SLP wants clarification on proposed CIP changes

Press Release:The SLP notes the statements widely published on social media on proposed changes effective January 1st, 2017 to the Citizenship by Investment Programme.

The Party is requesting that Prime Minister Chastanet clarifies to the public the varsity of these claims since there has been no discussion in Parliament on any amendments to the CIP legislation.

The Party notes that these changes, as published, can cause irreparable damage to the reputation of the Saint Lucian passport and CIP Programme.

The SLP awaits a speedy response from the Honourable Prime Minister.


  1. Sad-But-True
    December 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Evil Chastanet, is not a Born St. Lucian. He is a French National. He could care-less of our island’s reputation. In less than 8 months, he has caused havoc. Crime has quadrupled. Highest unemployment rates, lies like sands on the beaches, to name a few.
    Tings just start!

    1. Anonymous
      December 30, 2016 at 12:40 am

      Will you shut the hell up im so tired of you people i give zero (Expression deleted) about chastanet and kenny but you lucians need to start owning up for your reponsibles and stop blaming other im so tired with this political (Word deleted)

      1. Anon1
        December 30, 2016 at 10:03 am

        “Owning up to your responsibilities” there is a spell check on here as well.

        If you can’t care less about the individual we put in charge at elections, Lord help us all. Lets hope everyone doesn’t have your mentality.

        And not everything needs to be Political however a lot does.

      2. Anonymous
        December 30, 2016 at 11:48 am

        Yea thanks for the correction but at the end of the day a choice had to be made and its done he will be there for 5 years not everything that happen in the island someone has to bring up one of their names in it

      3. Anon1
        January 6, 2017 at 9:19 am

        Yes you’re quite right he was elected into office democratically. But may not necessarily be there for the next 5 years.

        That said again am in agreement with you that “not everything that happen……” However the CIP falls smack bang in his lap because he is the Commander and Chief being Prime Minister.

        Am not entirely a fan of the programme however if it was maintained as a programme to attract HNW (High Net Worth) individuals then it could have made a difference.

        But with the minimum investment now being $100K and the qualifying criteria or due diligence checks “supposedly” withdrawn then this programme will never attract HNW individuals.

        HNW individuals don’t like or mingle with rich individuals, their investments are chosen extremely carefully.

        And the programme is receiving tonnes of bad press already- check out 60 Minutes.

        With our minimum investment being the lowest in the Caribbean and the check and balances being revoked.

        The present Gov has position Fair Helen as a cheap tarty destination to consider.

  2. 666
    December 29, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Politicians. SMH….

  3. Sad-But-True
    December 30, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Oh Chastanet, Our Ni Pou weye, sac.Sa.lop!

  4. Sad-But-True
    December 30, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Oh Chastanet, Ou Ni Pou weye, sac.Sa.lop

  5. Anonymous
    December 30, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Some St. Lucian are so stupid!! Unbelievable

  6. Calvin
    December 30, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Sad-But-Truly-Uninformed, regarding your views of our, may I also point out, democratically PM, shows a disappointingly unconstructive and vapid desperation.

    The direct linkage that you make in your comments between blood quantum and engagement in furthering the best interests of the island implies that simply being born on the island or a naturalized citizen to two black St. Lucians is astonishngly racist, misogynistic, and offensively narrow-minded. The inferrence made as to a born-and-bred pure blood Looshan being being better empowered to be more qualified for leading the island uses pathetic logic.

    Using your logic, the person best suited for the job is a 5th generation Looshan born of 4th generation parents, and who has grown up here and spent no time nor gained any experience elsewhere in the world. Let me guess, the most extensive off-shore that you have might be a weekend shopping trip to Miami?

    Sad-But-Truly-Uninformed, perhaps the vetting process, according to your logic, should include a mandatory, publicly disclosed DNA test from ?

    Our interest as Looshans should not be their blood quantum. Rather, it needs, not should, but needs to be who is best suited to lead our island. The matter of their roots and their capabilities to do the job must be clearly decorticated as being independent of each other.

    Alas, we have the rare luxury of living in a functioning democracy, and we are all entitled to voice our opinions, and it does help enrichen the collective discussion on the path of our island.

    Happy New Year.