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The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

No doubt about it: we are in­deed a unique peo­ple. But let’s not be in a hurry to start crow­ing. Our ad­mit­ted unique­ness is hardly good rea­son to shout out. Not when it is syn­ony­mous with back­ward­ness and a stub­born un­will­ing­ness to move out of the mud of ig­no­rance and com­pla­cency. We talk a lot, yes, but sel­dom do we back up our words with cor­rec­tive ac­tion.

Lately the old noises have been heard about the STAR’s re­luc­tance to pub­lish our gov­ern­ment’s more laud­able achieve­ments while churn­ing story af­ter neg­a­tive story about its min­is­ters. It’s not as if we’ve not writ­ten a mil­lion times that our prime rea­son for ex­is­tence is as a watch­dog for the peo­ple, not as any gov­ern­ment’s pub­lic re­la­tions agents. We see our job as bring­ing to our read­ers such im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion as our elected of­fi­cials would pre­fer to keep in the dark. We do not ex­pect the of­fi­cial me­dia to head­line gov­ern­ment cor­rup­tion. And yes, we ac­knowl­edge ours is a dan­ger­ous job in an en­vi­ron­ment where po­lit­i­cal vic­tim­iza­tion is com­mon­place. But some­one’s got to do what we do if our coun­try is to move for­ward and not sink into a cesspool of ev­ery­thing re­tard­ing, egre­gious and down­right un­con­sti­tu­tional.

The peo­ple can­not all be fooled all of the time. When elected to d Be­sides, tax the gov­ernm en­gines chu gov­ern­men Ti­mothy Ja their de­term tar­nished p gov­ern­men praises.

If there the good w small­est wh let them ke Ra­dio St. Lu will be assa tourist boar the po­lice c re­tire­ment. gov­ern­men drug traf­fic

Yes, in self-serv­ing you, then o but to keep demon­strab to light!

Ed­i­tor’s N

Mr. Ge­orge Mal­let (de­ceased) served for close

deputy prime min­is­ter un­der Sir John Comp­ton be­come gov­er­nor gen­eral, in the po­lit­i­cal in­ter­est

quit the UWP to serve un­der the SLP’s Ke

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