Recent comments from Michael Chastanet, father of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet have prompted the Office of the Prime Minister [OPM] to issue an official rebuttal on May 9th, 2017.
Michael Chastanet a leading Saint Lucian businessman and, talk-show host made the controversial remarks targeted at Clergyman Father Kevin Murray during his ‘Open Mike’ TV show that aired on DBS on May 7th. The Father of the Prime Minister referenced an amendment to a Public Order known as the David England [Prohibited Immigrant] Order in what some say appeared to be a veil threat to have the United States Clergyman deported.
“Father Murray, let me say to you that sometime ago, Sir John Compton passed legislation called the David England Act for interference into this country. You are a foreign national, you were brought here to represent the church – stick to your last Father Murray. [Because] Those demonstrations your participating in will do you no good.”
The Saint Lucia Labour Party [SLP] Administration repealed the David England Order in 1997.The comments by Chastanet Senior have elicited national scrutiny. Nicole MacDonald, senior communications manager at OPM distanced the government from Michael Chastanet’s comments. Listen below.