Thursday, April 16, 2009 – Particularly concerned about the recent
dismissal of workers, the Government of Saint Lucia, through the Ministry of
Labour, Information and Broadcasting, has decided to establish a registry of
“The registry will assist the ministry in designing programmes geared towards
creating employment for the unemployed, and to serve as a repository for firms
wishing to identify persons for temporary and long-term employment,” said
Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Ms. Thecla Augustin.
It is also anticipated that such a database will be a ready source of
information for selection of persons for overseas unemployment.
“In addition,” Ms. Augustin noted, “the ministry’s intention is to collaborate
with government and non-governmental agencies, to assist unemployed persons to
develop the capacity to become self employed individually, and within groups,
and hopefully, to become employers themselves.”
The ministry is therefore calling on all unemployed persons to register at the
Department of Labour from April 20, 2009, from 9 a.m.