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Monday, September 26, 2011


CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Monday September 26, 2011 – Housing Minister Richard Frederick has announced he will resign from Cabinet today amid an ongoing scandal over the revocation of his US diplomatic and travel visas, but will remain the Member of Parliament for Castries Central.

Frederick said the decision was taken to spare his colleagues further distractions from important work “during these especially difficult times.”

“I want to assure the prime minister and my other colleagues that my support for them and the United Workers Party is never ending,” he said.

“To my people of Castries Central I say, let not your hearts be troubled as I have every intention of contesting the upcoming general elections. I am confident you will reelect me to continue the unprecedented development of Castries Central that I started since the last four and a half years.”

Frederick, whose tenure has been dogged by allegations of criminal activities, announced his decision Sunday, just days after he refused to bow to opposition pressure.

The announcement also precedes a national address Monday night by Prime Minister Stephenson King on the visa revocation issue.

The MP insists he has done nothing wrong, though he explained being constantly targeted by “political enemies” since his decision in 2006, to run for elected politics.

The opposition St. Lucia Labour Party has claimed that Frederick was fired following a meeting with his cabinet colleagues

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