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P.M. Promises Reduction By Late October

PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet says his government has received a report from a team of experts tasked with examining the fiscal state of his three-month old government.

The team headed by representatives from the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), was also advising the government on the extent to which it can reduce the 15 percent VAT introduced three years ago.

The ruling United Workers Party promised a reduction of the VAT during the campaign which brought it to power in June.

Chastanet said yesterday: “I only just got the report on Friday. We have another group that’s actually reviewing it from a tax perspective because I need to be able to get by in from everybody in terms of the quantum of the discount that I would like to be able to do. So I’m hoping to be able to make an announcement by the latter part of October and announce to the nation where we’re going to be going with that”

Chastanet spoke to journalists at an impromptu gathering shortly before the he sat down for an official cheque presentation from the Taiwanese Embassy.

Chastanet confessed that his government was hard pressed to fund some of the most urgent projects like the rebuilding of the St. Jude’s Hospital, funding and repairs for schools and the refurbishing of the Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds, which he said “all demand more resources than what we were given”.

He said his immediate priorities were the justice and the security systems.

Chastanet said with no Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and a backlog of over 4,000 cases, the judicial system was on the verge of disaster and he was fully intent on addressing that issue.

According to the Prime Minister, the world has downgraded St. Lucia’s human rights record and he credits the handling of the Lambirds case for that.

“We have not defended the case very well and I’m not complaining about the DPP’s office when you look at how poorly the DPP’s office is staffed. But this is not good. If you think the sanctions laid upon St. Lucia by the Leahy laws are bad, if in fact we go below a certain point when it comes to human rights in the world, all our aid will be cut off. So I’m taking this extremely seriously”

One pressing topic that he spoke on was the UWP’s progress after 100 days in office. Chastanet said all promises stated in the party’s manifesto had been fulfilled with the exception of VAT.

Another matter raised was his frequent travels abroad. Chastanet said whilst he was not looking to make himself comparable to any other prime minister, his flight history was no different to others before him.

Asked why he doesn’t simply allow the other ministers to go overseas to conduct meetings, he said: “A Prime Minister can open doors faster. So if I send another minister, it means that there is a follow up letter and a follow up meeting. When you arrive somewhere as a Prime Minister, it says a couple of things 1. It says to the people that the country is serious. 2. It helps expedite the process because it tells you that there is a priority with the country, and so I’m using the position of the Prime Minister to be able to expedite things because I know people are suffering…every day. I know in my constituency and constituencies all around St. Lucia, the frustration that people are having…they don’t have jobs, they don’t have money in their pockets and people want to see something happen.”

He also stated that most of his trips were funded by investors or agencies and not the Government of St. Lucia.

On the other hand, he disclosed that there were a few that the Government had to foot for obvious reasons, including CARICOM meetings, UN Assembly meetings and World Bank meetings.

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    Because of the worship of God in the form of a Caucasian, this practice distorts our perceptions whenever the African encounters a Caucasian into seeing such a Caucasian person as godly; kind, Good, Honest, Truthful etc.

    I have long ago told those of you intelligent people, that Michael Chastanet is an old thug who hates the Black Lucian and even advocates the extermination of the people his Criminal son Allen calls Niggers.

    The old thug Michael Chastanet, encouraged the murder of many Black Lucian men citing the American murder of their Black Citizens as the stellar example of how Black men should be “DEALT WITH” in St. Lucia.

    The Caucasian Christian Chastanet Crime Family who worships their Caucasian Image as God of the Universe, in this Black nation of St. Lucia, is same difference as the Evil Caucasian Christian in France, England, and the USA, where these Evil Caucasian Christians have been murdering Black people for five-hundred years with impunity, but because of video technology we are now able to take a look beneath the FILTHY DRAWS of these Caucasian Christians.

    A few hours ago this father of four encountered mechanical difficulties while driving – his car broke down. The Evil Caucasian Christians saw the disabled vehicle, but instead of helping this Black Christian they MURDERED HIM while he held his hands raised above his head and he was unarmed, just like Michael Chastanet says, ”This is what we do in America, so if you know the ones you THINK are bad, TAKE THEM OUT ! WE DO IT IN AMERICA ALL THE TIME!”

