Chastanet: UWP not invited to Sammy welcome

Chastanet: UWP not invited to Sammy welcome

The leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Allen Chastanet, has said that his party was not officially invited to the Darren Sammywelcome earlier this week.

Chastanet said his understanding was that opposition leader – Doctor Gale Rigobert, was invited to the airport.

“They originally said that she would be able to say some welcoming words, but at the last minute they changed that. We were not officially invited as a party,” the UWP leader asserted about the Sammy welcome.

Chastanet said:

“So here you have Arsene James who is the MP for Micoud South where Darren Sammy comes from and absolutely no invitation was extended to him in any way.”

According to him, Saint Lucia is currently in the “silly season” of preparing for general elections.

Chastanet explained that as a result, governments would play such games.

He observed that such situations are not new to Saint Lucia or to local politics.

“We need to move on, but we were hoping that a situation like this in the development of such great national pride that generated regional pride that we would have divorced politics from the whole situation, but that is impossible I guess in an election year,” the UWP leader said.

Darren Sammy and his team mate, Johnson Charles were treated to a rapturous welcome earlier this week when they returned home after the West Indies Cricket team under Sammy’s captaincy, won the ICC Twenty 20 cricket world cup.

Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony at a ceremony at the VIP longue at Hewanorra International airport, announced that the Beausejour Cricket stadium will be named after the West Indies Captain.

In the case of Johnson Charles, Anthony said a stand at the stadium would be named after the West Indian cricketer.

The Prime Minister also disclosed that Charles will be given a plot of land.

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13 Comments

  1. upset
    April 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm Reply

    Arsene James has never been seen by the D/seaux field, he has no interest in sports and did not deserve an invitation

  2. opps!!!
    April 7, 2016 at 11:43 pm Reply

    Stop talking crap upset. That if you are ever there. He has bèen there all the time.

  3. Observer
    April 8, 2016 at 12:22 am Reply

    Upset whether he has been there or not it is the correct thing he be invited. he may choose not to come.

    You are perpetuating the same nonsense politics we can do without.

    Shame on you UPSET and do not let petty politics make you be so foolish

    1. Upset
      April 9, 2016 at 8:14 am Reply

      It was not a formal gathering …. who ever got an invitation I wonder. … tell chastnet and arsene kma….y’all all for the white boy … check it out

  4. dents
    April 8, 2016 at 7:03 am Reply

    When our people do well and represent the country with distinction, it’s not for one party or another, it is for all St. Lucian; and as such all of us should be part of the celebration. Let’s think nationalism before partisan.

  5. Anonymous
    April 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm Reply

    The leader of the oppostion was present. What UWP have to do there. Was the Chairman of SLP there in his SLP portfolio. Was LPM and the other parties present. Chastenet grasping at straws for attention. I was pleased Dr. Rigobert was there, unfortunately she did not speak for whatever reason. Chastenet and his team need to choose their battles wisely. Right now it’s just petty. chewps tun.

  6. tsk tsk
    April 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm Reply

    I was under the impression all Saint Lucians were invited! Why do some need special invites. sometimes you need to think of yourself as just a Lucian, you know, one of us.

  7. Southern Bolom
    April 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Choops. All St Lucians were invited.

  8. Harold Edwardsa
    April 8, 2016 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Get over it Chas,

  9. Post off
    April 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm Reply

    Shut up u chasnet like to bring politics to everything u need to stop that. Sammy welcome was for st Lucian’s not for party please just shut up for once. No one cares.

  10. foo
    April 8, 2016 at 4:40 pm Reply

    What are we st lucians even voting for these jokers?whether it be slp or uwp?st Lucia is the same place it was twenty years ago.our country is still poor with nothing really important to trade on global market than to do slavery for white man! We by goods more expensive than most countries because we have to pay for s&h and all kinda taxes.we have to work harder than the English and American just for to uabe the same they have.so why are we even voting?why are we bringing division among ourselves for those same people who don’t care about anything bit them selves

  11. Boujon Guiyave
    April 9, 2016 at 5:21 am Reply

    Golden Balls is so daft dumb full of himself and has this trumpt up innate knack to over dramatize things that it is sickening. In the first place that arena was open to all st Luciana to attend and he have seized the chance to express his patriotism. He refused to do that simple thing yet his poodles Mary and Guy consistantly show their horns in the house of parliament.

  12. Anonymous
    April 9, 2016 at 11:23 pm Reply

    FOO , your comment is so true god blessing big up wise person

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