The St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) and its government never cease to amaze me. They are like lost sheep following a blind leader, who some say may be more cunning than blind. Here was a man, the leader and the island’s Prime Minister, calling for contributions from the people of Saint Lucia for those in Dominica who suffered loss from tropical storm Erika. He did not ask for donations from his like-minded Labour supporters only, but from all the people of Saint Lucia. He then went on record to thank the leading supermarket on the island for its donation of food and water as if he had forgotten that it was the same Chastanet family whom he likes to curse and villify, who was responsible for the gifts.
The younger Chastanet, Allen, son of shareholder Michael, and who happens to be the leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), (the one that causes SLP sleepless nights), sent a sum of money to Dominica which he had raised at his party’s function. Lo and behold, instead of thanking Allen, the wicked SLP operatives, from top to bottom, tried to make fun and diminish Allen (and the UWP’s) contribution to Dominica.
What kind of people are these who, even in the face of tragedy, cannot put their cheap politics aside for one minute and focus instead on the good work of their opponents. Do they think they are fooling anyone by praising the father while cursing his son? It’s time for more a meaningful change.