    Note the words of the Caucasian Christians in the Chopper, who had never met the African American priest, who had his hands raised above his head before he was murdered by Michael Chastanet’s example of how to treat black Lucians – GRAPHIC VIDEO!

    https://www.facebook.com/shaunking/videos/1144864855552431/

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      You’re worried about Ahmad Khan? Take my advice and start worrying about the madman TRUMP and Giuliani who will make the white police kill you and the white “maneecoo” woman with no color living with you in the basement in Brooklyn. These Caucasian Christians have no respect for you shameless Negroes who pray to their Caucasian image as the God of you Negroes.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_Qql7UBl7Y

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    The individuals who enabled This arrogant White Supremacist Allen Chastanet to take over the Government has set our country back five-hundred years. Allen Chastanet is one of the most deceitful individuals in St. Lucia’s history, so anything this scoundrel claims MUST be considered a LIE.

    He has lied about reducing Motor Vehicle Fees by fifty percent, LIED about the deportees to St. Lucia, “MATEEE TOOSELL” and is hell-bent on keeping the people of this island in the Dark, while he engages with the International Chinese Criminals to give away V-Fort.

    Yesterday, when asked about his plan to have the Lucian people pay for the so-called Prince Harry staying in his hotel Coco Palm, he went into a Rage trying to intimidate the reporter for asking questions – reporters are supposed to raise questions, and if this Chastanet Crime Family was not a shameless interloper who thinks that he and his Crime Family are ENTITLED to be slave masters over our people, theses thugs would not have had the guts to take over our Government with their ignorant selves.

    https://www.facebook.com/284538805083530/videos/537104666493608/

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      100 % try to understand this:

      “Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.”

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    2. 100 per cent?
      Claiming perfection sir nazizist2
      God like are you not?
      There was once a prophet calledJohn the Baptist
      Known as
      The ONLY MORAL VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS
      and since he spoke for the timid multitudes
      JEZEBEL THE QUEEN OF PAST PRESENT FUTURE HOES as in jamets3
      Yearned to mute the phrophetic voice
      Back off 2Purrfect intruder
      My laser guided exocet1 is trigger happy for your AFTER burners or in civilian jargon
      Watch yuh bondah ?

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    The Chastanet Crime Family who were peddled by the despicable House Negroes like Black Pete Josie, and the other critters, has done nothing but told LIES and more LIES to the people who were intoxicated by the free rum given to them to vote this cabal of unsophisticated Negroes to run the Government of this island.

    Allen Chastanet is an ignoramus, who cannot read and write English, or Kweyol, was able to swindle his way into Government, first by defrauding the people of Soufriere in the amounts of ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS(includes interest), even as Allen Chastanet is planning to replace the Attorney General to stymie the legal process to escape with the monies he stole from Soufriere, and secondly by building Castles in the Clouds and promising to make the pockets of Lucians ring with the sounds of gold.

    Now this liar and swindler is tendering excuses upon excuses why his promises are ‘INSURMOUNTABLE’ according to his little bolom Mary Isaac, who has also stuck her hands into the coffers of the Lucian people, taking monies for which she was not entitled.

    Not even the members of the Chastanet Crime Family’s cabinet can explain the mass of confusion that this ignorant white supremacist Allen Chastanet has set in motion, and is guaranteed to destroy the Country by introducing gambling, prostitution, drugs, and Organized Crime to an island claiming to have Christian Values. Take a listen:

    https://www.facebook.com/284538805083530/videos/514594352077973/

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    Allen Chastanet is the most notorious Con man to have practiced such deception upon the people of St. Lucia and have the people of the island make him their Prime Minster. Allen Chastanet stole a sum of one-hundred thousand dollars from the people of Soufriere to finance his attempt to pirate the Government of St. Lucia, and is now attempting to convince a court of law that the stolen money was his personal finance to which he was entitled, because he is considered a White man who rules over Negroes who thinks he looks like God.

    THE CHASTANET CRIME FAMILY LIES ABOUT THE INVESTMENT PROGRAM:

    https://www.facebook.com/284538805083530/videos/521396544731087/

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    SORT PAS NE PYES HONTE ! YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO SHAME !

