PM says Sir Julian Hunte is a hypocrite

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has described former Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, Sir Julian Hunte, as a hypocrite.

Chastanet made reference to Hunte’s recent observations about a proposed dolphin park at Pigeon Island that has brought a wave of criticism both locally and overseas as a project that would tarnish this country’s reputation and damage a treasured heritage site.

“He is a hypocrite because he is chairman of a party that approved the same dolphin park,” the Prime Minister told reporters on Monday.

He said there is need to separate what is political rhetoric from what the reality on the ground.

“The feedback that we are getting on the ground is that there are people who clearly have environmental concerns – there are people who have some concerns regarding the size of the project, but when you sit down with them and they start getting what the facts are, they are all encouraging it,” Chastanet observed.

However he observed that there would not be unanimity on the proposed dolphin park project.

Nevertheless, Chastanet said the purpose was to get people to participate in the process.

Chastanet recalled hearing Sir Julian Hunte say that from the time he heard about the dolphin park, he could not sleep.

“I would say to him: ‘Sir, for us on the UWP, we have not been sleeping for years because of how the labour party has managed this economy’,” the PM declared.

Chastanet made reference to unemployment, the level of borrowing and a lack of fiscal space as problems affecting the country.

But he said those were just words since the important issue was how those problems impacted the average citizen.

According to Chastanet, the situation translates into an education system that has not been able to keep pace with the rest of the world, a grossly inadequate health system and a weakening national infrastructure that undermines the ability of people to push themselves forward.

He asserted that the poor people of this country have become poorer.

43 Comments

  1. ...
    March 21, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Actually I dont have time for this party nonsense. There was a point in time where marine parks were seen as luxury, and persons were led to believe that as long as the animals were well cared for, they wold not suffer from stress resulting in undesirable behavior towards humans and their own specie. Over the years, we have come to realise that this is no longer the case. It’s just like in the case of Styrofoam, once seen as convenient and affordable, but now found to be extremely toxic. The Prime minister needs to stop playing the party card like the other party does, and start being more transparent to we the citizens. At least let us be a part of such developments first, before you serve us the platter and order us to eat. You want to be different, so dont make the same mistakes other parties have done. If you continue like this, you days in politics will be numbered by embarrassment.

    1. GERALD
      March 21, 2017 at 11:16 am

      WELL SAID!

    2. KD
      March 22, 2017 at 3:13 am

      Very well said indeed!

      Climate change catalysts
      You cannot encourage the democratic process (by the people for the people..) and offer destructive criticism ONLY to those out of favor! Mr. PM, citizens are not concerned ONLY about the project’s size but also the environmental impact as a whole in light of all that we have learned about mother nature, marine biology and environmental science. There is no doubt in my mind that you hold your endeavors close to your heart and so this little obstacle seem like a win for the opposition to you rather than a win for St. Lucia’s ecosystems. To think that you really haven’t fathom the heavy-handed risks you’re prepared to take on in lieu of whole-heartedly educating yourself on what is becoming a global climate change reality, you prefer to take anti-climate change approaches you think is definitive. Well, listen, this isn’t red or yellow..it’s just a bit of climate science and social responsibility that may very well save the people of St. Lucia that you want to uplift so much! Yield!

      Explore Your Options
      Truthfully the project is one that could be had except for the enormous amount of resource consumption/depletion in the near future..enough to make this one a foregone opportunity cost for other alternatives, and certainly there will be many other worthwhile proposals.

      As for your response to Sir JR Hunte, change is the only constant in the entire universe and all positions shift as a consequence – failure to adapt to change can be seen as a failure to adjust to our realities: it’s not a partisan thing!

      As for me I do not favor any party. I wish St. Lucian political leaders would stop regurgitating the rotten stench of bi-polar bicameralism found in developed economies – and specifically the Crown. Does inclusiveness matter at all?

  2. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 10:16 am

    at least you mentioned health for once. And I agree with the PM who borrows to pay workers? Employment should be sustainable. Aint that NICE!!!!

  3. The Crow
    March 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    What is wrong with this bloody idiot of a man? The fact that one is or was engaged in some activity doesn’t mean it is good for advancement.

    This guy needs to forget about the previous administration and govern! He is now behaving like Donald Trump . . . if he is not satisfied with one’s point of view, just insult or disparage them.

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 10:27 am

      I agree wholeheartedly with you. The questions that needs to be asked is “Where is the press? Where are those who were calling the former Prime Minister ARROGANT?” I think the PM needs to read and get someone to explain the words of the late Honorable Derek Walcott with regards to the two major projects that he is trying to force on St. Lucians.

    2. Sad-But-True
      March 21, 2017 at 10:46 am

      He wants to behave like Donald Trump, because he recognises they same complexion and Heritage. And he has the backing of blacks in this island. An he understands their pathology.

