Letters & Opinion

Don’t Disrespect Me!

THESE words resonated within and raised an alarm bell. They were spoken by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet at his first comprehensive press conference three weeks ago. It was directed at everyone; not merely at a reporter he thought had crossed a line. It was a clear signal that here at last was a leader, who would not pander to declining standards of conduct.

Before he had successfully rescued the United Workers Party (UWP), from the doldrums, I frequently asked him whether he was ready for politics. I may have asked that question at least four times within a six month period. Each time he assured me, he was. ‘Yes I am,’ seemed confirmation enough. But it was only after he won a third consecutive victory as UWP leader I became fully convinced. Finally, I looked him in the eye and said ‘yes, I think you are ready – for politics and for government.’ The best hint I saw back then was his preparedness to train and prepare his ground troops – his party’s constituency groups, hiring professional help.

I witnessed firsthand how meticulous and patient the man was in purposefully rebuilding the shattered UWP one supporter at a time. I was aware of the tremendous push and pull within the party. I attended several meetings of the central executive committee at which some members were heard to repeat the skewed propaganda from the opposition party. At one point things were so bad that a handful of party members, including some from the women’s arm, stopped greeting him. His ‘crime’ was to have removed certain fund raising activities from certain persons.

The man never lost his focus or abandoned his mission. My only remaining doubt was whether he had the full and unflinching support of his family. I knew he could depend on his wife and his sister Feolla. But what about the others, I asked myself. Out of the blue I received a mail from London which confirmed that Allen also had the full support of his mother and all his in-laws. That left only ‘Gros-Chas’ – his father, Michael? Chas whole life was about business. He had no time for politics. He was prepared to work with any government who encouraged entrepreneurship.

As with so many other business people Michael Chastanet lived for the opportunity to invest and reap the rewards of his investment. Profit is never a bad word in the lexicon of such persons. Michael’s mind is forever tuned to grasp business opportunities. He was that way from childhood. Politics for such persons is an unnecessary evil. Their party is forever the ‘Party in Power’ (PIP). They feed politicians with a long spoon and stay far away, after they have sweetened them with a little pay back.

Most business people are too smart and have too much to lose to mess about disrespecting politicians, especially a Prime Minister and his Ministers. Experience has taught us that it is far easier for some loudmouth who has no investments in business, to shout gibberish from a political platform at persons perceived as opponents. The same is true for new aspirants to journalism. That lot seems to love their voice as much as politicians love theirs. Like some politicians, they have not learned to control the ego.

Allen Chastanet has since becoming Prime Minister extended his patience and forbearance to those at the lowest rung of the pecking order of society. It is that rung which has nothing to lose, and is often fast and loose with cheap untruths that one must be most careful of. Journalists, like some unhappy politicians must learn to accept that Allen Chastanet will not suddenly disappear from sweet Helen.

Curiously, some persons who came to national attention through questionable dealings and new-found wealth have never been asked some of the questions thrown at Prime Minister Chastanet – or the former Prime Minister. Perhaps they think that hostile questioning of PM Chastanet will help them avoid questioning the more shady characters in local politics. Spreading hate on radio and television is not the way of persons who claim God as guide. Clear, honest reasoning comes from an unpolluted and uncluttered mind, and it is there that God resides.

Putting people in their places whenever they step out of line is an important function of every person, including children, who understands the value of respect. Let me be clear; people must first respect themselves, if they are to demand respect from others.

A man who had shown foresight and patience in stitching the UWP back together and who had in four short weeks turned the tide of local politics in his part’s favour is not someone to be trifled with. Such a person deserves respect, not disrespect. In addition, when that person sacrifices a better income than he receives in politics he/she deserves respect especially when his political mission is to bring progress and development to a marginalized and disheartened people.

Prime Minister Chastanet has taken on the mess that was left behind by the former government. Thankfully, he is used to problem solving. The political amateurism and deceit that passed for government financial management seemed more the work of misguided amateurs and lost political causes.

