Alva Baptiste

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Alva Baptiste said : “But it is not something you just say to Virgin, yes, I will give you US$2.5 million. I think we need to do the necessary analysis to arrive at a decision. Involve all the stakeholders to make a final determination as to how you respond to that situation. You do not walk into negotiations with an airline based on your gut feeling without analysis,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “It is not like that with the airline industry. If you have 400 seats and you sell 200 seats, once the aircraft moves from the UK to Saint Lucia you cannot sell the empty seats tomorrow. The reality in the airline industry is that its profitability is not like other industries. Its marginal and cyclical,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “Given that Virgin Atlantic’s daily operations into Saint Lucia contributes to the island’s economic development and given that the withdrawal of Virgin Atlantic from Saint Lucia will result in reduced passenger numbers, which will impact negatively on revenues, hotel occupancy, demand for taxi service and other direct spending in the local economy, the Allen Chastanet led administration should establish a framework for a more structured dialogue with all stakeholders in order to comprehend this potential loss, in all of its ramifications and to proffer appropriate solutions,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “We cannot afford to be casual about this matter as it can precipitate a major financial and economic problem in Saint Lucia. This is why we have made it abundantly clear that while airports are a major part of a country’s infrastructure and foster economic activities by encouraging international commerce and tourism and generate employment, airlines are the ones that determine the demands for air travel,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “Over the years, on the basis of agreed areas of cooperation, the Government and People of Taiwan have assisted Saint Lucia and Saint Lucians in agriculture, ICT and community infrastructure to name a few. For example, in our efforts at Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, the Taiwanese invested over EC$20 million dollars in constructing an abattoir (meat processing facility) for Saint Lucia and its livestock farmers. This state-of-the-art abattoir, which is fully completed and equipped, is to be sacrificed to facilitate the construction of a horse racing track for the entertainment of an exclusive few. Hence, the entire Beausejour agricultural and livestock area of Vieux Fort has been transformed into a playground for the political games of Allen Chastanet and company, at the expense of the ODA from the ROC (Taiwan), and to the detriment of Saint Lucia’s livestock farmers and the local livestock industry,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste asserted ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “It is blood-curdling to note that the Allen Chastanet-led administration has treated, as sunk costs (wasted money), the tens of Millions of dollars invested by the ROC (Taiwan) in the rehabilitation of the Saint Jude Hospital, which was nearing completion when this wicked and uncaring administration took over the levers of power on June 6th 2016. The hospital, which was near completion, could have been finished with the loan funds of US$20 million that were made available by the ROC (Taiwan) and partially drawn down. To have aborted the completion of the Hospital and leave the buildings unattended for more than three years, for no valid reason, is a clear and categorical abuse of the generosity of the Government and People of the ROC (Taiwan) by the Allen Chastanet-led Administration. All of this neglect has caused a serious deterioration in the healthcare situation in Saint Lucia, while Allen Chastanet and his apostles can travel the World luxuriously to obtain medical care while the majority of Saint Lucians cannot afford such luxuries,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste noted ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “what has the ROC (Taiwan) done to Allen Chastanet to be treated with such contempt and disrespect?” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “The disrespect is expected to reach a climax during a UWP planned sod turning ceremony for the new and unnecessary structure they want to erect at the Saint Jude Hospital grounds, by forcing the President of Taiwan to participate. Instead of embarrassing the President of the ROC (Taiwan) with his political games, Allen Chastanet should observe the protocol and allow, as is customary, an official engagement between the President of the ROC (Taiwan) and the Leader of the Opposition of Saint Lucia,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste noted ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “The Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) makes it unmistakably clear that it is vehemently opposed to these useless and extravagant borrowings by this Allen Chastanet Administration, and that the Government of the ROC (Taiwan) should exercise an abundance of caution in its response to the financial adventurism of this current Saint Lucian administration, because when we re-enter office, we shall revisit those reckless arrangements, for appropriate remedial action to be taken,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “It is also important for us to emphasize, with much concern, that many foreign governments contributed willingly, but in a very difficult environment for sourcing ODA, towards the reconstruction of the Saint Jude Hospital Reconstruction Project, including the ROC (Taiwan), which provided Saint Lucia with EC $22.5 million in grant funding and US$20 million in loan funding. This was done for the benefit of the Saint Lucian people and at the sacrifice of the Taiwanese people, but the actions of the Allen Chastanet-led administration are jeopardizing our chances of mobilizing the international community for future support to assist our development,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “So when Saint Lucia has a government such as this Allen Chastanet-led United Workers Party, that simply destroys millions of dollars in assistance from sympathetic countries that are trying to assist us in charting the true and real development of our country; we are destroying our country’s reputation, and it does not create an improved framework for Saint Lucia to attract foreign assistance,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “Whatever is feasible technically, whatever is feasible in every aspect of the relocation of the patients and the staff from the stadium to the hospital, must be explored with immediacy,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “They were pressuring us, prior to the general elections, to open the hospital. Right through our term in office, we were working on the hospital. So there was a forward movement. You (UWP) came in and you simply stopped the reconstruction of the hospital and you start speaking in tongues about the demolition of the hospital,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “We are going to be within the immediate vicinity of the hospital to increase awareness of the importance of the hospital, to continue the discussion with the public and the government regarding the course of action it intends to pursue. We are going to exhaust every legitimate and peaceful means to bring about peace and tranquility in this country,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “I will follow that method of treatment which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is harmful…” External link

