Chastanet “upset” despite election win

Chastanet “upset” despite election win

Prime Minister-elect, Allen Chastanet, has declared that he is still “upset” despite his election win.

Chastanet was responding to a question posed by television Journalist, Timothy Poleon, last night.

The Prime Minister designate had popularized the kweyol phrase “mwen fache” (I am angry), during the general election campaign.

Asked whether he still felt that way after his United Workers Party (UWP) won eleven of the seventeen seats at stake in the poll according to preliminary results, Chastanet replied in the affirmative.

He said:

“I am still very ‘fache’, because there are too many people in our country who are suffering.”

Chastanet cited high unemployment and the fact that people are struggling to put food on the table as being among the reasons why one has to remain upset and take the matters very seriously.

Asked about fulfilling the many promises made to the electorate, he asserted that the UWP is very motivated by what people in this country are going through.

“The opportunity to go into people’s homes to see how they are living, what they are being confronted with, that motivates me and that motivates all of us and we intend to stay very much grounded as a government and we are going to be able to move very quickly;so health care, education and housing are going to be priority for us in terms of bringing some relief to the people of Saint Lucia,” Chastanet declared.

He expressed gratitude to the public for their “incredible” support and enthusiasm.

“We are going to be working together,” the UWP leader said.

He also disclosed that former Prime Minister, Stephenson King, whom he had deposed as UWP leader, will be playing a significant role in the new administration.

Relations between the two men had become strained after King lost the UWP leadership race in 2013.

However Chastanet, while admitting that he and his predecessor as UWP leader had had some differences, explained that they were able to sit down and work them out.

He said he and King have a good relationship.

“We are now committed to the same cause and we are looking forward to moving forward very quickly,” he said.

Chastanet said he was disappointed that there were no international observers for the Saint Lucia general elections, a situation which he revealed that his administration would rectify in the future.

He expressed the view that from all indications, the poll was peaceful and free.

But Chastanet felt that no government should have the option of not inviting election observers.

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44 Comments

  1. Sad-But-True
    June 7, 2016 at 8:19 am Reply

    You have sold the People a Lie. And we are watching to see what and you are going to deal with all those problems.

    You sold them a lie on VAT. Now the ball is in your court.

    Now “Impacs” is your Problem.

    So I (personally) who is living comfortably will order my case of wine to laugh at you and those Blacks who voted you into office.

    1. The Commentator
      June 7, 2016 at 8:31 am Reply

      Before the Elections you were afraid of a Flambeau victory and SLPs were at the YO PE stage. Now that there is a Flambeau victory they (Labour) have moved to the YO FACHE stage.
      From your comments I have no doubt that you have transitioned from YO PE to YO FACHE (or a combination of both).

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 8, 2016 at 3:04 pm Reply

        What have the UWP built in this modern time?
        Dude, you were pulled by the neck into total submission by flashing dreams in the twilight zone dazzled with lack of melanin emptiness.

    2. RedRum
      June 7, 2016 at 9:11 am Reply

      I have been waiting to see you comment and light a fire under you. You said they were inferior. You campaigned nastily on all the blogs and news sites under this name. You stated that the labor would make the UWP AND THEIR SUPPORTERS your SERVANTS.

      This is the arrogance that has destroyed the fabric of the saint lucia labor party. The self exalted will be humbled! You continuously supported the ideology that SLP sees their country men as servants to sustain their riches with every comment you made.

      You are part of the reason your party lost. I love it.

      Zot ped!

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm Reply

        What do you really expect the UWP will do?
        What investment did they bring in during the King Administration?

        What has the UWP built in this time?
        Who has modernized this island?

        We don’t take the UWP seriously and will never.

        And NO White Boy, will be recognize as my PM.

        If some of you, descendant of slaves want to bow to him and his white woman, fine.
        But NOT ME.

        1. H
          June 7, 2016 at 1:47 pm Reply

          Damn racist. Chastenet wife is St.Lucian with generations of naval string buried here but Kenny’s wife is a Trinidadian who could never call St.Lucia home. Any St.Lucian of mixed, African, Indian, Carib, European or Syrian descent that is willing to serve this country of their birth should be welcomed. This country has seen all races side by side in harmony why now you all fools trying to cause division.I am proud that our parliament has representation of all ethnic groups. Since Kenny has Indian and white St.Lucian born relatives should he disown them.

          1. Sad-But-True
            June 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

            “H,” if you want to tap-dancing like a shoe-shinning monkey for them, by all means.
            However, some of us know better.

