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Pierre Urges Protection Of The Vulnerable At State Banquet In Taiwan


Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre urged protection for the vulnerable and marginalised during a speech at a state banquet in Taiwan hosted by President Tsai Ing-Wen.

“Let us continue to shape societies that are not intolerant of differences but also nurture societies that protect the vulnerable and marginalised amongst us,” Pierre asserted.

“People from both of our countries want to enjoy better housing, access to education, better healthcare, human rights, and freedom of choice and association. These are some of the ideals which we share as we seek in our small ways to make this world a better place,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister stated.

“As we fellowship with one another, may we remember the people who have given us the opportunity to live out our purpose in this world. The people who we are called to serve, the people who we must continue to put first. We represent not only our people but the shared aspirations of our nations which transcend the differences in size and distance that may befall us,” Pierre told the event.

He said it was an honour to gather in celebration of the friendship between Taiwan and Saint Lucia.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) and Saint Lucia established diplomatic relations in 1984.

But in 1997, Saint Lucia switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing.

However, in April 2007, Taiwan and Saint Lucia reestablished diplomatic relations, and Beijing severed its formal ties with Castries.

Pierre visited Taiwan last week – his first as Saint Lucia’s head of government, to strengthen ties between Castries and Taipei.

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  1. Hon PM we as student nurses we are indeed vulnerable in the department of nursing at SALCC. Our vulnerability as women is compounded by the unprofessional and disrespectful treatment that is delivered to us under the administration of the department of nursing. Gender equality can not be achieved when women are surpressed by other women. It is even worst when women with PhDs surprises students with certificates.

  2. Just a total waste as prime Minister. Talks alot of fluff and nothing to show for it. Btw where’s frederick for true? We know he is not in the states, that’d for sure.

  3. Whilst he’s wining and dining and ensuring that his boys and gals are taken care of, the people who worked the ground and worked hard to put him in power are living in fear. When his big boys crimes go unpunished, criminals become emboldened. When they abuse their power and PM goes to court to show support , criminals become emboldened. When they can assault and threaten people in church and excuses are made, criminals become emboldened and when the minister of National Security is a weak, weak man criminals become emboldened.

  4. You will stop bluffing st.Lucian’s, we can’t take your lies anymore. Tanto tanto RF will deal with you soon enough

  5. You will stop bluffing st.Lucian’s, we can’t take your lies anymore. RF will deal with you soon enough

  6. Could it be that this rag decided to forgo current international events because they’re trending against the narrative being pushed by the empire of lies?

    The party of President Tsai Ing-Wen, who was being groomed to push for independence from China, has lost the elections in a landslide. This prompted her to resign immediately!

    Why was this not mentioned in this article?


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