More Ques­tions Than An­swers!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LETTERS - Re­gards, Peter Josie.

The Edi­tor, Those of us who love Saint Lu­cia and love still more the free­doms its con­sti­tu­tion af­fords us, must be thank­ful for per­sons such as you who are not afraid to use the me­dia to raise im­por­tant ques­tions of gov­er­nance and law and or­der. Cit­i­zen must be en­cour­aged to ask ques­tions and to de­mand truth­ful and timely an­swers. For ex­am­ple, why is a busi­ness­man from Le­banon this is­land’s Am­bas­sador to UNESCO? Given the volatil­ity of the Mid­dle East is this the best place to source a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Saint Lu­cia at UNECSO?

There is an­other ques­tion. Do the per­sonal Sec­re­tary and fam­ily of Saint Lu­cia’s UNESCO rep­re­sen­ta­tive carry diplo­matic pass­ports? Is any Saint Lu­cia na­tional con­cerned about the rea­son this par­tic­u­lar Am­bas­sador still rep­re­sents the is­land at UNESCO? Are you con­cerned Rick about how ter­ror­ists in the Mid­dle East pur­chase arms for use in their ne­far­i­ous Is­lamists causes?

By the way, when last did the Prime Min­is­ter of Saint Lu­cia hold a press con­fer­ence? Why does one who came to of­fice promis­ing trans­parency and open­ness in Gov­ern­ment now avoids the in­de­pen­dent press as if it was a plague? Will we ever know the truth about Gryn­berg, IMPACS and ALBA etc?

There are so many se­ri­ous is­sues to be re­solved; it’s no longer funny. We can’t sim­ply rel­e­gate this sit­u­a­tion to ‘the evil of party pol­i­tics.’ Now that the en­tire is­land is un­der a cloud of sus­pi­cion, who will flush out an­swers to ques­tions cit­i­zens are ask­ing? I sug­gest that you per­se­vere with your ques­tion­ing be­cause no one else has the knowl­edge, ex­pe­ri­ence or the go­nads, to do what you do.

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