Anthony: Chastanet could have called me

Declaring that things could have been different in respect of the controversial  US$ 2.6 billion Desert Star Holdings Limited (DSH) project planned for the South of the Island, former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, told a crowd of Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) supporters last night in Vieux Fort that current Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet. could have called him.

“Prime Ministers are required to extend courtesies. You know Chastanet, in the flush of his victory, he could have easily called me and called Ernest Hilaire and said to us: ‘Look, I want to find out why you are not supporting this development,” Anthony said.

Switching to kweyol, the former PM asserted that despite what is seen publicly sometimes, every Prime Minister has a duty to establish a relationship with predecessors, in order to get advice in the event that they run into problems.

“I will surprise you tonight,” Anthony declared.

He disclosed that when he became Prime Minister in 1979, former Prime Minister  John Compton asked to see him.

Anthony said the two of them sat down and had a conversation for over two hours.

“We spoke about Saint Lucia,” the Vieux Fort South MP said.

“To this day I will never forget that John Compton said to me: ‘I wish you well with your programme. I hope the civil servants support what you are trying to do for Saint Lucia.'” Anthony stated.

The former leader of the SLP asserted that if  current Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has called to ask for a meeting on DSH, he would have given him the courtesy of such a meeting.

However Anthony said it was too late now because he has no intention of having any talks with Chastanet.

“There must be no talks. No talks. No talks,” he told his audience.

Anthony said:

“That is how you govern your country. You respect your predecessor. And you know what? Your predecessor happens to be the Parliamentary Representative of where the development is taking place. Not a single person has ever approached me from the government and said to me: ‘You are parliamentary rep, what are your views about what we are trying to do?'”

 

40 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    godblesd stlucia and the ppl that living in it

    1. Kennynomics DONE
      January 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      KENNY MASH…WE DONT WANT TO HEAR YOU…(Word deleted)!!

  2. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    This man has the audacity to make such a remark? Did you respect Stephenson King and Vaughn Lewis? What a big fat liar Kenny Anthony is!

  3. Lucian
    January 30, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Sir John while in Opposition (after the 1979 defeat) called Kenny but Kenny wants Chastanet to call him……..why couldn’t Kenny call the now PM Chastanet if he genuinely wanted to contribute something positive? Is Kenny still riding a high horse? Why did Kenny call us the people and tell us about DSH in the first place oh and the other east coast development involving 1000 acres of land? Brother Kenny oppps Comrade go hide WE THE PEOPLE ARE DONE WITH YOU #RUBBISH

    1. Lucian
      January 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      #Didn’t

  4. Lucian
    January 30, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Why did Kenny call us the people and tell us about DSH in the first place oh and the other east coast development involving 1000 acres of land? Brother Kenny oppps Comrade go hide WE THE PEOPLE ARE DONE WITH YOU #RUBBISH

    1. Lucian
      January 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      #Didn’t

  5. Blabla
    January 30, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    WHO THE HELL IS YOU KENNY? GO TAKE YOUR BACKSIT . YOU WICKED EVIL MAN

  6. Lucian too
    January 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Good point Lucian

  7. Lucian too
    January 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Sad but not true u are nominated for donkey of the year and forever

  8. Ministry of common sense
    January 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Not quit you quit? Lol

    1. Anon1
      January 31, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Should the first “Q” be spelt QUITE!
      Quite:-
      somewhat,
      to some degree, but not to a great degree
      • The film was quite good, but I wouldn’t bother seeing it again

      Quit
      transitive and intransitive verb to give up, leave, or resign from a position or organization

  9. Sharon terrell
    January 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    What the……leather face kenny say that again Chastanet could have called you, the king does not bow.And why when he won as prime minister you did not call him to congratulate him,Kenny just go visit your tomb stone.choops.

    1. Las bat chou
      January 31, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Your country? please chweps tun. It is to early for this crap. You sound like Donald Trump. Viuex mess.

  10. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Look wow,would he call the now pm if he Kenny was in power.
    He is to much ,u lost if u for the ppl and country off ur help dnt wait for a call.🤓😅

  11. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Such Hypocrisy!!!! Did KDA ever follow common courtesy after he lost the Gneral Election and call Chastanet to concede and congratulate him? As the outgoing PM, you should have extending this courtesy and establish a relationship with the now PM Chastanet. How then you want to complain about Chastanet not calling you? Lead by example man. Choops!

  12. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Why all y’all Flambeaus don’t shut the hell up,is ppl like y’all dat sell the country and vote for UWP. Now take what y’all get fools.

  13. St. Lucian
    January 30, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Eh. Sleepy and still 11-6 election vex Kenny waking up theses days. Talking out to try and save the under threat SLP strongholds in vieux fort.

    But Kenny believes we are asses. In all his vex and angry mood he think we will ever believe that if Chas had call him he would respond? Kenny is noted for not being a team player. When it was Roachmel and Grynberg he kept it away from his own cabinet and now he want to play responsive to Chas.

    The kind of bull some politricians want to play on people.

    1. pankaiso
      January 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Sad But True you Satan has resurrect the red pale skin devil now you have some thing goo to suck on I mean his ideas you mahogany bird

  14. Crawl back under your rock
    January 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Now im sure the little jackasses were there clapping when kenny exposed himself as a pompous hypocrit (not that this is news) without taking time to process the contradiction. SIR John Compton called u when he was outgoing pm but now that you are outgoing Chastenet must call you. Right…

    1. Anonymous
      January 30, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      (Words deleted). How can you compare Compton to chastanet. Says alot about you, party hack! No care for the country or people all you seeing is yellow! You probably full of jaundice (Words deleted)

      1. Crawl back under your rock
        January 30, 2017 at 9:33 pm

        Deck deck…i didnt make the comparison…your god Kenny did.