thevoiceslu Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : "This time, I came with the specific intention of establishing an embassy in Taiwan so that we can continue to cooperate in many different areas," External link

focustaiwan Thursday, February 12, 2015 2:06:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp5.26%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
leader10.53%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
minister15.79%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
external affairs minister10.53%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
former external affairs minister10.53%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
foreign affairs minister10.53%EN06/08/201608/06/2016
minister for external affairs5.26%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
minister of external affairs international trade and civil aviation31.58%EN04/10/201410/04/2014
Names Lang Count
Alva BaptisteEN80.43%
Alva BaptisteFR19.57%


 
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Alva Baptiste

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Alva Baptiste said : “But it is not something you just say to Virgin, yes, I will give you US$2.5 million. I think we need to do the necessary analysis to arrive at a decision. Involve all the stakeholders to make a final determination as to how you respond to that situation. You do not walk into negotiations with an airline based on your gut feeling without analysis,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “It is not like that with the airline industry. If you have 400 seats and you sell 200 seats, once the aircraft moves from the UK to Saint Lucia you cannot sell the empty seats tomorrow. The reality in the airline industry is that its profitability is not like other industries. Its marginal and cyclical,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “Given that Virgin Atlantic’s daily operations into Saint Lucia contributes to the island’s economic development and given that the withdrawal of Virgin Atlantic from Saint Lucia will result in reduced passenger numbers, which will impact negatively on revenues, hotel occupancy, demand for taxi service and other direct spending in the local economy, the Allen Chastanet led administration should establish a framework for a more structured dialogue with all stakeholders in order to comprehend this potential loss, in all of its ramifications and to proffer appropriate solutions,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “We cannot afford to be casual about this matter as it can precipitate a major financial and economic problem in Saint Lucia. This is why we have made it abundantly clear that while airports are a major part of a country’s infrastructure and foster economic activities by encouraging international commerce and tourism and generate employment, airlines are the ones that determine the demands for air travel,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “Over the years, on the basis of agreed areas of cooperation, the Government and People of Taiwan have assisted Saint Lucia and Saint Lucians in agriculture, ICT and community infrastructure to name a few. For example, in our efforts at Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, the Taiwanese invested over EC$20 million dollars in constructing an abattoir (meat processing facility) for Saint Lucia and its livestock farmers. This state-of-the-art abattoir, which is fully completed and equipped, is to be sacrificed to facilitate the construction of a horse racing track for the entertainment of an exclusive few. Hence, the entire Beausejour agricultural and livestock area of Vieux Fort has been transformed into a playground for the political games of Allen Chastanet and company, at the expense of the ODA from the ROC (Taiwan), and to the detriment of Saint Lucia’s livestock farmers and the local livestock industry,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste asserted ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “It is blood-curdling to note that the Allen Chastanet-led administration has treated, as sunk costs (wasted money), the tens of Millions of dollars invested by the ROC (Taiwan) in the rehabilitation of the Saint Jude Hospital, which was nearing completion when this wicked and uncaring administration took over the levers of power on June 6th 2016. The hospital, which was near completion, could have been finished with the loan funds of US$20 million that were made available by the ROC (Taiwan) and partially drawn down. To have aborted the completion of the Hospital and leave the buildings unattended for more than three years, for no valid reason, is a clear and categorical abuse of the generosity of the Government and People of the ROC (Taiwan) by the Allen Chastanet-led Administration. All of this neglect has caused a serious deterioration in the healthcare situation in Saint Lucia, while Allen Chastanet and his apostles can travel the World luxuriously to obtain medical care while the majority of Saint Lucians cannot afford such luxuries,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste noted ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “what has the ROC (Taiwan) done to Allen Chastanet to be treated with such contempt and disrespect?” