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Government’s press secretary Jadia Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel has been forced to deny what she considers propaganda that she has resigned from the post to take up an ambassadorial appointment.
Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel released a statement on Monday morning describing ongoing rumours as mischievous.
“Over the past two weeks, I have been inundated with calls on my whereabouts, immediate and future plans, as word of a supposed resignation made its way through the media. I have privately dismissed these suggestions as a rumour intended to create uneasiness and wonder in the minds of Saint Lucians. I was very surprised that after two weeks of intense activity and engagement with the public and media, the rumour resurfaced on the social media. This was fueled by an announcement made by Sam “Juke Bois” Flood that I resigned to take up a post as ambassador in a foreign mission,” she stated.
Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel claimed that the Opposition and their agents may be very disappointed to know she remains in the press secretary post, and intends to stay on until Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony dismisses her.
“While it is very flattering that various sections of the media and public are of the view that I possess the competence for such an appointment, I wish to advise that this report is false and mischievous…In effect, this means I will be here to respond to the false claims and misinformation peddled by the Opposition, its agents and supporters and to present and promote the views of the prime minister and Government of Saint Lucia, once I am blessed with health and strength. My plans for the future will not be determined by the wishes of the Opposition, but it is based on my personal development goals and the continued confidence expressed by the prime minister.”
She went on to thank the prime minister for the opportunity to be in his office. She said she also appreciates the public support, adding “I pledge to continue to approach my task with honour, dedication and pride.”