Friday, September 30, 2022

Chastanet Calls Out SLP On Cost Of Living Relief, Fuel Prices

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Opposition leader Allen Chastanet has criticised the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) over fuel prices and measures for easing the burden of the rising cost of living.

Chastanet took to Facebook as a hike in gasoline, diesel and LPG 100 lb cylinders went into effect on Monday.

Gasoline and diesel increased from $3.07 to $3.29 per litre or from $13.95 to $14.95 per gallon while the LPG 100 Pound Cylinder (45.36kg) increased from $257.95 to $266.43.

“Whilst we anticipated this announcement, we were also expecting the Prime Minister to share the measures that his Government would be putting in place to help ease the pressure that Saint Lucians, especially the most vulnerable in our society,” he wrote.

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The former Prime Minister recalled that in 2021, his United Workers Party (UWP) administration instituted a policy that would not allow the price of fuel at the pumps to surpass $13.95 a gallon.

According to the Micoud South MP, the SLP continued the policy when it assumed office in July 2021 but ended it on Monday.

“Their claim that had we been in Government, that the price at the pump would be well over $18 a gallon is absolutely false!” Chastanet asserted.

And he reiterated a call for Prime Minister Pierre to deliver on his promise of $1500 for each citizen, reduce VAT to 10%, provide farmers with fertilizer, animal feed, and seedlings to boost the production of local produce, and expand & reintroduce the Electricity support programme.

Chastanet explained that those measures would bring some much-needed relief to citizens.

He declared it was time for Pierre to stop playing politics and really put the people first.

“How can a Government that claims to be “Putting People First” not realize that measures to ease this burden on citizens need to be implemented right away?” Chastanet expressed.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Every time I listen, read or hear from my good friend Chastnet , I ensure that it not before my meal time because my dear friend really spoil my appetite and literally gives me upset stomach.

    Chastnet listening to himself or has he gone mad. I know the Chastnet I know is just saying these things for kicks , that is the funny side of him if you know the man well you will admit that he is a clown .

  2. Every time I listen, read or hear from my good friend Chastnet , I ensure that it not before my meal time because my dear friend really spoil my appetite and literally gives me upset stomach.

    Chastnet listening to himself or has he gone mad. I know the Chastnet I know is just saying these things for kicks , that is the funny side of him if you know the man well you will admit that he is areal clown .

  3. If you people don’t take your heads out of the sand and look at what is happening and make sense able decisions then we all will suffer and our country will be destroyed.

  4. Only crap from that X-PM. A quick reminder to you, at your victory rally you said there was a letter on your desk , once sign the price of fuel keeps increase, it will decrease. Also you said the complete removal of VAT. Wasted five years in Office. Wasted finances in the billions. Tell them where to take the finances with all you proposing. You should know they are there clearing your mess.

  5. Chastanet pay the people that worked in your party executive. That would be much appreciated. Stop keep telling them no money. You were happy when they were doing the work, now please pay the people

  6. i was so grateful when you put in that measure for us to pay less for gas from the day that march was done but kenny wanted us to wait a whole three months untill we got to see the savings every time the cost of gas was adjusted. Pierre doesn’t have measures for easing the burden of the rising cost of living on us. Just know that from time slp in power things will get more difficult cause all they concerned about is putting more taxes on the poor people.

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