Media and Communications Specialist Clinton L. Reynolds has urged the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) to concentrate on the struggling economy and stop bashing Mary Isaac, president of the Civil Service Association (CSA).
Reynolds was responding to recent press releases penned by the SLP and the Office of the Prime Minister, which have questioned Isaac’s relationship with the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP).
The latest SLP press release, distributed this morning, called on “the public to judge for itself this statement written by Mary Isaac yesterday, Sunday, July 6 in a Whatsapp chat csa2014 and beyond: “Good morning. Remember to watch Chastenet’s (sic) Program on DBS tonight at around 8pm. Licks in Govt tail.””
Reynolds’ response came just over three hours after that press release was received by St. Lucia News Online.
In an email to all media, the journalist stated: “The SLP should be more concerned about the economy and closing the deficit while it sits in the seat of government than with the statements made by Mary Isaac. Mary Isaac was just re-elected to head the CSA by an overwhelming margin, and that speaks volumes.
“It’s becoming rather annoying that the Labour Party continues to get caught up with Mary Isaac and her politics (whatever her agenda) than on the burning issues that affect ALL Saint Lucians at this time – JOBS and THE ECONOMY.
“If Mary Isaac wants to politick, for whichever side, that’s her right under the constitution per freedom of association. I think, in her position, if what has been stated is correct, there needs to be a greater level of responsibility exercised on her part, but that is only my view.
“But, come on! It’s time to raise the level of politics and discourse on this island!”
Reynolds is also president of the Media Association of St. Lucia and managing director of Infinite Horizons, Inc.