    This Chastanet Crime Family is incapable of reading or writing English and cannot even speak Kweyol, because his white settler family did not want him to be like the Black people of St. Lucia whom they considered as savage primitive natives. Just look at this imbecile Allen Chastanet who feels that because of his money he is ENTITLED to rule over the BLACK People of this island.

    https://www.facebook.com/284538805083530/videos/526152900922118/

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    I have said on too many occasions, that two-thirds of the people of this island have suffered psychological injury from being taught from infancy, that the Caucasian is God, and Black people are inferior. My statement is evident with Negro specimens like Black Pete Josie and the Naked Stripper entertaining homosexual audiences to get dollar bills stuffed into his panties; the Rickets John Wayne; telling Africans, “FORGET ABOUT AFRICA ! YOU EN NEVER SEEN A LIVE TIGER IN AFRICA !”, while masquerading as a reporter disseminating propaganda News for his Caucasian God.

    The Chastanet Crime Family known for its thuggery, descended into full display of their true White Supremacist mode, telling a News Reporter, “YOU ARE A LIAR AND A DISGRACE”, and, “I AM ASHAMED OF YOU !” All because this brave News Reporter had the professional aptitude to question this THUG Allen Chastanet about a press release from the Chastanet Crime Family Coco Palm, claiming Coco Palm to be the residence of the little freak Harry, known for his public homosexual actions which I have included in the video below.

    REPORTERS ARE SUPPOSED TO ASK QUESTIONS ! POLITICIANS are hired by Black People to tell the population the truth, and not to display their THUGGERY, like the MOBSTERS of the Chastanet Crime Family.

    THE SADDEST PART OF THIS DISPLAY OF THUGGERY BY THE IGNORANT THUG ALLEN CHASTANET, was the deafening silence on the part of the NEWS MEDIA on this island marooned in antiquity. The Chastanet Crime Family should have been condemned by any and everyone claiming to be a Journalist.

    People like John WAYNE ARE FRAUDSTERS, who like Allen Chastanet are Honorary White men, so don’t be fooled by the sarades of such charlatans, expecting such degenerates to keep you informed and aware of how the Chastanet Crime Family and their Caucasian Settlers have stolen your wealth, land and labor and now hijacked your Government.

    HERE COMES THE NAKED HARRY SODOMIZING A TRANSVESTITE:

    http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_412ff1b5/

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  7. So by your token, grime minister, every time John Kerry’s face is the one seen negotiating the Israeli/Palestine conflict or the Syrian one instead of Obama’s then the Americans are not serious and are not taken seriously by the conflicting parties. Such a simplistic position. This grime minister by now am is a big curiosity to heads of state in the region.

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    ALLEN CHASTANET:

    Why are you refusing to do the honorable thing and RESIGN from the Government of St. Lucia immediately, without taking our people whose Language and Culture you and the Chastanet Crime Family hates with a passion. Please RESIGN IMMEDIATELY! STOP dragging our country and its people in the mud and Kaka Chien, with your LYING, VILLAINOUS, DECEITFUL, COUNTERFEIT, BOGUS, CORRUPT, CHARLATANICAL, AND DYSLEXIC SELF – Las enbarwase moune, sackwey kooyon.

    Allen some of us are fully aware that you intend to do nothing addressing the innumerable murders(much more than 12) committed by your U.W.P, the Chastanet Crime Family, and the Killers in R.S.L.P.F. under Pinochet Francois, and through your inaction allow the pecuniary sanctions imposed by the USA to continue bankrupting the Lucian Treasury, and securing the boot of the Chastanet Crime Family upon the necks of the people they call Niggers.

    You are an ignorant lowlife who see the African Lucians as NIGGERS, going as far as to insult a Black Journalist telling him, “Iam ashamed of you”, because the reporter ask you a question. Allen Chastanet, you’re a piece of Dog Shit, and you and your White Supremacist Chstanet Crime Family must leave this country right now !

    You have now entered into a secret plot with some of the world’s most unsavory criminals, to give away the southern quarters of St. Lucia, and extract billions of dollars from the people to line the pockets of the CHASTANET CRIME FAMILY and the mobster Toe Ah Khing, which will certainly bankrupt our country and lay us at the feet of the International Criminal Bankers/ IMF. Allen Chastanet YOU MUST RELINQUISH YOUR REIGN OF TERROR OVER THE PEOPLE OF SAINT LUCIA IMMEDIATELY.

    https://www.facebook.com/284538805083530/videos/526152900922118/

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