PM: Transparency and accountability misunderstood

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has asserted that words like ‘transparency’ and ‘accountability’ are often used but completely misunderstood.

Chastanet spoke during the opening session today of a governance training session for cabinet ministers and senior government officials.

The PM declared that the words ‘transparency’ and ‘accountability’ are not properly defined.

He disclosed that the purpose of the training session is to make sure that the leadership of this country – the ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, Executive Directors and Chairman of Boards, are all on the same page and using the same language.

“So when we use terms like transparency and we use words like accountability and productivity, we definitely know what we are talking about,”  the Prime Minister observed.

He said his United Workers Party (UWP) administration was elected  on a mandate to build a new Saint Lucia.

“We have been busy at work doing what I consider to be some of the easier things, meaning trying to get investors and putting together the structure of our government,” he said.

According to Chastanet, the more difficult part is the actual day to day operation of governance and understanding the responsibilities of government officials.



  1. Sad-But-True
    January 24, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Evil Chastanet, we are tired of your evils on us. Oecs leaders have nothing to do with you. You have singlehandedly destroyed the OECS CIP program. Everyone laughs and scoffs at you.
    What does it take for you to get your Kindergarten school bag and lunch carriers, take a boat and head back to Martinique?
    Is that too much to ask?

    1. Smh
      January 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      You’re sad n salty get a life

  2. Anonymous
    January 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Why don’t u shut up.u didn’t see noone that was evil.with change there will always be ppl trying to stop the future.

  3. Hopeful
    January 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Sad but true do you know even though Chastanet has brought down the cost of CIP that the Government now collects more money per application? Do your research b4 spewing garbage!

    1. Anonymous
      January 24, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      sounds like alternative mathematics to me hopeful.

  4. Anonymous
    January 24, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Here we go again, Gor Gor giving english lessons.

  5. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 12:13 am

    All those political leaders do is to twist certain terms in order to fulfil their agendas. there is a universal definition for each term, so stop trying to manipulate the uneducated majority with this nonsense. This is a lesson to all st. Lucians, focus on the individual who is capable of representing you and not a Tom pick by a political party.

  6. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Yes you Mr bullbuck Dr evil always bashing my prime minister you are so bitter and a sour looser just remember all day today it’s 11 to 6 go to bed tonite 11 to 6 wake up
    morning 11 to 6

    1. Anonymous
      January 25, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Could not have said it any better.

  7. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Whoever is saying all these thing about the prime minister. It seem to me you realy hate the man stop the hate it will do you no good if you are from the labour party i think you from them stop it now it will do no good for the people and you dont make a different. Please stop clean your heart all politcian eat and drink together. One to lose one to win what eles do u want and stop talking about martinique we all have wicknesses. Hope give him a chance. I am so happy mr pear put peace with the ubaldus scandel great job. Mr pear

  8. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Sad but faults (fake) y don’t u go on the plantation and bend down for Kenny?

  9. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I think if everyone else stop concerning about this lunatic guy who always critic about the government particularly the PM.let him discovered himself. Don’t help him to do that. By responding to every (Word deleted) he says. Let him be .cause he only wants you to be ignorant like him. He tales a pleasure to say the foolish things cause he wants you to help him.

  10. Sharon terrell
    January 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Leather face kenny was more evil when look at the condition of st.lucia my heart breaks but at the same time i must laugh.Look at where 3 times three terms 15 years St.lucians have been under a tyrant curse and spell leather face kennyochio” Anthony i mean i mean was it worth it, are we there yet”haha st.lucia gone to the dogs under the st.lucia party.ste.lisi where are you.people need to wake up everyday and measure their lives am i better yesterday,today life is about changes get upout of the lurtrine” and stopthe evil if chastanet evil then kenny is top DOG.

  11. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Isn’t our respected Prime Minister and Dr.Anthony good friends?

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