Has anyone forgotten the manner the former Prime Minister ranted and raved in 2011 when poor Lebourne, an appointee of the UWP government, was at work after SLP took office? Who can forget the way in which the names of members of the Public Service Commission were called on certain media harassing them to resign forthwith? And have we forgotten that the Castries City Council was virtually shut down and no financial transactions permitted the day the SLP regained office in 2011?

For the record let me repeat what I’ve said on a previous occasion: I think Prime Minister Chastanet is doing the right thing by not recklessly replacing suspected SLP moles with his UWP’s. In that regard, he seems bent on following the better, more humane instincts of Sir. John Compton. If he can touch the garments of Sir. John it would add luster and credibility to the words ‘don’t disrespect me.’


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    One of the first things I do when reading an article in the newspaper is to acknowledge the writer, knowing some individuals are puppets of the Arch Deceiver, The Chastanet Crime Family. There is no one willing to to attach their shameful identity to this load of propaganda, because the writer Blackface peter Josie, like the imp of Lucifer Chastanet that he is, prefers to whisper his evil suggestions into the hearts of the unsuspecting population of Black people who certainly now realize that Allen Chastanet is a disgraceful embarrassment, and then Josie withdraws into hiding.

    Allen Chastanet is a functional illiterate, whose stupidity is only surpassed by his lying and ignorance, and because of his nefarious character attracts the most degenerate and self-hating Negroes like Blackface Josie and Rickets John Wayne.

    Because this White Supremacist Chastanet Crime Family who hates and despises the Black African Lucians, their Kweyol Language, and their African Culture, was asked a question about a fraudulent statement released by the Coco Palm Brothel about Freak Harry coming to stay at the Coco Palm Brothel, this Boorish thug Allen Chastanet descended into a Racist Rant unloading his pinned up inadequacies against the news reporter, calling Mr. Rehani a LIAR, and further accusing Rehani of DISRESPECTING him, all for asking this thug a simple question.

    Reporters are supposed to ask questions of politicians, so this lowlife thug Allen Chastanet went on the international News Media manufacturing lies against this Black man, even demanding that Rehani apologizes to this Slave Master or else. Now this Sambo Negro Blackface Peter Josie comes as a spook to tell us the virtues of this White Supremacist charlatan Allen Chastanet who deserves to be institutionalized for his pathology of Lying. Take a look at this disgraceful, duplicitous impostor Allen Chastanet.




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    The Chastanet Crime Family has established how unsophisticated and ignorant he is. It would be prudent of me to therefore inform this Ignoramus thug Allen Chastanet what the word decorum means.

    1. dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.

    2. the quality or state of being decorous, or exhibiting such dignified propriety;orderliness; regularity.

    3. Usually, decorums. an observance or requirement of polite society.

    You tell me if this criminal has a clue of what he was just citing, but remember this:

    Mark you this, Bassanio,
    The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
    An evil soul producing holy witness
    Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
    A goodly apple rotten at the heart:
    O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!




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    We understand that there are some Negroes who nothing but death will purge this planet of their burdensome stay on earth. We pray that this year will be the last we will have to endure of the Sambo Negro Black face Peter Josie and John Wayne, two Honorary White men and Members of the British Empire.

    Of Course I am asking god to save us from this abomination of the Chastanet Crime Family ALL C.I.A. OPERATIVES who intend to import Illegal Drugs, Prostitution, Gambling, Horse Race Gambling, A.I.D.S., Roll & Tumble, Dice/Gwen Deux, and the Bubonic Plague as implements to expel the Black people from Vieux-Fort, and destroy the George Odlum Stadium that has saved the lives of many since the Hospital was destroyed by the Chastanet Crime Family.






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    In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, so goes the elementary school rhyme. But Columbus also committed numerous crimes against humanity that we never learned about in school. This coming Monday, whenever you see a status update or tweet mentioning Columbus Day, share this article in response. On the anniversary of Columbus’ landing, it’s important for everyone to remember that Christopher Columbus was one of the most evil men to ever walk the earth, and that the myths propagated about him were completely wrong.

    WORLD7 Myths and Atrocities of Christopher Columbus That Will Make You CringeC. Robert Gibson | October 10, 2015
    Here’s what they never taught you in school.

