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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Saint Lucia Labour Party is pleased and impressed by the contributions of its Parliamentarians to the budget of empty promises delivered by Prime Minister Allen Chastenet on Tuesday April 3rd, 2018.
The SLP notes that the budget has been prepared against a background of a certain mind-set of this government never mind the list of aspirations.
A mind-set of vindictiveness, high-handedness and a dangerous anti Saint Lucian spirit which will further divide and erode the social fabric of this country and further dismisses so called investigations into SLP Parliamentarians.
Party Leader Hon Philip J. Pierre during his contribution to the 2018/2019 policy debate said:
“Mr Speaker the Saint Lucia Labour Party believes that the so called investigations are a witch-hunt aimed at intimidating the Opposition and forcing us into silence. It is the first time that an investigation using taxpayer’s funds is taking place and the tax payers do not know who is carrying out the investigation. Let me make it clear, the Opposition will not be silenced or threatened by kangaroo court and I have full confidence in the members of my team. The Labour Party will be resolute in defending our Parliamentarians and our legacy.
The Saint Lucia Labour Party will in the coming weeks will hold a series of public and town hall meetings to further discuss with Saint Lucians the ramifications of the tax and other measures in the budget.