Chas­tanet de­nies La Corbiniere’s claims

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Fol­low­ing strong crit­i­cism from Sen­a­tor Philip La Corbiniere, UWP leader Allen Chas­tanet has de­nied be­ing part of a protest­ing crowd on Tues­day.

Chas­tanet had been ac­cused of “un­ac­cept­able” be­hav­iour and of be­ing part of an un­ruly crowd which the UWP leader did noth­ing to calm down. How­ever, ob­servers say that the “crowd”, which amounted to fewer than ten, was not un­ruly, con­trary to La Corbiniere’s claims, and was in­volved in some heck­ling out­side the House of As­sem­bly on Tues­day.

Re­gard­ing al­le­ga­tions that mem­bers of the crowd made threats to par­lia­men­tar­i­ans, the UWP leader said he did not hear any such threats.

The House of As­sem­bly met on Tues­day when Pa­pers and Bills were pre­sented by the Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter for Fi­nance, Eco­nomic Affairs, Plan­ning

One of the “pro­tes­tors” out­side the House speaks out on the govern­ment’s

per­for­mance.

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