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Kenny Anthony Laments Treatment Of Jeanine Compton-Antoine, Former Governor General

Former Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony has lamented the way former Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy and Jeanine Compton-Antoine were treated by the current Allen Chastanet administration.

Dame Pearlette was the first woman to hold he office, into which she was sworn in on 19 September 1997, during a Doctor Kenny Anthony administration.

She left office on 31 December 2017 after the Allen Chastanet administration came to power in 2016.

Reports suggested that she was forced out of office.

“Who can ever forget how the former Governor General was treated? She virtually had to go on bended knees to get what was due to her,” Anthony asserted as he criticised the way the Prime Minister handles political issues.

“She had to seek legal advice to impress upon the government that she was treated wrongly. Now, you don’t do these things. There is a certain manner in doing these things. There has to be honour in government,  that’s the point I am making. It comes to haunt you eventually,” the Vieux Fort South MP declared.

He made the comments on the Radio Caribbean International (RCI) programme, The Lunch Room.

Anthony also spoke about the way Jeanine Compton-Antoine was treated by Chastanet who rejected her appointment as Director of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT).

The trust accused Chastanet of invoking personal differences in rejecting the appointment.

Former Prime Minister  Anthony recalled that Compton-Antoine was Saint Lucia’s representative on  the International Whaling Commission (IWC) during his tenure.

“I kept her there because she was one of the few persons after Mr. (Horace)  Walters who had a fairly good knowledge of the IWC and how it works. We had a very respectful relationship. Once there were very difficult issues at the IWC, she would ask for a meeting to discuss the possible approach, the possible stance of the government of Saint Lucia,” Anthony disclosed.

“I am not ever saying that the Saint Lucia Labour Party is without fault in making appointments but we have never gone to such extremes as the current government,” Anthony asserted.

He expressed the view that the Jeanine Compton-Antoine affair was a very unfortunate example and unfortunate precedent.

According to the Vieux Fort South PM,  there aren’t many persons as qualified as she is to have handled the position at the national trust.

“I mean she has supported the trust for years. She understands the agenda of the trust she understands the philosophy,” he told The Lunch Room.

He recalled that former Prime Minister, the late Sir John Compton, when he created the National Trust  understood that it was an entity that needed to bring all parties together.

“For that reason he never opposed the role of Julian Hunte in the trust and Julian Hunte played a leading role in helping to shape the trust,” Anthony stated.

Reflecting on Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s ‘moral tone’ during his address to mark the 41st anniversary of this country’s independence, Anthony expressed the hope that if the PM is going to adopt a new moral tone, then it will translate into a new approach to governance and recognizing that the country cannot continue to be governed “with all this dissent, this division, this rancor and divisiveness. ”

“The Prime Minister has to learn to pour oil over troubled waters,” Anthony declared.

 

18 COMMENTS

  1. Well said Sir. Spoken like a true statesman of which you are any day over THE EXTRUDED PRODUCT that is currently sitting in your former post. I must strongly disagree that Ms Pearlette should have been let go and that position NOT FILLED by her predecessor, the symbol of matriarch control conlonialism needs vanquish if St Lucia is to advance as truly a free and independent country. However the vindictive nature of the current administration is embedded in THEIR CODE OF CONDUCT along with SOLIDIFIED NEPOTISM as their motto so like minds expects nothing better, their party was built on the rock of neptopolic security .

  2. ,Im not going to get into politics here,Kenny is not my plate of soup.But what he says about Jeanine Compton is the way most of us feel in the Trust,Our PM dosent make sence pouring his personal vendeta on Jeanine,but well this is not finished yet.

  3. Wrong person to speak about treatment of former public officials…how did KDA treat Sir John…even a parking area in the boulevard you wanted to take away…the boulevard boys stood up so shut up

  4. According to my Haitian friend, dis is a lot of political Boool Sheeeet. I really admired and respected our
    first Lady Governor and I personally think that among all of the rest, she was the best. period.
    Now, after twenty (20) years in the job, I think that’s enough – good pension. Of the other younger woman,
    I have reservations; too much tra la la. I wouldn’t have her near me either; a chip from the old block.

