Opposition leader Allen Chastanet has taken the Philip J. Pierre administration to task over its inadequate response to rising inflation.
“Inflation is crippling low and middle-income families, and there’s inadequate response from the government,” the United Workers Party (UWP) leader declared Thursday on Facebook.
Chastanet observed that fuel prices in Saint Lucia remain among the highest in the region even while global prices are falling.
“Can you imagine that when the price of oil on the world market was $120 US a barrel, we in Saint Lucia paid $ 13.85 a gallon? Today at just over US $70 US a barrel, we’re paying a staggering $17 a gallon,” the former Saint Lucia Prime Minister lamented.
“This is a government that continues to rip you off at the expense of making revenue to create jobs for their friends, families, and their labour party comrades,” Chastanet asserted.
“When will this administration keep their promise?” He asked.
Promising to put the people first, the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) surged into government with a landslide victory after the July 26, 2021, general elections.