British Foreign Office Minister to visit Saint Lucia

Britain’s Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories and the Caribbean, Baroness Anelay, is due in Saint Lucia this week to further strengthen the United Kingdom’s links with the Caribbean.

The Barbados-based British High Commission said the Minister is also traveling for the first time to Anguilla, and St Kitts-Nevis until January 12 on a visit that will focus on economic development, security and justice reform, climate change and tourism.

Her visit follows one to the Cayman Islands, Barbados and Jamaica in October and Prince Harry’s recent tour of the wider region.

During the visit, Baroness Anelay will meet Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, the Anguillan Chief Minister Victor Banks and the Commissioner of the Royal Anguillan Police Force Paul Morrison.

“In these meetings the Minister will explore ways to increase cooperation between Anguilla and the UK in security and justice reform,” the statement said, adding that “in St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia, the Minister will be demonstrating the breadth and depth of the UK’s support for the Caribbean.

“In her meetings with government officials, Baroness Anelay will emphasise the modern, forward-looking relationship the UK is developing with the region, including ways to protect the pristine environment,  the statement added.

“I am delighted to be in the Caribbean again, and to visit for the first time as a Minister the islands of Anguilla, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia. I look forward to exploring a range of important issues with government officials here, including strengthening security and justice sectors. Most importantly, I want to demonstrate to the Caribbean that the UK remains a firm friend,” she said prior to her arrival in the region over the last weekend.


  1. 666
    January 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Whilst you’re at it Ma’am, can you please fire all the mangers and take the island back…it’s been mismanaged for almost 40 yrs by first-class incompetent intellects.

  2. serte
    January 9, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Why are all these ppl coming here? To do WHAT?

    1. haha
      January 9, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      my thoughts exactly

  3. haha
    January 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Good yes all of them.smh..

  4. GI
    January 10, 2017 at 7:31 am

    She is coming here to offer assistance to the incompetent people that run this country. if it was not for foreign aid, St Lucia would be further down the scale in economic development. In other words she is coming to help us.

    1. Anon1
      January 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

      I agree.

      But foreign aid doesn’t get taken into account with economic development.

      Let’s not forget our history please people.

      Western developed countries like the UK and US don’t just “come to help” not unless there’s some sort of disaster like hurricane or earthquake.

      They is and has always been some ulterior motive which ALWAYS goes in they favour.

      1. Anon1
        January 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

        Just think of Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria to name a few….

        They pretence was to liberate the people of these countries and introduce they form of democracy…

        But the true reason was to get control of these countries oil.

      2. Anon
        January 11, 2017 at 4:35 am

        Are you suggesting everything in St Lucia is rosey? The place needs help. It obviously can’t straighten matters out on its own. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

  5. Anon1
    January 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Can “Repartition” be placed on the Agenda!

    Bet Chas doesn’t have the balls to bring it up.

    This could be a perfect opportunity to get training for RSPLF and stick two fingers up at the Yanks.

    Will she be a mentor for Chas, to teach him diplomatic and Parliamentary etiquette!