The United Workers Party (UWP) hails its Christmas hamper drive a resounding success and has renewed calls for radical policy shifts to alleviate poverty. Over one thousand families were impacted by the party’s initiative to give relief for Christmas and UWP Leader Allen Chastanet believes that the need for relief is great. He pointed out that the high levels of poverty afflicting many families are reflective of a perilous economic state.
“The sluggish economic performance over the last four years is strongly felt in the lives of families at all income levels so something has to be done fast to ease their heavy burden. This government has so far failed the people of St. Lucia and has failed to bring about hope,” Chastanet opined.
Chastanet believes that there is no indication that the New Year will be any better since government has an average economic growth rate of below zero for its four year tenure. He also raises serious concerns over the success of the Citizens by Investment Program which seeks to attract foreign investment to the country.