“Quit already with the excuses” – Chastanet on UHC criticisms

By SNO Staff

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UWP Political Leader Allen Chastanet

UWP Political Leader Allen Chastanet

Political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Allen Chastanet has responded to criticisms by the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) about him having supported a decision to abort Universal Health Care (UHC).

Chastanet said in a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon that the SLP government had 15 years to implement UHC but never did.

“The people gave them another chance in 2011; four years later they are still trying to pass the blame,” he said.

Chastanet went on to state that he was not the Prime Minister in the last UWP administration.

“It did not happen. That is why I became the leader to effect change. The SLP should stop the excuses and do what the people elected them to do,” he asserted.

He continued: “Blaming me or the UWP will not get the job done. If they cannot get it done, just tell St. Lucians that they cannot get it done but quit already with the excuses and the blame.”

The SLP said in a statement that it is sad that “Chastanet’s narrow political interests”, do not allow him to see beyond his ambitions and to realize that health care financing should not be a partisan issue.

The ruling party blasted the UWP leader stating that it is hypocritical of Chastanet to use the issue of healthcare financing as a campaign tool, after ignoring it for nine years.

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9 comments

  1. When raised culturally in an environment devoid of rational argument, personal attacks are a natural substitute for substantive reasoning. Excuses become the comfort and the sops for uneasy consciences for the obvious lack of ability and talent.

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  2. All these politician are the same: Kenny is blaming Chas for Universal Health Care being implemented while chas not even wanting to commit him self to say that if he becomes prime minister he is going to make it happen.
    Has Mr. Chastanet indicated anything he intend to do, when or if he becomes the lead of our little rock? They are 2 finger pointers! We have to demand more from our politicians

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  3. Keep your culture!!

    Why do we vote these dudes anyways...people stop being afraid of yourselves... time to break away from this mental slavery... if we follow these guys we will be lost...stop trusting in money and image..... reflect back on the ancestors stories our grandmother use to tell...

    be prepared for the return to Africa and for that we must think wisely as to who can lead us home... this is the time of decision....teach the youths the right things they are searching for that direction and if we are lost then they are lost...

    and my universal healthcare plan is for all to have access to mosquito nets...protect yourselves be prepared have courage have faith put all differences aside come together and let no man tear us apart...

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  4. Ok Chas if u say u go give Lucians universal health care doh forget we that working 4u never got health care from u an still doh have so practice what u preach an show d rest of SLU u started with ur workers till then it just JAB UH SAK u talking about period.

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  5. THAT IS THE TRADEMARK OF THE SLP UNDER KENNY'S LEADERSHIP. BLAME THE LAST ADMINISTRATION FOR NOT DOING WHAT KENNY & COMPANY WERE GIVEN A MANDATE TO DO. LISTEN MR. PM FEW ST. LUCIANS WILL BLAME CHASTANET FOR THE ISSUES THAT WE ARE FACING BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENTAL INCOMPETANCE ONLY SLP PARTY HACKS USING THE BACK SIDE OF THEIR BRAINS WILL WILL DO SO. CHASANET HAS PROVEN THAT HE CAN TAKE DECISIVE ACTION AND CAN CLEAN UP A MESS. HE SURE HAS CLEANED UP THE MESS IN THE UWP. KENNY IS BEHAVING LIKE THE ELECTRICIAN WHO WANT TO CHARGE A LOT LOT MORE THAN WHAT THE JOB IS WORTH BY BLAMING THE PREVIOUS ELECTRICIAN FOR SLOPPY WORK. THE POINT IS WE NEED SOLUTIONS NOT MORE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PROBLEMS. WE NEED LEADERS WITH PLANS AND A VISION NOT PROCRASTINATORS WHO ARE ALWAYS LOOKING TO BLAME SOMEONE FOR THEM NOT DOING THEIR WORK. IF CHASTANET IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE ISSUES THAT KENNY IS TIED UP WITH AND CANNOT WIGGLE OUT OF THEN HE SHOULD RESIGN AND GIVE CHASTANET A CHANCE TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. WE ARE TIRED OF THE BLAME GAME MR. PM.

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  6. all this talk about she say and they cant take us no way just do yr job or just get out

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  7. I agree... quit the excuses and just DO something.

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  8. He says she says, stop the blame game; now who the hell is in charge ?
    come on guys, stop the blame game and do something to help the
    people who are broke and no job. If the system is broken - fix it, damn it.

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