External Affairs Minister to meet with Saint Lucian diaspora in New York

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External Affairs Minister to meet with Saint Lucian diaspora in New York
Alva Baptiste.
Alva Baptiste.

PRESS RELEASE – Alva Baptiste, Saint Lucia’s Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation, will be participating in a town hall meeting organized by the Consulate General of Saint Lucia on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

The event will begin at 7:00PM at the Saint Lucia House, located at 438 E 49th Street, between Church and Snyder Avenues in Brooklyn.

The town hall meeting will provide Saint Lucian nationals in the tri-state area an opportunity to discuss a variety of important issues, including Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the impact of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the NYC Municipal ID Program to be launched later this year, and other issues of national concern.

At the town hall meeting, Baptiste, who is leading Saint Lucia’s delegation to the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, will be available to converse with fellow Saint Lucians in the Diaspora.

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, Baptiste will then make his special contribution to the General Debate of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

H.E. Ms. Menissa Rambally, Saint Lucia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Hon. Julian Du Bois, Saint Lucia’s Consul General in New York, will address the gathering.

The Consulate General of Saint Lucia invites all nationals to participate in the scheduled town hall meeting.  For more information, please contact the Consulate General in New York at(212) 697-9360 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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  1. Since it is going to be all hot air and no action at the UN, why waste taxpayers money on someone who cannot bring one firm to work in Saint Lucia? Why?

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  2. Honestly that preacher man is doing nothing for his area. They vote for him to ALLOW HIM TO TRAVEL THE WORLD. NONSENCE.

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  3. As Alva is in New York please ask him to get some paper to print ID cards for the people back home they are going crazy cannot get their ID no paper to print.

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  4. Oh boy Alva, the people ain't have nothing good to say about you! Say it ain't so Alva !!

    THEY SAY YOU A SNOB
    WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY !!
    THEY ALL GETTING THUMBS UP!!

    The voice of the people is the voice of god !!

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  5. To be honest, I never imagine Alva with the St Lucia flag in the background.This picture is an insult to the St Lucia flag after all the crap/shit that have come from his mouth,

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  6. What? You voted for a man because of his mother!!! Don't you yourself have a mother to feed? Thats the kind of thinking that keeps a nation backward.

    Whereas in the year 2000 and beyond we should be progressive thinkers. We should be thinking of our future and not the past. Don't we have children to think of? What about the unborn? We want to make decisions based on people who already in their 70's with their bread well buttered already. Come on Lucians you can do better than that. You don't have to know a man's family to vote for him. You need to know his values.

    So because i know La Corbs family i'll vote for him. Come on i know this guy cannot run a rum shop properly since he will want to dictate to customers how to drink their rum.

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  7. Alva can't even organise a football match let alone lead a delegation on these issues.

    Watch the turnout drop at the next election. people getting sick of jackasses.

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  8. I actually thought the minister was well liked in his constituency apparently not perhaps he would be better served to spend time there to mend broken bridges in time for next elections or this may push a lot of his supporters towards the UWP camp, is there history in the making for laborie.

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  9. Boy Alva you have heart wee. And then you all talking about 5% cut? You all really something. You can't even come and spend time in Laborie, when you passing your glass up and now you even tint in darker. Do not expect me to EVER vote for you again. i did the last time because of your mother but now that can never happen again.

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  10. With all this going on you going to NYC and F... around? When election time come, try coming and knock on my door in Banse. You are a wicked and dirty man ALVA

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  11. Alva what are you coming here to do? This pure BULL CRAP. Take your snobbish ass and go help the people in Laborie. You know well how to use the people and then dump them. Man i have lost all respect for you.

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  12. Alva, behave yourself boy!!!
    You can't bring a single investment to the country but you won't to wast poor St Lucian people's time in New York. This is pure majee and a waste of tax payers money.
    It's time to stop the abuse!!!

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  13. money should be spent on more important and urgent issues at home,what is the point having a consulate general based in New York.

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  14. Choops!!! You can hold town hall meeting in New York to discuss pertinent issues, but all you can "host" in saint lucia is a meeting on the castries market steps talking a bunch of nonsense!!!! Baytise!!!

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