Opposition doubles down on Prime Minister Allen vacation criticism

The Opposition St Lucia Labour Party has doubled down on its criticism of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet decision to take 21 days’ vacation leave.

The government announced on Monday that the Prime Minister had proceeded on vacation leave and would be returning to office on July 31.

Senator Joachim Henry says the Prime Minister has chosen to proceed on vacation at a time when leadership is critical and the country is faced with a number of serious issues, including the rising murder rate and the Jimmy Henry resignation.

Henry declared there was an absence of leadership and added that the Prime Minister has dropped the baton when it comes to leading the country.

“The Prime Minister has taken to proceed on leave for 21 days and that is quite strange. Those persons who take on a new job would spend quite a bit of time to get down at things. It’s not that everything is ok in St Lucia. Crime is on the rise, the issue of school is about to open and people are clamouring for books and support for their children. There’s so many issues confronting the country at this time. Some persons have described it as a country being in crisis at this time,” Henry said.

Henry said, given the challenges facing the country, one would have expected it would be a period for “all hands on deck.”

He further called for clarification from the Prime Minster on the resignation of former Senator Jimmy Henry.


  1. opps!!!
    July 14, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Joachim Nonsense talk. He also has a family if you all dont consider yours. Plus hebwpuld have to get vacation paid like some others including ministers who get paid big vacation monies when leaving office. Sucession transition is also vital to our country. if he drops dead now will the country not move on?

  2. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I think the question should be of efficiency. I’ve noted workers who come every day on time and leave on the dot also (not a minute later) and for the life of me I can’t figure out what they did all day.

  3. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Indeed taking leave just a few days before the resignation of one of your ministers seems abit fishy

  4. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 9:40 am

    What is fishy about taking leave? Let’s stop this negativity.

  5. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 9:41 am

    What is so fishy about taking leave?

  6. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Don’t worry about his vacation as his father is in St. Lucia keeping an eye and a handle on things. It’s a family affair!

  7. Shake a tree
    July 14, 2017 at 10:10 am

    The kitchen to hot for his incompetent. He has been on holiday morw than once, St. Lucia to fraid there. Waste of time that UWP. Stop blogging responses Kernisha, we know you good at stacking up numbers (Words deleted)

  8. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Just another leaf of taking lucians for granted

  9. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Choopz. What will they talk about next………

    Enjoy your Vacation PM. Remember, NO distractions. Let them talk…..

  10. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Great Job Joachim IGNORE the UWPee losers drowning in debt, corruption and blatant disrespect for a country all while blind sided by politricks.

  11. digusted
    July 14, 2017 at 11:19 am

    So only Labour can go on vacation !!

    1. When lucian refuse to read
      July 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Did you read the articlle !smh urll lucians refuse to read n then talk instead to the opposite (Word deleted)

  12. 666
    July 14, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    At least we won’t hear his big mouth! Hope angry, old man, has-been Kenny doesn’t attempt a coup lol..

  13. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Not surprised he needs a vacation…..he is overloaded the flat brain vacuum. The only problem is that his actions won’t match his state for he will return.

  14. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    2so Kenny never took a vacation

    1. 666
      July 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Dictators don’t go on vacation!

  15. Anonymous
    July 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Well well I guess his frustrated with all the minister he has working with also minister in the ministry, st Lucia is not a prior for him I guess, after he embarked on his tour meet the workers he proceeded on vacation you might apply for permanent leave I guess

  16. Halii
    July 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    After a year of rowrow he needs a little little rest after all …public service encourages you to take your leave and he needs rest from all that pressure …the man cannot breathe because of you party harks.

  17. KACP
    July 14, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    We are all humans right, no one has a power on/ off button. While I understand that the role the PM plays is critical we must not allow politics to cloud out judgement. I’m certain that in this technological era though PM May not physically be in office, he maintains contact and addresses issues. I value family and I have no issues with the PM taking holday with his. If the opposition leader is concern about issues I’m sure he can do something more productive than criticising a man who decides to spend time with his family. We need to look at the bigger picture. Think Positive don’t just say things to gain political points.

  18. Anonymous
    July 15, 2017 at 2:17 am

    I hope the SLP becomes an extinct species. I am tired of this gutter politics by the so called brilliant men. Once upon a time I believed they were the answer but I have soon learnt that possessing a degree does not make you brilliant or intelligent.

    1. Anonymous
      July 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Well said there. Politrics again.