Chastanet: Former government made it difficult for new administration

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has indicated that the former Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration, as a result of decisions it made,  has made things difficult for his government.

By way of example, Chastanet said there were Ambassadors who have contracts with no “out clauses” and investors who were signed up two days before the general elections with no “out clauses” in the contract.

The Prime Minister said his administration has been meeting with some Ambassadors, some of whom have recognized that they should resign and have offered to quit.

However, Chastanet disclosed that some have not.

He explained that as a result, announcements will soon be made regarding changes in Saint Lucia’s embassies

“I have not had the opportunity of moving quicker because obviously there are legal issues and we have to always follow the rule of law,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister explained.

He spoke of civil servants who were given three-year contracts in May with no out clauses.

Chastanet said as a result his government has had to go through a lot of details to work through the situation.

The Prime Minister said that some boards did not want to resign, making the process of appointing new board members more extensive than usual.

“We have also gone though the process of meeting with board members to ensure that the board members are very much in tune with the policy direction we want to go in,” he noted.

According to Chastanet, his administration is not in a rush to appoint people ‘willy nilly’.

He said his administration is using the current time scale to work on its overall plan.






  1. Anonymous
    September 19, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    You know what; that’s what SLP said in 2011

  2. annonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 2:23 am

    The SLP racist commentator is out in full force.
    I am surprised that the moderators of this forum are allowing this racist called ‘sad but true’ to continue his vulgar rants.
    Unfortunatrly St Lucia seems to have long lost any sense of decency or Christian values.

    1. Anonymous
      September 20, 2016 at 8:53 am


  3. Joe
    September 20, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Chastanet is correct.
    The SLP of kenny phillip and alve broke all the customary protocols either out of obstructionism or because they did not think they would lose the last elections.
    Chastanet should now start being tough including jailing those for all the transgressions coming to light.

  4. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Oh dear! So our mediocrity hating, mover, shaker, always on the move, “opening doors” PM is running out of steam and, it would seem ideas.

  5. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 7:12 am

    It’s true it’s time politicians take responsibility for the many empty promises they make to people, just because of their greed for power. those who defend them are not any better than them.

  6. facts 4life
    September 20, 2016 at 7:49 am

    That is understandable. Roam wasn’t built in a day how some Lucian’s expect change in one day. Kenny is just too (Word removed) he knew exactly what he was doing. He wants to keep his people in these place to sabotage the new party. The PM has to act within the law unlike Kenny. Look on my brighter side i did get the decrease in my vehicle insurance exactly what they said they’d give. Hip hip hooray.

  7. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 7:56 am

    This government seems more interested in getting rid of people than anything else.

  8. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Cretisize condem and complain is saint lucians motto…. You better believe it .

  9. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Simple solution to those who don’t want to go in the direction of the new government. Put them in a corner office and make them irrelevant.

  10. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 8:06 am

    The truth is now being manifested. No country can be governed by lies.
    Mwe faché mwe pere mwe hont

  11. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 8:12 am

    That’s why Saint Lucia is so far away behind and unable to keep up with the rest of the world. It’s because of Cretisize condem and complain. And the younger generation are the ones who’s paying for it. So sad but so true.

  12. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 8:47 am

    ALl of the above persons have a mental illness because everyone knows whether they are admitting it or not or is hiding it that the PREVIOUS Government did in fact made it difficult for the NEW Government to operate. When they came in they were able to jump in quickly and positioned ALL their people in positions without any form of obstruction or interference from Ex Prime Minister King. These are the same set playing hard ball now. St. Lucia will ALWAYS SUFFER BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE Sad-But-True. What This PM Mr Chastanet said is the TRUTH.

  13. Anonymous
    September 20, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I’m embarrassed FOR you Chastanet. A boy failing miserably at an adult’s job.