Saint Lucia News Online (SLNO) is not the property of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), nor is it an arm of its operations. We understand, however, why some readers may think we are a communication tool of the SLP because of the strident tone we have taken criticizing policies of the last administration.
We are committed to supporting what we believe to be in the best interest of Saint Lucia and make no apologies for being highly critical of policies and individuals, inimical to the development of Saint Lucia.
The last administration has done untold harm to our country, by undermining its institutions, creating an entrenched culture of corruption in government and reversing the little self-belief progress we had been making. Allen Chastanet presided over this administration and did so in a contemptuous way. The country must not be allowed to forget these last five years, lest we repeat the mistake of voting for Allen Chastanet, who most people believe led the worst government we have had.
We are not supportive or against any political party. For the sake of the good democratic health of our country, we would like to see a vibrant United Workers Party led by a person, who is proud to be Saint Lucian and cares about the people.
Moreover, we need an opposition party that can hold this current government to account for its stewardship over the next five years. SLNO does not believe that Allen Chastanet has the moral authority to lead such a party, nor has he the smarts, intellectually and emotionally. His absence to date from parliamentary sessions is another indication of his uncaring and scornful nature towards the people of Saint Lucia.
Let us see if he will be present at the next parliamentary session scheduled for next week Tuesday. Surprise us!