Prime minister on vacation leave

GIS: The Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service Hon Allen Chastanet has proceeded on vacation leave. He will return to office on July 31.

In the prime minister’s absence, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Hon. Ezechiel Joseph, will serve as acting prime minister.


  1. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 9:35 am

    utter nonsense.

    1. Fpjean
      July 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      He right not you all that put him den eh look it take it that’s what white people do travel and take vacations

      1. Anonymous
        July 11, 2017 at 7:17 pm

        What good job are you nuts:

  2. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Lmao Just over a year and our PM needs some vacation already? What a hard working public servant smh

  3. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 10:12 am

    what a lazy bum!!

  4. sharon terrell
    July 11, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Every Government employee.or company afford their employee atleast 1 week a year and personal time.Union or not thats part of the labor code.The St.Lucia labor code sets guidelines for employees,the Prime Minister is an employee of government to a minimum of 14 work day of vacation after 1 year.The prime minister obeying the laws,he taking his break.He earned it.

    1. Anonymous
      July 11, 2017 at 10:32 am

      I totally agree. we need to be fair. what we would like for ourselves we should want for others as well.

  5. Vibz
    July 11, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Everyone needs a respite from work. Let the man get some time to rejuvenate and reenergize himself for the arduous tasks ahead. Be fair, stop being hypercritical.

  6. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Enjoy your vacation PM:-). Congratulations Mr. Joseph, you will do a good job.

  7. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Hmm, how convenient when one of his ministers is embroiled in a scandal

  8. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    What’s new? He has always been on vacation

    1. Anonymous
      July 11, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      I said the same thing to myself

  9. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Who care about where he is and what he is doing

  10. Tally
    July 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    He is human too and got a family. Enjoy ur vaca sir.

  11. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Mate have chest pain man

    1. Anonymous
      July 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      He is not excluded from taking holidays .you right take care of yourself.go to the gym
      Work on the tummy area .don’t let it get like Kenny tummy .booden rubber

  12. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    He need time out from lament

  13. the shah
    July 11, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Like seriously? Some people talk nonsense so much that they even talk (Word deleted) the man is a public servant and weather it be kenny or chastanet, peep or guy, don’t they all need a vacation? For God’s sake if some of the cretics want to criticize then do it respectfully and positively. This is how you’ll earn respect. Not by talking (Word deleted). smh

  14. Anonymous
    July 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    God’s guidance upon you my PM. A much needed vacation be focus sir .

  15. Lucian in misery
    July 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Everyone is entitled to their vacation but as a leader when your ship is about to sink and you request vacation it says alot about your leadership. Interesting but not surprising.

    1. Anonymous
      July 11, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Very good comment. Those who are writing in support of the PM taking vacation at this time, know very well, that vacation leave is always being deferred under certain circumstances. They also know that there are times when a staff member is offered pay in lieu of leave, because it might be too inconvenient for the staff member to take leave at a certain time. They know, too, of the many months of accumulated leave certain workers have, simply because it has been difficult for them to schedule their leave, due to pressing work situations. Yet, these blind supporters are saying that this notwithstanding, the PM can take his leave when he wants, as he wants. So much for sacrifice.

  16. NONE
    July 11, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    The best question is, who is paying for his vacation, himself or the wonderful tax payers. Who would you say?

    1. Anonymous
      July 11, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      No one has to pay him for his vacation. Paying for vacation is only one outcome of people’s inability to take leave at a particular time. Another outcome is rescheduling of the leave to a more convenient moment. Why did you not speak to this possibility ? The Prime Minister should NOT be paid in lieu of vacation leave. Instead, he should reschedule his leave, or stagger it in smaller portions over a period of time. After all, he is not an ordinary public servant. So please don’t stick on “pay” , as if to suggest that one is recommending that tax payers pay for the man’s vacation leave. By all means, take your leave, but do so at a time that is convenient, from a NATIONAL perspective, not from a PERSONAL perspective. Be careful what you defend, because you are establishing a PRINCIPLE which should hold true for every Tom, Dick, and Harry.

      1. Anonymous
        July 11, 2017 at 9:04 pm

        Are yo stupid, you really think that he is paying for his vacation. You are stupid. The question was,, Who is paying for his vacation not if he is getting paid on vacation. Who is funding your pm vacation.

  17. Anonymous
    July 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Bravo Mr pm I guess you’re not vex any more already had financial power now has economical power….gave over for we.

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