Director of Information Services
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 – Discussions are currently being held between
relevant agencies within the Governments of Saint Lucia and Cuba to establish
the procedures and conditions through which the opportunities for nursing
training will be accessed.
All details on eligibility requirements and the application process and
information related to travel for successful applicants will be announced
shortly. Interested persons will also be provided with information on the local
agency responsible for processing applications.
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has said that he is extremely heartened and
gratified by the tremendous public response to the offer of training by the
Cuban Government, but noted that the appropriate administrative procedures must
be completed in order to ensure the successful implementation of the programme.
Last week, the Government of Cuba offered to train three hundred Saint Lucians
in nursing, in order to address the dwindling stock of local nurses largely due