  15. James
    January 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Most of these comments show why we are in this predicament today, trapped with a UWP government, led by the incompetent Allan Chastanet. Chastanet does not have a clue about what he is doing or should be doing.

    Chastanet is another Trump; governing on personal whims and fancies.
    God help us all.

    1. Anon1
      January 31, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Hear hear James, hence why we find it extremely difficult to progress and achieve more for our people.

      1. The majority (electorate) are too IGNOWA and tied up in PARTY politics.

      2. Our politicians both Red and Yellow are fully aware of this and have used it in their campaign tactics and have been doing so for decades.

      Until our people learn to put party politics to one side and unite in one voice over issues affecting the entire nation St Lucia will just stagnate in development and progression.

      PARTISAN POLITICS

  16. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    You congratulated the man via Facebook…now you want him to call you? LOL

  17. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    And to make it even worst!!! all the time Stephenson King and others calling on you to account for Grynberg ETC. Ou pasa fouti pawet. Now Chastanet should have called you, really. Dr Anthony now tell me if THAT MAKING SENSE

  18. 798798798
    January 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Our former PM had to come out of retirement because the guys he left in charge seem to be a bit lost without him (just saying…).
    But on another note Mr. Anthony, your administration implemented the Citizenship by Investment Programme and you all were sitting on this DSH thing for a while… Why is it that this project is something that you use to gain political mileage? You should have been the one leading the charge on this.
    Projects of that magnitude are NEVER easy to implement but that doesn’t mean that you should run away from it, it has the potential to “inject life” into our economy, not just for Vieux Fort but the entire island.

  19. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Kenny Kenny Quite contrary.

  20. Alert
    January 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Kenny time to rest boy. Go meet your witch in TnT.

  21. Me
    January 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Hear the fools fight over politicians and their actions idiots ..worry bout ur health..family ..food …well being than to be here getting on stupid with each other ….how many of urll prayed this morning the person urll have to give thanks to is God. ….now it took this fool long enough to re appear. Guess he forgot the decision he made when he stepped down should remain the silent partner ..

  22. Nun
    January 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Kenny scared tht after he steps down from politics and Jadia Jn Pierre replaces him (since they have sent her to study LAW in Trinidad) and this mammoth DSH project is began, vfort south, vfort north and laborie seats will go to the uwp….if you loved yr vfortians so dearly then y aren’t you happy those unemployed will be getting jobs from this development?

    Let the DSH project begin….kenny st lucians are tired of yr lies….you NEVER upgraded our Hewanorra…now you want to return in the spotlight after getting advice from all your fortune tellers?
    GOD is in control…let us see where this will end up….GOD BLESS ST. LUCIA AND ITS CITIZENS

  23. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    FYI, there is an article on this post dated June 6, 2016 in which Dr. Anthony issued a statement congratulating the UWP and Mr. Chastanet on their victory. This was done in his capacity as the out going PM and leader of the SLP. Therefore it is wrong and malicious to indicate otherwise. I think 1990 – 2000 is too far gone from our memory to remember what Vx.Fort looked like then. He removed Vx. Forcians from the Mangue and Lamboushwe to the concrete and asphalt, and by extension St. Lucia to the top of ICC via Darren Sammy. You talking heads be grateful…

    1. Las bat chou
      January 31, 2017 at 7:22 am

      He moved St. Lucia to the top ICC….um what hell? HILAIRE AND HUNTE WERE qualified fir their jobs and Darren worked (Words deleted) to be where he is. How the hell did Dr. K.D.A get them there?

  24. Quincy Anderson
    January 30, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Lmao chastanet could have called me ! The man who knows it all only when in opposition smh .Kenny you have done more harm than good in this country so who the hell u think u are 4 PM chastanet to call u . Man go back in your hole ppl was getting so used to not hearing your foolishness . This man thinks st Lucia is his private property. Stop spreading your venum Kenny because u have enough haters u experience it not to long ago June 6th 2016 shame on u man. I want to know what you Kenny afraid of when it’s comes to DSH. My personal opinion is ,you all labour hacks just want to politicized every meaningful project in this country. You all remember view fort airport? Useless bunch of red head guys all what they see is red .

  25. pankaiso
    January 30, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    De Criminal has arised which Bus of blood is he going to sacrifice now how many bloody vampire fangs have you remain Kenny is this the year of the vampire is that why so many people a taking there lives was it you started the new years thing was it because of you that we lost five or six yes the six point star we waiting to prick you with a needle

  26. Sandy
    January 30, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Concentrate on the message not the messenger

  27. Kain john
    January 31, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Shame on you ,you all promise chain chain ,now the country have no money all business men in our country crying.what are we foolish st Lucian are doing killing each other .and the pm traveling every week.

  28. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 12:32 am

    “I will surprise you tonight,” Anthony declared.

    He disclosed that when he became Prime Minister in 1979, former Prime Minister John Compton asked to see him.

    Anthony said the two of them sat down and had a conversation for over two hours.
    AA hear dat make sense out of nonsense
    John Compton out going Prime Minister Called him i repeat Compton called him kenny
    did the out going pm Kenny call incoming pm chas i leave it you to
    watch your words kenny
    you finish

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