Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has declared that he has no problem regarding Saturday’s planned United Workers Party (UWP) protest march in Vieux Fort against the government.
“My perspective is, let them march. I have no problems,” Pierre told a news conference on Friday.
“If you have a situation where an opposition has been devastated in the polls 15-2 and you lost the Micoud North seat you can always have a march,” he told reporters.
“We have said that we live in a democratic society. It is everybody’s right to march,” the Prime Minister declared.
Pierre declared that he believes in Saint Lucia and Saint Lucians, who make the right choices.
“Saint Lucians understand the facts and the issues. Saint Lucians don’t get confused with noise and propaganda and anger and hatred and envy,” he asserted.
In this regard, Pierre said he was unperturbed by angry, frustrated individuals who believe they have a divine right to rule Saint Lucia and do not understand that the people have spoken.
He said his interest was in youth employment, the youth economy, education to ensure every household has a university graduate, paying more CXC fees for students, and expanding universal health care.
Pierre also said his interest is completing St. Jude Hospital and giving ten million dollars to small and medium-sized enterprises to expand and provide housing.
He declared that Saint Lucians were interested in moving forward.
In addition, Pierre said the Cabinet of Ministers focuses on developing Saint Lucia and is uninterested in anger, hatred, innuendoes, and threats.
“We understand the need for opposition. But we are not intimidated,” the Prime Minister told Friday’s news conference.