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Opposition participation in disaster recovery causes turmoil in St Vincent as well as St Lucia
Published on January 10, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Hard on the heels of an apparent meltdown of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Saint Lucia, caused by an invitation extended to and accepted by the leader of the parliamentary opposition to attend an emergency disaster response meeting, the leader of the opposition in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) complained that a similar invitation was not extended to him by the SVG government.

Arnhim Eustace
Leader of the opposition New Democratic Party (NPD), Arnhim Eustace, complained of not being invited to a disaster response meeting the SVG government held on December 28, 2013, four days after the Christmas storm.

Eustace said it was “unacceptable” that the opposition party should have been excluded from such a meeting.

In response, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said the country was in a war with nature and “soldiers don’t wait for an invitation to join the war; soldiers report for duty.”

Meanwhile, a non-partisan, socio-political group, People’s Movement for Change, has called for a bi-partisan agency to oversee the reconstruction after the Christmas floods, adding that it feared a repeat of 2010, where some residents affected by Hurricane Tomas are yet to receive help, while persons not affected have received disaster relief, local media reported.
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Peter Binose:

Remember hurricane Lilly in 2002, well no NDP supporter got anything then, they are still waiting for help.

Remember hurricane Ivan well no NDP supporters got help after that either.

Then along comes hurricane Tomas, NDP people are still waiting for help 3 years on after that.

Since 2001 every flood, every storm, every landslide, the NDP supporters were abandoned.

Hate spite, malice, and downright evil has prevailed. Satan is in control of our government.

Now the ULP are complaining because Eustace will have no more of it, this time its all being recorded. A record written and videoed is being compiled of the past atrocities by neglect, and will ultimately be submitted to World Court authorities and a charge of crime against humanity laid against them found to be responsible for such behaviour.


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