Saint Lucia is now a full member of ALBA

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Saint Lucia is now a full member of ALBA

The government of the Federal Republic of Venezuela is officially welcoming Saint Lucia as a full member of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

Saint Lucia became a full member during the 12th ALBA Presidential Summit which took place in Ecuador on July 30, 2013.

ALBA is an international cooperation organization based on the idea of the social, political and economic integration of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Venezuelan Ambassador to Saint Lucia Her Excellency Leiff Escalona said the full membership of Saint Lucia in ALBA will strengthen the integration movement.

“I would like to officially welcome Saint Lucia as a full member of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). I would also take this opportunity to acknowledge the teams of Venezuela and Saint Lucia for their hard work last week towards the initiatives to start the activation of Petro Caribe,” Escalona said.

As a full member of ALBA, Saint Lucia can now purchase oil on concessionary terms through the Petro Caribe Oil Deal.

The Venezuelan diplomat said the people of Saint Lucia will enjoy several benefits now that the island is a full member of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

She added: “By joining ALBA the benefits for Saint Lucia will be determined for advancement in economic, cultural, social and in other areas because it is possible to create joint projects that will work for the development of communities throughout Saint Lucia, for example the possible formation of musical collaborations and music scholarships in Venezuela and Saint Lucia. We would like to thank Prime Minister Honourable Dr Kenny Anthony for his active participation in this process of integration. Bienviendos Saint Lucia ah ALBA.”

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) was conceptualised by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as an attempt at regional economic integration based on a vision of social welfare, bartering and mutual economic aid.

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  1. St. Lucia under Kenny is looking to live on credit. This means that the future is being wasted, the coming generations are being born to become slaves to pay of Kenny's reckless economics. ALBA is attacking the US Petrodollar, and there will be a price for this. Kenny has put St.Lucia in a very bad position and for what? Oil on credit?

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  2. "for example the possible formation of musical collaborations and music scholarships in Venezuela and Saint Lucia." ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!!? Of all things to highlight as a benefit for the island of St. Lucia. Well our goose cook now for sure. Tanto Tanto.

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  3. I'm not sure this is a good idea. We basically get loaned money by Venezuela to buy Venezuelan oil. Hmmmm.

    We need to start looking at using less oil and getting into renewables.

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  4. Just curious about the full benefits. What is next for Saint Lucia? How will that affect our relationship with the US?

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    • That questions shows how vengeful we know the US to be.
      But why most here values that type of sub servant relationship so much is hard to understand.
      If the US has to approve the countries St Lucia has relationships, then St Lucia does not need a govt and should just become a territory.

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  5. Hope our PM explains to Saint Lucian the Iranian link in ALBA and the basis for their support to the muderous Syrian Regime

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  6. I am all for development and the prosperity of my people. If ALBA is going to help St. Lucia realise significant goals and make us better...if not then I reject it and will protest against it if have to.

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