    (Inspired by Vince Schilling‘s article for Indian Country Today Media Network: Read it here.)

    In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, so goes the elementary school rhyme. But Columbus also committed numerous crimes against humanity that we never learned about in school. This coming Monday, whenever you see a status update or tweet mentioning Columbus Day, share this article in response. On the anniversary of Columbus’ landing, it’s important for everyone to remember that Christopher Columbus was one of the most evil men to ever walk the earth, and that the myths propagated about him were completely wrong.


    Christopher Columbus never discovered America. The closest he got was Cuba, on his first voyage. Even on his second, third, and fourth voyages, Columbus reached Central America and the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic), but it wasn’t until April of 1513 when Europeans first set foot on the mainland US, when Juan Ponce de Leon sailed to Florida from Puerto Rico. A map of Columbus’ 4 voyages, shown below, reveals exactly how far Columbus actually was from the New World.


    Upon his arrival to the Bahamas, Christopher Columbus wrecked the Santa Maria. The native population worked for hours to rescue the crew and their cargo. Despite the natives’ kindness, Columbus’ mind immediately went to how profitable enslaving the native population would be. In his journal, Columbus wrote,

    “…With fifty men they can all be subjugated and made to do what is required of them.”

    Despite the natives’ kindness and hospitality, Columbus later described the indigenous population as cannibals, when he wrote in 1493:

    “(They are) evil and I believe they are from the island of Caribe, and that they eat men.”

    Columbus elaborated, describing them as “savage cannibals, with dog-like noses that drink the blood of their victims.”

  5. On Columbus’ second voyage, he was accompanied by 1,200 men, who viewed the native population as theirs to exploit. One particularly sickening account of the raping and pillaging that Columbus’ men carried out was from Michele de Cuneo, a wealthy aristocrat who called Columbus a close friend:

    “While I was in the boat I captured a very beautiful Carib woman, whom the said Lord Admiral gave to me, and with whom, having taken her into my cabin, she being naked according to their custom, I conceived desire to take pleasure. I wanted to put my desire into execution but she did not want it and treated me with her finger nails in such a manner that I wished I had never begun,” de Cuneo wrote. “But seeing that, (to tell you the end of it all), I took a rope and thrashed her well, for which she raised such unheard of screams that you would not have believed your ears. Finally we came to an agreement in such manner that I can tell you that she seemed to have been brought up in a school of harlots.”

    One of the few men accompanying Columbus who eventually grew disgusted with his actions was Bartolome de Las Casas. De Las Casas bore witness to the atrocities the Spanish colonists committed on the native populations, and was so moved by his experiences that he renounced his past life and became a friar, committed to social justice for indigenous populations. In one of de Las Casas’ letters, he describes the monstrous brutality of the colonists toward the natives, including nursing mothers and their babies.

    “They attacked the towns and spared neither the children nor the aged nor pregnant women nor women in childbed, not only stabbing them and dismembering them but cutting them to pieces as if dealing with sheep in the slaughter house,” de Las Casas wrote. “They laid bets as to who, with one stroke of the sword, could split a man in two or could cut off his head or spill out his entrails with a single stroke of the pike. They took infants from their mothers’ breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them headfirst against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, ‘Boil there, you offspring of the devil!’”

  6. The Caucasian Christian COLUMBUS FED NATIVES TO DOGS.

    In the book A Dog’s History of America, author Mark Derr described the horrific pasttime of Columbus and his men: using dogs to hunt natives instead of foxes. This hellish sport was referred to as the monteria infernal. Derr also described how the dogs brought over from Spain were bred specifically to have a bloodhound’s scent, with the long legs and crushing jaws of a mastiff, used to hunt down and kill natives.

    Natives were even pitted against these dogs in barbaric, gladiator-style death matches. A native would be armed with nothing but a stick and stripped naked, and colonists would entertain themselves by watching the dogs maul the natives by decapitating them with their jaws. The natives grew to fear being thrown to the dogs as the worst form of death.

