Friday, September 30, 2022

SLP Concerned Over Widening Gap Between ‘Haves’ & ‘Have Nots’

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The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), in a commentary on its official Facebook page, has expressed concern over the widening gap between rich and poor.

” It seems that there are two Saint Lucias,” the commentary asserted.

“It’s called income inequality,” according to the SLP.

And the opposition party said  it seems that under the ruling United Workers Party (UWP), this inequality is getting worse.

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The SLP declared that the UWP has cut social programmes.

The opposition party made specific reference to  NICE and the laptops for students programme.

But it noted that at the same time, the UWP showers their friends, family and foreigners with concessions and contracts.

According to the SLP, it seems that during the pandemic, some businesses are allowed to stay open.

However, the party observed that  the smallest businesses are the ones that have to suffer from closure.

“It seems that while the Saint Lucia for the rich is getting by, the Saint Lucia for the rest of us who have lost our jobs, seen our hours cut and lost our income from the pandemic are hurting more than ever before,” the SLP stated.

As a result, the SLP contends that the solution to the income inequality crisis is to take care of people.

It spoke of the need for the authorities to provide unemployment relief in the form of money and food.

“We need a government that cares for the people and puts you first,” the SLP said.

Headline photo courtesy Josh Appel

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