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SLP calls on PM to stop politicising CIP Unit

By SLP

SLPPRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Labour Party is surprised by the Citizenship by Investment Unit issuing a statement in response to the Labour Party.

The statement issued by the Labour Party was critical of the changes made by the Government and was critical of the actions of the Prime Minister. Therefore, it was expected that the Government or the Office of the Prime Minister would have responded.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has called on Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to stop politicising the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIP Unit) and avoid using the staff to pursue his political objectives.

The SLP believes that the CIP Unit must remain professional and objective and political operatives must not be seen to be directing or interfering in its decisions.

Accordingly, the SLP calls on the staff of the CIP Unit and other government agencies involved in issuing citizenships and passports, to be vigilant and ensure that the correct procedures are followed and that they do not give in to threats from political operatives.

The Labour Party, however, supports the announcement of the CIP Unit in its Press Release that citizenship which has been granted to anyone on the basis of false representation or fraud or wilful concealment of material facts can be revoked.

The SLP, therefore, wishes to repeat that when it assumes office it will conduct due diligence on every citizenship granted and any government official, board member, or political operative who knew or ought to have known or directed or approved any citizenship which is not in keeping with internationally accepted due diligence practice or the laws of Saint Lucia will be held criminally liable.

The SLP calls on the Prime Minister to review his approach and management of the CIP as the actions of the Government are severely undermining the image and reputation of Saint Lucia and posing a security risk to Saint Lucia. The Saint Lucia Labour Party says it is clear the Government does not want a debate on CIP in Parliament to avoid the public being informed.

The SLP says based on information reaching it from agents and persons within the industry there is a crisis of confidence in the Saint Lucia CIP as there is a fear that friendly governments and enforcement agencies are now reluctant to be associated with the Saint Lucia CIP.

Additionally, there is a now a higher fear of de-risking and loss of correspondent banks because of the loss of confidence in Saint Lucia. The SLP is sounding a loud warning to Prime Minister Chastanet that this will be catastrophic for the CIP in particular and Saint Lucia in general.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party once more calls on the Prime Minister to revoke the changes made and to restore credibility to the Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment programme and end all political interference in the operations of the Unit.

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10 comments

  1. A press release to stop press releases. Wow!! But isn't the CIP a government agency? Or is it supposed to be an SLP department? I don't know but when Victoria Hospital, Human Services and all these other departments issued statements during the reign of the SLP who were they representing?

    Truly, I sense that the SLP is really going through a desperate and compulsive period, lunacy even

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  2. "The SLP, therefore, wishes to repeat that when it assumes office"???I don't know if thats your confidence arrogance speaking SMDH the people will decide that SLP. You say the UWP politicizing when you are the ones politicizing everything...MAMA COU-YEA E JAMET AVENT E COU-YEA OU JAMET. choops..make me sick you politicians.

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  3. Wonder if SLP remembers the jufali affair and how they secretly sold out our nation with no pubic word at all. Where's the press release in that?? They'll do anything to win an election, including stopping all progress made by any other party. SLP would rather spite all St Lucians just to get back into power and line their fat pockets, then to help progress and build our nation

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  4. Who did it first with the CIP? Are you ignorant, blind, deaf, or plain dumb?

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  5. The SLP says based on information reaching it from agents and persons within the industry there is a crisis of confidence in the Saint Lucia CIP as there is a fear that friendly governments and enforcement agencies are now reluctant to be associated with the Saint Lucia CIP...Reminds the nation when you people went to The US Embassy to Report on the same police who protect us, with no evidence, just to win an election. This unstable communications personnel should be fired!

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    • Then SLP should be happy. SLP quarrels with itself when they make bad news. SLP vex with itself, when it hears good news. SLP unwarjay when UWP does something that works.

      Check yourselves into Golden Hope. You are a danger to your own selves,

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      • SLP should release a press release to say that they are signing in at the Golden Hope. They should admit that they have all lost it.

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  6. the slp is like a roach that won't die it just keeps running around in circles. do they think people care about their hypocritical news releases?

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  7. Why do they continue to release crap in an attempt to correct a previous crap? I am getting convinced that they are finished.

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