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Upstairs AF Valmont,
P.O. Box RB 2497,
Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Tel/Fax: (758) 572-4949
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UWP NOT DISTURBED BY LABOUR’S LATEST ATTEMPT TO INTIMIDATE
CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – Since the democratic election of the
new executive of the United Workers Party at its annual convention held on 28th, July, 2013, we
have embarked on a mission of highlighting the failings and ineptitude of the Labour
Instead of trying to find solutions to alleviate the problems facing the country, the Labour
government has embarked on a weekly attack of vilification against any and every statement
made by the new executive of the U.W.P. The SLP government, has by its actions, proven that
they will stop at nothing to intimidate, embarrass and discredit anyone who challenges their
ability to govern this country. Past examples include, Ras Ipa, Lorne Theophilus, Ausbert d’
Auvergne, Vaughn Lewis, Mary Francis, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun and more recently, Timothy
Poleon to name a few.
In their latest demonstration of this arrogant behavior, the Labour administration, has been using
the outcome of a questionable audit as a tool for political mischief. After all of the allegations of
a criminal offence, why then has the Labour Administration, through the Attorney General’s
Chambers, filed a civil case and not a criminal case against Mr. Chastanet?
The claim, dated the 10th December, 2013, accuses Mr. Chastanet of acting in a manner that
amounts to “breach of his fiduciary duties as a Minister of government, in bad faith and/or
constitutes misfeasance in public office.”
This is very reminiscent of the failed tactics used against Sir John Compton following the 1997
It is evident by these actions that the Labour Party Administration is intending to diminish the
ability of Mr. Chastanet and the main Opposition to challenge the Government on critical issues
pertaining to the plight of the citizens.
Allen Chastanet and the U.W.P. will not be intimidated by the government’s scare tactics, and
will relentlessly pursue and point out the failures of this government on behalf of the people of