PM Responds With Newspaper Clipping To Claims He Never Captained The National Basketball Team

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, citing what he says is a most recent opposition attempt to discredit him, has responded to claims he never served as captain of Saint Lucia’s national basketball team.

Last week, Chastanet had posted a photo of himself and other players on his official Facebook page.

Above the photo he wrote: “I really enjoyed my days serving as captain of Saint Lucia’s National Basketball team.”

Photo courtesy Prime Minister’s Facebook page

The Saint Lucia Prime Minister disclosed Wednesday that the attempt by the opposition to discredit him was in the form of a video circulating on Facebook, asserting that he was never captain.

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Chastanet’s response on his official Facebook page was accompanied by a  newspaper clipping.

“The attached image is an article from the October 18th, 1986 issue of the Voice Newspaper on page 16. Should you be interested in independently verifying this piece, you can visit the National Archives in Vigie to request a copy,” the PM wrote.

The article was headlined: B-ball Team Wins 3, Lose 2 In Grenada.

It said that the national basketball team was led by Allen Chastanet.

On his official Facebook page, Chastanet noted that he has generally ignored many of the slander and propaganda pieces originating from members and supporters of the Opposition, in order to remain focused on the task of working to build a new and better Saint Lucia that benefits everyone.

“Now, let’s get back to work,” the PM urged.

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