Mr. Chastanet, what a tangled web you weave – SLP

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Mr. Chastanet, what a tangled web you weave – SLP
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The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) says Michael Chastanet’s attempts to use his businessman title as cover to disguise his malicious attacks on the country’s prime minister were exposed by an article appearing in two of last weekend’s newspapers.

According to the SLP, an article titled “Kenny’s Cap in Hand Expedition” launching a vicious and baseless attack on Prime Minister Kenny Anthony, was published in the Voice of Saturday November 23 under the name of Michael Chastanet.

“The same article was published in the Mirror of the same date under the name of UWP General Secretary Oswald Augustin. This clearly exposes Michael Chastanet’s involvement in a coordinated UWP attack on the Labour Government, and throws egg in the face of Chastanet apologists like Jeff Fedee who argue that the SLP should not attack Chastanet because he is a businessman and not a politician.”

The SLP says it respects Michael Chastanet’s right to join his son’s politics but he and his apologists must not expect his political attacks on the leadership of the Government to go unchallenged.

“In the article claimed by both Chastanet and the UWP general secretary, a man whose historical connection with the Chastanets is well known, the prime minister is accused of using “the greater part” of Taiwanese funds for projects in his constituency.

“The SLP is asking: why is a big businessman who claims to have no political agenda participating in this calculated attempt to mislead the public? Anyone interested in the truth will find that in the two years since the Labour Government has been in office, a total of $22 million of Taiwanese funds have been allocated to community development projects throughout the country. Out of that amount Vieux Fort South has received $1.8 million.”

“The SLP reminds Mr. Michael Chastanet that up to this day the UWP administration in which Allen Chastanet was a member, is unable to account for millions of dollars which they received from the Taiwanese government between 2007 and 2011.”

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  1. Lets stop the bull dung. Sad to say that's our Caribbean politics and it happens in more developed political systems but at a more sophisticated level.When one party is in power it takes care of its supporters. That's not new,. IT happened under Compton, Kenny, Compton, King and now Kenny. It won't stop. Let's stop being hypocrites. That's the nature of politics whether it's a democratic or communist political system.

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  2. Its like the Labour Party cannot suprise me anymore. I would like to ask every St. Lucian How can a party zip its lips when a mother cries out for her child or old people die being unable to afford medication, while our youth are unemployed and dying at the hands of those whose duty it is to protect them. says NOTHING. Then be brave enough to come on the airwaves delivering such comments. What is wrong with our society? We never used to accept such things from politicians for i remember the days of Bro George, Josie, Sir John and lament over what we have become? Labour Party politicians come on air make pronouncements about meals for $5 and criminals giving the public a break for Christmas and then say they never said it. Come on is this pathetic or some other thing? It leaves the right thinking St. Lucians thinking that it is just an experiment that the Party is conducting where it could make us think like the Germans in the time of Hitler. We have yet to see the unedited tape of the fracas with the Minister in Soufriere.

    Listening regularly to the talk show hosts now making every excuse for them saying maybe they mispoke. How pathetic? If i mispoke it would cost me my job. It is the politician's profession to speak persuasively so how could you make such a mistake. It should cost you your job. The media is scared like sheep as to what they say. Soo Soo PATHETIC.

    By the way isn't Tom a businessman? So why does he "Attack" UWP so much. I just don't get what this article is supossed to convey. ARTICLE FO DUMMIES

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  3. I don't see why everyone is fussing abiut the insignificant, when they should be worried about the state of the economy. I mean get serious you idiots. Seriously! Santa chas. The idiot. Ppl get real. Wake up and smell the coffee. We need a solution. Backbiting anyone will not heal our economic wounds.

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  4. There isn't enough transparency in how funds are given to all communities. When UWP get in, they divert it to their lot, same for SLP.

    Project funds need to be allocated on basis of need & what benefit will be gained. Then regardless of who is in power, those projects need to be completed.

    It's like two drunks arguing over whose turn at the bottle it is.

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  5. I don't know under what article to post this link, but I do know for a certain that Karma is one woman I don't mess with...especially if She's on menopause or 'that time of the month.'
    Jack and Jill/Kenny are going to pay!

    http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-US-corruption-complaint-filed-over-St-Lucia-oil-agreement-18840.html

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    • I pray they put him in a US prison, drop him in population with all other common criminals. What a treat that would be, big Bubba would be his best friend with a dessert of open sesame daily.LORL

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  6. RED AND YELLOW RED AND YELLOW RED AND YELLOW
    RED AND YELLOW
    MICOUD LARGE UP WE ARE STILL LUCIANS WE STILL PAY VAT TAX AND WE STILL HAVE FAMILY THAT VOTED SLP...

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  7. nothing in micoud north or south, nothing in choiseul, for sure nothing in castries south east, so where has the 22million been spent?

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  8. Serious- why would we the slp care about Micoud! After all you boast that if a dog went up for flambeau all you would vote it instead of labour! Let all you stay in all depths of despair your people sold your daughters to you know who!

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  9. will "santa chas" be distributing christmas grocery hampers to the nation this Christmas considering he wants to be stlucia's PM's Father.

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  10. The labour party's press release is a farce and a damn lie. We know and are seeing that the labour constituencies are buzzing with project activities... many big projects being implemented there with the funds from the Republic of Taiwan. The so-called UWP constituencies have virtually no projects in the horizon...not even with some local funds. Meanwhile the existing infrastructure in many of those constituencies is fast deteriorating!

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  11. Both of you'll are hipprocrites(uwp and slp), uwp just employing the same tactics , kenny use in opposition and now of you'll running to people to court , and still the poor man suffers, gov'ts change and the poor man still suffers .........

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    • true thing power and money that all it the poor will remain the same still we all go nothing will not change in this world dont matter who win is all about power and money
      people get it in your all heads

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  12. Who cares Kenny! Anyone who follows the news can see that the bulk of projects ongoing right now are in Vieux Fort!

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  13. O lord put a hand in our country...What is happening in St.Lucia?....Just said it before any fools did,they only read murders & roro to post foolishness & never seem to read posts like this. 🙂

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