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How Much Is Chastanet Worth?

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Independent Eye by Kensley Peter Charlemange

POLITICIANS must stop taking us for a joke and we must stop being the joke. The way to that goal is educating ourselves, asking questions, not taking anything at face value and most of all we must be willing to demonstrate en masse.

I have always thought that legislating that one needs to get permission from the police to hold a demonstration goes against the grain of democracy and the people who instituted those laws were looking to protect themselves rather than forwarding the values of democracy. I have quoted before that “the people united can’t be divided.”

Sometimes I have questioned whether the British gave us this constitution to keep us enslaved. The system I have contended is not working to the benefit of the masses. They rich get richer and the poor gets power. But why is that the case? Because we like it so. Again I say that “the people united cannot be divided.” The system that stagnates us is a system of “divide and rule”. So we can never progress because we are not first Saint Lucians. At heart we are flambeaus and labours and we are ready to kill each other for it. So a government is elected and we say, “Allen Chastanet is not my prime minister.” Division! And then because of that ingrained division some of us on the opposing side wish nothing else, but for the government to fail. The failure of government however is the failure of the people, on a whole.

The vilest of things are said about opposing sides in a general election. We do all the bruising and scaring and after all the inflicted hurt we ask for healing from our self-inflicted wounds.

A message was definitely sent when our electorate voted out the SLP. If this administration thinks it will be smooth sailing if all the promises that were made to Saint Lucians were nothing but pie in the sky, then they better think again. (I have always been of the belief that politicians should not make promises.)

I have opined that combining economic power and political power is a bad mix. And so I declare that we need to know the Prime Minister’s net worth and I dare say we need to know what his father’s net worth is as well because he has become very emboldened, calling for the heads of people since his son has become prime minister. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” Lord Acton.

There is an Integrity Commission but it is one without teeth. So if we wanted to find out what is the wealth status of Dr. Kenny Anthony you think the commission can tell us? It would be nice to review the work of the commission over the past few years. We would like to know how many parliamentarians made declarations to the commission. We must see to it the present crop make declarations this time around. We can insist on it. We have the power. What you talk about? The country is divided. You’ve got to let the new administration breathe.

Let me leave this with you: the independent model is a proposed way to curb the division that keeps this country from progressing.

8 Comments

  1. KENSLEY
    KING’S-LEE
    CAN A MENTALLY RETARD PERSON HOLD GOVERNMENT OFFICE ?
    CAN A BANKRUPT PERSON HOLD GOVERNMENT OFFICE ?
    CAN A PERSON ONCE CHARGE FOR TREASON HOLD GOVERNMENT OFFICE ?
    CAN A SUICIDAL MINDED PERSON HOLD GOVERNMENT OFFICE ?

    KENSLEY IN THIS NEW ADMINISTRATION STARTING FROM THE PM TO 3/4 OF THE REMAINING MINISTERS CAN BE IDENTIFIED AS THOSE CHARACTERS.

    THE NEW PM IS WORTH ……….MENTAL DISORDER !

    1. Why are you constantly making an ass out of yourself? you totally miss the point and you chastising others. Stop de- educating bloggers with your crap.

      1. i will stop being and ass when you stop liking the butt of my azzzzzz
        i don’t have to kiss azzzzz like you i have been your STEP-DADDY ” feed you ( which i have bee doing from your birth up 2 now let your mother tell u the truth ) AND YOUR STAVING FAMILY FOR AGES.
        YOU ARE RIGHT I AM MAKING A ASS OF MYSELF FOR TO LONG I WILL STOP YOUR ALLOWANCE GO AND GET YOURSELF MEANINGFUL EMPLOYMENT STOP THE BEGGING AND SCRATCHING AND SMELLING YOUR SHITTY HANDS. YOU BASTARD.

        1. Typical of losers like your self. I am a professional Engineer and with just one consultant fee will clean sweep what ever chump change you make every step of your way…you dumb ass. Going personal on miss information gets you no where, it exposes just how really dumb you are. Get your lazy ass off the well fair system and make a meaningful contribution to society. stop posting crap you intellectual light feather weight. Stop de-educating bloggers with your crap.

