At the risk of repetition, it may not be unfair to conclude that the lack of scientific research may have virtually killed our banana industry; and my fear is, if Dr Juffali project is sabotaged, then one hypothesis a similar result may follow for the thousands of St. Lucians who suffer from diabetes.
Perhaps, the MP for Soufriere puts it well when he said "The UWP is divided and they are divided as to whether they are divided". The Team Chastanet empire has been given three chances in as many years to prove itself; but with each passing year, the division and fragmentation of the UWP grows worse.
The challenge is how does he move forward towards a rational reconciliation and ultimately satisfactory resolution of those complex issues without hurting himself further. It may require a measure of politically genetic re-engineering along political calculus.
Further, why should the UWP (1) want to emulate the Singapore model, (2) why would Chastanet choose to speak pre-emptively on behalf of the US on sundry matters of national interest (including the appointment of Mr Juffali as IMO ambassador), (3) Why would he promise St. Lucians free entry into Canada . . . and yet condemn the implementation of the CIP in St. Lucia? Why should a "government-in-waiting" consider CIP good for all and sundry except the country it seeks to govern? If those indications represent the extent of a UWP government's commitment of territoriality, then is it ready to be trusted with the reigns of government? Even more importantly, why is its leader traveling the world so frequently? Why do they hold non-St. Lucian Passports? Why do they buy properties outside St. Lucia, in Canada, for example?