    By Jove
    A tweet summarized your New York Labor Day WEEK of Fiesta:
    The shopping bargains were stupendous
    The FREE TOP SHELF booze flowed like the Niagra Falls
    The free food was spicy and bountiful
    Your Flambeau-yant sponsorship was well earned
    But alas
    Yuh did forget your post mid life crisis and overindulged causing a triage visit to the G building (psychiatric unit) at King’s County Medical Center
    You neglected your Psychotropics and High Blood pressure medications in order to partake all that Sin City had to offer
    Too bad you do not heed The SOM’s advice to ABSTAIN
    Too bad I missed that emergency call
    I would have arranged for your much needed long term stay at ROckland Psychiatric Center – just up the road from New York City and wee bit south west of Bear Mountain
    another favorite Caribbean Venue that should have made your agenda, instead.


      Your description of the terminally ill House Negro Black Pete has brought much elation and feelings of joyous satisfaction to the Africans in the diaspora. Our prayers being answered since death would bring such relief to our Planet to dispatch the abomination of this persistent practitioner of Satanic Worship, while calling himself like the other Negro Honorary white man Rick John Wayne, a Roman Catholic.

      Your mention of this endless supply of medication keeping this Negro alive, has convinced me that we must prepare an appropriate method for the disposal of this abomination; Black Pete Josie into the boiling Sulphur Springs where all traces of this slave will be consumed and swallowed by the magma. LET US BEGIN CELEBRATION.




  8. It is amazing that instead of defending or promoting your ?forward? thinking agenda for St Lucia including the Billion $ Brothel for Coco Dan….
    You are looking backwards like the disobedient wife gazing at Sodom, spewing refried regurgitations from the UWPeetwit nest.
    Pete ole boy…
    You must regret that time has cheated you of the ability to see-muen guen2 (spray semen) @ Coco Dan
    Not even Rickets concoction of Viagra et Steroids will get shrivelled Willie to man the bat cave.
    Given the expected cultural intake of visitors at the Coco Dan Nevada style “Ranch”
    It would appear that the up and ready market of Santo Domingo beauties will rival our locals (they have a closer affinity with the Malaysian Peninsula physiological features than most of our potential local stable of pay to play playmates.
    So we can assume that the Dominican Republic (Hispanic) will dominate the Coco Dan Playboy Mansion pool of playgirls…
    Peetar, did you purchase a Superfly Pimp outfit while in NY?
    Ole boy you can get these early 70’s threads shoes and accessories either from boutiques, theatre supply companies and even custom made .
    You will make a fine Maitre ‘De @ the CoCo Dan Playboy CAsino
    After al’l you can be trusted as chaperone to the barely clad pay fo play fillys given your non intimidating COCO sec.
    Well ole boy you shall have your great revenge on dear old Vieux-Fort
    And for each pay for play penetration at CoCo Dan
    I hope the blazing Trident of thy master of immorality
    spikes your bondah2 like a Texas cowpoke branding a steer.

  9. Peetar
    Just to keep you refreshed about the potential of natural redemption.
    We were spared that Mathew was not an angry version of the Tomas trough
    But in your boyhood the eye of a hurricane did leave its scent trails over Vieux-Fort.
    Do you recall?
    Maybe/ perhaps she will return as the leading edge of a category3+ with her GPS sniffers guided by the LanseBouchee delta and Bacadere River …………..
    Port Royal Jamaica was not spared of its immorality
    For now , consider,
    I do know that the CoCo Dan is even more vulnerable than the sandbar that is the Rockaway Penisula , Gueens, New York.
    Only a windy tropical storm …called Sandy ….did bring so much misery to the entire NY NJ coast line
    Imagine if Sandy was a class 3 like Hugo……
    That same Rockaway Peninsula would be a deep water bay like Biscayne Bay Fl
    Now Imagine a Category 1-2-3 slamming into paved Concreted COCO DAN?
    Forget about the sea surge
    Forget about the wind
    WHERE WILL ALL THE TORRENTIAL WATER from the heavens go?
    ah ha
    The new Atlantis 🙂

