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Chastanet Says Joachim Henry Taking Him To Court

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United Workers Party (UWP) leader Allen Chastanet has disclosed that Minister for Equity, Social Justice, and Empowerment Joachim Henry is taking him to court.

“I was served with a notice by Joachim Henry to take me to court,” Chastanet disclosed Wednesday night during an appearance on the DBS Television programme Newsmaker Live

The former Prime Minister explained that the issue pertained to his statements regarding Henry’s participation in the “church affair’ with former Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph.

Henry entered the Seventh Day Adventist church in Forestiere, Castries, during a service in April last year and confronted Joseph.

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Joseph was the incumbent MP for Castries South East at the time, and Henry, who subsequently won the seat in the July 26, 2021 elections, was the challenger.

In addition to facing court action by Joachim Henry, Chastanet is due to appear before the Privileges Committee later this month.

He is to respond to two complaints arising from utterances in Parliament regarding Castries South MP Dr. Ernest Hilaire and Castries Central MP Richard Frederick.

Chastanet had asserted during a sitting of Parliament that Hilaire had a joint account with now-deceased Saudi billionaire Walid Juffali.

Hilaire has flatly denied the assertion.

On the other hand, Chastanet made claims in Parliament regarding a trip Richard Frederick made to the United States, over which Frederick took issue.

“I was in the United States for about a week, and notwithstanding, the leader of the opposition had the audacity to say that I was granted a three-day visa,” Frederick told reporters in July as he accused Chastanet of misleading the house.

And the Castries Central MP indicated at the time that he would have written House Speaker Claudius Francis to table a motion to have Chastanet answer to the Privileges Committee, Parliament’s disciplinary organ, for misleading the house.

Headline photo: (L to R) Allen Chastanet & Joachim Henry

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31 COMMENTS

  1. They will silent you. That is New Labour. The State funds are at their disposal. Lawyers work for party and paid with taxpayers $$$$$$$$

  2. I’m tired of this. Why this government is spending time and resources to win political scores with Allen Chastanet. I do not think we St Lucians voted for this. Everytime I open the news is Chastanet Chastanet. When will we the lower rank get the labour tribunal to hear our cases, it has been years but the government ministers are having their cases heard in record time. As of today I’m not tuning in to St Lucia news. Enough of this crap.

  3. If members of your Editorial staff are paid employees then you are wasting money. The reporting is piss poor.

  4. Yea thats all they can do when in power. Take people to court and make their lawyer friends happy. The crimes happening around the place left right and center at an alarming rate they are doing & saying nada.

    Them man petty petty petty.

  5. @enough and max…i dont know if is me but i will say that you are right…i mean there are so much better things we need to focus on that just a SAY HERE AND SAY THERE….if many of us had to take each other to court for a HE SAY SHE SAY then awa wiii….since the day that thing happen now i hearing this court issue??? come on man joachim come on……i find the slp have to many things that are unnecessary to try to win the public’s favour…the small man’s favour

  6. These politicians need to study, to learn – to keep their mouths shut!! Instead of hurling names at each other – which are mostly lies and “yo-dee”! On both sides!

    We all know RF is rowdy and likes a good “fight” in words. He thinks he is smart, but not a clever man at all. Joseph and Henry are of the same cloth. They really should learn to keep to the job at hand, and to keep their mouths shut!

  7. I came across your comment AFTER I posted mine … we are both basically saying the same thing. Isn’t a shame on these politicians. This “yo-dee” affair makes them no better – only smaller.

  8. Going to court over allegations made in the House of Assembly is ridiculous. The speaker should have better control of the debates and have members apologize and withdraw some of those allegations.

  9. lol richard frederick can sometimes be a petty crybaby. so because the man say you get a three day visa and you saying you spent a week which is a extra four days from the three days that you making a problem for? loool so whats the difference? the fact is you cant stay to long in the US the only reason you can go there is because you pretty much in the government, let slp loose to see if your visae not getting revoked again

  10. These “For King” ministers only playing games with people. They were elected to serve and protect the people of the land. Instead they act like kids trying to prove a stupid point every day. I see previlige hearing and now it is a court business. Don’t they have better things to do . Hilaire is a fraud, Richard is a drug dealer and Joachim violated the church – which one of these statements is not true. Why do we have to have to go to court or previlidge committe to prove it is true. They were done all in public – I am tired of all the bullshit.

  11. Yes Henry bring the Clowns to court….and you should had roll the dice and got two for the price of one and bring the teefing Coolie too. Yesss they needed to go long time to answer the charges of Rape against the State, embezzlement against the State, Treason against the State, Grand Larceny against the State, Enemies against the State, the paid use of a media House and dysfunctional operative to mislead The St Lucian People by mentality enslaving them of a false prosperity for all during All Chastanet Reign of Terror. Lock their asses up.

