Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre has announced that a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, will be debated next week in parliament.

“I am pleased to announce that last time I spoke to the Speaker, he told me that the Motion of No Confidence in the Prime Minister will be debated on 29th January, 2019,” Pierre told a news conference Wednesday.

“However, one should not be surprised if there are continuous efforts to frustrate the process by the Prime Minister,” the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader declared.

Philip J. Pierre at Wednesday’s News Conference

He called on all Saint Lucians to listen attentively to the arguments and urge their Parliamentary Representatives to vote in favour of the motion.

In his opening statement dubbed ‘Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide‘ the  Castries East MP told reporters that since the no confidence motion was submitted to the Clerk of Parliament in November last year, the Prime Minister and his public relations people have been thrown into a ‘tail spin’.

“First they tried to ridicule the Motion, but this failed because Motions of No Confidence were also presented in St. Kitts and Nevis, Guyana and England. It should also be noted that in the last Parliamentary term in Barbados, then Leader of the Opposition and current Prime Minister Mia Mottley had also presented a Motion of No Confidence in the Parliament,” Pierre stated.

He asserted that having failed in their attempts to ridicule the Motion, the Prime Minister and his public relations people devised a self-promotion and ‘project dazzle and bluff plan’ to attempt to fool the people again.

“So the Prime Minister suddenly gives his first New Year address in 3 years and makes pronouncements which all of us know are not factual. Then the Prime Minister and his PR people suddenly start announcing the start of projects which were stalled for the last two and a half years, but with only designs and plans but no processes to ensure accountability and transparency.”

However the SLP leader declared that none of these has stopped the momentum of the Motion of No Confidence.

“Saint Lucians both home and aboard are taking a keen interest in the upcoming debate. They are anxious to see if any Minister would vote with their conscience and register their vote against the policies of the Prime Minister,” Pierre told reporters.

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  1. With all the projects going on ! And scheduled to proceed! Going to be can’t trust anyone else to complete them but the PM and his current administration.

  2. What’s wrong with the opposition? They’re not tired of drawing unnecessary attention to our island? What do they think will come out of this? You’d think that the current government had our island like Venezuela or on the verge of economic collapse. Steups.

  3. Lol I want ray Charles to just complete that line to the media… She sells sea shells by the sea shore..this man St Lucians wants to represent them as a leader.

  4. A release of FAKE NEWS by the opposition SLP. The only truth is that the debate is taking place next week and even that he tried to spin. Everything Pierre stated is so ridiculous. Unbelievable.

  5. Although Mr. Pierre, you made some value able points; but you must be dreaming, so wake up from your sleep. You see, you need not 1 not 2 but 3 floor crossers, we only have 1, he will be the one dealing with your dream! impossible!

  6. These Ministers have taken “moo-moo” tablets they won’t vote against their gravy train. Allen, Guy and Fedee always on television but where are Spider , Sarah , Ubaldus and Bradley. They just keeping they head down and collecting their 10k paychecks and contracts while the two big dogs doing what they want.

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