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Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Allegations are rife that a certain politician had a freak altercation with a constituent. Sources close the PowerHouse reported that the politician was en route to the Choiseul River apparently to collect water for distribution to his constituency when a young man allegedly cracked a joke with him. He took offense and physically attacked the young man who allegedly struck back. The result was a brief altercation between them.
It's amazing how some of our leaders who hold high office are "loosing it". Lately, one of the candidates for Choiseul/Saltibus constituency seem to have become excessively and inexplicably aggressive. Constituents are puzzled by this "seemingly charismatic" politician's behaviour whose campaign has gone to the point of attacks even on honorable and respected citizens of the constituency.
Choiseulians are going through a process of "political enlightenment" and "disillusionment". They are beginning to see the wolf in sheep's clothing; and this seems to be having a telling impact on the faculties of fraudulent politicians even to the point of causing violence.
The PowerHouse is investigating the altercation story.
Monday, November 22, 2010
As Saint Lucians continue to suffer immense discomfort and dislocation from the ravages of Hurricane Tomas, the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is calling upon Prime Minister Stephenson King to address the nation and provide his Government’s plans to guide the country’s recovery in the aftermath of the hurricane. The Party is concerned about the conspicuous silence of the Government on its plans to restore Saint Lucia to normalcy. Interviews by the Prime Minister and other Ministers to date, have given no clear indication of how the Government plans to guide our country’s recovery.
Citizens in the worst hit areas, like Soufriere, Fond St. Jacques, Bexon, Marc, Guesneau and others must be provided with the comfort that there is a plan which will relieve them of their extreme anxieties, which are made worst at the first sign of rain. Whereas the efforts of Disaster Preparedness Committees must be applauded, it is the Government which must articulate a clear direction which will help reduce the fear which has gripped people in so many areas of the country.
The SLP notes that almost three (3) weeks after the hurricane, the Government has not explained precisely how it intends to assist Saint Lucians to recover from the damages inflicted upon them. The battered farmers whose fields were totally destroyed have no clear indication of how Government plans to assist them. Allegedly, five million dollars ($5 million) has been provided to the sector by the Taiwanese, but that sum is woefully inadequate to address the needs of farmers.
When Hurricane Tomas struck, the Saint Lucian economy was in recession with no clear prospects for a return to growth. With the damage caused by the hurricane, the economy is likely to experience even greater difficulty, demanding progressive and carefully considered interventions. Furthermore, in the face of the need to mobilse resources to repair the island’s severely damaged infrastructure including roads, bridges and drains, the Government must clarify whether it still proposes to spend another EC $60 million on the Daher Building and over EC $400 million on the Hewanorra Airport Redevelopment Project.
Confusion continues to abound over the cost of the damage inflicted on Saint Lucia by Hurricane Tomas. Initially, the Prime Minister indicated that repairs would cost EC $100 million, but soon after that figure was changed to US $500 million or over 13 times the original estimate. Incredibly, we are now being told that the World Bank is the best authority to determine that figure because we do not have the “scientific expertise” to do so
The people of Saint Lucia need to be told very soon, precisely how the Government intends to resolve their woes and predicament.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Apparently, this weather system has been with us since the evening of November 17 (last evening) and it is projected to be around until November 19.
Fortunately, it has not significantly impacted Choiseul; but preliminary reports suggest that it has wreak significant havoc in Castries City, Bexon, Dennery and Soufriere. Many parts of the city was flooded. So were Bexon and Dennery.
The South is completely cut off from the North. The Colombette area is highly risky because of slope stability threats.
Vehicular and pedestrian commuting is challenging; and with the news of a young man's death by drowning, the authorities have warned that extreme caution should be observed.
As a precautionary measure, workers are being evacuated from the town of Soufriere and environs. Commuters traversing the southwestern corridor are asked to proceed with extreme caution as there are slides and rolling projectiles along the Soufriere-Choiseul Road.
The district rep for Soufriere - Hon Harold Dalson - is expected to make a statement on NTN later today.