Juffali’s diplomatic status under review

The diplomatic status of Saint Lucia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Doctor Walid Juffali, is under review.

The disclosure came from Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, in an interview with the Times.

“We just swore the cabinet in, so we will be looking into exactly what the conditions are with respect to his Ambassadorship,” the new head of government told the Times.

In February this year, Chastanet’s United Workers Party (UWP) which was in opposition, said one of the first things it would do in government was to revoke Juffali’s appointment.

This amid a controversy over the Saudi billionaire’s representation of this country.

A British High Court Judge had ruled that Juffali secured his diplomatic posting with Saint Lucia, solely  to  avoid a multi-million pound divorce suit brought by his super-model ex-wife.

.Chastanet said his administration also wants to determine the status of Juffali’s proposed diabetes research centre project here.

He revealed that the new United Workers Party (UWP) government intends to deal swiftly not only with the matter of the appointment of the Saudi national, but with several other diplomatic postings as well.

Chastanet told the Times that his government is now discovering that several persons have been appointed as ambassadors.

“What is more disconcerting is that the ambassadors have actually been given contracts which exceed the time limit of their term,” the Prime Minister said.

Chastanet asserted that everybody would know and recognize that ambassadors are appointed to serve at the pleasure of a Prime Minister.

He explained that to give people contracts without any “out clauses” presents a difficult situation.

The Prime Minister explained that his new government intends to rectify the problem as quickly as possible.

Chastanet indicated that it was normal convention for ambassadors to be given limited terms, unless they are professionals.

“I can understand that sometimes successive governments may want to keep someone there,  recognizing that they are professional,” he remarked.

However he observed that there are diplomats who are clearly appointed by an administration because of an awareness of the administration’s policies.

“This is the first time that this has happened in Saint Lucia and we are looking into the matter,“ Chastanet said.

He added:

“We haveour lawyers giving us advice in terms of how we ought to proceed with this situation.”

Chastanet’s United Workers Party (UWP), won the June 6, 2016 general elections by a margin of 11 to the then ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party’s six seats.


  1. woman
    June 19, 2016 at 10:02 am

    oh boy.

  2. St. Lucian
    June 19, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Yes the nastiness now coming out.
    But again at the end of the day is the poor st. Lucian tax payer who will have to foot the bill for that blatant nepotism and obvious calculated dishonesty.

    It is for all of that the people had absolutely no problem in showing Kenny and company the exit door.

  3. Sad-But-True
    June 19, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Dude, you don’t have to review crap! If you had any knowledge how diplomats are selected and even installed in the Receiving State (and in that case it is the UK,) then you would know that the UK would also take offence, because the British Government did their Back-ground check on Juffali and found him to be of good Stature to be a St. Lucian Representative in the UK, st//upid.

    1. Anonymous
      June 19, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Sad-But-True, the dodo knows nada about policies. look out for the faux pas. I am still trying to understand the ministerial and ministers mix-up.

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 19, 2016 at 11:54 am

        Obviously. Never send a child to do a man’s work.

    2. rupert
      June 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      ooh paka haute! vieux volaire.

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 19, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        You mean Guy Joseph 🙂

    3. love
      June 19, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Sad but true you are an angry labour dog who needs to find a life! I guess you are one of the hacks who have to come back to reality. No more will tax payers take care of you. No need to be bitter be like those you speak of and get an international job. Get off it. Mourn in private!!!

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 19, 2016 at 10:09 pm

        And you like to be on all 4s like a cur in heat!

      2. love
        June 19, 2016 at 10:11 pm

        Accept my sympathy.

  4. Sad-But-True
    June 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

    This Guy is crazily confused!!
    Who knows, his father could be the one calling the shots.

    1. Anonymous
      June 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Hs father and Sandals owner is definitely calling the shots. Confused is the right word to describe THEM. Watching from the inside, stay tuned.

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 19, 2016 at 11:58 am

        I stayed home and said, Allen along with his father and close hotelier buddies, now can meet at Cap-Estate and do as they please in their interest. And I felt really sad about it. Because majority of those who voted them into office have NO clue what they’ve done.

    2. Anonymous
      June 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      You know i think you have something there, we had Kenny and Tony now we have changerd to Allen and Michael Oh how we love our Schitzoes.


  5. deleted
    June 19, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Chastanet talking crap as always……. He need to advise which office or offices that have been affected….

