Town hall meeting in Castries East to discuss economic woes

Press Secretary, OPM

Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony at a town hall meeting last year.

PRESS RELEASE – A discussion on the economy and other matters of concern to residents will take place at the Marchand Community Centre, today, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 6:30 p.m.

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, and Deputy Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Castries East, Philip J. Pierre, will lead the discussions on the economy and issues of concern to the constituency and will respond to questions from members of the public. Other members of the Cabinet of Ministers will also be in attendance to address matters related to their respective Ministries.

Information on Saint Lucia’s economic performance, the fiscal deficit and the Government’s proposal to reduce expenditure will also be presented for the knowledge and scrutiny of the constituents of Castries East.

All residents of the Constituency are invited to attend this Town Hall Meeting and are welcome to make contributions to the discussion.

This meeting follows a similar discussion held with residents in other communities. The last such discussion was held in Dennery North.

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3 comments

  1. It is sad we come to under Kenny's failed leadership. After his outlandish promises (Jobs, jobs, jobs, $1 Million injection, etc, etc)reckless spending on non productive initiatives/jobs and un-bridled arrogance. Now consultation and search for consensus. Now the whole country really EN ROUGE. KENNY MUST GO!

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  3. Consensus is the key to keep the populace informed as well as providing them the opportunity to vent their frustrations and to make personal contributions. No one has a quick fix to this fiscal deficiency. We are an under productive state and has always been. The best we can do at the juncture is to make ourselves more attractive to foreign investors. When there is a lack of confidence in the management of the economy everyone looses confidence and therefore are skeptical to spend or invest. To persuade spending we have to first manage our budget by spending less or equal to what we make. To spend less we have to cut on programs among other things. The programs we cut should be the ones we can do most without.

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    • you talk about investment....... are you serious/ The PM in opposition said he would do everything to prevent investment in the country........ oh what goes around comes around. what an abject failure this government is.

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