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Stop misleading the nation – government tells Chastanet and Isaac

Office of the Prime Minister

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Chastanet.

STATEMENT – In several interviews appearing in the evening news on Monday, June 23, 2014, both Allen Chastanet, Political Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) and Ms. Mary Isaac, President of the Civil Service Association (CSA), told the nation that wages and salaries will be cut in July.

Mary Isaac went further to say that an “order” has been given to the treasury to cut wages and salaries in July and that if salaries are cut in June/July, public servants will protest.

The Government of Saint Lucia wishes to state that the statements by Allen Chastanet and Mary Isaac are false. No such order has been given to cut wages and salaries.

Currently, the Government is seeking to engage public sector unions, civil society and members of the public to inform the nation of the economic situation, what has been done to address the fiscal deficit and the options available to deal with this untenable situation.  The Government will continue to update the public on the status of discussions and Government’s actions to deal with the crippling fiscal imbalance.

It is now clear that Allen Chastanet and Mary Isaac are on a campaign to stir up discord and confusion among public sector workers and the nation. Given that the future of Saint Lucia is what is at stake, the Government urges the Opposition and the CSA President to cease from spreading false information to the public.

Mary Isaac.

Only on Monday, a Press Release was issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, advising the public that the Government has decided to yield to the requests of public sector unions and activate the Government Negotiating Team (GNT).

It is puzzling that such statements would be made by Allen Chastanet and echoed by Mary Isaac. These comments are untrue, irresponsible and misleading and should be withdrawn.

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42 comments

  1. Great content, thank You !!
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  2. That should be LPM**

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  3. I think it is time we give a new party a chance at the helm. Clearly the two established parties are more concerned with being in power than the future of the country. Give lamp a chance. What more damage could they do that these two haven't done already?

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  4. After the 5% salary cut, then what?

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  5. Save the country!

    Wherever either one of these two #[email protected]%& would run for office, vote for someone else. Easy! Good riddance to trashy political dirt bags.

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  6. It looks like the St.Lucian geovernment is in great need of a bail out. Cant call the good old USA to pump some stimulus money to help us out thats why we are in such a mess thsts just the pad, the heavy load is coming blame the Kenny adminitration. oh God help us i pray. help help

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  7. Politics again! What is this country coming to? Smh. Poor Lucia. Kenny u need to go! And Chastenet get a life!

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  8. The UWP is doing this country a great injustice. We need to get rid of the curse that is Kenny, but it can't be to replace him with Chastanet.

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  9. The sad reality is that Kenny is an Idiot, but Chastanet is just as bad. We in deep dodo

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  10. Alva is not the Alva of old...we waiting for his fat a...These days his windows up and he hardly know us. All laborians talking and waiting. Don't bother sending your girlfriend to church to 'befriend us' - her words, that's not working. Even his family talking about his arrogance and insularity.

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  11. there are 4 media persons that the slp have, jadia and 3 others, where as one can do the job. im a civil servant and i work damn hard 8:00 am to 4:30 sometimes 5 and if 5 % percent is taken off my salary i am ready to demonstrate. We put them there we can take them out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. With all what that is happening Mary Isaac ask Customs "The containers that are leaving customs without inspection and without opening them, where they went to, who does these containers belongs to? ho pays for the overtime for these containers? Poor St. Lucians, we cannot afford to bring down a barrel far less a container. We are these containers now? Expose them Mary. What is not good for one should not be good for the other.

    Just as Kenny is on his last term so is Mary on her last year. Allow her to represent with her all. No time to waste. I was told Minister A B driver leaves Castries, goes down to Laborie, pick him up and drive him to the airport in Vieux Fort to travel, less than 10 minutes from Laborie. Then the driver would have to drive back to Castries. Isn't Alva receiving a travelling allowance, he has a vehicle, whose money is putting fuel in the SLU to make such an unnecessary trip. Wastage by a MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT. Needs investigating.

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  13. to hell with chastnet , jaida , kenny and crew all those idiots . a bunch of liars and their colleagues a bunch of thieves and idiots. You'll wonder why the old had to come back and die in office because none of the assholes that are there get it, gov't and opposition..........We seem to have academics that are pros with baffling the people with bullshit............

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  14. Kenny has let us down in a big way. He is a traitor whose days are numbered. He and all his gang needs to ship out. I can't stand hearing Alva or Jimmy fletcher...Give another leader a chance. Kenny should let his little 'moose girl' Jadia run a poll for him to see how low he is...she should know how 'low' he gets.

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  15. Kenny has fooled st. Lucians for years. All his family,friends and f..mates like Jadia are set up nicely while the nation suffers. HE NEEDS TO GO.

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  16. How could this little ass be the mouthpiece of the govt. She is very immature and stupid.

