Chastanet: ‘Philip Really Doesn’t Care!’

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Opposition leader Allen Chastanet has again taken Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre to task over measures to cushion the cost of living increases for citizens.

” With every passing day, more and more we see the proof that Philip really doesn’t care,” the former Prime Minister wrote on Facebook.

Chastanet noted that Prime Minister Pierre continues to insist that there is nothing that his Government can do to minimise the pressure people are feeling from the continuous increases in the cost of living.

But the United Workers Party (UWP) leader pointed to the Timothy Harris administration of Saint Kitts & Nevis as an example of what a government that truly cares about people is doing to assist them.

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Chastanet noted that recently Harris announced measures to provide relief to citizens of his country.

And the former Saint Lucia Prime Minister listed several of those measures.

Among them were a ten percent salary increase for public sector workers, removal of duties on food imported by Saint Kitts and Nevis households, and a three-month extension of income and disability support programmes.

In addition, Chastanet noted the  Saint Kitts and Nevis government’s removal of VAT on vegetables, fruits, and fruit juices and a reduction of excise tax on imported fuel from $2.25 per gallon to $0.95 a gallon.

Recalling Prime Minister Pierre’s $1.8 Billion Budget, the UJWP leader lamented that there was ‘not a single measure aimed at helping citizens to combat the problem of inflation.’

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27 COMMENTS

  1. I will continue to preach Truth. Now Herman Vitalis and the gang, why are all you continue to preach Lies in all what all you say? Allen is a professional LIAR and all you continue to support him, it means all your are professional Liars too.
    Anyway I am going on a vacation on one of the 23 islands Chas built in VF.

  2. For once I agree with Chastenet. Pierre doesn’t care. Chastenet didn’t care and still doesn’t care. None of these politicians care about the average St. Lucian. The only employment created thus far by this administration is second jobs for their family members, friends, lovers, exes and hacks. The previous administration did the same except they also went to retirees who had already done their time, made their money and had no record of success. So yes, Chas, Phillip doesn’t care, you didn’t and still don’t care and none of your fellow politicians care. Nou pwis en sar!

  3. For once I agree with Chastenet. Pierre doesn’t care. Chastenet didn’t care and still doesn’t care. None of these politicians care about the average St. Lucian. The only employment created thus far by this administration is second jobs for their family members, friends, lovers, exes and hacks. The previous administration did the same except they also went to retirees who had already done their time, made their money and had no record of success. So yes, Chas, Phillip doesn’t care, you didn’t and still don’t care and none of your fellow politicians care. Nou pwis en sar!

  4. Saint Lucian, it’s time for us all to make some sacrifice for our country
    We are faceing with alote of dets
    The cip money which could have helped us they give it to one man
    Where are the projects put it place in order for us to pay the dets
    They removed the 5cents which was there to help the poor
    Now those who called Us all jackass’s want us to obey them
    The government is less than a year ago, do we want our country to be bankrupt, let us help our country to come out of this mess chastanet put us in
    Let us take a page out of Barbados and move forward

  5. Maybe Chas can look in a mirror and see his ego….only then he might realize that he once had the opportunity to do exactly what he is suggesting. Good idea or not this is starting to have the feel of, as one might say “a little too much” . You are diluting the effect you are trying to convey and possibly creating a “turnoff” to some. I have always learned that Less is alway more.

  6. Mr Chas quotes St.Kitts and the actions to assist their people…hummm interesting…in St Kitts right now the PM have as the GG to desolves palament because some members of the colition that help him get into office is opposing his leadership style. They were going to file a vote of no confidence in him…now how can we go down the way of St Kitts …sorry Chas keep on ……..

  7. Lol you borrowed over a billion leaving the country in a debt to GDP ratio of over 90% and then you coming Saint Lucia to St.Kitts which has a robust CIP scheme and a debt to GDP ratio of 57%. Mr. Leader of the Opposition you are being willfully disingenuous.

