The Saint Lucia Labour Party has stated that it is disturbed but not surprised at the continuing disrespect for Saint Lucians displayed by Opposition Leader, Allen Chastanet, when he called a young female entrepreneur “a non-entity”
During Allen Chastanet’s rebuttal to the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure 2023/2024 on Thursday March 30th, he brought to the attention of the House, the sale of property to a young woman, whom he referred to as a non-entity.
He said, “First of all, Mr. Speaker, to have sold that land to a non-entity.” He then repeated, “a non-entity, nobody knows her. Who is she?”
It was this same Allen Chastanet who took to the air waves and when asked about the cause of crime, blamed single mothers and stated that they were breeders of criminals.
It was this same Allen Chastanet who called Saint Lucians “mendicants, barking dogs and jackasses”, who has now, once again, exposed his lack of respect for the young women of this country.
A Labour Party government, as part of its core value of inclusiveness, has stated on page 27 of its 2021 manifesto that: “a Labour government will support and encourage efforts by individuals and groups to reduce and hopefully, eliminate any form of discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.”
Yet again, the leader of the United Workers Party continues to embark on his chosen course to destroy the self-esteem of our people.
The SLP demands that the former Prime Minister does the honourable thing and issue an immediate apology and retraction of his disrespectful statement against this young woman.
SOURCE: Saint Lucia Labour Party