    3. Change is coming
      June 7, 2016 at 9:13 am Reply

      HI DELUDED HACK. It is me again the common man. Here to remind you not to choke on your red wine…. U see me dear HACK ur PARTY WAS FULL OF FRAUDS and we saw right through the veil yall tried to pull over our eyes. YOU can fool the ppl sometime but cant fool all the people all the time. THE GOVERNMENT WORKS FOR US NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. I hope you saved some coins in ur sad but tru piggy bank cuz it is about to starve and u will go from drinking bottle wine to BOX WINE!!! UH chou zot!!

      I told you I would be here to LAUGH IN UR FACE WHEN WE MAKE YALL EAT SHIT SO HERE WE GO….

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA UH COU LAYBAH!!!

      Let us see what this new PM HAS TO OFFER, HE proposed 5 realistic goals and not 15 far fetched LIES like KENNY… He has five years to show and prove and not stuff his pocket. If you are not BLACK like the rest of us and come from a race other than the one that is in the majority in this island u prob dont belong here anyways. SO GO BACK WHERE U COME FROM N LEAVE LUCIA ALONE!

    4. The minority
      June 10, 2016 at 11:29 am Reply

      No need to be racist….. Instead of using THOSE BLACKS u could simply the people of St Lucia cause im sure the population of St Lucia is not 100%

    5. Ano
      June 10, 2016 at 11:30 am Reply

      No need to be racist….. Instead of using THOSE BLACKS u could simply the people of St Lucia cause im sure the population of St Lucia is not 100%

    6. Anonymous
      June 28, 2016 at 6:02 pm Reply

      I BET I KNOW WHO THIS MENACE IS. WHY DON’T YOU GET A LIFE

  2. Anonymous
    June 7, 2016 at 8:28 am Reply

    BLACKS WOW

  3. Observer
    June 7, 2016 at 8:47 am Reply

    You damn racist, why don’t you take Kenny/Tony and his “secrete wepon” and stuff all of you up where the sun does not shine.

    Get the hell out of here, you all sour loosers.

  4. Anonymous
    June 7, 2016 at 9:54 am Reply

    Man keep on living a dream just like your stupid followers..

  5. viewer
    June 7, 2016 at 12:09 pm Reply

    Why all the hostility,what’s done is done;we have a new pm(like it or not)that’s what it is. And that’s why Lucia does not move forward, cause the same thing happens in the house of Parliament. Let’s give the new pm a chance to see what he can attain,despite of our political affiliation.

  6. Conscie
    June 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm Reply

    You are not my prime minster. I did not vote for you

    1. Anonymous
      June 28, 2016 at 6:09 pm Reply

      You mean in 2016 we still have such level of ignoraqnce in our Lucia? Woyyy, you ped, yo fache

  7. Conscie
    June 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm Reply

    You will never take St. Lucia forward. You only care about yourself and your family.
    As for guy Joseph and spider they are both rats.
    Sarah will not work with you
    Ezekiel is a rapist

    1. Change is coming
      June 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm Reply

      n he cares about himself and his family thats why his fathers former business employed close to 1000 st lucians….. RIGHT!!

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm Reply

        Dude, stop talking like a typical house slave on a plantation.

        His father was not doing St. Lucians a favour or charitable work.

        His father was in business for PROFIT. And he profited greatly at the hands of the slaves, who couldn’t even pay bus fare, with sky-rocketed food prices.

        Did you come out and protest against him, when you could barely afford food items off his shelf, but was quietly barfing your complaints at home? No!

        The mind of the shoe-shinning slave.
        smh

        1. Anonymous
          June 8, 2016 at 10:11 am Reply

          Well said

        2. Anonymous
          June 8, 2016 at 10:12 am Reply

          All the hypocrites saying let us come together forgot that the past 4 and a half year UWP did nothing for the good on the Nation except Criticize.

          1. Sad-But-True
            June 8, 2016 at 3:09 pm

            I will never “come together” with the UWP, with a white boy heading the Party.
            And i am a strong SLP supporter for life.

            We are the ones with an advanced mindset to build this country.

            And I will take note of their non-existent capital projects during their tenure.

  8. SLP Supporter
    June 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm Reply

    Chastanet, i will never recognize you as my prime minister.
    Never!!!!

    1. Anonymous
      June 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm Reply

      Ok, well go ahead. When it’s all said and done, tell me what you have achieved.

