Reynolds concerned about political appointments

Clinton Reynolds, the former President of the Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL), last night expressed concern about political appointments in the public service.

Reynolds was the guest on Calabash Television’s ‘Mr. Chairman’ with host – David Samuels.

“Ensure that the people you put there, no matter how ardent they are as supporters – ensure that they have the skills to do the job,” he said.

Reynolds said he articulates his positions on principle.

“It has nothing to do with politics – people will want to ascribe political motives but there is nothing political about these things.” the immediate past President of the MASL stated.

He indicated that his statements were in the interest of proper administration and structure.

“If I am not qualified for a position then I should not be in that position,” the former MASL head said.

Reynolds noted that currently there is talk about victimization.

He said his view is that if politics brought someone into a position, they should not be upset if politics is the reason for their removal.

Reynolds expressed the view that government should be looking to employ the best people for the job.

“At the end of the day Saint Lucians live in this space and they are affected by the decisions government makes,” he asserted.



  1. Anonymous
    December 2, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    only now u coming and sing. where were you when R. Isidore was blasted by ur prime minister… you smelling hypocrite.

    1. Anonymous
      December 2, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Rihani put himself in that position. His was a perfect example of allowing yourself to be used and then facing the fallout from it. Rihani set himself up for that, plain and simple. The indisputable fact is that he lied when he said that he made calls to verify, because if he did he would have known otherwise.

      1. Anonymous
        December 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

        So true…

      2. Anonymous
        December 2, 2016 at 9:45 pm

        True. But the PM lies all the time. So why can’t we all lie? It was rather annoying seeing a master liar calling someone a liar.

      3. Concern Citizen
        December 5, 2016 at 12:39 pm

        Rihani did make the calls because the press release from Chastanet Hotel was all over Facebook and on the SLHTA website. So stop making excuses for Allen’s blunder. It was removed after he blasted Rehanic and called him a Liar when we all know Allen is the Biggest Liar ever!

    2. KLR
      December 5, 2016 at 5:16 am

      Really Comment #1? Really? I can assure you that Clinton is very well researched, read and knowledgeable on the issues. When you want to lash out at someone first get your facts together. Would you find out first from Rhiani if Clinton had a conversation with him regarding what you speak of? Would you also find out how quickly the media house that he is employed by apologized to the Prime Minister after the incident? So tell me… If an apology had been made, and speedily too what exactly would you have liked Clinton to come out and say? You think it would be best to “defend” someone who has already admitted guilt by apologizing? Would that be the appropriate thing to do or would it just make YOU happy? You people are so robotic in your thinking and need so desperately to continue with your adegendas that facts play no role in your thought processes. Please have a seat… Clinton is secure in his capabilities and is indeed well qualified. Take your ignorant comment somewhere else; Nobody wants to read it on here.

  2. Disgruntled Youth
    December 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Stop filling key positions with unqualified, unpopular hacks!Right now one clueless hack who has masqueraded as a youth leader and brought disgrace to the NYC, the Caricom Youth ambassador programme and everything he gets involved in, has been identified to take up an appointment in the prime minister’s office just because he claimed he campained hard in castries east for uwp. What has (Initials deleted) done to transform the NYC (Words deleted)? What great changes has he made as a youth ambassador. The guy is a disgrace with his pompous attitude yet he has reported to lead the national volunteer office. As a national volunteer and a once active member of nyc who has seen first hand the hot air this guy blows, its sad if the uwp will put him in such an important role with influence over hundreds of volunteers, many of whom are already complaining bitterly at news of his appointment with no qualifications or popularity for this. I for one will leave the programme if he is the head!!!

    1. Volunteer B
      December 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Aa, I was soo hoping it wasn’t true and it wasn’t that same guy who they are putting there in charge of a national programme. This fellar likes to pretend he is some important official and is looking for attention and power. Mate so annoying. To arrogant and rude. We just started training and getting back together recently and now they putting him in charge of volunteers nationally. Just when I started to get excited about the programme under the coordinator who came in a few months ago . Bad choice people! .

