PM Reassures Saint Lucians At Home Regarding Border Opening

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has been reassuring Saint Lucians locally regarding a decision to open this country’s borders on June 4, 2020.

He told the House of Assembly Tuesday that the decision came after much deliberation, consultation, and review of available data.

“I must take this opportunity, however, to reassure Saint Lucians locally that the decision to open our borders and to repatriate Saint Lucians from overseas has many conditions attached to it,” the Prime Minister stated.

“We have engaged the airlines and are relying heavily on them to be very robust partners to ensure that there is a contaminant-free corridor between when a passenger leaves their country of origin to their arrival in Saint Lucia,” he explained.

According to Chastanet, all people coming into Saint Lucia will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of travel.

He also disclosed that strict measures of physical distancing will be enforced.

“Further, there will be enhanced monitoring at our ports as well as mandatory quarantine measures for people arriving,” he told parliament.

“We, however, remain cautious that with such a reopening comes the dangers of possible spread of the virus,” the PM explained.

“The entire world is grappling with how best to reopen. Economies are crashing, businesses are closing, thousands have become unemployed,” he observed.

“Saint Lucia has not been spared from this economic fallout. We cannot remain stagnant. We must be vigilant in our preparation for a new normal but must also be cognizant of the risks that lie ahead,” Chastanet declared.

 

30 COMMENTS

  1. yea right you try to make look like you doing to bring st lucian back home. nonsense. even before any consultation o e of you close hotel friend had already announced that his hotel would be reopening in June.

  2. YOU PEOPLE ST LUCIANDS ARE LAZY FROM TIME, THEY RATHER A HAND OUT RATHER THAN TO EARN THEIR OWN KEEP. I WAS BORN THERE I WORKED THERE, I LIVE IN CANADA WHEN I GO HOME NOTHING HAS CHENGED , THEY BEG THE SAME WAY, AMONG OTHER THINGS. SO LET CHAS DO WHAT HE HAS TO DO TO HELP THE ECONOMY BEFORE THERE IS NO ST LUCIA, AND THEN BLAME HIM EVEN MORE

    • Empress the only person I have seen begging in St. Lucia is your mother. So stop you bullsh**. By the way have you stop stealing?.

    • Shut refuge status y’all does go n do n boast o not living at lucia some times baby sitting you doing woman go was your c…. Shate u talking trash as you are u go overseas n you studying st lucia forget about here u Canadian now a. A. S. S

  3. ok empress stress…..n if we by chance get covid cases i am keeping a watchful eye for ur utter ignorance….

    surely the same st lucia didnt do u good cuz u had to go to canada….

  4. The PM has shown that his word is not worth a cent. So he can’t reassure most St.lucians with just that right now

    • Ok Labour Regretful Voter. What do you mean “Word is not worth a cent”? Consecutive growth in the economy, reduce VAT, reduce unemployment, reduce GDP,His worse year as PM was better than Kenny’s best year as PM, and so many other promises fulfilled. I guess he is so good, you labours expected him to just block covid-19 from ST Lucia. Oh No. He is not that good.

      • Truth Being Told, you are such a damn fool. Once somebody express a different open, they are labour. Not because you incapable of thinking to believe there are not independent thinkers.

        THANKS FOR TELLING US HE REDUCE GDP. HE IMAGINE HE REDUCE GDP AND YOU STILL SUPPORT HIM
        ANYWAY FOR ONCE YOU LIVED UP TO YOUR NAME. YOU SPOKE THE TRUTH: HE REDUCE GDP.
        LMAO AT YOU. YOU IDIOT.

  5. As don’t think the PM is educate on covid 19. 48 hours before travelling. who is to say this results are reliable, what happen when one does a test two days before comes out negative and three days after getting to St Lucia with symthoms you have to test again right, and start contact tracing . We need money but is it worth the risk of our people, country, failing health system and more. You like so many have the power to pack a bag and jump on a flight with no issues in 24 hours. If you are truly for you country and people do what right.

    • And has anyone every tried to buy an airline ticket less than 48 hours before the flight??? What makes anyone believe tourists will attempt this, let alone residents trying to return?

