Allen Chastanet

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Allen Chastanet
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Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
Assumed office
7 June 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Pearlette Louisy
Preceded by Kenny Anthony
Personal details
Born Allen Michael Chastanet
Martinique
Political party United Workers Party
Spouse(s) Raquel DuBoulay
Alma mater Bishop's University
American University

Allen Michael Chastanet is a Saint Lucian businessman and politician who has been Prime Minister of Saint Lucia since June 2016. He is the political leader of the United Workers Party, as well as the parliamentary representative for Micoud South constituency. Previously he served from 2006-2011 as Saint Lucia's Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation.

Education

In 1979, Chastanet graduated from high school at Stanstead College (Stanstead, Quebec). He holds a B.A. degree from Bishop's University and a MSc degree from American University.[1][2]

Business career

Chastanet worked as vice president of marketing and sales for Air Jamaica.[1] He is the managing director of the Coco Palm Hotel.[3]

Political career

Chastanet was Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation and a member of the Saint Lucian Senate from 2006 to 2011.[1] Chastanet unsuccessfully ran for a parliament seat for Soufriere Constituency in the 2011 general election.[4][5] In 2013, he was elected leader of the opposition United Workers Party.[6] Chastanet won the parliament seat for Micoud South constituency in the 2016 general election.[7] He was sworn in as Prime Minister on 7 June 2016.[8]

Personal life

Allen Chastanet is the son of businessman Michael Chastanet.[9] Allen Chastanet is married to attorney-at-law Raquel DuBoulay-Chastanet. They have two children: daughter Rhyan Ashley who is 14 and son Braden who is 10[10][11][8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Outspoken Chastanet takes up tourism". Caribbean360.com. 20 December 2006. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chastanet accepts Caribbean Travel Personality of the Year award 'with". StLuciaWeek.com. 15 November 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chastanet Returns to Coco Palm". The St. Lucia Mirror. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Opposition party wins general election in St. Lucia". i-witness-news.com. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chastanet Still In". The Voice. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chastenet new UWP leader in St Lucia". Nationnews.com. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "UWP wins Saint Lucia elections". St. Lucia Times. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Allen Chastanet sworn in new St Lucia PM". Jamaica Observer. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Brown, Jade (29 July 2015). "Michael Chastanet on qualifications saga". HTS Channel 4. 
  10. ^ "Happy birthday Digicel!". Jamaica Observer. 22 April 2002. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Political Atheist". St. Lucia Star. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Kenny Anthony
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
2016–present
Incumbent
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