Saint Lucia. In January, the opposition in Parliament
aroused distrust of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.
reason was, according to opposition leader Philip J. Pierre
(Saint Lucia's workers' party), that ministers in private
conversations expressed dissatisfaction with Chastanet.
Through the statement of disbelief, Pierre wanted to make
these politicians public. However, during a record-breaking
debate, MPs belonging to the United Labor Party government
assured that they supported the Prime Minister. In the vote,
which ended with the numbers 11–6 in favor of the
government, all parliamentarians were loyal to their party.
In November, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
published its latest report on the situation in Saint Lucia.
According to Prime Minister Chastanet, who is also a finance
minister, the report was evidence that the country is on the
right track. The IMF at least gave Saint Lucia good chances
for continued economic growth over the next few years,
highlighting in particular the growing tourism in the
country and investments in expanded infrastructure.