Today we begin a deep-dive journey into the “unknown” Caribbean, looking at countries, people and economies. This week I am joined by Dr Stephen King with a guest appearance by Adrian Augier, to look at the under reported aspect to St Lucia, as we go beyond the flag to uncover the true state of affairs, the journey of its people and ask the big question of the future of small state economies.
About Hon Dr Stephen King MB.BS, FRCPC, OBE, SLC
Dr. Stephen King is a pathologist and former Chief Medical Officer. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and an International Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. He practices Pathology in Saint Lucia and serves as a pathologist for Anguilla, Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands. He was one of the architects of the Saint Lucia Health Sector Reform Proposals 2000, the Universal Health Care Proposal of 2003, and the National Strategic Plan for Health 2006-2011. In 2008 he received the award of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contribution to Medicine. He was one of the co-founders and the first chairman of the AIDS Action Foundation and one of the co-founders and one of the current directors of RISE (St.Lucia) Inc. He is Chairman of the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation and the Laboratory Director and major shareholder of Laboratory Services and Consultation Ltd. He was an appointed Independent Senator 2012-2016. In 2019 he received the national award of the Saint Lucia Cross for his contribution to society.
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guests in order: Adrian Augier
Dr Stephen King
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