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Economic Reforms

WITHIN 100 days the people of Saint Lucia will find it easier to transact business with their government in three significant ways, and by extension to boost productivity in the local economy.

The Government of Saint Lucia in collaboration with the World Bank Group launched the Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) Framework on January 10, as part of the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF). This Framework was introduced to render the implementation of recommendations more efficient, and is a team based approach to deliver results on specific goals within 100 days.

The targeted reforms are as follows:

Increase the number of individuals trained in Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Level 3

Improved procedures for Construction Permitting;

Improve the safety and reliability of the Public Transport System.

This national effort is a partnership between the public and private sectors, comprising three working groups – each one responsible for the success the reform within the targeted timeline of 100 days.

The TVET Working Group, will be hosting a stakeholder consultation for businesses in the South of the Island tomorrow at the NSDC Training Centre, Hewanorra Orchard, Vieux Fort, from 10:00 a.m.

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