Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre says there’s a feeling within the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) that they must kill the labour party’s legacy.
“They did it with the airport, they did it with the Gros Islet Highway, they did it with the building in Vieux Fort, they did it with the Soufriere Square, they did it with the North-South link road. It’s as if they’re on a mission to destroy the legacy of the labour party,” Pierre asserted.
He said the UWP administration wants to prove to Saint Lucians that labour were the worst managers in office. However, the Castries east MP observed that in the interim, the people suffer.
On the other hand, the SLP leader expressed the view that the Allen Chastanet administration should have continued the programmes of the SLP.
“This government has put Saint Lucia 10, 15 years behind,” Pierre asserted during Chill & Chat with Maundy Lewis, aired on Choice Television.
‘Right now, Saint Lucia is the worst performing economy in the OECS – it’s sad, but it’s true,” he stated.
“We have the highest debt, the highest COVID cases, we have the highest deaths and the worst performing economy,” Pierre declared.
He reiterated his assertion that the current government did not cause COVID-19, which is why the SLP’s position was that the country was not prepared and so should organise to respond to the pandemic.
But Pierre recalled that the national economy began to decline from 2019 because the government, instead of continuing the programmes started by the SLP, sought instead to demolish labour’s legacy.
The SLP leader described it as political retribution which is childish and immature.