Opposition leader Allen Chastanet has criticised the Philip J. Pierre administration over deteriorating infrastructure and services, inflation, and other matters.
“Our roads are in their worst condition ever,” Chastanet declared on Facebook.
The former Saint Lucia Prime Minister noted that the Rodney Bay Highway remains nonexistent.
He asserted that the government cancelled essential housing projects while firing hundreds of contract workers, increasing unemployment and hardships for families.
Chastanet also pointed to economic hardships and inflation, declaring that the government had burdened Saint Lucians with high gas prices and increased costs for essential goods such as bread, rice, and flour.
He pointed to steep rises in passport fees and electricity bills.
And the United Workers Party (UWP) leader pointed to implementing a 2.5% tax as further straining the financial well-being of citizens.
Chastanet also took issue with healthcare, public safety, nepotism, cronyism, lack of passport access and borrowing, and ‘financial irresponsibility.’
He accused the labour administration of breaking its promises.
“It is crucial that we remain vigilant and hold our leaders accountable for their actions and decisions. Together, we must strive for a transparent, accountable, and prosperous future for Saint Lucia,” the opposition leader asserted.