The United Workers Party (UWP) has had several public meetings over the past few weeks in various constituencies across the island to garner support for another public march.
Party leader Allen Chastanet has said that these meetings were productive and well-attended, which signals that Saint Lucians are ready for a change in government.
Chastanet told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the UWP is looking to have another protest march against the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government on October 22, 2015.
“This is to highlight the policies of this government, which continues to be oppressive,” he asserted.
The political leader has expressed confidence that this march will be much larger than the previous one they spearheaded in January which was mainly to protest against high gas prices.
Chastanet said he is convinced that Saint Lucians are angry and tired of the failed promises for a better life and more jobs and as such have pledged their support towards the march.
The UWP leader said his party is extremely disgusted that the government has cut back on the subsidies for the school feeding programme and the school transportation programme.
He said the UWP is also concerned about comments made by the President of the Senate Claudius Francis with regards to allegations that the UWP working with the police to overthrow the government.
“This is an affront to the constitution of our country,” he said.
Chastanet believes that the country is in a deep depression and the government seems to not be addressing those issues at all, with any sense of urgency.
“This continues to be a tax and spend government”, he stated.