UWP: Cabinet not configured yet

UWP: Cabinet not configured yet

The ruling United Workers Party (UWP), has said that the new cabinet of ministers has not yet been configured.

The statement comes amid the circulation of a list purporting to be the newly configured cabinet, with portfolios assigned to nine elected members and four non-elected officials.

A copy of the list obtained by the Times however omits some key portfolios, including Education and National Security.

UWP Treasurer, Nancy Charles, said although party candidates and executive members met last night for the first time, the configuration of the cabinet of ministers was not discussed.

Charles told Radio Caribbean International (RCI) during its midday newscast, that the meeting last night discussed the new Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet’s plans for the country and how the candidates and others could help move the plans forward.

Charles disclosed that the cabinet should be sworn in next week in the South of the Island, possibly at the Phillip Marcellin grounds in Vieux Fort.

“We want to bring this ceremony down to the people because the campaign was about the people,” the UWP official asserted.

Acknowledging that such a ceremony would be “away from the norm”, Charles said the intention was to show the South of the Island that new Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet meant what he said when he indicated that he would be giving a lot of attention to the development of the South of the Island,

“That’s one way to start off,” she said.

She stressed that the UWP has not yet configured a cabinet.

The party will be holding a victory rally on Sunday in Micoud North.

Charles said everyone is invited.

She asserted that the people are excited and looking forward to the implementation of the UWP’s campaign promises.

The United Workers Party won the June 6, 2016 elections by a margin of 11 to 6.



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  1. John Doe
    June 9, 2016 at 5:14 pm Reply

    This is not the way to start by going down to Vieux-Fort to taunt the former Prime Minister. This is not a good idea. You don’t need to do that.

    1. Anonymous
      June 9, 2016 at 5:28 pm Reply


    2. Blindspot
      June 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm Reply

      My sentiments exact. The South was painted red. Furthermore there is no uwp. They have formed the government and we need to put politics aside and get down to business.

    3. Ken
      June 9, 2016 at 9:40 pm Reply

      Why you all so negative ? The south has been neglected for so long. It has so much potential. Positive signal from the new government.

    4. Heidi
      June 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm Reply

      kenny lives in Vieux Fort? Mondesir works and lives there. Good idea Prime minister.

    5. Lucian
      June 10, 2016 at 9:55 am Reply

      DOES KENNY OWN VFORT. SO now THE new administration should not go there because it is KENNY constituency. Thats the nonsense you all need to stop. VFORT is part of St.Lucia.

  2. Anonymous
    June 9, 2016 at 5:46 pm Reply

    I find this is alot of dragging and wasting time…wasting of the people of St Lucia’s time..

    You’ll met for the first time last night and the cabinet was not discussed?!!!

    Ummm..What is more important right now than discussing who will be heading and getting to work putting the money in people’s pocket like said?!

    Chi Ching…remember you said that Mr PM?!

    1. MOSES
      June 9, 2016 at 9:45 pm Reply

      Wasting time and money I think you referring to the last four and a half years not the last two days.

  3. Voleur
    June 9, 2016 at 6:13 pm Reply

    Our flag is now worth $1.00

    I will pray for the UWP’s demise every-day. And it shall be granted.

  4. Margaret
    June 9, 2016 at 9:47 pm Reply

    Takes one to know one.

  5. SMH
    June 9, 2016 at 10:02 pm Reply

    Why the delay? Chastanet said he will grant a holiday because he needed to rescue the country immediately. So what is the delay in appointing the ministers. Is it because of the infighting already. Nonsense!!

    1. Mike
      June 9, 2016 at 10:08 pm Reply

      Choops. Usual condescending rubbish. Hush with the arrogant rhetoric. The people have spoken but then again y’all just don’t listen.

    2. Wee Barbard
      June 10, 2016 at 3:01 am Reply

      Lol! I don’t understand either. Now the reality is finally here.
      Be careful what you pray for, you just might get it.

  6. Jade
    June 9, 2016 at 10:18 pm Reply

    Take your time PM.Choose wisely. We don’t want anymore Alvie’s in Wonderland or Corbias in the forensic lab.

