Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister Stephenson King has offered to mediate if tensions exist between current Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and the media.
“If that tension is existing I would love to act as a mediator and intervene to bring the media and the Prime Minister together,” King declared.
He said he does not believe that in a system of democracy there is need for any tension.
“I would hope that’s not the case,” the Castries North MP told reporters outside parliament Tuesday.
However he expressed the view that there must be cordiality, mutual respect and understanding and an appreciation that the media have a role to play in having the alternative viewpoint and extract that viewpoint from the politicians, whether in government or the opposition.
King was responding to a reporter’s question about the Prime Minister’s continued stand of ignoring one particular journalist and the kind of example the PM was setting in acting in that manner.