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Allen Chastanet wants to know: Who da f#ck is Shaun Murphy? “Bring me the evidence!” Isn’t that something one politician is famous for saying?
- Joe Blow
Chastanet must be living on the back side of a monkey if he does not know who Shaun Murphy is . . . or maybe more. So proud of you. It is a prestigious award.
Tevin Shepherd: A Proud Saint Lucian Youth Leader
- Prisca Regis
Earl Huntley Says Juffali Does not Have Immunity The more things change the more they remain the same. Does the government even know what it has gotten itself into? Or is it all about the money at the expense of Saint Lucians?
Wasco’s Dam De-silting project I am saddened at the poor attempt made by our government to bring a “solution” to the sedimentation problem being addressed currently. Don’t they even have the foresight to see this is a waste of money, really? A project which is hailed as “one of the most important projects undertaken by the government” seems to me so poorly investigated and handled. Firstly, removing the built-up sediments from the dam is a far cry from solving the siltation problem. Secondly, reinforcing the dam simply prepares it to handle more build-up of sediment. What the government should be doing is spending this money to prevent the problem, and on rehabilitation measures. On a 238 squaremile piece of land, addressing this problem at the source is not difficult to do. Yes, it will take some brain effort, some unselfish planning; putting aside all politics and getting to the science of the problem, but feasible it is. Otherwise, the plan and method put forth at this time will simply result in more serious problems a few years from now - and then we will need a do-over, a re-’desilting’. This grand six million dollar project is a small bandaid that will soon be peeled off and once again expose the problem. About 25 years ago, I approached Mr. Cumberbatch, an extension specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture (he was also a lecturer at the college of Agriculture at Union, where I attended) and I asked, “What is the government doing about the fact that all our rivers are drying?” He gave his usual chuckle, and we had a short discussion with which he concluded something to the effect, “our government doesn’t listen to reason.” That was 25 years ago; I saw our rivers drying up and nothing has been done about the problem; nothing! The solution is simple: manage the problem from the source(s). We need a holistic and sustainable approach to this big problem.
- “M. Lacorb”