  4. Disgusted St. Lucian
    March 21, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Pot calling Kettle Black!!!

  5. Sad-But-True
    March 21, 2017 at 10:37 am

    St. Lucia has turned into a state of total Anarchy. There are no boundaries of respect emanating from his mouth for anyone in this nation.
    Yes St. Lucians, you Voted for your white supermacist to go around insulting your own at free will, with your backing. Trust me, the world is watching in amusement and despair.
    You are endorsing your own humiliation, degradation and downfall.
    Our ancestors didn’t die in Vain. And i will do all on my power now, to remove IT from office.
    This has gone too far for me.
    I am a born St. Lucian Black man.
    I can’t stay idle anymore!

    1. DD
      March 21, 2017 at 10:49 am

      👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    2. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 11:47 am

      😂😂😂😂 You’ll even calling him a white supremacist now.

  6. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Mr PM u have the right to do anything by any means necessary to bring employment to the country.That was the same thing we were hearing during the time of Sir John.Lucian people took a chance and voted for DLP and what happen,they destroy the banana industry.This would have not been necessary if the banana industry was not destroued.There need to have an alternative means of employment,so by what ever means necessary create employment to the young generation of Lucia

    1. The Crow
      March 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Now this is just ignorance! By any means necessary? WOW!

  7. Sad-But-True
    March 21, 2017 at 10:40 am

    And the Hate being spewed from this thing’s mouth, smh
    And Stephenson King says nothing. You are endorsing IT.
    SMH

    1. DD
      March 21, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Lol,lol!… you keeping it real!

  8. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Nicely said, these slp dudes have no shame…..projects they initiated , gave approval to, even mentioned in their budget all of a sudden are unsustainable, evil and selling the country. Could it be that they are angry that they will not be the ones implementing them? Or are they afraid of what it would mean for their electability if these projects are implemented and do in fact help bouy the economy and create jobs? But it is laughable to see the way them behaving and talking about a government which has not even presented their first budget…….the folks on the street want jobs and money not words from those who benefited from raping the treasury

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Seem like you have no work hack. According to Chastanet approval was given for another area called Anse Jabette something like that but the investors said that the place was not appropriate. There is no document stating that Pigeon point or pigeon island was approved. Don’t be a blind following a foolly retarded.

      When will we open our eyes and see the deceit in persons, the lies that have been told, this too will come to pass. It seem like to live in St. Lucia is to lie your way through, the curse is upon us. Smoke this one, fool.

  9. sharon terrell
    March 21, 2017 at 11:04 am

    You know i hate ,when people pee on my grave and tell me it is rain.I mean Julian Hunte.Mikey pilgrim and George Odlum,wow you’ll was a bunch of dictators,but julian you seem to have brace for the weather.I mean i can rite a book about youll three.But as the prime minister say you cannot have your cake and eat it to.So St.lucians to the hypocrites who kerp eating Dolphins,Whales,and Sharks,Turtles,you’ll should be arrested.Fighting Dolphin park,and eating Turtles.And Julian Hunt tell Kenny and Ernest Hilaire why keep fighting things they had in the pipeline for years and kept them as a secret weapon.You’ll make me sick.political Hacks.Choops.

  10. Society
    March 21, 2017 at 11:14 am

    A man was electricuted by a support line of a lucelec electric pole… because this man has no big name and family name…..nothing will be done about that…smh…sweet st.lucia

  11. sharon terrell
    March 21, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Julian Hunt in the making,boy them 70’s and the beginning of the 80’s.It was Julian Hunt,Mikey Pilgrim and George Odlum.My,my, my.I think its time you rest,don’t speak,be still my friend.Because you were the same one who told Kenny Anthony,whiles you were beach bumming you say oil at sandy beach Vieux Fort what a bad boy.That Dolphin Park Project was in the making before Allan Chastanet so why send the messenger under the bus,And stop eating Dolphins,Whales,Sharks and TURTLES.Maybe you’ll would make some dollars and sense,and people would take you’ll seriously ST.LUCIA.Julian Hunt bad boy.

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Was the Dolphin Park initially planned for Pigeon island. Listen to Michael Chastanet and you will understand, Retarded making more retards. An island of retarded fools, that’s how bad it has gotten, onlyn red and yellow exists in this land. smh

  12. Pastor Aristide
    March 21, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Be fully minded God is not a joke. St.Lucian and st.Lucia need help,holy spirit take control.

    1. Anonymous
      March 21, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Why should God help a country which is almost like soddom and Gomorrah . A country plagued by incest child molestation rape murders corruption fornication adultery idolatry etc.etc. a fools Paradise.

