One cannot avoid the course of history. In my case I can only tell it like I see it, and in the process, who the cap fits, let them wear it.
Chilling out ahead of Nation Day, Thursday, December 12, Allen Chastanet was surprised to have received a package, thinking it was Santa Claus, shaking the package with joy and laughter. Boy oh boy, if politics is about timing, this one takes the prize! Certainly this was not the surprise that Allen Chastanet was expecting.
Upon opening the package Allen Chastanet was shocked to have received his legal papers dated December 10, 2013, accusing him 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.”
How ill advised was he, not to expect Kenny and Tony to pull a trick or two from Santa’s mail bag! So surprised was Allen Chastanet, he did what is natural to him. That is to react, and react he did. That reaction was to jump on another overseas trip to cool his head off and plan his defence strategy, outside the listening ears -- at least so he believes. Like his campaign slogan – time to believe!
I believe there can only be skepticism as to why he chose to run off to Grenada for the weekend. Maybe it was an excuse to check out the new Sandals there? Or is there something to be believed that the former “mongoose gang” could teach a snake oil salesman some tricks, ahead of court proceedings?
Immediately upon his return from Grenada on Sunday, a hastily press conference was call for Monday afternoon. Appearing to look brave and in control (surrounded by Leonne Theodore-John, shadow minister of national security, and Elijah Anatole, communications and strategy manager, he claimed the SLP is try to silence him, and diminish his ability to challenge the government on critical issues pertaining to the plight of the citizens, through their arrogant behaviour.
I can only hope, there can be honour among politicians as there is among thieves, and to believe that limitless supplies of mirrors are available on island.
While I am not a fan of the SLP, if anything someone may finally have to account in relation to the town and village report. I have come to the understanding that all governments lie. Both SLP and the UWP are sinners against the constitution and the people of Saint Lucia. But neither dares to admit the truth out of fear of the unknown.
That is understandable, as that would make them genuinely unfit to lead Saint Lucia. I was even more correct when I learned that the collective wisdom of Allen’s UWP has teamed-up to offer a bounty for Tori Fatal and Tokyo Rose. A bounty that is unfortunately too small for the Flogg Blog to accept by his credentials.
The details of the offer for those interested is EC$5,000 and EC$1,000 worth of groceries from the monopoly supermarket on the island. I continue to wonder is there any elegance left in Allen’s UWP? Or is he trying out what was learned in Grenada over the holiday weekend from the mongoose gang strategy? I for one have little patience for mongoose on my farm. Me no call no fowl. (Cluck-cluck-cluck)