Tuesday, May 30, 2006

ST LUCIA: Cuba to train St Lucians in nursing

ST LUCIA: Cuba to train St Lucians in nursing
published: Tuesday | May 30, 2006



The St Lucia Government yesterday said more than 300 nationals would
receive training in basic nursing in Cuba.

An official statement said the offer to train the St. Lucians in Havana
is as a result of the five-day official visit paid to that country by
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony at the invitation of President Fidel
Castro last week.

It said during talks with Castro, the St. Lucia Prime Minister "reported
on the measures taken by government to improve the health sector
including the construction of major modern health facilities and the
extensive programme of refurbishing of health centres islandwide.

"Having regard to the numerous pressures on the existing pool of nurses
through migration, President Castro agreed to accept three hundred young
Saint Lucians to pursue nursing training at institutions in Cuba," the
statement said.

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