The presence of characters like Rufus Bousquet on television offering their views on aspiring politicians is nothing more than disgraceful and disappointing to viewers.
Mr. Bousquet, as we are all aware, has been a highly controversial with some questionable behaviour to his credit but who was permitted to serve as the Minister of Foreign Affairs under a Prime Minister who he literally bulldozed.
His tenure as a Foreign Minister was overshadowed by some strong suspicions about the manner in which he conducted himself and the office of Foreign Affairs. He was twice dismissed by deceased Sir John Compton after being embraced, so to speak, by his own admission. Bousquet admits that he needs to be repackaged before being presented but unfortunately when one repackages a person or commodity, the deficiencies of the individual or the commodity remains unchanged and on that score, the item remains sub-standard and unacceptable to the market place.
Mr Allen Chastanet has spent over two years restructuring the UWP and giving the party the recognition it truly deserves. In the process, individuals who don’t meet the necessary criteria should recognise their deficiencies as Bousquet himself admitted, and accept the fact that democracy has prevailed and superseded all sub-standard candidates like himself.
Mr Chastanet has been democratically and constitutionally elected as Leader of the UWP and maintains the support of the majority of the party’s seventeen constituencies. After two years as political leader, his support remains unwavering. The fact that two or three spoilt and disgraced members are unwilling to face the reality has not deterred the political strides accomplished.
The SLP in its quest to remain an administration of choice has continued its devious propaganda by way of character assassination which has worked in the past but no more and not taking into account the graveyard of skeletons in their own backyard. St. Lucians have made up their minds on the way forward and no amount of false promises and devious television commercials along with some disgruntled UWP supporters will deter the direction of most St. Lucians.
St. Lucians at this time need to revisit 2006 and familiarise themselves with the lyrics of Jeff Elva “The Mighty Pelay” when he described that period as Al Qaeda day. Kenny Anthony and his disciples must start adjusting their future to another Al Qaeda day in the making for any day or time that he so decides to ring the bell.
–Allen Chastanet supporter