United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Soufriere/Fond St. Jacques Herod Stanislaus told a political rally in Micoud on Sunday that the St. Lucian ship is sinking under the captaincy of Dr. Kenny Anthony and first mate Phillip J. Pierre and the UWP needs to take it back, to put the island back on course.
Stanislaus said “We have had too much labour pains in this country,” urging UWP supporters to “come out in droves” and help vote the ruling Saint Lucia Labour (SLP) out of government at the next elections.
He said there are too many reasons why the SLP should not get the chance to serve another term in office.
“If you want equal opportunities for all, if you want economic growth and stability, if you want youth empowerment and development, if you want a world-class and affordable health care, if you a globally competitive education, if you want to raise your children in a safe and secure environment, you have to vote the Labour Party out and put back the UWP to govern this country,” he told the gathering.
The UWP candidate claims that the party’s track record could stand scrutiny, explaining that it is not a party known for creating opportunities for a “selected few”, but for every St. Lucian citizen.
He said that the UWP has proved to the people that it is resilient and can overcome all obstacles in its way. “We kept this country afloat through drought, through earthquakes, the worst financial recession in modern times and of course Hurricane Tomas,” he boasted.
He gave his assurance that under the captaincy of Allen Chastanet and the crew of men and women under the UWP, St. Lucia will see significant changes and development.