PM Urges Prayers & Support Amid Moves To Complete St Jude Hospital

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has asked for the nation’s continued prayers and support amid work to deliver on the completion of the St Jude Hospital.

In a message posted on his official Facebook page, Chastanet described the initiative as “this critical project.”

He announced that Thursday afternoon, along with Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, Guy Joseph, representatives from the Embassy of Taiwan, and contractors,  he visited the St. Jude Hospital construction site.

According to Chastanet, it is evident that construction has started in earnest as the steel columns which were being assembled last week are now erected with their concrete bases already poured.

“We are working full steam ahead as my government remains committed to making quality healthcare available to all Saint Lucians as promised during the election campaign,” he explained.

“We remain committed to completing St. Jude Hospital as promised,” Chastanet asserted.

He said Thursday’s  construction site visit was to reaffirm “our unwavering pledge to complete this mission.”

“I ask for your continued prayers and support as we work to deliver on this critical project. Up! Up! And away!” Chastanet wrote.

Last week he announced that the St Jude Hospital Reconstruction project was  well underway with over 300 tonnes of steel being prepared and laid for the foundation of the project.

Chastanet said approximately 60 construction workers are currently employed on the site and this number will increase significantly as work progresses.

With regard to the Owen King EU Hospital, the PM disclosed that  work is ongoing to remedy the air condition and electrical issues which have delayed the full opening.

“We are moving ahead with the recruitment of local staff to fill some of the vacancies in preparation for the full opening,” he observed.

The government has been under fire from the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) over the state of health care on the Island.

23 COMMENTS

  1. “The government has been under fire from the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) over the state of health care on the Island.”
    This is an incorrect statement. I will agree that the opposition have been blowing their mouth under their nose but they are putting no pressure on this government. The SLP can make their claim a trillion times and will never be right because all St Lucians knows that healthcare was worst under the SLP administration.

    • The opposition party should always hold the government’s feet to the fire. Little or no attention would have been given to this desperately needed sector without the constant agitation of the parliamentary opposition. I’m not a supporter of either parties but the government’s stubborn refusal to address this growing healthcare quandary has caused lives. There is no justifiable excuse for this long delay. This Chastanet- led government seems to care much more about tourism developments than the people’s health. This cannot be right.

    • Yes and we praying for you that you don’t have to spend a night in the stadium……….but then again maybe it’s fitting just for to spend a night or two or thee in there or a whole week and deal with the misery the people of the South are going thru enjoy the mesothelioma it’s on the house, and while you are there have Dear Allen and that kleptomaniac visit you daily “We” insist.

  2. Our PM calling on the guy up there in heaven ,he has to be mad its the guy down here that is stealing all our money.

  3. Photo ops photo ops photo ops suddenly there are photo ops for months nobody could see beyond the plywood fence but suddenly there are photo ops, Oh I am “working at it” my my my . Allen Chatanet even when St Jude’s is finish “AGAIN” and you had built your way, you will not be caught dead there (no pon intended ). How much we spending AGAIN ??

  4. He doesn’t dare give a completion date, this speaks volumes especially when god is called upon for help….he has none. There should be a plan that talks to a completion date. They keep feeding us piecemeal data to satisfy people like this “truth guy”. He is feeling the pressure to deliver, especially after the attention, monies and energy his government has put towards the racetrack.They figure some of us are gullible enough to accept a little dribble here a there. Telling us that there is a little work being done to somehow pacify us. Why shouldn’t the same energy and attention that was displayed to the public on the racetrack not given to St.Judes.
    Why on Facebook Instead of a national statement on at least a possible end date for opening St.Judes.The truth is progress on the ground and not just talk.

    • Beautifully written, Lincoln! I fully agree with your very word. For the clueless leader, the horse track, the hotels and any related to tourism, is much more critical then the people’s health. What an insensitive, moronic set of narcissists.

  5. Haters will always find something to say. Typical slp supporters. You guys are bitter by nature just like Kenny. Especially Castries fisherman and Lucian high grade, you guys always try to sound smart in you’ll statement, when anyone with a descent amount of education. Will agree that you guys are just two Jack’s*** who always make dumba** statements which doesn’t make any sense.

