SLP labels Chastanet’s comments on Citizenship by Investment Programme anti-Saint Lucian

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SLP labels Chastanet’s comments on Citizenship by Investment Programme anti-Saint Lucian
UWP Leader Allen Chastanet
UWP Leader Allen Chastanet
UWP Leader Allen Chastanet

PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Labour Party expresses its shock at the bizarre statements made by Mr. Allan Chastanet at his party’s press conference earlier this week.

The SLP describes Mr. Chastanet’s comments, that he will stop the Citizenship by Investment Programme if his demands are not met, as shocking and anti-Saint Lucian.

The SLP believes this statement is highly reckless and suggest desperation on the part of Mr. Chastanet to achieve political power even at the risk of destroying Saint Lucia.

The Party also called on Mr. Chastanet to get his facts right and stop pedaling untruths about Dr. Juffali, a representative of Saint Lucia, for the sake of seeking cheap political points.

Mr. Chastanet should know that when he destroys the reputation of our representatives and ambassadors then he is destroying Saint Lucia.

It is misleading to claim that Dr. Juffali did not attend 27 meetings when Mr. Chastanet should know that he was NOT required to attend these meetings.

These were meetings of technical committees and the Council for which Saint Lucia is not a member or needed to attend.

The SLP contends that if Mr. Chastanet were to depart from his reckless pursuit and examine the facts surrounding Dr. Juffali’s appointment, he will discover that Dr. Juffali was subjected to the strictest scrutiny and due diligence by reputable agencies, including the British Government, before he was granted diplomatic status in England.

The SLP contends further that Mr. Chastanet’s appointment of Steven Seagal as St. Lucia’s

Cultural Ambassador, during his term as Minister of Tourism, could not stand up to such scrutiny. Mr. Chastanet should also explain to Saint Lucians what is Mr. Seagal’s qualifications relative to Saint Lucian culture and what benefits have we derived from that appointment.

In the case of Dr. Juffali he has pledged significant resources towards the expansion of the local health sector which will impact positively on the health needs of Saint Lucians, particularly in the area of Diabetic research.

The SLP calls on Mr. Chastanet to contain his desperation and remember that Saint Lucia must always come first.

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  1. I too, am impatient to kick the entire circus troupe of SLP's red asses out of office. Not a day too soon, when that day comes!

    For me, it is anything but SLP. The letters S-L-P is branding for nastiness with the vowels removed.

    Some of these marauding sitting MPs are talking about townhall meetings. We are aware that they are considering a snap election to stem the tide of the upcoming rout at the polls.

    Lord! Who would have thought that Saint Lucians would one day have elected to high office, so many reckless, heartless, careless, cruelly naive, pathetically clueless, useless and desperately wicked, nasty, socialist country bookies?

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  2. So I am assuming when Kenny Anthony said he would tell potential investors to keep clear of Saint Lucia he was PRO Saint Lucia..

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  3. How quickly the SLP Government forgets. I seem to remember that Kenny Anthony, when in opposition said that he would inform prospective investors to not invest in Saint Lucia under the UWP Administration, and now the SLP accuses Allen Chastanet of Anti-Saint Lucian. What hypocrisy!!!

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  4. i am appalled at the way Saint Lucians are addressed (dissemination of information in the public) when it comes to state matters by Our Leaders. People are asking questions?....It is important (as (a) leaders)) to have timely press conferences -in a professional and ethical manner- to in form the public on state matters, that affects us. This seem to me like a strategic plan and approach to MATTERS THAT PERTAINS TO HOW WE GOVERNS SAINT LUCIA AFFAIRS, in light of our next general elections. Please stop dishing out ALL OUR dirty laundry and start dealing with the issues that confront us, please.

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  5. SLP, what chastenet said thats not true? Someone was appointed in such position, no one was aware of it eccept SLP CANDIDATES. SLP ...reallyyyyy

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  6. Kenny you and your cronies are so bankrupt of ideas that you guys are trying the republican trick........ Obama is un American, now chas is anti Lucian. all because he is concerned about the sale of our citizenship for dollars? Kenny you can jump high or low , you will reap what you have sown, your days are numbered.

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  7. SLP thinks that this mud throwing at Chastanet will work? This bunch of pimps sold, prostituted and sold some more, the country's dignity abroad and is still seeking a way to justify this madness? What type of people do that? I guess it is the same type seeking to again benefit from international prostitution with their latest passport for sale. I cannot wait to kick those red buffoons out of office next year.

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  8. Just wondering.............. who advises this administration? The decisions they take and the explanations they give are just mind - boggling!

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  9. Certain people in government have been selling St.Lucia since the demise of the banana industry. Morality is not on the side of diplomatic convenience.

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  10. Chastanet is anti Saint lucian for NOT wanting to sell our sovereignty? SO selling our sovereignty is being Saint Lucian Bon da mama Laba tan

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  11. SELLING YOUR PASSPORT IS THE WORST THING ONE CAN DO..IS SLP MAD OR JUST BLINDED BY MONEY??? ..PISSING IN PEOPLE'S EYE AND CALLING IT RAIN SMH .. I AGREE WITH CHASTANET AND ST.LUCIANS SHOULD BE A SHAME A WHITE MAN FIGHTING FOR YOU ALL COUNTRY'S RIGHTS WHILE YOU ALL SIT BACK AND BICKER ON PETTY SHATE !! THIS REMINDS ME OF COLONIAL DAYS ALL OVER AND IN TODAY'S WORLD WHERE PEOPLE LOOKING FOR PLACES TO CALL HOME BECAUSE THEIRS IS DESTROY BY CORRUPTION AND TERRORIST ..WE DECIDE TO SELL OURS WHEN WE HAVE NOTHING FOR OURSELVES ..SAYING THIS IS ANTI ST.LUCIAN IS JUST PURE DISRESPECT TO YOUR PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU NEVER GOT THE PEOPLE'S PERMISSION ,YOU ALL DECIDE TO DO THINGS UNDER THE TABLE..IF IT WAS NOT FOR PEOPLE LIKE RICK WAYNE TO EXPOSE THIS JUFFALI MAN WE WILL BE IN THE DARK..CONTINUE TO SIT BACK AND LET KENNY TURN US TO SECOND CLASS CITIZENS ..WAKE UP PEOPLE !!!

