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St Lucia’s prime minister incredulous statement chastised

On January 14, during an ‘‘update to the nation’ prime minister and minister for finance Allen Chastanet, said on national television, “… because there’s no point in saving people if in fact their livelihoods are being affected.”

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By Caribbean News Global contributor

CASTRIES, St Lucia, (CNG Politics) –  At a dysfunctional government ‘update to the nation’ on January 14, 2021, prime minister Allen Chastanet’s illogical thoughts, transposed into “incredulity” when he uttered: “… because there’s no point in saving people if in fact their livelihoods are being affected,” received more scolding yesterday.

In a dispatch January 18, Winston Springer, a well-known communication consultant and former general manager of Radio St Lucia, who previously slammed prime minister Chastanet for closing the radio station said then … “it was a colossal mistake’’. The realism of this is vivid in the disbelief that passes for government communication and broadcasting on the island.

Prime minister Chastanet ‘incredulous statement’ reads:

 “While the activities at Christmas and New Years by themselves are not responsible for the numbers that we’re seeing, it is and has been a large contributor to the numbers that we’re seeing,” he added. “And what we need to recognize is that the sacrifice that we have to make, we must minimize our social activity; and the government has continued to try to work with the population to make sure that we minimize the impact on our economy. Because, there is no point in saving people – if in fact – their livelihoods are being affected, and we’re repeatedly, say that, there will be a difficult and daunting task for any government in the world to survive a full shutdown, to the extent that we had in the months of April and May 2020,” Allen Chastanet, ‘update to the nation’.

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The follow is Springer’s scolding of prime minister Allen Chastanet:

“The incredulity of the latest statement by prime minister Allen Chastanet that there is no point in saving people if their livelihoods are affected during this pandemic is callus, nonsensical and downright – just nasty.

To his enablers who say, he misspoke or is being taken out of context, let me remind you, of a few, of the numerous occasions and asinine statements emanating from the silver tongue of prime minister Chastanet.

One: Colonialism has a conscience;

Two: The country has no money;

Three: I do not have to listen to every dog that barks;

Four: Let the jackasses, bray;

Five: 43 percent of Saint Lucians have a primary school education.

The insults go-on and on; And should be put in book form, for they are too numerous to mention.

The American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, whose birthday is celebrated this month, is quoted as saying: “We need leaders not in love with money, but in love with humanity, not in love with publicity, but in love with justice.”

There needs to be an intervention by the prime minister’s family to save him from himself and others, as he will soon be struck down with a severe bout of an identity crisis, not knowing who he is.

This guy, is arguably the most dangerous, jealous, petty unforgiven, vindictive, nepotistic, capricious bully, without a shred of conscience, in the history of Saint Lucian politics.

The parallels between Chastanet and the outgoing president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump is astounding.

“Chastanet, when a society regrets its economic loss, more than the loss of life, it does not need a virus, to know, it is severely sick.”



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