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Saint Lucia To Obtain Bitumen & Asphalt From Venezuela For Road Construction


Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has secured what his office described as a groundbreaking agreement with Venezuela to supply bitumen and asphalt to Saint Lucia.

It was among several agreements reached during Pierre’s official visit to Venezuela last week.

A release from Pierre’s office stated that the collaboration regarding bitumen and asphalt would ‘substantially reduce’ road construction and maintenance costs.

The release noted that the deal would benefit infrastructure development and local contractors.

It disclosed that the Minister of Infrastructure, Ports, Transport, Physical Development, and Urban Renewal, Stephenson King, would hold further discussions with Venezuelan officials.

The Prime Minister’s office revealed that Venezuela has also committed to providing Saint Lucia urea fertiliser to enhance food production and sustainability.

Agriculture Minister Alfred Prospere will explore additional opportunities for collaboration during his upcoming visit to Venezuela.

Saint Lucia and Venezuela¬† also signed a ‘significant agreement’ affirming their commitment to respecting each other’s sovereignty.

Their joint declaration emphasised non-interference in countries’ internal affairs and promoted the Caribbean as a zone of peace.

In addition, both countries formalised an air services agreement.

According to the Office of the Prime Minister, Pierre and his Venezuelan counterparts have outlined a roadmap for future discussions.

“In the coming weeks, meetings will explore collaborative opportunities in housing, infrastructure, energy, and more,” it disclosed.




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  1. Gais Bais Road in the South is a government Road which has been ignored for years like many others and now looks like a river bed.
    The last government and the present government have lied and ignored continuous complaints from residents of the area with broken promises. The drains have never been cleaned and the road is now 2/3 feet lower than the drains. What is it going to take for them to take notice? A DEATH? Emergency vehicles can’t get through.

  2. Does that mean no more thin-crust roads? There has to be a paradigm shift to obtain roads that last a long time. Better road quality translates to more financial savings.

  3. Well done Mr. PM. Well done. The UWP’s jackass of a leader was willing to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela pushed by his master Trump. He had St. Lucia join the Lima group whose mandate is to “to establish a peaceful exit to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.” Peaceful? Yeah, right!

  4. @Crow. Chas was expecting a fistful of dollars from Trump. He was willing to do anything for it, including ingratiating himself. Unfortunately, he never suspected that Trump is the biggest con man. A New York City con man.
    St. Lucia lost out on so much aid valued in millions of dollars. Hope both parties learned the lesson.

  5. Here we go again, another empty promise. U can swear Lucian wasn’t receiving bitumen before. Also, I am Betting my last dollar that there will be no reduce cost for any govt. The local contractor if he get bitumen cheaper will nvr lower his price. It will still high, cause he needs as much profit to ensure, PM, Minister, D. Rep and PS get theit cut. Only a hack who has voted for the same party 3 or more times believe any word that comes out of a politician mouth without asking for evidence. To prove How ….. this statement is. Asphalt CANNOT BE SUPPLIED BY VENEZUELA TO ST.LUCIA. Everytime dem guys open their moves they Always talk about what they don’t know or sugar coat to Fool the ……. like Crow and Poule Foo.

  6. That Minister have the most excuses, first it was rain, now it’s bitumen. Only in government do we continuously celebrate and reward incompetence.

  7. Re Article and it’s about time that we resurface all the roads and implement a fair living wage system of $10+ per hour based on hours worked to everyone..
    I endorse my thoughts and observations


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