Former Fire Chief faces disciplinary action

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Former Fire Chief faces disciplinary action

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has taken disciplinary action against former Fire Chief Leslie Fontenelle on two acts of misconduct within the St. Lucia Fire Service.

Reports emanating from the Fire Service about misconduct and mismanagement had been under the scrutiny of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) conducted last year.

A letter addressed to the former Chairman of the Fire Service Shane Felix, dated September 12, 2014, revealed that disciplinary actions will be instituted against Fontenelle following the reports of the COI.

Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony on Sunday, September 7, announced plans to have Fontenelle removed from his post and placed as an aircraft rescue and fire fighting advisor for the Saint Lucia Airport and Seaports Authority (SLASPA).

This decision was made due to industrial action taken by the St. Lucia Fire Service Association.

Dr. Anthony had said Fontenelle has agreed to the proposal. The prime minister said Fontenelle’s role will ensure that all of the protocols attendant to an efficient fire service at the airports and seaports are applied at all times.

Fontenelle would have assumed his new duties at SLASPA on the completion of his current period of leave earned in the Fire Service.

The SLFSA has been calling for Fontenelle’s removal for a long time. The association claims he has been “disrespectful” to firefighters and have abused his office.

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  1. what ever became of the assistance commissioner whose visa was revoke he he still on administrative leaves,eating tax payers money over 2 years prime minister can not prove any thing yet my party disappoint me. need to know some thing

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  2. Unbas soliel St. Lucie ni tout plaisi. There's even "sexual diversity." I hope they can sustain it too. Don't come complain when animals, incest and prostitution gets in the mix. They have rights too. IDIOTS.

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  3. It time the government of St Lucia get their act together. A man was being disciplined for disrespect in peers and abusing office and you put the man in another high paying job?
    What have we learnt?
    Bad behaviour is acceptable in high office.
    Beauty fades, dumb is forever.

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  4. Was there such a post as 'aircraft rescue and fire fighting advisor' for the Saint Lucia Airport and Seaports Authority (SLASPA)?

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    • They do that because it would cause too much drama to fire a high ranking public service officer. They would have to pay him a mint in severance pay. It's sad that these corrupt and incompetent public officials don't get fired , but only get transferred to another branch of government to infect with their mediocrity and corruption.

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  5. Well said ehvayta. I some times wonder how perfect the lives of those persons throwing accusations are. The fire chief is human and is subject to making errors. Too much fight down in this country!

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    • And thats the problem in this disgusting country. Idiots like you want to let everything slide because you are no better. Standards are set for a reason. If you can't follow standard resign. If your house isn't built to code, you know what happens right?

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  6. sounds like more of a promotion to me not discipline and who is to say he wont be disrespectful and all that to his staff now at slaspa

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  7. What a pile of horse manure,the nigger needs to get demoted or fired not moving him to a new position. What an insult to all those Firemen and Women who had to leave the department on account of the action of this asshole.Shame on you Dr. Kenny Anthony.

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  8. Ahvaytay am I to assume had he touched you inappropriately you would view it only as a shortcoming? SMH. Anyway, ladies if someone sexually assaults you on the job go straight to the police. Don't go to other heads of department because chances are they are men too and would just help cover up the perpetrator's crimes. Ladies don't be afraid. If the first one had gone to the police, who knows, he may be at bordalias having his nether regions juggled by other inmates. Maybe then, he would learn not to touch what's not his. And as to the government its time we the citizens put an end to the vicious cycle. What do we really think is going to happen???

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  9. T A there is a process to disciplinary action and let me further educate u, even if he is demoted his salary remains the same....check the labor law! Every one has short comings on the job...stop hanging it over his head!

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    • Ehvayta, everyone has shortcomings on the job, but when your shortcomings cause a whole organisation to be disgusted with your management, then that makes you a cunt! Time to change the laws of St. Lucia to allow for the dismissal of civil servants by the head of government. Like Trinidad, where she fired their asses and took no prisoners!

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  10. Pissing in our eye and calling it rain, nothing will happen to the man, they just trying to silence the fire officers, make them believe they on their side ....then they will return n put sanctions on them.....since when big boys are taken to task in this country, never has never will.

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  11. Why do they keep rewarding people for failure in Slu? This man should be sent on retirement. His deputy as well. That's what happens when people let positions get to their heads. They become swell - headed and act stupidly instead of doing the job they are entrusted do.

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  12. the commision had to be once again stringhanded to take decision. I mean what were they waiting for again??? why give this ass a new post, he should have been demoted or transfered somewhere else, not sent on holiday. sseems the new trend for SLP and their "higher up screw ups"..make new ost for them

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