Opposition leader Allen Chastanet declared Saturday that when he was Prime Minister, the United Workers Party (UWP) brought unprecedented economic activity to Vieux Fort.
“During my tenure as Prime Minister, the UWP brought more economic activity to Vieux Fort than ever before,” Chaastanet wrote on Facebook.
“300+ Jobs at OJO Labs, 800+ Jobs at ItelBPO, 100+ Jobs at the DSH Horseracing Track,” he noted.
In addition, the UWP leader said his former administration commenced the Vieux Fort Water Supply Improvement project, which created another 100+ jobs.
He also mentioned the new St Jude Hospital project, which employed over 150+ persons, and the new Hewanorra International Airport, which had 100+ persons employed and would have created over 500 new jobs upon completion ‘just to name a few.’
In contrast, the former Prime Minister said typical style, ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) politicians blame everyone but themselves for the lack of development and progress in their respective constituencies.
Chastanet recalled that Dr. Kenny Anthony had served the constituency of Vieux Fort South for over 25 years.
“During this time, he served as Prime Minister and Minister for Finance for 15 years. Why didn’t he do all the projects that he keeps talking about during this time? ” Chastanet stated.