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STATEMENT – Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Philip J. Pierre says he is willing and ready to meet with any group or organization seeking the intervention of the Government of Saint Lucia in any matter.
Hon. Pierre, who has served in the capacity of Acting Prime Minister on a number of occasions since 1998, says just as he has done in the past, he is willing to listen and take action where necessary to attend to any issue of national importance.
This comes after public statements that suggest that given the current strike action by some members of the Saint Lucia Fire Service Association, Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, should have remained home to attend to the dispute. During Dr. Anthony’s absence, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport, Hon. Philip J. Pierre has assumed the role and responsibilities of Prime Minister. Therefore, it should be accepted and understood that as Acting Prime Minister Hon. Pierre is in a position to respond to any national issue.
The usual protocols that are very familiar to national organizations and associations apply. In the meantime, Acting Prime Minister Pierre continues to be updated on the current situation in the Saint Lucia Fire Service and stands ready to activate contingency plans when necessary, to avoid major disruptions to the country.