The leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has welcomed the launch this week of a free WiFi project in the city of Castries.
It is part of the Government Islandwide Network (GINET), funded by the Taiwanese.
Currently the free Castries service can be accessed at 10 locations.
They are Government Buildings (Waterfront), Serenity Park, Derek Walcott Square, Central Market, Craft Market, Constitution Park, La Place Carenage, Pointe Seraphine, Cultural Centre and the National ICT Centre/Central Library.
“It’s a step in the right direction. They’re late, but they’re coming into it,” LPM leader, Therold Prudent said of the initiative.
He recalled that years ago he himself offered free WiFi outside of his Gros Islet office.
Prudent said the service covered one or two blocks around Marie Therese Street.
The LPM leader told St Lucia Times that the service has now been operational for years.
“If the government is going to expand on WiFi, I believe it is a good thing,” Prudent asserted.
But he said he would like to repeat what he said to the people of Gros Islet when he offered the same service from his office – that citizens should make good use of the free WiFi initiative now available in Castries and not access it for unwholesome purposes that do not contribute to self development.
“I believe it is good and when it’s good, I am going to say that it’s good,” the LPM leader declared.
Nevertheless, he made it clear that his commendation does not mean that he is happy with the performance of the Allen Chastanet government in the last two and a half years.
“It does not mean that I am happy with the vision of Allen Chastanet; but from time to time when they borrow an idea and turn it into something positive, I will agree to it,” Prudent told St Lucia Times.