      • Where does the word unpatriotic fit in smh. Same thing using words way out of context. Proving my exact point always try to “sound” smart when u really aren’t. How does one come out to be unpatriotic by supporting the development and progress of their country unlike you? Or I’m guessing you used the word without actually knowing the meaning? Which honestly wouldn’t surprise me. Am I the one bickering about every move the government makes without waiting for them to succeed or fail to pass proper judgement? Does being patriotic mean being an slp supporter? Smh next time choose your words wisely because u just proved between the two of us it’s clear that you are the donkey.

      • No SIDES (liar, you have a side as evident by your writing), you are really the DONKEY. A little comprehension skill would have showed you that the “unpatriotic” fits in to suggest that by defending anything the PM does, whether good or bad, is unpatriotic. You put support for your PM before the country’s interest – unpatriotic behaviour. You attack others who disagree with your Pm – unpatriotic behaviour. You insult your compatriots because they disagree with your side (the Pm) – unpatriotic. You see NO SIDE ( The PM’s SIDE), you really, really making yourself the DONKEY. May be by NO SIDE you mean you not sure which side of the donkey you are. Well by your writing you are certainly the BACKSIDE. Now being the backside of the donkey is no mean feat. Congratulations !!!!

    • They are both the same people. A gay lucia boy still trying to do women on the side while pretending he straight. a dangerous combination.

    • Now, now, now No Sides, I have to be honest with you. Please note that you make some of the dumbest comments. Nobody calls you jack*** and dumb*** because they want to be respectful and want to show that they, unlike you, can discuss issues without stooping to insults. Since you have used the words yourself, I can tell you that based on your writings, they very adequately describe you. Now that I have brought it to your attention make every effort to correct your idiotic 43% preschool behaviour.

  6. Where does the word unpatriotic fit in smh. Same thing using words way out of context. Proving my exact point always try to “sound” smart when u really aren’t. How does one come out to be unpatriotic by supporting the development and progress of their country unlike you? Or I’m guessing you used the word without actually knowing the meaning? Which honestly wouldn’t surprise me. Am I the one bickering about every move the government makes without waiting for them to succeed or fail to pass proper judgement? Does being patriotic mean being an slp supporter? Smh next time choose your words wisely because u just proved between the two of us it’s clear that you are the donkey.

    • Well we’ll well been called out for lack of patriotism seems to hit the correct nerve and rightfully so. The acts of unpatriotism (as it pertains to you) would be to align one self politically (mule) with the intent to instigate one’s propganda machine, with the objective to aid and abet in the fleecing of the nation; as a result of such act, you have aid in the finacialy enslavement of a people with the negative concept of prosperity for all . I think this is downright treason don’t you ?? If the cap fit……..and it fits you perfectly. When I choose my words, I know what they mean and eaxctly what I want to dictate, so don’t get it twisted Enemy of The State.

  7. Well we’ll well been called out for lack of patriotism seems to hit the correct nerve and rightfully so. The acts of unpatriotism (as it pertains to you) would be to align one self politically (mule) with the intent to instigate one’s propganda machine, with the objective to aid and abet in the fleecing of the nation; as a result of such act, you have aid in the finacialy enslavement of a people with the negative concept of prosperity for all . I think this is downright treason don’t you ?? If the cap fit……..and it fits you perfectly. When I choose my words, I know what they mean and eaxctly what I want to dictate, so don’t get it twisted Enemy of The State.

  8. Typical PR bs from our Prime minister. I hope you learnt your lesson and don’t make unrealistic promises during an election campaign

  9. PM, we have been prayibg for the longst while, if not……… all rhis, is because we know the value of prayer; and you?

  10. Well,well, now we are traitors because we give our opinion,wich is not in agreement with goverments plans.Its the horses that have separated us now. I would love to see that many St Lucians go out and buy these horses,and the whole circus produces wealth and excitement to all the country.I love horses,Im not a wizard on horses,but I know a lot.Our PM said this was the dream of the deceased Trim,Im not going to tarnish Mr Trim or his dreams .Im just going to say one thing.In all the years Mr Trim ran his stables with all his horses,he never decided to purchase thoroughbreds,or start ,a semi profesional racing stable.He was smart,he knew he would never succed. But he allways kept the dream,I respect him for that. Now we will have ministers that are horse owners,plus a whole bunch that will follow , we will see them parading their horses in trailers through Castries,so all can see..And for those that know nothing ,start reading, just check how many thorough breds ,end in the slaughter houses in Florida,and end as dog meat every year.
    Dont cry its not cruelty,its just pure economics.Do I agree with horse racing ,no I dont,but I love the horses

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