‘There is crisis in country & solutions are scared’ says Ernest Hilaire

St Lucia: The opposition party, Saint Lucia Labour Party(SLP), political leader, and 1st Deputy Leader, Ernest Hilaire, strongly condemn the management of the current government.

The extension of the state of emergency in St Lucia is an invitation to all questions on the nation’s current government.

The revised amendments in the protocols by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet seems like common sense to Ernest Hilaire.

According to Ernest Hilaire, the Construction of roads will not help the nation because the priority of the government is still wrong. The government is spending around 20 million dollars for two and a half miles road that too without tender.

He demands to check the welfare of the people of the nation. Hillary stated that, along with Barbados, St Lucia is handling COVID-19, the worst in the eastern Caribbean. Despite having prominent facilities, including quarantine centers and many, then also St Lucia is facing the worst by a coronavirus.

He expressed with the grieve that a recent press release stated three deaths and 110 positive tested cases out of 247 tests are not something people have expected.

Ernest Hillary stated that ‘There is crisis in country & solutions are scared.’ Opposition firmly stated that the current government must give their attention to other trivialities after managing the crisis in the nation.

He added, “There are some people who are crying out for the basic supplies, and that’s the reality of this nation.”

Ernest Hilaire firmly condemned the statement of PM Chastanet for calling the shutdown of the nation is a stupid idea. He added PM has the monopoly on knowledge in this country.

According to Ernest Hilaire, PM Chastanet accuses the opposition is choosing politics over and over on the request of lockdown in the country by SLP. The reason behind this accusation is as SLP is opposing what the current government has proposed.

Ernest Hilaire declares that the experiences of St Lucians with COVID-19 is a story of repeated failure of the current government.

Almost one in forty hours St Lucia experiences death that simply shows high death rates in the country.

As St Lucia’s government continues to handle the COVID-19 pandemic and further contain the coronavirus spread, the current protocols and steps have been extended until Tuesday, February 16th, 2021.

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