WILL THE REAL FAT SHADY PLEASE STAND UP
PLEASE STAND UP
PLEASE STAND UP
Who is Louis Lewis?
Is he the main obstacle standing in the way of the an audit of Tourist Board?
Is he the cheapskate who refuses to invest Tourist Board money in anything that could possibly get a result?
Is he the moron who approved of $40,000 in Spanish brochures and hundreds of thousands in travel and accomodation to go to a Portuguese speaking country?
Is he all of the above?
Will the real Fat Shady please stand up?
Please stand up.
Please stand up.
Louis Lewis has facilitated budgetary bullshit at Tourist Board since the beginning of time.
Or at least, since he joined Tourist Board.
It’s hard to tell the difference, because there’s narry a Tourist Board exec-director who now cannot be accused of facilitating bullshit. The St Lucia Tourist Board has been an unaccountable cesspit for a long, long time. Any thorough forensic audit will show an exalted former chairman maxing out company credit cards like he flushed toilets. And that was back in the 90s.
But of course, that’s not going to happen, is it?
Why? Because the real Fat Shady ain’t having none of it, dog. All that stuff will just mess with his game.
A real hardcore audit of the St Lucia Tourist Board will expose tens of millions in waste, travel, per diems paid with no receipt or refund, over payments, expensive consultants and, of course, hefty, hefty bonuses to the people who made it all happen at the end of contracts.
Ask Louis Lewis.
Gratuities were at 25% before he came in. Fat, but pretty normal. Last December, Fat Shady’s contract ran out. In the three months during which he negotiated his new contract, gratuities went up.
Significantly. How significantly? Significantly enough to light a nun’s panties on fire?
Not so normal anymore.
Who is Louis Lewis? He is all those things and more.
The most recent revelation about one of St Lucia’s top executives is that the Integrity Commission is looking for him. You see, as head honcho at the St Lucia Tourist Board, integrity requires Lewis to report himself, his money and his assets to the Integrity Commission every year.
But Louis Lewis has yet to decide if he has enough integrity to report to the commission. Or maybe he has already decided that he has none.
You see, Louis Lewis is one of about 20 people who consistently fail the integrity test. Of the more than 150 who must report their finances in order to protect their integrity and the nation’s honor, there is that group of chronic miscreants who just doesn’t give a flying fugazi about reporting.
Furthermore, Lewis supporters and detractors both confirm his disdain for tourism research. He hates it when people start digging into the dark, apartheid belly of tourism. He won’t speak to any of them. Researchers contacted by the FLOGG confirm that they felt his hostility (more on the researchers in a future post). Some of them felt more hostility than others.
He never feels obliged to be transparent about Tourist Board’s spending. In fact, he treats everything from the amount paid to artistes to the amounts paid for Brazilian hotel suites as a national secret that the people of St Lucia should never have access to.
As far as he’s concerned, once the St Lucian people give Tourist Board any money, it’s Tourist Board’s money and the people of St Lucia don’t have any thing to do with it anymore.
To hell with them. Why the hell should he be accountable to a bunch of uneducated negroes who don’t understand that there is no difference between servitude and slaver?
Why the hell should he put himself in trouble by reporting to the Integrity Commission? It’s not like they are a threat to him. They’re powerless against everyone who fails to report.
And it’s not like they have money or power….
All those fools have is integrity. (And look where it got them.)