The Opposition St. Lucia Labour Party has cited the increase in crime and  the state  of the island’s health care system among the  reasons for giving the Government a failing grade after three years in Office. Leader of the Opposition Philip J Pierre says that as elections draw near he expects the Government  to make promises that it cannot fulfill

In assessing the Government’s  performance after three years in Office the St. Lucia Labour Party accused the UWP administration  of not creating  policies to address some of the root causes of crime such as measures to alleviate  poverty especially in  depressed communities. The Opposition has also taken issue with the state of the health care system. The Labour Party  has repeatedly chided the Government for not opening the St. Jude hospital and the Owen King EU Hospital as well as the deplorable condition of some of the health centers across the island. With a maximum of two years and three months to go before the next  general election Leader of the Opposition Philip Pierre is expecting to hear many promises from  the Government that he thinks it will not be able to fulfill

Even some of the projects  completed by the Government  have been criticized by the Opposition for what they describe as their  tardy completion.  Mr. Pierre   cited the Choiseul Secondary School as an example. According to him  the project should have been  completed over a year ago. He says just  one meeting of a tenders board was required when the Government  assumed office in 2016 to get the project off the ground

This week the Department of Economic Development officially handed over the renovated blocks to the Department of Education   

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