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Guy Joseph claims some civil servants trying to undermine Government

By Horace Cunningham, SNO Staff Writer

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Parliament Guy Joseph and the speaker of the House had an intense verbal exchange during a recent sitting of Parliament.

According to Social Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph, there are persons in the civil service that are trying to undermine the sitting St. Lucian Government.

Joseph was speaking in response to the protests by 5th form students at the Choiseul Secondary School last week.

The minister claimed that plans for the rehabilitation of the fifth form block were already in place but some officials in the Ministry of Education failed to disclose the information.

The minister said that he can give information on everything about the planned project including the sites that were identified for the relocation of the students.

Joseph further said that plans will have gone ahead in January 2017.

“Some people want to make it look like this Government is incompetent and don’t know what they will doing,” Joseph said.

“If needs be I will call out their names at the appropriate time,” Joseph continued.

Protests erupted last week after students at the fifth form block of the Choiseul Secondary School complained of poor classroom conditions. The classrooms were reportedly flooded after recent heavy rains.

 

 

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21 comments

  1. So far the only person trying to undermine this government is you, with your foolish antics, i wish the electorate could see through the smoke and mirrors

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  2. Come on Guy Joseph! Every party have their hacks in Gov't. When SLP was in gov't UWP had their under miners as well. I am sick of Guy Joseph everything is a conspiracy. I have always said you re a good propagandist. So what the students demonstrated for that you crying foul play!

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  3. Minister of ro-ro. Start your name calling by first calling out the editor(s) of the St Judes Hospital construction project. Your propaganda politics is too controversial to be effective. Those days are gone. It would have been much less scandalous to release the so called plans to the public. There are so many plans on the table yet to take effect. Be real !

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  4. How do we reconcile the statement by Stephenson King (the minister in charge of performing this project) and that of "This Guy"? King's statement is more credible than this nonsense.

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  5. GUY GUY GUY...HOW COME EVERY TIME YOU COME INTO GOVERNMENT YOU KEEP PLAYING THE BLAME GAME..It is time time that you start working instead of LIMING WITH THE BOSS AND START DOING THE WORK THAT YOU ARE PAYED TO DO!

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  6. Its the role of the Minister of Education to implement Government policies.

    Start calling names

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  7. Put them out if they holding up progress.

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  8. Mr. Joseph with all due respect, stop being so small minded. Out of all the major issues existing, you want to "call names" because you "think" that the people are "undermining" the government? Really? Can we focus on the bigger issues at hand? For example the Forestiere Road !!!!!

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  9. Noooo! Not another conspiracy. Many Civil Servants are bureaucratic but that does not necessarily mean that they conniving. Stop the weekly conspiracies.

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  10. Quite convenient Mr Guy! When ever you are caught with your pants down blame the opposition supporters. You come across as usual as a cynical ignorant simpleton. If you do your job properly then no civil servant will double cross you.

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  11. They need to be held accountable but in time they will know

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  12. Give jack is his jacket, and while I mostly disagree with this sucker, he is right.

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  13. Well the Public Service ministry is another underminer. so please look into the group. they are a real waste of time

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  14. Why the blame game. Just release the damn information. You are no different from the rest. You withheld information from the yearning public about the auditor(s) of the ST. Judes Hospital to satisfy your own ego.

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  15. I would not be surprised. Having been a civil servant for over 15 years, that is a fact. Public officers hold information believing that this gives them leverage. This mindset has got to change. It is this narrow way of thinking, instead of being more 'collective' in our approach that has our country so regressive. Who knows how much progress we would have made if only we TRULY work together (meaning sharing of information, knowledge transfer, etc)?

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    • That would mean they are not following the codes of conduct they signed up to and should be fired immediately. And any union that goes to defend them should be outlawed.

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  16. GUY I THOUGH THAT YOU'LL HAVE ACCESS TO ALL DOC. SO HOW THE HELL CIVIL SER. COULD HOLD BACK INFOR. UR PM AND EVERY ONE OF YOU'LL SAYING THAT WHAT CANT BE DONE IN 4.5 YRS WAS DONE IN 5 MONTHS. SO U COULDN'T SEE THOSE PLANS.STOP BLAMING CIVIL SERV. N WHATS ABOUT THE OTHER MINISTRIES UNDER UR AZZ

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    • Having worked in the Civil Service myself, I know that holding back information is too easy. Files disappear. Replacements then are made with missing documents, and comments which should inform both ministerial and cabinet decisions.

      Non-patriotic civil servants abound in the administrative arm of government. These small-minded sabotaging reprobates in our neck of the woods cannot see the evil they are causing the public and the country. Morons.

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    • Everyone has their role in the Civil Service. The Minister is responsible for policy. The Permanent Secretaries are responsible for carrying out policies and managing staff. Rank and file officers carry out duties assigned. Some Civil Servants go through great lengths to publicize works, articulate projects and defend those projects only when the government they support is in power. We would be very hypocritical to say that it is not so. Sometime ago there was much discussion about certain public servants who are only vocal during their administration of choice. A ministry would be reduced to a rum shop if a Minister has to responds to all inquiries of the public and operate on a micro level. So what does he have a staff for?

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    • Disrespectful. Address the minister diffrently.

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  17. Woyyyyeeee!!! Stop that stupidity and let's focus on what really matters. This world is unashaming with their lack of respect and morals. What benefit would it be to us with them dirty ways. Twoooooops.

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