same every 5 years!

  18. Anonymous
    October 4, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply

    Yea. Thats what I heard too. But anyone with half a brain could see that alot of our current problems are results of Compton era miopic views.

  19. Sharmaine
    October 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm Reply

    Well they voted for uwp team trump so hold what they get

  20. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 8:27 am Reply

    I seriously think that the current administration need to hold bother the previous UWP administration and certain members and all who was involved in the St judes project the government needs to freeze ban account trace properties and any proceeds from the st judges project jail all those involved and its then we will sat that the government serious until we need to continue bumping our guess

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