(St. Lucia Time) – External Affairs Minister Alva Baptiste has declared that the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has no interest in violence. But he welcomed engagement on what he described as the battlefield of ideas.
Baptiste spoke amid criticism of veteran politician Peter Josie, accused of inciting violence during a recent opposition United Workers Party (UWP) event.
He lauded the SLP government’s achievements, asserting they have foiled attempts to create unrest in the country.
He was addressing Sunday’s ruling party rally in Micoud North in observance of the second anniversary of the SLP’s July 26, 2021, election victory.
The Minister praised Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre for returning ‘conscience’ to the government.
“Today, we are celebrating the return of good governance to Saint Lucia. We are celebrating the return of good relations, peace, and tranquillity among the different sectors of this country. We are celebrating the return of prudential economics to Saint Lucia,” the Laborie MP asserted.