PM: Health care has to be top priority

PM: Health care has to be top priority

Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony has asserted that health care has to be a top priority.

Anthony told supporters of the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) on Thursday night that his deputy, Philip J. Pierre, was right in declaring that people cannot continue going around with a piece of paper begging others for money to pay for surgeries.

“We must bring an end to that,” the SLP leader declared to a crowd on the Castries Market steps.


He said that Saint Lucia cannot continue sending its people to Martinique, Cuba and elsewhere all the time because this country does not have the means to provide them with health care.

“For us in a new government, we have to cure it once and for all and it has to be a top priority,” Anthony told party supporters.

He said now that the economy is stronger and better, Saint Lucia is positioned for Universal Health Care (UHC).

Turning his attention to the young people of Saint Lucia, Anthony stated that the SLP administration will continue to pay special to them.

He explained that the SLP is aware that it has to give young people hope and opportunities.

Anthony disclosed that one of the things he wants to do this time around, is instead of having a Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries, is to take Tourism away from Heritage and Creative Industries and establish a separate Ministry of Heritage and Creative Industries to help young people even more.

According to the Prime Minister, every playing field in this country must have lights in the next term.

He indicated that in a new term, the SLP will give every community the pavilions they require.

“I want every football field in this country to be constructed on FIFA approved standards – no pappy show playing fields again.” The SLP leader told party supporters.

He recalled that a start had been made by the SLP government in introducing young people to the world of technology.

Anthony spoke of the need to expand opportunities in technology for the youth by giving them more training.

He observed that the Labour government had created a revolution in education.

“Now we can stand before the whole world and say Saint Lucia is able to provide every child with an opportunity to go to secondary school because this labour government had the foresight and the courage to do it,” Anthony recalled.

He said that was not enough.

Anthony declared that because of the SLP’s passion for education, the party is going to ensure that a system is introduced to provide support for CXC examinations based on performance so that students will not be denied the opportunity to sit examinations because they cannot afford CXC fees.

He noted that every child in form three was given a laptop computer under the SLP administration.

“This labour government must expand it so that every child in a secondary school will be able to get a laptop,” Anthony said, adding that the future demands that a new generation of children who are technologically savvy.



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  1. Anonymous
    April 16, 2016 at 6:34 pm Reply

    What have you been doing for the past 4 yrs? Is this a way for asking another term? No! Labour time to go, give UWP a chance.

  2. opps!!!
    April 16, 2016 at 7:07 pm Reply

    I agree he has never visited st.jude hospital since in office. He is sick .time to go labour.

  3. Anonymous
    April 16, 2016 at 9:36 pm Reply

    PM has good ideas but is he going to keep his words during election they will say anything to get relected.

  4. Curious
    April 16, 2016 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Well there are so many things neglected over the past four years that are now promised as bait for a vote Dr. Anthony will have to create another secondary and higher priority list.

    Health? That in itself have much more than Alvina can handle and who was really the problem. Them teo hospitals will take her another year for the least to open.

    What about a failing education system even we have universal secondary education. Children leaving school as failures or with no skills.

    Don’t even talk crime, IMPACS, a neglected police force, no court houses and a collapsed justice system. By the way up to now the lab cannot open. IS a wonder KDA aint say that is a priority if reelected.

    Poor KDA the man coming and fish he aint even coming with a juicy bait. The same old promises thing. I waiting for another 100 million in jobs. Is shame that have him not coming back with that stale old sardine

  5. Anonymous
    April 16, 2016 at 11:31 pm Reply

    All of these words are comfort for fools
    Education for every child was born and created by Alan bousquet.and not the slp. Stop copying.

  6. Anonymous
    April 16, 2016 at 11:42 pm Reply

    There was men in government long ago. Respectable Men. Honereble men. Men of Integrity. Now there’s BOYS in government
    No wonder Saint Lucia is where it is.
    Who to blame. No one else but our selfs. We put them there. To piss in our eyes.

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