PM Chastanet wants 2020 to be “one of the best years in Saint Lucia’s history”

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Prime Minister Chastanet (inset) chaired the first Cabinet meeting of 2020 on Monday.

(SNO) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said the Saint Lucia government anticipates that 2020 will be an “extremely promising year”, urging everyone to make 2020 one of the best years in Saint Lucia’s history.

Chastanet made the comment on his official Facebook page as he chaired the first Cabinet meeting of the New Year on Monday, January 6, 2020.

“We anticipate that 2020 will be an extremely promising year for Saint Lucia as we strive to continue the positive momentum that we saw in 2019 which included record tourism arrivals, continued national economic growth, further reductions in unemployment and other initiatives and projects that have benefited and will continue to benefit thousands of Saint Lucians,” he wrote.

He added: “As we continue the work of Building a New & Progressive Saint Lucia which benefits ALL, some of the issues being discussed in Cabinet today include scholarships, the continuation of the Island-wide Road Rehabilitation project (the largest in our country’s history), the 2020 Population Census and strategic interventions in the areas of Healthcare, Justice & Security, Agriculture, Education and specific initiatives to continue supporting the most vulnerable in our society.”

The prime minister said the government needs the participation and support of every Saint Lucian “if we are to take our beloved country to new heights of prosperity”.

“Let’s make 2020 one of the best year’s in Saint Lucia’s history!” he concluded.


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