Pierre responds to attacks on civil servants

Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, has responded to government attacks on civil servants,  asserting that Saint Lucian civil servants are hardworking.

Pierre made the comments this morning during a news conference.

“It has become a habit for the government of the UWP to malign and attack hard working civil servants,” the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader stated.

He told reporters that one government  minister accused civil servants of being corrupt, untrustworthy and  destabilizing the government.

” Our public servants have been accused of leaking information on government secrets.  Government expenditure must not be a secret and the public has the right to know when taxpayers money is being used for the payment of dubious expenses and questionable contracts,” Pierre declared.

He spoke against the backdrop of accusations made by  Economic Development Minister, Guy Joseph.

Joseph was responding to reports of  an apparent leak of the FDL St Jude Technical Audit.

Joseph said it was clear that the former labour administration loaded the civil service with political appointees who remain loyal to only the labour party and not the government or the people of St Lucia.

“That is why I believe that all political appointees should go with the government who appointed them,” the Castries South East MP told reporters earlier this week.

15 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 2, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Just another politician playing the game. What else would he say….smh

    1. Anonymous
      March 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      He wanted to cut their pay by 15 percent he didn’t beat whatever whatever

      1. Anonymous
        March 2, 2017 at 4:59 pm

        Really, 15% you say… You just like Chas, pull numbers out of y’all 455 and say its true. It was 5% pay cut not 15.

  2. Mad person
    March 2, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Better that than fire them

  3. Sad-But-True
    March 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Pierre, let those ingrates rot and be crushed under Evil Chastanet. Don’t be so quick to defend them. They gave out Superior Party (The SLP) hell when we were trying to revive this economy, only to witness how Evil Chastanet has squandered all the monies in the coffers lavishly. And to fool the people he says to the people , the kontree Broke. But yet he gives millions away.
    So, let them all suffer for a while.

  4. Ti Mike
    March 2, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    What a hypocrite. Those labour guys ran the country like their personal fiefdom. That cabal hid everything and only fed their own. Distasteful leeching on society.

    1. Sad-But-True
      March 3, 2017 at 3:52 am

      You mean Guy Joseph, thief! Etc.
      You can’t name one SLP member.
      I challenge you to name one.
      The UWP is the New Alibaba And the 17 Thieves.

      1. Lynn
        March 3, 2017 at 10:17 am

        Shawn Edward, the lottery monies

  5. wow
    March 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I had so much respect for Pierre till he became the minister at Infrastructure. FACT: Got rid of PS Gajadhar because she insisted he allowed the civil servants to work without his personal interference. To replace he got Allsion Jean a retired SLP party hack and ignored the civil servants who were qualified for the job. Then he hired Vaughn Edwin, another party hack after he had retired to do his dirty political work and ignored, demotivated the civil servant who were working in his post. Gave the 2 their own contracts and even reworded the Contract Manager job description to hire another party hack in Daryl Raymond hereby making a mockery of the civil servants who were in line for that job. So Pierre shut up.

  6. Anon1
    March 3, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Well Well Well!

    As a Political Party neutral I have to state some Civil Servants are not as hard working as you claim Mr P.

    And guess what it’s the fault of the Politicians, Red and Yellow. Yes Labour just as much UWP.

    One comment I have to agree with is that “Government expenditure must not be a secret and the public has the right to know when taxpayers money is being used for the payment of dubious expenses and questionable contracts,” Pierre declared.”

    My addition would be regardless of “…for the payment of dubious expenses” there should be NO secrets when it comes spending OUR tax revenues.

    And am afraid Mr P the Labour Party is guilty of doing exactly that in the past.

    So here we are with the same old Political papishow which is holding back our progression. – Pot calling Kettle black.

    St Lucia has no military, has no enemies of state from another state, the line “National Security” being used too often.

    What National Security! Vincy or Grenada or Dominica going to invade SLU!

    Stop trying to fool the people with this ridiculous line “In the interest of National Security….”

    You’ll not taking heed, the revolution has already started, you better fix up and fix up quick – di both of you’ll!

  7. Anonymous
    March 3, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Update: Citizens and associates kindly focus on positive and productive way to feed and educate your families. All politicians are the same. They are all interested in being in power to exploit the country’s scarce resources. Furthermore, the majority of them are good friends both RED and YELLOW. Do you think Hon Pierre and Hon Prime minister are enemies in real life?

  8. Anonymous
    March 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    If u want to call some one evil just look into pip eyes u will see the truth.keep on campaigning but ppl will seeing right through u’all victimization.The old people say qu-yae voloir avant e qwi yae voloir.

  9. Anonymous
    March 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Sorry I’m not very good at the creole but I ment call him thief befor he calls u thief.

  10. Anonymous
    March 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    “It has become a habit for the government of the UWP to malign and attack hard working civil servants,” the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader stated
    Mr Pierre WOW only now as in opposition you realize that civil servants are hard working WOW
    Mr Pierre do you remember how you maligned the hard working (uwp) civil servants that was brought over to your ministry.
    do you recall leaving them out of the functions and operations of the ministry
    do you recall attempting to upgrade one of your supporters over the head of one of the units
    Do you recall ostracizing some of these same hard working civil servants who were in that ministry doing the hard work before you became minister
    Shame on you Mr Pierre to be making such statements when you know exactly what you did to some of these same hard working civil servants
    SHAME ON YOU MR PIERRE
    I WILL QUOTE YOU HERE AND SEE IF YOU REMEMBER THOSE WORDS
    (I AM A MASTER AT MY CRAFT . I AM A SOCIAL SCIENTIST THAT’S WHY I KEEP WINNING MY SEAT)
    I REMEMBER TO CLEARLY THOSE WORDS I WILL NEVER FORGET THEM .

  11. Anonymous
    March 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    EVERY TIME I HEAR THOSE WORDS COMING FROM PIERRE MOUTH MY BLOOD QUIVER
    I GET UPSET
    I GET TENSE
    I GET REAL MAD
    YOU WHY
    CAUSE I KNOW WHAT I WENT THOUGH WHILE WORKING AT THE MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE PORT SERVICES AND TRANSPORT.
    its easy to know when peep is lying
    he stammers check it out

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