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St Lucia to probe former PM

Regional 24 Aug, 2021 Follow News

St Lucia’s Government House is investigating Chastanet

The St Lucia government will appoint a special prosecutor to probe the allegations of corruption against the former administration of Allen Chastanet, Deputy Governor General, Errol Charles announced.

Chastanet’s United Workers Party was swept out of office in July’s general election when it won only two seats in the 17-member Parliament, down from the 11 seats it had enjoyed in the 2016-21 period.

The St Lucia Labour Party under the leadership of Phillip J. Pierre won 13 of seats with two independents also victorious at the polls.

The investigation is being conducted from Government House in Morne Fortune, near Castries, the official residence of St Lucia’s Governor-General. Charles told legislators that “my government, in recognition of the widespread unprecedented reports of alleged corruption during the term of the last administration, will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of corruption in government”.

He said that “this appointment is expected to be completed soon”, and that the government will strengthen the Integrity Commission.


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