|Prime Minister of Saint Lucia|
7 June 2016
|Governor General||Pearlette Louisy|
|Preceded by||Kenny Anthony|
|Born||Allen Michael Chastanet
(1960-11-20) 20 November 1960
|Political party||United Workers Party|
|Alma mater||Bishop’s 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.
- 1 Education
- 2 Business career
- 3 Political career
- 4 Personal life
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.
Chastanet worked as vice president of marketing and sales for Air Jamaica. He is the managing director of the Coco Palm Hotel.
Chastanet was Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation and a member of the Saint Lucian Senate from 2006 to 2011. Chastanet unsuccessfully ran for a parliament seat for Soufriere Constituency in the 2011 general election. In 2013, he was elected leader of the opposition United Workers Party. Chastanet won the parliament seat for Micoud South constituency in the 2016 general election. He was sworn in as Prime Minister on 7 June 2016.
Allen Chastanet is the son of businessman Michael Chastanet. 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