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The leader of the opposition in Saint Lucia wants to know who is paying for Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s social media presence.

“The Prime Minister needs to tell us who is paying for all these social media things he is doing – all these people who are following him with cameras,” Philip J. Pierre told a Town Hall meeting of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) last week.

“Is it the taxpayers money? Is it his private money? Is there any difference between the party and the government?” The SLP leader asked.

“When we were in government we were not able to use the SLG vehicles for private purposes,” Pierre recalled.

He asserted that currently, there is no difference between the ruling party and the government.

“The government seems to be the same as the party,” Pierre declared.

He told the audience that some people become excited because Chastanet is on Instagram and other social media.

“I saw the Prime Minister trying to play a goalkeeper,” Pierre said to laughter from the audience.

Prime Minister Chastanet on ground after saving goal (Screen grab from video posted on PM’s Facebook page)

“When he fell he rolled over and he came back and he looked clownish,” he stated.

“If you want that from me – I ain’t doing that,” the SLP leader declared.

“That is tokenism and bluff and I am not getting involved in tokenism,” he told his audience.

Part of Town Hall meeting audience

According to Pierre, the PM believes that the way to get to the youth is through that ‘tokenism’; taking photos with them;  and going to an ‘all white’ party and dressing in black.

Pierre explained that Chastanet believes he can influence young people in that way.

He told young people that the PM taking photos with them does not deal with their education or the fact that when they leave university they will be unable to get a piece of land to build a house.

Pierre asserted that all the land is going to foreigners.

“Our party has an entire programme on a youth economy,” he said.

Explaining what the youth economy is about, Pierre said an entire section of the economy will be given to the youth to be responsible for it.

“We’re  going to talk to them; we’re going to look at the businesses that they want to go into; we’re going to finance them.”

 

 

 

 

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45 COMMENTS

  1. The more Pip speaks, the more he exposes is emptiness. Keep on talking Pip. We love what we are hearing from you.

    Even the PM’s social media presence is bothering the SLP. Papishow!!!

  2. What we need is a minimum wage rate for private sector workers as the current trend is paying workers 10 hundred dollars a month

    • Ok I really want to know who paying for it too but mr. Pierre who was paying for Ernest Hilliare internet campaign last election. 🤔 we remember seeing old dude all over even pornhub🤔🤔🤔

  3. Mt Pierre,
    Please stop sounding so desperate, we are beginning to think that you have a personal agenda
    It does not look good for you or the party.

  4. I would really like to know WHO’S PAYING FOR YOUR AIRTIME MR.PIERRE. Everytime you open your mouth is pure nonsense you talking to have your ignorant S.L.P supports laugh and make fun while the more educated people are left with their mouths open trying to comprehend what pile of crap you are talking there trying desperately to MIND F–K US. Man any supporter of the Government, supporter of the party, The P.M’s wife or even his bodyguard can use their phones or even his just like anyone would do record stuff or take out pics and send them to his account FOR FREE like any young person would do. But I guess YOU DON”T KNOW SUCH cause you aren’t in touch with the new age tech or SOCIAL MEDIA so you’ll come out talking CRAP as usual. Man get in touch with reality and stop try to SCORE THESE CHEAP POLITICAL POINTS it ain’t helping you or THE PARTY.

  5. I would really like to know WHO’S PAYING FOR YOUR AIRTIME MR.PIERRE. Everytime you open your mouth is pure nonsense you talking to have your ignorant S.L.P supports laugh and make fun while the more educated people are left with their mouths open trying to comprehend what pile of crap you are talking there trying desperately to MIND F–K US. Man any supporter of the Government, supporter of the party, The P.M’s wife or even his bodyguard can use their phones or even his just like anyone would do record stuff or take out pics and send them to his account FOR FREE like any young person would do. But I guess YOU DON”T KNOW SUCH cause you aren’t in touch with the new age tech or SOCIAL MEDIA so you’ll come out talking CRAP as usual. Man get in touch with reality and stop try to SCORE THESE CHEAP POLITICAL POINTS it ain’t helping you or THE PARTY.

  6. Hahaha..philip you listening to yourself. U only taking on nonsense. That you talking about. Mr philip J pierre instagram, facebook, Twitter. WhatsApp they are for free. The man can be a goalkeeper. Whats wrong with that. You more chasing ppl away from your party. Man resign and allow someone else to lead the party, you to desperate.

