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Taiwan investment in St Lucia?

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Taiwan investment in St Lucia?

Read a local magazine article that St Lucia is seeking/getting a lot of investment & expertise from Taiwan. Assuming this is true---any reason why? Any obvious examples that everyone knows about? Interesting......

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1. Re: Taiwan investment in St Lucia?

Why would you assume it is not true? Yes, the Taiwanese Gov't has helped St. Lucia for several years now - doctors for special training, equipment to hospitals, computer labs, fish farming techniques, orchid farm, help finishing the mental health hospital, etc - lots of ways. Before we re-established diplomatic ties with them, we had received assistance from the People's Republic of China. Large, wealthy countries tend to help those developing nations - we also receive assistance from the EU, US, Canada, and other gov't bodies.....all part of international relations.

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When we were at SGSL last August, there was a special event with a delegation from Taiwan. We happened to be walking the property one night and a tent was sent up in the back of the property....told that there were many local dignitaries there as well.

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Great for St Lucia! I was just surprised they would go so far.

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@ Irish-Fan: consider how much foreign aid your own country gives around the world - many, many billions of dollars for all sorts of things - that's what wealtheir, more developed countries do! Not sure why it surprises you.

Yes, Taiwan has been generous, not only to us but to many of our neighbors and other countries around the world.

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I would not have been surprised by USa or UK investment.

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6. Re: Taiwan investment in St Lucia?

They both do invest in St. Lucia, along with loads of other countries - why be surprised another wealthy, powerful country such as Taiwan does the same?

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Bon jou IrishFan-80,

Wealthy countries always help their poor "friend" that will vote for their agenda in the UN, even more so if their "friend" has cheap abundant resources (human, mineral, marine, real estate, etc...) to exploit.

Before the Republic of China and, now, Taiwan... the Caribbean is a chess board.

Bless up! Paul

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Congomon.....now that makes a little more sense to me. We love the region and are happy to see any free, democratic country invest to make things better for all! Peace!

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9. Re: Taiwan investment in St Lucia?

Yep, IrishFan-80... and the game in the Caribbean will change as diplomatic & economic relations between Taiwan & China improve. Big up! Paul

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