The leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Allen Chastanet, has declared that the only part with a history of violence in Saint Lucia is the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).
Chastanet was responding to a renewed warning from National Security Minister, Victor La Corbiniere, that election violence will not be tolerated.
In sounding the warning, La Corbiniere had cited two incidents, including one some time ago at the Soufriere Bridge, as evidence that the UWP was inclined to misbehave.
However Chastanet told the Times that there is evidence to show that the person who was being violent during the Soufriere Bridge incident was the ruling party MP for the area, Harold Dalsan.
“In fact he had to be restrained,” the UWP leader recalled.
Chastanet expressed the opinion that the Minister of National Security ought to be more concerned about dealing with the affairs of the public and setting an example for the people of Saint Lucia.
According to him, the UWP will continue to lead the way to Saint Lucia’s recovery.