The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) says Saint Lucia has lost its leadership rolein tourism, and has now become a follower.
Former Minister of Communications, Works, Transport and Public Utilities, Guy Joseph, told a News Conference today that Saint Lucia continues to lag behind the rest of the Caribbean.
According to Joseph, this is both in terms of infrastructural development and the granting of incentives.
“During the previous UWP government we were the leaders in the region, the ones who set the pace, but today we have become a follower rather than a leader, “the Castries South East MP asserted.
According to him, Saint Lucia must now play catch up.
Joseph spoke of Barbados, Grenada and Antigua, which he said had made changes in the area of incentives to become more competitive.
However he lamented that the current government of the Saint Lucia Labour Party refuses to state its position on tourism incentives.