Prime minister bids for tripartite mechanism as discussions on economy continue

Prime minister bids for tripartite mechanism as discussions on economy continue

PRESS RELEASE – Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security Dr. Kenny D. Anthony will meet social partners today, May 29, 2014 to follow up on the “Retreat on the Economy” held earlier this year.

The meeting will receive and review the report of the facilitator on the retreat Michael Da Costa.

“I am hoping that the meeting agrees to the eventual establishment of a tripartite mechanism that would allow for frequent exchanges and perspectives on the economy and the development agenda of Saint Lucia. This I think should be preceded by a compact between the parties to reflect a shared understanding of the challenges ahead and how best to deal with them.

“As I have said before, it is absolutely vital that we all work from the same page and that there is shared understanding among all actors in the public and private sectors,” Prime Minister Anthony said.

Representatives of the private sector and civil society groups, who participated in the retreat, are expected to be present for this follow-up exercise.

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    • Man Christ is talking to the sheep. Not even Shakespeare could have said it better.

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    • Plato of Greece once said this. If you are not prepared to get involved in politics, you must be prepared to be governed by inferior people.

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  1. the PM put VAT ON SALT,,SUGAR,TO HELP THE HEALTH SYSTEM I AGREE BUT IF HE IS DOING THAT HE SHOULD GO ALL THE WAY,VAT ON FAST FOOD,VAT ON SOFT DRINKS,VAT ON CIGARETTES VAT ON RUM.ALL THESE THINGS BRING THE HEALTH SYSTEM DOWN.AND MOVE 20% ON ALL MINISTERS SALARY.

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  2. my thing is that , when consultants are hired by private companies is usually for 3 months or up to 6 months then their reports are submitted then the go about their business, why are continuing with those vampires for years........

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  3. Hey Kenny, look what your comrades are doing.

    http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Guyana-in-the-grip-of-China%27s-cyber-army-21320.html

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  4. It took the PM this long to recognize that the situation calls for more than economic bandages that would work to his favour in the next general elections? Wow!

    The tripartite system has been there for the asking for far too long without the political directorate paying it any kind of respect. Looks like the same stone that the builder refuses will become the head corner stone in the building.

    The PM has just had, it seems, a rude awakening. Better late than never, they say. Or is he just casting about for a solution because he has none in the bag?

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  5. The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

    But the solution I say, is for Kenny to get the Flock outta here

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  6. All economist whether with or without papers knows that what is required right now is the requirement for foreign Investments. All these commissions, consultations, Retreats are nothing but conformist ideas aimed at leading sheep to their eventual slaughter.

    Please fire immediately Hilaire, Menissa, Regis, Chazzy, Michel and other party hacks and employ people AT LOWER SALARIES schooled at attracting investors.
    Isn't that more sustainable approach? Your reputation and credentials is begining to look like that of Mugabe day by day and we know the end result of that. DO WHATS RIGHT.

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  7. KENNY YOU IS THE PROBLEM IN THE COUNTRY AND THE WHOLE ECONOMY IS IN THAT STATE.PACK UP AND GO TO TRINIDAD LEAVE.BRING JADIA.

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