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UPDATE: ULP calls for recount in two constituencies that NDP won

-PM Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves alleges there were more rejected ballots than the margin
St Vincent and the Grenadines' Prime Minister Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves moments after being declared the winner, handing the ULP a fourth consecutive five-year term in office. Photo: Facebook
This news site can break that the Unity Labour Party (ULP) of Dr the Hon Ralph E. Gonsalves has sewn up the general elections of St Vincent and the Grenadines held today December 9, 2015, defeating the challenge thrown down by former Prime Minister Arnhim U. Eustace. Photo: pl.wikipedia.org
This news site can break that the Unity Labour Party (ULP) of Dr the Hon Ralph E. Gonsalves has sewn up the general elections of St Vincent and the Grenadines held today December 9, 2015, defeating the challenge thrown down by former Prime Minister Arnhim U. Eustace. Photo: pl.wikipedia.org
Leader of the Opposition and Head of the New Democratic Party Arnhim U. Eustace. Photo: www.iwnsvg.com
Leader of the Opposition and Head of the New Democratic Party Arnhim U. Eustace. Photo: www.iwnsvg.com
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, WI - The ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) led by Prime Minister Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves retained its slim majority of eight seats to the New Democratic Party (NDP) opposition’s seven in general elections held in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday.

However, the ULP has called for a recount in the North Leeward and South Leeward constituencies, both of which were won by the NDP, according to a report from Caribbean News Now.

"I am humbled and honoured that the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines embraced our bold vision for the future and rejected the politics of hate," Gonsalves said.

"We are looking into various issues in North Leeward and South Leeward and we are also calling for an immediate recount to ensure that all the votes are counted in those constituencies. There are more rejected ballots than the margin and those ballots should be examined closely to determine the intent of the voters,” he noted.

The Leader of the Opposition Arnhim U. Eustace won his seat against the ULP candidate Luke Brown by fewer than 50 votes.

Eustace said on local radio that many irregularities took place in his constituency of East Kingstown, including illegal voting, and contradictory voters list to agents.

Gonsalves called for national unity to address developmental challenges and move forward.

"We ask Vincentians to celebrate this victory in peace and maturity. Now is the time to come together as one nation to address our developmental challenges and move forward to uplift our nation and its people,” he said.

Efforts by this news site up to post time to reach both Prime Minister Gonsalves and Leader of the Opposition Eustace proved futile.

See previous article published on December 9, 2015:

PM Ralph E. Gonsalves in again! Arnhim U. Eustace still out! In SVG elections

-Gonsalves’ ULP won 8 seats compared to 7 seats for Eustace’s NDP

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, WI – This news site can break that the Unity Labour Party (ULP) of Dr The Hon Ralph E. Gonsalves has sewn up the general elections of St Vincent and the Grenadines held today December 9, 2015, defeating the challenge thrown down by former Prime Minister Arnhim U. Eustace.

The ULP is said to have won eight seats compared to seven seats won by the New Democratic Party (NDP), headed by the Leader of the Opposition Eustace.

It is this news site information that Eustace retained his seat and the son of current Prime Minister Gonsalves, Camillo M. Gonsalves, has won a seat.

Analysts monitoring the elections said that there has hardly been any change in the voting patterns compared to 2010.

More to come in a subsequent story as details become available.

37 Responses to “UPDATE: ULP calls for recount in two constituencies that NDP won”

  • ccc (09/12/2015, 23:48) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Smh
    • Princess (10/12/2015, 11:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes I strongly agree with the prime minister in calling for a recount of North Leeward votes there are things that definitely doesn't add up.
  • vincee (10/12/2015, 00:00) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
    This is sad!
  • better options (10/12/2015, 04:01) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    I don't think St Vincent provided us with a good or better option. For that I'm disappointed. They must be better people in St. Vincent..As a better option..
  • congrats. (10/12/2015, 04:06) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    St Vincent is now a won state government. Vincentians know best... They made their choice..Hope he address the issues brought forward and address liat high fees since he is responsible for the high fees now gas prices are very low
  • true politician (10/12/2015, 04:10) Like (19) Dislike (11) Reply
    The difference between Ralph in St Vincent and Douglas in St Kitts are...Douglas more educated Ralph more diplomatic... Douglas hot head Ralph strategic...congrats to Ralph. You work for it.
    • @ true politican (10/12/2015, 07:09) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      In bvi the ndp is just more corupt
    • --- (10/12/2015, 11:15) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      As much I would like to agree with your comparison, that is your opinion which is not true. Dr. Douglas lost because the people of St. Kitts are too gullible. Imagine you as a PEP worker was receiving $360 and Unity promised $500 sure you would go with the $500 cause it sounded like more without realizing that the $360 was weekly and the $500 was monthly. In addition, that same PEP that was sustaining a lot of people has been slowly disband. Another point the now PM bad talk to CBI programme and now begging the same people who assisted him to destroy it to help restore it. Carnival now is a total mess now than before. The whole economy of SKB has done waaayy backwards in 10 months instead of advancing. So the people of SVG did the right thing, they learn from SKB people's stupid mistake.
    • Well Well (10/12/2015, 13:03) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      @true politician: Where do you get off saying "Douglas more educated?" Try your best and go read both bios. OKay.
    • Shush (11/12/2015, 10:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      It will appear that you do not know Doctor Ralph Gonsalves, or you would not have put him in comparison with douglas. Douglas was selling his country real estate for citizenship. Ralph is getting help in advancement for his country. Old people say if you don't know a person let your backsi$$ stay close. Shut mouth nah ketch fly.
  • just saying.. (10/12/2015, 07:10) Like (22) Dislike (8) Reply
    4 in a row poor svg ayo dead now with vitomization
    • @ just saying... (11/12/2015, 07:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Uncle Ralph please take the high road. remember a soft answer turneth away wrath
  • yes (10/12/2015, 08:49) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
    Everyone have all kind thing to say if you are no longer living in St. Vincent how do you know what's really going on down there you need to go and see for yourself then listen to your family or even friends. Ralph have to be doing something good for the people to keep voting him back in.
  • thats all i see (10/12/2015, 09:03) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply

