Castries South East MP, Guy Joseph, Sunday night strongly criticised individuals he described as being ‘useless, dotish politicians on the other side, who can do nothing to advance this country.’
Joseph made the remarks during a virtual meeting of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP).
He asserted that the ruling party is doing what it promised, whereas the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has been all talk.
“They can only talk – we can talk and work,” the Economic Development Minister declared.
In this regard, Joseph recalled that the SLP had promised that in its first two years in office, it would have mobilised resources to undertake reconstruction of vital infrastructure.
He said however, that the SLP has been criticising the current government’s infrastructural works because it’s hurting the labour party which promised but could not deliver.
Joseph said the opposition is complaining about too much work because the ruling party in government is working.
He also made reference to utterances of the SLP in 2011, to the effect that the new economy must be private sector led.
But Joseph said the SLP could not achieve that.
Nevertheless, he stated that the UWP administration under Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has facilitated the private sector in playing a leading role in the development of this country’s economy.
And Joseph took issue with current SLP leader, Philip J. Pierre and Pierre’s predecessor, Dr. Kenny Anthony.
He disclosed that the two labour MPs have represented their constituencies in Castries East and Vieux Fort South for 25 years each – a cumulative total of 50 years.
“Go to Vieux Fort South and Castries East and tell me what development you see that has been done by them in these two constituencies?” The Castries South East MP asked.
“Saint Lucia is better with Allen (Chastanet) than with Labour,” Joseph declared.
He said that Chastanet is not asking people to put blind faith in him, but to reelect him on the basis of the work he has done so far.