Even after facing a defeat in the recent general elections, the former Prime Minister and Businessman – Allen Chastanet is continuously making efforts to drag down the development and confidence of people.
The evident speeches of Chastanet are alarming to the security and reputation of St Lucia, raising concerns at the international level. Questions were also raised, suspecting Chastanet’s hand in corruption.
Sources in the St Lucian government outlined that Chastanet’s annual income soared by a massive margin while he was serving as the Prime Minister from 2016 to 2021. This was the time when the former St Lucian prime minister was filling his pockets while the country remained on the list among poor nations at the global level.
Not only this but some other serious corruption allegations were put on Chastanet. Conversing to media, one of the residents of the Caribbean nation, speaking on anonymity condition, cited, “We trusted in Chastanet, but he is not a good leader. He broke the trust of the St Lucians. No development has been seen in our country while he was prime minister. We are glad he did not regain the position of the head of state”.
The source further revealed that, “Chastanet owns several major establishments and five-star luxury hotels, including – The Coco Palm resort in Rodney Bay, holding the position of “Managing Director of this multi-luxury resort”. His engagement has also been reported on the other side of businesses. ”
GDP – Gross Domestic Product faced a massive decline in the regime of Allen Chastanet, which the stats clearly reveals.
Mismanagement of the contagious COVID-19 pandemic by Allen Chastanet’s administration made the condition of the Caribbean country worse than ever, crushing country’s health sector. The infection cases of the virus were soaring at a high pace.
Leaders take responsibility for whatever decision they make and work for the welfare of the general public, but eventually, Allen Chastanet failed the confidence that St Lucians showcased in him. In 2021, after getting defeated by the SLP (Saint Lucia Labour Party), Chastanet disappeared for a long time, rather than being a responsible opposition.
He was also seen missing from the first session of the House of Parliament held on August 5, 2021. People awaited him to appear at the second session of the parliament, but once again, he did not come.
Defending himself, Chastanet said, he went on a much-needed vacation with his family. This is the kind of leader Chastanet is, who preferred and prioritised going on a holiday rather than being present at such a significant first session of the parliament.
Clearly, he does not seem to have the right to be the leader of a country, the position which holds a great responsibility. Chastanet has constructed a great disappointment among the people.