Chastanet hails UK snap election call

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has asserted that the snap election call in the United Kingdom creates a certain amount of stability.

Chastanet told reporters that Prime Minister Theresa May, who announced a June 8 poll, has obviously seen an opportunity and has made her government’s position very clear.

“There was a lot of skepticism as to whether in fact after the referendum she would have proceeded, so  she made  the announcement that she was actually going to proceed – she has actually now triggered Article 50 at the EU to indicate that England is going to proceed with extracting itself from the EU,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister said.

Chastanet said having an election now gives a very clear mandate to her government which creates stability.

He noted that on Tuesday morning the pound strengthened.

“For Saint Lucia to be more competitive in the UK market, we need to see a pound of around one fifty to one sixty – that will drive not only arrivals into Saint Lucia but our real estate market,” the PM asserted.

He said anything England can do to strengthen confidence in the UK is a good thing.

“I think having an election at this time when she only has a minor majority in the house will certainly, hopefully give her the leeway to be able to push more aggressively what she is attempting to do,” Chastanet said.




  1. Anonymous
    April 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    So when is our snap election Chas?

  2. Jacques Boucle
    April 19, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Prime Minister Chastanet is once again demonstrating his incompetence. Sir, the British pound has been in the doldrum for quite awhile. The increase on Tuesday is an outlier and not yet time to celebrate. Many confluence of factors will decide the trajectory of the British pound in due course. Please, sir, get proper information before commenting on any topic. I can understand your instinct to sound worldly but you lack the basic understand of economics.

    1. Anonymous
      April 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      But sir you havnt added any insight. You have only highlighted your bias and fear. We know Chastenet can do no gòod in yòur red eyes.

      1. Predominant
        April 20, 2017 at 12:17 am


  3. Vibz
    April 19, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    All this man thinks about is Tourism and its spin-offs. That’s it! So many murders and he utters not one word to reassure the citizens that measures are being put in placenta curd this worrying state of affairs. He is extrapolating about Brexit and the up coming UK Election how it can positively impact St. Lucia. Not one word about the spiraling out of control crime rate. Not one word of sympathy to grieving families. Not one word about how his government plans to tackle and put a stranglehold on criminal activities. I have to reluctantly conclude that the new leader cannot lead. I am apolitical.

  4. Vibz
    April 19, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Correction to my original post: * put in place to curb this worrying state of affairs.

  5. Anonymous
    April 19, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Allen the working majority in the commons by the conservatives is 17 MP’S what are you talking about.
    The election were called because of BREXIT and not because of a minority majority . Allen when will you stop misinforming and telling lies. WHEN ?????

    1. Anon1
      April 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Oooops he’s done it again!

      The UK snap general elections may not have had any influence on the increase of the pond.

      “…England is going to proceed with extracting itself from the EU,” – UTTER NONESENSE.

      England did not trigger Article 50, oh my God CHASS!

      So if England triggered Article 50 are you insinuating Wales and Scotland are going to remain in the EU!

      The United Kingdom triggered Article 50.

      Lord help St Lucia’s Leadership – highly embarassing

  6. Anonymous
    April 19, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    While our country keep moving on ,the nay sayers will stay behind and oppose every had dam thing for opposing sake

  7. Mind your own businrss
    April 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Please do not comment on our elections, whether it be snap or wrap, we can handle our own situation. Please consider your people in st lucia who needs desperate help.

    1. Predominant
      April 20, 2017 at 12:19 am


  8. 666
    April 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Like I’ve always said, Allen has a big tongue. Now what if the opposition wins? Bro, you need to be more diplomatic and stop putting your nose everywhere.

  9. Anonymous
    April 20, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Don’t think our PM is brave enough to call a snap election.

  10. Anonymous
    April 21, 2017 at 1:14 am

    I think we need an Election here in Saint Lucia on June 8 as well!

  11. Anon1
    April 21, 2017 at 8:58 am


    The people of Vieux Fort have voted unanimously to break away from St Lucia and the OECS to form it’s own state.

    More on this story from our American educated PM Mr. Allen “pale papishow, loose tongue, alternative fact Ch ass net.

    Michael must have been shaking his head in shame.

  12. Anonymous
    June 10, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Mr Prime Minister get your facts right. You are the only one that speaks RUBBISH.
    What do you know about England election huh?????

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