On Sunday, the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) announced it was planning to protest the government’s failed leadership and management of Saint Lucia’s affairs.
“My people, we have to take to the streets. We have to march, and we have to walk in this country, and we have to take our placards, and we have to send a strong message to the Saint Lucia Labour Party to tell them that enough is enough,” the UWP’s Nancy Charles declared.
Charles told an opposition Town Hall meeting that the UWP would soon announce the date and time for the protest.
She asserted that protest was the only language the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) understands and invited everyone impacted by the government’s mismanagement to participate.
UWP Deputy Political Leader Dominic Fedee told the meeting that Saint Lucia could not take another day of the SLP in office.
He criticised the government’s handling of the economy, including the imposition of the Health & Citizen Security levy.
“The tax is a bad idea and when we march, we must march against the tax. We must march against taxing your pockets,” the former Tourism Minister stated.
UWP Chairman Therold Prudent said the opposition would demand that the government call elections.
“We have to win the next elections. It is about Saint Lucia and the direction in which this government is taking us. We are going to demand that they ring the bell,” Prudent told UWP supporters.
And the UWP Chairman urged his audience to be ready.