Chastanet ‘confused’ by SLP protest plans

Chastanet ‘confused’ by SLP protest plans

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has told reporters that he is ‘absolutely confused’ about planned opposition Saint Lucia Party (SLP) protests over the Desert Star Holdings Limited (DSH) project.

He asserted that he confused as to what the opposition is protesting about and expressed the view that other people are in the same position.

“I have no idea,” Chastanet said today.

Referring to the SLP’s calls for the DSH agreement to be renegotiated, the Prime Minister wanted to know what part of the deal the opposition was referring to.

“We have indicated that the lease side of the project has been restricted to the horse racing track and the other thing that was to be leased was space inside of the mangrove to build a museum,” he disclosed.

Chastanet explained that there is agreement that all the other land that is being discussed would be sold at between  $US 60,000 and $US 90,000 an acre.

The Prime Minister declared that this represents substantially more money than the government had with its two previous deals in the same area.

“I don’t remember once the labour party coming to us as in opposition and saying days before the electiont ‘you might win and we would like you to be part of this conversation’, “ Chastanet said.

He asserted that in once case it was three days before the elections that the then  labour government entered into and signed  a contract with no ‘out’ clause.

“So I am confused when they say they want to participate in this process because to go by their protocol that they have established, even the dialogue that we have had would not be there,” the PM said.

But he made it clear that he was not in agreement with what the SLP has done in the past and would not prescribe their modus operandi moving forward.

He said all the pieces of land that have been identified have been identified for development by both political parties over the last twenty years.

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55 Comments

  1. Sad-But-True
    March 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply

    No need to be scared, Evil Chastanet. You are in this alone. We were all confused when you protested again High Gas Prices. For a minute, you made the world believe we were a major oil producing country. Lol.
    Even your own supporters hate you.lol

    Your empire is falling, Evil Chastanet.

    1. Anonymous
      March 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm Reply

      Mr.PM I was so confuses about your ORANGE MARCH, this is where YOU and GUY JOSEPH claimed GOSL was making $6.80 profit per gallon of gas !!!! Mr. PM do you recall? Mr.PM why are you not confused when a man is coming to SLU with no money and SLU have nothing to gain from a project of $3.00 Billion?

      1. Anonymous
        March 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm Reply

        Mr.PM are you aware the lands that are sold at $60 to $90 Thousand are paid from the people of SLU treasury via the sale of passport? Mr.PM are you for real?

      2. Sad-But-True
        March 20, 2017 at 4:16 pm Reply

        Exactly! When they knew very well that we have no control over the price of fuel ⛽. Up to now The laughing Injun can’t speak about the 6.80 he spoke of. All lies and deceit.
        You can’t run a country on Lies.
        And it’s catching up with them.
        Worst government this island has ever had.

  2. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply

    Who normally edit these news items before releasing or posting for the public to read.

    1. Misty
      March 21, 2017 at 2:06 am Reply

      I wondered the same thing!

  3. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm Reply

    Really Chastanet, are all St. Lucian mentally retarded and is the opposition the only persons asking for a renegotiation. Are we in a dictatorship society, already there are very little resources. Reports are you all so gullible to believe the lies and deceitful nature of the PM. Try another tactic prime minister, this one is very weak and feeble. This goes to show that you don’t even understand the magnitude of the mistake that you are making, not even the wording of the framework agreement you hastily signed.
    Sad, sad, sad. You were so prepared to run the country, structure placed by the last government have been done away with. You should have done away with DSH, and come up with better investments. You foll the fools around you but not me and those who know better. Time will tell, the truth has come to light and once again you playing dumber.
    Guess when the time comes for your daddy’s dream, you will have no clue as to what the environmentalist are agitating about. Kenny may have lost the election but he has been the best that we have had thus far.

    1. Anonymous
      March 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm Reply

      Are you insane? Kenny has been the best ……..? This guy can never, never win an election in St Lucia again. Never!

      1. Sad-But-True
        March 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm Reply

        I have uwp supporters who are my friends who say they regret ever Voting for This Administration. And that they made a grave mistake.

        1. Terence Joseph
          March 20, 2017 at 5:10 pm Reply

          All the negative comments and critical comments are from the red eyes they cannot stand to be in opposition. Sorry all of you stand and watch process. Real St Lucians are in with both project.

          1. Mervin St Marie
            March 20, 2017 at 10:55 pm

            Your passport is one of those chastenet have on sale full
            Soon he will kick u out of your own hurt
            LOVE THE LAND THAT GAVE YOU BIRTH
            FULL TO THE FULLEST
            Y CAN’T HE HAVE THE DOLPHINS IN HIS FATHER’S BACK YARD

          2. true St lucia
            March 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm

            you mean “progress” you ignoramus illiterate idiot. St Lucia has the lowest IQ in the world because of people like you and that’s why SLP lost the elections. Fools blinded by pride and ignorance, believing lies and praising the devil.

          3. Terence Joseph
            March 21, 2017 at 6:19 pm

            Thank you smart man for helping me see my error, but remember St Lucia in the way of progress. God bless ST Lucia.