  13. powerful woman of god
    March 21, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Ti chas has no respect ..what was all this prayer during election let us forgive .. guy joseph said evil is running this country we need to fast and pray they did ..now they comander and chief ..no more day of prayer dont joke with god once you stop satan will bounce back harder

  14. 666
    March 21, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Allen, your big tongue is your worst enemy, and it’ll bring you down if you don’t guard it!

  15. Amie dodo
    March 21, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Abem bon Lucian’s let’s bet nice to each other its seems is palparlay and may pwee alone we can say to each ,

  16. Par Bondar
    March 21, 2017 at 11:56 am

    A professional LIAR calling another person a HYPOCRITE.

    1. Anonymous
      March 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      I think that’s the only degree he has.

  17. Jah i
    March 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Chas breaking glass in Labour a and b

  18. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    At 11.33AM , someone posted a comment in which he or she suggested that God would not help St. Lucia because of our sinfulness. So I respectfully ask two questions: Which country in the entire world is deserving of God’s help, and what kind of a God is God to be perpetually punishing St. Lucia on account of our sinfulness, when He Himself preached forgiveness and died on the cross to save the world which includes St. Lucia? It seems to me that some of us will “stick” in this religious ” mumbo jumbo”.

    1. Anonymous
      March 22, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Is jesus God.No. Read the bible properly. Jesus died on the stake not God.

    2. A conern person
      March 22, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Is jesus God.No. Read the bible properly. Jesus died on the stake not God.

      1. Anonymous
        March 22, 2017 at 11:26 am

        Isn’t Jesus called “God the Son” ? And didn’t we learn something about there being three persons in one? Aren’t the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit one and the same? I am not a Biblical scholar, so please enlighten me.

  19. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    And what kind of a God is God to allow the kind of troubles that is going on in the Middle East and in the land where his son, Jesus Christ, was born ? At least we can rest more comfortably in St. Lucia that the people of Egypy, Bethlehem, and Palistine can. And God did not even walk in St. Lucia.

  20. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Who the hypocrite cap fit let them wear it. I throw me corn, me no call no fowl…. If you live in a glass house don’t don’t throw stones!
    We all know that Sir Julian and Allen are not saints! Just saying.

  21. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Allen you are still being a fool and not realizing it’s not about the dolphins!!! Its the damn location. You do no appreciate our country and what people like the devauxs, hunted, our families worked for, because you and your family were busy overseas because you were fortunate. So don’t just come here and think you can tamper with oOUR

  22. Tee
    March 21, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    It is absolutely true that the problems facing St Lucians including poverty, unemployment, inadequate health care and problems with the infrastructure all need to be urgently addressed but this can’t be done by wrecking the country. Placing a dolphinarium in Pigeon Island Nationl Park is an act of vandalism which will not address any of these problems. In a best case scenario it promises no more than 28 jobs for St Lucians and these won’t even be the top jobs. In addition, the idea is outmoded. Today people are turning towards seeing animals in their natural habitat rather than in captivity. This issue is not an SLP vs UWP issue. It is an issue which concerns all St Lucians and so their voice needs to be heeded on whether or not such a dolphinarium is established.

  23. Educated Youth
    March 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    this is the result of having a “fake stlucian” as our country’s leader. Allan is a fool and a failed businessman! he will handle the country as well as he did with “air jamaica” and cocopalm (the tragedy of a hotel that it is). We have adopted a disgusting tradition of red and yellow and fail to see that we have terrible leaders on both sides. Our political system is a fail, we need to get fools like Allen out of either parties! Fools who come into power to push their personal agendas!

  24. Anonymous
    March 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Well siad Mr PM, yes he is…!

  25. KD
    March 22, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Maybe that seat of power blindfolds people!!

  26. sharon terrell
    March 25, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Chas taking down the gang,which gang the SLP them backside.The dirty liars them,the reckless gang them.Nim cumpoops them.SHOOO LABOR,labor will be no more.That party must die,only UWPand LPM will exist labor dead.

  27. Martinique
    March 25, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Well said. I am so happy. You said. Those things about the conntry, let them know. What going on, because they think you get in power. And everything. Is ok. Let them know about. Our people. The poor is getting. Poorer, andyou cannot. Fix everything. In such a short time. You are the prime minister. Whatever. You see. That will. Benefits. Our beautiful. St. 🇱🇨 lucia go ahead. And do it, i am a lucian leaving in Martinique. And lucian dont know. What they. Really. Want. Go ahead. Mr prime minister.

  28. Anonymous
    March 25, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I don’t know why no one, not even the government information service, has made the effort to educate the people about the type of dolphin we are talking about here. The dolphin in question is not the fish that we eat. The dolphin we eat and whose head we like is called dolphin-fish. That’s a fish. The one spoken about in relation to the park is not a fish. Its a mammal. Its the dolphin.

    If a park was approved as Chastanet claims why there is no park in St. Lucia? There is more to it than Chastanet says. If you listen you will hear.

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