PM outlines areas to build ‘new’ Saint Lucia

PM outlines areas to build ‘new’ Saint Lucia

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has been outlining  to Saint Lucians living in the UK the three main areas of focus for his administration in building a ‘new’ Saint Lucia.

Now back home, Chastanet told reporters today that he took the opportunity during the meeting with Saint Lucian nationals in the UK to update them on local affairs.

He said the  primary areas in terms of building a new Saint Lucia  include the current financial situation in Saint Lucia where a deficit government is being run.

“We have been borrowing  quite substantially  to be able to finance that deficit. The fact is that we are raising more tax monies than everybody else, but the areas in which we are investing that money are not generating any rate of return. So it’s how we are going to restructure our balance sheet in order for us to make something that is more sustainable,” Chastanet stated.

The Prime Minister identified public sector ‘re-engineering’ as another area of focus for his government.

“We have a public service which I do not believe is running as efficiently as it  possibly can,” Chastanet asserted.

He disclosed that his wife, who is doing more and more to support him,  has visited every police station and fire station.

“I think that you would be appalled to see the conditions in which these people are having to work – new buildings, or semi-new buildings in which electrical wires were put in  and now they have electrical wires running through the hallways,” the PM said.

He spoke of attempts to put ‘temporary fixes’ on rusted furniture, windows that are not working, washers that are not functioning, inoperative gyms and termite-infested desks – among other issues.

Chastanet revealed that the problems have existed for years.

“You go to the schools – you see the same thing, sewerage systems not working, lights falling down where young people are,” the PM said, recalling that there have been reports of  persons being electrocuted in some of those schools.

He declared that no one wants to be held accountable.

The third area of focus which Chastanet said he highlighted to Saint Lucian nationals living in the UK related to investment.

“There is no way that the current size of our economy can yield the revenue that we need to be able to modernise Saint Lucia – to make Saint Lucia a world class destination,” Chastanet observed.

He told reporters that Saint Lucia would not survive by being in the middle of the pack or being  worst, but by being the best.

 

 

 

 

 

11 Comments

  1. Sad-But-True
    January 23, 2017 at 2:23 pm Reply

    New St. Lucia? Are you Bipolar? So you’ve moved from 5 to stay Alive to another ‘Tag-Line’ to cover your level of depraved psychology? I think you, Evil Chastanet, know by now, that you will be Pushed out of office before your tenure, if you don’t step down or resign.
    Enough of your Evilness.

    1. Anonymous
      January 23, 2017 at 3:11 pm Reply

      A typical example of what Kenny left behind. ABSOLUTELY VISION-LESS. Have you ever heard of AIMING FOR THE SKY? Don’t you want to at least have HOPE instead of the HOPELESSNESS Kenny left among the YOUTH especially in VFort. I really and truelly want to stop the to and fro with the partisan politics and move on, but ignorants like this have to reminded.

      1. Anon1
        January 24, 2017 at 9:55 am Reply

        If you really want to stop the to and fro just learn to ignore.

        “Sad But True” does come across as a die hard Labour supporter and there’s nothing too wrong in that.

        Sometimes he makes some really good points, other times pure comical and at times very partisan.

        It’s the partisan I don’t really like but have learnt to ignore.

  2. Sad-But-True
    January 23, 2017 at 2:29 pm Reply

    It’s almost like Evil Chastanet, is borrowing another maniac’s (Donald trump,) tag line ‘Make America Great Again.’ What the he’ll!? Pun Intended.
    New St. Lucia? L.m.bao

  3. Sad-But-True
    January 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm Reply

    It’s almost like Evil Chastanet, is borrowing another maniac’s (Donald trump,) tag line ‘Make America Great Again.’ What the hell!? Pun Intended.
    New St. Lucia? L.m.bao

  4. JnPierre
    January 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply

    The threats that face us are Royal indeed!

  5. Island girl
    January 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply

    I was thinking the same thing making America grate again …we gonna do grate grate grate things ..

    1. Anon1
      January 24, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply

      Great great great things “Island Girl”

      Don’t think too hard darling you might loose a few more brain cells!

  6. Dacobs
    January 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm Reply

    testing 1

  7. Justice
    January 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm Reply

    PM no matter what you do if you do not give the police the resources to seriously investigate crime and successfully prosecute it all your gains will be reduced to near zero.

    Crime is killing poor helen

  8. Anonymous
    January 23, 2017 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Why is the PM addressing Lucians living in England and not us at home? he continues his whirlwind tours and returns home with promises. had he been a man with a woman at home she would have left him by now. we must stop being party supporters and start being St. Lucians. the country is at a standstill and there are no signs of moving foward. We also need to tell the so called PRESS to do their work and ask the pertinent questions. when one looks at a press conference one had to ask whether the so called reporters read or know what is happening.

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