        2. Anonymous
          March 21, 2017 at 6:14 am Reply

          LIES LIES LIES
          SAD BUT fAKE (ESCUSE ME )
          STOP THE FAKE NEWS

      2. Teacher say..
        March 21, 2017 at 8:45 pm Reply

        This is NOT really about politics BUT I feel the need to indulge you and respond…Just remember ALL the donation money that UWP got after the St. Jude’s fire…to rebuild St. Jude’s DISAPPEARED! It wasn’t Kenny. Wasn’t it King who one time publicly stated that the government coffers were EMPTY…Kenny didn’t do that. When Kenny did what he had to do to save us from the IMF, he was called a villain etc. BUT when this country with its present financial strains is put in a position to have to pay back DSH (how much millions again?) when/if he decided this is not working and we want to buy back the land AND we don’t have the money and end up in the hands of the IMF/World Bank..we will hear what song people like YOU sing then

  4. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Well said anonymous!!!!

  5. True beauty
    March 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm Reply

    What Richard Frederick said about DSH is correct or not

  6. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

    Stop the lies Mr PM! Do you think we St Lucian’s are retarded? Who do you think you are fooling? We can read you know.

  7. Sazzy
    March 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm Reply

    Who is more arrogant now. Well that’s change, take it now.

  8. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm Reply

    This prime liar is getting worse by the minute in the frame work agreement the investor has the option to lease the rest of the land or buy it so you are living up to your name as prime liar.

  9. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply

    Saint lucians need to rise up and revolt ,sitting back and demonstrating ,wont change a the to them its all barking dogs that never bite. And i will be first in line .

  10. Sazzy
    March 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply

    Allen, liar liar pants on fire. Such an arrogant PM

  11. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm Reply

    they vex they lose. they vex they lose all that money from the DSH project. . you all lose the elections now you all want trouble. watch the other jackass in town with a sign saying lucia for lucians. when you all was eating all our tax payer money none of you all spoke out, hyprocrites. Allen do your work and dont mind these vampires. (Words deleted)

    1. John Douh
      March 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm Reply

      Illiterate!!!!!!

  12. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 3:47 pm Reply

    I’m more interested in eating a bread than any issue relating to investments in St. Lucia. I need a job can anyone out there hire me or give a help! Guess not. So in close, could not care for anything that happens in St. Lucia!

    1. Anonymous
      March 28, 2017 at 3:16 am Reply

      I feel your pain about not having a job, but we should all care. This is our birthplace. Foreigners come in the name of Investment/developent to make money.

  13. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 3:47 pm Reply

    I’m more interested in eating a bread than any issue relating to investments in St. Lucia. I need a job can anyone out there hire me or give a help! Guess not. So in close, could not care for anything that happens in St. Lucia!

    1. Anonymous
      March 20, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply

      I agree at the end of the day I need a job so all those protesting can you call give me work I need money

  14. lucian English
    March 20, 2017 at 3:53 pm Reply

    Go to VF and explain your deal with the populace (Words deleted).

    1. Anonymous
      March 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm Reply

      OH we have embraced him and DSH. Don’t count on these few opportunist who are trying to protest.

    2. Melzzz
      March 21, 2017 at 8:44 am Reply

      I too am here still waiting on him to come to Vieux- Fort. I am certain that I remembered the lie minister say that nothing will happen to the mangrove. Now all of a sudden, a museum will be created in the mangrove? A museum for what? This is news to me. This is why it is important for him to come down to Vieux-Fort and explain what is happening to us. The only time Vieux-Fort sees mate would be when he has to travel and when he goes to Coconut Bay. Like I have said before, he needs to host a major meeting with us Vieux-fortians, where we can come ask him questions and HE could can answer and ease our fears. With all that is going on, he just seems to be lying and EXPECTS us to believe and accept it. If not, he gets upset about it. If there was a chance for me to see him as being honest and a good prime minister, the wind has blown me in another direction.

  15. Sad-But-True
    March 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm Reply

    CAN you believe that this Evil Chastanet is asking ‘which part of the Deal the SLP and the People of this Island is asking to be renegotiated?’
    IS HE MAD?
    IS HE SUFFERING FROM SOME MENTAL DISORDER?
    HE IS A NEW KIND OF KRAZY.

  16. 666
    March 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm Reply

    Oh, the politics!

  17. Quincy Anderson
    March 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm Reply

    Dsh my full support no time 4 detractors.

    1. Anonymous
      March 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm Reply

      Please explain what are you supporting??? Please give an outline of the financial arrangement if you can ? Thank you for helping me to understand the project in advance. god bless

  18. Quincy Anderson
    March 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Sad but true u are suffering from a paranoid delusion.

    1. Sad-But-True
      March 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm Reply

      Don’t bracket me as your ‘Cant Read’ Dyslexic Master.

    2. ambrose
      March 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm Reply

      Would be great if you gave a response to the question. Are you as confused as the PM or just following the leader?

