I have been watching the daily news over the past few months, being sure to switch between news stations to get an idea of what’s going on, what the major stories are, as well as checking out the online news making sure that I had seen all the stories and missed nothing.
But to my fascination all I saw over the past weeks was the same. “The minister is doing nothing!” seemed to be the rehearsed automatic response to any problem that came up. It sounded like the minister was a higher omnipotent being who could be everywhere at the same time and know the second something happened.
What I heard were constant complaints, dissatisfaction, angry remarks, upset commuters, upset vendors, complaints of the high gas prices, high bus fares, everyone had the same thing to say. Except for one lady who thought her boyfriend was the best man in the world but that was a rare occasion.
As I continued to observe, I realized that with the introduction of the new government I saw progress, new developments, new buildings were going up. In the community of Babonneau, where I reside, a new police station was built, new water tanks, which are vital in this location and which may I add, the people in the community were overjoyed for, roads were being fixed, bus shelters were built, walls constructed as well as footpaths, bridges. We saw sport tournaments organized and many more good things).
But this was not the report, neither was this what was broadcast to the masses, still in the local blogs, what persons had to say on the street and those who share their views on social media seem to be saying the complete opposite.
Not once did I hear anyone saying thank you, giving praise or even saying something positive about Dr Kenny Anthony and his government, not one person. Instead, persons made jokes, argued about who said and did what, continuing in the political vice.
I now see how God repays; now I can see why God himself was so upset that he sent this disaster upon the country. He must have felt the pain of the prime minister, the heavy burden he must have been feeling, him along with his ministers, either that or Dr Anthony must have really been praying. In return for all the grudging, backbiting and malicious things said, he was rewarding the country for its ungratefulness.
Despite all this, once again, the prime minister has come to the aid of his people and holding press conferences to adequately address this disaster and move forward. So on behalf of the Saint Lucia people, I would like to say thank you to the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the Hon. Dr Kenny Anthony for all their hard work thus far and wish them all the best as they continue to serve the St Lucian people.
Compliments of the Season and may God bless.