The Castries South Constituency has been plagued with a number of issues for the past several years, according to United Workers Party (UWP) candidate Senator Mary Isaac.
Isaac told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in an interview that she would like to see these issues addressed and that the constituency is improved and by extension the lives of those who reside within it.
Isaac said under the current St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration, nothing significant has been done to help improve Castries South Constituency.
“One would have thought that when the Labour Party promised better days, that at the very least, the constituencies that they live and work in, would actually see the better days,” she said.
Instead, Isaac believes everyone throughout the length and breadth of St. Lucia and persons living in Castries South in particular, which is part of the city, remains in a worse condition than ever before.
“A majority of the people are unemployed; most live in horrible conditions, with no hope for a future. And to think that they are represented by an educator, who should know better is even worse,” Isaac argued.
The UWP Senator explained that the Faux-a-Chaud is still faced with several environmental issues, especially since a number of the drains remain clogged and requires urgent cleaning.
“The horrible stench that permeates the air is worse. It is amazing that we expect our children and people to learn and produce when they are subject to live in such deplorable conditions.This is truly a sad state of affairs when people cannot even breathe clean air which is supposed to be a free commodity. My heart aches for the residents of Castries South,” Isaac said.
She has stated before that Castries South is the most impoverished amongst the constituencies surrounding the Castries Central basin, although they have some very important assets which includes: part of the seaport, government supply warehouse, two secondary schools and the hospital.
The former trade unionist has already expressed confidence that the UWP will secure the Castries South seat in the next general elections and promised to implement major changes in that constituency.
Castries South is currently being represented by the SLP Government Minister Dr. Robert Lewis.