Wednesday, August 10, 2022

PM Says He’s Disappointed In The SLP

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, suggesting that the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is unsure of its direction, has asserted that he is disappointed in the party.

“I continue to be very disappointed in the opposition,” Chastanet told reporters on Monday.

The PM spoke in the context of opposition criticism of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“”I think that the opposition needs to really regather itself and figure out where it wants to go, because one day they want to shut down the country, the next day they want me to open up the country. One day they’re concerned about this, the next day they’re concerned about something completely opposite,” Chastanet asserted.

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On Monday, the SLP condemned a government decision to temporarily suspend commercial fishing in a bid to stop persons entering Saint Lucia illegally from neighbouring Martinique.

“The leader of the opposition gets paid a salary equivalent to a minister. The state pays for his office staff and he gets a driver. So if he wants to participate in the decisions and have criticisms, come to the meetings,” Prime Minister Chastanet declared.

He explained that certain recommendations were made by the Chamber of Commerce and other institutions when the National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) met.

According to the Prime Minister,  NEMAC is intended to provide an opportunity to the opposition and to all of civil society.

 

Headline photo caption: Prime Minister Allen Chastanet (l) and opposition leader  Philip J. Pierre

 

 

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