  7. That’s the same prime minister who paid the Range group $20 million us tax payers money for his incompetence $20 million tax break for Sandals millions for Lockerbie and Ojo Labs $30 million to divert a road for Tai oh king while Lucians are dying from a health crisis Lucians weren’t be fooled this time around and am sure as a real economist Mr.Pierre knows what he is talking about as it relates to social media

    • Lol. Pip is a real economist? He sure did not use it to make the lives of Marchand people better. AA look it! Well, he really led Kenny down the wrong path.

  8. What Pip deliberate did not even mention was the success of the youth in sports. The PM was acknowledging their success and celebrating with them. What is wrong with that? He also did not mention that the PM was having a tour with the FIFA President and Vice President. They are international figures and can do a lot for the country both in sports and in tourism. The PM is enjoying himself being a PM and not getting FAT like the others.

  9. This guy is the personification of backwardness and stupidity, so sad.The PM is trying his best to grow the economy removing St.lucia from it’s very poor condition.Mr.Pierre stop the political anger you sound as angry as Kenny Anthony.

  10. TOKENISM????? Are you describing the PM celebrating with our nation sportsmen and women tokenism? That is ridiculous and think he need to apologize, not to the PM, but to the young National sportsmen and women. These are our NATIONAL SPORTS YOUTH. Why shouldn’t it be considered as “Supporting our young National players”? $1,000,000,000.00 will always be equal to 1 billion but this can never be equated to TOKENISM. The USA President always invite their national sports persons to the white house after a successful outing. Is this TOKENISM?

    • When it come sports you not ashamed to go there ha ha ha ha . Man you are a trip. How are they training ? Where are they training ? Under what conditions ??? Haaaaaa. Spin baby you spin like a top they not fooling NOBODY. We lapo like he’ll dismal results compared to other EC States AND YOU KNOW WHY with the carp you writing..

  11. – The leader of the opposition receives the equivalent of a minister’s salary. He receives a basic salary of $7.761.75. The position also benefits from a total monthly allowance of $3,054.00, thereby providing a total emolument of $10,815.75 per month. Yes Pip. WHO IS PAYING FOR YOUR AIRTIME!!

  12. Pierre don’t watch that he can’t tame the youth he can’t fool the youth. We know all you had to say (exactly) won’t be printed here. The fact of the matter most youth still find it difficult to find decent jobs when they leave school unemployment is high who can afford to run are doing so all you hear is they opening new hotels and golf course every body is housekeeper gardener bartender who can’t afford higher education you never hear of a trade or vocational alternatives by the yellow jackets no low income housing for working poor st Lucians or young people trying to start out NOTHING. So don’t worry Pierre there work speak for itself don’t study Boy Wonder

  13. Pierre don’t watch that he can’t tame the youth he can’t fool the youth. We know all you had to say (exactly) won’t be printed here. The fact of the matter most youth still find it difficult to find decent jobs when they leave school unemployment is high who can afford to run are doing so all you hear is they opening new hotels and golf course every body is housekeeper gardener bartender who can’t afford higher education you never hear of a trade or vocational alternatives by the yellow jackets no low income housing for working poor st Lucians or young people trying to start out NOTHING. So don’t worry Pierre there work speak for itself don’t study Boy Wonder

  14. Cut the man some slack…jeezzz! The hell wrong with you man?… at least he’s not one of the talk talk talk leaders sitting on a high horse. He gets down on the ground and meet and mingle with the people too.

  15. Wow wow wow. With all the things Pierre and SLP can criticize and make an issue out of, they chose this one. It’s like you are in a sinking ship but you are talking about not having on proper shoes. Petty and show a lack of political maturity after all these years. No one is telling Pep and the others on SLP side to be so stuck up. Get out there too and mingle with the people. Whether or not the PM is genuine with all his shenanigans out there, it works. Jumping up in carnival, playing sports. This is cheap But very effective PR. After all these years I thought LOTO would know that. Heck Kenny did.

