Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has urged unity against threats to equality and freedom in a message to mark Emancipation Day.
“We must be united against threats to equality and freedom,” the PM declared.
“Globally and right here we still have to fight these perils that manifest in the forms of racism, prejudice, discrimination and intolerance. We must come together,” he wrote in a post on his official Facebook page.
“Together we must condemn these threats and continue to support our brothers and sisters who need more help than us. We must!” Chastanet asserted.
“This Emancipation Day let’s remember and appreciate the fact that our history binds us together in ways that are unspoken, subtle yet powerful. From the names of our towns and villages, the food we eat, how we socialize, the authentic pulse we share as sons and daughters of this beautiful island,” the PM observed.
“Each and every one of us forms part of this ever evolving story of emancipation to nationhood; the past, the present and the journey forward,” he noted.
He urged his countrymen to take the opportunity afforded by Emancipation Day to remind and put into action their duty to the persons who came before us.
“Happy Emancipation Day Saint Lucia and may we continue to grow and move this Nation forward,” the PM’s post concluded.