NGP Leader Urges Political Leaders To Take A Pay Cut

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The leader of Saint Lucia’s National Green Party (NGP), Andre de Caires has called on political leaders to set an example in austerity measures by, among other things, voluntarily cutting their salaries.

“It would be good for leaders, regardless of what country they’re in to lead by example,” he asserted.

“Maybe stop travelling and do meetings virtually, take a pay cut, take a look at their expenses and if buying seven vehicles for the government buy three instead and make do with the old ones,” de Caires stated.

“There are many stop gap measures that the leaders can do to show the population that they too are in it with us because we are coming up to some very trying times and leadership means just that – to lead,” the NGP leader told St Lucia Times.

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He warned that the world is facing a severe economic crisis that could bring a recession or a depression.

Yet de Caires observed that leaders worldwide live ‘high on the hog.’

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  1. St Lucian Politicians will not take a pay cut and they are the most corrupt in the world . Of the 10 richest St. Lucians 8 out of them are politicians …unheard of anywhere else . So we are world leaders in DIABETES, IQ 62 AND MOST RICHEST POLITICIANS per capita..

  2. Even if the government take a pay cut, you all will still find something to complain about. That’s what you all do always, complain, and criticize. No amount of effort is never good enough.

  3. Who yall asking to take a pay cut? these volays and thieves who were and currently running this banana republic island? This will never happen, all politicians put their pocket 1st before anyone or anything else believe it or not.

  4. Asking these African tier politician to take a pay cut and to not give M motors the tax payers mine for new BMW is like trying to turn water into gold.

  5. Also, in my opinion the opposition should make a huge financial contribution to the boost the economy. Example by awarding every citizen 1 Million dollars. Why ? Because in my opinion I believe they can award every citizen at least 10 Million dollars based on their history.

  6. Since covid these vampires got an increase of 67%, even opposition benefited from this, that was in 2020 when we were in lockdown and no money coming, so much for government of the people.

  7. de Caires observed that leaders worldwide live ‘high on the hog.
    so true i remember this pay cut thing being a topic of the past but at the end of the day when you living large and can afford to eat shrimp for breakfast you think you will cut back to eat kawang? let me tell you something only the poor people or those that trying to make it or have a normal 9 to 5 this depression or recessions affects it dont affect the wealthy or the rich the only way it might affect them is if it closes down their business

  8. It was about time someone point this out. De Caries usually makes some good points and have good ideas but I wish he had some better members in his party.
    With all that have been going on, government has not shown that it cares enough to cut down on their salaries and their expenditure. Government officials continue business as normal like getting their necessary perks travelling from point A to B as usual and have not said anything about cutting down on expenses. All PJP has said is those who are feeling the pinch to cut down. As for them it is spending as usual at the public/ people expense. That cannot be right.

    • i agree with you when chastanet was going overseas to have meetings they had a problem with that but now with these covid times alot of meetings can be done virtually i not hearing nobody saying why cant piere do his meeting virtually


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