THE Labour Party’s penchant for mischief continues to be exposed but they simply will not relent. The latest manifestation of this is the continuous attacks on UWP leader Allen Chastanet which appeared in both your newspaper and the government’s publication NATIONWIDE on Saturday April 4.
I question your wisdom, Mr. Editor, in allowing the ruling Party space in your paper to launch this kind of assault on the UWP leader repeatedly week after week. One would have hoped that the SLP would use this opportunity to impart vital information to your readers about its plans and programmes for our country, how it plans to restore the economy, create employment, attract investment etc. etc. Instead we find the Labour Party taking up space in the newspaper to launch a personal campaign against Allen Chastanet, as though that will help them win the next election. It will not.
On April 4, however, the fraud being perpetrated by the SLP was exposed. In your paper when an article appeared written by the party’s faceless writer Stephen Lester Prescott, who by now, everyone knows is a fraud. There is no such person in St Lucia or anywhere else. Then in NATIONWIDE which is produced for the same government, the same article appears under the name Maryanna Williams, another fraud. No such person exists either.
I challenge Stephen Lester Prescott and Maryanna Williams to publish their photos in the media—and I hope you would oblige them, Mr. Editor– so that people can see who they are. I make the challenge because I know that they are both frauds. That the Labour Party which usually promotes itself as paragons of virtue and honesty, could be perpetuating such fraud, is nothing but despicable
It is obvious that it is sheer desperation that has the Labour Party resorting to fraud. It is the same desperation that now has it trying to foment strife and controversy within the UWP with all kinds of deception. The UWP leader has shown greater maturity by refusing to respond to the SLP’s campaign of lies and distortion and even that is working against the SLP as have the Lambirds matter and now, the resurgence of violent crime in the city in the wake of the IMPACS “report”.
The SLP’s own performance in government in the last three years has produced nothing but hardship for the people of St Lucia. Individually, the performance of its ministers has been pathetic; collectively it has been disastrous and non productive. This is what the voters will be faced with on election day, not Allen Chastanet’s past. In fact, his past is better than that of the SLP. He spent $2 million on Boxing in Paradise which failed, so what? The SLP lost $100 million on Rochamel and sought to hide it from the public. Then how much did they lose and failed to account for at the NCA?
It is also ironic that the SLP has launched this massive attack against Allen and Michael Chastanet, both of whom continue to provide sustainable jobs for the people of St Lucia while all the SLP can give us is STEP and NICE.