BREAKING NEWS: Chastanet and Preville to battle for UWP leadership

By SNO Staff

Chastanet (left) and Preville.

Allen Chastanet and Dr. Claudius Preville will battle for the top post of becoming the next leader of the United Workers Party (UWP).

Both were nominated for the top position today at the party’s delegates’ conference held at the Mon Repos Combined School where all 17 constituencies were present.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Dr. Gale Rigobert and former Public Service Minister Lenard “Spider” Montute were nominated for the post of deputy leader of the UWP.

Incumbent chairman of the UWP Ezechiel Joseph and party member Eldridge Stephens were also nominated for the post of chairman.

Dr. Preville recently announced plans to run for leadership of the party. Preville is of the view that there is a void that needs to be filled and he may be the one to do that.

The economist has expressed confidence in uniting and strengthening the party. He plans to contest the Babonneau seat.

Chastanet was elected political leader of the UWP in August 2013. However, ousted member Richard Frederick has accused Chastanet of causing a division in the party.

Chastanet was also accused of allowing disrespect within the party, which led to former Prime Minister Stephenson King, getting booted out as opposition leader.

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51 comments

  1. I went to http://uwpstlucia.org/ there is nothing on the Nov. Convention. No info on any of the persons who have put themselves up.

    If there is a link would someone share?

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  2. I am very happy to hear this BREAKING news, this means fresh ideas for the U.W.P party , God knows the party needed that As a Babonneau resident and business owner I cannot wait to vote someone that i think can change the present direction of the country. you can tell he is not our regular joe on the block , he is confident and can actually give an intelligent an straight answer to every question pose to him. To him i said welcome and am looking forward to working with him .

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  3. I'M A Die Hard UWP what kind of nonsensical comment is that.
    I'm not sure if Chas is a business man. I know his old man is a very successful businessman. Someone please clarify. If he is a business man can someone please tell us which business does he owns or has shares in.
    I see why Fedo is talking the crap the he is talking. It is because of the small mindedness of people like you.

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  4. Caca SLP half mass!!!

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  5. NB:St. Lucians are a great people; but lucians are all empty headed. All of them try to run to North America to live under white people's rule. So lucians stop this ignorant talk about Chastenet and white; ignorant;ignorant talk.

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  6. Daren (bal) What year were you born? Where were you in 1979? Kenny is still the youngest ever minister of education facts.

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    • So how did this help Saint Lucia? Jackass, SMART PEOPLE ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE POSITIVE RESULTS.

      If you were much smarter you would have most definitely ask, what was or were the lasting impacts of George Oldum's warped vision of changing the constitution for a greenhorn, only because Kenny showed communist tendencies?

      See how this so attractive to the foreign investors after he moronically and naively publically embraced and stated his love for Communist Cuba and Fidel Castro? You consider that smart?

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  7. ST.LUCIA POLITICS IS THE WEAKEST, MOST INCOMPETENT GARBAGE EVER !!

    Two guy who have never won a seat but yet they are the candidates to lead a party. Can't even secure a seat in the house of representatives but yet they rule over you all. !!

    Is it because Chastanet is the son of a wealthy business man and the other guy is a doctor you all scared to challenge them?

    YOU GUYS IN THE PARTY MUST BE SOME GARBAGE TO LET THAT HAPPEN.

    NEPOTISM AND INCOMPETENCE, THAT'S WHAT'S KILLING YOU ALL.

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  8. Isn't strange that though Chas is not a parliamentary representative yet he wields so much power an influence within UWP?

    One would have thought given the fact he is handicapped (having no seat) that he would be quick to cure that Mal-piea by announcing which seat he would be contesting, as the Dr. Preville have done.

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  9. First impression last . Chastanet father said he is spending money like a child that never see toys so we can't put him in power to bankrup st.lucia.and besides why vote a party that is so divided. Choops tan

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  10. Any 1 in uwp will get my vote but not kenny , enough is enough

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  11. For sure those "Sell-outs" will vote for their white daddy.

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  12. ITS IIME FOR ELECTION TO KICK SLP OUT. THEY ONLY HELPING THE SAME SET OF PEOPLE.

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  13. When Kenny came in as leader he had no political experience

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  14. Give chastanet a chance he has a lot of good plans in de pipe for lucia.

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  15. With all u'll comments don't forget we are living in de end time , no man could make life better .

