PM Anthony to attend ALBA summit on Ebola

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PM Anthony to attend ALBA summit on Ebola
Kenny Anthony.
Kenny Anthony.

PRESS RELEASE – Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, has welcomed a summit in Cuba on the Ebola virus, to “coordinate regional cooperation for the prevention and control of Ebola.”

The Summit will be held in Havana, Cuba, on Monday, October 20, 2014 and will be attended by Heads of Government and State and high level officials of ALBA member countries.

Prime Minister Anthony says the summit will serve as a vital point of cooperation. According to Dr. Anthony,

 “I am particularly anxious to deepen our co-operation with Cuba as that country has had extensive experience in handling tropical diseases. Cuba is known to have one of the best health care systems in the world. Their level of research and contribution to medicine is unquestionable. We need to put regional mechanisms in place to respond to any threats or incidents of Ebola. Co- operation across borders is vital if the international community is to win the fight against Ebola.”

The summit will review the situation in West Africa and will also focus on preventative measures to keep the region safe.

As part of its response to the outbreak, Cuba has sent 463 doctors and nurses to West Africa, to provide assistance to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

According to the Prime Minister, this is testimony of Cuba’s willingness to share their knowledge and resources to contribute to a healthier world. He is confident that should the need arise, Cuba would willingly assist the region.

The Prime Minister will be joined at the summit by the Minister of Health, Wellness and Gender Relations, Hon. Alvina Reynolds.

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  1. The Prime Minister and Health Minister's visit to Cuba at this time is critical for the health and survival of our people and to ensure that if Ebola hits our shores, we are prepared.

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  2. Please tell Kenny someone read the comments on this article , cause he is definitely not going to be our next prime minister at next elections no harm intended , have you realize the labor gathering in Grand Riverre Gros Islet has gotten smaller chickengunya or the quality of eats or conversation has been reduced !

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  3. I commend the head of States of Alba for convening such a meeting. So far Cuba is leading from the front by sending 463 health workers to assist in West Africa. History will remember the efforts of Cuba and Alba when it comes to being part of the world coalition to help contain Ebola in West Africa. Also the health Minister will be accompanying the prime minister. The Caribbean is a small block on the world stage but we are comforted in the story of David slewing Goliath, as such the alba block has all it's right to seek solution to an unfolding epidemic that has fatal effects on people of the world.

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  4. Wasted trip...We have an I was there Prime Minister...with a rocking chair mentality...always moving but going nowhere

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  5. We so far have not found a basic cure for chickenbola now we are flying here there and everywhere to find solution for Ebola. Neither Fidel Castro or communist china will be able to help this time. Only the good Lord can help - but communists don't believe in God, do they?

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  6. The high flyer P.M. is off again. This time to meet his best friend Fidel Castro. He just returned from a trip in Africa with the international Communists. Now the excuse is Ebola. You could not beat the Chickenbola now you want to fight the Ebola itself? choops.

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    • Send that to the Guinness Book of World Records. From which quarter of the galaxy did elect him? Is he from outa space? He looks spaced out already.

      "Beam me up Scotty. There is no intelligent life down here" in Vieux Fort!

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  7. Mr prime minister st lucia's economy is based solely on visitor arrivals, right? What are you going to do when that Ebola epidemic is widespread? Tell we lucians you plan?

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  8. Why is he going and not the minister of health ? Why not the health persons who have to deal with this Ebola when if hits our shores ? I have the feeling he's off I get money for the next elections ! Trickster , who you foolin ! Luciano watch your breed!

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  9. Good move but i refuse to be caught up in the blast of media irresponsible ebola hysteria.Why all that panic? That too shall past.Get on your knees and pray and we will be safe just like sars and the rest.

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