Member of Parliament for Castries South East Guy Joseph has said that Saint Lucia is “broken and broke.”
He said this is a direct result of the alleged incompetent leadership of Dr. Kenny Anthony and the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Government.
Joseph was at the time addressing supporters at a public meeting held last Friday at the Peter Boulevard Square following a protest march in Castries.
The protest was aimed at urging the government to change its policies and help to address poverty, unemployment, crime and other key social issues facing the country.
The former Minister of Works and Communications told the gathering that the SLP’s promise of “Better Days” has turned into “bitter days.”
“If you go to church on Sunday, go to church, you will hear that every pastor and leader that not even the churches can survive from the offerings that they are receiving. That is the simplest measurement for how bad the economy of Saint Lucia is performing under the SLP,” Joseph said.
While elections is constitutionally due by February of 2017, Joseph said he doesn’t want to live another year under the SLP and urged supporters to “force him (Dr. Anthony) to call early elections.”
“I cannot afford it. Saint Lucia cannot afford it. And every day I fight is not to make Allen Chastanet prime minister. Allen being prime minister is secondary to fixing the problems we have in this country. It really doesn’t matter to me who becomes the prime minister; I want somebody who can fix the problem,” he asserted.
However, in the same breath, Joseph publicly declared his support for Chastanet to become the next prime minister of Saint Lucia. “I think the best man for the job is Allen Chastanet,” he told a cheerful crowd.
He said once the founding leader of the UWP Sir John Compton was confident enough to choose Chastanet to be part of his cabinet, then the UWP should be confident of him running the affairs of the country.