PRESS RELEASE – On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Saint Lucia Party (SLP) welcomed a huge crowd to the Castries Market Steps to celebrate the introduction of Team Labour 2016.
Supporters and other members of the public flooded the area to see the slate of SLP candidates, led by Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony.
The great turnout and sheer excitement around Team Labour 2016 on social media, reflects a growing campaign of enthusiasm for the party’s policy-led, collaborative, no-nonsense approach; and mounting disappointment with the United Workers Party’s politicking and lack of real policies.
SLP Chairman, Claudius Francis said, “The event to celebrate Team Labour 2016 highlighted the spirit of unity and collaboration within the party, in stark contrast to the infamous pettiness and in-fighting of the United Workers’ Party. This cooperation is vital to Team Labour 2016’s commitment to continue developing policies to meaningfully change people’s lives through actions, rather than words.”
Members of the team spoke fervently about the many achievements of the SLP government, and their plans to continue to work hard for the people of Saint Lucia. In particular, the Prime Minister outlined his dedication to providing affordable healthcare for all Saint Lucians, by working towards Universal Healthcare in Saint Lucia.
He also pointed to the party’s concerted effort in bettering the lives of young people, by improving sporting facilities, expanding its One Laptop per Child policy, and providing every child with an opportunity to go to school, which has prompted a revolution in education. Dr. Anthony also announced plans to build a link road between Gros-Islet and Dennery North and informed the gathering that work will soon commence on the new Thomazo and Canaries bridges.
Further, Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Phillip J Pierre drew attention to the endorsement of Saint Lucia’s economic policies by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. During its term in office, he said, the SLP’s excellent economic management has built 21 bridges and 5 new schools; and plans are in place for two new hospitals and a new airport, in addition to an expansion of the successful NICE programme. He affirmed that under the SLP, Saint Lucia can expect good governance, stability, unity, and a new generation of global citizens.
The SLP looks forward to continuing the discussion of its plans and policies at its next public activity. John Charlery, candidate for Castries North, will be launched at the La Clery Playing Field, on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 1:30pm.