In a twist of events, Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Allen Chastanet has released soft copies of his bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates via his personal Facebook page.
The statement read: “In light of the new developments surrounding the issue of my credentials, and the fact that St. Lucia’s name is being tarnished in the process by well-known political groups in this country, I have decided to make available for online scrutiny, a copy of my certificate from Bishop’s University.”
“Yesterday, I released a letter from American University in Washington confirming that I had attended and obtained a Master of Arts Degree. I am currently off island but upon my return, I will make available both certificates to the media.”
Chastanet continued: “It is heart breaking that persons would go to great lengths to commit fraud – a criminal act, just to discredit me. It shows the true character of these individuals and if they are given a second chance in office, who knows what else they will do in order to have their way. St. Lucia’s name will once again be in the international media if and when American University decides to pursue legal action. It is all because of desperate politicians and their supporters.”
For weeks the political group, “AllenChastanetMustGo” had been clamoring for the UWP leader to release certified copies of his certificates.
Earlier this week, the group released a letter, purportedly written by the American University in Washington responding to an alleged request by the Chairman of the United Workers Party, Sen. Ezechiel Joseph, to obtain information from the said university about his party’s leader.
However, on Tuesday, the American University stated that they had no record of the said letter.
Chastanet also released a letter from the University confirming that he did in fact attend the university and also obtained a master’s degree in Development Banking.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the university is currently investigating the alleged fraudulent letter which was circulated via email by the group, “AllenChastanetMustGo”.