Letters & Opinion, Politics

What Do These Shenanigans Reveal?

By Edwin James

The shenanigans of the SLP seem to have no limits and we base our views on three scenarios. Two scenarios are current and the third some five years ago.   We shall address the five-year concerned first.  We recently witnessed a video in 2015 where the former Prime Minister addressed and advised the CSA that all public servants’ salaries will be reduced by 5%.

This was apparently on the heels of information acknowledged by the then leader that the decisions of certain financial institutions were that St. Lucia would not be receiving further grants and loans.  Those institutions apparently suggested that all public sector salaries be slashed by 10% hence the former PM’s decision in attempting to proceed with a 5% wage cut.  It should be noted however that between 2006 and 2011 the CSA requested a 25% increase under the Stephenson King administration resulting in a 14% increase fully supported by the SLP.

The second shenanigan is the most recent request from the SLP to visit the St. Jude Hospital when to the best of our knowledge their administration paid little or no attention to all the ongoing works at St. Jude between 2011 to 2016.

The third scenario which remains current is the 500 acres at the Le Paradis Project which remains dormant.  Since the leader of the opposition is of the opinion that NIC should have purchased the Cabot lands, we now await his advice on the best way forward prior to any new developer entering the arena to address this dormant project.

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

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