PM: SLP has coherent plan to create jobs

In an eleventh hour appeal to voters ahead of tomorrow’s general elections, Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony asserted tonight that the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), is the only party presenting a coherent plan to create jobs.

In an address to the nation, Anthony recalled the presentation of the SLP’s manifesto on Wednesday night.

“We indicated that our continued preoccupation will be the creation of more jobs,” the Prime Minister said.

He stated that in the fourth quarter of 2015, the SLP administration created 5,220 new jobs.

According to Anthony, the government proposes to attract $3.5 billion dollars in new investment, undertake a massive construction programme, and continue to transform the way Saint Lucia does business.

“Our goal is to drive the unemployment rate down even further, to the point where every Saint Lucian who is looking for a job, has an opportunity to get a job,” the SLP leader declared, adding it had been done before.

“In 2006, we brought unemployment way down – to 13.6% and it was heading to even lower levels until the UWP took over. By 2011, after their mismanagement and corruption, it had skyrocketed to an all-time high of 24%” Anthony told the nation.

He recalled that the SLP administration had to start all over.

Nevertheless Anthony remarked that already, in this term, the SLP has succeeded in reducing unemployment again, from “that unacceptable” 24% to 20.5% by the last Quarter of 2015.

He expressed confidence about reducing unemployment even further, because several new investments are lined up.

Anthony said that he was proud that on every count, his administration has delivered.

He told the nation the choice in the upcoming elections is clear.

“The road that the New United Workers Party would like to lead you along is a rough and rocky road, with many precipices, many scary corners, and many uncertainties lurking in the dark,” Anthony said.

On the other hand, he asserted that the other road is one that takes Saint Lucia on a journey of continued growth and development.

“It is the road of political stability and genuine development; and no infighting or leadership struggles,” the Prime Minister stated.

He acknowledged that he has his shortcomings as someone who is never perfect and cannot be.

But he said he can assure Saint Lucians without hesitation that he does what he believes to be best for this country.

Anthony said:

“I come now to you in the twilight of my political career and for me, this will always remain a memorable campaign. My mission is simply to complete the job that I started, and to secure the fortunes of our economy and our people.”






  1. Anonymous
    June 5, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    We have 9 in the bag ……. UWP can not come up with confirm 5 …… Bye bye bye UWP!!!!

    SLP hav them……. Micoud South must be counted first….. Mr.Gaspard and Mr.Bailey please send extra officer to count Micoud South…

    We need to send an early message to the UWP……. I need that result my 8.00 confirm….

  2. Anonymous
    June 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    The magic number to form government is nine (9)…….. The UWP can not show a path to seven (7) far less to nine (9)…….

    Therefore SLP has a path to 7 confirm and bonus of six (6) for the big party…..

    SLP….. To VICTORY…….

    1. Anonymous
      June 5, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Yeah, right.

      All the SLP’s actions over the past couple of weeks, including the PM’s despicable address tonight, point to a party desperate and in full panic mode. They probably know what you don’t, and we will all know tomorrow night.

  3. Anonymous
    June 5, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    As the pri minister and leader of the nation, you should have addressed the nation, appealing for peace, safety and togetherness regardless the outcome of tomorrow’s general election. And not as the leader of the St.lucia labour party. pathetic!

  4. Observer
    June 5, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Indeed, we have 2 people runnig we country – Kenny and Tony.

    I just heard one of them on tv saying, “investors didn’t come to our country during uwp time in office.”

    Is this man for real?

    Kenny/Tony Davis Anthony, you were the one who sad you would have written to investors telling them not to come and do businesss in our country – you wicked plantation child.

    Weren’t you also the one who cut your neck that it wasn’t you who enacted the finger print legislation?

    When you were shown your signature on this bit of legislation, you were like a vampire who was shown a cross.

    Such is your nature. Proclaiming to always speak the truth.

    Keep speaking your kind of truth. Tomorrow God Willing, you will be placed on the contradictory pile of our history.

    There’s no if, it’s just a matter of hours.

  5. Anonymous
    June 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    last week st. lucia was 2nd to Grenada with the highest unemployment rate in the OECS at 24%…. cannot believe this man is saying that unemployment was 24% when he took office in 201.

    KDA unemployment is NOW at the all time high of 24% with the youth unemployment at 50%. stop lying to the nation to stay in power.

  6. Anonymous
    June 5, 2016 at 11:37 pm


  7. lala
    June 5, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Lies and certainly more lies, no foreign investment for the past 4 years when you promised 300 million, now will fall the crap of 3 billion. Kenny allez voom

  8. Justice
    June 6, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Again insulting the nation. That was not a PM address. That was a cheap desperate last minute campaign.