Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Pierre: “We Must Protect The People’s Victory!”

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Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre, asserting that his administration has only been in office for eight months, has urged patience and cited the need to protect what he described as the people’s victory.

Pierre’s Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) swept to power in a landslide following the July 26, 2021, general elections.

On Sunday, he told the 71st annual delegates conference of the SLP that the outgoing United Workers Party (UWP) left a mountain of debt.

As a result, Pierre, responsible for finance, explained that meeting the government’s fiscal commitments has been a constant struggle.

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“I know it has been for many of you a long time in the wilderness where you have been discriminated against and denied employment. Be patient comrades relief is underway,” Pierre said in a televised speech.

“We must protect the people’s victory by remaining supportive of the government. To do otherwise is to provide a window of opportunity for a group of shameless, greedy, and uncaring people who are lying and waiting for another chance to destroy our country,” the SLP leader declared.

And he expressed that any return to the period of 2016 to 2021 will be even worse.

“The next time, they will be more vengeful and brutal towards those whom they deemed their political adversaries,” Pierre told the delegates conference.

“Look at how they are behaving, refusing to accept the will of the people peddling lies and propaganda – even encouraging people to break the law. They spread lies and propaganda, attacking hard-working Saint Lucians, ” the Castries East MP stated.

“They even attacked our talented artists who were given an opportunity to display their talents to the world by performing in Dubai,” he said.

According to Pierre, those in opposition are willing to dismantle the country because they lost the elections.

But he said the SLP would not allow their noise and envy to distract the party.

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35 COMMENTS

  1. Honestly, it’s a shame reading this from the PM…I am lost for words at his choice of words…u are the PM of the country, get on with the business of the people, your rhetoric is plain boring….you stoke division rather than unite a nation….all hope is lost.

  2. Oh Thomas, Oh Thomas, yes it was Chas who asked St Lucians to be patient and give him three years to get us out of the debt that Kenny had put us in. During that time did Pierre give him any chances, no it was relentless attack after attack, lies and propaganda. Helaire said four days after the 2016 elections that SLP would fight the government until we take back our country. Wasn’t that the people’s victory? Was it the animals and aliens who voted UWP in power. I’m just asking. When Kenny won with you as his deputy wasn’t that the people’s victory as well. Pierre is such a lame duck, a poor example of what could be considered a leader. I saw it on the campaign trail and spoke about it in many SLP forums but to no avail. I was so disappointed when the leading party in St Lucia decided not to run two seats. That was weak leadership considering the two persons that would benefit most were once the SLP’s punching bags. Pierre you know as well as I know and every St Lucian who wants to know, know that you are only warming the PM seat until Helaire, King and Frederick get you out. Get out of CAMPAIGN mode and govern the country before we end up worse than Haiti.

  3. ur’ll uwp’s cant believe ur’ll lost to pjp i think dat you all should shut the hell up and the slp do what they have to do to get this country back on track, all these nonsence started under uwp it has only been eight months uwp did ask for 3 years to shape things up they spent 5 years in office and then what nothing give labour the chance they deserve

    • Stay dere still and believe is flambeau that ahrara……SLPs are more frustrated and disgusted with this government and their cabal of friends just getting everything. Dark Money and Dirty Politics saw them win and now they have to pay back. They will spend the next 4 years paying those who help them buy an election and the people will stay forgotten because they need to keep pumping money into the bottomless pit of their leeches, wives, jabals, friends and family.

  4. So PJP why didn’t you protect the people’s victory in 2016?
    The shoe is on the another foot so I guess you should know now how it feels as a leader in government. You will always get backlash and resistance.

  5. Sa Pas Layba, you are so correct. The SLP’s greatest strengh is their ability to displease their base. That explains why they are unable to win successive elections. I do not understand their disdains for Labourites. Everybody seem to get it good

    • It only shows how they see their base and how little they think of us. They see us as people who they can easily fool and manipulate because they want power. At those times they are ever present, no message goes unanswered, they entice and seduce and then they get in power and their arrogance raises its ugly head and they forget those who put their necks on the line. In opposition when they have nothing they are charming and warm, buttering their base feet for votes and to rally behind them. As soon as they are in power and their pockets are fat, they KICK their fighters aside and invite their elite friends to the banquet table and sometimes not as much as a crumb goes to those who fought to put them there

  6. Pip my advise to you is this…If you don’t have good news to bring to the country don’t say nothing. Keep working and when you have positive developments come and tell the people. It’s 8 months yes, But you have a lot of work to do and promises to keep.

