THE CHOICE: TAKE THE LONG ROAD TO PROSPERITY OR SUFFOCATE IN POVERTY
seen and expressed in heartfelt remorse.
In his address, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chastanet laid down five clear and concrete steps by which his government hopes to achieve the goal of economic recovery and sustainable growth. Creating sustainable employment through economic growth is job number one. Job number two is re-engineering the social services. Job number three is reforming government remained,” he said.
The PM also cited productivity as an issue that needs to be addressed. He said that Saint Lucia's productivity has been falling by an average of 0.6% from 2007 to 2016. Surely, even the most vociferous opponent of the government will concede that such a trend needs to be reversed, regardless of which political party holds office.
The PM also indicated that the island's debt burden can be accessed without imposing too high a burden on recipients. We want to build a country where people can enjoy a comfortable standard of living without imposing a burden on future generations.”
The vision would not be more clearly stated. What the prime minister needs to do now is for him and his experts to visit the various towns and villages and hold town hall meetings to further explain his government's vision.