  6. Yea right PM people are stuck in martinique and u don’t even give a dam that’s y people coming back door open your eyes man, look the vessel will be starting trips and st.lucia isn’t included so what u want us to do man not find our way by our self sick n tired of stories

  7. Empress I take Offence to this S*** you said St.Lucians are just Lazy. If you have nothing to say Hush your ***. Now it is high time when people make their comments some ****** always say oh he or she is from this Party. Lastly you Chastenet said we cant remain Stagnant, si I suppose you will get us infected and a number of us will die. I want you to know that you and none of your Ministers is IMMUNE from COVID19. Get a PIPE and put that in it and smoke it. YOU DO NOT LIKE ST. LUCIANS AND YOU WILL NEVER LIKE US. ONLY OUR VOTE YOU WANT. YOU NEED TO LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR AND SEE HOW MANY ST.LUCIANS YOU HAVE MADE HATE YOU AND TURN AWAY FROM YOUR PARTY. SO SAD YOU DO NOT HAVE A BRAIN.

  8. I think he (the PM) is doing his best during a difficult time. It is not an easy job. Impossible to please everybody.

  9. We all knew this moment would come,how do we protect our people,from now on.Big problem

  10. The deliberation Chastanet had was with Butch Stewart. Chastanet is a real fool in this island.

  11. How can a compulsive liar reassure anyone of anything when no one can trust what he says!

    He’s got an excellent track record of being caught in lie after lie.

  12. We want a full border opening and everything to go back to normal. As with many past pandemics most recently the even more deadlier swine flu (H1N1) which infected up to 1.4 billion people worldwide. St. Lucia never closed nor were we impacted by it but some dumb corona virus, everything is closed.
    Higher temperatures and UV light are proven to decrease the transmission of the virus and this is available 24/7 in the tropical climate of the Caribbean.
    It makes no sense closing down everything hurting our already fragile economy where less than half of graduates get a proper job upon graduation. Shouldn’t we be more afraid of a recession which would have more lasting impacts on us than a dumb pandemic which is already shown to be almost over. In stlucia there have been below cases which is less than 0.001% of the population, a 0% death rate and no new infections in almost a month.
    It’s time to go back to normal. In the US where cases are inflated to try to force lockdowns; things are already going back to normal. Why can’t we?

  13. C CONVERNED CITIXEN I support you 100% we don’t have a problem but trying to manufacture one. A virus with 99% recovery a country with SUV a hot climate what corona can survive in those conditions. A decision needs to be taken asap to get back to normal. Get rid of these damn masks they will kill us. Light a match and try to blow it out with your mask on and you will see what we’re doing to ourselves.

    • Thats so true , we as citizens should begin protesting these uncalled for, slave like lockdowns and states of emergencies from the governemnt

  14. Everyone has their own views so why do we Lucian like to bash out our own,why not make things right and not wrong.

  15. My fellow Lucian please don’t let the political nagging words sets us aside,we need to come as one an put the differences aside and moved on forward, don’t let the politication fool us they all are the same promise among promise yet still nun haven’t delivered what they preach.both lies in the same grave please let move forward and stop the bashing against our own nation we all have views.thanks

  16. Wow Empress so you are one of those who love the white man country and forgot where you come from calling your ppl names
    Well hope you are a Canadian by now. Shame shame shame

  17. Empress, looks like living in CANADA haven’t done much for you. Before calling YOUR LUCIAN NATIONALS lazy, why don’t you go back to kindergarten and learn to spell. You sound STUPID flaunting CANADA and calling LUCIANS lazy and beggars. Aren’t you one of the most biggest LUCIAN fraudsters in CANADA? So when you collect used items in CANADA and say it for the NEEDY in ST.LUCIA and sell them in VFORT isn’t that begging on your end? You’re NOT and Empress, you’re just a TOILET CLEANER. STOP BASHING YOUR COUNTRY PEOPLE. When you’re not being RACIST against them, you’re DEGRADING them! SHAME ON YOU WORTHLESS TOILET CLEANER! Maybe the people can’t find a job because of the economy, that don’t make them lazy. Stop collecting your MOM income in CANADA. HUNGRY EMPRESS, TOILET CLEANER. YOU’RE A DISGRACE TO LUCIANS.YOU ARE THE ONLY LUCIAN THAT MARRIED A BROKE MAN AND CLEAN TOILET.

  18. PM Chastanet is a consummate con man. It is perfectly fine to open the borders while unsafe to lift the curfew. How ironic. This is a PM who says that the truth is what you want it to be.

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