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PRESS RELEASE: Is Prime Minister Chastanet facilitating misdeeds by Guy Joseph?

By SLP

SLPThe Saint Lucia Labour Party is calling on Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to dispel the growing public perception that he is facilitating misdeeds committed by Guy Joseph, his Minister of Economic Affairs and by all indications his closest political partner.

The SLP, further, appeals to the Prime Minister to explain why he remains powerless in the face of bold abuses of office by Minister Joseph. Why has he not reprimanded Minister Joseph for sitting as Chairman of Cabinet, during his acting appointment as Prime Minister, while his wife made a presentation to Cabinet for incentives on behalf of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (CHTTI), of which she is a signatory to the Articles of Incorporation, dated 27 October 2016? Why is the Prime Minister forced to condone such blatant conflict of interest by Minister Joseph?

Against that backdrop the SLP feels compelled to ask the Prime Minister to confirm whether CHTTI is to be a beneficiary of a $10million dollar allocation in the 2017-2018 budget estimates, designated for training. This will help to clear the deep suspicion which surrounds that particular allocation in the estimates.

According to the SLP the doubts over special treatment of CHTTI are made worse when at a public ceremony Minister Guy Joseph receives a cheque of US$40,000 from the Taiwanese Ambassador which he (Joseph) stated was on behalf of Minister Dominic Fedee, only to have the Ambassador expose later that this was the second payment of a total grant of US$100,000 going to the same CHTTI, in which his wife has interest.

The SLP is asking whether this is the latest episode of Guy Joseph’s game of deception on the Taiwanese. A few months ago Minister Joseph exposed on Timothy Poleon’s Newsmaker Live that he had knowingly made false representation to the Taiwanese in the matter of CDP contracts. This is what he said then “I had to compile a list based on the contracts that were in the Ministry; pretend as if the projects had not been done and submit it to the Taiwanese for approval.”

Did the Taiwanese know that Guy Joseph’s wife, Wendy Bailey (maiden name) had interest in CHTTI?

The Prime Minister needs to tell the public whether those abuses of office are acceptable to him or publicly condemn the behaviour of his close friend and Cabinet colleague.

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22 comments

  1. SLP got their chance to speak in Parliament, they did not. However, they all had their bit to say on the Market steps. so since when accountability is loyalty to Market Step drunks rather than reporting important matters to the people and Parliament of St. Lucia? However, it is the same party which is calling foul over platform statements made by Guy Joseph. Is the SLKP also loosing its platform sting, or is it the case that they have simply lost it completely?

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  2. Yes I will go. Stop making trouble in the country people like you all costing a lot of problem in the country. The have a time know other countries will not look at st. Lucia. And all of us will want to say what happen because of what we saying with our month. Our country will go down

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  3. I wish the Labour Party was at people houses to see people putting off their TV when their faces are shown on the news or TV. People are fed up of seeing and hearing you guys! Elections are over OKAY!! Finish!!! ENDED since last year!!!

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    • What a shame; a PM & a minister, Guy Joseph with the IQ of my shoe size (9) making decisions for St Lucians. It appears as if anything goes with this government. There is old saying that in the kingdom of the blind the man with one eye is the king. That applies to Allen Chastanet.
      WAKE UP ST LUCIANS AND CHASE THESE CRAZY BALD HEADS OUT OF TOWN!!

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    • What a shame; a PM - Allen Chastanet & a government minister- Guy Joseph with the IQ of my shoe size (9) making decisions for St Lucians. Remember folks, the PM has still not fired Dr Ubaldus after his porn flick. Guy Joseph has learned from that and believes he can get away with anything.
      It appears as if anything goes with this government. There is an old saying that in the kingdom of the blind the man with one eye is the king. That applies to Allen Chastanet.
      WAKE UP ST LUCIANS AND CHASE THESE CRAZY BALD HEADS OUT OF TOWN!!

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      • Attention UWP , SLP & VFCCCC leadership and supporters!!
        Enough with the continuous back and forth about DSH. It's been going on for too long. Each party/ group should appoint a small number of individuals to represent them. Have a series of meetings to discuss the DSH project and the people's concerns. Do not allow Teo Ah Khing in these meetings until you have consensus from all parties. After this is done then the same group can meet with DSH and renegotiate the agreement. Of course some of the assets like Sandy Beach, the Stadium and the Abbatoir may have to be removed from any agreement.
        Allen Chastanet, the interest of the people come first. Stop listening to the yes men in your party. Take this step to stop the division and chaos in St Lucia!!

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      • Remember Dr Ubaldus, the
        government porn star/
        minister. He was caught with a firm rod in his hand and is still working for the PM. Now Guy Joseph and his sister going rogue. He admitted deceiving the Taiwanese and not a word from the PM. Who is next. Mr PM, do you know what decisive action is?

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      • Remember Dr Ubaldus, the
        government porn star/
        minister. He was caught with a firm rod in his hand and is still working for the PM. Now Guy Joseph and his sister going rogue. He admitted deceiving the Taiwanese and not a word from the PM. Who is next?
        Mr PM, do you know what decisive action is?

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  4. SLP we still waiting for a press release on jufali. And where are the fulfilled promises. Where is the diabetes center. Where is the hospital. We are still waiting. Please prepare a press release on that or otherwise stop barking at the moon. We DON'T want to hear you. You're not staying relevant by doing this. You're just creating noise and going to spam. While you're in opposition try moving the country forward instead of annoying the population

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  5. SLP has nothing to offer Saint Lucians. Like the LPM which has just joined them as a satellite, they have little to offer but banner headlines. Saint Lucian politics has gone to the dogs.

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  6. Terence Joseph

    Are people not tied of Slp of talking ,talking, talking. They did the same thing during king administration. It's just one year, let the government move the Country forward. They have fredick, sorry that's his name causing trouble all about the place. St lucians has to stand up and tell the Slp let the government work for the people. It's a set bitter grapes and they cannot stand being in opposition. Please let the Country move forward. They using the old tactics they use in 2007-22010.St lucians have to be wise and see through that spirit. Am not so much a party person but a true lucian. The government have not breath, the opposition is like a thron in the flesh.

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  7. ... and you Mr. Prime Minister, you have been a very bad boy!!

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  8. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Go see your psychiatrist. It all seems like sour grapes to me!

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  9. My goodness! I never thought loss of power would have hit the SLP so hard. These guys are behaving as if being in office means 'life' to them. They are acting desperate and confused. As if they cannot function else how now they in opposition. But the reality is there were in office and had the opportunity to still be there if they had done the right things. It is not doing the right things why they were kicked out.

    So what is their problem?

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  10. Tired of these political press releases from both sides.

    Please work with the government of the day to help our country find a solution to escalating the crime situation. Everyone of us (red, yellow, green, blue, purple) should channel our energies to coming up with workable solutions for fighting rape, drunk driving etc

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  11. This is blatant corruption.

    Saint Lucia re-colonialised itself at the poles. It's sad, what passes for governance these days.

    This administration is the worst group of men and women that have been assembled to manage the affairs of State. Clueless, corrupt and vindictive.

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    • Both sides are corrupt to the core. Buju said it best, "Tief never love to see another tief with long bag". Tell us about the conflicts of interests with Hilaire, Kenny, Juffali; then Anthony and Huntley; the Kenny and other ministers and party honchos etc etc etc. And the beat goes on and on.

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  12. At this time the country is moving forward. Waste time here.

    (21)(10)
  13. Choopse. Come with something better. At this time the country is moving forward.

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