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Labour Party Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Endorsed candidate for Micoud North, Herbert Roserie. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) painted Vieux Fort Town red last Sunday when it celebrated its 65th anniversary at the Phillip Marcellin Ground.

The open session for the party’s Conference of Delegates attracted a large crowd of supporters who were treated to messages from Political Leader and Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny Anthony, and guest speaker, Owen Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados.

A church service at nearby Our Lady of the Assumption Church preceded Sunday afternoon’s main event at Phillip Marcellin Ground.

During his address to party supporters on Sunday afternoon, Dr. Anthony said Labour had done its part in fulfilling its party’s promises to the people. The party, he said, has had to endure many pains in the process but has managed to restore pride and confidence to Saint Lucians through its passion for its party mantra, “Bread, Freedom, Justice”.

“We are at 65 and not yet out,” Dr. Anthony told the cheering crowd. “We are at 65 but renewed by our youth and anchored by our stalwarts. We are at 65 and will continue to fight our causes and for our values. I am 65 and I have no intention of letting our gains of the past four years of toil and effort to go to naught.”

Dr. Anthony also named three candidates that will face off incumbent UWP candidates in the upcoming general elections. They are Herbert Roserie (Micoud North), Jerome Gideon (Dennery South) and Joachim Henry (Castries South-East).

Stan Bishop began his career in journalism in March 2008 writing freelance for The VOICE newspaper for six weeks before being hired as a part-time journalist there when one of the company’s journalists was overseas on assignment.

Although he was initially told that the job would last only two weeks, he was able to demonstrate such high quality work that the company offered him a permanent job before that fortnight was over. Read full bio...

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