Thursday, September 29, 2022

UWP Says Economic Review Exposes The SLP ‘Big Lie’

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The just-released Economic and Social Review presents further proof that the policies of the Allen Chastanet-led United Workers Party Government were working, with the report
proclaiming a 12.2% increase in Saint Lucia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2021.

The report from the nation’s Ministry of Finance provides more concrete evidence that the
decisions made by the UWP administration, during the height of the pandemic, was to the
benefit of Saint Lucia as a whole, with all sectors showing immense improvement: the
Tourism Industry showing 66 percent growth and Construction 20 percent!

Despite the heavy criticism at the time from the SLP, the United Workers Party Government
made the responsible decision to reopen the borders in a phased approach in an effort to
balance lives and livelihoods while also managing a pandemic.

Former Minister of Finance Honourable Allen Chastanet also launched an extensive Economic Recovery plan which saw income support, concessions to various sectors and the fast tracking of shovel-ready construction projects to keep the economy going after the historic pandemic-induced downturn of 2020.

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The report states that growth was “supported by fiscal stimulus from public investments that were advanced to stimulate the economy in response to the Covid-19 crisis as major projects continued into 2021.”

The report further states that the resurgence of the economy was due to economic activity
from strong tourism and construction activity, noting that this had a spill-over positive effect on other sectors hard hit by the pandemic such as retail & wholesale, manufacturing and transport.

“The positive economic indicators contained in this report further exposes the ‘BIG LIE’ of the Labour Party in their efforts to get into office. They were irresponsible when they spoke then and are even more irresponsible in office by halting projects and policies that benefited this country. How much further would be as a country if these projects continued such as St Jude, HIA and the roads?” asked Leader of the Opposition Hon. Allen Chastanet.

“This is not about vindication, it is about understanding what works and continuing the prescription that is going to help Saint Lucia fully recover. Based on the recovery so far, the present Government has no excuse as to why they cannot fulfill their promises to the people. The evidence is clear for all to see that we are heading back to pre-pandemic numbers in terms of revenue because of the decisions we made.”

Source: United Workers Party

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  1. Once labour in charge things always raise.. gas was $105 a barrel under stayed below $14.00
    Now under pjp, same barrel, same $105 and we paying almost $16.00. Some people just like misery. Only the slp supporters should be paying that price at the pump. For them it is ok. We dont produce oil.

  2. Again I look and saw 😎all the oppression that was taking place under the Sun 🌞.
    Although,I denied myself nothing my eyes desired ; I refused my ❤️ heart no pleasure.
    My heart took delight in all my work,
    and this was the reward for all my labor.
    Yet when I surveyed all that my hands
    had done
    and what I had toiled to achieve,
    everything was meaningless,a chasing
    after the wind ;
    nothing was gained under the 🌞 sun.

    • @Samantha. HAHAHAHAHAHAH! Wake up and know that your request is just like you supreme leader . . . irrelevant. Also, he can NEVER, EVER, EVER, become the leader of this country again. NEVA happ’n!

  3. It is not “too late to be what you might be !
    There is no remembrance of men of old,and even those who are yet to come will be remember by those who follow, for there is nothing new under the 🌞Sun
    I devoted myself to sturdy and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven.
    What a heavy burden God has laid on men !
    I have seen all the things that are done under the 🌞 sun ; all of them are meaningless,a chasing after the wind.
    What is twisted cannot be strightened ; what is lacking cannot be counted.

  4. they wont see that the economy was growing all they were seeing was party party party. to bad the country wont see more growth and it has now hindered the growth and we are going backward cause they put labour in power from the time these people come in power things have raised and become more difficult the only answers they have for us is to eat more green bananas, i wonder what he does be eating himself if is the same green fig everyday

  5. chastanet ur such a hypocrite .who lies more than you. wen you tell us what ur band of thieves did with our money , direct awards .tell us about guy fox.mangal and co…

  6. Come on show me one politician in stlucia that does not lie. Yes chas lied to get in power and so did Pjp. I was an Slp supporter and don’t support any party now but the sad truth is I believed Slp in what they said but to my disappointment they lie as much as uwp did. Loyalty from politicians are to themselves and their friends. They are offering the unemployed little jobs were it takes them months before they are paid. I thought the sim of giving them those jobs was to help them financially but I am wondering now whether it’s window dressing that they are giving it to make the oppositionbelieve they are doing things. It’s a sad situation. Politicians need to understand now that we stlucia s are not as ignorant as they will want to believe we have grown from that. So my people let’s learn to ignore politicians. Let’s not depend on them but turn our eyes and ears to the almighty. Peace and love

  7. Allen, you pulled this one out of your a55! Weal and come back again. You’ll never, ever, ever, become the leader of this country again!

  8. Allen your policies were design to keep your friends family and foreigners rich , Never for the venerable and local small business sectors . You speak to Lucians like we are dumb and we just voted you out because slp used words smh . We felt the burden and negligence trust that .

  9. This Mother FKR has the gutts to call another man or organization liers. This Guy just cannot keep his mouth at bay for a moment. Christopher Columbus (Allan Chastenet) is a dam blasted lier has never spoken the TRUTH.

  10. My Pm how do you expect the average man yo understand see the response of Desmond Haynes the coward who cannot put his or her real name. He/ she obviously have not understood what you are saying.We are in trouble. We are a population of stupid people.reflected in PJP rverytime he opens his mouth.

  11. Chastanet are you are real person? Sometimes I just do not believe that you listen to yourself. We are smart people, we discerning people, we SEE through you!!! Never again!!!! Never again!!!!!

  12. Knowing that Allen Chastnet has been recommended for a NOBEL PRIZE FOR telling the most LIES in the world, no one will believe anything he says. Had he said UWP under his leadership was the most corrupt party in the Caribbean, that would make more sense.

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