Currently, there are some 93 students studying in Cuba in various fields.
Prime Minister Anthony began the meeting with brief remarks and indicated that the meeting will be open to discuss any issue and respond to any questions the students my have.
The students were concerned about the cost of travel between Cuba and Saint Lucia, financial assistance during their period of study, and the accreditation of their degrees. Several students asked questions about the state of the economy and its future prospects.
Dr. Anthony took the opportunity to explain the measures taken by the government of Saint Lucia and why the measures were necessary at this time.
Dr. Anthony congratulated the students on the manner in which they have represented Saint Lucia during their period of study. He also encouraged students in the medical field who had the opportunity to specialize, to do so, as this would enhance the opportunity for employment in and out of Saint Lucia.
Currently, eight of these students are pursuing specialize training in various medical disciplines.
Dr. Anthony also expressed his pleasure that three of the students in attendance had pursued degrees in sports. These are skills, he told the students, that the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports will certainly need in the months ahead, particularly, as Saint Lucia has to prepare to host Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017.
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