Charles: Opposition creating impression of ‘mayhem’

The Director of Implementation in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Nancy Charles, has accused opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre  and his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of creating the impression among Saint Lucians here and abroad and overseas agencies that there is ‘some sort of disarray and mayhem’ in this country.

Charles told reporters here Thursday that Pierre and the SLP are creating the impression that things are “so bad.”

“This is not the case,” the OPM official asserted.

Charles said she was not indicating that everything is “fantastic and great” and conditions are as they are supposed to be.

However she expressed the view that Saint Lucia is much better off today than two and a half years ago when the United Workers Party (UWP) administration came to power.

Charles said the Allen Chastanet administration is proud of its accomplishments, citing, among other things,  a reduction in unemployment and growth in the economy despite a reduction in Value Added Tax (VAT), which everyone thought would be catastrophic for the local economy.

She also highlighted a ten million dollar allocation for the renovation of schools and an ‘extensive’ road maintenance and rehabilitation programme.

Charles made the remarks ahead of a planned protest march by the opposition on Sunday.

According to her, everyone has a right to protest as the UWP did while in opposition.

But she was of the opinion that in an attempt to gather support for the protest march, the opposition has resorted to misleading statements and untruths.

Charles told reporters that her issue is not with the planned protest, but with the need for the opposition to tell people the truth.

10 Comments

  1. Truth
    September 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Nancy are u known for telling the truth in opposition and now in government?

  2. Anon1
    September 7, 2018 at 12:24 pm Reply

    You guys are doing that on y’all own without any help from opposition

  3. You are a sick woman
    September 7, 2018 at 12:52 pm Reply

    LIKE REALLY! NO SERIOUSLY , ARE YOU SERIOUS AND COMFORTABLE WITH THESE WORDS COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH?

    WELL YES THEN AGAIN I AGREE WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU AND YOUR COMPANIONS DON’T HAVE TO THINK OF WHERE YOUR NEXT MEAL OR YOUR BILLS ETC WILL COME TOMORO OR IN THE FUTURE. WHEN SO MANY HAS LOST THEIR JOBS AND THOSE WHO FEAR OF LOSING THIERS. AND MUCH MORE ARE SUFFERING . LISTEN LADY JUST SIT DOWN AND RELAX AND ALSO REFLECT ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE COUNTRY BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH.

  4. Truly Neutral
    September 7, 2018 at 12:54 pm Reply

    Your administration cannot talk about truth Nancy.That ship sailed years ago

  5. Looking from the outside
    September 7, 2018 at 4:10 pm Reply

    Nancy must be blindfolded! Can’t you see that the country is in disarray? As to how we find ourselves in this predicament is a different story. However the political fumbles of the UWP administration over the past two years have only encourage the St.Lucian people to loose faith in their ability to offer a progressive vision and a realistic action plan for the nation. This isn’t to say that the SLP deserve much regard either, for their performance over their last term is office was indeed dismal.

  6. Vibz
    September 7, 2018 at 4:16 pm Reply

    The people voted enthusiastically for your party,you repaid them with ingratitude. Now that you’ve enraged them with your arrogance and ineptness, you want to deflect blame on the main opposition party. Nobody buying that excuse anymore, it’s like stale fish. The UWP got its change and put the country in turmoil. It’s time to change the change.

  7. WOW
    September 7, 2018 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Nancy, you smiling but all I seeing is your teething-
    hands.

  8. Real
    September 7, 2018 at 5:21 pm Reply

    Nancy come on. Even if ur prime minister call us jackass we no everything that’s happening in our country. This administration is the worst in the history of St lucia.

  9. zabo
    September 7, 2018 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Nancy, your beautiful teething smile, caught me in a flash, i want to believe what you just said; but i was caught reading an old time preaching again! You are now practicing the same stupidness your opposite was doing when they were in power, sorry, that can’t work anymore, you all has treated us with mépris and your arrogance has made us to think right. According to your saying while campaigning over 2 years ago, you has not deliver and are now off the track, so think about stepping down, that will be better for all of us!

  10. MELRE
    September 7, 2018 at 7:21 pm Reply

    Nancy shut your lying stealing face. Your son can afford dialysis in Wales where you used our tax dollars to send him to school but poor people are dying because of you and your party greed. Get out!

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