Caribbean Regionalism Set to Suffer Under New St. Lucia Leadership

View of Castries, St. Lucia, Sept. 5, 2009 (Flickr photo by arecknor, licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
View of Castries, St. Lucia, Sept. 5, 2009 (Flickr photo by arecknor, licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

St. Lucia went to the polls earlier this month, with the conservative United Workers Party, led by Allen Chastanet, beating the incumbent Labour Party on a platform promising tax cuts and economic growth. In an email interview, Tennyson Joseph, the head of the political science department at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, discussed the elections and the state of politics in St. Lucia. WPR: What were the main issues that dominated the recent elections in St. Lucia, and what explains the conservative United Workers Party’s victory? Tennyson Joseph: The main issues that dominated the June 6 […]

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