Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony and Moses Jn. Baptiste leave Saint Lucia today, March 7 for Venezuela to represent Saint Lucia at the funeral of President Chavez, which takes place tomorrow, Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m.
The government of Venezuela has made a plane available to Saint Lucia and other Eastern Caribbean states to transport representatives to Venezuela to attend the funeral.
From Venezuela, the prime minister will travel to Canada to attend two weekend functions to mark the island’s 34th Anniversary of Independence.
Dr. Anthony will be the keynote speaker at the Saint Lucia Calgary Cultural Association’s Independence Gala which will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The prime minister will address matters of concern to citizens.
He then travels to Toronto on Sunday to meet the Saint Lucian community in Toronto at a town hall meeting.
The prime minister will be accompanied in Canada by Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Jadia Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel. The prime minister is scheduled to return to Saint Lucia on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Port Services and Transport, Philip J. Pierre, will act as prime minister during Dr. Anthony’s absence.