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UWP CHAIRMAN PINKLEY FRANCIS STEPS DOWN

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The main Opposition’s ranks appear to be waning in the aftermath of the July 26 general election. Pinkley Francis served as United Workers Party chairman in the run-up to the 2021 polls. He confirmed his departure from the UWP with MBC Prime on October 7. The surprise announcement comes weeks after ex-Castries Mayor Peterson Francis, appointed under the former Chastanet led Administration, penned the former chairman requesting he along with other UWP executives remove themselves from a proposed review of the Party’s failed reelection bid. Despite his resignation from the chairmanship, Pinkley Francis says there is, “…no love lost…” between him and the UWP.


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CHASTANET UNDECIDED ABOUT FUTURE WITH UWP BUT VOWS TO STICK WITH MICOUD SOUTH

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The leadership of the United Workers Party is apparently still in doubt while current political leader, Allen Chastanet, continues to weigh his options. On October 20, Chastanet phoned in to a UWP media outlet to address concerns about his relationship with the Party. The recently reclusive political leader who led the UWP to failed reelection bid on July 26 however, assured Micoud South voters of his commitment to the constituency despite his conspicuous absence from the House of Assembly.

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HEALTH MIN DEFENDS APPOINTMENT OF NEW COVID CHAIRMAN

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The new face of the government’s COVID-19 Management Centre, Mr. Cletus Springer, has attracted criticism from opposition backers who contend the absence of medical credentials on his resume puts him at a disadvantage. Health Minister Moses Jn Baptiste is defending Springer’s appointment.

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Opposition leader issues foreboding prediction on COVID impact

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Saint Lucia’s Opposition leader has issued a dire prediction on looming catastrophe, if immediate efforts aren’t undertaken to stem the tide of COVID 19 infection cases. Issuing his assessment of the ongoing efforts, the former Prime minister examined similarities, and contrasts between former and present management of the impact of the global COVID 19 pandemic on Saint Lucia. However, one former high ranking government officials has dubbed the criticisms of the Micoud South representative, as an opportunity to mount reflections closer to home.

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