Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre desires less bitterness and discord in Saint Lucia and has spoken out against hatred, venom, and anger.
In a Facebook video, the Prime Minister said he wanted to see a country where people can live together in harmony despite differences.
“Anger is a destructive force that seeks to divide and promote fear. Hatred and anger threaten the stability of our democracy and peace-loving society. Differences need not lead to vitriolic disputes. Peace must always prevail,” a written message accompanying the video said.
Pierre said in the video that he wants to leave a more equitable country where meritocracy rules.
“A country where every man and woman, every boy and girl, will love Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia belongs to them,” Pierre asserted.
In addition, the Prime Minister highlighted the need to ensure that everyone believes they can contribute.