King says Chastanet “incorrect”

King says Chastanet “incorrect”

Castries North MP, Stephenson King, has said that the political leader of the opposition United Workers Party, UWP, Allen Chastanet, was “incorrect” in statements he made about the receipt of a letter requesting a meeting to discuss party matters.

King and several other party members wrote the latter to Chastanet, who indicated that he received the document twenty-four hours before the date that was suggested for the gathering – Thursday of last week.

However King has asserted that the UWP leader received the letter before that.

“ The record shows that he received the letter on Tuesday,” he told reporters outside parliament today.

According to King, the meeting with Chastanet was suggested because of the importance of what the signatories to the letter felt was the disharmony within the UWP.

“We received a letter on the Thursday indicating that he was travelling and that he will inform us upon his return. I don’t know when he is returning and if his return is timely I believe the meeting can take place,”King said.

According to the Castries North MP, the mood of those seeking the meeting with Chastanet is one of attempting to rescue the party.

He said if the UWP leader does not believe there is such a need, then it is all in his hands.


“Time will dictate,” King, who is a former UWP leader and former Prime Minister stated.

He told reporters that things are deteriorating in the UWP and if there is no consciousness of that, what looms ahead for the party will be “devastating.”

“There are issues that I have that continue to perpetuated since 2013. I have waited a long time and we are at the final hour,” King declared, without going into detail.

The UWP convention, at which Chastanet has expressed confidence that he will be returned as leader, will be held on November 15, 2015.

Chastanet’s only challenger is former government Minister, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun.

King has said that he will be attending the convention.

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  1. St.Lucian at heart
    November 10, 2015 at 6:52 pm Reply

    It is sad that Mr. King cannot accept that he lost if we take a close look we will see who exartly is creating the problem Mr.King and crew. It tell me that Mr.King feels that he can only hold one position and thats Leader. Lets not forget Mr.King that The position that you held as Prime minister was handed to you by members of Government at the time. Food for thought Some people are just power hungry I honestly believe that the problem is not Mr.Chastanet its the people that cannot accept defeat.

  2. Modeste Downes
    November 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm Reply

    These guys are just hurting themselves at every turn. All this back and forth exchange of words, who said this and who did that, who’s right about this and who’s lying, does not help their cause. In any event, if the objective of Mr. King and others is the salvation of the party, why wait at the thirteenth hour to seek resolution to deep-seated issues and differences. I believe Chastanet would have understood that the real objective is an attempt to upset his chances of being re-elected, so whether he does agree to a meeting or not he’d have smelt the rat.

  3. Joe
    November 11, 2015 at 10:09 am Reply

    The UWP is in such a pathetic state with the manchild Chastanet at the helm.

    St Lucian will definately stick with Kenny for the next elections with such a clueless individual as Chastanet who cannot win a seat.
    Seventeen seats up for grabs and the only way Chastnet can get a seat is to buy it .

    And this is what you call a leader?
    The SLP can pick Pierre, Emma or any one of another 6 candidates who can all beat a Chastanet led UWP.

  4. Joe
    November 11, 2015 at 10:15 am Reply

    Against a Chastanet led UWP the SLP will retain all the present seats they have.
    The UWP will also lose Central Castries , Castries South East and Dennery.

    The SLP have consolidated Babonneau, Gros Islet , Choiseul and Soufriere.

    The voters simply do not connect with Allen Chastanet and the UWP is presently on suicide watch.

    Kenny will be there till 2021 !

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