PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet travelled to Barbados this week to meet with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) President, Dr William Warren Smith.
The purpose of the one-day meeting was to discuss the Millennium Highway and West Coast Road Rehabilitation Project and other financing from CDB to the Government of Saint Lucia. The upgraded roads are expected to contribute to improved road safety; support economic development and strengthen resilience to climate change and extreme weather events.
Accompanying the Prime Minister at the meeting was Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Stephenson King, Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation Guy Joseph, Attorney General Stephen Julien and Permanent Secretary in the department of Economic Development Claudius Emmanuel. Also in attendance was CDB’s Director of Economics, Dr Justin Ram.
In the Prime Minister’s absence, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Ezechiel Joseph, served as Acting Prime Minister.