PRESS RELEASE: Health Minister Provides Update on Health Care Improvements

Health and Wellness Minister Honourable Mary Isaac went through an extensive list of improvements made to the health care system over the past two years during this week’s special health update to the nation. Wednesday evening’s special broadcast featured an address by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet, Minister Isaac’s updates, as well as updates from Minister for Economic Development Honourable Guy Joseph. The nation’s Health Minister highlighted the provision of ultrasound machines to the Dennery Hospital, the Gros Islet Poly Clinic, and the Soufriere Hospital. She noted Soufriere Hospital’s operations…

PRESS RELEASE:SLP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO RE-COMMENCECONSTRUCTION OF ST.JUDE HOSPITAL

After over two years of indecision and secret arrangements with foreign businesses, the government of the UWP has announced a panel discussion to discuss the serious healthcare crisis in Saint Lucia. It is now sixty – four days since the Minister of Economic Affairs promised a statement from the Prime Minister. The position of the Saint Lucia Labour Party on the health care crisis remains clear. 1. The government is urged to continue the reconstruction and complete St. Jude Hospital at the present Augier site. Two years of abandonment of…

PRESS RELEASE:THE NEW MARKET RE-DEVELOPMENT DESIGN RECEIVES THE MAYOR’S NOD

Castries, St. Lucia June 12, 2018 – His Worship, Mayor Peterson D. Francis is ecstatic and very contented with the new design for the Castries Market Project which is now at an advanced stage. The redesign which was done by the architectural section within Department of Physical Planning comprises several components including a food court, high-end air-conditioned restaurants, craft market, box park, viewing tower, entertainment area, meat and fish depots and duty-free shopping boutiques. The redevelopment of the Castries Market will create a nexus between Saint Lucia’s goods and services…

BROKEN DOWN!

  First Citizens Investment Services on Monday hosted its annual Budget Review Seminar. The seminar brings together a panel of experts to dissect the budget and to respond to public questions about the estimates. Sharefil Gaillard reports

TAKE A STAND

  Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has reiterated his government’s commitment to tackling all types of corruption. Speaking at the Eighth Summit of the Americas, in Peru this week, he outlined some of government’ anti-corruption measures, and other initiatives, designed to increase transparency, & open government. The central theme of the Summit is “Democratic Governance against Corruption.” The Summit, held every three years, offers the opportunity for the leaders to jointly define a hemispheric agenda at the highest level that addresses urgent challenges and promotes positive change. Don Nicholas reports

CRISIS NATION!

  St. Lucia’s former UN ambassador Earl Huntley says some of the concern about an influx of Venezuelans to Saint Lucia is unfounded. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and National Security minister Hermangild Francis recently expressed such fears. Thousands of Venezuelans have been fleeing the crisis torn country in what experts are calling “one of the biggest migration crises in Latin American history”. The result has been growing anxiety across the region as thousands of Venezuelans have already begun landing on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago. Sharefil Gaillard has more.