Saint Lucia’s faith in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) remains “strong and unshakeable”, Prime Minister, the Hon Philip Pierre has said.
“Saint Lucia continues to believe in the potential strength and protective shelter that CARICOM can provide. I witnessed firsthand the collective strength of CARICOM during the recent negotiations at the Summit of the Americas last month.
“I want to assure you that I come to the Prime Ministership of Saint Lucia in the firm and abiding belief in CARICOM. Mr. Chairman, my regional philosophy has been shaped by the small population and territorial size of the country that I lead, but I stand here to affirm that Saint Lucia will always be less than it can be without CARICOM,” Prime Minister Pierre said at the opening of the Forty-Third Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Paramaribo, Suriname on 3 July.