Saint Lucia Opposition Leader Wants PM To Call Elections

Saint Lucia’s opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, asserting that his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is ‘very prepared’, told a news conference Tuesday that the party would like Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, to call elections now.

“That would do us well,” Pierre declared.

“I think that would do the people of Saint Lucia well – the people of Saint Lucia will get a chance to exhale,” the SLP leader asserted.

According to Pierre, the people of this country are covered with all the victimisation and vindictiveness of the Chastanet administration and want to exhale.

“They will exhale in the ballot box,” he told reporters.

On Thursday June 6 this year, the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) marked its third year in office, asserting that cumulatively, the government has achieved an average of eight percent growth and has turned the economy around.

“We have reduced unemployment from about 24 percent to now 15 percent; we have reduced in terms of our debt to GDP, so we are doing well,” party Chairman Nancy Charles explained.

The party Chairman, who also pointed to other achievement of the government, disclosed that the UWP has started the process of process of preparing for the next general elections.

The ruling party currently enjoys an 11 to 6 majority in the house of assembly.

18 COMMENTS

  1. the “process of process or preparing…” anyway most of public are just quietly waiting for election day Mr. Pierre. They are giving this government enough rope to hang themselves. I agree that after three years you can see they are inept but they will get their five year term. Let’s hope they don’t bother another billion in two years time

  2. Philip please do not send yourself up. You will not lead SLP into the next general elections. Enjoy the borrowed time that you have been awarded.

  3. Totally agree with Phillip Pierre. Mr. PM if you have done so well as you claim then call a snap Election. What is the PM afraid of?

  4. Careful what you wish for Pip you just might get it. As soon as the elections are called you will be returned to your public waterboy job. Alva and or Hilaire will replace you speedily. BUt you have proven that you have no ambition or pride so you will gladly carry their coats and briefs as they walk into the House as new leaders and you take your place as a continual follower.

  5. Yes slp will win the next general election although I will not vote but what will he do for private sector workers will he implement a minimum wage rate in his first 3 months in office if not I am appealing to security guards supermarket workers sanition workers hotel workers farmers fishermen bank Tellers and all blue collar workers who are exploited by big businessmen do not vote

    • Show us your Manifesto and if it looks good, we will vote you back in. Too much talk and no real plans. No vision. We don’t just WANT another government to be in power and have ALL things continue as they have, WE WANT CHANGE. WE WANT INVESTMENT, WE DONT’ JUST WANT TO HEAR ABOUT TAIWAN, THERE ARE OTHER COUNTRIES WHO CAN INVEST. TAIWAN CAN ONLY GIVE THIS MUCH. WHAT ARE YOUR VISIONS FOR SAINT LUCIA, FOR CASTRIES BY 2025????? SAME OLD SHAMEFUL CITY? DOGS, VAGRANTS EVERYWHERE? SAME OLD SMALL ROADS? CDC BUILDINGS TAKING UP SO MUCH PRIME REAL ESTATE? BANAN BAY IN A MESS? CHOOPS, YALL JUST WANT TO BE IN POWER….YOU WANT THE GHETTOS TO REMAIN…YOU EH WANT NO CHANGE GASA. A JOB YALL JUS WANT.

  6. To AVI’s Posts. Couldn’t have said it better. SO here it is again. “Show us your Manifesto and if it looks good, we will vote you back in. Too much talk and no real plans. No vision. We don’t just WANT another government to be in power and have ALL things continue as they have, WE WANT CHANGE. WE WANT INVESTMENT, WE DONT’ JUST WANT TO HEAR ABOUT TAIWAN, THERE ARE OTHER COUNTRIES WHO CAN INVEST. TAIWAN CAN ONLY GIVE THIS MUCH. WHAT ARE YOUR VISIONS FOR SAINT LUCIA, FOR CASTRIES BY 2025????? SAME OLD SHAMEFUL CITY? DOGS, VAGRANTS EVERYWHERE? SAME OLD SMALL ROADS? CDC BUILDINGS TAKING UP SO MUCH PRIME REAL ESTATE? BANAN BAY IN A MESS? CHOOPS, YALL JUST WANT TO BE IN POWER….YOU WANT THE GHETTOS TO REMAIN…YOU EH WANT NO CHANGE GASA. A JOB YALL JUS WANT.”

  7. These two V words are often used and abuse by Pierre…Are you aware that your TSc appoints persons (red hacks) to posts months in advance….

  8. Unfortunately Pierre a lot of your constituencies aren’t ready. Please take a good look at Dennery South. Gedeon certainly does not have what it takes. We also do not want any tired worn out retirees looking to boost their pension now that they are retired. We need fresh, innovative trailblazers. Thanks

  9. Bible in a Year
    June 19
    New Testament Verse of the Day:
    You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil, the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.
    –Ephesians 2:2

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