Prime minister to seek guarantees for loans taken by the UWP

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Prime minister to seek guarantees for loans taken by the UWP
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony during a sitting of the House of Assembly. * Photo credit: stluciaparliament.com
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony during a sitting of the House of Assembly. * Photo credit: stluciaparliament.com

PRESS RELEASE – Infrastructure projects will be the focus of discussion when the House of Assembly convenes on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (tomorrow).

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, is expected to present a number of motions, seeking the authorization of Parliament to guarantee various sums for the resurfacing and rehabilitation of roads commissioned under the United Workers Party Administration, for which payments had already commenced.

These guarantees have become necessary because the projects undertaken were financed by loans which did not have parliamentary approval. The Alan Bousquet Highway Project, the East Coast Road Rehabilitation Project, the Bocage to Sunbuilt and Entrepot to Independence City Roads Rehabilitation Works, and the Anse Ger Desruisseaux Road Rehabilitation Works are among projects to be presented for belated guarantees.

Debate on the guarantees will also include roads and bridges to be constructed or to be constructed by the current administration. These include La Dig (Mocha) and Deville Bridge Reconstruction Projects, and the Park Estate Drainage Project.

The House of Assembly meeting commences at 10:00am and will be broadcast live on the National Television Network (NTN).

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  1. Really? Were any of those projects unnecessary? Why does this article seem lopsided in trying to manufacture a story which isn't there? Trying to fool the ignorant in thinking that they are fixing a problem which UWP is at fault for tsk tsk. Especially if they don't know that this is common practice and these roads needed fixing anyways.

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  2. Surely the loans were tken by the Government of St. Lucia. The UWP, SLP and any other group constitute political parties. Once elected by the people, they form the government of the country and represent everyone. Once we as a nation can grasp that concept, we will be better able to hold our leaders accountable for their actions when they do not differentiate between their party affiliation and their responsibility to the people.

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  3. Always crying and blaming other people. You are the PM. Take control of the current situation and stop blaming. Honestly, the qualities of a poor leader. Please make your exit and allow PM Preville to see how he can help the country!

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  4. stop all these f....ing politicking lets wait elections are in 2 more years ,we will get a chance to vote allen chastenet as prime minister ,vat will be remove we all we get jobs no more borrowing tourist will be coming in the millions wow I cant wait Kenny call de damn elections .oh sorry just realize we living in the last day 666 is not to far .

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  5. Some lucians can't read! He is now trying to get approval to guarantee loans taken by the last adminstration that were not approved by parliament. Here we go blaming Kenny for everything. The guestions we should ask is why did the UWP get those loans without parliamentary approval!

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    • Didn't they get the loan? whether through parliament or not. PM specifically stated that payment had already commenced. So why take other loans?

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    • We can read clearly you party hat. We understand that clearly. (Let me play devil advocate) If it is to guarantee loans from the last administration, how much you betting they not going to use the same contractors from the last administration to complete these projects. How much you betting is their persons that getting to work on these projects. We can read clearly my bro or sis

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    • I think you read too well and forgot about the underlyings of politics. This is common practice between changing administrations they always leave work for you to do and no to my knowledge the loans weren't taken yet just commissioning of the works because UWP thought they would have retained power.

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  6. The priminister dont give a dam about his constituence.they fired so many people at the hotel n he did nothing

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    • So, you wanted him to go to the hotel and tell them not to fire y'all? Is that what you wanted him to do? Well, here's a news flash for you . . . HE CAN'T do that!

      Remember, the hotel is a private entity and can hire and fire at will. Case closed! Lot cotay!

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  7. I do not care which party you voted or supporting; Blue, Yellow, Red, Black or White. But St Lucians open your'll eyes our government borrowing too much money. And only one set of persons in a particular circle seems to be benefiting. OH BOY!!!

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  8. I am sick of this crop of politicians....Watch cartoon...It will be another "Guy did this, he is a FIFTH...We did not do that we are Saints without Jesus.

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  9. OH DAMN IT KENNY ,GIVE ME A BREAK.CHOOPS..... STILL.STOP TRYING TO FOOL PEOPLE YOU ON THE WAY OUT AND STILL BLAMING UWP.

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  10. some times i wonder if this P.M really seat down n think of the damage that his doing to this poor country by taking so many dam ... loans SMFH . but what is ...frustrating me is that he gets the permission from some ass holes who seems to be thinking like GOATS , i wld even say goats think better than those house of parliament ...

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    • I can not understand how the country does not have money, public servant salaries need to be cut, yet these are some heavy capital projects which in my option can wait.

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