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Tuesday, September 27

St Lucia housing minister resigns amid controversy - News - "CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Housing Minister Richard Frederick Sunday night announced that he had resigned from the Cabinet of Prime Minister Stephenson King less than a week after the United States Embassy revoked his diplomatic and ordinary visa.
In a 20- minute television broadcast, Frederick said that his resignation would take effect from yesterday, but indicated that he intends contesting the upcoming general election on behalf of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP)."

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Housing Minister Richard Frederick's statements on his radio talk show on Friday morning did not impress the chairman of the Organization of National Empowerment. The opposition party is again calling on the Prime Minister to intervene- and have Minister Frederick resign his post until investigations are done. The party's chairman is saying the minister purposely evaded two important questions on the show and should instead seek to broadcast the truth.

Frederick speaks on visa issue

If you wanted to hear what the Housing Minister thought of the decision by the US to revoke his visitor and diplomatic visas you should have been tuned to Radio 100 on Friday morning. It was there that Richard Frederick who hosts a weekly talk show -- gave what he said will be his only statement on the issue at this time. The Minister also repeated what was said by the Prime Minister earlier in the week -- that an investigation was ongoing in the matter.

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