UWP Leader says: “We need a revolution!”

UWP Leader says: “We need a revolution!”

The leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Allen Chastanet, has called for a revolution in this country.

Explaining what he meant, Chastanet urged a crowd of party supporters last night that they should not be scared of the word.


“Revolution  doesn’t necessarily mean war, revolution means accepting change, knowing that we can do better and that we can come together and we are going to create a revolution to make up for the damage that Kenny Anthony and the Labour Party have done for the last twenty years in this country,” the UWP leader said.

He recalled that when the new group at the helm of the UWP, the objective was to modernize the party.


According to Chastanet, some people said it could not be done, that change could not be achieved and that the party would be split.

“I told you that when we talked about change in order to bring change to Saint Lucia we must first change ourselves, and I am here to say to you tonight that we have completed the change inside the UWP,” he declared.

Chastanet urged party supporters at a rally in Castries South last night, that when they go to the polls it should not be to vote out the Labour Party, but vote in the UWP.

He revealed that the UWP plans to make Saint Lucia the best place to live, work and invest.

Chastanet said that Saint Lucia once had a leader in Sir John Compton, who delivered.

He itemized a number of projects Sir John implemented to modernize Saint Lucia between 1964 and 1997, including the construction of roads, the modernization of the banana industry, and the construction of schools.

The UWP leader declared that those where the good old days and it was time to bring them back.

However, Chastanet told his supporters that it would be difficult to find another Sir John.

“Allen Chastanet is not another Sir John, but these men and women working together we can be as good if not even greater than what Sir John did,” he asserted.


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  1. The Crow
    January 28, 2016 at 5:58 pm Reply

    How about that? Itemizing what Sir John has accomplished but not once did he mention “What will Chastenet do”? What a character!

    1. Anonymous
      January 31, 2016 at 3:15 am Reply

      Can”t believe why anyone in their right mind still supports the St.Lucia Labor Party. This is a Goverment that has made life much harder and more expensive for St.lucians. Is that the better days that they promised? My god. Some people just don’t like themselves.

  2. Snow Frolic
    January 28, 2016 at 8:21 pm Reply

    Silly comment.

  3. Tete Shob
    January 29, 2016 at 1:42 am Reply

    Chastanet be careful you eh make dem fellas toofay with your use of the word revolution. You forget they feel they alone have a right to use that word.

  4. Boujon Guiyave
    January 29, 2016 at 4:13 am Reply

    You dam right yet shob. There is a context in which you use that word and it is certainly not in this instance. You reactionaries like to hi-Jack concepts and take advantage of them just to hoodwink the populace. I am yet to decide if it ignorance or his strong desire for power that had Golden Balls to use the word. In the mean time flee from reducing the meaning of the word. It means more than just winning a little election.

  5. Tete Shob
    January 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm Reply

    Boujon Guiyave that seems to have gone over your head.

  6. Go pwel
    January 29, 2016 at 11:45 pm Reply

    Wow. I have been calling for a real revolution in this country and to hear this man talk about revolution gives me goose bumps all over. Bring it on

  7. Go pwel
    January 29, 2016 at 11:48 pm Reply

    What kinda future will my children have under this kind of governance.

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