“We have established a new vision, mission and set of values” – Chastanet on revamping UWP

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“We have established a new vision, mission and set of values” – Chastanet on revamping UWP
UWP supporters at the party's 39th annual National Convention on Nov. 15 at the Gros Islet Secondary School. Allen Chastanet was re-elected leader at the Convention.
UWP supporters at the party’s 39th annual National Convention on Nov. 15 at the Gros Islet Secondary School. Allen Chastanet was re-elected leader at the Convention.

Since becoming political leader, Allen Chastanet said he has been focused on extending the democratic process and modernising the United Workers Party (UWP).

Chastanet made the comments in an interview with Barbados Today.

Recalling the halcyon days of 1964 to 1997 when former Prime Minister Sir John Compton was seen as a colossus on the political landscape in St. Lucia, he said ever since then the UWP has been struggling to maintain its relevance, according to the Barbados Today article.

Allen Chastanet
Allen Chastanet

“We have established a new vision, mission and set of values. We have been in the process of modernizing the party and what we are saying, it is a bottom-up approach.

“The idea is to strengthen our constituency branches . . . and [become] a party of consensus,” he said.

The hotelier and former tourism minister was re-elected leader of the UWP for a third time on Nov. 15, 2015 at the party’s 39th annual National Convention in Gros Islet. He defeated former government minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun by a landslide.

He will contest the Micoud South seat in the next general elections.

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  1. St. Lucian can never see whats going on even when it's happening in their own families. So they lie to themself, by accepting everything that is wrong because Dr Anthony said so. Come on my people. Change is constant for a country to grow. Having a government serve more than two terms breeds corruption.

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  2. New? So what the hell is new about that?

    What these so-called political leader do not seem to realize is that they are all too very damn obvious. They believe that the 99% of the population is dumb and they have all the sense in the world!

    Read and reread what Chastanet has been reciting like a prayer. It is a full 100% investment in party machinery in order to become PM. Nothing more. Nothing less.

    And this is extremely insulting! Extremely insulting!

    It has not occurred to him that he is offensively insulting the intelligence of voters just like those in power now and those who have gone on before him.

    Therefore, again, and just like before, he gets the votes through the party, He gets his title,and to hell with the people who voted for his bait.

    He is just waiting with bated breath to use them as the doormats they have accepted as their purpose in life, and step into the PM position.

    I do not see any new vision here. Do you? UWP = SLP. Same ting! Memme bette! Memme pwelle!

    Political nastiness being repackaged is NOT new vision. Never!

    Clay it what it is! It is just disguised political hogwash and clever deceit. Cleverness is not smartness nor intelligence!

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  3. The UWP is finished even before elections start.
    Chastanet may have bought off the UWP electors but the St Lucian people do not want him near the seat of power!
    Besides having no credibility he is clueless and a spendthrift.

    Kenny is here to stay until 2021!

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    • Saint Lucians are so African. They still believe in having a tribal chief, even when that is their slave master. I pity our fools. Wait for kenny and Chastanet to make your lives better. It is better days in your posteriors and grass cutting for years to come!

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