PM:Better transport links with Martinique

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet wants to improve transport links between this country and Martinique.

Chastanet told reporters shortly after being sworn in as Saint Lucia’s new Prime Minister, that he is not happy with the standard of the ferry service, in terms of the terminal here.

“It is going to be one of the first things that we are going to be addressing,” he disclosed.

The new Prime Minister revealed that he also intends to address the issue of air transportation between Saint Lucia and Martinique.

“The cost of flying between Martinique and Saint Lucia is prohibitive.” Chastanet observed, adding that there is currently only one flight daily.

He said he will be moving quickly to deal with the situation.



  1. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I thought health was his priority?

  2. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 10:41 am

    why the obsession with Martnique?

    1. Anonymous
      June 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Liarnel was born in Martinique, he can provide accommodation for those willing to travel to Martinique. Go pwen toute will buy 2 huge ships to transpot you all to Martinique.

      1. Anonymous
        June 10, 2016 at 9:16 am

        Well the internet has it as being born in Saint Lucia

    2. Ananymous
      June 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Maybe Martinique gave him the source to his so called victory

  3. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I’m here thinking the same thing…smh

  4. a
    June 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Martinique recently became a member of the OECS. So…..why not?

    1. ingrid
      June 11, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Exactly. You can never please St Lucian’s. They complain about everything even if there is nothing to complain about. Bunch of idiots. By the words of their mouth you shall know them.

  5. Toya
    June 9, 2016 at 10:59 am

    First I would like to take the time on congratulations to you and the rest of your party. I am happy that you are doing this. I would also like to hear a little of the processing of asking the Canadian government to remove the visa for St.Lucian’s. What is the update …

  6. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Please think of health we need that the most

  7. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 11:06 am

    i do hope he can lighten on the restriction st Lucian’s have to face to get to Martinique. i can deal with the insurance but the proof of accommodation needs to go.

  8. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Martinique is a major player in St. Lucia tourism. The French are here spending major dollars at every event. In the last two years the amount of foreign exchange the Mercury Beach event has earned for the island is more than a drop in the bucket, so it is more that warranted that he is paying attention to it. That and he was born in Martinique.

    June 9, 2016 at 11:26 am

    What is wrong with some people? When your house is hungry you put food on the table.that they will not be angry. So Martinique transportation will created jobs not only for Alan chasenet .it will create better facility on seaport castries and for groislet and vigie taxi and busses vegetables and fruits more demand more fish to consume.more art and craft.sales and more water and rum sale more work so pm don’t loose focused. To start and eauducation coming hand inn hands to developing for better living. It will enhance courage young entrepreneur male and business.common give the pm a chance to do and now he needs support.from all saint Lucian put politics be hind..

    1. The Crow
      June 9, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Create jobs . . . maybe eventually. But until all the consultations and red tape, guess what? It will be time for another election. So, where is the created jobs in the meantime?

    2. Anonymous
      June 9, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Timothy News spin Poleon I hope u attend the rally. I am American by birth, have visited St. Lucia many times. I love that country thanks to my husband, that I listen to what is happening in his homeland. I heard you spinning telling a caller your PM did not say St. Lucians will not need VISAS to travel to America. Stop Spinning and stop lying. you and Rick Wayne have been spinning and lying about that issue just as you all PM. LIARNEL. And the lies and spinning continues.

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 9, 2016 at 6:22 pm

        They sold the People a lie.
        But we will take care of all our supporters. We have all the means.

        PS. I have absolutely NO respect for Rick Wayne. And he is on borrowed days.

    3. Anonymous
      June 10, 2016 at 9:18 am

      reduce the vat immediately for people to have more money in their pocket

  10. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Anyone sat and considered that quite a few of us St. Lucians go to Martinique for medical treatment as well as Barbados. With improved transportation the likelihood of their doctors coming over and ours going are improved..

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Really? Then why didn’t he even made mention of it? It’s because this ferry service has nothing to do with medical treatment. But another business venture his Father (Micheal Chastanet) will be PROFITTING FROM.
      Because they know DR. Kenny D Anthony would never allow his father to do this.

      When this new ferry service comes to reality, the documents will prove to all who are the share-holders and owners.


  11. Sad-But-True
    June 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    And your Father (Micheal Chastanet) will be providing this Transportation. Salop-La!
    It has already began!
    We knew this was what would happen.

    There is more to come.

    Soon the People will see the Real You. SOB!

  12. Sad-But-True
    June 9, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    The only people who will be benefiting from this new administration is Micheal Chastanet (Ferry Service to Martinique,) Butch Stewart (acquisition of properties with no tax clearance,) Jamaicans and Guyanese.
    And there are more to come.

    But I am soooooooooooooooo happy to see he has already began to show his Dragon’s teeth.
    You FOOLISH LOWLY UWP SUPPORTERS really believe he would remove VAT?
    When VAT is what is sustaining this country?
    Really idiots, what did you expect?
    You were FOOLED BY CHASTANET with his thugging administration.

    Stay-tuned to hear more. SMH

  13. Sad-But-True
    June 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    With tax clearance.

  14. Paul Austin
    June 9, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    The first priority should be to revoke the diplomatic status of this Ambarrsador, Yes the Saudi his name cannot come to mind now.

  15. a
    June 9, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Awwww Sad-but-true is sore looser!!!!

  16. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    these kind comments that my fellow Saint Lucian are making on the stluciatimes is a disgrace to read …this shows how ignorant some of my people can be. it also portraits the characters of some people. you can also see the division between S. L. P. and U. W. P. read the comments well and you will see exactly what I’m talking about. the kind of words. oh my gosh it stinks. show me your leave and I’ll tell you what fruits you bare. to have people like these in your mids makes you sick.. no manners .etiquette. self esteem. shame. dkgnit

  17. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    to continue my comments. the word is dignity.
    these morons don’t care about anything. all they know is gi me gi me gi me. they are like parasites. leatch. refuse to get up and look for their own. depending on hand outs. boss boss. and when they can’t get. they will say anything to degrade their fellow people.

    thank you for reading this.

  18. lala
    June 10, 2016 at 6:03 am

    smh ……. a claimed lucian calling other lucians dogs lowly etc….. St. Lucia Times please don’t encourage persons to use this forum to spew hatred.

  19. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Reduce the VAT, that’s what you promised

  20. Please Lord!!
    June 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Get rid of the VAT now. We voted you into office for it.