PRESS RELEASE – After weeks of persistent calls the United Workers Party (UWP) welcomes the news of reduced prices on petroleum products on in Saint Lucia.
The UWP recognizes that while the next scheduled adjustment was slated for April 2015, the SLP Administration did the right thing, for once, and provided the much needed relief that Saint Lucians have been yearning for.
This victory belongs, not only to the United Workers Party but to all Saint Lucians who feel the squeeze from high fuel prices, rising cost of living, VAT, unemployment, increase in water and light bills and VAT on non-prescription medication and boldly expressed their discontent through their participation in the 29th of January 2015 march.
We thank everyone who came out to march and it was the bravery of the thousands of Saint Lucians who exercised their democratic right that forced the Government to listen and to act. The UWP assures all Saint Lucians that it will remain vigilant and a strong advocate for more balanced socio-economic policies.
The Government has now shown, both in the last quarter and with this recent unplanned change, that there were substantial surpluses, but is yet to confirm who the beneficiary was.
We are once again asking the Government to bring clarity on this matter.