  12. I am tired of these people and their pettiness! SLP is a user of people and that’s all they do. Once they get what they want it’s their FFF who matter until the next time. Joachim is no different to guy. He’s a bully, a loud mouth, rude and arrogant. His behaviour is not that of the Christian he purports to be.
    They are all hypocrites…tired of them already. I regret my vote

  13. SLP is spending too much time and taxpayers money on “protecting the victory” ie. political rivalry, than on running and improving the condition of the country. These guys must be really scared to threaten litigation for hearsay. This is just a very public example to censor us, because the little man would never have the resources at his disposal (read; to waste time or money) on a court appearance. Allen Chastanet is just the scape goat of the moment. They are truly trying to realise their dreams of becoming authoritarian. Keep an eye on these movements my fellow citizens.

  14. Take a look at these two pictures, one looks like a kind of laid back mind, the other with eyes fixed at his prey, with canine like teeth ready to pounce, the unseen mind of hate, in a St. Lucia today that begs for love and more of it; not hate, bang bang you’re dead. Is that not the man of ‘Ecclesiastical Affairs’ who once entered a Church during a solemn service, disregarding the ‘Spirit of Holiness’ but armed with that of a stranger fire, in search for a brother be it or not of similar membership; are we not taught to settle such with one or two members, to honour the sacred which to this day, was shed for us. We had been warned that at these “Last days Lawlessness will abound”- shall we on this little Rock at least try to live with some honour? the fallen ones are all about shooting and killing one another, and elected members a busy trying to tear each other apart; The Lord God has the last word.

  15. Thanks for speaking the truth!!! We need to start airing our dirty laundry if we’re to clean up this country.

  16. Time wasters-everyone of them. Both parties are always at work smearing each other and engaging in hyperbole. They both sling mud at each other as if they were throwing rose petals. Who would think any member would take another to court?

    My advice to litigants, stop the bull, and address the serious issues facing the country. If Labor were smart, they would spend every waking second on the Vieux Fort hospital. This is the decider.

  17. We have a situation where about 80 percent of private sector workers earn 3 EC dollars an hour people are working 16 hours shifts for less that 48 dollars st Lucia is messed up

  18. ….meanwhile, Saint Lucia burns.
    – gun violence
    – 1 murder per week
    – poor economic outlook
    – bad governance, clueless government
    – social breakdown
    – huge dept to GDP
    – high youth unemployment
    – sociall progress in decline
    – chaos ad infinitum et ad nauseum.

    On route to a failed state.

  19. St lesi finish all these ministers need to get fired including the speaker of the house useless..one thing I’m saying what pjp administration and supporters looking for they will surly get it to much hatred for one man

  20. MINISTERY OF HEALTH COME AND REMOVE THIS NASTY CHICKEN FARM IN AUGIER BY THE 357 DISCO, THE SMELL KILLING US.

  21. Richard frederick has a heart!!! All that sh.. u said about the man? Now u crying for 4 days more? Well jump on AA and go to the US if u are boss? Barvar!!!!

  22. Enough with the bickering SLP
    Get on with the people business and work towards a great country and its people
    Leave the UWP alone and do you’ll work, stop using our money for Court foolishness
    We hire you and we can Fire you ,always remember that.
    So do you’ll jobs and Stop the nonsense.

  23. Privileges committee – Two matters, Civil Court one matter. All against Chastanet—- lol… labour party strings are getting pulled by the Independent Labour. Meanwhile de streets are run Red! And we still don’t have St Jude’s one year later. But carry on settling petty personal scores.

  24. Before taking chas to court you’ll have better things to do , Joachim is worst than guy he is a loudspeaker,he don’t have any respect for the church clean up to you’ll act you’ll labour Minister’s,everyweek two or three murderers in st Lucia ,every day is chastanet, chastanet give the man a break and go and take care of all the murder that’s happening in st Lucia and the people of st Lucia

  25. He is not the only Lawyer in the House; therefore those who oppose Chas because of his wealth and his complexion. So then, you can be rich but not white? the man looked around, found like minded companion with Axes to grind, to help do that evil which has long been cultivated in the mind, so now with his underlings, slapped, beaten to submission to do his willing, or die politically. His vindictiveness, racism and hatred against the social upper crust, with a politically divided St. Lucia, that spells trouble; one with social unrest, at a time with criminal upsurge on the Island. You can count on one thing, goodbye to your Tourist industry and Investment of any kind, mass unemployment, more crime, qualified professionals leaving for better pay, a safer environment, better future for the kids, safer and better medical and health care and housing too. Fred has assumed center stage for his showdown with ‘one man’ just to show the St. Lucia public who’s the Boss. If this thing gets out of hand look out, I visualize a Blood bath. He is an indisciplined, frustrated character and the police have their job cut out for them and not only for one day. He thinks he knows it all but, how can you run a Government in this manner? The future of St. Lucia, or what is left of it after then may be given to the inmates at BCF. May the Good Lord above be merciful.

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