Jadia defends Jade

Jadia defends Jade

Former Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel, has said that the criticisms of her successor, Jade Brown, are not justified.

“When I came in as Press Secretary there were criticisms as well so it is a public post, we expect that there will be scrutiny, we expect that there will be criticism,” Emmanuel asserted.

She said Brown has not had an opportunity to present herself and work.

According to Emmanuel, there is a very good structure in place in the Office of the Prime Minister including a communications unit and a support team.

She explained that once Brown receives the Prime Minister’s support, which she will, it will not be impossible for her to function and fulfil her role.

“Obviously some things will be done differently because we are different people we all have our styles, but at the end of the day I am very confident that she will perform her role effectively and at the end of the day let her be judged by her work,” the former Press Secretary declared.

Speaking of her new role as Communications Director of the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Emmanuel disclosed that she will be focussed mainly on party communications.

As Communications Director of the Saint Lucia Labour Party I will be focussed mainly on the communications of the party.

“Everyone knows that we are in an election campaign basically so we are prepared for the general elections,” she said.

Emmanuel added:

“There is a lot to be done; of course we will have to communicate with the public what our performance in government has been what our new plans for the country will be moving forward and we would have some new candidates that we will have to introduce.”

She said that the new candidates will have to be introduced to the public so that citizens will know their priority areas so that that they can gain confidence.

Emmanuel asserted that people know that the labour party government has worked over the last four years.

“It is really to reinforce what is already out there,” she observed.

Explaining the difference between her former Press Secretary and current Communications Director role for the ruling party, Emmanuel said that the Press Secretary is focussed on the Prime Minister.

She pointed out that as a result the person holding the post would have a responsibility to inform the nation when the Prime Minister travels and what his position is on particular policies.

“My function will be purely to promote the Saint Lucia Labour Party so I will not be tied down with the formalities of government,” she disclosed.

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  1. righteous
    February 1, 2016 at 7:46 pm Reply

    Woman power. Clinton think big money is for him alone. Nobody said anything when he took up that unnecessary post at Wasco.

  2. oh aye
    February 1, 2016 at 8:33 pm Reply

    I think Reynolds was trying to bring across the fact that tax payers monies is what paying these press secretaries. I think he went a little overboard being a man myself. but you know what all prime ministers will hire a fire who they want a press secretary only on political affiliation.

  3. Doormat
    February 1, 2016 at 9:02 pm Reply

    Jade came across a bit arrogant. Clinton is questioning what qualifications would land someone the job of press secretary and here you are huffing and puffing stating that you are a ‘STUDENT’ and the prime minister does not have a problem with your appointment vis a vis your qualifications. Taxpayers are paying you a Grade 18 salary and you gonna blast a man for asking if you are qualified…smh

    1. LucianGemini
      February 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm Reply


    2. sue
      February 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm Reply

      aa wow a grade 18 salary and no qualifications and i have a masters and im a grade 12 at the ministry smh .pissing in our eyes and calling it rain.

      1. Anonymous
        February 3, 2016 at 2:36 pm Reply

        I tell u

  4. Jason's Imposter
    February 2, 2016 at 12:14 am Reply

    Woman you are no longer in the PM’s office. Go away please and allow people to speak for themselves. If Jade is so capable leave her alone to fight her own battles. YOu should let her have her own limelight and stop trying to keep focus on yourself. Go do what you do best, which is politicking.

    1. disgusted much
      February 2, 2016 at 10:13 am Reply


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