THE politics in St. Lucia is hardly different from that of the other islands and beyond but it does not mean that what transpires makes any form of common sense.
We take this opportunity to revisit what has taken place on a daily basis on Choice Television with a show headlined “Politically Incorrect”. When we revisit the intensity of political concerns of both Christopher Hunte and Richard Frederick on television, we have to ask ourselves what are the real reasons.
In the case of Christopher Hunte, it is alleged that this individual had an annual budget under the SLP administration in the amount $2 million inclusive of a monthly salary of $10,000. Today, this cushy remuneration is no longer. Is there a possibility that the loss of this largesse has left Christopher bitter and must, therefore, do all in his power to vilify the individual or individuals who he perceives as being responsible for this loss of earnings?
In the case of Richard Frederick and his show “Can I Help You”, there appears to be a similar pattern for as a former minister of government who paraded around in a manner that he was untouchable. One whose ego moved at an accelerated pace enhanced by the frills of the most influential ministry (Physical Planning).
The absence of such power takes its toll on one who requires that level of adrenaline and therein lies the uncontrolled anger which has been ongoing for the last two years. There are individuals in this world who fail to recognize their weaknesses and in this case our former minister should ask himself some simple questions: Why did the US government withdraw both his diplomatic and US visas at the height of his political career? An individual who was vilified by the former SLP leader for reasons never disclosed other than “who knows what about each other”.
St. Lucia is at a stage when so much needs to be done to address the number of issues crying for attention yet wasted man hours on those futile shows and town hall meetings can easily be transformed into positive thresholds. Will the day ever come when the likes of Hunte and Frederick will quietly realize that sowing the seeds of dissention are ills of the past which will not benefit them in any meaningful way.
The anger and hatred being nursed will surely become a permanent fixture within their mainstream and if not addressed will simply create the disturbing emotions which they themselves will be unable to tolerate. We have witnessed the evidence on one particular show – “Can I Help You” — by an individual who has permitted his emotions and anger to get out of control to an extent that he is exposing himself to a serious form of physical disability.
By Political Observer