‘UWP not disturbed by Labour’s latest attempt to intimidate’

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‘UWP not disturbed by Labour’s latest attempt to intimidate’

Below is the full text of a statement issued today by the UWP.

Since the democratic election of the new executive of the United Workers Party (UWP) at its annual convention held on July 28, we have embarked on a mission of highlighting the failings and ineptitude of the Labour administration.

Instead of trying to find solutions to alleviate the problems facing the country, the Labour government has embarked on a weekly attack of vilification against any and every statement made by the new executive of the UWP.

The SLP government, has by its actions, proven that they will stop at nothing to intimidate, embarrass and discredit anyone who challenges their ability to govern this country. Past examples include, Ras Ipa, Lorne Theophilus, Ausbert d’ Auvergne, Vaughn Lewis, Mary Francis, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun and more recently, Timothy Poleon.

In their latest demonstration of this arrogant behaviour, the Labour administration, has been using the outcome of a questionable audit as a tool for political mischief. After all of the allegations of a criminal offence, why then has the Labour administration, through the Attorney General’s chambers, filed a civil case and not a criminal case against Mr. Chastanet?

The claim, dated December 10, 2013, accuses Mr. Chastanet of acting in a manner that amounts to “breach of his fiduciary duties as a minister of government, in bad faith and/or constitutes misfeasance in public office”.

This is very reminiscent of the failed tactics used against Sir John Compton following the 1997 general elections.

It is evident by these actions that the Labour Party administration is intending to diminish the ability of Mr. Chastanet and the main Opposition to challenge the Government on critical issues pertaining to the plight of the citizens.

Allen Chastanet and the UWP will not be intimidated by the government’s scare tactics, and will relentlessly pursue and point out the failures of this government on behalf of the people of Saint Lucia.

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  1. The former chairman of the Soufriere foundation should also be held responsible, after all doesn't the UWP political leader always at fond doux at his estate, Mr Kenneth cazaubon should not be held responsible only but he needs to speak up on all those responsible for spending the peoples money on his campaign, also we would like to know about all the taiwanees millions that was given to him for Soufriere.

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  2. Does Allen Chastanet have a history of being vague about money? I hope the attorney general’s claim can share flambeau light on this, and who were the ghost friends of his campaign financing potpourri.

    http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Letter%3A-Mommy%2C-the-other-kids-are-being-mean-to-me%21-19146.html

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  3. And do not involve god in y'all pappyshow, god has nothing to do with this, sick and tired of people asking for gods help to deal with their man made problems or sitting on their hands and expecting things to happen for them

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  4. Aisay ppl askin for security hut back rotflmaooooo.....y'all ppl sick lolol....if y'all want the security hut back then why didn't y'all open y'all jaws when uwp buy the building for 38 mil claiming to retrofit it for government offices??hmmmm I guess it wasn't your civic duty to speak up then huh, or wen d badboys turn contractor collecting how many cheques for "ti canal" projects in Castries central.....y'all eh want dem tings back????

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  5. I agree Take Allen to court If he did wrong, Now Kenny The security Hut in your private yard that was built with Tax payers money WE WANT IT BACK NOW, Also Rochamel money ,Grynberg Money We NEED IT NOW. SLP,S Bunch of intimidators. Just Remember there is a god above.

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  6. Many of the stupid and ignorant statement are from uwpees which are still in denial, They fail to admit that they had a bunch of good for nothing in office during their tenure and what did they do but to enriched themselves and their friends, Millions from Taiwan, Millions after Debbie, millions after st jude fire, King move from house rent to mansion, guy move from bus driver to millioner, Chastenet spends with no end in sight, the list goes on and on. doesn't that say something to us.

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  7. These debates between the two parties have been going on for a long time.
    It is boring so I won't join it. I suggest that a new party be given a try to see if they can make a difference. I think that St. Lucians should put their 40 year old debate aside and give LPM a try.

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  8. What good would it be to use SCARCE resources now at finding anything to blame and shame others (very un-Mandela like).

    This is the same strategy which brought the SLP to power trying to blame and shame others which encouraged the people who had just weathered a drought, a hurricane, a PM's death and a global economic crisis to look the other way. Not looking at what was apparent (a spade is a spade) that we were putting people of the likes who had been charged for rape into office. For them the only way to make people look past this is to continue blame and same a prospect which is far more enticing to an ignorant, roro loving and functionally illiterate society. Go ahead enjoy!!!

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  9. All that can be said about this is who was George Odlum? What was his legacy? Then again who was Mandela and what was his legacy? Can this present government look any in the eyes? It is a damned shame that we have to resort to this.