    Next time we hear from you it better be good news. Apart from the economy, You have a hospital in Vieux Fort to fix, a crime situation that’s spiraling out of control (these murder rates either have to stablize or drop) MAKE IT HAPPEN !!

  7. Philip get lost tun. You cannot speak intelligently. Which people are you talking about? Some have already regretted. Just enjoy your remaining 4 years because that is all you have left.

      • WTF is wrong with that man we all know you won the election’s… enjoy the remaining 4 year’s fool.

    • I am one of those who regret …… so woefully disappointed. I voted for what I though was good governance, fairness and equality but what we actually got was a cabal of greedy joes who sideline one set whilst enriching the lazy leeches. This is not the people’s victory because the people have been forgotten…….this is the elite few victory.

  8. Agreed eye in the sky. Every time this man comes here is a bunch of crap as though he is still in shock over being PM. First order of business was to reinstate the national trust fund so that Janine Compton could get her payday as reward for her mother’s endorsement. Then the roaches who were in hiding came out and everyone is having a jolly old time and you come here talking about mountain of debt and protect the people victory? The victory was NEVER the PEOPLE’S OWN…it was always about you and your cabal. The people were used, lied to and fooled! In all the so called debt your friends are getting their pockets filled.

  9. PIP, enough of your crap. Start working as this is the only way to protect the people’s victory, whatever that crap means.

    Awa for mate

  10. WHY DON’T YOU CALL ON YOUR FFF TO PROTECT YOUR ILL GOTTEN VICTORY? PM, YOU AND YOUR CABAL ARE THE ONES THROWING AWAY THE VICTORY BY THE WAY YOU HAVE TREATED THOSE WHO WENT ALL OUT TO GET THAT VICTORY FOR YOU. NOW YOU HAVE KICKED THEM ASIDE AND TREATED THEM LIKE THEY ARE NOTHING WHILST YOU AND YOUR CABAL GIVE YOUR FRIENDS ALL THE BIG POSITIONS AND CONTRACTS TO ENRICH THEMSELVES. WHERE WERE THEY WHEN THE DIE HARD WERE FIGHTING FOR VICTORY. MAN SHUT UP. SLP IS JUST ANOTHER CABAL OF LEECHES GETTING FAT OFF THE TAX PAYER. AT LEAST UNDER CHAS LOYALTY WAS REWARDED BUT UNDER YOU ONLY FRIENDS, WIVES AND JABALS ARE CONSIDERED. SLP SUPPORTERS ARE IN THE WILDERNESS NOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE AND YOU COME HERE ASKING TO PROTECT VICTORY? THERE IS NO END TO THE USING AND REFUSING OF YOUR PEOPLE, IS THERE? GTFOH. GO ASK YOUR CABAL TO PROTECT YOUR VICTORY. CAN’T WAIT TO CAMPAIGN TO VOTE YALL OUT THE SAME WAY I CAMPAIGNED TO VOTE YALL IN. LIKE I SAID BEFORE GTFOH

  11. When did we not have “the people’s victory” after an election? Seriously!!! I’m having problems wondering how one Prime Minister can find so much time to talk so much rubbish. So far, with all this useless chatter, we find ourselves balancing on the edge of chaos.

  12. ” As a result, Pierre, responsible for finance, explained that meeting the government’s fiscal commitments has been a constant struggle. ” Complain, complain, blah, blah, blah…Can we trade him for Mr. Zelensky?

  13. Eye in the sky awa for you…..I know it is hard WHEN YOUR BREAD NOT GETTING BUTTER AGAIN, but really and truly the country has been left in an impoverished state and if you only knew the truth about the state of the finances you would agree to be quiet

    • @bellicose, you should shut up because clearly you such an idiot that you don’t even know that Pierre’s line has been used by both parties. 1997 SLP told us Vaugn Lewis and UWP left the country broke. 2006 Sir John said Kenny and SLP Left the country broke. 2011 Kenny told us King and UWP left the country broke. 2016 Chastanet told us Kenny and SLP left the country broke. 2021 Pierre said Chastanet left the country broke. Now mind you, on all occasions the government of the day kept spending lavishly. Bellicose, did you see how many milllions the SLP spent in its first 100 days? Check out the 100 days magazine.

