Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, asserting that 2016 was a difficult year for all supporters of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), has said it is time to forget the past and look forward to a brighter future.
“As your new leader I look forward to serving you so that together we can achieve our goals for a better Saint Lucia,” Pierre said.
He made the remarks during his 2016 Christmas message.
The SLP leader stated that as 2017 approaches, he hopes that the marginalization and exclusion of SLP supporters ends.
He expressed the hope that all Saint Lucians will be given a fair chance to survive on the Island.
Pierre said he hopes there will be more employment opportunities for the unemployed in the New Year.
“To the sick, victims of crime and violence and our women who have suffered the indignity of abuse and rape, I wish you a speedy recovery,” the Castries East MP said in his Christmas message.
He singled out residents of his constituency for special thanks because of their support and loyalty over the past years.
“I am privileged and humbled at the confidence that you have entrusted in me,” Pierre said.
He explained that he will try, within the institutional limitations, to continue with the projects that were requested by his constituents for the benefit of all.
The SLP leader called on all citizens to be strong and courageous.
He urged them to remain positive and hopeful.