Out goes another! Is the ULP next? By Amor Rodney

Stephenson King

There is jubilation in St. Lucia! Stephenson King’s UWP has been ousted from office and Kenny Anthony’s SLP holds the reins of government again.  Given certain developments in that country over the past few years, the fall of the UWP did not come as a surprise to any reasonable observer.

Among the harbingers of a UWP defeat were:

  1. The poor leadership qualities exhibited by Stephenson King
  2. The gaping fractures in the UWP
  3. The escalation in crime and violence
  4. The sluggish economy and its deleterious impact on the tourism sector
  5. The crippling effects of natural disasters such as hurricane Tomas

One got the impression that Stephenson King and his UWP were hard put to incite confidence in the St. Lucian  people as they faced all these challenges. Things were further complicated by the fractious episodes that saw the party fighting among its ranks. Thus, with hard times and poor leadership, St. Lucians voted for change.

Kenny Anthony

And so, another incumbent government falls. One wonders if there is a lesson here for Vincentians. Should Gonsalves and the ULP now prepare to go the way of King and the UWP? Only time will tell

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anesha on December 5, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Arhm I wonder if this writer aint see that is a labour government that got voted in lol

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  2. Posted by James Bond on December 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    @ A.R, you still haven’t learnt, haven’t you?

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  3. Posted by no nonsense on December 4, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Well, the lesson I learned: Anthony and Gonsalves were doing identical programs and projects in their respective countries, St Lucians realised that they had made a mistake and voted back Anthony, so Vincentians will not make the same mistake like the Lucians and KEEP THE COMRADE THERE!!!!!
    WE GOING FORWARD WITH LABOUR FOR THE FOURTH TERM!!

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  4. Posted by Carolyn Sam on December 3, 2011 at 9:10 am

    As I see it. It’s just a matter of time. The train of defeat is coming and there’s nothing ULP can do to avert it. Their time is up. Ralph has overstayed his welcome. They must be having some sleepless nights trying to reconcile how they brought St Vincent to such a deplorable state.

    1. The loss of agricultural exports have spurned a new commodity in trade which is sex for survival. The biggest consumer being the leader of the country himself with the allegations of rape and sexual assault still swirling.

    2. With a Criminal lawyer in such a leadership position it’s no wonder more criminals are free than behind bars creating a escalation in crime and violence in the country

    3. The absence of vision and foresight by the incompetent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves coupled with his lack of a basic understanding of economics have left our country bankrupt and naked. All income earning entities have been mismanaged, their funds pillaged and squandered then finally sold out to St. Lucia. (The National Commercial Bank, St Vincent Government Supermarket, prime commercial land and much more)

    The worst part of it all is that despite his well known record of failure as a leader and visionary he will use whatever method necessary to hold on to power at all cost. You wrecked St. Vincent and the Grenadines, depleted it’s coffers and left your people starving and hopeless. Let me remind you Mr Gonsalves, your time is coming.

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  5. Posted by True Patriot on December 2, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    That question was answerd almost a year ago, Vincentians decided to continue with the ULP. The question is weather parties akin to the UWP such as the NDP and groups like SCL have been exposed and people in the region have decided to rubbish them once and for all, opting for Labour instead.

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  6. Posted by progressive woman on December 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

    We heard this before Amor..i.e, after the last elections in Barbados and Trinidad….that “a wind of change is blowing through the Caribbean” but guess what… it bypassed SVG on Dec. 13, 2010.

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