Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has said that he is encouraged by the progress made so far by the country.
“Looking ahead I am encouraged by the progress we have made on this journey in Saint Lucia and enthusiastic about what lays ahead for the development of our beautiful island,” he said in a New Year’s message posted on his official Facebook page.
“Every year at this time we look back from whence we came, examining our successes and challenges, and then charting a course into the days and months ahead,” Chastanet observed.
“We all make our New Year’s resolutions intending to build on the lessons of the past and becoming better persons as we progress,” he said.
The PM noted that many people rang-in this New Year of 2019 at church or in the company of friends and family, intending to start this New Year on a positive note.
However, he asserted that amid “all the fireworks, cheers, hugs, and tears of joy our hopes for the future can only be successful if we continue to forge ahead in the same spirit of friendship and love.”
He expressed the view that over the past year the foundation was laid for much of what is to come.
“From the north to the south, east to west, Saint Lucia will see the commencement of much needed development, and will also see advances in healthcare, tourism, agriculture, and infrastructure the likes of which have not been seen for a very long time,” Chastanet declared.
He encouraged all Saint Lucians to join him in tackling 2019 with renewed vigor and vitality, making this island the true Helen of the West.