    Vincees and tolians st***d alike.

    • norespect (10/12/2015, 14:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      We should have stayed a country only inviting nationals from St. Kits, Nevis, Anguilla, Dominica and Barbados to live among us. They were respectful. These johnny-come lately, rude like hell, disrespectful calling down the place that they are making a living. If the haters don't appreciate being here, Liat leaving BVI anytime, sure you can return to your home and go in the mountains to put down your banana plantation. In the meantime, when you go in a man's country as the Dinosar politician of the BVI said, learn to behave yourself otherwise LEAVE.
  • Voter Too (10/12/2015, 09:05) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    More charasmatic and robust, smarter, cheater. I still believe that a lot of cheating went on there especially with the change in the voters lists, the placing of people not living the right constituencies(that happens in all elections world wide),lies and more lies. Anyway this wont last forever as God still sits on his throne and he doesnt like dirty and evil. Things are gonna change over one day and time to come many ills will befall the people of SVG if they dont repent and follow God's ways
    • at Home (11/12/2015, 10:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Some ah you only vex because you get knock off the voters list and could not get a free plane ticket to come home LMAOLL
  • survivor (10/12/2015, 09:09) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    The bvi voters should have done the same thing keep the NDP OUT OF POWER
    • @ survivor (10/12/2015, 11:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Raise your hands if you agree! my two hands and feet are way up in the sky
  • vincy (10/12/2015, 09:55) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply

    Vincentians are foolish to vote a government in for four consecutive terms- a SECOND time in its 36 years of existence. The last time, it was through a political revolution, organized by Gonsalves himself, that brought down the NDP’s 4 term PM James Mitchell.

    Ralph Gonsalves has been twice accused of rape, consistently avoiding travelling to Canada where he may face prosecution, and is now under investigation for money laundering.

    He allegedly bribed the voters with 30 Million EC dollars worth of lumber and galvanize as well as with money. He has been building an airport for the past 10 years with no end in sight and zero accountability- no one knows the cost of the airport as no financial records are written. He used this airport to win the past 3 elections.

    SVG has had the same unemployment rate since 2001 @ 20%. The healthcare system is a complete and utter failure, education output is poor, roads are in a bad and worsening state. And somehow, Gonsalves thinks that the international airport will actually attract visitors when the “tourism sites” are either unattractive or nonexistent.

    Now, SVG has over 115% in Debt to GDP ratio. How it plans to pay these debts is unfathomable. When Ralph is ready to unleash his taxes on SVG, they will have to bring him down with another revolution.

    Tears are being shed for SVG, make no mistake.

    • i've been convinced (10/12/2015, 10:37) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
      Vincentians are foolish. Plan and simple. they are not properly educated nor want to look at facts especially when it comes to information that can better their lives. they would rather go to another country, get money being someone's cleaner or working at a restaurant and send that money back to their home as oppose to educating themselves in their own country, looking for a great job within their country and changing the seriously/continuously falling unemployment rate. they are hidden from the world and cannot face reality. they need a rude awakening.
  • Richard P. Enis (10/12/2015, 09:57) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
    THIS IS BEAUTIFUL NEWS! I AM UP IN THE AIR WITH JOY! BEAUTIFUL! YESSS! YESSS! YESSS!
  • backwards (10/12/2015, 10:48) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Since 1984 they have been voting for leaders who look white. Mitchell from 1984 until his retirement in 2001. And now Gonsalves from 2001 to now.
    • to you (10/12/2015, 15:08) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
      You couldn't of chosen a better name for yourself, backward A$$ like you.. You and your family probably voted for Mitchell back then, now you want to talk about colour, Only because you want a man who have no vision for the country, to be the prime minister??... The man press gas so much until he went over the cliff.. full speed! lol .. hold this "L" !! 4-IN-A-ROW
      • backwards (10/12/2015, 17:24) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
        @ to you

        1) I am not from St. Vincent as you assumed.

