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.