On Wednesday, former Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet responded to corruption allegations during the time his United Workers Party (UWP) was in office.
Chastanet addressed allegations levelled by the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) against him and then Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph.
He spoke after a caller to the DBS Television programme Newsmaker Live asked why the SLP had not hauled both men before the court after two years in government.
“There is no evidence,” Chastanet asserted while accusing the labour party of hypocrisy and inconsistency.
“The fact is that they had two years. When they spoke in opposition, they spoke categorically, meaning that they spoke like they knew the corruption was taking place, where it was taking place, and that they had the evidence,” the United Workers Party (UWP) leader recalled.
The electorate voted Chastanet’s government out of office in July 26, 2021, elections.
The SLP won by a landslide.
“Why is it taking them so long? It’s not that I am in a rush. But I know that procedurally, we did everything right,” Chastanet declared.
“If you want to question policy, I am here. I always made myself available to answer to the policies of my government,” the Micoud South MP explained.
However, he said there were significant allegations against the current SLP administration for which there has been supporting evidence.
Nevertheless, Chastanet disclosed that the SLP had turned a blind eye and treated the people of this country with the greatest disdain, disrespect, and arrogance.