Labour Party women to mobilize support for hurricane relief

PRESS RELEASE: The Saint Lucia Labour Party Women’s Organization (SLPWO) joins the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the wider Saint Lucian Community in the relief effort for persons who were affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The SLPWO has planned an island wide collection, with focus on non-perishable items; particularly canned foods, bottled water, baby supplies, sanitary supplies etc. Each constituency has been assigned specific items for collection.

President of the SLPWO Miss Della Ashby says, house to house is a familiar way to mobilize support, and employing that strategy for a humanitarian cause like hurricane relief will give as many people as possible an opportunity to contribute without having to find a drop off point.

Miss Ashby went on further to explain that the house to house makes it possible for everyone to participate regardless of economic means.  The Bible in Luke 21: 1-4 speaks of the widow’s mite, that is a small contribution that is willingly given and is all one can afford is worth more than a king’s ransom.

The SLPWO will have representatives of different constituencies of the SLPWO Council spearhead the effort which will start from Thursday October 5th to Thursday October 12th.

The SLPWO is also encouraging those who wish to make monetary contribution to contact the Office of the Leader of the Opposition to arrange for that kind of support.

The SLPWO joins the rest of the Labour family in extending sincere condolences to the Government and people of the islands affected and wish for a sustained recovery of these countries.

For further information please call Miss Cornelia Jacob – PRO of the SLPWO at telephone 712-9982


  1. WHAT?
    October 5, 2017 at 7:13 am

    What a pity…. what a sad journalistic headline… ‘ labour party women ‘ …………. how sad a report! why could it not say ‘women’. What? … the women from the other parties do not qualify to join such a prestigious group? We see especially here, that even in the face of disaster politics divides, and God help us if St Lucia would have be hit and the UWP women only fed their own…. What? ! ? Shame on you all. Why don’t you quietly go about doing your business and let God bless you. You now have your blessing from ‘jo public’ and that’s all you’ll get. And that goes for everyone else running around showing off how many pens and pencils they are giving. Choops!

  2. Anonymous
    October 5, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hahaha iknow right..showing off

  3. Anonymous
    October 5, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Wow am slp but really why would someone write that ..n the woman herself why didnt she ask others to help her imagin i didnt even read all that just is just stupidity….n there we lucian ppl hopping we all gonna come together as one ..this is (Word deleted)..sorry for my lucian language

  4. Splendid
    October 5, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Labour party women. What a shame!

  5. Vitalis.
    October 5, 2017 at 8:57 am

    At last. Labour get something to do which may be worth their political while & the women (Hurrah!) are trend-setting. Hope it fetches them a few votes over here because that hurricane is all the way over there! Oh yes. And while we are at it, isn’t Chastanet already on the ball, almost 1 month in advance? In fact he has already been to UN with it. No chance of Labour going in there since they were too preoccupied to handle a simple Budget Debate. So-o, who is showing-off then?

  6. Anonymous
    October 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

    This is such a nice gesture. Give Give Give

  7. Disturbed Saint Lucian
    October 5, 2017 at 11:26 am

    It is really sad that there is such a big demarcation line placed on such a small island, with persons with such small brains “Labour party women”. What am I hearing here, is that just some women who belong to a party. People stop this pettiness and let us live as one people thriving towards one particular goal. Get it in your heads that Allen Chastanet is our prime minister, and let us work with him, so that the island can go forward. He does not need taxpayers money, all he wants is to see St. Lucia go forward. So please behave and act wisely

  8. Anonymous
    October 5, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Politics raises its ugly at every opportunity. The genuine person gives and remains anonymous, he/she does not seek publicity. The politics that is practiced in our small islands is divisive, hateful, narcissistic, repugnant, disgraceful, unhelpful and small minded. Nothing divides our people more than politics. This, my friends, is rapidly diminishing our chances of living a long, fruitful and rewarding life.

  9. Anonymous
    October 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Cornelia Jacob??????. Some won’t reach Dominica. Sad

  10. Anonymous
    October 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Does it mean that only the labor party supporters in these affected Islands will be given priority when it comes to these items collected.People let us put people first and politics last

  11. Anonymous
    October 5, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Labour party woman politics politics that sounds so low