UWP Accused Of Wanting To Return To Office ‘By Whatever Means Necessary’

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External Affairs Minister Alva Baptiste has accused the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) of seeking to return to government by all means. The electorate voted the UWP out of office at the July 26, 2021 elections, which the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) won by a landslide. “We are now caught in a situation where the labour party is developing the country while they are angry because they want to get back into power by whatever means necessary,” Alva Baptiste declared. The Laborie MP spoke Sunday at the annual general meeting of the SLP’s Castries South East constituency on the theme – ‘Unite In Caring For A Better Future’. He told his audience Saint Lucia needs a stable and harmonious environment for growth and development. Baptiste, however, observed that people seem restless in every constituency. “People seem to want things and want it now. But you know what? The more people are like that, the more you need God to intervene. The more you need unity in our society,” the Minister stated. According to Baptiste, the restlessness was a symptom of how much Saint Lucians suffered for over five years under the previous administration. He said citizens paid taxes to...