National Vision Commission members sworn in

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National Vision Commission members sworn in
Adrian Augier
Adrian Augier

Members of the National Vision Commission, chaired by economist and businessman Adrian Augier, were sworn in on Monday, April 28 by Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy at a ceremony held at the House of Assembly.

The commission, which was announced by Louisy in the 2013 Throne Speech, will be tasked with leading a consultation process aimed at developing a national vision and accompanying development plan for Saint Lucia.

The other members of the commission are Dr. Michelle Francis, Dr. Merle St. Claire Auguste, Dr. Stephen King, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, Bishnu Tulsie, Thea Alexander, Mark Louis, John Peters, Jonathan Chalon, Brenda Duncan, Patrick Mathurin, Fortuna Anthony and Skeeta Carasco.

The members were nominated by the governor general, prime minister, leader of the opposition, the National Youth Council, the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association, the Trade Union Federation and the Saint Lucia National Trust.

 

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  1. A vision must also reflect the aspirations of the Rastafari community, Yes what about the decendants of the Caribs (Coolie Kweole) after all they were there before you, I and the white man. It is amazing that we always talk about jounen kweole and never include the contributions of such sects. Don't the decendants of the Caribs deserve reparations before us? After all our ancestors (black & white) wiped them out. First case of genocide in this part of our world. We are a country of one band wagon. Go ahead with you all vision as it is surley not mine.

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  2. What about Derek Walcott, Mn. Patrick Anthony, Prof Barry Gaspard, Dr Winston Parris, Justice Suzie d'Auvergne, Rick Wayne, Donald Ramjattan etc.
    There is no vision when politicians are the one charting a course after all they are just politicians and will think as such. What does AA have to do with that? Is either he is very good at being a chairman or he was put there to reflect his or his facilitator's vision. Having such a Commission should never be facilitated by politicians we should have sought the opinion of the public on this one.

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  3. I have had a good look at the slate and it seems to me that the majority of these folks have a vision for themselves and that does not include the common man like my self. acording to one of the writers.....AA AGAIN woy oy oy when will that s/... End. For god.s sake, please share the PIE.

    G.J

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  4. Lucians up to now you people cant see that CONNECTIONS thing still in play...its happens all over the world. All you all do comment and dont act. Eberywhere people demonstrate etc to get the BSters out. You guys just. Talking and while they making money. The big ups checking for their bread. That is why the biggers will have amd everybody else will be.brokes.

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  5. SLNO Admin, will it be possible to add a little Bio of the members of this commission so we have an idea of who they are and what they can do please?

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  6. sigh. i have so much to say but i'll say this. Skeeta I expect much from you-I believe u are the youngest there. I hope that you can help to bring about some change. look who's the head-AA. the greedy, find himself in all kinds of posts to make some kind of money AA! smfh. btw, does this pay? im guessin it does, otherwise AA would not be there.

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  7. SPORTS? ugh! I would have loved to see a prominent sports personality there..."that's my 2 cents"

    Thanks

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  8. Hmm... Development Plan or Vision Plan like this one?

    http://www.finance.gov.lc/programmes/view/39

    I wonder how many people saw or know that this document exists. How much time and money are we wasting on non-productive efforts like this? Look who's at the helm, and on the committee - same faces, same ideas, same BS. Are they really going to tap into the diaspora and reach out? How exactly are they going to chart our future? Will the ACTUALLY INVOLVE THE PEOPLE who they are "PLANNING" for?

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  9. Where there is no vision the people perish....Who are those comissioners...Hacks or progressive thinking people..

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  10. Perhaps the most significant move ever made by any political party in Saint Lucia since gaining associated state status. We've been on our own for a long time and have not to grips with this.

    If this initiative takes off by scanning our nationals (professionals and academics alike) in the diaspora for their invaluable leading-edge insights, in would firmly tap into the synergy necessary to put Saint Lucia on a firm footing for the future. Sadly, we most likely are going to ignore or overlook their contributions concluding that such an effort is not worth it, but to our peril.

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      • There is none so blind as she/he who refuses to see!
        |In keeping with the spirit of bipartisanship and inclusiveness, the commission comprises representatives recommended by the Governor General, the Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition, Civil Society (including youth, and other non-governmental organisations), trade unions, and major private sector groupings. The chairman of the commission was jointly selected by the prime minister and the leader of the parliamentary opposition.|

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      • Not everyone with an opinion may have some significant to add. If the administration uses inclusion of the Opposition, this will go a very long way in cobbling up a plan that has some chance of sustainability with some notion of "buy-in" from those sitting across the aisle. There's hope. Perhaps too, Dr. Anthony is giving someone who has even more gravitas than himself, maybe even more relevantly knowledgeable about certain aspects of governance than himself.

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        • This is just another nice, Step, Dobot, Yep and Yelp in another form. I don't expect anything to come out of that.

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    • Perhaps you are unaware of a report about 200 pages long resulting from a previous commission appointed by government. This report is comprehensive and received the stamp of approval of both political party. The formation of yet another commission is therefore a duplication or wasting limited resources and time. You should really check it out before making your ascertion.

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