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A Development Agenda for Saint Lucia

THE CONTEXT

Saint Lucia finds itself at a critical crossroad. The choices we make now will have a profound impact on our future viability. However, the window for capitalizing on the opportunities in front of us is getting smaller. We cannot afford to continue to operate in a manner that does not make optimum use of our human resources - our most important asset. 

 

This site presents a development agenda that seeks to engage every citizen, regardless of political affiliation or economic circumstance. This is about encouraging all of us to work together to use our indigenous resources to solve our problems. It is about building partnerships and encouraging collaboration.

This new development agenda must be built on a recognition that there is high intrinsic value in our identity as Saint Lucians. Our ability and our worth as a people must never be diluted, diminished or devalued because of the development model that we pursue. We must see ourselves as proud, creative and industrious Caribbean people, seeking to establish a development agenda that is visionary and viable.

At the core of our development agenda is the unshakeable principle of good governance. Without good governance, there can be no lasting social, economic or environmental gains. Therefore, we must build a governance model that is based on inclusiveness, accountability, integrity, participation, transparency, empathy, sustainability and responsiveness. 

Most importantly, our people must be inspired to always want to be better, do better and aim higher. Our leaders must lead by example.