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The leader of the opposition in Saint Lucia wants to know who is paying for Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s social media presence. “The Prime Minister needs to tell us who is paying for all these social media things he is doing – all these people who are following him with cameras,” Philip J. Pierre told […]

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Saint Lucia’s opposition leader Philip J. Pierre has described neocolonialism as an economic threat coming from difference sources. Speaking against the backdrop of the recent celebration of Emancipation Day, Pierre said some of the sources of neocolonialism are actually home-grown. “The effect of debt – and if you want to come closer home, our government […]

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The leader of the St. Lucia Labour party Philip J Pierre says there are important lessons to be learnt from the Virgin Atlantic pull out. Pierre who negotiated the original agreement with the airline some 21 years ago, warns that the implications for St. Lucia will be significant. Melissa Paul questioned the leader of the opposition …
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The carnival is over. A good time was had by those who desired it. It’s now time to return to other socio-economic issues. I offer the following unsolicited advice to Philip J. Pierre, leader of the House opposition and of the St. Lucia Labour Party. I trust it is received as a beacon of hope. He has toiled long and hard in the political vineyard of this country. Few can offer friendly disinterested advice, because many fear being accused of supporting a desperate, losing cause.

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The July 5 NIC statement on its investment in Cabot (St Lucia) Inc, released to “reassure all our stakeholders, in particular, our contributors, that the NIC at all times acts within the parameters of its Investment Policy and Guidelines which has been in effect since 2002,” was not nearly enough for House opposition leader Philip J Pierre.

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The leader of the opposition, Philip J. Pierre, has written to Governor General Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac, urging that recent appointments to the Teaching Service and Public Service Commissions be revoked. Vieux Fort North MP, Moses ‘Musa’ Jn Baptiste told a news conference of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Tuesday, that Pierre has […]

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Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre told a town hall meeting of his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) that health care will be the number one priority when the party is returned to power. “When the people of Saint Lucia return labour to government we will ensure that the St Jude hospital is fully functional and […]

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As hard as I’ve tried, still I cannot find a dictionary definition for Janeka Simon’s “political actors”. She used the phrase during an on-camera interview with Miguel Fevrier, following last week’s much discussed confrontation outside the House. On Tuesday I put to the SLP leader Philip J. Pierre this question: “Based on your own understanding of the term ‘political actor’, would you say it covers journalists?”

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Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre has defended this week’s opposition walkout from parliament over the refusal of Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, to withdraw a statement to the house. During Tuesday’s sitting Chastanet asserted that opposition members cannot  even substantiate their own lies, prompting an intervention from Speaker Andy Daniel. Daniel told the Saint Lucia PM […]

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