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  17. That Jadia is such a stupid fool. Who the hell does this little country bookie wannabe think she is? She should shut her little trap and just 'go do what she did' to get that job. Little twerp.

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  18. WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AB You are just one of those party hacks who know all what Kenny is doing is misleading you also. You are just to ashamed to say the truth because of foolish pride. Embarrassment killing you.

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  19. Running a country is like running your household. When things are good, (1997-2007) you can spend outrageously and it doesn't seem to affect anyone. When things are bad, (2008-2014) you see how bad of a manager you are.

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  20. The nation should realised that Mary Isaac has a grip to grind with the labour party, If my sources are correct, she wanted to represent the SLP and she was refused as such she will do all in her power to get back at the SLP government. One last thing, I want Mary to come out to tell the nation about her secret meeting with Chastanet to discuss the destabilization of the island’s government. The question should be ask, why all of sudden Chastanet is attending a CSA general meeting? My other concern is the use of the word REVOLUTION by Chastanet. Had it been the other way around one would have heard all commentators shouting at the top of their heads. Tan toe tan toe.

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  21. Save our St Lucia

    Take a Bow Kenny; you have succeeded in diving the country and polarizing the Public Service.

    Hope you are proud of yourself.

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  22. It is precisely the pay back to Jadia and the like that has the country in that mess.

    Tell Jadia to pay taxpayers back their money and shut the hell up.

    An opportunist, if ever there was one.

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  23. Jadia is such a jackass. How can you say that the salary cut is not legislated when it reflected int he estimates of expenditure and made law when the appropriations bill was adopted. Jadia stop misleading the people and payback the peoples 80,000.00 dollars to the treasury.

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  24. Kwenny talking about somebody misleading this country. That's a joke, right.

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  25. Kenny wants us to leave misleading the country to only him? This is apparently what he does best, worried about competition, Kenny?.

    Don't worry not even Chastanet can outdo you. When it comes to misleading, Kenny is King

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  26. The only person misleading the country is Kenny. Kenny should be ashamed to speak of anyone misleading this country. He mislead the entire country, which is why he is in government today and the country is in the mess it is in now

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  27. Who was lying and miss leading the country, when Mary Issac stated that the 5% reduction was already in the Estimate for the 2014-2015 budget and Jadia and the Government denied it. Jadia was the liar. Trying to fool the people again. Things are hetting hot and they are getting desperate.

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  28. Who misled who? 100 mil, denied 5% pay cut. Everyday the bucket goes to the well one day the will fall out.

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  29. Kenny thinks he too smart when we all know that he has nothing good in mind for the civil servants while he and his ministers bring us further into the imf hands with the inexcusable spending

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  30. WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I believe that the salary cut is just a breath away. There are civil servants working in the relevant ministries. Lets see how that plays out. When Miss Issacc spoke about he cut in salaries Jadia and Kenny said not true, till Miss Issacc expose the salary estimates on TV. Who lying? It is already legislated so why try to fool the people.

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  31. Don't worry folks.
    Chastanet is not Prime Minister material.
    He doesn't have the enthusiasm, prowess, Education..etc.

    Allow him to speak on matters he doesn't know 🙂

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  32. The problem, Kenny/Jadia, is that everyone knows salaries have to be cut. There is simply no money left anymore. The main problems are twofold:

    1 - Kenny was there lying 4 years ago about what was available, and he is now trying to backtrack. The LPM pointed this out the other day.

    2 - he is only cutting the bottom and not the huge fat pigs at the top (Jadia, consultants, his ex-wife etc.

    3 - the cuts are being imposed without a chance of those involved to come up with other solutions (such as keeping salaries but finding savings elsewhere.)

    I wish a plague upon the SLP house.

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  33. Kenny do what you have to do,

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  34. We can start helping the situation if jaida pays the medical bills

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  35. Awa Jadia...This thing look like it is sliping away...new job for Jadia soon?

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  36. Tell Kenny that the CSA is a lot smarter than he. He knows as much about running an economy as Jadia does. If Jadia remains his consultant, he needs his head examined. Now, whilst he is at it, tell him to get a moral compass.

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    • You call that smart? Wait a while and you will find out. As for me Merci Bondieu I not in St lucia

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      • How long do you think that the Europeans will allow you living off of them.
        Having a US passport does not give you a free pass.
        They may just get up one morning, strip you of your citizenship and deport you back to SLU like a sack patat.

        Don't be so boastful, man.
        Give thanks and praises.

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  37. I so agree with this!

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    • The moment I see either Chastanet or that other one, I get bilious. I want to puke!

      I feel a very deep sense of revulsion. I rush to turn off my TV. I don't want to talk to my loved ones about what is happening to our dear country. What a very sickening feeling to see on TV either one of these two shysters!

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