PM’s absence being felt in his constituency?

Some persons in the Micoud South constituency are complaining about the absence of their elected MP, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet,  in the community.

That’s the word from Chastanet’s opponent in the last general elections, Guibion Ferdinand.

“At the moment there are a few persons raising this issue, particularly in the Desruisseaux area, ” Ferdinand  said during an interview with the  Times.

The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Senator disclosed that Chastanet’s availability on Wednesdays, when MPs are expected to visit their constituencies, has become a talking point.

He asserted that there are concerns about the constituency office being open and accessible.

“There are some growing concerns at the moment, but I don’t think it is something that that has become overwhelmingly serious because it is still early days,” he explained.

Ferdinand said it is known that the Prime Minister has been travelling extensively.

However he said that the matter of Chastanet’s absence in the constituency has been raised.

“The discussion is going on in the constituency,” the SLP candidate observed.

But Ferdinand said he did not want to read too much into the situation.

He recalled that even prior to becoming Prime Minister, Chastanet’s availability was an election campaign issue with persons raising questions about the matter, knowing that he did not live in the constituency and was contending to become Prime Minister.

Ferdinand said now that Chastanet has become Prime Minister, the concern is even more serious.

“I think it is safe to say that people are expressing concern and are very anxious about his availability,” the SLP official told the Times.

Asked whether he would say that Chastanet was neglecting the constituency, Ferdinand said:

“I think it would be too soon to say that because after all it has just been about two months since the elections; however it is being felt that his presence is not as prevalent as one would expect, given the fact that he is the district representative.”

He told the Times that if the pattern continues, given the amount of time that has elapsed and if constituents continue to raise the matter of Chastanet’s absence, he will be speaking out on the matter and taking a strong position.

“At the moment I just want to be reasonable,” Ferdinand declared.

He recalled that Chastanet had been absent for some major activities in Micoud South, notably some graduation exercises where he (Ferdinand) was present and excuses were being made for the absence of the MP.

Fardinand noted that people were grumbling about Chastanet’s failure to attend.




  1. Sad but true follower
    August 19, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Ti mamay la just comasay

  2. Anonymous
    August 19, 2016 at 11:38 am

    what did they expect, choopsss the whole world except them them knew that he was just using them.

  3. Anonymous
    August 19, 2016 at 11:38 am

    So Ferdinand you really missing him, and you do not want to make an issue of it, but I will still say it, I am missing him. WOW!!!

  4. Anonymous
    August 19, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    He has a country to run not a constituency, it’s obvious being PM will demand more of his time with the affairs of the entire island . ?Oh my

    1. Anonymous
      August 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Smh he isn’t in the country either

  5. sic of politricks
    August 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    You sure is not you puttin words in the people mouths……all of u politicians do it…….

    1. Trumpet
      August 19, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Well he did say it was a few persons. It might be only his neighbors or maybe just his household. #JustSaying

    2. Desruisseauian
      August 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      He is not putting words in my mouth. He has already forgotten the road to Micoud south

  6. Anonymous
    August 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    leave them. they vote to put him there. what they get take.

  7. Sad-But-True
    August 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    No surprise there! The Poor Self-hating Apes love their Slave Masters so much that they are re-living their days on the Plantation picking Cotton, planting Tobacco and Sugar Cane. Lol.

  8. Sad-But-True
    August 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Ooops, Kai~Tan! 🙂

  9. Blabla
    August 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    What is your point Ferdinand. You loose so keep quiet. That you talking about?

  10. Sad-But-True
    August 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I hope you people are not taking me serious. Just being me. An…………..

  11. Anonymous
    August 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Micoud people need to let the PM do his work. He is not the Prime minister of Micoud. The country takes precedence. They need to hush and let the PM lead the country. They acting like Micoud has gold. choops tun

    1. Desruisseauian
      August 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Micoud had gold during campaign? He was always therr now we need to hush. Time will tell. Nobody can tell when he will be visiting his constituency office. All i can say is that there will be other elections

  12. Sad-But-True
    August 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    …I am still an arse

  13. Jl
    August 19, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Its true the man forget all about us already

  14. Jl
    August 19, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    He got what he wanted why is the arse the chairman of the constituency council what the hell are they only ones who can run micoud south

    1. Desruisseauian
      August 20, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Greed. Belly never full

  15. Anonymous
    August 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Guibion – go and tend to them. didnt you run for the seat. nonsense. petty ppl

  16. Anonymous
    August 19, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    You uwp supporters o thing you people are just ashame thats why no matter what the pm do you guys have to keep supporting him. FOOLS. LOL

  17. Ivy
    August 19, 2016 at 7:32 pm

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  18. Anonymous
    August 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    The complainers are on the road cretisizing and condemning nothing else to do.

  19. sa feb
    August 20, 2016 at 7:21 am

    chestnut on a trvelng spree to do bussiness movma my ppl chestnut dd not come to sit and play poltics he come to work

  20. Boujon Guiyave
    August 20, 2016 at 7:21 am

    The people of Micoud south have nothing to worry about. They hold the prestigious position of being around the highest seat of power in the land. What more could they ever hope for? The PM is a very busy man concerned with matters of the whole country. Besides he is never in the country. His fuel footprints are now second to none looking for investments for the country. So what do you expect? Yes come next election he shall be back to reclaim his crown.

  21. 666
    August 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Bringing the business home is part of his job, so let the man work…the last one loved going to Cuba.

    1. Anonymous
      August 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Yes and Cuban trained professionals have kept our country going strong for many years. What have you done besides troll comments.

      1. 666
        August 21, 2016 at 1:43 am

        But it’s still inadequate and that’s why they have to get more training. Cuba is lost somewhere in the 60’s.

      2. Anonymous
        August 21, 2016 at 8:04 am

        You clearly have no idea what you speak of. Cuba is one of the world’s leaders in healthcare. They are far beyond their time in areas the US and UK could only dream of. It would be best if you didn’t speak on issues in which you are clueless

  22. Anonymous
    August 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Bark You’ll SLp supporters that’s all you’ll worth

  23. soul mate
    August 21, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Chpz….. Ferdinand come better. Guess that’s was the slps biggest downfall.

  24. Neutral
    August 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Pointless complaining, its something you guys should have known since he is not from the area. I don’t even know why such rubbish is being published just two and a half months after elections.Right now there are bigger fishes to fry so tell the small ones, they’re not so important yet. Give de man time.

  25. JA, Micoud South
    August 28, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I was expecting this to happen, imagining as a child you never had a toy to play with, now you became a man and have plenty what do you expect him to do,I mean the PM. he will spoil and destroy every thing because he don”t have a clue how to handle toy. So he will unfix every thing that is fix, because he never a custom to any of the toys. usually the being destroy.