  9. Nani
    June 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm Reply

    My goodness, what’s wrong with St Lucians. U need to put your differences aside and work for the betterment of yourselves and your generation. No wonder there is so much crime on the island. You’ll minds r nasty and your children r watching u behave like idiots

  10. Sad-But-True
    June 7, 2016 at 1:43 pm Reply

    And i am making it clear.
    No UWP supporter will be given rides in my vehicles.

    No UWP supporter will be given hand-outs from me.
    DO NOT COME TO ME ASKING ME FOR BUS-FARE ETC.
    GO TO YOU WHITE PRIME MINISTER.

    And i will NO LONGER SUPPORT ANY CHARITY ON ISLAND WHO HAS ENDORSED ALLEN CHASTANET.

    1. Lovely Joseph
      June 9, 2016 at 4:26 pm Reply

      U Idiot! Degrading human being u are smh

    2. Pamela
      June 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm Reply

      Think of our country. Did Anthony serve the whole country or only his supporters. Did the ministers exercise their democratic right to free speech

  11. Lol.
    June 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm Reply

    Keep joking about your “white” PM whilst your “black” PM makes an exit with a bag of cash

    1. Anonymous
      June 10, 2016 at 10:20 am Reply

      Kenny Anthony and Allen Chastanet are Mulattoes( one black parent and one white parent) you idiot.

  12. lucian
    June 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm Reply

    I think everyone will see for themselves if life spear things good all of us will feel it ; it bad all of us will still feel it so I don’t see why yall want to act this way.
    I voted for labour and am damn proud. All of us are lucians together so if things good we all will see.

  13. Interpreter
    June 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm Reply

    smh @ you fools calling the man ‘white’. Does that still exist?! it seems yal were the ones seeing the so called better days and yal upset now cause it is no more?! GROW UP FOOLS!!! Ah no hand out, no rides, blah blah blah. Try to be a help to someone when you can fool. You are not even sure how long you are gonna have this vehicle stupid. The Lord is hearing you and so is the devil. Wake up to the know. Mr. Chastenet is OUR prime minister whether you like it or not so DEAL WITH IT!!!

  14. alex
    June 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm Reply

    Oh he is not your prime minister well go and disrespecting him and see if you dont end up in jail. stop being a baby grow up fool

  15. Wondering
    June 7, 2016 at 8:04 pm Reply

    I hope he is also angry that we Lucians have to beg borrow and steal to get medical treatment on the other islands and we do nothing here.

  16. whats going on
    June 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm Reply

    wow!! there is still so much hate in so many of us. Unbelievable. I say instead of spewing hate, try praying for our Government, our people and ourselves. 1 Timothy 2:1-3
    I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;(KJV)

  17. For country not party
    June 8, 2016 at 1:22 am Reply

    To Sad But True, you have the nerve to say he is not your pm cause you did not vote for him well deny your citizenship, kenny did us so many mischievous things yet you cling to him, show me how brave you are put yor name in here so i can kick you on the street after your vehicular accident after some young woman declined to take your ride, you are the arrogance that st lucia voted against, have we the voters asked for your ride or to work for us the way you promised with all the cost over runs

  18. Fok Lay bar
    June 8, 2016 at 1:24 am Reply

    To Sad But True, you have the nerve to say he is not your pm cause you did not vote for him well deny your citizenship, kenny did us so many mischievous things yet you cling to him, show me how brave you are put yor name in here so i can kick you on the street after your vehicular accident after some young woman declined to take your ride, you are the arrogance that st lucia voted against, have we the voters asked for your ride or to work for us the way you promised with all the cost over runs

  19. Cacalack
    June 8, 2016 at 8:46 am Reply

    TE ×××××××××××××× AH CHOU LAYBAR!!!! ALLEN IS THE MAN AND WE LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!!!!.

  20. Cacalack
    June 8, 2016 at 8:50 am Reply

    There is NO COMING BACK FOR EN ROUGE SO DEAL WITH IT. TE ××××××××××× AH CHOU LAYBAR!!!!!!

    1. :)
      June 8, 2016 at 2:15 pm Reply

      You will want to die when we win in 4 years time 🙂

  21. Anonymous
    June 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm Reply

    We should not let politics and the colour of our skin divide us, we are too small a nation for this. i did not vote UWP but still wishes the new government well.

  22. Derek
    June 8, 2016 at 2:50 pm Reply

    Chastanet is not my PM.

    1. Anonymous
      June 10, 2016 at 10:18 am Reply

      Kenny Anthony and Allen Chastanet are Mulattoes( one black parent and one white parent) you idiot.

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