In the British Parliamentary system from which our constitution and politics is copied, a high degree of respect is paid to a former Prime Minister. It is expected that when he or she speaks Britain would take note and perhaps act accordingly. Is this too much to expect of former Prime Ministers in the Caribbean? This was the thought that swirled through my mind when I saw Kenny Anthony in his role as leader of the opposition lambasting the former UWP government of St. Lucia for its tardiness (after two years), in completing the reconstruction of St. Jude hospital in Vieux Fort after that unfortunate fire.
It stands to reason that when that same former Prime Minister (and leader of the opposition) was returned to office in 2011, the completion of St. Jude hospital would have been the first item on his ‘to do’ list. The speedy completion of the work at St. Jude would have returned the George Odlum stadium at Vieux Fort to its full use by the youth of Vieux Fort and St. Lucia – a happy co-incidence.
Unfortunately, Prime Minister Kenny Anthony has proven once again that he is nothing but hot air a fluff, nothing of substance! A deceitful person who lies and deceives for political gain shall be his legacy. There is not an ounce of truth in that man. When will St. Jude be completed and at what cost, is anyone’s guess.
These thoughts came to mind when I viewed a recent video by Dr. Mondesir’s campaign, for the Vieux Fort seat. The people of Vieux Fort can no longer trust lying Kenny and his Labour gang. In addition to St. Jude there is Hewanorra Airport, at Vieux Fort, which the UWP had a plan to develop.
I strongly suggest that the Allen Chastanet government set up a full enquiry headed by a retired judge, and including an accountant and an engineer to investigate the issues which resulted in the St. Jude reconstruction and repairs escalating from $30 million to a projected $130 million for completion.
The people of Vieux Fort are convinced that good will overcome evil no matter how many sixes Satan covers himself. It is time the people of Vieux Fort vote a real doctor in Parliament to fix-up St. Jude and to build a modern air terminal at Hewanorra airport and to build the southern marina John Compton had envisioned.