Asserting that the people of Castries East have been victimised for almost five terms, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet told reporters Wednesday that its an indictment against incumbent MP, Philip J. Pierre.
“When you go there and you see the state of the place – there’s been no innovation, no new ideas,” Chastanet declared.
“As somebody in the house indicated, Marchand by now should be a City within a City and it’s an indictment,” the PM said.
He recalled that Philip J. Pierre has been the ‘self proclaimed’ Deputy Prime Minister for three terms.
“He has had the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Commerce,” Chastanet noted.
But he told reporters that for Pierre to have held those positions and for Castries East to be as it is, is a greater indictment against the incumbent MP than the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the constituency, Fortuna Belrose.
Chastanet explained that Belrose has not served the constituency as yet.
Nevertheless, the Prime Minister said he genuinely believes that change is coming.