Government receives grant for community access centres

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Government receives grant for community access centres
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning & Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony by the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency, James Chang.
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning & Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony by the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency, James Chang.

GIS – Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony and Taiwanese Ambassador H.E. James Chang, along with government representatives, met yesterday for the official cheque hand over of grant funds for two new community access centres.

The IT access centres will enhance the communities of Micoud and Vieux Fort by providing centrally located facilities for the access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT.)

“Your Excellency, I am pleased to receive this cheque of about EC$1.2 million which shall go towards the completion of two community access centres,” Dr. Anthony said.

“While computers are becoming the norm in many homes, there are still many people who require centres such as these at which they can access the internet and other IT resources. There is also the need for facilities where IT-based training can occur. Given your country’s world-recognized legacy in the field of ICT and Electronics development, we are pleased [to have you] assist us in expanding access to technology here in Saint Lucia.”

The two facilities are being completed at a total cost of over EC$3.1 million.

Dr. Anthony said that the investments of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) go hand in hand with the Saint Lucia Government’s efforts in the education sector.

He also thanked the Taiwanese government for its commitment to Saint Lucia’s continued progress, as it continues to assist with the National ICT Centre, and also provided a grant of nearly $7 million to support the Multi-Channel Data Centre (MCDC) Project of the Saint Lucia Government.

The MCDC project aims to improve public services and public administration through suitable technology.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. These guys are jokers. They think people are foolish in this ciuntry. How about real jobs for once.

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  2. I call Kenny the begging PM.He should hold a placard that says Give,Give, Give,and if you have nothing to give Go Home.

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  3. Focus too much on building centres which do not provide sustainable employment. Why cant focus be made on farms and agro processing plants thus reducing our import bill. Too many people unemployed, even with a bachelor's degree and over twenty years of management experience have not been able to obtain a job. Whilst government retirees still getting contracts in the public service.

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    • Over to you Gayle Zaide Rigobert! Typical example is in Micoud North where residents there and close environs have bitterly lamented the need for a Health Center. Jannine lobbied for this in Parliament with a passion. Gayle, on the other hand pretended to lobby for it albeit to present a false sense of request.

      When the announcement came that Micoud will be getting a Community Access Center and exactly in the same location the demolished Health Center stood, she readily accepted without once opposing the plan.

      She could have at least purported to suggest in her FAKE ACCENT THAT A HEALTH CENTER WOULD BE A BETTER INVESTMENT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM HER CONSTITUENCY! It however stands to reason that Gayle is not representing the interests of the people in the constituency she represents and is only there for self gratification!

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