Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, told a rally of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Sunday that the parliament building which Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced will be torn down, will not be demolished.
Chastanet has said that the demolition of the parliament building and the government printery forms part of plans for the redevelopment of Castries.
“That is not happening here! That ain’t happening here!” Anthony told the rally which independent observers have described as having been ‘very massive.’
“No house of parliament will be demolished,” he declared.
“Chastanet, without an iota of consultation with the opposition – with the people of Saint Lucia,decides he is going to knock down the parliament of Saint Lucia – knock down the printery.”
According to Anthony, the PM is a newcomer to the politics of this country.
He declared that Allen Chastanet has not fought political battles in this country and is no Philip Pierre.
“You have not even contributed anything to this country, anything tangible, yet you want to destroy the Citadel of our democracy, the parliament of Saint Lucia,” the former Prime Minister said of his successor.
“And if you see they try -if you see he tries to destroy parliament, every Saint Lucian must join hands and put a ring around the building of parliament to protect that building,” Anthony told the rally outside the Castries Market, which was preceded by a protest march from the Vigie playing field.
He described Prime Minister Allen Chastanet as ‘ a destroyer of everything in his sight.’