Opposition leader issues warning to PM

Opposition leader issues warning to PM

PRESS RELEASE:- Opposition Leader Hon Philip J Pierre is advising Prime Minister, Hon Allen Chastanet that his unilateral stoppage of construction works without adequate examination of the contracts involved may lead to an embarrassing situation and cost to the tax payer of Saint Lucia.

Hon Pierre explains that contracts for government works are not between the Prime Minister or Ministers but between the Government of Saint Lucia and the contractors.

Hon Pierre says, ‘These are legal documents signed and agreed to by both parties. The terms of these documents give details of the processes by which the works will be executed and include exit clauses for termination. The legal way to terminate a contract is through these exit clauses. Therefore, it is unacceptable for the Prime Minister or any Minister to terminate a contract on site without even knowing what’s in these exit clauses. Such actions may lead to penalties which the taxpayers of this county may be called upon to bear.”

Regarding the Soufriere Square Project which according to reports circulating in the news media, the Prime Minister is reported to have said that “the works are on hold.”

The Opposition leader cautions the Prime Minister to be careful since there may be contractual obligations that have to be observed.

The Prime Minister is reported to have said that “The Taiwanese had already advanced the Government of Saint Lucia monies two (2) years ago…I need to go find out where the money is…”

The Minister of Finance is further advised by the Leader of the Opposition to have a look in the Estimates of Expenditure for the year of 2016/ 2017 on page 468 where he will clearly see the Soufriere Square is part of the Soufriere Enhancement Project with a total cost of $ 12,205,972 from which it was proposed that $3,688,210 would be spent by the end of this financial year in March 2017.

On November 20th 2015, a cheque of $2, 0308,600 was handed over by Ambassador to Taiwan, His Excellency Ray Mou to the then Minister of Finance, Hon Kenny D Anthony and deposited into the consolidated fund. This means that money for the Soufriere Square is available for use in this financial year.

For the Minister of Finance to imply that he does not know where the money is, is to say the least mischievous and irresponsible and demonstrates that Hon Allen Chastanet Minister of Finance, is not knowledgeable of the content of the Estimates of Expenditure for which he has been given responsibility for by the people of Saint Lucia.

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21 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 30, 2016 at 11:19 am Reply

    ⛈⛈⛈?? Hurricane Allen strikes again!

    1. Anonymous
      August 4, 2016 at 10:25 am Reply

      Das right…di PIP tiway chew ‘ei la …. he had 20 years and did nothing …what he gonna do now

  2. Anonymous
    July 30, 2016 at 11:49 am Reply

    Allen cant do his job. Somebody please help him. i beg please help him….he has no idea of how to do it. he seems to be ignorant of so many basic things and hence he always MISSPOKE

    1. Anonymous
      August 4, 2016 at 10:19 am Reply

      Why do you not think it’s the other way around…the SLP has lied to y’all for so long that y’all no longer know what said and done in front of your own eyes…trust me he can do his job.. that’s exactly what he is doing…. his job is to bring the truth to light about your precious SLP which has robbed the country blind for the last 15 years – or should we say 20 years …cause even in opposition they robbed the country of opportunity to prosper …Let Allen do his job please…..

  3. Blindspot
    July 30, 2016 at 1:14 pm Reply

    $12 million on a square? That’s ridiculous! Seems the English language beating you’ll. Project is on hold how does that equate to it being terminated.

    1. Lynn
      July 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm Reply

      These SLP hacks are just quick to complain. Allan never said it terminated he said put it on hold and needs to review with contractor. Stop looking for faults in the man. You all are too heartless. My god. The more you all look for the down fall of this government the more they will rise. It’s a fact.

    2. Anonymous
      August 4, 2016 at 10:20 am Reply

      Thank you blind spot…SLP rob them of all vision…

  4. Anonymous
    July 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm Reply

    I will advice my pm to read the book of proverb so he could gain some wisdom

    1. For Lucia
      July 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm Reply

      Seems like u don’t want the country to find out where our money is going. Let the boss do his job.

  5. John Williams
    July 30, 2016 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Blindspot, there may be CONDITIONS in the contract about work fulfillment. Since neither of us has seen the contract, let’s keep an open mind. Also, $12M EC, may or may not be too much depending on the SCOPE. Personally, I find Chastenet to be a bit loose in the mouth. You have seen the examples. He may want to do good, but he needs to chew before he swallows.

  6. Anonymous
    July 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm Reply

    Philip Pierre take a hike eversince you were silent when you and your primister used to do wickedness, you use too keep your mouth shut so be silent now.

  7. Anonymous
    July 30, 2016 at 7:13 pm Reply

    If he can’t do his job do it for him you’ll cannot admit you ‘ll lost you deserve prayer, because you sick in your brain.

  8. Anonymous
    July 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm Reply

    When someone doesn’t like you they will give you a cow knees to chew. Pierre just don’t like Chastanet in fact none of them S. L. PS no matter what the man does. It’s not good for them. No body sent warnings to KDA for anything he did. But they in Chastanet’ s back side like a baby diaper .they all are Gooroos.

  9. bouton
    July 31, 2016 at 11:28 am Reply

    The 2.6 Billion u.s dollar project that”s on the way to vf is sure better than the nice programme kenny feed st lucians with. These red eyes keep crying.. They rather to be oppress and in bondage than getting a fair share of stake @ the table .. Am with you p.m…

  10. Anonymous
    July 31, 2016 at 6:44 pm Reply

    Dem SLP’S still suffering from hurricane Chastanet who had them demolished. They just can’t stomach the fact that they were beaten.

  11. dd
    July 31, 2016 at 10:11 pm Reply

    Truth be told the 2.6 Billion u.s. dollar project is Kenny’s doing not Chastanet. Just saying which is the truth. The facts are there. Let us listen to the news properly. I am happy though for the investment.

  12. dd
    July 31, 2016 at 10:16 pm Reply

    Well John the politicking continues. He is trying to make the SLP look bad casting aspirations. Intelligent people can decipher that.

  13. annonymous
    August 1, 2016 at 7:08 am Reply

    Why does this perennial failure Philip Pierre with his ‘block a hole’ management technique not just retire.
    In 20 years on the front line of St. Lucian politics he has nothing to show except a bunch of super rich SLP elitists and a Castries East wallowing in mediocrity. He inspires no one and is a commonplace lightweight with the SLP waiting for another arrogant clown like Kenny to come and replace him.
    Let St. Lucians get on with their lives and let us try to improve our quality of life that fell apart under Kenny and his Tonto.

    1. Boujon Guiyave
      August 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm Reply

      The stupity in you don’t realize that if the project took three years to negotiate it is a project started by the slp. The only thing that was left was just putting pen to paper. My advise to the uwp clowns is don’t mess it up.

  14. lawman
    August 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm Reply

    Tell this nigga to (pay his chew)

  15. lawman
    August 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Boujon Guave or whatever your name is Just shut (Expression removed) off. You are trying to tell yourself that Labor or Labu was all that good for St. Lucia,s progress.

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