SLP leader: UWP played ‘dirty politics’ with crime

SLP leader: UWP played ‘dirty politics’ with crime

The leader of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP,) Pierre, has accused the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) of having played ‘dirty politics’ with crime while that party was in opposition.

“They and their surrogates unfairly blamed the Labour Party for every murder, rape, suicide or violent act of criminals,” Pierre said while addressing the Open Session of his party’s Conference of Delegates on October 8th, 2017.
The event was held at the Beanfield Comprehensive Secondary School in Vieux Fort.
Pierre told party faithful that the UWP promised to make Saint Lucia safer.
According to the SLP leader, the UWP refused the deal responsibly with Operation Restore Confidence, but instead promised to make IMPACS disappear.
He accused the party of making ‘impossible promises’ to members of the police force.
“Now in government, they are clueless and as usual, try to make excuses and continue to be petty and political while crime escalates,” Pierre declared.
“We are concerned about the 41 murders so far and call on the government to encourage a frank dialogue on the frightening situation,” he told labour party supporters.
Pierre said the government’s priority appears not to be tackling the crime issues seriously, but engaging in pettiness like admonishing executive members of the Police Welfare Association (PWA) for having a dialogue with the constitutionally elected leader of the Opposition.
“How can the government pretend to seek cooperation and unity in the fight against crime and behave in such a petty and vindictive manner?” Pierre stated.
He reiterated the SLP’s position that crime is not political.
Pierre noted that the opposition party will lend its support to any meaningful effort to reduce the ‘unacceptable level’ of crime in the country.

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23 Comments

  1. Mike Hunt
    October 12, 2017 at 8:45 am Reply

    This from a man that can’t talk properly!

    1. St.Lucian
      October 12, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply

      Mike Hunt you should be ashamed of yourself for being such a jackass. They should ban such jackass like you, from making any kind of comments here….because it’s such jackass like you, is what’s wrong with St.Lucia. Nothin intelligent to offer, but pure low class crap. Yes! The leader of the opposition may not be able to talk properly, but yet still, that didn’t prevent him, from overcoming this, to be one of the most successful politician and educator in St.Lucia….and yes, one of the most powerful speakers. Yes Mike Hunte, you can speak properly, but nothing more than a JACKASS!!

    2. I doe care
      October 12, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply

      What does that have to do with what he said? Jackass

    3. I doe care
      October 12, 2017 at 9:33 am Reply

      What does that have to do with what he said?

  2. Dave Martello
    October 12, 2017 at 8:51 am Reply

    I wonder how long it took him to utter that garbage

  3. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply

    New Testament Verse of the Day:
    “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.'”
    – Matthew 25: 34

    1. Johnny Fartypants
      October 12, 2017 at 11:49 am Reply

      Fartpants says ‘a load of old bollocks’

  4. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply

    Pierre must learn to keep his mouth shut cause he’s no different. He was there. And there was crime he didn’t solve any thing why he want Shastanet to solve crime. Instead of joining together as a country man .st.Lucia belongs to all of us ..no he wants to critisize the whole thing. Idiot

    1. Relentless
      October 12, 2017 at 9:41 am Reply

      You are the idiot if you can’t process what the man said. Yes he was there, he did nothing. He wants the UWP to solve crime because they said they would, and used that to score political points. Now they in power and the crime rate has escalated. That is cause for concern. Also brings up the point that politicians should not play those dirty games when they on their platforms. Juke bois blamed every homicide on Kenny. Now he’s singing a different tune. St Lucians open your eyes. We made a mistake last elections, let’s not have this mess continue. Crime needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later.

  5. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply

    Saint Lucian’s politics stinks SLP wants to know is them that can run the country and no other party. any time they are in opposition they will critisize from beginning to the end no matter whatever the cost .by their own words you can tell. They feeling good as crime escalate because they not in power so they’ll take the pleasure to critisize any thing them bunch of idiots.

    1. I doe care
      October 12, 2017 at 9:46 am Reply

      Ummm, judging from what I’m seeing on the ground, the SLP were better at running the country. UWP has no clue as to what they’re doing. And most of the things happening needs to be criticized. Don’t stray from the issue at hand. Crime needs to be addressed. We jumped out of the frying pan, into the fire. Idiot.

      1. Johnny Fartypants
        October 12, 2017 at 11:51 am Reply

        SLP couldn’t organise a boozy night at the brewery.

  6. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 9:37 am Reply

    Crime is too serious to be a political football. It does not discriminate, it affects everyone. For the government to remain inexplicably silent on this matter when the country is under tremendous assault by criminal elements is unconscionable. A forum involving all political parties, the private sector, the church and civil society should be convened to ascertain the best solutions to remedy this intractable problem. The more the country works together, the more progressive we would become. If I happen to oppose your party, this should not make me your enemy. Think about this. How foolish it is to become everlasting enemies over politics! Only the politicians benefit from their divide and rule strategy.
    Vibz

  7. Trump
    October 12, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply

    slp is a waste of time

  8. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply

    Don’t you all

  9. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 10:43 am Reply

    Pot calling kettle black. Smh at these politicians.

  10. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 10:51 am Reply

    All politics is dirty

  11. Justice
    October 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm Reply

    Pierre you can jump high or jump low the fact is if your party was working well or even reasonably well you might have still been in government today.

    But you were arrogant, did not account to us, took us for granted, refuse to answer questions and could not explain perceived shadiness. In essence you all fooled around and so the people stood and waited in the driving rain from early o clock and for hours to kick you all out. So who do you blame. Examine yourselves.

  12. honeybee
    October 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm Reply

    True I agree

  13. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply

    Doh worry hilaire and Alva coming for you Pierre. Sorry sir but you are not prime ministerial material you will always be second (deputy)

  14. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Ok let’s be serious we should appoint Alvina as the political leader. She’s the best of the lot.

  15. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 3:26 pm Reply

    People we need to realize that it is the same Pierre and Kenny who did not solve the crime situation in their 5 years in office now saying to the electorate take out Chastanet and when you return us we will solve crime. Had Pierre and Kenny been still there what would the crime rate been now? Would it be any better or worse? We need to stop being politically childish because of my party not being in power so I would support even shit talk to get them back. Remember that Pierre was Deputy under Kenny. Did Pierre do anything to solve crime in his community, far less the country.

  16. Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 at 6:41 pm Reply

    We need a cuban style revolution to drive the chastanet administration from power

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