5 September 2018
I urge you to join me this Sunday for the march says LPM leader
PRESS RELEASE – On June 6th, 2016, the citizens of our country elected a new government, which vowed that, compared to its predecessor, it was better able to ease their economic frustrations, upgrade the national infrastructure to the extent that it rivalled that of other metropolitan nations, provide adequate and high-quality healthcare, and renovate existing schools and build new ones while revamping our education system.
Today, these are among a host of promises that the government has shamefully failed to fulfill.
Our nation’s healthcare is currently in a deplorable state, and as many continue to die as a result of inadequate and poor-quality healthcare services, our government has embarked upon another dangerous idea that would privatise healthcare and place St Lucia’s ailing citizens at an even greater disadvantage.
The social and economic challenges facing our youth, coupled with the general unemployment plaguing the country, reflect a dismal and desperate situation: as no new opportunities arise, young people are forced to turn to unlawful activities to survive. In my lifetime, I have witnessed firsthand the struggles and hardships of the St Lucian people; however, never have I seen this level of irresponsibility, callousness, arrogance, and inflation of ego, nor have I ever witnessed the mismanagement of our island’s scarce resources to the extent that is currently being practised by the UWP government.
As the leader of the Lucian People’s Movement, I have an obligation to forewarn the St Lucian people of the gathering storm clouds that threaten to wreak havoc upon our beloved island. It is, therefore, an opportune moment for us, the patriotic sons and daughters of St Lucia, to stand up and be counted.
I urge you to join me this Sunday, September 9th, 2018 as we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the St Lucia Labour Party to begin an important march towards real change and the election of a new government which is truly representative of all the people of this nation.