WHOA! Dr Kenny Davis Anthony has been outed once again and this time it must not be glossed over. It must not be ignored. People of St Lucia, this C.I.P was supposed to be our saving grace, the big programme that would allow St Lucia to take off and get to the next level of development according to both PM Anthony and Ernest Hilaire. But it has received a failing grade. A big fat ‘F’ for the PM’s CIP baby, even as he is getting set to take us right down the road to perdition with it.
Surely you recall that this was to be his blue-eyed baby, better than all the rest, checks and balances, due diligence, due diligence, due diligence, the experienced Vaughan Lewis, Vaughan Lewis, Vaughan Lewis, full transparency, transparency, transparency and more. But now, what are we finding out from an objective 25-year veteran in the market who declined Kenny’s offer of a contract with his firm as a marketing agent for the programme? This project which was going to save St Lucia and allow us to take off to unimaginable heights, according to our illustrious P.M. and echoed by the project’s equally illustrious godfather, Hilaire, is something to beware of.
Here is an impartial stranger warning us that apart from the obvious inefficiency of the programme’s structure, it has been so designed to be anything but transparent, something that could definitely not have happened by accident. Shame! Shame! Shame! Seems that word ‘transparent’ that the PM and his cohorts like to throw around really means ‘clouded’ or ‘occluded’ to them. In other words, the usual cover-up.
You are seeing what it is like when a person believes he or she is omniscient and has all the answers, and is able to fool seemingly smart and even good people and get them to drink his Kool-Aid of lies and trickery which he serves up every day. You are seeing what can happen to us St Lucians and just where our leader will lead us.
Mr Steffen reports, “These important components did not arise from the Task Force Report (of the committee headed by former Prime Minister Vaughan Lewis) which we also studied carefully. That’s not good.’’ So, what say you, Dr Lewis? You have to speak up. Your reputation is very much at stake.
Mr Steffen also reports that ‘’The strategy of placing core components of the programme in the Regulations and Guidelines that did not come before Parliament must be seen as a deliberate attempt by the Government to keep those vital aspects of the programme hidden from public scrutiny and from the people of St Lucia.’’ What do you call that, if not crookery?’’ St Lucians, tell us, are your eyes shut tight? Are your ears blocked even tighter? Have your minds and hearts vacated their chambers? Are you continuing to be blinded by promises, promises, promises? Have you not had enough damning evidence of the subterfuge?
How can we trust a leader who sets out to be dishonest with we the people, especially when we can see that there is a pattern with this? Think of all the scandals. All of them, without exception, have had deception at their very core. We are grateful to Mr Steffen for his revelation. Let us hope that this will be the straw that breaks the back of a deceiving and unworthy administration.
– Jane Plante