Prime Minister Clarifies Statement on Minors

Statement by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet: “Parenting is by no means an unfettered right. Parenting carries significant legal responsibilities. Parental responsibility statutes have been in effect in the United States for at least 100 years. Such is the case also in the UK.

“Most parental responsibility statutes punish parents for what they have not done rather than for what they have done. Since my statement last week many have sought to criticize me for what obviously was a misstatement. I misspoke when I stated that young pregnant mothers would be prosecuted. These are the victims and they would not be victimized further by facing prosecution. I should have stated that the parents of minors who get into that kind of trouble will be held legally responsible as well as others who are involved in illegalities involving underage individuals.

“Our hospitals, as with hospitals in most other countries, have a legal responsibility to report illegal sexual activity involving individuals below the age of consent. We must enforce and ensure these organizations are meeting those obligations.

“Too many of our young people in trouble are ignored until they have committed heinous crimes and are in the headlines.”

47 Comments

  1. juststoptalking
    February 4, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    oo pah kai las “misspoke” smfh

    1. Anonymous
      February 21, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      die laughing

  2. Sharon terrell
    February 4, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    The majority of parents are no role models for their children, they are poison.They dont even know wheretheir children ate at night muchless daytime.The children out on the streets parents at home.They rule their self. What kind of parent cannot control their kid.There are steps to take help to seek but they instead yurn a blind eye.Their kids should make them the victims instead of yhe civilians in st.lucia.They are incompetent to be parents. In some countries their kids would be taken from them and they would be arrested.Its high time parents govto prison for not paying attention to their children,they tl should syffer the consequences, period.

    1. Anonymous
      February 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      @Sharon time to stop!

      Let someone else take on the responsibility of replying.

      You’re always speaking out of your bottom. Not very flattering and no I am not SLP. Didn’t even vote in the last elections.

      You sound too much like you’re grovelling for invisible crumbs.

  3. Sad-But-True
    February 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Aren’t those who elected such a specimen like Evil Chastanet, Honte yet?
    This is who and what you elected? Really? Even UWP supporters have been meeting me and say, they are not voting in the next general elections because of the disappointment in Evil Chastanet
    Smh!

    1. Anonymous
      February 5, 2017 at 10:37 am

      U have 4 more years talking crap abt evil chastenet….cause that will not bring SLP back…i hope you dont burn out…continue is shows how much of sorry losers slp supporters are….SLP -Sorry Losers Party

      1. Sad-But-True
        February 5, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        Dude, don’t blame me for you voting and installing a NutCase, a NON St. LUCIAN to rule over you.
        You cannot undo this.
        Ou paka honte?
        Sann honte!

      2. Anonymous
        February 5, 2017 at 5:36 pm

        No democratic government can rule you unless you allow them too…we the people need to direct the government as well…thats where you SLP hacks fail..you let KENNY RULE when he is in power with no objection to what he does…and thats why KENNY has spent more than 6 months crying after june 6th…along with pip…🤔🤔…he must be still crying all now dere!!

      3. Sad-But-True
        February 5, 2017 at 6:10 pm

        Dude you voted party and a white man on lies. Lol. What has he done for you? Lmao. He is literally throwing you under the bus, and you are here blaming the SLP for your mistakes.
        You surrogates are so cute when you talk. 🙂

      4. Anonymous
        February 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm

        He has reduced that VAT kenny had at 15% to 12.5% for me..more money in my pocket…and urs too😊…what has kenny done for you?

  4. Matthew Alexander
    February 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    My very bright nation, you got what you were looking for… Allen Chastanet. After 5 years of THAT you will understand your selves for the next 50 years. I love you Allen because the Allen Chastanet MISTAKE had to have happened for us to understand ourselves.

  5. francine
    February 4, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    THIS GUY LIES TOO MUCH. I’M TIRED OF THAT.

  6. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    No comments

  7. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Alloo you labours just beating you’ll mouth you’ll must accept defeat.

    1. Anonymous
      February 4, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      It is not about defeat. When you are a leader you must select,choose and craft your wording accordingly. You must lead with and not rule.

    2. The Crow
      February 5, 2017 at 2:09 am

      What a load of [email protected]@!!!

  8. Pel
    February 4, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Chastenet you did not missspeak…you just talk out of your bottom hole. Now you trying and change what your said. You lie too much. Gosh man…does your wife even trust you?

  9. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Can someone please take time off to document the lies. I will state the first two immediately are elections. I signed a paper on my desk to bring down the price of gas. We came into office and found contracts that were signed one week before elections.

  10. gee
    February 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I am on no side of this slp/uwp thing. But I see nothing wrong with the elected Prime Minister coming back to correct himself. Had he been in denial that he never said that or that what he said was right, it would be another problem. It must take some guts to come back and say “okay what I SHOULD have said was XYZ” not “what I actually meant by that was xyz”. There’s a bit of a difference there.

    1. Rosiemayrod
      February 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Reds.He’s only trying to retract the statement now because of public pressure.He didn’t misspeak.He meant every word.What a dishonest person he is. Shame on him!

  11. Society
    February 4, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    And i will say it again……too many underage..mothers in st.lucia…the hospital should be responsible for letting the so called police force…(who prefere to turn a blind eye on that matter) and persecute who ever is responsible…then again welcome to st.lucia where anything goes.

  12. Louise
    February 4, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Apologies accepted PM .You are human.Now you can re look at DSH contact and ammend it please.

  13. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    So what?is the age of sexual consent going to be 16 or 18?