  2. Give the PM a chance. I write these articles not as castigation but as direction. If you are “construction workers’ as the UWP ‘metaphorizes’ in their camoaign, they would understand the need to build a solid foundation. Declaring your assets, will denote a keenness to transparency and accountability which labour promised but failed to deliver

  3. KING-LEE
    COME BACK AGAIN !
    LABOUR PROMISED BUT FAILED TO DELIVER ?

    KENSLEY
    THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION WAS SET UP FROM THE START OF INDEPENDENCE FROM THE TIME WE STARTED HAVING A PM etc.
    THIS WAS ALL PART OF HAVING MINISTERS OF GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE ( WHEN TAKING OFFICE AND WHEN LIVING )
    AS A POLITICIAN U SHOULD THROUGH SOME MORE LIGHT ON THAT ?

    KING-LEE
    A LITTLE NOTE ABOUT ME.

    MY FRIEND I AM A VERY HAPPY FAMILY MAN. (FATHER OF 8 ..G/FATHER OF 8 LESS ONE ..GREAT GRANDFATHER OF 2.
    AFTER LEAVING SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH 6 GCE’S ( I AM 65 YRS HAPPILY MARRIED FOR 42YRS. ) .WENT INTO FARMING . ANIMAL / VEGETABLE I HAVE INVESTED INTO BUSINESS EARNING WELL NEEDED FOREIGN DOLLARS. HAD OVER 25 PERSONS ON MY WEEKLY PAY ROLL.
    WAS VICTIMIZE BY THE U W P UNDER JOHN GEORGE MELVIN COMPTON ( BECAUSE I WAS AND IS STILL AN OUT SPOKEN PERSON AGAINST THIS U W PPPPP )
    I HAD TO CLOSE DOWN MY EXPORT BUSINESS SELL MANY OF MY PROPERTY WENT INTO OVERDRAFT EVENTUALLY CLOSE DOWN .
    I NEVER LET SELF PIETY LET ME DOWN I AM ANSWERABLE TO NO MAN I AM NOW ENJOYING THE FRUIT OF MY LABOR . HARD WORK/ FAMILY.
    EAT THE BEST, DRINK THE BEST SLEEP THE BEST (A/C ROOM ) DRIVE THE BEST SUV , CAN MAKE MY BOAST BECAUSE OF MY TOIL SWEAT AND TEARS.
    THE CREATOR OF ALL THE UNIVERSE HAVE PUT ME BACK ON MY FEET AGAIN.
    ON JULY 7 IS MY 43 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
    MY WIFE AND MYSELF WILL BE TAKING A HOLIDAY IN KENNY AFRICA.FOR 4 WEEKS ALL PAID FOR BY MY CHILDREN.
    VERY SHORT BUT TRUE LIFE STORY.

    NY
    YOU WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF BY MY HIRED SERVANTS. I HAVE ALREADY GIVEN THEN INSTRUCTION.

    .

    1. You come across as a proud man boasting about your acquisition of material goods. And you should know that the same Lord GOD Almighty whom you quoted hates pride. Stop showing off. “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his SOUL?” Are you that man? For your sake I hope not. Jesus is still in the saving business. See Hebrews 10:9 and John 14:6 among other verses which show the way of Salvation for lost souls.

  4. St Lucia’s former PM has yet again showed off his apathy towards shorter folks. This time around ~ he poked fun at the current Tourism Minister describing him as the shortest person in the house of assembly!!

    Some of us won’t forget how a furious Dr Kenny Anthony almost created a crowd lynching against Timothy Poleon at a political meeting at the market step a few years ago.

    This time around it was Tourism Minister/Mr Dominic Fedee turn.

    Is this alright for a former Prime Minister to behave in such manner ~ while being broadcast live to the listening public?

    If so then I now understand why he famously declared while in power that investors are not interested to invest into St Lucia > after his famous publicized protest match ~ while in opposition… where he publicly threatened to write to the International Corp to stop them from investing in our island.

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