By Caribbean News Global contributor
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CNG Politics) – In contrast to the public relations stunt and deviation of the government of Saint Lucia to the procurement of vaccines and inoculation of the population, the island continues to suffer from proactive leadership, suffocated by electioneering.
And further to previous announcement that “thirty-six of the countries and territories participating in COVAX received letters about the estimated number of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that they could be receiving from the second half of February through the second quarter of 2021,” Barbados and Dominica facilitated by the government of India with AstraZeneca vaccines have stepped-up with alacrity in service to the people of the region.
In recognition of the leadership and solidity of the government and people of Barbados and Dominica, Philip J. Pierre, leader of the opposition and political leader extends appreciation on behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) and the people of Saint Lucia to the prime minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley and prime minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit for sharing 3,000 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca with Saint Lucia.
The following is political leader Pierre’s statement:
“The kind consideration by the governments of Barbados and Dominica is the best representation of Caribbean unity during these unprecedented and trying times. The people of Saint Lucia are most grateful to the prime ministers in our neighbouring islands for their effort.
“I am hopeful that government will prioritize the vaccination of our frontline workers and start with the most vulnerable citizens.
“I want to wish our brothers and sisters in Barbados and Dominica all the best as they continue to combat the challenges presented by the pandemic.”
Opposition leader Pierre has also “implored the government of Saint Lucia to do everything it can to get vaccines and the necessary equipment on the island so we can begin defeating the scourge of COVID-19 immediately.”