Chastanet grateful for ‘overwhelming’ support, outlines immediate plans

HERMISHA ROLLE, SNO Reporter

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Newly elected Political Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Allen Chastanet said he is moved by the ‘overwhelming’ support he received from supporters and delegates at the party’s 37th annual convention on July 28, 2013.

Chastanet defeated former prime minister Stephenson King to take home the party’s leadership position at the UWP’s Convention on Sunday at Marigot School.

Speaking after the victory Chastanet said he and his team are “mindful that the delegates sent a clear message by delivering to us a strong mandate.”

“We will be moving immediately with a deliberate commitment to review and modernize the operations of the Party, he said.

A press release coming from Chastanet’s team also related words of gratitude to “all who supported and believed in the ideals and values of Mr. Allen Chastanet and the team of men and women who offered themselves for service and to be agents of meaningful change.”

The release additionally extended words of appreciation and respect to King and members of the outgoing executive for service to the party.

According to the release, a meeting will be held in the next few days to begin the transformation process. Input and participation from all supporters, both here and abroad, are said to be paramount to the process.

“All of these sectors will be needed to play an active role in the decision making process and development of the party.” the release said.

“I and my team are committed to bringing strong leadership to the party now and for the future…to all party supporters who may have been frustrated or disillusioned, we call on them to prepare to assume their responsibilities as members of the party through active involvement,” Chastanet said, while promising that a party secretariat will be set up within the next month.

“When this is done, we will be reaching out to all members, offering them a role in charting a viable future for the UWP and its return to office at the next general elections.”

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9 comments

  1. we lucians Especially party hacks [UWP] We in Soufriere are waiting for him to give him another pink slip. Sure that Litten and his group will not succeed again with rum and chicken. We all knows he is a phony and has been a liar, will say anything or do anything to get bye.

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  2. The day Allen Chastanet becomes PM is the day I moving to Trinidad and I will give JACK his jacket...lol

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  3. The most powerful nation the USA has a black president. Why not St. Lucia a white president? Better having people with business experience ruling a country than pure politicians who do not even now how to run a ice cream parlour. The president of Panama is also a business man. Panama is booming and has only 4% unemployment!

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  4. You certainly have my support to breathe new life into the type of political system we have in this country. Time for us to work together to put our country on the map, because all this in-fighting and 'may pwee' not getting us anywhere. The entire world is moving way ahead of us. Lucians have to stop being so stupid and narrow-minded. Check what's happening all around us!!! The more we become 'collective' in our thinking, the better we will be. I hope that's what Mr. Chastanet will bring to this country - a new brand of politics.

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  5. I THINK YOU CAN THE U W P ALONG WAY WITH NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU MR ALLAN TO TAKE ALL THE OLD ELIMENT IN THE PARTY

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  6. Concerned Seafarer

    May I wish you every success in rebuilding the UWP as a viable and credible political party. Not I may say because I want the UWP to form the next government...God forbid...but because an articulate & informed political opposition is a completely vital part of a parliamentary democracy.

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  7. YOU MAY WIN THIS ELECTION BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE PRIME MINISTER OF ST.LUCIA. SEEMS LIKE YOU AND YOUR FATHER WANT TO TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY. STEVE WAS THE BETTER OF THE TWO. YOU DID NOT WIN A SEAT SO SORTI LAR

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    • STOP YELLING! After what Kenny did to Saint Lucia, any parrot or zandolee can be PM...just put a yellow stripe on it. Now go yell at Kenny, because Allen will be PM.

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    • That's Me Alright

      Ah ya ya....Boy you have major issues. What is your problem? Are you jealous of his wealth, health, color,fortune or fame. Get a life last tme I check he is a born St.Lucian. Get yourself an education pull up your socks you too can become a Politician it's for everyone, as long as you can play a good game.

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