Distinguished Open Lecture by Dr. The Honourable Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

Event Date(s): 03/03/2015

Location: Daaga Auditorium

The UWI, St. Augustine hosts a Distinguished Open Lecture by Dr. The Honourable Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia on the topic, "Delivered or Denied: Integration’s Costs and Benefits."
This event takes place at 6pm.
Dr. The Honourable Kenny Anthony's consciousness drove him to become active in politics early in life. He left his first love of teaching for politics shortly after Saint Lucia’s independence in 1979.
Departing from a short stint as a part-time tutor at the University of the West Indies, he became special advisor in the Ministry of Education and Culture under the Allan Louisy Government in August of 1979. In December of 1980, he was then appointed a Senator and Minister for Education, a position he held until March of 1981.
He then retreated to academia in the Law where he lectured at the Faculty of Law at the UWI Cave Hill Campus and served as CARICOM’s General Counsel, based in Guyana.
Dr. Anthony returned to active politics as Political Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party in 1996 and served as Prime Minister of Saint Lucia for two consecutive terms until 2006. He was re-elected to the office of Prime Minister in 2011 and currently holds the portfolios of Finance, Economic Affairs, Social Security, Planning & National Development.
Dr. Anthony hails from Saint Lucia’s southern community of Saltibus and has represented, in the House of Assembly, the electoral district of Vieux Fort South since 1997. He is the holder of a PhD in Law from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has three children and is married to Professor Rose Marie Belle-Antoine.

The story of CARICOM is synonymous with the post-federation evolution of the Anglo Caribbean.  

Its continued relevance as a regional institution is indivisible from the expectation that it can still deliver enhanced economic viability as one of its primary dividends.

With many of the Region’s economies experiencing low growth, high debt and dwindling investment, the most important benefits of an integrated economic space may yet remain undelivered.

Against this background, Dr Kenny D Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, examines current economic challenges facing regional states, and questions how CARICOM in its current configuration, hopes to realize the primary benefits envisaged by its founding fathers.

He also identifies critical issues constraining the achievement of more sustainable growth paths, and examines the attendant implications for the balance between political, social, and economic imperatives at domestic and regional level.


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