Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Allen Chastanet has said 2019 is a “very important” year for Saint Lucia, urging the public not to get distracted because the “real enemies” are crime and poverty.
Chastanet comments — posted on his official Facebook page recently — surrounds his recent meeting between him and officials from the Ministry of Finance and a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He wrote: “This is going to be a very important year for our country. We must not allow ourselves to get distracted and remember always that poverty, deprivation, crime, under-development and critically lost opportunities are the
real enemies. These are the things our Government policies and the 2019/2020 budget are designed to address.”