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Azeez Says Leaders At All Levels In Saint Lucia Need To Step Up

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Independent Senator Noorani Azeez has emphasised that leaders across Saint Lucia must step up, given the Island communities’ social situation, including crime.

“The situation we find ourselves in at the community level is an indication that many of us have failed to do what we have to do,” Azeez told reporters on the margins of a Senate meeting on Thursday.

He explained that his term ‘leaders’ included teachers, security forces, community groups, fathers’ and mothers’ organisations, uniformed groups, and churches.

The Senator said it did not constitute pointing fingers only at ‘political actors’.

Azeez asserted that the situation in communities represented an indictment on everyone.

He noted broad agreement that the systems have failed us, resulting in the current circumstances.

In addition, he explained that “we have become so judgemental of each other that we start to polarise groups based on where they are from, and then that discrimination steps in and what political party you subscribe to and your religious convictions, and we focus on what I deem to be second tier issues,” Azeez told reporters.

“Regardless of what makes us individuals, at the end of the day, we are one Saint Lucia, and we have to do what we have to do to put this country first,” the Independent Senator stated.

Azeez declared it was not his intention to point fingers at any one group.

“Collective responsibility has to kick in right now, in that each group has an obligation to influence and change the things it needs to change within its sphere of influence, and I would like to see more leaders step up and play their part,” he said.

But he also noted that each individual at the community and neighbourhood level could play a leadership role.

“Are we doing that as citizens? If not, let’s get something started,” he said.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Well said my brother. This country is so divided that it pains me. The saddest thing is that the political l adders when in opposition can pinpoint all what is wrong and needs changing but when they get into office they do worse than what they saw needed correcting. In Stlucia now it’s who you know. We are so so backward and with this attitude I can never see we going forward. Politicians getting vex and other you blocking you off their phones if they are doing what’s wrong and u point it out to them. You with a conscience and can desern wrong from right cannot point it out to them because you will end up being victimize. You aught to follow them and do what is not right and just. But I hod is love will never forsake my god or my integrity for politicians or leaders. Stlucians let us put aside our greed, biasness, victimization, selfishness dirty pride and try to it on a Christ like attitude. We are all human let’s practice doing unto others what we would like to be done to us and finall let us make prayer our obsession. Remember prayer is talking to god, making him your best friend and pouring all out to him both good and bad. Prayer is not Hail Mary. Peace and love

  2. I said that very thing back in 2007.;look how many years after a different soul repeating the same thing. I want to now call out RF. Where is Gerber? When we wanted to produce banana products of all kind you RF said you guys want to get rich. You said you have been in dialogue with Gerber. Where are they. You see how these leaders just down right wicked.

  3. I totally agree with what this senator said but am kinda confused with his last name azeez I have never heard this kinda last name which is pronounce the same as Aziz so my question is do we have trini nationals or Guyanese nationals as senators in st lucia not that I have a problem with that because back in 1981 when I got to trinidad a company’ call Aziz Ahamed in a joint venture with trinidad home developers ltd gave me a chance to learn to operate heavy equipments at santa rosa heights in Arima but the trinis treated me badly and always threatened me with the immigration so that’s why when I saw this senators name all those bad trini experience came to mind so long story short is this a st lucian name or a trini name ??

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