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Pierre Looks Forward To Working With Saudi Arabia

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Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre looks forward to continuing to work with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially in reconstructing St. Jude Hospital and the George Odlum stadium for the people of Saint Lucia.

Pierre expressed the sentiments on Facebook as he arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Starting Thursday, the Saint Lucia Prime Minister and other CARICOM Heads of Government will participate in the first-ever CARICOM-Saudi Summit.

The summit will discuss investments, trade, essential projects, hospitality, climate change, energy, and environmental sustainability.

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In a pre-summit release, Pierre’s office stated that under his stewardship, diplomatic relations between the Government of Saint Lucia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have elevated, yielding significant inflows of financing support for capital projects and technical cooperation to advance the development of productive sectors.

Saint Lucia and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed a US $75 million development loan agreement in August.

The loan would fund the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Saint Lucia’s St. Jude Hospital Project.

The SFD said the loan agreement marked the organisation’s first presence in Saint Lucia, making it the 90th nation to receive SFD funds for a development project.

Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman and Dominica Prime Minister and Chairman of CARICOM Roosevelt Skerrit will co-chair the summit in Saudi Arabia.

The Deputy Governor of Riyadh Region, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, and several other officials received Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister when he arrived at King Khalid International Airport for the event.

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  1. Amen & Amen, all that looks good & alright but I still say as I’ve always said, how much more $M which has been spent, and how much more are you asking to turn these redundant structures into a Hospital. It wont work; that was built for a Clinic for the G.I. Joes of wooden frame construction and have been used purposely as a source to drain *%$x you know what I mean. The old run down Stadium was never built properly and should have long time be demolished, the site could be used as a new Nurses Residence & Learning Centre. If you’re getting any money (Loans) from the Soudi Govt; then complete the modern Hospital sitting there doing nothing. Why because of your hate for someone who has a lighter skin colour, you are allowing the two Independents to frustrate you to the point that will turn so many people against you? isn’t it cheaper to complete the Modern Hospital and save St. Lucia a whole lot of payments? PjP build some back bone & don’t let R.F. & others to push you around. My friend you’re in charge so show us.

  2. Saudi Arabia is not exactly a bastion of human rights or freedom. Apparently the Honorable Prime Minister Pierre is willing to look away from such inconveniences in the hope that Saudi oil money will flow to St. Lucia. One has to wonder what the Saudis will get in return.

  3. How warm amd friendly when we are seeking handouts from foriegners….while at home RF and others spew their xenophonic hatred of foriengners …smh

  4. Don’t think for one moment the Saudi’s are that naive. They know why all of you are coming and have made diligent search of the affairs of each Island State. They know all about & even more than you do, about R.F. …… things most of you know nothing about; PjP better be very careful; when the U.S. State Department decide to make their move, it will make our pristine Island the laughing Stock of the West Indies. Don’t ever travel along with him and limit his movements outside the Island. Never, never involve him with the Saudi’s.


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