Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has strongly criticised opposition leader Allen Chastanet over recent ‘irresponsible’ remarks relating to crime, describing the comments as ‘destructive.’
Pierre, responsible for National Security, recalled that Chastanet had described Saint Lucia as unsafe and its people afraid.
But the Prime Minister observed that 10,000 people were here for Carnival and more than 15,000 for Jazz.
“People are here as we speak now. People are here from England having a reunion in Saint Lucia and you say people are afraid to go out in this country?” Pierre declared at a news conference this week.
“Now, if you say these kinds of things if people don’t know who you are, they may believe you. But this is destructive,” the Castries East MP told reporters.
“That’s irresponsible because the evidence doesn’t show it,” Pierre stated.
As the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) marks its second anniversary in office, opposition leader Chastanet declared that the country is in fear.
The Micoud South MP said people are afraid to travel to certain places and have become fearful of speaking their minds regarding what is taking place in Saint Lucia, including the cost of living increases.
And the United Workers Party (UWP) leader noted it was getting to the point where people could sense that something was going to ‘break.’