Is Prime Minister Chastanet Facilitating Misdeeds by Guy Joseph?

PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party is calling on Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to dispel the growing public perception that he is facilitating misdeeds committed by Guy Joseph, his Minister of Economic Affairs and by all indications his closest political partner.

The SLP, further, appeals to the Prime Minister to explain why he remains powerless in the face of bold abuses of office by Minister Joseph. Why has he not reprimanded Minister Joseph for sitting as Chairman of Cabinet, during his acting appointment as Prime Minister, while his wife made a presentation to Cabinet for incentives on behalf of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (CHTTI), of which she is a signatory to the Articles of Incorporation, dated 27 October 2016?  Why is the Prime Minister forced to condone such blatant conflict of interest by Minister Joseph?

Against that backdrop the SLP feels compelled to ask the Prime Minister to confirm whether CHTTI is to be a beneficiary of a $10million dollar allocation in the 2017-2018 budget estimates, designated for training. This will help to clear the deep suspicion which surrounds that particular allocation in the estimates.

According to the SLP the doubts over special treatment of CHTTI are made worse when at a public ceremony Minister Guy Joseph receives a cheque of US$40,000 from the Taiwanese Ambassador which he (Joseph) stated was on behalf of Minister Dominic Fedee, only to have the Ambassador expose later that this was the second payment of a total grant of US$100,000 going to the same CHTTI, in which his wife has interest.

The SLP is asking whether this is the latest episode of Guy Joseph’s game of deception on the Taiwanese. A few months ago Minister Joseph exposed on Timothy Poleon’s Newsmaker Live that he had knowingly made false representation to the Taiwanese in the matter of CDP contracts. This is what he said then “I had to compile a list based on the contracts that were in the Ministry; pretend as if the projects had not been done and submit it to the Taiwanese for approval.

Did the Taiwanese know that Guy Joseph’s wife, Wendy Bailey (maiden name) had interest in CHTTI?

The Prime Minister needs to tell the public whether those abuses of office are acceptable to him or publicly condemn the behaviour of his close friend and Cabinet colleague.


  1. Point man
    June 8, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    We have enough of Guy Joseph and Chastanet. Enough talking. Now we mobilise to show them the road.

  2. Point man
    June 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    And I know Wendy Bailey. I know her parents. I even know her brother etc. He could she allow herself to be dragged in the mud just like Guy Joseph? I’m I to believe she is exactly like Guy Joseph? Perhaps she is worst.

  3. Watchful
    June 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I fail to understand why so called ingelligent people are do gullible and allow the opposition to cloud their judgement. I also fail to understand how “I am not a criminal. I do not pay anybody to commit crime for me. If i have to commit a crime I will do it myself.”means the person who uttered those words is involved in crime/criminal activity.
    It has been said that a drowning man will clutch at a straw, and the SLP will do anything and everytbing to credit the present administration. How short can our memories be!!!!! Supposedly well learned and qualified (as they often refer to themselves) behave like educated illiterates.

    Before the opposition hacks slit my throat or hurl their usual disresptful comments at me I did not comment as a supporter or opposer of any party. I am just a born and bred citizen of this country watching with interest what is taking place in my country.

    While the people are busy defaming each other in the name of the party they support, while they are slitting each other’s throats the politicians are buddies(outside parliament and off the political platforms)

    1. Lucian
      June 8, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      U are not a hack and u have no problems with guy josephs actions? Who u fooling? Are u proud of the image that these actions paint on the reputation of our country? Or do u even know what this means for this country? Well thats if u not a hack!!! The only way your judgement will not be clouded.

    2. Anonymous
      June 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Watchful: a couple things to note: These allegations under the protection of the house. They were made in public and so if SLP has done anything wrong the idiot Guy Joseph and his wife can take them to court to clear their names.

    3. Anonymous
      June 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Watchful: a couple things to note: These allegations were not made under the protection of the house. They were made in public and so if SLP has done anything wrong the idiot Guy Joseph and his wife can take them to court to clear their names.

