Raise Your Voice concerned about NICE workers

Press Release:-Castries, Saint Lucia – Monday, February 27, 2017: Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc. The National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE) is a direct investment in the social well-being of the underprivileged, specifically women in desperation circumstances and unable to provide their basic needs i.e. food, shelter and clothing, to them this social safety net was seen as an oasis of hope and security.

Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc. is concerned the Government of Saint Lucia has failed to initiate any new social policies, initiatives or investments to create employment for the vulnerable, nor increase resources to the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment to shield and assist the vulnerable.

Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc. calls on Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Hon. Allen Chastanet, to move with alacrity to replace NICE with new and better employment and economic policies to provide opportunities, safety and security for women and girls who are being victimized and abused because they are not economically and financially empowered before the elimination of this critical social safety net for the vulnerable.

Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc. is concerned for the survival and wellbeing of women and children who are victims of violence, underprivileged and underrepresented amidst the thirty eighth (38th) year of independence.


  1. john
    February 27, 2017 at 7:39 am

    raise your voice for vieux fort stevedores

  2. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 7:41 am


  3. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Raise your voice perhaps in an effort to look after and get involved perhaps explore your creative juices and see how best to create job opportunities. Maybe be the machinery amd start a business that would create employment ! As its everybody’s concern…. so lets put words and concerns to entrepreneurship🤔

    1. Serious
      February 27, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Right on point

  4. Mwen fache
    February 27, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Its time for a new set of ppl to start nice after all u all had it for five years choops

    1. Anonymous
      February 27, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      @Mwen Fache

      When we as a people take the view that we need to dispose of others in order to take up the positions which they occupy, based on the grounds you have put forward, instead of expanding to include others this demonstrates that inherent in our practices are the schemes of social exclusion which inadvertently leads to victimization. If we allow this attitude to continue, eventually we will find ourselves in a situation of social unrest.

      In a country such as ours where our human resource has been abused and oppressed time after time, so much so that some aren’t even aware of such treatments and to them this is normal, we should look towards rehabilitating our people and not further destroying them.

      I do agree that we as a people have to take charge of our destinies, however it is the duty of every government to provide the necessary and relevant training and opportunities for the development of our human resource, where and whenever possible.

      Until this has been done, the Government has not fulfilled it’s duties to those who elected them into office.

      Until this has been done the Government cannot make any substantial evaluations with regards to the readiness of our human resource to take advantage of any “opportunity”.

      The Independence theme should have been “We are Saint Lucia”.

      As it sends out a messages of unity rather one of “It all about me”


    2. Anonymous
      February 27, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      Tru ,give another person to eat stake also.😃😍😘

  5. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Raise your voice you have identified the problems. Kindly present the specific solutions. Please.

  6. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Now u’all want 2 raise voices one every failed issue the previous adminstration has taken that has dug us into this hole.Personally I think its simply political mischief to destabilize our country, surely ppl on this planet is aware that the former prime minister has said that the nice program was not sustainable, after all 85 million has already been spent on a few people yet our country bleeds and we have nothing to show for it,couldn’t this money have been spent more wisely 4 more people to have benefitted on a permanent basis ,then we asked ourselves y is this country broke? St. Lucians stop the political discourse in our country and make truthful contributions if u’all really want thing to be different in st Lucia. It is not a political thing we simply must put our heads togeather if anything must change.

    1. Anonymous
      February 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

      True. All they see is red or yellow even if it hurt their pockets

  7. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 10:14 am

    As if I didn’t hear your’ll voice in the last 5 years when all the victimizations was taking place….

  8. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Money in your pockets i come to put

  9. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Derriseau i come to put money in your pockets chastanet earn over 100.000 thousand aready have travel the world on the poor people taxes but Desruisseaux people have no money in their pocket mwen fache

  10. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 10:32 am

    NICE MR. PM. It’s time that we St. Lucians come to grips with the state of this country. Chastanet has no magic wand to wave to correct the mess that SLP has left this country in. Eighty five million has already been spent on NICE. This money could have been used to improve HEALTH and EDUCATION.

  11. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 10:36 am

    YES I have raised my voice about NICE. IT’s costing this country far too much to keep it going . Get rid of it.

  12. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I fully agree. St. Lucia has too many ignorant persons who contribute nothing to the well being and future of this country. All they good for is to play politics and depend on politicians to give them money.

  13. Allison Charles
    February 27, 2017 at 11:01 am

    After reading all the comments which makes Commonsense.I am currently looking for twenty five St.lucian Nationals willing to Invest 25,000 can Dollars and build back our Island.. Instead.. [email protected]

  14. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 11:10 am

    How can some people be so small minded,not everybody is competent or educated,and society has a mindset that if one has neither of these qualities,then one will not get employment. What’s about these people,don’t they need employment so they can survive and not resort to malice in society… The people we place to weild powers in government makes life hard,because they think they are so smart…

  15. Anonymous
    February 27, 2017 at 2:36 pm


  16. Herbert Matthews
    February 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm


    Time to pull together
    Only the sons and daughters of St Lucia can bring changes to the Island
    Standup for your rights