Chastanet wants visa restrictions on Venezuelans

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, reiterating Saint Lucia’s security concerns in relation to the situation in Venezuela, has disclosed that he has asked that authorities here look at imposing  visa restrictions on Venezuelans visiting this country.

“I don’t think that we should make it any easier than the logistics already have for Venezuelans to come here,” Chastanet told reporters Monday during a pre-cabinet news conference.

He announced that he has asked the ministry of immigration to prepare a document for cabinet to consider in relation to the visa restrictions.

“Barring any impediment, we will impose it,” the prime minister asserted.

He said he remained ‘deeply concerned’ about the security threat to Saint Lucia and the region from the Venezuela situation.

“If in fact the government is continuing to struggle to maintain law and order in Venezuela – we have seen an increase in the production of drugs coming out of Colombia – people are short of cash and therefore  people are bringing drugs and bringing arms to sell in Saint Lucia and other Caribbean Islands,” Chastanet observed.

However he  reiterated Saint Lucia’s position against foreign intervention in Venezuela.

United States President, Donald Trump, said on Friday that he would not rule out a ‘military option’ to quell the chaos in the South American country.

“Saint Lucia has always been in the position that we would not support any foreign intervention in Venezuela whether by the United States or anybody else – inside this hemisphere or outside this hemisphere,” Chastanet told reporters.

“I had a long talk with my Ambassador and my Minister of Foreign Affairs – I think that as a hemisphere we have failed,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister declared.

He asserted that the failure was in respect of not establishing very clear parameters on solving problems in the region, with the result that continuously situations like the one in Venezuela arise and finding a solution poses a problem.



  1. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm


  2. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    You call yourself an IDIOT – Jackass!!!!

  3. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    You Call Yourself an IDIOT.

  4. A Voter
    August 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I truly don’t like Allen Chastanet and have rejected all the Evils he has impose on us as a people. However, I support him this time. Good job!

  5. The Crow
    August 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    This Hurricane Chastenet is the biggest A%%H01E there is! Does this guy know anything? Give me a break man!

    1. Anonymous
      August 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Why don’t you be more specific with your comment on the PM statement. Explain your disagreement with what he said. Stop being an A%%Ho1E.

      1. The Crow
        August 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm

        There is no explanation to give because his actions and reasoning are beyond explaining. For example, what is the basis of this decision? Certainly, by his explanation, visa restrictions should be levied on Columbia because the increase in drugs is from there and not Venezuela. Additionally, where is there a correlation between legal immigrants and crime? What is his basis? Now, please do not tell me that there will be an increase in Venezuelan immigrants to St. Lucia because of the present situation over there because there is little to no truth to this!

        Chastenet is an A%%Ho1E.

      2. Vybe
        August 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

        Foreigners come here legally to enable and facilitate the drug crimes and other illegal acts. So to say here is no correlation between legal immigrants and crime is wrong.

        To often the police have intervened and found legal immigrants more so Venezuelans committing drug crimes. Imposing visa restrictions is indeed a very good idea .

  6. sharon terrell
    August 14, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Good job Mr prime minister.Venezuela is out of control and the ramifications for St.Lucia will be far worst than being an Idiot.Drugs and Guns from Columbia and soon mass migration which has already started.We have our own,people to deal with,we cannot take anymore.St.lucia will soon be infested,we do need to put restrictions in place.Good move.

    1. Anonymous
      August 17, 2017 at 10:22 am

      When martinique does the same I hope we accept is in likewise manner

      1. Anonymous
        August 18, 2017 at 12:15 am

        don t be an ass

    2. Carlos
      August 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

      The Venezuelan people who are fleeing from their country are hardworking people who are just looking for better wellbeing for their families. You do not have to worry about them coming to Santa Lucia, since most people do not even know that you exist. Besides that they can not pay the air ticket to get here. In something you are right most of the few Venezuelans who come here is to collect money from the sale of drugs and weapons but what is double standards? If it is the same people of Santa Lucia who buy the drugs and weapons that Venezuelans or Colombians sell. It is the same people of Santa Lucia who are going to collect the drugs and weapons in the sea to introduce them to their country. And they themselves sell those drugs and weapons later to the different islands of the Caribbean. If the people of santa lucia did not buy or consume drugs and weapons. Venezuelans or Colombians would not sell that to this island.

  7. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Is he retarded or what

    1. Anon1
      August 18, 2017 at 9:13 am


  8. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    No he is not retarded..wish he would that to every Island..give ST Lucia a break..yes

  9. Madam chasnay
    August 14, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    After chavez help st.lucia fairly well you all kicking them out smh

  10. Madam chasnay
    August 14, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    So when the pm do that to all island .all.lucian all around the world should give ppl a break in deh country smh

  11. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Ridiculous. Why are we following the American warmongers, in their geopolitical destabilization of Venezuela. This move has serious future consequences, Chastanet is an American dog.

  12. Garnett williams
    August 15, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Michael Chastanet!! How dare you!!! Are you a fried puppet?? Venezuela helped St.Lucia at her worst. – After hurricane Allen ravaged the Island. The school in Vieux-Fort was built by Venezuelan and they gave much, much more. There’re too many surrounding neighbors for them to go to St. Lucia. And so what?? If they come to St.Lucia. St.Lucian are everywhere. How dare you??? That Symbolic gesture speaks volumes of a puppet.. Ungrateful bastard.

