PRESS RELEASE – In honour of its fourth anniversary on August 22nd, 2014, the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) has set in motion a series of community outreach events aimed at deepening the public’s consciousness of the policies of the party and the direction in which it believes the country should be headed.
As a political organisation, the LPM first appeared on the political scene in 2010 and, immediately thereafter, took its very first plunge—its electoral baptism—by making the very bold decision to participate in the 2011 elections.
Although the LPM emerged from these elections without winning a seat, the results did not in any way dampen the party’s confidence in the future. On several fronts, the LPM believes that its objectives for contesting the elections were met. Moreover, not only did the 2011 elections afford the party an opportunity to plant the seed enabling greater recognition in the politics of the country, but it may have positioned the LPM as the leading voice of reason against a two-party system which has largely proven to be an abject failure.
Ever since the 2011 elections, the LPM has become a party of practical ideas and solutions. Through its very vocal style of advocacy on behalf of the people of Saint Lucia, the party has demonstrated without a shadow of a doubt that it has the ability to make an intelligent contribution to the political discourse in the country. Whether the topic involves the economy, foreign policy, crime management, education, agriculture or other important policy positions pertaining to the wider Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean region by extension, there can be no criticism of the LPM that it lacks a clear and concise agenda.
Therefore, mindful of these significant accomplishments since the formation of the party in 2010, the LPM is now prepared to take the next step on the road to cementing its place as the viable alternative to the country’s two main political parties.
In honour of its fourth anniversary as a political organisation, the party will commence its week-long celebrations in the town of Gros Islet on Friday, August 15th, 2014. Under the theme ‘Going Green Friday,’ the party plans to distribute thousands of green glow bracelets to local residents and visitors arriving at the Gros Islet Street Party.
The LPM also plans to show its support to the local business establishments in the town of Gros Islet by handing out a number of food and beverage vouchers (among other non-food prizes) to selected participants wearing green outfits which best symbolise the ‘Going Green Friday’ theme.
The LPM’s week-long activities which are also set to occur in the communities of Micoud South and Soufriere, and culminate with a national tour, will be provided in a subsequent press release. /End.