Saint Lucia government delegation in Dominica to continue assistance

Saint Lucia government delegation in Dominica to continue assistance

OECS MEDIA RELEASE:-Office of the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Friday, October 6, 2017 — A delegation from the Government of Saint Lucia, led by OECS Chairman and Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, is currently in Dominica along with Director General of the OECS Dr. Didacus Jules who are meeting with the Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to access the situation and discuss further ways Saint Lucia can assist Dominica with relief efforts, in the short and long term.

The island of Dominica, sister isle of Saint Lucia, was devastated following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 18th 2017. Since the passage of the hurricane, Saint Lucia has been utilized as a base for humanitarian relief to Dominica and assisted with the evacuation of hundreds of students stranded on the island. Saint Lucia has also sent tons of relief aid in conjunction with the local private sector and local Police and Fire Officers were also dispatched to Dominica to assist with rescue as well as security efforts. Saint Lucia has also released six Bailey (portable or pre-fabricated) bridges to Dominica in an effort to assist.At a press conference on Thursday, the Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, also announced that Saint Lucia is readying to accommodate students from Dominica, as well as vulnerable persons who may not have access to proper healthcare facilities such as expectant mothers.

Following the visit the Prime Minister says Saint Lucia will map a long term assistance program to Dominica. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development Honourable Dr. Gale T. C. Rigobert and Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation Honourable Guy Joseph.

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22 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 6, 2017 at 10:22 pm Reply

    Thanks to fedrick. Pm gets me sick liar liar liar

  2. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 12:06 am Reply

    Well well well one ass objected to what chastanet doing for Dominica
    Another ass seconds the same.
    Idiots.

  3. St. Lucian
    October 7, 2017 at 3:57 am Reply

    Yes Dominica needs help but Helen continues to be raped. There is still very much to be done here.

  4. wow
    October 7, 2017 at 7:37 am Reply

    Only 1 comment. Y IS GUY THERE. WOULD IT NOT HV BEEN WISER TO GO WITH MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE. I SUSPECT IS INFRASTRUCTURAL HELP THESE PPL NEED. FOR EXAMPLE INFRSTRUCTURE HAS OVER 300m OF BAILEY BRIDGES SITTING AT VFORT. THE MINISTER COULD HV OFFERED TO ASSIST BY DONATING, BUT WHAT IS GUY DOING THERE.HE IS NO EXPERT ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  5. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 9:31 am Reply

    You not hearing but they donating dem to Dominica to help build bridges.come on find out firstbefore you criticize

    1. wow
      October 7, 2017 at 7:23 pm Reply

      Didn’t read about the bridges. There is still NO REASON for Guy to be in Dominica. Only if he is there as the bus driver.

  6. Rikko
    October 7, 2017 at 10:03 am Reply

    Why is the prime minister always travelling… This is the issue…. Couldnt there have been a telephone call or let another minister or the engineers go to dominica… This is not fair… I work so hard and the money is being heavily taxed it honestly affects me when i see my payslip and only to know that the prime minister uses my hard earned money to travel around…. So not fair

  7. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm Reply

    Why can’t we for once forget our political affiliations and say something positive about the PM? Even for humanitarian efforts we criticize him. I borrow Frederick’s favourite comment. Maybe he was thinking of himself then, when he said “Who Jah bless no man curse”. However what he did not know is that it would later on apply to Chastanet. Mr. PM “WHO JAH BLESS NO MAN CURSE”. The song “Less of me ” has the words – “think a little more of my neighbour and a little less of me”. Mr PM you’re doing just that and if you doing it genuinely Jah will bless you.

  8. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 2:49 pm Reply

    So so true who jah bless no man curse. Let them keep on cursing Chas. However God is the true Judge. If God is the one who placed him there, the CURSES will become his BLESSINGS.

  9. Treba
    October 7, 2017 at 3:03 pm Reply

    This so called pm is getting me so damn mad. Why doesnt he sit (Words deleted) here?

  10. Rikko
    October 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm Reply

    People are so fake nowadays everyone wants you to sit back and accept all the bull politicians are feeding us. Why dont yall post yall real names instead of posting comments under the bame anonymous”. Political hacks like you guys who make st lucia so difficult. People are speaking of a serious problem which is affecting the psche of honest hard working st lucians and you guys will post some idiotic comments praising the pm and the way he goes around handling our very small budget

  11. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Only someone who is blind does not question why this pm refuses to stay in Stlucia to tend to his people. I guess he does truly come here on vacation. In isolation one can understand, but not after recently return from the US having spider acting for two weeks. I guess the 3 hour press conference justifies another two weeks out. Stand for nothing, fall for anything. Apparently St. Lucia is his least favorite place.More trips to come.

  12. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Treba. Where ignorance is due it’s folly to be wise. I do hope you sit all day.

  13. Serpent
    October 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm Reply

    Rikko. If your comment is not idiotic they why do you call other people’s comment idiotic. If you want other people to accept your comment then accept the comment of others. I sure Rikko is not your real name. Maybe its SIKKO

  14. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm Reply

    He is the fly minister

  15. Treba
    October 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm Reply

    This pm has got to be the worst.

  16. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm Reply

    Dear friends, I know nothing of your PM or your government. I live in a deferent land with a deferent set of problems, Though they seem very similar.
    I only know this much, that The Almighty God is in control of everything and he commands us to pray for those in authority and to help the poor and needy, especially the widows and the fatherless.
    It is my hope to help those in your part of the world and do what I can to make a difference. Are you?

  17. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm Reply

    If you all need money so desperately why not ask Kenny for the BRIEFCASE he lost?

  18. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm Reply

    Allan has a turtle back. He has never for once hypocritically cried to beg SLP St. Lucians or the Judases of UWP to stop criticising him neither has he cried to beg the Criminals to give a break for Christmas. He takes the blows, right and left. He stands like the rock of Gibraltar although he is like a lamb led to the slaughter by his enemies.

    1. Anonymous
      October 9, 2017 at 12:07 pm Reply

      You are so right Allan is a real sheep he is too old to be a lamb (mootou)

  19. Bambi
    October 7, 2017 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Only now P.M. Guy is there looking for contract for Fresh Start.

  20. Anonymous
    October 9, 2017 at 8:56 am Reply

    Chastanet frightens allot of people. That’s the only reason I can come up with for the extreme vilification that he faces on daily basses. Especially when we consider the deeds of our last PM.

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