Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) leader Therold Prudent has called on Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, to issue a statement on reports that Minister in the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Senator Jimmy Henry, is to resign from the cabinet.
It has not been officially confirmed whether the resignation has been tendered.
Henry himself told the Times last week that he had no comment to make on the resignation reports.
“It is a matter that should trouble anyone,” LPM leader Therold Prudent said of the situation.
According to Prudent, it seems that Prime Minister Chastanet and his administration are not transparent with the people of Saint Lucia.
“It would also appear that they have taken the mandate which was given to them for granted – as if they are always going to be in power and they don’t have to explain anything to the people of Saint Lucia,” Prudent said in an interview with the Times.
He spoke of the controversial $US 2.6 billion Desert Star Holdings Limited (DSH) project, asserting that up to now people are in the dark as to what was actually signed.
“In this matter with the minister I would really like to appeal to Mr. Chastanet – you cannot continue to be so evasive, especially when questions are being asked,” the LPM leader stated.
He expressed the view that Chastanet needs to come out and tell the people of Saint Lucia what is going on.
“If there is anything going on let the people of Saint Lucia know and if there isn’t anything going on you still have to come out and clear the air,” Prudent declared.
“I am hoping that he will do that by this week,” he remarked.
Prudent said Chastanet should not allow the carnival season to go through believing that the issues can be swept under the rug.
“I am appealing to him – by this week come out and let the people of Saint Lucia know exactly what is going on and if there isn’t anything, we will accept that there is nothing,” the LPM official told the Times.