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.