Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, who has been vacationing here with his family, has welcomed the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) victory at the July 26 general elections.
Browne, who attended the swearing in ceremony of Saint Lucia’s new cabinet of ministers, said he was present, not necessarily in his capacity as the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), but as a friend of this country’s new Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre.
He observed that the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party and the Saint Lucia Labour Party have had very strong fraternal relations for many years.
“So we are very happy to see the labour party is in office. It means now that we have at least four labour parties within the OECS sub-region that are presently governing and we think that it augurs well for the socio-economic development for the people of the OECS,” Browne stated.
“We’ve always said that you’re safer with labour, certainly during this period of COVID in which we are all faced with a significant amount of health and economic challenges,” Browne told reporters.