  14. Here ! Here ! Here ! Yeeeees Profound and well stated your Most Honorable……eh eh gasa you had me for a minute wondering when you were going to blast these Fools……the other day I see you offering olive branch to them I was wonder if you were timid or just been your natural gentleman self and turning a blind eye to the wickedness of their hearts. They are only just for some. “They spread lies and propaganda, and attacking hard working St Lucian’s” you could not have said it any better most Honorable. Stay the course and steer the ship, it’s only eight months and you have encountered much left behind in troubles and unpredictable times; a pandemic, we are on the outskirts of a world war, inflation is circling the globe everyone is feeling the pinch but they are of the belief their White God would have had the magic pill in earnest, more borrowing, more borrowing, more borrowing without the though that your ability to borrow is based on your ability to pay back in timely manner without starving you citizens…….. besides no one respects a beggar. Let them CHOKE we are not going back to their days of false naritives and false prosperity, we will not nickle and dime Sweet Helene anymore the people must come first, the working poor has brunt the weight of their mishandling, mismanagement, and thievery of this state we will not go back to the days when only their CLIQUES are the benefiterirs.

  15. Real his making it look like his not the PM at the ending of the day talk with no action how u expect to govern with out a plan yur manifesto don’t mean shit after the 100 days u have forgotten all Lucians the had reality is on the ground watch around u and tell me what you see and hear crime upon crime upon crime upon crime i afraid for my life don’t know when I will get shot by a straw bullet God guide and protect us

  16. Real his making it look like his not the PM at the ending of the day talk with no action how u expect to govern with out a plan yur manifesto don’t mean shit after the 100 days u have forgotten all Lucians the had reality is on the ground watch around u and tell me what you see and hear crime upon crime upon crime upon crime i afraid for my life don’t know when I will get shot by a straw bullet God guide and protect us

  17. Ok Pjp we will give you some time to prove yourself and bring changes. We will keep you in our prayers but talk to your foot soldiers. Treat ppl better. Tell them to learn to humble themselves . If we love stlucia let’s be the party that bring the changes . Let’s not do the same nonesense over and over that uwp is famous for doing. Let’s embrace all stlucia s both Slp and uwp as one. We all are lacking in need so let’s treat the uwp as Slp. Let your district reps help bring changes on the constituency level. Teach them to offer jobs to both Slp and uwp and not just Slp people. Unless we start the changes there we will always have divisions. Changes should start with us and with our hearts. Slp is in power let us be the party that brings changes, healing to the nation. Let’s work like there is no Slp and uwp but as if we are all one . When we learn to govern this way we will open our land for the healing and blessings of god. Peace and love

  18. Ok Pierre… what have you been doing to develop this nation… giving promotions to your cabinet ministers who lie and steal tax payers money and they in return promote their other women to big postions in businesses while we citizens pay extra money on grocery and items. Why must those without jobs still wait so long and must say “protect the victory!” in the mean time, and about crime i guess more police vehicles is the answer??

  19. So wait a minute is it just me but does it seems as if PIP is still lost in campaign mode. My brother you won the Elections all you have to do right now is work and stop the campaigning and complaining. We the people gave you the chance to deliver what you told us that you were more than capable to do and all we are faced with are campaign speeches and complaints after complaints. Come on man it’s your time to shine instead of all the whining you are doing now which makes you look weak. That’s the first time in my life I’m hearing a PM complain so. What did you think the Governance of the country was a beauty contest or social media likes? Man shut up and do your work only your work shall talk for you and make the People give you a second chance. Putting People First means begging them to secure your victory even if you aren’t performing rather than performing to keep yourself there.

  20. What a load of crap. This is nothing other than nonsense written by the SLP to be posted as some story. St Lucia Times did not strife this. Lol at who is talking about a mountain of debt. Manage the damn country and stop making excuses, you all have no ideas and no clue. You all had all the solutions when I’m opposition, deliver and shut up with the propaganda. The people will show you all whose victory it will be when they kick you lot out of office when you call early elections. Bunch of useless fools.

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