  6. Anonymous
    June 19, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    The cabinet reshuffle is coming shortly……. Tell the people about that…. One to Three weeks time cabinet ET reshuffle…..

    1. Anonymous
      June 19, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Jack or Jenny ads nothing wrong in reshuffling your cabinet. Tell me or those you try to pray on their ignorance what is wrong in reshuffling the cabinet angry hack

  7. Anonymous
    June 19, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Tell the people you offered Ms. Flood Health Ministry and she wanted External Affairs…. Tell them that is why your second most senior Ministerial person is out in the cold….

    1. Anonymous
      June 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      so not surprised. i guess she was busy trying to be the next useless one that was always in flight mode wasting taxpayers money on nothing and nada accomplishments

  8. Anonymous
    June 19, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Tell the people why is it that your Ministerial payroll is $21,00.00 per more than the last administration….. Tell them

    1. Mags
      June 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      I think you leeches and mosquitos have a lot more to tell us about your nepotism, cronyism and corruption. The labour party has bled this country and their henchmen no longer have their snouts in the trough. Tough luck go and get employment and a living based on merit not on intimidation and oppression.

      1. Anonymous
        June 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        Man you should be ashamed of yourself….. Labour politicians are employable on the international market… King no job… Spider no job… Eziskel no job…. Etc…. Sarah bank took her father she could pay loan for…..

      2. Sad-But-True
        June 19, 2016 at 6:13 pm

        Whenever the UWP’s are out of Governance, make sure to find them somewhere in a make-shift office with two broken chairs, a used ancient computer and poor lighting, waiting for the next General Elections- in half a decade again. Hahahahaaaaaaaa

      3. Sad-But-True
        June 19, 2016 at 6:08 pm

        Relax Mags, you sure won’t benefit in this obscure “Cluster” of nepotism and salop-tay, going on in this Butch Stewart and Micheal Chastanet Administration. Lol. You have been ignored altogether. Lol

    2. Boujon Guiyave
      June 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      Yes Sir! And whats more he has not even appointed the full cabinet yet. Talking about a party of excess! Could it be that he had to sweeten everybody so as to keep them on side and quiet? You know the group he leads are forever restless in a very disruptive way? Ask King and he will tell you!

  9. Sad-But-True
    June 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Allen Chastanet (along with your whole family and those close to you,) my hatred to you will never cease.

    1. 666
      June 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      @Sad-But-True…If you’re not careful, hatred will soon consume you, because we reap what we sow.

    2. Ken
      June 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      You are a real immoral low life. I would tell you to find God but you are probably an atheist, warlock or a witch.

  10. Dan luis
    June 19, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    This jaffali guy has to go this is as clear as day i really dont care what he is trying to build, in fact the only reason he want to build anything here was to protect his self from his former wife law suit the guy has to go and any course St. Luica name has been brought down in the mud all because of him. Now all these other Ambarssadors expose them all Mr. Prime Minister then give them the boots. including Rambally in New York. Hippolyte in Miami and whats the name of this fat lady in DC, she herself has to go to O and yes this guy in Tiawan he has to go to. All of them.

    1. Anonymous
      June 19, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      All the names you called out in your OP are academical qualified…….. The international market will employ them……

      1. lala
        June 20, 2016 at 7:21 am

        If they are so qualified instead of draining our treasury how come they have never created a single job. they keep coming to the taxpayer for employment

    2. CauseILoveDeep
      June 20, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Do u know how beneficial this guy is Taiwan is? Do you care about our students studying abroad.
      Saint Lucia should keep its relationship with Taiwan and I am not talking about Tom Chou

    3. lala
      June 20, 2016 at 7:25 am

      They all must go from all those shazzing in Martinique to the ones bishoping in Taiwan, and don’t forget Jufalli’s daughter in Saudi Arabia.
      If STEP good for us give it to them when they return.

  11. non
    June 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Just get out the people the SLP placed to represent us. See what one red mongoose caused with Jufalli? we cant have this anymore. I have heard that there is even more that has happened with these guys. its family and friends that are in positions everywhere. what a sad day for st. lucia. i am so glad that the red menace is gone. if i could vote them out twice thrice and forevermore again i would. one is always circling this board like a vulture resenting the UWP. we dont want to hear from the deranged. we made our choice! 6/6/16= 6: salay!

