Gov­ern­ment is stick­ing to the Plan

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Gov­ern­ment of Saint Lu­cia is pleased to an­nounce that at the next Sit­ting of Par­lia­ment sched­uled for Tues­day, Au­gust 16, 2016 two bills which re­flect the ful­fil­ment of key elec­tion prom­ises to the na­tion will be tabled.

One of the bills to come be­fore the Par­lia­ment will ad­dress the much an­tic­i­pated fifty per­cent re­duc­tion in ve­hi­cle li­cense fees while the other bill con­cerns the im­ple­men­ta­tion of an Amnesty Pe­riod for the ben­e­fit of per­sons who have ac­cu­mu­lated un­paid med­i­cal fees with the na­tional hos­pi­tals.

Prime Min­is­ter Allen Chas­tanet and Cab­i­net mem­bers con­tinue to stand by the “Five to Stay Alive” Plan that at its core, promised that gen­uine ef­forts will be made to bring re­lief to every Saint Lu­cian. The prime min­is­ter has stated pub­licly that dear­est to his heart is to have a tar­geted amnesty on hospi­tal fees at both the Vic­to­ria and St. Jude Hos­pi­tals.

Also near­ing ful­fil­ment are the gov­ern­ment’s prom­ises to dou­ble the sub­sidy for the school feed­ing pro­gramme as well as bus sub­si­dies. Both ini­tia­tives are ex­pected to come into ef­fect at the com­mence­ment of the new aca­demic year.

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