  10. Peetar
    Here is a gentle sobering reminder from the Jamaica Tourism Bureau

    Published on Dec 10, 2013
    Port Royal was once called ”
    the richest and wickedest city in the world”. During the 17th century, it was the virtual capital of Jamaica, and also a headquarters to the real pirates of the Caribbean, buccaneers and pirates who brought in much of the treasure they looted on the Spanish Main. Henry Morgan, chief among the buccaneers, was later knighted and made Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica

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    Many a time and often, we have made effort to enlighten our people victimized and oppressed by the miseducation of the white supremacist aided by his Sambo Negros and white son-of-God who they call Jesus Christ.

    Your altruistic and generous dissemination of truthfulness has resulted in you being labeled a Racist by our Frankenstein brothers suffering P.T.S.S.(post traumatic slave syndrome) – Negroes like Blackface Josie, Medusa Mary Isaac, and self-hating Sambo John Wayne who is so shameless that this Negro gets on TV and tells The African Lucian, “FORGET AFRICA! YOU’RE NOT AFRICAN, YOU’RE WHITE!”

    It is with this in mind I thought you and the other conscious people might want to hear this Caucasian tell the world exactly what you have tried to teach your people of African Ancestry, and putting the LIE to the Negroes like Derek Walcott who continue to lust after the pale woman and calling our beautiful queens ugly.




  12. If the writer of this article had respect for himself and St Lucians he would at least come with an alias. But he had rather stay in strict anonymous mode to peddle human manure which he obviously expects to pass as some sweet smelling face cream. Any one who does a pooh and don’t want to take the smell he is wicked, coward and not fit to interact with.

    Last night I sat down watching Trump and Clinton slug it in a presidential debate. Many occasions I found myself wondering whether the Americans would find Chastanet fit to participate in one those slugging matches. At every juncture I concluded a resounding no! Why? It is not because I think he is of an inferior intellect. In any case that would make good tv. What would certainly leave a bitter taste in the mouths of the networks is the threat of possible law suits if Chastanet’s reputation was touched in any way.

    My thoughts drifted closer to home. I took a stop in Guyana and Grenada and my skin crawled. For these countries had what had to described as hard PMs in Burnham and Gairy, who were not prepared to “pander to declining standards”. Burnham never lost an election. Gairy had his mongoose who ensured dissenters were brought in line.

    I am left to conclude that the writer just don’t give a damn. If he was in such a frame of mind he would given us the facts of the story. What was said, what led to the question being posed to the PM – generally a background to the story. He/she didn’t do that! He/she just jump in at some point suitable to him/her and then proceeded to feed us slosh water for a good brew.

    For anything to maintain its dignity it is supposed a to have a natural honesty. I don’t sense it here. In fact all I can sense is dishonesty which reflected both in what is left out the article and what is included. The end result is an article whose sole effect is to foster a fear in citizens of this country which it has never experienced before just because an egoistic self important idiot has his hands on the levers of power.

    1. Monsieur Boujon
      Again you hit the nail or rivet precisely on the head.
      Fear and intimidation from an anonymous source. Even the Gestapo were less foreboding.
      Note the use of traffic control icon in the subject line.
      This implies begging for a traffic control mechanism such as a zebra crossing or traffic lights between him and the 4th estate
      Ah yeah the ghost of baby Duvallier2nd is invoked even as Mathew slams Haiti….Mother Earth is speaking….
      Also note how the bare breasted writer Ms. Brice inoculated readers with her FEAR article prior to this nameless article of INTIMIDATION
      And now the head of the Gros.Islet. OccultSynod is. acting prime minister
      and not the intellectual Dr Rigobert?
      You read correctly Mr Boujon
      The remnants of Grenada Mongoose and Haiti’s ton.ton macoute2
      Are being galvanized for deployment by the yells.bird brains of flambeau.Inc.
      Nonetheless , the ghost writer £”Josie,Rickets etal”£
      reveals that the yella2 jack leader has no clothes nor political Teflon
      More like a naked albino hiking the Mojave Desert

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