SLP blasts government over SLNT subvention cut

Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre has blasted the government for withdrawing the annual $EC 700,000 subvention to the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT).

In a statement today, Pierre described the move by the Allen Chastanet regime as “vicious, vindictive and reeking of victimization.

“It is clear that the move by Mr. Chastanet as Minister for Finance is in retaliation to the Saint Lucia National Trust’s principled position on the Dolphin Park at Pigeon Island National Landmark and the DSH Project and its environmental impacts,” the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader declared.

The  SLP said it wants to place on record its support for the National Trust as the legal entity entrusted with the protection of  Saint Lucia’s environment and patrimony.

The party has also reaffirmed its non-discriminatory policy on governance and said it is putting Prime Minister Chastanet on notice, that such “acts of pettiness and bullying” will not be accepted by the Opposition and the people of Saint Lucia.

The annual subvention to the National Trust has been withdrawn for the first time since the organisation was formed in 1975 by the government of the former Prime Minister, Sir John Compton some 42 years ago, the SLP noted.

The opposition party has assured the Trust that the SLP will restore the organisation’s subvention upon returning to Government.


  1. Anonymous
    April 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

    This CLOWN boy Chastanet and his TEN fools believe that they are gods, and that the island os St. Lucia belongs to him and his father. This deceitful, lying boy really wants to see the other side of citizens as he continues to victimize persons who opposes him, and in that case this is not opposition for opposing sake but with justification. Is he so mentally retarded that he so . This unwarranted victimization must stop.

    Who does Allen think he is? This child has broken down structures that have been setup, placed more persons on the poverty line for his so call supporters instead of trying to create the employment he so promised desperately seeking election and apart from that breaks every law pertaining to the parliamentary.

    With this doing do you expect the citizens to behave any different, then time alone will tell. When persons who should know better supported the blatant and compulsive lies that this boy told during the campaign and their influence on the less fortunate ensuring them a better life only for their benefit of scraps, and are now feeling the pinch. School feeding program at a halt, laptops far from being given when promised that it will not stop (who losses, the poor & less fortunate only as his upper class will not and cannot feel that squeeze) it is time for this nonsense to stop. Persons who cannot pay the mortgage of a small plywood house or face courts with the balance of payment just to have a better standard of living.

    Selfish boy where is your conscience, don’t you have a heart. Poor people you better watch it because harder times are coming for you, just remember God is in control, and His word says ” vengence is mine and I will repay” keep trusting in Him because this will stay right here on this earth soon to be wiped away, our days are all numbered He is coming soon. The riches of this world, the power some of us have and wants to exercise on all who oppose this tooo will come to pass, keep trusting. So heart breaking to see what the island has come to, but the “evil that man do will live with you” “be careful what you call upon others it might just be what turn round to bite you.”

    Chastanet who do you think you are?

    1. Anonymous
      April 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Your Prime Minister stupid

    2. Anonymous
      April 27, 2017 at 6:01 am

      Yous sound worse than chas you are a die hard s l p loser

  2. Anonymous
    April 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Whenever that is.

  3. Anonymous
    April 26, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I can interpret Chastanet’s actions in no other way but vindictive! Just what is wrong with this big well-there-there? When you think this man will sit down take stock and let his actions reflects he is dealing with human beings he turns round and screams at you! If this man could tell me the NT trust has done nothing worthwhile since it was created hence the unceremonious manner in which its funds from the state is all of a sudden blocked, then i say to him this is another display of his total disregard of our patrimony. St Lucia don’t need such arrogance occupying the top seat. Chastanet have to go!

  4. 666
    April 26, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    UWP has always been for big business…but then again SLP tend to lean towards socialism, hence having Kenny for so long. Why can’t we get the happy medium?

  5. Anonymous
    April 26, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Sth up.

  6. Amie dodo
    April 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Good let the SLN t collect their own monies and when government gives out monies their should be someone to monitor every cent that is being spent, to many times monies are given to this country and no one knows what’s happening, its time some body take s stand,

    1. Sick&Tired
      April 27, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Sigh…I see you are selective…didn’t you see the Press Release from the Trust…all their financial statements are submitted to parliament on time and their members receive the Financial Audited reports at the AGMs (so why dont you join them so you can get the information!!). Furthermore, my understanding is that Government has two representatives on the Trust Council, so one would think that if there was anything suspicious in their financials the Government Reps would have flagged this…Also, don’t want to call any names but I wonder if similar NGOs’ financials are up to date and submitted to the Government and public…hmmmm…go find that out and stop playing politics…right is right wrong is wrong, remove the veils from your eyes!!

  7. Amie dodo
    April 26, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Kenny left st.Lucia with billions of deth no money no love

    1. Anonymous
      April 27, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Uwp is the one who has St.Lucia in debt ever since they asked for independence. Which I will always say is the dumbest deal St.Lucian Government has ever made. Learn basic history and then you will know on who to cast the blame.

  8. The Donald
    April 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I support our prime minister it is time for change

    1. Anonymous
      April 27, 2017 at 8:17 am

      You support a retarded? Our pm has a brain if five year old kid. A complete idiot. Hope SLP put their act together. No government led by a retarded will last. So you blind supporters grab what you can now because your time is short.