PM attends World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

By Office of the Prime Minister

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2016 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank. Photo from

2016 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank. Photo from

PRESS RELEASE – Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet will be part of discussions at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (Bank) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC over the next three days.

The annual Meetings bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development and aid effectiveness.

The Meetings are also an important opportunity for raising the collective voice of developing nations on the issue of climate change and promised financing from developed countries to tackle the issue.

In the Prime Minister’s absence Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, will serve as acting Prime Minister.

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  1. The sousou prime ministership . Who will be next ? When is it going to be Mary Issac’s turn ? She already has experience as a president .

  2. Too broke to pay workers from 2016? How many of you signed contracts before or how many of you went on favours HOPING to get paid. Talk about prudent spending and priorities

  3. He start again. Waste of time and money.

  4. Our county too broke to pay contractors for work done since 2016 but not broke to accumulate the sky miles , not too broke to pay almost a million dollar for St Jude’s Audit ,but too broke to pay NICE workers . Not to broke to pay almost a million dollar to train Government ministers , but too broke to open the Owen King Hospital.. Waste of time and resources government.

    • Hunter try to be more objective and positive. U are just one track and there eg more than one way to look at things just as so many roads to go to Castries

      • Marlin, thank you for the advise, I will try to be more objective and positive as a none voter, but have you ever consider what a $10,000 phone bill a month is for one Government minister at the expense of Tax payers? That is one out of seventeen ministers.Do we really know what these people are actually costing the country and Tax payers per month apart from their salaries? Lets be realistic and face the realities that exist in our country we are being taken real ride. Have ever taken the time to check what percentage of your salary goes towards taxes? Maybe you should take the time add your income tax and all the other taxes that we pay and take for granted add it up to see the real value of your earnings and then we can try the many road that takes us to Castries and you will realize that each road that take you to Castries will take you there at a different cost. The Governments of St.Lucia for the past 38 years has been and continue to be a waste of time and resources.

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