    2. NO WAY
      December 3, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      What campaigned hard mate campaign? All this guy does is infiltrate organisations and tries to make a name for himself. I’m a volunteer and a supporter of the government but I will not work with him if he is appointed. What motivated the party to select this guy? Haven’t officially heard anything but if this guy is confirmed as the coordinator, a few of us will call it quits too for sure. They say give people a chance but this is one person, even the little time you give him is enough to create a lasting bad impression. UWP should have done their research…… No way KLVN!!!

    3. Con
      December 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      I read these comments and laugh in disbelief. Ive seen the guy reporting to work but everyone knows he is an attention seeker! Did they even do a background check on him. NYC rejected him but chastnet promoting him. They didn’t have far to ask. The Uwp youth alone would have told yall about him. Saying no more. No more.

    4. V
      December 17, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      I’ve check out all the comments made on this fellar whom I’ve seen “in action” and I want to state I disagree with any volunteer who pulls out of the programme just because of one scammer. Self destructive people like that dont last long. The programme is bigger than him and people will see his laziness and emptiness soon enough. But I am still a proud volunteer!

  3. Anonymous
    December 2, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Mr. Reynolds has spoken the gospel truth. Too many misfits holding key positions based simply on political affiliations rather than qualifications. Hence one of the main reasons for the slow progress of this nation. Both parties are guilty of this injustice.

  4. Anonymous
    December 5, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    hummm……. so clinton , what post you got ! hyprocrties!

  5. Bajah
    December 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I wonder how many of you all that are ranting have done anything for the various organizations that you’ll belong too. Cause from my standpoint I dont really feel the effects of the volunteering organizations, they are all dead unless its Jazz. Bravo to you my brother, do your work with diligence and focus on the path before you. Many can only dream of contributing what you have contributed to the young people of east Castries and St. Lucia. Lift your head up high, for I am proud of you.

    1. Disgruntled Youth
      December 9, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Lol!!! Seriously? Tell me what he has contributed to the young people of castries east and saint lucia? List them! I’m tempted to think that you are the one posting and blowing your own off key trumpet as usual KLVN. NYC is in a mess an almost non existent with leaders like him.Tell us about that! He could not even complete his embarrassing tenure in the caricom ambassador programme and was asked to get out so truly great youth like Charde desir could take over and really work! Tell us about that! Get your facts first and you will see how inept this guy is and can make the govt look for even considering him. This guy is so boastful and lies so much its not funny. Either you dont know him, or you’re him!

      1. Bajah
        December 9, 2016 at 8:12 pm

        What have you done to ease the sorrows of the NYC?

      2. D.Y
        December 10, 2016 at 10:26 am

        That’s the best you can ask? At least you have the decency to not try to refute what I said about the guy because it is all true and more. Your question may beg to expose more of this guy’s “leadership” style which will explain why many could do nothing to “ease the sorrows of NYC” but I wont waste my time. Elections are coming up and he had the wisdom to take advice to not put himself up to embarrass the NyC again. Please do your own research and don’t just blindly make a case for a proven non performing opportunist. Being asked to step down from the caricom youth ambassador position for incompetence was seriously embarrassing enough! The govt doesn’t know this?

    2. V
      December 17, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Bajah, I agree with the other comment. At least try to disprove what others have said before attacking them. Everybody cannot be wrong about one person. I thought it was hard to fool politicians but the guy clearly has. He is a just a pretender who sucks up to ministers and party officials. If that’s what made him qualified to lead a serious organization then its sad. At least an honest, upright, qualified hack could have been looked at, not a guy who use to just sit down all day doing nothing at NYC office except look for travel opportunities and perks for himself.

  6. Dacobs
    December 7, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    R. Isidore did what good reporters do…..ask hard cutting edge questions. Obviously that was too heavy for for good old Mr Clean and he reacted like an angry buffoon. Frankly I am still ashamed for him for his display of such lack of diplomatic skill. As to top servant of this country (that is if he thinks of himself in such terms) the moral high ground is one he should be seeking to occupy at all times. Humility is supposed to be his guiding principle. What example did he set by his gang-land bully behavior? If this is the type of attitude we inculcate in our children, then truly, mankind is doomed.