    3. Anonymous
      March 20, 2017 at 8:42 pm Reply

      Well said. This person really needs help Quincy

  19. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Lol you aren’t fooling anyone PM

  20. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Are you surprised that he is confused. Isn’t it obvious that he has not read the agreement and that he’s going on what the developer tells him?

  21. Sad-But-True
    March 20, 2017 at 6:09 pm Reply

    What you gonna do about it, cry like little beach? Or call on your Ma..ssa?
    Your mA… Ssa will be eating steak while you stay toothless and munching on a grain of white rice.

  22. John
    March 20, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply

    Lucians Are the ones protesting not slp fool

  23. St. Lucian
    March 20, 2017 at 7:01 pm Reply

    To all the comment makers let us remember
    The Roachmel Fiasco. Not even SLP cabinet members knew about it. Only keeny understood it.
    Helenites Fiasco with kenny and earl Huntley
    Grynberg Fiasco. Only Ernest and huntley knew about it.
    Juffali fiasco. Only kenny and ernest knew about it
    Conclusion: Kenny has been thriving with a one man or two decision making group. His cabinet members were in the dark rubber stamps.
    So much so even Jimmy Fletcher forgot the SLP had agreed to a dolphin park in 2013.

    1. Anonymous
      March 20, 2017 at 7:28 pm Reply

      St.Lucian if you have yet to comprehend and read the DSH contract you but go find a quick read. All what you have stated above have not cost St.Lucia and it citizens one black penny. You can jump, you can talk all you want this DSH project is a killer and no lucian will gain out of it.

    2. Trouble
      March 21, 2017 at 10:56 am Reply

      St Lucian You are confused just like your pm

  24. Guava Jelly
    March 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm Reply

    Mr. Prime Minister, Do you in your heart believe that the DSH deal is a good one? If the answer to that is yes, let me use your own words to tell you that “YOU ARE LYING, AND I AM ASHAMED OF YOU”
    How can you be absolutely confused about opposition t0 this deal when it has been thoroughly ventilated throug0ut the length and breadth of St. Lucia by other groups including the opposition. There are many sections of the deal that do not fly well with the Public.
    Here are a few of the many that come to mind immediately…..

    1. We are against the leasing of our lands At $1.00/sq.ft for 99 years.
    2. We are against the use of our very sensitive Makote mangroves and Maria
    Islands for this project
    3. We ar eagainst the use of monies derived from the sale of our now very cheap
    passports in funding the “DEVELOPER”
    4.We are against The fact that this development is neither a joint venture nor is it
    a partnership[What is in it for us.
    5 We are against the fact that this agreement does not guarantee St>Lucians any
    work and we know that labour will be done by chinese convicts.
    6. we are totally against the Buy-Back clause in the agreement,

    These are just a few examples of your flawed agreement with the DSH Developers
    Please don’t tell me you cannot see reason for opposotion to this deal, And while you are at it, I would like you to make some time to address the people of the south who will be most affected by Project. They do not live in Canada or London or the USA we are only 30 road miles away.

    G.J

  25. Queen bee
    March 20, 2017 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Let the blind continue to be blind and let progress continue

  26. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 4:00 am Reply

    If you are confused then good. Retards have no place in politics!

  27. Dale Jacobs
    March 21, 2017 at 4:02 am Reply

    Testing

  28. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 6:24 am Reply

    WITH ALL THE NOISETHAT IS BEING MADE ABOUT LINKING THE MARIAS TO THE MAIN LAND WILL ALLOW RATS TO GET ON THE ISLAND AND DISTROY THE PRESERVED CREATURES THERE
    WELL GUESS WHAT CHOISE TV TOOK A RUN TO THE ISLET TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT HAPPENS THERE AND THE FIRST THING THAT WAS SHOWN WAS RAT TRAPS
    MY QUESTION IS WHY ARE RAT TRAPS BEING PLACED 5 ON ONE AND 7 ON THE OTHER
    COMMON SENSE WILL TELL YOU THAT THERE ARE INDEED RATS ON THE ISLAND HENCE THE RAT TRAPS SO IN MY OPINION THIS IS A WEEK ARGUMENT
    THAT REPORT BY CHOICE HAS BLOWN THAT ARGUMENT TO SHREDS

  29. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply

    the prime minister says he has no idea . and we voted for him.

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 8:52 am Reply

      That’s what we have as our Prime Minister..One who has no idea….

  30. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 10:12 am Reply

    Only narrowminded dumb chimps would expect an immediate return from such a mega project. This is called long term investment people! It will be the envy of many Caribbean nations. Let the progress begin! Damn the douche-bag opposition hacks. The south of St. Lucia bitches & complains that the north gets everything. Now the south is on the verge of prosperity and they still bitch & complain. Take a drive north and see how we civilized people handle progress and prosperity

  31. Trouble
    March 21, 2017 at 10:53 am Reply

    I am more confused than Chastanet. You are the leader the head the person who run this country. Please enlighten me. How many ministers are you? I would like to be less confused than you.

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