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Allen Chastanet

Allen Chastanet

Leader of the Opposition of Saint Lucia[1]

28 July 2021
Philip J. Pierre
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

7 June 2016 - 28 July 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
Pearlette Louisy
Neville Cenac
Kenny Anthony
Philip J. Pierre
Member of Parliament for Micoud South

7 June 2016
Personal details
Allen Michael Chastanet

1960/1961 (age 59-60)[2]
Political partyUnited Workers Party
Spouse(s)Raquel DuBoulay
ParentsMichael Chastanet
Alma materBishop's University
American University

Allen Michael Chastanet (born 1960/61) is a Saint Lucian businessman and politician who served as Prime Minister of Saint Lucia from 2016 to 2021.[3] He is currently the Opposition Leader of Saint Lucia and the political leader of the United Workers Party as well as the parliamentary representative for Micoud South constituency.[4]


In 1979, Chastanet graduated from high school at Stanstead College in Stanstead, Quebec. He holds a B.A. degree from Bishop's University and an MSc degree from American University.[2][5]

Business career

Chastanet worked as vice president of marketing and sales for Air Jamaica.[2] He is the managing director of the Coco Palm Hotel in Rodney Bay.[6]

Political career

Chastanet and U.S. President Donald Trump in 2019

Chastanet was Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation and a member of the Saint Lucian Senate from 2006 to 2011.[2] Chastanet unsuccessfully ran for a parliament seat for Soufriere Constituency in the 2011 general election.[7][8] In 2013, he was elected leader of the opposition United Workers Party.[9] Chastanet won the parliament seat for Micoud South constituency in the 2016 general election.[10] He was sworn in as Prime Minister on 7 June 2016.[11]

On 26 July 2021, Chastanet and his political party United Workers Party were not successful in the 2021 Saint Lucian general election[12] after they were defeated by the Saint Lucia Labour Party by a landslide.

Personal life

Chastanet is the son of businessman Michael Chastanet.[13] Allen Chastanet is married to attorney-at-law Raquel DuBoulay-Chastanet. They have two children.[14][15][11]

See also


  1. ^ "Philip J Pierre to take oath as Prime Minister of St Lucia today". WIC NEWS.
  2. ^ a b c d "Outspoken Chastanet takes up tourism". 20 December 2006. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Philip J. Pierre will be St Lucia's new Prime Minister". News784. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "St Lucia Labour Party wins general elections 2021". News784. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Chastanet accepts Caribbean Travel Personality of the Year award 'with". 15 November 2009. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Chastanet Returns to Coco Palm". The St. Lucia Mirror. 16 February 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Opposition party wins general election in St. Lucia". 29 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "Chastanet Still In". The Voice. 11 May 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "Chastenet new UWP leader in St Lucia". 29 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "UWP wins Saint Lucia elections". St. Lucia Times. 6 June 2016. Archived from the original on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Allen Chastanet sworn in new St Lucia PM". Jamaica Observer. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "SLP wins landslide victory in St Lucia general election". Loop News St Lucia. Retrieved 2021.
  13. ^ Brown, Jade (29 July 2015). "Michael Chastanet on qualifications saga". HTS Channel 4.
  14. ^ "Happy birthday Digicel!". Jamaica Observer. 22 April 2002. Archived from the original on 2016-06-25. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Political Atheist". St. Lucia Star. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Kenny Anthony
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
Succeeded by
Philip J. Pierre

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