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SLP Lauds Year Of Infrastructure Budget Bill


At the sitting of the House of Assembly on Friday, April 26th, the House of Assembly passed the Appropriations Bill (Budget Bill) for 2024-2025 under the theme, “The Year of Infrastructure”.

Among the life-changing policies presented by the Prime Minister, the people of Saint Lucia can look forward to a year filled with delivered promises in infrastructure, tourism, housing, foreign policy, youth and sports development, citizen security, improvements in agricultural systems, use of CIP funds for infrastructure projects, establishment of educational and TVET institutions, new social protection mechanisms, reduction in unemployment, island-wide investments, completion of hospitals, road improvements and construction, completion of custody suites, construction of Halls of Justice, commencement of port development works in Castries and Soufriere, improvements in government digital systems, waivers on stamp duties for mortgages up to $400,000, construction of 100 homes in Massacre, multi-family complexes, land rationalisation especially in the south of the island, construction of hotels, increase in payments for NIC pensioners, and the highly anticipated introduction of a livable minimum wage in Saint Lucia.

This comprehensive approach to offering social protection, reducing unemployment and creating opportunities for the people of Saint Lucia, is evident of the SLP’s manifesto promises of putting people first.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party expresses congratulations to Prime Minister Pierre and his Cabinet of Ministers on an excellent people-centred Budget presentation, and wishes them all the best as they work together to execute on the policies presented.

The Prime Minister also announced that the Walk of Progress, a walk in support of our Government’s policies, will be held in the city of Castries to commemorate the SLP’s third year in office.

SOURCE: Saint Lucia Labour Party. Headline photo: Stock image.

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  1. I think that the current administration will win the next general election if they enact a minimum wage for the people of st lucia who after 400 hundred years of slavery are still being oppress by a greedy capitalist system take for example there are hotel properties who started with 1 but know have over 4 and you find over 80 percent of the workforce are still struggling to pay rent every month how can you have people working for 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour educated or not educated. This is a crime against humanity

  2. Pierre can put a minimum wage he will not win and election again..some businesses in st Lucia are already playing a massive laid off if that happens

  3. Hope means possible, that God is not an Option, but a nessecity,and with fait it is impossible !!
    O how my heart grieved, that my prayers are ever before God,on behalf of the Slaves employees,an urgent call on GOD’S demand,
    May God gives the Concern wisdom to administer ⚖️ justice and take into considération to excerse the rights of the poor hardworking donkeys,to treat deserved with an affordable wage of fifteen dollars an hour ⚖️ and not three cents an, with God every thing is possible..
    Untie the colts of the donkeys and let them go free, though slaves, but does not dessert to be in cruel bondages by the employers and labour team representatives 🇱🇨….

  4. Mr or miss detecter,
    Please why my comment is dessolved ❓
    Tell me what I wrote and should not be written ?
    Exclamation please so that I do waste my time,as for my comment (s),is spoken from the truth,and a light for St Lucians 🇱🇨…

  5. Who want to believe min wage applies to private business employment…. ? pure BS


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