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Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Allen Chastanet has called on his supporters to join the planned march against government, which is scheduled for January 29.
Chastanet was speaking at the UWP first public meeting for the year, held in Vieux Fort on Sunday. The UWP leader told his supporters that they have nothing to lose and encouraged them to speak out.
He described the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP’s) three-year in office as a honeymoon and said it will be over soon.
Chastanet also accused Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony of taking care of his friends, rather than addressing the many issues citizens are faced with.
The political leader stressed on how costly things have become in Saint Lucia, noting that the price for basic commodities have increased and has caused a great burden on citizens.
He also touched on the unemployment situation, which he said has affected people in more than one way.
In addressing the gathering, UWP Deputy Political Leader, Lenard Montoute, said that 2015 would mark the end to all the suffering Saint Lucians have been experiencing.
Montoute urged the gathering to fight back and let their voices be heard at the UWP march.