  14. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    St Lucians should be ashame to give a white irish capitalist to power rule the land we still have that slavery mentality marcus garvey once ssid that the black man need to see beauty within himself

    1. 666
      February 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Did you say that about Compton and Kenny? They sure don’t look like Garvey…what hypocrisy!

      1. Sad-But-True
        February 5, 2017 at 1:33 pm

        Kenny isn’t white.
        You house slaves refuse to get out of bondage. You love subjugation!

      2. 666
        February 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        Kenny’s father was a white slave-owner.

  15. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    So vex smh

    Am so anoid at some people when will we speak not putting the prime minister in it or members of parliament am a strong labour supporter I am from and SLP constituency I have accepted that my party did not win and called it a chance to see what that government can do better when I know they can’t the Bible have spoken which is the words of God people the topic is about parents who neglect children having them doing what they want why stray away from the topic and hitting the prime. Minister that’s no sense give the man a chance to do his work let the people who voted him in to see that there is no different but give the man a chance and let’s see what we can do to save our children to making them better so we can have a better nation stop pointing fingers because some of us our business more dirty we cannot work miracles but we want another to stop that foolish attitude people.

  16. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    What is wrong in he apologising we all makes mistakes he is human too st lucians get real. No

  17. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    That is humility and being humble. Are those condeming such behavior for war or peace?

  18. Anonymous
    February 5, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Children who don’t get home training at home will not get it at school, on the streets ,in the work place or even in prison . They too will not be able to home train there children , so it gets worse .w

  19. 666
    February 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve said it before, Allen has a big mouth/tongue.

    But to correct the future and have less deplorables, the country needs to help pregnant women before and after giving birth. The woman’s situation and mood decides on the level of consciousness of the Soul that she eventually attracts for the baby.

    It is in everybody’s interest, and it takes a village to raise a child.

    1. Be responsible for your own life choices
      February 5, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Really…he didn’t get her pregnant did he? This is why I make the statement often…people behave as if the Government is the baby’s father in their relationships…if you can’t take responsibility for your own body and a child that may come about after having unprotected sex…why is it the Government’s fault if she..the woman…has post natal depression ..it’s the responsibility of the father. ..family and close friends… so if it’s a child gets pregnant..who isn’t educated at school or in life…iftsts a case of picking up the broken pieces….but it’s like shutting the stable door after the colt has bolted…same as crying over our young men being killed in the street so horribly after they have made their life choice of criminality of its different kind…by then it’s too late for them ..for their friends and families and teachers and community members just counting them as a statistic.😢😢😢😢😢

    2. Sad-But-True
      February 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Dude, you are a known house slave, who actively worship white supremacy. You are too far gone to think logically.
      You house slaves will never learn.

      1. 666
        February 5, 2017 at 2:50 pm

        fu sad-but-true

      2. 666
        February 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm

        You cannot defend Kenny’s DNA, he is the son of a slave-master.

      3. Sad-But-True
        February 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

        Dude, stop this a88 thing you aew posting here. What do you know about DNA?
        You are deflecting, because you are aware only the likes of you with low self-esteem, would vote into power 💪 their own oppressor.
        You need cultural and roots counselling.

      4. 666
        February 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

        You sound like Kenny himself…does the truth hurts? Who’s the house slave now?

      5. 666
        February 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm

        *hurt

      6. Sad-But-True
        February 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm

        666, got me laughing.
        Dude, did you ever stop to think of what you were doing on June 6, and how foolish this would make us feel as a Nation? It is.clear to me that you have Low self-esteem.
        Now.I won’t waste me time on this platform to discuss Dr. KDA”S ‘DNA’. Because he ia clearly now white. But you voted for a white Irish man in a Black Country. How gor gor, can that be.
        Ou Paka Honte, Garcon?
        Pakonte!

      7. 666
        February 5, 2017 at 5:57 pm

        I won’t argue with a fool, otherwise ppl might think that I’m one as well. You really should seek professional help, you know.

  20. Anonymous
    February 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    With all the comments said
    Majority Of thoes are labour gooroos
    Expect nothing different.
    Refusing to disengage their brains before moving their mouths

  21. Sad-But-True
    February 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    And you know something…remember how we warned you about The NutCase, Evil Chastanet, and you can clearly see we were right…likewise we’ve been warning you about DSH, and you refuse to take heed…I wish the DSH would go on, for you to see the consequences of your actions again.
    You Ex-Slaves refuse to listen. You will feel.

  22. Sad-But-True
    February 5, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    And you know something…remember how we warned you about This NutCase, Evil Chastanet? And now you can clearly see we were right…likewise we’ve been warning you about DSH, and you refuse to take heed…I wish the DSH would go ahead for you to see the consequences of your actions again.
    You Ex-Slaves refuse to listen. You will feel

  23. Sad-But-True
    February 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    666, got me laughing.
    Dude, did you ever stop to think of what you were doing on June 6, and how foolish this would make us feel as a Nation? It is.clear to me that you have Low self-esteem.
    Now.I won’t waste me time on this platform to discuss Dr. KDA”S ‘DNA’. Because he ia clearly not white. But you voted for a white Irish Frenchman in a Black Country. How gor gor, can that be.
    Ou Paka Honte, Garcon?
    Pakonte

    1. 666
      February 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      You’re a sick troll trying to bully everybody on this site…please seek help!

  24. Anonymous
    February 5, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    With what am I comparing this “new” statement? Where is the original one to guide me as to the changes ?

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