Separate politics from people’s health – Eustace

Eduardo "E.G." Lynch (Photo: Searchlight).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Vincentians should separate political partisanship from matters relating to the personal health of citizens.

Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace made the point yesterday as he expressed “disgust’ at some of the comment made about New Democratic Party (NDP) radio talk show host Eduardo “E.G.” Lynch, whose eyesight is deteriorating.

Lynch, who hosted the NDP’s “New Times” radio programme for 11 years, appeared on the show last week to appeal for donation to help fund his health care.

Some persons have since accused the NDP of abandoning Lynch, even as others, including Deputy House Speaker Sen. David Browne, have suggested that supporters of the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) should help their own members before helping Lynch.

“We are in the process of helping Mr. Lynch to deal with his illness and we are continuing this process during this week,” Eustace said on radio yesterday, noting that anyone can fall ill at anytime.

“It is not necessarily something that you have any control over. But at least, as Vincentians, we should have the humanity to forget about political divisions or partisanships on matter relating to the health of any citizen of this country of ours.”

Eustace said he found some of the comments that have been made about Lynch and his health to be “really disgusting to hear”.

“And I wonder what our society is coming to. I really wonder. I remember when the Prime Minister was in his accident … Mr. Lynch spent almost the entire programme that morning in support and showing his concern. And that is how it is suppose to be. This has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with Vincentians and it has to do with the fact that we are human and we should always remember that.”

Eustace said he hoped persons who have made statements indicating lack or concern or their hope that Lynch’s position would worsen “take some time this morning to reflect on the statements that are being made”.

“I really find it disgusting and to a large extent inhuman to behave like that. We don’t all have to support the same political party. We have a constitutional right to support any party that any of us feels to support. But when it comes to our humanity, that is a different matter, an entirely different matter altogether,” Eustace said.

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8 thoughts on “Separate politics from people’s health – Eustace

  1. Politicians will always be politicains. These sentiments should have been expressed when EG was telling Vincentians not to accept things that will make their health better. Wasn’t that a scenerio where politics was playing its role before someone’s health. Stop looking out of one eye. These are for all the politicians in SVG. I am not for any of them.

    This should be a wake up call for EG( I wish him well)

    Posted by Bermyvincy | February 28, 2012, 10:54
  2. You people make me laugh, your own behavior now lash you in your face and you find it digusting… I really emphatise with E.G.Lynch but God is not mocked, what a man soweth he reap… You sow darkness you reap darkness… now here is a warning to all of you politicians and your disgusting behaviour that you have human beings that you have been given a vote to take care of and leave out your selfish ways.

    He has been given an offer of assistance, in full you know what stopping him right now same dirty politics, practice what we preach… stop the words of hate or darkness will fall on every one of you.

    Posted by Vincy to the Bone | February 28, 2012, 11:35
  3. Lynch should do the right thing, that is, go to Cuba, I’m sure the SVG government will assist him.

    Posted by no-nonsense | February 28, 2012, 18:28
    • Thank you… this is what ignorance does, before he try and seek to have a chance at fixing his eyes he is crippled by politics, I want to remind E.G.Lynch its him who said on radio in Barbados, Politicians dont hate each other its we the “ordianairy folk who hate each other over politics” walk your talk now brother, I really wish you get the chance…

      Posted by Vincy to the Bone | February 29, 2012, 00:55
  4. Arnim Eustace should talk to the man in the mirror first. Arnim, didn’t you send Lynch to Barbados to look for a visa to visit the USA and after he was denied you promised him a diplomatic passport? Tell the truth Arnim… You think Lynch dotish?
    Arnim! Aren’t you the one that refuses to pay his NIS contributions? Tell us the truth on that Arnim!

    Posted by Trees | February 28, 2012, 18:35
  5. Vincy To The Bone, how about ‘you sow whiteness you reap whiteness’. The hate of darkness has already fallen on people who are heartless and unforgiving, the hate of the Lord of darkness, you ULP Marxist’s are the devils own spawn.

    Posted by Peter | February 28, 2012, 20:21
    • My friend/brother Peter, I am slave to no one, including Political Parties… just for clarity, I comment on social issues that are not spewed with hate and malice… its a waste of time… read my comments again I said ALL POLITICIANS, meaning ALLLLLLLLLLLL …..

      Posted by Vincy to the Bone | February 29, 2012, 00:53
  6. VINCY TO DE BONE, I apologise for my post, you are quite right I didn’t fully understand what you posted.

    Please keep up your respected posted opinions.

    Posted by Peter | February 29, 2012, 17:44

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