United Workers Party Leader Allen Chastanet has taken issue with a comment made by Health Minister Alvina Reynolds at the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s rally in Castries Tuesday evening.
During her presentation, Reynolds said there has been no scandals for the past four years under the SLP Administration.
Chastanet, writing on his Facebook profile Wednesday morning, expressed surprise at Reynolds’ statement, saying “Alvina Reynolds say that it has been 4 years and there has been no scandals. So I want to ask, what do they consider these embarrassing issues as:
“1. Lambirds Scandal – Foreigners were able to set up a company here in record time. All ministries gave the approval in record time (3 days). Police are still investigating Ministry of Commerce.
“2. Cuban citizens with St. Lucian Passport – No explanation given by the government. Almost hush hush on this mattter.
“3. IMPACS Report – Kenny Anthony cannot make the findings known to the public. The US, UK and Canada have put enormous pressure on St. Lucia as a result of the way Kenny Anthony handle this issue.
“4. Dr. Walid Juffali – Up till this point, the government has not answered to why it kept this appointment hidden for almost two years. Why was this decision taken knowing that Juffali was not qualified to represent St. Lucia at the IMO. Knowing Juffali has never attended one of the 27 meetings of the IMO since his appointment, why did they continue to keep him in that position if he is not doing what they “say” he should be doing, which is to represent St. Lucia’s interest at the IMO.”
Chastanet concluded by saying “Alvina Reynolds must be living in a different St. Lucia because clearly, these are major scandals that can have detrimental results to St. Lucia. Are you not concerned?”