    If this behavior is criminal why is it not handled by the correct authorities? If the police is sufficiently empowered to handle the affairs of the ordinary citizen then why is it not sufficiently equipped to handle the affairs of state.
    Consistency has the attribute of being fair. Therefore any decision out of this arrangement will be considered QUESTIONABLE. Why was not there a Commission of Enquiry into the matter? For a fact we would have probably heard how the money was spent.
    It only amounts to that the UWP did nothing criminal.

    Come on SLP improve our economy after all Bill Clinton got a second term not for his morality

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  10. To ask a court of law if the money was spend wrong is the right way go.

    Mr Chastanet and his supporters must understand there are paper trail that MAY SUGGEST, I repeat that MAY SUGGEST he use money in the wrong way. Therefore the only way to find out is to sent the matter to the court of law.

    The truth of the matter is in the hand of the justice system. He and the AG will have a time in the court of law to prove their case.

    I am in no position to say who is wrong but can only wait for the results.

    Mr.Chastanet is innocent at this time.

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  11. UWP must first ask Lucians for forgiveness for their dismal performance whilst in office. That's why they spent only one term in office. It's the same Chasenet, Guy and crew who lost the elections two years ago.
    Stop insulting our intelligence. We have not forgotten why you'll were voted out. Some of the you'll should be in jail for you'll corrupted practices whilst in office.

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  12. Allen Chastanet should know Lucians are not stupid. How can he compare using $38 000 of Soufriere Town Counsil on his campaign to what happen with Timothy and the others. Where is the intimidation in asking him to pay back the money which wasn't his.

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  13. There was once an old saying back home....Happiness ca fan chou nou that was when life was good under Mr John Compton. Well the saying is now Mezea ca petay bo da nou enjoy Enrouge, me le take it the change is here enjoy.

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  14. We need to stop moving away from the issue at hand.Allen Chastanet and his cohorts we're involve in rampant corruption when they were in office. The people voted the SLP to look into the matter and they are doing just that. Allen will soon have his day in court and will be given a fair opportunity to prove he's innocent. So stop the crap talking because you not fooling anyone and in my opinion this cannot be freedom of speech under attack

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  15. This harassment and intimidation wouldn't work. Lacorbs, come and present yourself again to the electorates.

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  16. SLP....Put an "A" between the S & L,put an "O" between the L & P.thats the meaning of SLP & who ever voted for them deserves everything coming to them.

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  17. Oh This is so typical. It's simply pot calling kettle black. This is exactly what the UWP was doing under The Grenadines-born Sir John Compton.This man and his gang muscled in on everyone who dare to speak out against his administration back in the 70's and 80's. We were all afraid to speak out.

    So why is this current crop of UWPees going on like they are the bees knees. At Least under this labour administration people can speak out, something we could not do under Compton.

    This lot of Flambeaus have nothing to offer anyone. Nada. So instead of engaging the lucian populace they have started the scaremongering. What will you offer Mr Chastanet? Why don't you give the poor of St Lucia, some shopping to feed their hungry families. They need it. The UWP have nothing to offer the poor of the country. They are all out for themselves and their cohorts.

    St Lucia can do better than this.Yes we can. These politrickcians are all opportunists. Its about time St Lucia wakes up and smell the coffee. Wake up before its too late.

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    • You talk as if the SLP have anything to offer.

      Shame that the party of PHD's can move this country to prosperity. Shame the party of no it all don't have the answers on how to create jobs in the country!

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    • You ain't hot at all!!! In fact it is your thinking that contribute more than anything else to emerging and widespread political victimization, dictatorship and ignorance in the society... perhaps without you even knowing how dangerous and damaging your statement. So, brother if you can, take a good look at yourself and what you think.

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  18. uwp labour can kiss donkey rear!!! both of them sending chat for each other and when one party take plock they rushing and fool the public with their little stories...uwp shut up there with the nonsense and enjoy the five miserable years like everyone else...honestly i don't see anything yall gonna say will budge slp out of office before election date...

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  19. Democracy in Saint Lucia is under attack. If e the citizens aren't very careful, we'll impossible to speak against the government. The advent of a totalitarian state mean that we will be muzzled, maybe killed and forced to speak like those who are in state authority.

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  20. labour need to take a rest on critisizing and belittling people and concentrate on the country. They campaigned for five years in opposition now they are in government they still campaigning

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    • Labor is desperate and obsessed with power and would even kill the real or imagine enemy to remain in power.

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