Guest Info

Dr Stephen King is a highly accomplished pathologist and former Chief Medical Officer. He holds esteemed positions as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and an International Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. 

Dr King practises pathology in Saint Lucia and is a pathologist for Anguilla, Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands. He was crucial in designing significant health sector reforms, including the Saint Lucia Health Sector Reform Proposals 2000, the Universal Health Care Proposal of 2003, and the National Strategic Plan for Health 2006-2011. 

Recognising his contributions, he was honoured with the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008. Dr King is actively involved in various organisations, serving as the co-founder and first chairman of the AIDS Action Foundation, a current director of RISE (St. Lucia) Inc., Chairman of the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation, and the Laboratory Director and major shareholder of Laboratory Services and Consultation Ltd. He also held the position of Independent Senator from 2012 to 2016. In 2019, he received the prestigious Saint Lucia Cross-national Award for his remarkable societal contributions.

About the Show

Welcome to an enlightening episode of the Global Indian Podcast, where we aim to dispel misconceptions surrounding the beautiful Caribbean island country St. Lucia. Join our Chief Explorer, Rajan Nazran, in a captivating discussion with Dr Stephen King as they delve into the essence and complexities of St. Lucia’s identity.

Beyond the idyllic image of sun, sea, sand, and hotels, St. Lucia grapples with deep-rooted social dysfunction. The absence of effective strategies to combat poverty and disease underscores the urgent need for realignment, reform, and reengineering of existing democratic systems to address the needs of all its people truly. Is St. Lucia merely a tourism hotspot or an inclusive community? The stark reality reveals a struggling lower stratum of society, battling to make ends meet.

Dr Stephen King passionately explores the controversial Citizenship by Investment Program, likening it to the commodification of passports, while advocating for a more inclusive approach known as Citizenship by Invitation. He sheds light on the erasure of Caribbean history in mainstream narratives, emphasising the need to confront the whitewashing of the past. While the private and public sectors thrive, the dearth of engagement within civil society is palpable. The lack of accessible education perpetuates violence and crime, creating a concerning trajectory for St. Lucia’s future.

Prepare to immerse yourself in the untold story and essence of St. Lucia as Dr Adrian Augier makes a guest appearance, alongside Rajan Nazran and Dr Stephen King to provide profound insights, painting a vivid picture of a nation at the crossroads of its destiny. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of St. Lucia’s soul and the challenges it faces on its path towards progress.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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