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Chastanet Plans To Make Investor Agreements Public If He Returns To Office


Should he return to office, former Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet plans to ensure full disclosure regarding agreements with investors.

The opposition leader spoke Wednesday night during the DBS Television programme, Newsmaker Live.

“I have understood in the past why there are confidentiality agreements, particularly when it is in the beginning part of the negotiations,” he told programme Host Timothy Poleon.

“But certainly if I were to get back into office, which I hope I do, I absolutely would change the law that on signing of any contract that we must make it public and therefore all the investors will know that these documents are going to be made public,” Chastanet said.

“It doesn’t benefit anyone by keeping them confidential,” the United Workers Party (UWP) leader declared.

According to Chastanet, in any event, people will be suspicious.

In this regard, he felt there would be harm whether or not the agreements were public.

“I think maybe it would hold governments much more accountable knowing that it is going to be public, that they would have to negotiate what people consider to be a fair deal, and they are going to have to be able to come out publicly and justify and support what they are doing,” the opposition leader stated.

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  1. He he he he he The Miami Herald are you listening….. transparency he Bellow’s. He found out oil and water doesn’t mix so if I can’t beat them follow PJP school of politics there there there a great PM is a leader not a follower……… only if you will just learn our native tounge for legitimacy then maybe in the future…… Did I say that ???

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  3. It’s easier to see a blue donkey grazing the fields than for you chastanet to become prime minister. Your political career will be finished after the upcoming general election

  4. Wishful thinking,come back to office when. Only now you know transpirancy.
    Was Orange Grove,Theoakim,pagoah,the Vaccines and so many others transparent.
    When politicians like you are in opposition,you have all the solutions.
    You continue to cry from the outside, you’ll never stop crying,cry Chas,cry Chas.

  5. 不不不不 another trick come on now you can do better than that. or can you? what you want us to believe that you change ?

  6. People come and hear a joke 不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不I cry唐唐唐唐唐唐唐唐唐唐唐唐唐唐唐

  7. Chooops tan – Why you couldn’t do it when you were in office? That’s what you peddling??

  8. It is mych interest I read this article snd the many comments that followed. None of comments seem to acknowledge that to date public contracts are still kept a secret and the suggestion is a good one regardless you do not support the man.
    The pass has gone tomorrow is ahead and that is where we as people must focus on how we are governed by which ever party in government.
    The word transparency is not effective without the actions to ensure there is transparency.
    Transparency was Dr Kenny mantra when sort office in 1997 and have been bandied about various politicians of both parties without any action to date to ensure there is transparency.

  9. Uncle chass you better go and wash the dishes in the kitchen at Coco Palm as you will never be elected as a prime Minster again

  10. Vote me back in as Prime Minister and I will disclose all the things I tried to hide when I was Prime Minister.

  11. Chas… seriously? That’s what you offering the people if they vote you back into office….? SMH…while you at it, why don’t you give the people a veto on any investor agreement the people don’t like …how about that?….I tell you… politicians are taking the electorate for fools….

  12. When chas was in power both slp and uwp was employed the people of st lucia is suffering under the pjp administration so stop the hate..hypocrite the same white man you all rejected..the little black boy pm is begging to feed you all

  13. Ok now that Chastenet has made that pledge, can the incumbent SLP party make the same pledge? I don’t think so. Too much under the table. Whether Chas is genuine or not, these words could never come out of the mouths or PJP, RF or EH. So criticise Chastenet for making this pronouncement then you must criticize the SLP cabal for not making it at all.


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