Chastanet on Sammy: “Leadership matters!”

Chastanet on Sammy: “Leadership matters!”

The leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Allen Chastanet, has said that Darren Sammy’s feat in leading the West Indies cricket team to victory in the ICC twenty 20 world cup, proves that leadership matters.

“ I think that this is great news for Saint Lucia and for the Caribbean that they showed this never give up type of mentality and I tell you leadership matters and I think that’s what Sammy did,” Chastanet declared.

The UWP leader said although Sammy may not have been able to make a contribution on the field or in batting, he showed leadership and instilled confidence in his team mates.

“It is the glue that is required,” Chastanet asserted.

He said he was very happy to see the motorcade for the West Indies captain and his team mate Johnson Charles go through Duggard in Micoud.

“That is fantastic, the community where he was born is going to get some recognition,” Chastanet explained.

He said he wanted to recommend to the government that a billboard be erected on the main highway letting all and sundry know that Micoud South and Duggard are the birth place of Daren Sammy.

The UWP leader expressed the opinion that that would be a great tribute to Sammy and the community.

“If in fact the government doesn’t do it, then I will find the resources to make sure that that billboard goes up in tribute to Darren Sammy and more importantly the community of Duggard,” Chastanet disclosed.

The former Tourism Minister, who will be contesting the Micoud South seat in the next elections, said he hoped when the motorcade that was part of the homecoming for Sammy yesterday came through, it would be evident how deplorable the road is.

“I am hoping that they will take the opportunity within the next week or so to go and fix up the road in Duggard,” Chastanet said in an interview with HTS television last night.

He observed that the situation was getting to the point where even public buses do not want to use the road.

“This could not have come at a more opportune time,” the UWP leader said, adding that if the contribution that Darren Sammy has made is to be truly celebrated, the uplifting of the West Indies cricket captain’s own community should be ensured.

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  1. Anonymous
    April 6, 2016 at 7:15 pm Reply

    chastanet you went to sammy home coming to criticize and find loop holes to help you win your seat why does everything have to be about politics .with the island economy a bill board stating which community he grew up in is not required and i dont think he cares about the entire st Lucia population knows where sammy is from

  2. Anonymous
    April 6, 2016 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Castanets is right. Big up.

  3. opps!!!
    April 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm Reply

    Chastanet is correct. When taxi drivers and guest it would be nice to point out the place and birth of sammy. I support that a 100% . They wont do it Allen get the ball rolling.

  4. Dugard resident
    April 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm Reply

    Anonymous FYI Chastanet spent the whole day of the finals in Dugard watching the game along with the community. Furthermore he’s right about the roads. Anytime an SLP government is in power these roads are never fixed they always is not on their budget. It was my mantra to always call the talk shows to plead and beg about fixing the roads. Unfortunately I always get the same reply it not on the budget. One year we the people toom it on our own to fixed it. Arsen James was in opposition then he bought us two trucks or quarry waste to help us in fixing the road. We sent our story to the voice news paper. That weekend we made front page. It still didn’t break the heart of the government in power. I guess we the people if dugard are paying for voting the uwp. And SLP knows they have quite a number of supporters there too. Know your facts before bashing. Some of us are too quick to bash when our party is mentioned. FYI as for now I don’t support ant one colour I wear every colour. I know first thing you will think is start bashing me to. But who cares, I speak as a Dugard resident not a colour follower.
    Thank you

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