  16. Wow! He kinda oozing bitterness here. Is he this upset because Chastanet has personality? Dude chill. Talk about the issues. If you become Prime Minister are you saying you won’t kick around a ball with the FIFA president? How you gonna sell our country if you can’t hang out with investors. Relax Pip. We know it’s the internal struggles for leadership in the SLP that has you so stressed. Hilaire give the man a break he is getting unhinged!!!

  17. After years of having an admiration for Pierre, I have completely lost it. This guy seems to be on a personal vendetta to be PM. Kenny nvr gv him a chance pj. After 20yrs u Marchand in that state u wanna be PM. SMH. Honestly even if I don’t support UWP, I won’t lv my home and vote for Pierre to be PM. Talking about pay to be on social media. Bravo to the PM for taking time out and host those young persons at his official residence last week. Bravo. Man go check Hilaire and his tokenism from Juffali. Imagine Pierre was Minister of Infrastructure and he couldn’t get the Marchand main road fixed. He fixed roads near home like Arundel Hill cause all he checking for is votes. SMH.

    • i couldn’t have said it better myself, look at what happened to Marchand whilst pip was in office i even ashamed to go back there… if that’s the quality of work you have to show you won’t fool the people of Saint Lucia into putting you @ the help, P J P it’s time to start making friends with cricks and rambally’s staff…

  18. A drowning man grabbing at a straw to save his life. I doh support either party nut everytime I read something bout this SLP leader it just sounds so immature and elementary.

  19. wait ..did he actually say this?? i am not on twitter, neither insta, but he appears to not know the basics. no mr. pierre, nobody pays for any of this. in return, we just get bombarded by advertisements to buy this and that.. have your kids keep you in the loop mr. pierre, you sound like a dunce.

  20. My goodness! A man who wants to be prime minister talking such nonsense in 2019? Ray Charles you fall on your head man. Almost everybody has a social media page, even dogs and cats have pages too and you asking about the PM? What is wrong with you, who’s paying for your social media presence? Stop doing majee with yourself.

  21. And this my dear friends is the level to which Politics on the Rock of Sages has fallen to. These are the men who want to manage Saint Lucia. The idiocy, the ignorance, the tunnel vision, the lack of comprehension and poor rhetoric, non existent diplomacy and the list goes on ad infinitum…honestly, I cringed reading this latest missive from J. Pierre and forced myself to read to the end in the hope he would redeem himself. But alas dear Coco Chaud to no avail, the Desperate Sailor, lost at sea, in an attempt reach land, shot himself in the foot, and SUNK HIS OWN SHIP.

  22. It’s a sad state of affairs when it has become obvious that your bread and butter is on the chopping block. Mr. Pierre is very correct with the questions he is asking.

    You all know full well what happens when monies are spent lavishly, which begs to ask the question is this money laundering? I am sure it is.

    Let’s see how you all LOVE sweet Saint Lucia when she CRASH AND BURN.

    YOU ALL ARE PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME MOTIVATED BY GREED AND YOU NEED TO STOP IT!!!

  23. To all those that are trying to undermine Pierre as leader of the SLP is obvious to SLP supporters and it will not work. Now that Pierre is in charge and he has no “political baggage” you all are trying to make him seem incompetent to the public. It wont work and when Chastanet was in opposition he was saying similar things as well.

  24. I think mr.piere needs to take a back step and let hilaire take his place to give slp a chance at the next election because he does not have what it takes ‘,and he is also carrying all the years of kennnys baggage with him .WE need fresh ideas competent people .Look at marchand all the pip have been there its a shame what change can he bring to the table nothing with him as leader slp no chance sorry as a young visionary

  25. I think piere should take a back step from the leadership of the slp and give hilaire a chance because he is carrying years of kennys baggage with him and that is bad news for his party .they need fresh ideas better management not stale incompetence piere .slp will not win any election with piere as leader no way
    I think he knows thats too
    Mr.piere do not be ashame bow out if u love your party u will never make it kenny knows that he is laughing at u and your lame comment all now so take my advice

  26. So what Pierre is saying that we are too low class for him to mingle with. He’s so high class that he won’t engage with the people and have simple fun. And you want to be PM. Keep dreaming

  27. The Hon. MP should really be looking at ways to improve his own social media presence. That’s the way of the world right now whether we like it or not.

  28. Like really Pierre! I can see you have nothing of significance to talk about.
    Get some pertinent issues- well if you can get them. Dismal to say the least.

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