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  12. Is there any such thing as clean politics ? Answer No! Red and Yellow will do will say anything to have the right to govern our country. It is up to us as a mature electorate to decipher when they are telling the truth and acting in the best interest of our beloved St. Lucia.
    In an ideal world I would get rid of the current crop, and replace with a new group,,, who would have to undergo an integrity , moral and other test..
    Our politics and politicians need cleaning up, most lack credibility

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  13. And I as a citizen of Saint Lucia label Kenny and Hilaire anti St. Lucian for selling our diplomacy and country. SLP have no shame. Right now y'all should be quiet and hiding in shame!!!!

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    • To put it very simply..........Why exactly was Jaffali given a Diplomatic Passport?????
      It obviously was not for serving at the IMO...............So why????????
      If he loooooveeees St.Lucia so much he can give us a nice gift can't he? Does he need a Diplomatic Passport to show his love?????Does he????? We didn't give Oprah one because she said she looooveees St.Lucia..........Amy Winehouse llooooovvvveeed St.Lucia but we didn't give her a passport!!!!!!!
      The Diplomatic Passport will save Jaffalli millions in his divorce case......Much more money lets say than a diabetic centre or a few friendly envelopes containing lots and lots of pounds.
      Emma,Alvina and Jadia should hang their heads in shame at this governments complicity to deny this woman her rightful day in court after she was discarded like trash by Jaffali.
      I don't want to hear any lip service about women's rights from these sell outs.
      My direct question to Jadia is why can we not waive immunity just for this divorce case?????????????????????

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  14. If Juffali was not supposed to attend any of the 27 meetings held, then tell me what is his role in representing me. His appointment was kept secret. Why?The first time I heard of the name was on Rick's show " Talk"
    you claim Juffali has pledged significantly resource towards the expansion to the local health sector which will impact on the health of St. Lucians. This sounds good but how soon will that be, after all Juffaki has been appointed two years ago and we have gotten nothing from him. It seems you only now know of Seagal because in your four years of bitter days you never mentioned Saegal, so why bring it up now. I thought St. Lucia and St. Lucians came first but under your watch we have surpassed last place, all you do is keep taking decisions and making appointments on our behalf and we are kept in the dark. Where is the transparency? Chastanet is on the right track, he is working in my interest because I alone cannot do anything about Juffali

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  15. Ti-Chast............is suffering with "ASPERGER'S SYNDROME"
    tHE POWER FOR LEADERSHIP AND DEALERSHIP HAVE HIM DECK-DECK.

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  16. My question to the SLP is if and I quote " that Dr. Juffali was subjected to the strictest scrutiny and due diligence by reputable agencies, including the British Government, before he was granted diplomatic status in England, " why wasn't the nation aware of this appointment? We are talking about a billionaire , helloooo. I am sure his billionaire status and his love for St.Lucia was mentioned at the market steps.

    If Jufflai was appointed in April 2014, can you name some of the things he has pledged or committed to, or some of the things he has done since his April 2014 appointment? Because I am subject to correction but it was in November 2015 I read about WScience Laboratories sponsoring a film to be made about diabetes and coincidentally that came out when the Juffali issue was hot in the press, apart from that I knew nothing of the man's contributions. You guys always in the habit of shouting your successes for every footpath constructed and pot hole fixed.

    You ask Chastanet to examine the facts surrounding Juffal's appointment. My suggestion to the SLP government is to let the people know the "facts". Aren't you afraid that Chastanet might twist what he finds and use it for political mileage, so we are demanding that we hear the "facts" straight from your mouth.

    Chastanet too needs to answer on the Segal appointment.

    It is high time we demand answers from whomever no matter what party we are affiliated too.
    Let the politicians know that we are not subjective, color blinded hacks. It is to their advantage when the hack population grows but it threatens the survival of any democratic country when individuals are so color blinded.

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  17. Well Kenny is just as reckless and anti-Lucian, when he said the he would write to potential investors telling them don't invest in St. Lucia. Well I guess that the investors got his message since none are investing in poor fair Helen.

    Election fever around and all hacks, politicians and wanabe politicians are suffering with it...lol...lmao...lmfao

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  18. On what basis???? Both sides have skeletons - both. SLP making noise but they paid $64000 of tax payers' money for a famous spaced tooth bandit to have a medical procedure in Martinique.

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    • Feb, you need to remove your head from your arse and stop hating on Jadia.
      If you or your children were to be given such, you would be a happy camper,

      Stop the hatin...we can't continue like this anymore.

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      • You need to tell the government to try to reduce on the number of people begging on the street for medical assistance.
        I swear everyday I see a new person begging and not only for medical assistance. The number of persons begging has SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED.
        Literally everywhere you turn in Castries someone begging for a meal or dollar. It even reach Rodney Bay too.

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