PM plans to ‘depoliticize’ Tourist Board

PM plans to ‘depoliticize’ Tourist Board

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has announced that he plans to depoliticize the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.

He made the comments while asserting that his administration is looking forward to the transition to a Tourism Authority.

“Hopefully the current board will make that announcement very soon in terms of what the process is going to be and how quickly the transition will take place,” Chastanet said.

The former Tourism Minister said his administration wants to ‘professionalize’ and not ‘politicize’ the Tourism Authority and create an entity that has much more private sector involvement.

“We want to create an entity that has its own revenue so that it is not part of the government’s recurrent expenditure and has some ordinances that limit the ¬†amount of money that can be spent on overheads,” ¬†the Prime Minister explained during an interview with reporters.

He expressed his thanks to Director of Tourism,Louis Lewis and his Deputy, Tracy Warner-Arnold who both recently quit their posts at the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.

Chastanet spoke of the ‘incredible’ job that both had done and the years they had given to the tourism industry.

Neither Lewis nor Warner-Arnold has spoken publicly about their decision to quitl.

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm Reply

    That’s good news when something is going cruked it needs streaten.

    1. Ben's Wife
      November 9, 2016 at 1:10 pm Reply

      Crooked NOT Cruked … Straighten NOT Streaten

      1. Fesel
        November 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm Reply

        Big deal this person’s spelling is not to ur liking but u understand d comment right an i guess all text messages with a brev is a problem 4u2 it’s plain 2c ur education have u twisted 2b braking bridges an disproportationableness crossing Ben u need divorce from ur Webster Dictionary wife.

        1. Bobol
          November 9, 2016 at 9:08 pm Reply

          No one will ever take you serious in life.

  2. Tracey
    November 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm Reply

    Clueless mulatto.

  3. Antonia
    November 9, 2016 at 8:26 pm Reply

    Is that why you have Agnes Francis a UWP hack as Director now that Louis and Tracy have been sent home. Don’t try to insult my intelligence Allen.

  4. Anonymous
    November 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm Reply

    Should that be applicable to all fricking quasi government entities ?

    Makak nou ye!

  5. DD
    November 10, 2016 at 8:11 pm Reply

    I mean PM this is too much. One breath you say what is politically correct but you actions says something else. You say you want to create an entity that has much more private sector involvement. I am confused????

    I am beginning to believe the SLP.

    You want to create an entity that has its own revenue??
    Is this organization a”Marketing firm” ????

  6. Marianne
    November 11, 2016 at 10:20 am Reply

    So let me try to understand…upon your election you have been heard saying that you want Louis out with haste. Then you decide to form a tourism authority. Then you hire Agnes Francis business partner as consultant. Then notwithstanding that Louis and Tracy resigned to allow you a free hand you felt that you have to maligne them kick them out hastily. Agnes is now in charge. Russel Lake who seems to have a personel issue with former minister of tourism or his wife says you are going in a new direction. I Got it now!! Keep up the victimization and distruction Allen.

  7. Marianne
    November 11, 2016 at 10:21 am Reply

    So let me try to understand…upon your election you have been heard saying that you want Louis out with haste. Then you decide to form a tourism authority. Then you hire Agnes Francis business partner as consultant. Then notwithstanding that Louis and Tracy resigned to allow you a free hand you felt that you have to maligne them kick them out hastily. Agnes is now in charge. Russel Lake who seems to have a personel issue with former minister of tourism or his wife says you are going in a new direction. I Got it now!! Keep up the victimization and distruction Allen.

  8. Anonymous
    November 11, 2016 at 11:13 am Reply

    “authority” or “board” really what is the difference except perhaps on the one hand “authority” suggests an exercise in power and “board” an exercise in consensus.

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