Recent news items have quoted Allen Chastanet as saying that the Government of Saint Lucia is “always covering up things” and that ”they do not like to speak the truth.” This statement, among several others, was made in the context of the recent statement by the Embassy of the United States of America in Bridgetown on the IMPACS Report.
In response, Prime Minister Anthony says,
“I invite Chastanet to tell the people of Saint Lucia two things. Firstly, tell the people of Saint Lucia what about the IMPACS Report that the Government of Saint Lucia has covered up. Secondly, it is time for him to disclose and explain to the public his role in approving Operation Restore Confidence which led to the alleged extrajudicial killings for which the United States has imposed sanctions on Saint Lucia. Now that he is the leader of the United Workers Party, he must explain why he encouraged, justified and applauded Operation Restore Confidence.
“These questions,” says the Prime Minister, “must be answered by Chastanet as he continues to speak from both sides of his mouth. On the one hand and in the same statement, he accuses me of making “damning disclosures” about the report, yet he says I am covering up. Covering up what?”
The Prime Minister added,
“Confused as he may be, he should really try and come clean so that the people of Saint Lucia could understand where he really stands on issues.”