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “The disrespect is expected to reach a climax during a UWP planned sod turning ceremony for the new and unnecessary structure they want to erect at the Saint Jude Hospital grounds, by forcing the President of Taiwan to participate. Instead of embarrassing the President of the ROC (Taiwan) with his political games, Allen Chastanet should observe the protocol and allow, as is customary, an official engagement between the President of the ROC (Taiwan) and the Leader of the Opposition of Saint Lucia,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste noted ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “The Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) makes it unmistakably clear that it is vehemently opposed to these useless and extravagant borrowings by this Allen Chastanet Administration, and that the Government of the ROC (Taiwan) should exercise an abundance of caution in its response to the financial adventurism of this current Saint Lucian administration, because when we re-enter office, we shall revisit those reckless arrangements, for appropriate remedial action to be taken,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “It is also important for us to emphasize, with much concern, that many foreign governments contributed willingly, but in a very difficult environment for sourcing ODA, towards the reconstruction of the Saint Jude Hospital Reconstruction Project, including the ROC (Taiwan), which provided Saint Lucia with EC $22.5 million in grant funding and US$20 million in loan funding. This was done for the benefit of the Saint Lucian people and at the sacrifice of the Taiwanese people, but the actions of the Allen Chastanet-led administration are jeopardizing our chances of mobilizing the international community for future support to assist our development,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said ( about Allen Chastanet ) : “So when Saint Lucia has a government such as this Allen Chastanet-led United Workers Party, that simply destroys millions of dollars in assistance from sympathetic countries that are trying to assist us in charting the true and real development of our country; we are destroying our country’s reputation, and it does not create an improved framework for Saint Lucia to attract foreign assistance,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “Whatever is feasible technically, whatever is feasible in every aspect of the relocation of the patients and the staff from the stadium to the hospital, must be explored with immediacy,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “They were pressuring us, prior to the general elections, to open the hospital. Right through our term in office, we were working on the hospital. So there was a forward movement. You (UWP) came in and you simply stopped the reconstruction of the hospital and you start speaking in tongues about the demolition of the hospital,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “We are going to be within the immediate vicinity of the hospital to increase awareness of the importance of the hospital, to continue the discussion with the public and the government regarding the course of action it intends to pursue. We are going to exhaust every legitimate and peaceful means to bring about peace and tranquility in this country,” External link

thevoiceslu Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:18:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : “I will follow that method of treatment which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is harmful…” External link

thevoiceslu Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:56:00 PM EAT

Alva Baptiste said : "This time, I came with the specific intention of establishing an embassy in Taiwan so that we can continue to cooperate in many different areas," External link

focustaiwan Thursday, February 12, 2015 2:06:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp5.26%EN06/26/201726/06/2017
leader10.53%EN10/06/201606/10/2016
minister15.79%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
external affairs minister10.53%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
former external affairs minister10.53%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
foreign affairs minister10.53%EN06/08/201608/06/2016
minister for external affairs5.26%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
minister of external affairs international trade and civil aviation31.58%EN04/10/201410/04/2014
Names Lang Count
Alva BaptisteEN80.43%
Alva BaptisteFR19.57%


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