  12. Megs
    June 19, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    The SLP ‘hangers-on’, I mean the leeches who cannot put food on their table if the state does not provide them and every single one of them with money in their pockets. Case in point Leo Clarke and his entire family depend exclusively on SLP being in power to live large at Tax payers expense. Tell all of them to get a life like all the rest of us who toil and provide for ourselves irrespective of who occupies the seat of government. Leeching, nepotism, affirmative action and politics of patronage in this country must stop. Kenny and his henchmen behaved like the country owed them a good lifestyle whilst everyone else had to just pick up the crumbs from the table. Let them squirm and suffer like we have been silently.

  13. Uncle Sejay
    June 19, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I have never witness such ignorance in saint Lucia till the (red) en rouge uneducated fulls can not take the lost and feeling down and low bout the lost wanna bring Allen down but E.D ORTS Allen going no where so Tooth… LoL

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 19, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Very soon, you shall be chewing at your gums to survive. Lol

      1. love
        June 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm

        If it didn’t happen under Kenny it will never happen again

  14. Observer
    June 19, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    One thing for sure, Dr. Juffalli’s money started Dr. Earnest Hilaire’s political career and that’s where it will end.

    Dr. Hilaire should never ever again be elected to our parliament. He was very, very, very lucky that he got away this time around. We are waiting for him next five years.

    He thought he could have bought his way to power in our country with Juffalli’s money; but we ate, drank and almost voted him out, out, out!

    Who was Dr. Robert Lewis to have told Hilaire that he had Castries South lock-down. Dr. Hilaire believed a non productive man like Dr. Lewis.

    Birds of a feather…!

    Thank God, we almost got rid of all of them big time.

    1. Anonymous
      June 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Dr. Hilaire doesn’t need St. Lucia…… Dr. Jimmy doesn’t need St. Lucia… Dr. Anthony doesn’t need St. Lucia… Emma doesn’t need St. Lucia…. Alvina doesn’t need St. Lucia…

      All the above names has worked for World Bank, FAO, UNDP, Wall Street and more…. Their employment record is clean…. Ask Guy Joseph about his record, ask Allen about his record???????

      1. love
        June 19, 2016 at 10:09 pm

        If they do not need St.Lucia why did they cry when we showed them we didn’t want them?

  15. Anonymous
    June 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Great plans PM you have. We need clean linen in this country. Stay focused and take care of our country and it’s people.
    I love my PM

  16. Anonymous
    June 20, 2016 at 5:52 am

    That liar PM can he please lower the gas prices as he promised at his victory rally in Micoud.
    Lie and more lies…..

    1. Ti Mike
      June 20, 2016 at 8:31 am

      You are pathetic.Thank the lord for our freedom from the arrogance and vitriol of labor. Their followers are narcissistic sociopaths. St.Lucia belongs to St.Lucians not that cabal of hatred.

      1. Anonymous
        June 20, 2016 at 8:54 am

        Pathetic!!!!!! One only has his/her name and public pronouncements to protect so as to gain the respect from his/her friends and business partners…….
        Tell your PM to learn to tell the truth to the people…… He said price of gas will be down….. Today it is up…..

    2. Sad-But-True
      June 20, 2016 at 9:23 am

      The Devil cannot speak the Truth!

  17. alan buggery
    June 20, 2016 at 6:06 am

    the only recourse uwp have is to pay off their contract once fired. no other way.

  18. Sad-But-True
    June 20, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Chastanet did say the price of fuel would “go down” under his administration. So why has it gone up today?
    The Devil is a Liar. Truth cannot live in the Devil! The Great Deceiver!

    1. Anonymous
      June 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      You must be the devil because you know him so well. Are you speaking of yourself? Can truth really live in you? You are soo angry inside it’s makes me sick , would have ask you to repent but sorry there’s no repentance for the Devil, so your final destination awaits , and yes the Devil knows the word to.

  19. Bebe
    June 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    SLP so bitter, full of rage. All of u go burn by the end of the 5 years.

  20. Anonymous
    June 22, 2016 at 10:51 am

    When you talk about lie sad but true get real Kenny and tony was the most lying pm qr have ever hard you remember telling the criminals to give lucians a chance for Christmas when Sarah told him so in the house he he said it wasn’t true had the speaker to ask Sarah to apologize the grinberg issue,juffali issue impacs the list goes on