In the eyes of some St. Lu­cia is a slave plan­ta­tion!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

What’s right with the con­sti­tu­tion Toni Mac Daddy?? Some of you think what the so­called found­ing fathers drafted 30 plus years ago is writ­ten on stone tablets and how dare you ques­tion its act. Some of us are com­plain­ing about the lack of trans­parency of the pow­ers of the prime min­is­ter, the lack of check and bal­ances and they are the same ones stat­ing if it’s not bro­ken why fix it ( they know them­selves). When you look at life in St Lu­cia to­day do you re­ally think ev­ery­one is en­joy­ing the pro­vi­sions of the con­sti­tu­tion Dear ole’ Mac Daddy?? As far as I am con­cerned ev­ery demo­crat­icly drafted con­sti­tu­tion should be re­vised, re­vis­ited, re­tooled and amended if nec­es­sary ev­ery 30 to 40 years to cur­tail to the needs of cit­i­zens as so­cioe­co­nomic and grow­ing pains of the coun­try evolve.

– King Majesty

Rick, how long have you be­ing a na­tive of this old weath­ered rock? Longer than I have for sure. So why are you sur­prised, if you are, that the essen­tials were not pro­vided in what passes for anal­y­sis and de­bate in the rouse of dis­as­sem­bly? There is a pre­tence of democ­racy in St Lu­cia, you know that. And let’s face it, the only as­pect of democ­racy that is al­lowed any chance of work­ing is the idea of adult suf­frage. One man one vote, and even that mal­func­tions as the process is sub­verted con­tin­u­ously by the buy­ing of votes for the mere price of chicken and rum and the prom­ise of school books for the “mal­away” con­ve­niently so called. Not to even men­tion the ger­ry­man­der­ing with the bound­aries as con­ve­nient to sit­ting gov­ern­ments. So Rick, stop the piss­ing in your own eye.

– John Joseph

If the leop­ard could change its spots hell would be colder than the north pole, and we would never have to dream of go­ing to heaven. If Kenny and com­pany (the other 16 dump­ties) that oc­cu­pied the peo­ple’s house could have done any bet­ter than they demon­strated one last time, then fair He­len would be the most pow­er­ful na­tion on earth, the world would be at peace, and crime would have ceased to ex­ist so much that the word would cease to even ex­ist in lan­guage. How dare this dam com­mis­sion ask the goose to kill it­self. Are you kid­ding, you want the goose that lays the golden egg to die? Well the power to ma­nip­u­late peo­ple’s lives is never easy to give up, and when there are no checks and bal­ances it makes it even much more so dif­fi­cult, So Pip, of course, like the rest of his col­leagues would never welcome a change in the sta­tus quo that threat­ens to knock them off their high and mighty pedestal. Humpty will never sit on a wall, that’s a fa­ble cre­ated about him; Humpty too smart for that.

- John Joseph An elit­ist group wants to rule St. Lu­cia!

It is in­ter­est­ing this con­sti­tu­tion re­view re­port is only avail­able to politi­cians and the gen­eral public at large to read, di­gest and an­a­lyse whether it truly re­flects some of the con­tri­bu­tions they made to Suzie’s team as they toured St. Lu­cians across the globe. Now politi­cians are de­bat­ing from their own per­spec­tive and in­ter­est, giv­ing their own spin on rec­om­men­da­tions and not see­ing the big­ger pic­ture of coun­try first. No won­der this doc­u­ment was left to gather dust for years.

- Boy­blue

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