Prime Minister Anthony rejects “middle income” designation

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Prime Minister Anthony rejects “middle income” designation
St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony
St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28, CMC – St. Lucia Friday rejected the designation of being a “middle income” country saying that many small states are “deceptively classed” in the category on the mere basis of per capita.

Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony told the 67thSession of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that a country the size of St. Lucia, “ith the vulnerabilities that we face, should not be subjected to such a measuring tool for determining whether a state can stand on its own”.

He said for instance St. Lucia experienced one hurricane in 2010 that caused damage totalling nearly 30 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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