  7. Gene Smith
    June 10, 2016 at 12:46 am Reply

    Allen Chastanet wants to have the right people in the right ministries. Not square pegs in round holes as the last administration

    1. Wee Barbard
      June 10, 2016 at 2:58 am Reply

      Zot Kai Tan!

  8. Wee Barbard
    June 10, 2016 at 2:56 am Reply

    Zot-Kai -Tan.
    They are strategically thinking as to how they are going to tief from the Treasury.

    So no more VAT, money in PocKKKet, and Visa Free travel to the US.

    Chastanet, I will never recognize you as the Legitimate Prime Minister of Saint Lucia.
    And Mia Motley from Barbados has bigger problems to think about like the Fact that 99% of Barbadians do not own, cannot afford or can buy a piece of their own rock. And that all the Prime Areas are being bought by white foreigners and other races.

    You shoukd be ashamed of yourself@

  9. patient
    June 10, 2016 at 5:44 am Reply

    People take you’ll time things will happen …stop wishwishing bad on the country the tongue is a dangerous weapon be careful What you wish for .

  10. now mew pe
    June 10, 2016 at 7:31 am Reply

    Elections over get down to business you all talking about victory rally really, I no people celebrate on election night and then they move on, I for one have accepted defeat but what I am not ready to do is accept Allen as the Prime Minister of our fair Helen.

      June 10, 2016 at 9:13 am Reply


    June 10, 2016 at 7:33 am Reply

    It is a positive. Way ..to put some thoughts in the people in the south.it will put alarvie in the hands of the people. pm you right. now.is the time look at this as positive day.

  12. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 7:54 am Reply

    It is OK to have a victory party but your Ministers should have been in place first..

    This is why the election cycle has started all over again…… Wrong moves light up the people……

    The average time in the Caribbean to announce a cabinet has been 3 to 4 days after an election…….

  13. Saggy
    June 10, 2016 at 8:21 am Reply

    Everything takes time ppl. The former prime minister didn’t even wish the current prime minister good luck. I’m not hearing anything about that. It’s not one week yet. Patience. Let them settle down first.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 10, 2016 at 8:27 am Reply

      And I support Kenny.
      Why should he?
      What’s his gain?

      Why should Dr. Kenny ever wish him well. I can understand if it were King. But it’s beneath us to even look at Chastanet. It’s DISGRACEFUL.

      Right now Allen’s pressence has reduced our flag to $1.00.

  14. Sad-But-True
    June 10, 2016 at 8:24 am Reply

    Victory rally? Rotflmbao.
    Are they celebrating their Super Bowl?
    But this same Albinos Rhesus Macaque dude said, no Holiday, and that it’s down to business ,is now in a Party Mood?

    Ha…Tings Just Start 🙂

  15. D 123
    June 10, 2016 at 9:11 am Reply

    My Goodness i can’t fathom how IGNORANY some lucians are, if was SaLoP that won you guys would be all over a rally and celebrating!! I accept and recognise Hon.Allen Chastenant as my Prine Minister this is OUR country and no matter who runs it we have to work with them.. Zot Fachè cuz the lil SLP money they were buying ya’ll with won’t be coming in again. How long ya’ll complaining nothing eh happening in the south, he showing that he meant what he said by giving the south more attention. Smh, all of you SLP supporters who are unemployed let’s see if you will not accept work because Mr.Chastenat is Prime Minister.. how many of yal working at their hotel ir working for his dad. Chupidness alone!

  16. Cacalack
    June 10, 2016 at 11:00 am Reply


  17. sartin
    June 10, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Prime minster take your time to make the right choices, that’s why we put you there to get things right. some cases will be lengthy, we trust you. You are truly god sent. The south is the right place to start. I will be there

  18. 666
    June 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm Reply

    The South has been neglected for the past 40 yrs, Vieux-Fort wouldn’t even be on the map if it wasn’t for the international airport. I like what Allen has started to do…George Odlum definitely taught him well.

  19. Anonymous
    June 11, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Remember our new pm does not like mediocrity. Perhaps he is having difficulty placing his brood of MPs. He may have to do the job of running the country all by himself!

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