  8. Allen is curse on this island. Are we really going to forget that Allen was in power ten months ago. Are we really going to forget that he had a document to bring gas down as soon as he got back to his office, but instead raised gas prices by $1.50. Then claimed that the $1.50 was in a locked box that to date no one has been able to locate or get the key for. The same Allen that gifted a China man with a thousand acres of our land for a dollar an acre. The same Allen that left St. Jude untouched for 3 years because of politics. This man has no shame, and his acolytes are worse. His worshippers are playing ignorant, they know the truth, but the truth is not a concept that Allen or his supporters are willing to get in the way of their agenda. Sad.

  9. PJP does not care. All he cares about is getting the name of prime minister of St. Lucia.
    Many have seen Philip for what he is already– liar manipulator and very vindictive. I do not let this get to me. Leave St Lucians alone. Let them suffer. Sa ki fete fete. They wanted change so they get change. Leave them in their misery. Why bother Chastanet.

    • Are you serious? Are u that daft? Did Allen care about or a better question does Allen care about you? Self hate is a serious problem in St.Lucia. You won’t like PJP because he looks like you and talk like you. PJP is thousand times the PM Chastnent could never be so sit back, relax and watch him work for the people of St.Lucia and not for foreigners

  10. Chastnent is a bloody failure and I wonder when some of u will realise that. Is it his skin colour that have you believing in him? He took laptops from your children you supported him, he denied you of proper healthcare you still supported him, he gave your land away to foreigners you still continue to support him. What will Chastnent do next to make you realise he’s not for you but just a selfish uneducated man that think St.Lucia belongs to him. Stop believing in Chastnent and believe in yourselves and children.

  11. Trash Talk. Trying to be relevant. Allen you got the opportunity whilst you were in power for 5 years one month and 19 days. Where is the letter you said that was on your desk once sign the price of fuel is going up it will go down. Did you really care when you defunded the National Trust, many were sent home. You will never be PM again in Opposition that where you belong 15-2. Those in your circle only that will take advice from you.

  12. I wonder whether some of you read to understand or read at all. Haven’t you listened to international news lately? Try listening to BBC news or CNN and stop allowing Chastnent to feed your head with s..t. Is PJP responsible for higher prices in the UK, US and the rest of the world? Why don’t you ask Chastnent why didn’t he implement all these measures with the imf monies and all the loans he took in the name of covid. Day ban hypocrite.

  13. i remember maybe in their 3rd or 4th year allen and guy threatening to reduced the public service i really hope st lucians are not taking this media blitz he is on seriously lets not forget their financial atrocities and mostly self serving interests if allen were here now he’d only be filling pockets and digging us even deeper holes to get out i pray at least one politician pays whether red or yellow for squandering public funds

  14. Chas must understand, is not that PIP does note care. Is because he cares that he will not tamper with the finances to impact revenue streams and consequently affect cash flow. PIP is not a big thinker when it comes to decision making, he believes in not rocking the boat, just keeping it steady. PIP is of the view that you must not be too much in a hurry to bring economic relief to the people. Decisions in favour of the poor usually involves borrowing, and Pierre would prefer not to borrow. Pierre’s model of development is keeping money on a fixed deposit to earn 2.5% interest, instead of investing the money to try and make it earn 12 and 15%. If Pierre had his way, he would have increased the VAT. That’s the only steady way that he knows how. The turtle approach to modern development.

    • @Amani, the turtle 🐢 approach to put more money in his pockets. Robbing lucians blindly out their money. Kenny and company did it once now pip doing it again??? When will poor lucians learn. They voted for pip peep pop eye because they convinced themselves that he is a black man so he wouldn’t steal from them. Well sometimes its the black man that will sell yall quicker in slavery and debt than the white man! When poor people feeling the pinch and politicians refuse to cut their salaries you know whats going on!!! Bor borl!!!! Des bun bor bor lisssss!😂

  15. yes garcon piere not even trying to do nothing all he saying is there is nothing he can do, every time slp in power there is always an increase in this and that the last time what did we get when kenny was in power? VAT even if it was inevitable but the thing is who put it? SLP

  16. Pip peep pop eye NEVER CARED!!! DES BUN BOR BOR LISSSS!!! Kenny bor borl noff of lucians money now round two is the honorable Pip peep pop eye! Labour pains lucia having right about now!!!! Pay-tay chew moon en Sainte lisi!!!!

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