  13. Lucianman101
    August 15, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Very Trump-like move by the Prime Minister. What if Martinique implements the same measure against us due to many lucians committing crimes and taking up space in their prison at their expense. Also Venezuela has helped us greatly in the past, you dont abandoned your friends in their time of need.

  14. Box Head
    August 15, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Mr pm i support that move and include other countries on that list as well

  15. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Good move.chastanet when people envy somebody and cannot be in the person’s shoes they try to knock them down.sometimes by physical means or if they can’t get to you try obeah false accusations make the person look smaller than them name calling .yes that’s what happening in chastanet case .calling him retarded dek dek just to bring him down because they want his position and can’t get it.thats their trick don’t be have to wait for 5 years be patient

  16. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I agree take the first step castanet before things get out of hand..too much already happening in our small island

  17. Joe Shmo
    August 15, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Some people are so small minded that even if Chastanet says “We all need air to live” they would still find something negative to say…..smh….. thats why we are in the mess we in…

  18. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    August 15, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Mefinks it’s a good move!

  19. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Colombia and veneuzela that have all the drugs .good mr pm kick them out and dont let them come in our country .drug dealers have no heart when it come to money. They are bad boys the usa can have them no st lucia .drugs has spoil our little island and the young people what a shame check the other island they might come thru them and still bring the drug in and the people like the ssu the police must be honest with the job they doing because there is a God who is watching them

  20. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Sir Chastnet..whiles you at it..there is an island that begin with the letter J and ends with ica please please band these tooooo

  21. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Aa chasnet is trump? For him to look after St.Lucia and what’s happeneing to the people he busy studying other countries. Why don’t he say he will make it easier for we lucians to get visas instead. The man is already “not so smart”.

  22. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm think its better in other countries visa for what stay and plant all have to much bad habits. You’ll will 😳 embrace my prime minister. …

  23. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    watch who you callen American dog,we all know trump is the American dog chastanet is nothing like trump,IF master general says lick the milk trump lick the milk,,chastanet not that way good man.

  24. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm


    1. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
      August 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Bloody hell man…the Queen should have your head for perverting Her English so much.

  25. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    let’s build a wall around St Lucia. And YES!! Venezuela will pay for that wall!!!

  26. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Trunp cannot even get Mexico to build the wall. The tall tall wall..if you think Allan can get Venezuela to build wall

  27. Madam chasnay
    August 16, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Mate check lucian will get visa the U.S.A so he have to learn from daddy trump

  28. Brilliant
    August 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    After riding petrocaribe for 20 years, we shut the door on Venezuela. Brilliant.

  29. Anonymous
    August 18, 2017 at 12:21 am

    out country is open to guyana close the board they life in st lucia illegally for years

  30. Anonymous
    August 18, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Guyana have some much crime and they are coming there and we do not know what crime the did in there country and they are coming to st lucia

  31. Anonymous
    August 18, 2017 at 12:27 am

    do it for one do it for all

  32. Anonymous
    August 18, 2017 at 12:29 am

    no work in the country to small for all them foreigner

  33. Anon1
    August 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    A stodge to the US.

    There’s no rationale behind this potential move none at all.

    Talk about stabbing a friendly Nation in the back after all the support they’ve given St Lucia in the past.

    Venezuela don’t produce drugs nor firearms. Columbia produces drugs, US, UK and France manufacture firearms are they going to be VISA restrictions imposed on them!

    The majority (maybe 96%) of unscrupulous Venezuelans entering St Lucia are not doing so via our airports.

    So how the hell can a VISA restriction have any effect?!

    Again 96% if not more of the contraband entering St Lucia is merely in transit en route to the US (the worlds largest consumer of cocaine) and EU.

    I say let trade the continue – it has more of an economic impact on St Lucians through the trickle down effect than any investment our “Not too bright PM” has initiated whilst in office.

  34. Anonymous
    August 19, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Far as i see every one stay in their their Country. .someone goes to visit some place and go back to their birth place.too much crime in St Lucia Sir Alan. ST Lucia is to small for that.

  35. Anonymous
    August 19, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Chas sounding more and more like his hero trump.

  36. The Crow
    August 21, 2017 at 1:21 am

    This can NEVER happen! The Hurricane speaks out of his @ss instead of his mouth! Doesn’t St. Lucia belong to the OECS? how can he single handedly decide to instruct to impose Visa restrictions? People, think for yourselves!

  37. Paying Attention
    August 21, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I need not insult anyone to make a point.

    Why were visa requirements instituted for Jamaicans wanting to enter UK a few years ago?
    What’s with Martinique’s requirements and limitations on entry for more than fifteen days?
    Why do Caribbean people for certain islands have such a difficult time getting US visas that they migrate to another country, like Saint Lucia, and then apply?
    I thought the issue arose after the ‘alleged kidnapping’ and an examination of the events involving Venezuelans in Saint Lucia over the past years? Maybe I am not paying attention enough.