The leader of the opposition United Workers Party, UWP, Allen Chastanet, has warned that Saint Lucia is playing with fire in the Walid Juffali affair.
As a result Chastanet has called on the government to face the music and ask Juffali to resign forthwith as this country’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization, IMO.
“This government needs to do what is right,” Chastanet told the Times.
He said that he believes Saint Lucia is jeopardizing its relationship with Western countries on which it depends for economic support.
Chastanet, a former Tourism Minister, observed that the United States is Saint Lucia’s biggest tourist market, followed by Europe.
According to the UWP leader, even though the Saint Lucia Labour Party, SLP, government had a recent overhaul of its foreign relations policy, the policy has to be revisited because it is not working.