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Press release uwp exposes press secretary propaganda ploy

Press Release emanating from the office of the United Workers Party Political Leader; UWP Exposes Press Secretary Jadia Jn Pierre propaganda ploy
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Chairman: Mr. Ezechiel Joseph » Political Leader: Mr. Allen Chastanet » General Secretary: Mr. Oswald Augustin Upstairs AF Valmont, P.O. Box RB 2497, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia CONTACT: - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UWP EXPOSES JADIA’S NAKED PROPAGANA CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – 26th, June, 2014 – The United Workers Party shines the light on the naked propaganda of Press Secretary Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel as she desperately seeks to cover-up the debacle of Prime Minister Anthony’s 5% wage cut ultimatum to public servants. In a Press Release dated, June 23rd , 2014, under the heading: “IMF Recommends Reduction in Wage Bill”, the Press Secretary sought to deceive the public into making a direct link between the calls by the IMF and the evident results of the disastrous performance of the Kenny Anthony Government in management of the Saint Lucian Economy. In her calculated propaganda ploy, the Press Secretary neglected to inform Saint Lucians that such recommendations from the IMF are not new and have been repeatedly made almost in the same language to regional Government over the years. For example in their 2003 Country Report (Clause 30), the IMF made the following recommendations to the then Kenny Anthony Administration: “Priority should be given to carrying out a strong upfront fiscal adjustment and continued moderation in expenditures in the medium term. The rising debt-to-GDP ratio raises concern about fiscal sustainability. The staff welcomes the authorities’ intention to slow debt accumulation through spending restraint, including a reduction in capital outlays ...... To ensure this, the staff urges additional steps to contain current expenditures, accelerated tax reform, and stepped-up establishment of the Revenue Authority ........”. The UWP advises Mrs. Emmanuel that her efforts would be best spent advising the Prime Minister to climb down from his stubborn posture and to give active consideration to the numerous recommendations submitted by public sector unions and other stakeholders including some of his “so-called consultants”. She may also wish to further advise her boss to adopt a more open-minded attitude in his efforts to engage public servants. Finally the UWP believes that after 2 ½ years in office, during which time he has delivered us to the doors of the IMF, it is now imperative that the Prime Minister resign as the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Social Security before the country faces an even greater crisis. His willingness to concede to failure and demit office will allow Saint Lucians the privilege of choosing a new Government to begin our recovery from “economic purgatory”. Ends/

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