Bexon Community Centre

Work has commenced in earnest on the construction of the Bexon Community Centre. The contract for the construction of this facility was awarded to Jamecob’s Quality Construction Ltd. The building is expected to be completed in an estimated 12 month period, and is designed to house the following facilities. – Gymnasium, Office space, Entertainment area […]

Drainage Works in Ravine Poisson

Drainage improvement works have been proceeding in earnest in the Ravine Poisson area over the past several weeks. These works are necessary to mitigate against the impact of land slippage in the area. Contractors residing in the Ravine Poisson community have been engaged to undertake this much needed project. The new drains will complement an […]

Christmas Message 2020 – Hon. Guy Joseph

Seasons Greetings to All Saint Lucians both here and abroad. We cannot help but be joyous and happy during this time of year. Status does not matter because the first Noel the angels did say was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay. All things work for good to them that love God, […]

Road Construction has several benefits

Did You Know the Benefits of Road Construction Projects? A few of them are:-Jobs created during construction-Helps stimulate the economy-Improves community access and convenience especially in times of an emergency-Reduces fuel and vehicle maintenance costs-Improves road safety for motorists and pedestrians -Increases resilience of infrastructure during a natural disaster-Creates wealth for citizens through the increase […]

Invest Saint Lucia breaks ground on La Fargue Development

Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) breaks ground of its La Fargue Development, which is expeted to make land more affordable to hundreds of Saint Lucians. In an official groundbreaking ceremony on August 5, 2020, ISL Chairman Pinkley Francis declared: “Today we see the culmination of a promise. A promise made by Invest Saint Lucia in 2019 […]

Forestierre road project complete

Parliamentary Representative for Castries (south east) Hon. Guy Joseph, along with officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure held the official opening ceremony to mark the completion Forestierre Road Project. The project included the construction of new drains, retaining walls, culverts, the erection of traffic signs, road markings for traffic safety and the total resurfacing of […]

Flood-resilience works in Castries South East

THE PROJECT WILL GENERATE EMPLOYMENT FOR RESIDENTS IN THE TARGETED COMMUNITIES. Much-needed relief is on the way to residents of Castries South East as local contractors bid to implement drainage and slope stabilization works. The works are part of the DVRP’s effort to prepare Saint Lucia for more frequent, heavy rainfall events and stronger hurricanes […]

UWP Vieux Fort North Candidate Revealed

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has revealed the United Workers Party’s (UWP) confirmed candidate for Vieux Fort North in a Facebook post. Below is the PM’s statement: I recently spent the day in the constituency of Vieux Fort North with our newly endorsed UWP candidate for the constituency Mr. Vincent London. During this visit, Mr. London […]

United Workers Party unanimously endorses Allen Chastanet

Prime Minister Honourable Allen M Chastanet has received an overwhelming endorsement from the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) to continue his leadership of the party and government. At the UWP’s annual Conference of Delegates held on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at the National Cultural Centre, over 250 delegates unanimously adopted a resolution expressing confidence in Allen […]

Guy Joseph remembers Sir John Compton on death anniversary

Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph says his entry into active politics is due to Sir John Melvin Compton, who passed away thirteen years ago today. The Minister made the comments today while observing the anniversary of the death of the former leader of the United Workers Party (UWP). “I am in politics today primarily because of Sir John […]

Parliament approves USD$30 million for COVID-19 initiatives

Parliament approves USD$30 million for COVID-19 initiatives.

Department of Economic Development Launches MTDS

To ensure successful delivery of the Medium Term Development Strategy and other products of the Department of Economic Development, a Strategic Plan for 2020-2023 has been launched to build the internal capacity of the department.

Medium Term Development Strategy (2020 – 2023)

The 2020-2023 Medium Term Development Strategy, entitled “Economic Growth on the A.R.I.S.E. – Nou Tout Ansanm”, is a clarion call for collective action to drive Saint Lucia’s development agenda. It seeks to accentuate the interconnected nature of development planning by ensuring economic, social and environmental considerations are incorporated and mainstreamed into Saint Lucia’s national planning framework. Most importantly, the Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation, the custodian of the MTDS, will aim to position it as the central mechanism to achieve national development policy objectives.

Odsan Human Resource Development Center under Construction

I promised the people of Odsan that I would deliver a Human Resource Development Centre and we are delivering as promised. #LetsKeepWorking

DVRP to boost COVID-19 Surveillance

DVRP to boost COVID-19 surveillance through Environmental Health Information System. DVRP to boost COVID-19 surveillance through Environmental Health Information SystemAdapting to climate change depends heavily on having solid data to inform better planning and decision making. The same applies to flattening the curve and managing the COVID-19 pandemic.One of the strengths of Saint Lucia’s health […]

Castries South-East Back to School Presentation Ceremony

I remain a strong believer in the philosophy that the fundamental cure for poverty is not money but education. As Parliamentary Representative for Castries South-East, I make it my duty to support initiatives that will make learning more conducive for students. This includes providing annual scholarships to Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Monroe College and […]

Saint Lucia records case #106 of COVID-19

“Today, Thursday November 5, 2020 the Ministry of Health received confirmation of one new case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 106. Case #106 is a 37 year old female from the Laborie District. She was tested at a recent community COVID-19 screening activity which was […]

Hewanorra Airport Works To Begin Soon

Work on the Hewanorra International Airport Redevelopment Project will officially commence this week. So says Daren Cenac, General Manager of the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Port Authority (SLASPA). For more than a decade, SLASPA and the Government of Saint Lucia have embarked on the airport redevelopment project to meet the ever-changing aviation demands, standards, […]

Delinquent bus drivers will face full brunt of the law

Transport Minister Guy Joseph has applauded the efforts by minibus operators in adhering to the established COVID-19 protocols which were put in place for the sector in controlling the spread of the virus. These include a ten passenger limit, wearing of masks, sanitizing hands before entry and in some cases temperature checks. However, according to […]