        2) It is not me that started the talk about colour, I am quoting Vincentians who actually said they believe this is the situation.

        3)The other man had only one year as PM in 2000 after Mitchell retired, that was 15 years ago, so how can you know he has no vision?

        4) Seems to me you are the real A$$
        • to you (10/12/2015, 19:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          1. You're not a vincentian, yet you running your mouth like you know whats going on in st. Vincent.

          2. It's not you that started the conversation and blah blah but you quoting what you "hear".. running your mouth like a river only because you want to be in things! that goes to show you that you're a gullible person.. HEAR SAY is one hell of a thing!

          3. The other man had one year as PM... WHY???? you dumb a$$... he couldn't run the COUNTRY! That's why they had to call election the following year.

          4. Go take a seat with the Rest of the idiots who inform you.

          Oh by the way, did you hear what Mitchell had to say about ummmmm... Eustace? lol I guess not.. Is things you want to be in, is things you get ah ya ra$$ now. lordttt

          You should be on World's dumbest, you would definitely hold the #1 spot!
          • backwards (10/12/2015, 20:57) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
            @to you

            Insult all you want, it won't phase me. But from your response to point#3 it seems to me that reading comprehension and analysis are not your strong points. Your other responses are those of a child.
  • weed (10/12/2015, 11:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    well sah look at Ralph G, the heavy weight champion
  • TO: NDP (10/12/2015, 11:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    What does it take to win an Election when you want to loose.
  • SVG My Home land (10/12/2015, 12:44) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    What does this do for the average Vincentian? At the end of the day when the euphoria ends and rain of dismay subside, they are the one who will feel the heat. The sad thing is Vincentians like a lot of our Caribbean Brothers and Sisters will continue to be bargain chips in the hands of these crafty Politicians. While they celebrate their victories with lavish parties, the people, even those who sacrificed family, friends even religion to give them victory are outside the door their bellies rumbling with hunger wishing for even crumbs from their scrumptious meals or dregs from their expensive drinks. To those in the diaspora some who have no intention of returning to the state but believe they know what Party is best to Govern SVG," it is who is in the kitchen will feel the heat" The people of home of the blessed have spoken. Let the healing begin "What ere the future brings our faith will see us through, May peace reign from shore to shore"
  • NOTSO (10/12/2015, 13:01) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Let me tell you something Vincentians are not foolish and uneducated. Majority of Vincentians are educated so know your place when speaking about the Vincentians people.
  • BVINOTSO (10/12/2015, 14:13) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Those who on here calling down our people of the beautiful Virgin Islands, you cannot be one of us, so haul your tail and take a look at us again before calling us foolish. I can't fathom the depth of these rude, ungrateful visitors to our shores who are calling down the indigenous, hard-working Virgin Islanders whose foreparents worked hard to build this nation, brick by brick, calloused hands and corn-up hands with picks and shovels. If I catch one again calling down, our people and disrespecting my grandmother and father, we holding them down and rubbing pepper in them eyes and boar-hind.
  • Jim Jones politicians. (11/12/2015, 02:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let it go. Omg its over.. Thats why people hate politicians and love a Moran like Donald Trump... You all ever realize that Donald Trump sound exactly like Jim Jones... How come no one says ban Christians...for you all who don't know Jim Jones is the American Pastor that poison shoot and kill all of his followers in Guyana forest....Then kill himself. Couldn't live without the power and the control. Thats where politicians are heading..
  • Voter Too (11/12/2015, 03:46) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    You have won an election and wants a recount shows something is not adding up. While one wants it to be done in one the other wants it in two. RALPH didn't win the election fairly even a blind man can see it. This happens in every country. The economy is so dull and down as the leader would say,an election is called and money and other props free or promising come into place.Then right after the election things become stagnating and dull again.Even harder than before with taxes and more taxes. It is we as a people have to stop these greedy and power for life politicians.Sometimes someone less educated than these politicians does a fantastic job and with more action than those with all the paperwork of true and false degrees.with that said if Ralph and his opposition leader have cheated the election they will both face the consequences.
  • Realist (11/12/2015, 17:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Eustace needs to step down as NDP Leader as he will definitely be voted out in the next General Election as his challenger only lost by 50 votes. Eustace is NO leader, he is NOT politically savvy and he is very ignorant. Dr. Gonsalves is a shrewd politician that loves the ladies but he is the best person to take St. Vincent and the Grenadines forward. Who vex dead!!


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