Prime Minister holds media briefing

GIS:-Mr. Chastanet said Government is Focused on Growing the Nation.

The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia sat with the local media last week, to address matters of the economy, and the recent crisis facing the Caribbean with regards to climate change and hurricane relief.

At a special press conference titled “The Briefing Room” held on Oct. 5, the Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chasternet engaged in an in-depth discussion with members of the media fraternity, answering questions on a range of subjects.

During the discourse, the Prime Minister stated that the government is still making headway in growing the nation.

“Myself and my government have not lost sight of what our mission is. Everything that we do is driven by our mission; and our mission is to provide a globally-competitive education system for the children of this country. It is to provide quality affordable healthcare. It is to make the country secure and to provide economic opportunities. In this initial stage we have said that we have to build a new Saint Lucia.”

The Prime Minister further commented that as he has stated numerous times before, change cannot happen instantaneously.

“It takes three years. It takes me three years to reengineer the civil service and changing the way that people think. Holding people more accountable and getting more productivity. Its going to take me three years to change agriculture in terms of how we are processing. Getting contracts to farmers so that people are not wasting their time. It’s going to take me three years to get the infrastructure of this country fixed, its going to take me three years to get the finances of this country fixed. Our goal is to restructure this country, fix up the physical infrastructure, fix up the human infrastructure and fix the financing of this country so that we have the access to affordable resources,” he said.

Prime Minister Chastanet added that the country will be in a position to grow only when those things are place.

7 Comments

  1. Relentless
    October 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm Reply

    … our mission is to provide a globally-competitive education system for the children of this country. It is to provide quality affordable healthcare. It is to make the country secure and to provide economic opportunities….lmao. Micoud Secondary, St judes, 41 homicides… Need I say more? This government is a joke. Lol lol

    1. Selah
      October 12, 2017 at 6:37 am Reply

      I totally agree with you Relentless…even the prices of items.in the supermarkets are sky rocket..when Chastanet promised a reduction.on VAT and he did but got elsewhere in the increase of everything at the supermarkets!! As a supporter of this government im so disgusted with them..smh…thank God i was out of state during elections!! Will never again cast a vote for any of these politicians.

  2. Tetros
    October 10, 2017 at 8:18 pm Reply

    This guy is just DUMB…plain and simple. No substance.

  3. Anonymous
    October 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Build a new st Lucia glad to know you destroy it PM

  4. Anonymous
    October 10, 2017 at 11:02 pm Reply

    What happened to your mission to give relief within the first hundred days? The first hundred days are 4 times overdue and all you and your gang have done is victimize, capitalize and do the opposite of everything promised. You know what just continue your pillaging, Lucians deserve all what they get from you. I don’t care anymore.

  5. Anonymous
    October 11, 2017 at 12:08 pm Reply

    lol now is three years? huh

  6. Selah
    October 12, 2017 at 6:39 am Reply

    Smh at this Government…they’re all the same!! When will St Lucians get that!! They make promises they bluff they lie!! Smdh!! Disgusted.

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