Prosecution outlines secret payments made by Sandals to Turks and Caicos ministers
I wonder how much and for how long have the local counterparts - ouch politicians - on the Rock of Sages been receiving in like manner? The Sandals chain seems to have yielded enormous sway over the years in this country when it comes to certain matters. Pity we may never know as we have no British Government oversight as do Turks. On the Rock the PM is King, no not by name, by title, and his ministers Lords and Princes of all they survey. Trust me, a leopard never changes its spots, no matter where it is transported to. In Saint Lucia, where corruption in politics is like Louis George famously said: “Politics is a way of life”, corruption in politics is a normal phenomenon and it persists because we, the people, like it so.
Will someone start an investigation, maybe an IMPACS type report, on the dealings of certain resorts with local politicians who came from rags to riches in a few short years of political life here? While at it, investigate the Godfather politicians who facilitated it and themselves benefited by fattening their already fat accounts. Please, we the people want to know. Fear not politicians, we just want to know as we will do nothing about the infelicities and malfeasance, as usual. We just want to know so help us please. Inquiring minds want to know who got what, when and who they got it from.
– John Joseph
the laptop is a godsend for education. I strongly believe the government is aware that the laptop is doing destruction to children’s education but is using it as a political tool which, if challenged, especially by the opposition, will not find favour with the voting majority. They preach that it is an educational tool but survey has shown that it is one of many distractions to students, if not the number one, through social media and games. There are so many surveys right now on the Internet that will show this. I personally believe that if these laptops were doing what this government is saying, they would be beating their chest. To date they have never made public any major improvements at the secondary school level because of the laptop programme. I would challenge them on that one. I know of students whose grades have dropped tremendously because of the laptop programme and I am certain that the records will show that there are more decreases in grades than increases. Parents of secondary school students must take the time to research this topic and ask this government to invest in desktops computers instead of laptops. With desktops, the students can be monitored.
– Kelba James
cannot stay out in our balcony in the evening, we cannot have friends home at that time, it is so annoying. Several persons in authority have told us that the owner has a permit to play music until 2 am so we cannot really do much about it. I guess noise disturbance is not a crime in Saint Lucia; it is allowed and legal. This case is getting on our nerves. We residents of Chaussee Road area and surroundings have endured so much already with gunshots, violence and crime from rival gangs and now this. Someone please help!
Who are the lawyers that the prime minister has contracted to represent us in the United States on this whole IMPACS affair? How much will it cost taxpayers? What exactly are they expected to discuss with the Americans?