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  16. Chastenet is the best man to lead the party by far he is a business man . plus the Chastenets
    have over 400 people employ in St Lucia

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    • Chastanet's business venture has nothing to do with you.
      He is not in business to do the Natives like you a Favour, but for profit and self sustenance.

      So stop berating yourself like A worthless supporter of "DI PARTY"

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    • Check your comment again. Its the only one with the most dislikes. If there was a way to delete it i would advise you to. What u say there ain't making no dam sense.

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  17. Me..bad any weh....4life

    Gospel truth....word as a young girl who grew up in this party and has supported mr king entirely...mr king gave the dogs rice wen Chastanet come an bribe dem wit alpo so wat do u expect....an in many situations I find mr king tooo soft also for the post of deputy leader is this worth voting for...isn't spider worth it where is gale goin can she not sit n learn first .....so sad I know a lot of ppl won't vote this election

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  18. Mr. Preville please keep your eyes open because the same way Chastanet Mr. King is going to happen to you because nothing has change in UWP, Chastanet puppies are still in the fore front with the likes of Catherine Sealy, Ozie Boy and the list goes on......None of them can't say no to Chastanet.

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  19. Who say is only King that can lead the united workers party? nonesense choops.

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  20. WHAT’S WRONG WITH PEOPLE…its DEMOCRACY AT WORK…ANYONE CAN CONTEST THE LEADERSHIP OF THE PARTY….THE SLP HACKS STOP TRYING TO CUASE CONFUSSION…IT’S FEAR IN THE SLP CAMP…SMFH

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  21. WELL ALL SENATORS N MINISTERS ALL BELONGS TO A SOCIETY.DA FREEMASON.SO DA STRONGER ONES WILL SURVIVE. .THATS WHY THEY FEELS THEY HAVE DA POWERS AT ALL TIME.CHECK UR SELVES LUCIANS.THEY ALL E BIG MEN IN SOCIETY N BELONGS IN IT.

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  22. Any on but not Fedrick or King

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  23. WHATS SO BREAKING ABOUT THIS CHOO-PS..

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  24. It is time all of you stop fighting for positions and come together work together for the country and the people look at you all what example you all are. Setting for the young ones coming up take a look at you all self getting
    On childish

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  25. Anyone a dem clowns in power the country still in turmoil and we still suffering is best we run a communist or Islam state

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  26. Not interested. No confidence in the political system here. Most look out for themselves and those that are close. Poor remains poor. UWP/SLP no votes for any

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  27. What goes around comes around ti chas

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  28. No Comments!!!!!##
    Where are all the political hacks???

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  29. At a time where the opposition is supposed to show they are ready to run the country, they only show how well they can run their mouths. When will these big men and women wake up. I guess that's why we call them political party cuz its a big fete!

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  30. Atleast Dr. Preville can indicate up front he will run the Babonneau sit.

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  31. Didn't the UWP just elected a leader?... Haha at the rate these guys going there might be five more leaders before election. I just love watching the political theater !!

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  32. Once again, Saint Lucians refuse to take national development seriously. The national and political maturity has not yet developed.

    The profile of the delegates speaks volumes. Therefore, this result though regretted was expected. We don't know what it means and therefore have not a learning culture.

    Why is Dr. Rigobert not part of the line up? This party telegraphing to the increasingly university educated, that it is not at all ready for prime time.

    This country can never be the best that it can be. It can't deliver the goods if like most backward countries in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere, 50% of the population is sidelined by continuing exercises in studied ignorance.

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  33. Always a battle in that party. What next?

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  34. I hope UWP can come to their senses and rid themselves of this disaster called Allen Chastanet.

    This would greatly improve the chances of a UWP victory in 2016.

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  35. Chastanet watch your bread...

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  36. Flambeau flambeau why should these positions be up grabs every year? Why not every 2 years.
    Every year is the same roro. This breeds division in the party as happened last year. Smfh.

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  37. NONE OF THEM DESERVE IT. THIS PARTY CAN NEVER WIN ANOTHER ELECTION WITH CHASTENET, PREVILLE OR RIGOBERT AT THE HEAD.
    BRING BACK KING, BRING BACK KING

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  38. Wait...another guy in the mix? He has no political history and wants to walk in as leader of the party? Keep it up and next elections there will be a divided UWP, which means another 5 years for Kenny.

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