  4. Trusting God Always
    June 8, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    we have had a bit of Guy Joseph in the past. We know how deceptive he can be. A two face person. He says half of him belongs to God and the other half belongs to the devil. But dont this “godly Man’ knows that you cannot serve two masters at the same time cause you will surely end up loving one and hating the other. Please mr. Joseph tell us which one that you love and which one that u hate. I honestly dont know how we St.lucian allowed Joseph to be part of our political system. That man is deceptive. He belives people likes him and his big mouth. Little does he know that everytime he opens his mouth peolpe are laughing at him. Be it at home or abroad. He should be ashame of himself and his political cronies need to speak to him. While we have freedom of speech his is becoming sickening to every ear that listens to him. Mr. politiv
    cal leader please take charge of your group. After all if you cannot lead your small flock how can we have any faith that you will be able to lead a bigger flock. Oh what a terrible mistake we made Lucians but please let it be a lesson to us.

  5. Anonymous
    June 8, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    When Labour was in power they did as they pleased. I wish they would sit, shut up and allow the present government to do their job. Stop stirring trouble.

  6. Anonymous
    June 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I do not blame Guy Joseph for been the biggest crook and a gifted liar in St. Lucia’s political history. You know who I blame, I blame the sorry people of Bexon who keeps voting for him over and over . But I understand why they keep voting him in, St.Lucians like RORO and Guy is minister RORO and minister Cabarway so he fulfills that void which uneducated people like.

    1. Anonymous
      June 8, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Your slp can never win a election without the votes of the people you just call unedcated

      1. Anonymous
        June 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm

        I am not SLP nor UWP not affiliated to any party. Just my conviction that no educated person will ever vote for GUY. This Guy is an embarrassment to Saint Lucia.(Words deleted)

  7. Vibz
    June 8, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Politics has sunk to the level where the party that can lie most convincingly ascends to the throne of power. Instead of engaging in nation building pursuits, the parties engage in Slash & Burn and Cutthroat politics. What a progressive and well-off place St. Lucia would be if both political parties put their collective brain power together in the interest of Nation Building. The non-stop political campaigning, continuous tug-of-war and brutal assassination of people’s character can only lead to decadence and a failed society.

  8. Anonymous
    June 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Guy must go oh

  9. Anonymous
    June 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Guy making sure he squeezes as much money as he can in the remaining four years

  10. Anonymous
    June 8, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    What did guy Joseph do? Did he sold our sea bed to jack grynberg?did he did he sold the Helen hights building in New York? Did he went behind our backs and use ur emergency funds of over $140,000,000.00? Did he put 15%vat on the poor people? Did he borrow over 3 billion dollars and there’s nothing to show for it ? Now look you loosers the people has spoken and get over it you dommys

    1. Anonymous
      June 8, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      you’re just as pathetic as Guy . Who introduced VAT, is Saint Lucia the only country without vat? Give me a break

  11. Compass Needle
    June 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I was wondering why Guy Joseph’s wife registered the CHTTI company in her maiden name (Bailey), when I know she has gone by her married name (Bailey-Joseph) in her official capacity as Director of the Lynchburg College Goodlands Campus. She seems to be camera-shy all of a sudden, allowing her representatives to pose for the photos when receiving cheques. Guy Joseph denies affiliation with the company after he accepted a cheque, conveniently forgetting that weeks before at a press conference he said that he would be willing to open 10 more schools for his wife. Why all this craftiness? It must because they are a well-matched couple. (Word deleted)

  12. Swing Voter
    June 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Its amazing how all the SLP hacks are out like a virus! The people of SLU voted for who they wanted and that was UWP! Some ppl act like SLP have been squeaky clean for the past years! Guy Joseph said clearly before that in they say he is a criminal then take him to court! Up to now the SLP and chronies have nothing on him….so all u labor gorgors step aside cuz the SLP is yet to touch Guy. All they do is talk when the man said boldly to take him to court! Up to now…….who are you trying to fool SLP??????? Not me for sure!!!!

    1. Anonymous
      June 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      People like you who enables his type of behavior party blind mice. Its not about SLP or UWP its about St.Lucia first. Stop condoning Guys action you ignoramus cunnt

  13. St. Lucian
    June 8, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I never thought loss of power would affect the SLP so! They are behaving as though that is all to political life. Being in power is not the right of any party. The people decide that and they decided a year ago.

    My goodness why are those guys so desperate. Dont they have private or other jobs than want to perpetually live off the treasury.

  14. Jo Shmo
    June 8, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I dare u Anonymous to refute his claim that Guy Joseph asked the Labour party to take him to Court with all the accusations that were in the air at the time…and they still havent up to now……..*crickets*

    1. Anonymous
      June 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

      you right because Kenny is all talk no action. We need Politicians and law makers with balls to start jailing crooks like Guy. An example needs to be made out of politicians .