The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) Chairman, Therold Prudent, has accused the Philip J. Pierre administration of seeking to distract people with its apology Friday to the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) over the demolition of the former Royal jail.
In its apology, the Government noted that the then-UWP administration authorised the demolition without adequate consultation with the SLNT.
“Why would anybody, with everything that is happening here in Saint Lucia, apologise to the National Trust for the demolition of the royal jail?” UWP Chairman Therold Prudent declared in a video statement.
In this regard, he raised several questions, including when the labour administration would apologise to Cabot for vilifying the company and doing everything to ensure that the firm would not take root in Saint Lucia.
Prudent said seeing the same Saint Lucia Labour Party embrace Cabot and approve its operations was hypocritical.
“But what is most telling is the fact that you also have an explanation that was supposed to be given, and that is from the National Trust, and that is why is it that 30 trees were chopped down to accommodate jazz?” The opposition party official stated.
In addition, Prudent asked when the SLNT would explain why it continues to ‘cherry pick’ between commercial activities and conservation which the organisation claims is its focus.
He also questioned when the labour government would apologise to citizens over lies and deceit that brought the party to power.
And Prudent declared that the Government is proving that every time it is under pressure and unable to deliver on its promises, it tries to change the conversation and turn attention away from what is happening in Saint Lucia.