Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony said his government has made some tangible achievements in 2015 and looks forward to building on this progress in the New Year.
In a short New Year’s message, Dr. Anthony said he is optimistic about 2016 and have every confidence that he will get the support of the citizens, to continue to do what is best for Saint Lucia.
“I believe in our country, I believe in our people and I believe in our future,” he remarked.
The prime minister said rebuilding a country is no easy task, explaining that there is a lot more work to be done.
“If we stand together, united, we can keep our country moving surely and steadily forward,” he stated.
Anthony said looking back, there is much to be proud of, because Saint Lucia and its people have come a far way despite the challenges that confronted every situation.
“Just a few years ago, we faced the prospect of an IMF Programme to save our economy. The previous government was weak and ineffective while the economy crumbled beneath our feet,” he asserted.
The prime minister explained that over the past year, his government has further stabilized the country, brought in record tourism numbers and revenue, and began turning the economy around.
He said the NICE programme created thousands of jobs all across the country and investment is returning.
“And, now, people are beginning to feel that the future can indeed be better than the present. We have been bold; we have been strong. Together, we made the difference for our future,” he ended.