The ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has unveiled its 2016 election manifesto with Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony promising supporters that his team will help to create a better Saint Lucia.
“The time has come once again when we are called upon to make a decision about the future management and direction of our country,” Dr. Anthony declared.
The SLP is seeking another five-year term when it faces the electorate in the June 6, 2016 general election. Its main challenger is the United Workers Party (UWP), which it defeated in the 2011 general election.
Dr. Anthony said the manifesto with the theme: “Making our country better together” is a realistic document and the promises are practical and rooted in a profound understanding of people, culture and the needs of the country.
The manifesto outlines measures for reducing unemployment, improving the energy sector, stimulating economic growth, and advancing the tourism sector, among other things.
The official manifesto launch was held on Thursday, where Dr. Anthony, SLP Deputy Political Leader, Phillip J. Pierre, Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Dr. James Fletcher and Emma Hippolyte, addressed the business community.