Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) Calls for National Political Ceasefire

In gauging the very difficult road that lies ahead for the people of Saint Lucia in the wake of this week’s storm, coupled with the extreme level of economic anxiety and distress that was already evident throughout the island prior to the holiday season, the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) has called upon its political adversaries, namely the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) and the United Workers Party (UWP), to agree to a month-long political ceasefire so as to enable the people of Saint Lucia an opportunity to find unity and to focus on the serious economic challenges that currently confronts the nation.

The LPM has also called upon Prime Minister Kenny Anthony and his government to consider implementing with immediate effect the following temporary policies, which are necessary for relieving the misery of the Saint Lucian people:

(IMAGE VIA - nycitynewsservice.com) A) Extend the deadline on the barrel concession to March 31, 2014 B) Consider repealing the VAT on products and services that are desperately needed at this time.

(IMAGE VIA – nycitynewsservice.com) A) Extend the deadline on the barrel concession to March 31, 2014
B) Consider repealing the VAT on products and services that are desperately needed at this time.

For its part, the LPM has begun the process of providing some measure of relief to those most affected and has, therefore, reiterated its pre-Christmas plea to the Saint Lucian community abroad “to approach this Christmas season as if the island were in the aftermath of Hurricane Tomas or any other natural disaster. Send whatever you can, and if you are able to double up on the barrels, send two instead of one. As Saint Lucians with an undeniable love for your country, you may also choose to make a special donation to a charitable organization in the country. More than ever, our nation is in need of generous patriots who are determined to come to the aid of their countrymen,” the LPM concluded.

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