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St. Lucia government called on to clarify 'non-performance' of consul general in Miami
By The Lucian Peoples Movement
Oct 6, 2012 - 1:25:06 PM

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia: - The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) had demanded clarification from the Kenny Anthony administration in St Lucia regarding the alleged “non-performance” of the consul general in Miami, Kent Hippolyte, for more than a decade.

“It is disheartening that the leader of our country can sympathize with its citizens regarding the sad state of our economy while allowing unproductive legislative representatives to continue to live lavishly at the expense of deteriorating national and regional economies,” the LPM said in a statement.

The leader of the LPM, Therold Prudent, pointed to the foreign policy section of the party’s 2011 manifesto (http://lpmstlucia.com/strengthening-foreign-policy.html), which clearly and transparently described a system of accountability that the LPM would have implemented had the balance of power been in its favour in the last elections.

Prudent said that he fails to understand why Anthony has not put his personal pride aside by fully adopting a similar policy to that of the LPM, to increase the functions and responsibilities of international legislators such as ambassadors and other diplomatic personnel, who should be required to report, on a quarterly or semi-annual basis, the results of their work to St Lucians as tax revenues continue to fully fund their professional functions.



“The days when the government and the people of St Lucia supported political operatives abroad who saw their appointments as luxurious cushions on which to relax and smooch with foreign diplomats who, after the night was over, could not remember their names must come to an end. St Lucians can no longer afford to tolerate the actions of governments who appoint persons who do not fully understand that our brand of diplomacy entails a vigorous strategy to market St Lucia abroad and thereby attract potential investors who are capable of creating jobs and opportunities for the people,” Prudent said.

According to Prudent, a better-served St Lucia requires transparent, and a series of serious steps to make things right for the people.

“It leaves the St Lucian masses to wonder whether Kenny’s objective for our country is a response to his upcoming departure from the political arena, providing a temporary, clouded fix with STEP, SMILE, etc. and, at the conclusion of his irresponsible mismanagement, leaving an exorbitant national debt to be dumped on his replacement while he sits in luxurious retirement,” he concluded.


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