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Chastanet Says Budget Exposed SLP’s ‘Big Lie’


By Editorial Staff

St. Lucia (St. Lucia Times) – Opposition leader Allen Chastanet has taken issue with Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre’s $1.8 billion maiden budget for 2022-2023, declaring that the fiscal measure exposed the ‘big lie’ perpetuated by the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) against the former government.

“The economy grew by 10 percent,” Chastanet noted.

“We saw that all these claims of borrowing by my government are unfounded,” the former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance told the HTS Evening News on Wednesday.

“We have seen that the policies of the United Workers Party when it came to recovering the economy have worked,” Chastanet declared.

He asserted that the question that needed an answer was if the current administration had not stopped many of the projects of its predecessor, how much further along Saint Lucia would have been.

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