  5. This from a man whose name is synonymous with ‘victimization.’ He is the one who introduced this word to the populace and instituted its presence in government. It’s amazing when we are out of office how our perception changes. The same moral code you require from others should be the same expected from you. While your points may be valid, it can’t bear fruit coming from someone guilty of the same……..

  6. Kenny go and say your prayers 🙏 it is Ash Wednesday forgive your sins.you are very angry man Remember you said there will never have peace in the country.You know exactly what you do.But god is not sleeping.When you finish I love St Lucia 🇱🇨🇱🇨 You miss the money.KDA go and rest.Allean chastent is better and loving man than you.

  7. Some men have no shame. Saying anything to score political points and to make themselves relevant. You think all St.Lucians are stupid and we forget how you acted when you were once there? You did those things without even batting and eye or any opposition from you ministers or party stalwarts and now you want to cry. let me mention a few names to bring your tootoot back to reality: Sir John, Vaughn Lewis, Stephenson King, Sarah Flood even when you knew she was speaking the truth, George Odlum, George Mallet and the list goes on. That’s what ya’ll S.L.P guys are about doing things and then trying to manipulate the minds of the masses to make us believe they were never done by ya’ll in the first place. Well surprise surprise not all forget and not all are brainless like a number of your core party supporters who only hear what ya’ll say and forget what ya’ll do. Man get your tootoot out of here.

  8. tell dat whale to shut his mout

    when they came in and disrespected Mr Mallet in the worst way they didn’t know about the “way to do things”

    fyah for dat forgotten ***** …. nobody care about you again ….. ride west to Trinidad wit your ….. wife and stay in exile

  9. Some men have no shame. Saying anything to score political points and to make themselves relevant. You think all St.Lucians are stupid and we forget how you acted when you were once there? You did those things without even batting and eye or any opposition from you ministers or party stalwarts and now you want to cry. let me mention a few names to bring your tootoot back to reality: Sir John, Vaughn Lewis, Stephenson King, Sarah Flood even when you knew she was speaking the truth, George Odlum, George Mallet and the list goes on. That’s what ya’ll S.L.P guys are about doing things and then trying to manipulate the minds of the masses to make us believe they were never done by ya’ll in the first place. Well surprise surprise not all forget and not all are brainless like a number of your core party supporters who only hear what ya’ll say and forget what ya’ll do. Man get your tootoot out of here.

  10. d whale come up for air

    he didn’t know about right and wrong when they disrepected d Father of the Nation and Mr Mallet who was Gov Gen at d time

    nobody care about you again Tony …. ride out back to trinidad wit your ….. wife

  11. Oops! Why was Juffali preferred over Jeanine. Why was the GG complaining that she was getting no information from (Her government) the KDA Administration?

  12. I am sick and tired of “has been” washed up politicians thinking that what they say have any relevance on current issues today, while they themselves seemingly forget that they were part of a Corrupt, Vindictive, Nepotistic regime. Sir John Compton, to you right now is the greatest thing next to slice bread, but this the same Sir John Compton that YOU dragged before a Commission of Inquiry for the sole purpose of destroying his Political Legacy. And is just one example of many. The way you use Jeanine Compton’s name as a pawn in your sick political games makes you worst that ideology of Allen Chastanet in the National Trust issue.

  13. Kenny have no shame. And that lucian highgrade, use all your high words to make people think you so educated. Uou worst than kenny

    • I will take this as a compliment and follow in the steps of The Honourable Kenny Davis Anthony and ignore the dysfunctional HATERS. The very mention of his name is like a lighting bolt out hell on them, it’s good to know who still wheels a big stick.

  14. Jeanine is the big wall that stops our PM from taking land and bringing in the Mexicans and the dolphin park.That is why he hates her.Somebody tell our PM that we are thousands against that,monstruosity

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