Same things over and over again at Caricom meetings – St. Lucia PM

Same things over and over again at Caricom meetings – St. Lucia PM
PM Anthony. Photo credit: Antigua Observer
PM Anthony. Photo credit: Antigua Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) –St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony Friday said he can’t keep coming to meetings of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders where the same issues are discussed over and over again.

Dr. Anthony, in an exclusive interview with the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), said “maybe I am impatient, maybe we need to concede more time.

“I certainly see willingness on the part of the heads of governments to come to term with some of the issues, but I guess my impatience is I can’t come to meetings all the time and discuss the same issues, over and over and over.

“Cleary there has to be a limit for that and something has to change,” Dr. Anthony told CMC as regional leaders ended their 35th summit here on Friday.

He said while the summit here was faced with a “heavy agenda” he could not say “this has been the best ever meeting of CARICOM in recent times.

“I think there was too much recycling, recycling not just of items, not just of issues, but I get the impression that sometimes there is a lack of will to really implement decisions we have made about how we ourselves will organise the meetings, manage the meetings of heads of governments,” he said.

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  1. What do we lucians want, How long do we go about complaining, Isn't it time that we stop thinking local as well as acting local, People like juke bois and others have not help except maypris and mal parlez What do we want as a nation Do we know what is happening to other islands and countries who are facing worst economic woes than us, We need to Start thinking Global and act local then and then our perception as to how things are being done will change then we will move awat from all the maypris and mal parlez

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  2. Look at THE ministry of foreign affaires. Big office with employees that have nothing to do 90% of their time.
    Public servants in St. Lucia have 3 speeds, slow, very slow and standstill. Caricom meetings are a waste of time and money.

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    • 2 speeds -- very slow, and stop.

      The only thing that is very fast in Saint Lucia is the automatic borbol by those who are just always ready do some.

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    • I wondering wwhat they doing with all that space to. Lol Wastage we can start cutting cost by shifting the ministry of foreign affairs from Baywalk MALL them syrians dont want a next man to survivie in that mall charging exorbitant rent prices. Goverment should move on their ass make them bring down their rent so they will rent out all these units in the mall lower them ridiculous rental rates

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  3. Juke Bois start getting to you Kenny. Juck Bois always say is party you'll does party
    So the man was talking the truth.

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    • Rebuffed by CARICOM, kunkanez quarrelling. What do you expect from people who only know textbook law? They have hardly a single day's experience of working in a business to make it succeed. Yet, people like those in Vieux Fort are hell-bent on electing them failures or not, just because they are light-skinned.

      Saint Lucians think that skin colour is the most important deciding characteristic necessary to become PM. That is why Hunte and Pip handed him the position for life.

      He knows he cannot do the job. But as PM he assigns the portfolios for ministers. He is screwing up all the time. We have Roachasmell $45m, Black Bay $85m, Grynberg $168m and counting. But like they say of the dog in the manger, who does not belong there, he will keep away everybody else from getting these two tittles. For him nothing else matters. Ubaldus knows this and felt it.

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  4. For all those who is agreeing with Kenny Anthony,I wish you saw the 10 min clip of the opening of the meeting on CHOICE TV in Thursday past. You need to listen to the speech of the new Grenada Prime Minister. In a nutshell he was indirectly telling Kenny and Gonsalves that they are the reasons we are where we are today and they should move out. Yes! He is blaming them and I believe this is the reason he Kenny is criticising the meeting now.

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    • @ "Jadia fool you"

      Perhaps you're detached from the political systems that make up those islands. And that you have conveniently forgotten that all systems of government or persons we elect (amongst us) to champion our cause, refuse to lead in the interest of the citizens and for the prosperity.

      So, they focus on the "Divide" and "Conquer" tactics to ensure their seats are secured and leave INDIVIDUALS like you confused and unable to make rational decisions on what is or has happened.

      So he is just a "chip" off the Old Block.

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      • Your response to my comment is confusing. They are not related at all. Did you the speech from the Antigua Prime Minister? I doubt.

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  5. Only now? All the time you making your per diem money, free hotel, free food, first class, cocktail here, party there....WHY NOW? I say it's too late.

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    • Awaje? If you meant desperate, you would be 100% right. It seems that they pooh-poohed his idea.

      He now has to fix his financial mess all by himself. We warned you about CARICOM before you left.

      I believe as singer and song-writer of "We are all in it together", this one does not look like a hit. He now has to take the words like a leap of faith.

      Meanwhile, coming back empty-handed, the idle hands called consultants have to come up with something. Vat is a mess. The budget is another mess. The Town Hall Meetings? A poorly-attended circus. Now, I wonder what is next?

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  6. Mr. PM.
    You are finally realizing that Caricom is a Failure in all areas. And that it's just a "Cock-Tail" drinking and gum munching.

    The OECS is what Caricom should have been Years ago, Sir.

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      • Sorry Man, sad to say it will Never Function.
        And the reason is, there is too much prejudice amongst us and every leader wants to rule their piece of Rock.

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        • Well i agree with you on that the majority of our leaders are power hungry and will not want to give up much of their rights to decisions making.Sovereignty i clearly a big issue one of the prime causes for the break up of the West Indies Federation. Look how Kenny cant hand over to any one yet wonder if he will run another term. Look at Owen in Barbados as soon as elections time came around he push Mia out of the seat. But at the end of the day its up to the people not the politicians we elect them. Its a case of the people not having an intrest of what concerns them and is best for them

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  7. Look who is complaining.time waster in chief.He has no good ideas,but he is talking about lack of action.what a. Joker.

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  8. We mamma! It seems that the other heads could not, or would not help poor Kenny with his self-inflicted fiscal fiasco. Well, they have left him quarrelling.
    We told you so. Wha happen? The Piggy Bank called a.k.a the Treasury is full of empty? Are there some upcoming loan payments to be made? I thought so.
    Say what? Antigua made you see the light old chap? You now need instead of 5%, a 15% cut? Ah! Ah! More SLP yardfowls to go? Well, it is about time!

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    • We knew the result lon-n-n-n-n-n-g-g-g-g-g ago, even before the start that of stupid last trip. Like Kenny, don't bother to look any further. They have no answers. Our future is in the hands of age group that has no clue how to fashion any coping mechanism to help in the future.

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    • No. All dem old heads. Dem having too many cocktails. Dem getting very quickly, very addle.

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