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The Star (St. Lucia) - - LETTER - Is Chas­tanet prime min­is­ter ma­te­rial?

Sim­ply beau­ti­ful . . . or par­adise gone down the toi­let?

St. Lu­cia the land of leave it where it died! By this I mean, all the old aban­donded ve­hi­cle car­casses left road­side, rust­ing/ rot­ting stripped down hulks. Whereever it died it is left. Ab­so­lutely dis­gust­ing! You peo­ple are not de­serv­ing of such a beau­ti­ful place.

- To­tally Dis­gusted

Oh boo hoo hoo put a sock in it Toni. When­ever we go over­seas and we come back home we al­ways like to vent about our home­town like be­fore you left you did not or for­got it was a one horse town. Where did you go Don One Sin­ga­pore ?? Well it is what it is. Num­ber one huh? Okkkkk if they say so. Wrap up a draw Tony; have a Chair­man’s Send your let­ters to the STAR at info@stlu­ci­as­tar.com or write to the Ed­i­tor at The Saint Lu­cia Star P.O. Box 1146 Mas­sade Gros Islet. You may also visit our web­site to post your

com­ments at www.stlu­ci­as­tar.com or visit our face­book page. St. Lu­cia do­ing the big swirl down de crap­per. Da Brits should never have left us on our own. We mess up de place. Was much safer place when de Brits were here keep­ing it all straight.

– Spin­ner Will Hunter J Fran­cois’ Legacy Be Dead Poet So­ci­ety?

So we know all that but what about the peo­ple who con­sis­tently vote for th­ese con­temp­tu­ous peo­ple! What does that say about them es­pe­cially when they come on the in­ter­net to support politi­cians in all their crim­i­nal­ity – leg­isla­tive or oth­er­wise!

– Joe

Rick can Kenny say and do any­thing in this coun­try with­out your crit­i­cism? I know he fired you but it’s time you let that go be­fore you pass.

– Ob­server

Rick wrote: “By all I gath­ered from our sev­eral ex­changes over the years, not all of them friendly, I dare­say Fran­cois de­spised his fel­low politi­cians, their lack of character, their cow­ardice, their pal­pa­ble hypocrisy, their Ne­an­derthal pro­cliv­i­ties, and their demon­strated con­tempt for the hands that feed them.”

Gobats Cry For Jus­tice! I share your heart­break, the ab­sence, the prom­ise, the pain. Know­ing he who feels it knows ... in my short mem­ory we in St. Lu­cia have suf­fered and crim­i­nal is the word. The law­less­ness by or­di­nary cit­i­zens and the po­lice - from Terry James, Yamaha, Cor­beau, Paul Mathurin, Win­ston Brown, now Ol­lie, the list goes on. We need to de­mand more from our lead­ers or toof!

It is time for the talk­ing to stop and peo­ple need to de­mand ac­tion from our lead­ers, the po­lice and all those re­spon­si­ble. We need to come out and march, en­gage in peace­ful protest, what­ever it is, but we must come out. Saint Lu­cians let us stop all the sense­less name call­ing and blame game and let us take back our coun­try from law­less­ness at all lev­els.

-Ricardo Paul.

When I read this ar­ti­cle and follow the com­ments it sad­dens me. Our coun­try is in a mess, our ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, econ­omy, in­dus­try and peo­ple! We have a prime min­is­ter who we con­tinue to elect based on his charisma and abil­ity to win the vote of the poor and ig­no­rant with prom­ises of a land of milk and honey. A prime min­is­ter whose track record is syn­ony­mous with gross mis­man­age­ment of projects, cost over­runs, VAT, shady se­cre­tive for­eign deals and that is his only legacy. I’m try­ing to be ob­jec­tive; Mr. Chas­tenet ap­pears to be a leader with vi­sion who can drive in­dus­try and bring new ideas and in­vest­ment to St. Lu­cia. I be­lieve that a strong op­po­si­tion needs to be in place so as to bring con­struc­tive crit­i­cism be­cause of Chas­tenet’s con­flicts of in­ter­est (Ho­tel & Fam­ily Busi­nesses) to set bound­aries for his power. Last Thurs­day 20 Novem­ber, you had me com­pletely bam­boo­zled (ker­fuf­fled?) while watch­ing TALK on DBS tele­vi­sion. I couldn’t for the life of me guess who ex­actly you were re­fer­ring to and why you showed those clips of am­a­teur mod­els ad­ver­tis­ing dresses for a lo­cal store, and another of a ‘cul­ture dance’ fea­tur­ing the hard bang­ing of pelvis to pelvis and bo­som to bo­som.

It all came to­gether when I read last week­end’s STAR. The at­tack on you by the Prime Min­is­ter’s mouthpiece, the de­lib­er­ately plas­tered phys­iog­nomy in­tended to por­tray beauty, was shock­ing. But it serves you right! And you know why? The ob­jec­tion to the am­a­teur mod­els may be based on fear that somebody’s im­pres­sion­able lit­tle girl may grow up and em­u­late the am­a­teur­ish sen­sual sim­u­la­tions. One can­not be too care­ful in this bro­ken and pro­mis­cu­ous age. No mother wants her daugh­ter to be­come preg­nant at fif­teen or younger, as a re­sult of watch­ing those stim­u­lat­ing TV adds.

There are laws to pro­tect the morals of the so­ci­ety and to cen­sure lewd, sug­ges­tive sex­ual con­duct and even risqué movies and foul lan­guage. If the Prime Min­is­ter’s help can write to a pri­vate business es­tab­lish­ment de­mand­ing that the own­ers take its tele­vi­sion com­mer­cials off air be­cause her daugh­ter thinks they “suck,” then what next, Rick?

----Peter Josie

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