August 12, 2021


“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” KJV 2 Chronicles 7:14 

It is heartening to witness what is happening in our country today. Our people are turning to Yahweh in prayer and humbling themselves in his presence from the field to the highest office in the land. That is the Change that every Bible-believing person hoped for. We have strayed from the path of righteousness for too long. Let us return to the Biblical principles we once stood for and the faith of our fathers.

The new Saint Lucia Labour Party Government is challenged on every side, in just two short weeks, the country is almost heading for a shut down due to the raging COVID 19 Delta Variant which is wreaking havoc in Martinique and is also present in other states in the region, and yet to be confirmed in Saint Lucia. However, our daily cases are rising at an alarming rate and as a result, gave cause for action from the government. While the government has declared that it will not seek mandatory vaccination of its citizens, it is necessary for all citizens to understand the importance of being vaccinated so as to save themselves and others from catching the deadly virus. We must without any undue hesitation seek to be our brother’s keeper.

There has been far too much misinformation about COVID 19. The first step is for those who willfully disseminate information that creates doubts in the minds of others to desist from such actions forthwith. It is dangerous and those persons must take responsibility for the suffering and death of others who follow them. Let us be guided by the advice of the people we have always relied upon for guidance in the area of health. Let us heed their warnings, let us do what seems right in the absence of no other clear recommendation as it relates to the control of this COVID 19 pandemic. If you are in doubt, check with your family doctor. Unless advised otherwise by your doctor, take the vaccine.

Last week, I promised my take on the Cabinet of Ministers. I thought long and hard and decided that the Cabinet has been selected under the guidance of the Hon. Prime Minister, Philip Joseph Pierre and the hierarchy of the Saint Lucia Labour Party whose judgment should be accepted. The Cabinet when looked at as a whole has a very rounded group of men and women, who will be supported by the brightest and best advisers available in our country and in the Diaspora. So my approach is simply to let them settle down and see what fruits they will bear.

We will never get everything we want in life, so as in most things, we have to live in a state of compromise. Let us give the government time to perform and we will be back to take a first look after 100 days. I hope that my readers are willing to live with that. In previous columns, I laid out my expectations of the government that would have formed the present administration. They are well documented in my columns, even to the point where I gave projections for the outcome of the elections.

The Hon. Prime Minister in his address to the Nation last Wednesday evening amended the curfew hours, commencing from 9.00 pm and ending at 4.00 am, making it very clear that businesses should close latest 8.00 pm to allow employees to be home for 9.00 pm. Almost all of the previous restrictions were reintroduced. The arrangements will be in place for the period August 13 to 31, 2021.

Let us be guided by the adjusted protocols and seek to do all things necessary to keep us safe.

Keep the faith, Yahweh is in charge. We shall overcome.

Edward Harris

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