In a message to mark Emancipation Day, opposition leader Allen Chastanet urged Saint Lucians to cherish diversity and embrace love, understanding, and respect for each other.
“As we commemorate this significant milestone, let us cherish our diversity and learn from the lessons of the past as we chart a path forward,” the United Workers Party (UWP) leader stated.
According to the Micoud South MP, embracing respect, love, and understanding for one another’s backgrounds and perspectives will strengthen the society’s fabric and prepare for future challenges.
“In the face of unfortunate movements toward racism in some parts of the world, let us use our history as a beacon to recommit ourselves to peace, harmony, and unity,” Chastanet stated.
“Together, we can work towards a common goal of making Saint Lucia a place where solidarity thrives, equal opportunities abound, and our nation stands stronger than ever,” the former Prime Minister declared.
And he extended his heartfelt wishes for a restful, safe, and peaceful celebration.