If one were to describe Kenny Anthony as a loquacious fellow, such a description would certainly be an accurate characterization, as it would with many others in politics and law? Yet, it is remarkable how a person, who speaks so much, says so little. Indeed, ‘secretive’ may also aptly describe the man. As is his custom, he appeared on the Castries Market Steps to offer his supporters a slight taste of his proposed budget and to lie to them (again) that, better days, although they are a little stuck in the bottleneck, were coming.
Of course he also tried to explain the ‘immediate expenditure’ of one hundred million dollars, as soon as he won the last elections. He even tried to take Allen Chastanet’s tourism portfolio from him, claiming that jobs are on the way, in tourism. Mind you, this is the same man who hates white people and foreigners, (especially those who cannot speak Kweyol).
In that long speech to the Market Steps faithful last week not a word, not a word, not a word on Grynberg, or on IMPACS, or on the 5% cut in salaries of civil servant and yes, not on Lambirds, the latest scandal. No ‘thank yous’ to Mary Isaac and those who stood with her, and no explanation that his government had extracted so much money from excessively high fuel prices with his three months pass-through mechanism that, he no longer needs to deduct 5% from civil servants salaries.
You can fool some of the people some of the time but…the people are waiting to exhale whenever the election bell rings.
– Peter Josie.