The SLP said the country is in a crisis, and indicated its readiness to resume governance.
“The SLP will continue to unfold its plans about how it intends to govern and bring meaningful change to the lives of the people of St. Lucia,” the party stated.
“In the days ahead, we will commence a process of articulating clearly our policies and how we intend to pursue them.”
The Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation of American States and the Caricom have already been invited to monitor general election, which is constitutionally due by next year March.
The Prime Minister has urged residents not to be sidetracked by the issues surrounding the revocation of the diplomatic and resident visas of Richard Frederick, who quit the post Monday.
He did acknowledge, during his five-minute national address, that the US Embassy did not provide reasons for the visa revocation in its letter to him dated September 22.
“There is so much to be done to enhance our country’s development, we must not permit ourselves to be side-tracked,” he told residents, while stating that government will continue to pursue the matter at the diplomatic level.
“I would however like to re-iterate that our priority, as always, is to proceed with our task of governing on behalf of the people. We will not be side- tracked. I take this opportunity on behalf of my Cabinet colleagues to thank Mr. Frederick for his valuable contributions to the Government and people of Saint Lucia,” the prime minister added.