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ANSE LA RAYE RESIDENTS ARRESTED AT RIVER BASH

Saint Lucians appear to be letting their guard down in the face of the very deadly Covid-19 pandemic. There have been reports of increased socializing and unauthorized motorized traffic during curfew hours during the past two weeks. One disturbing incident has caught the attention of the authorities-a river lime in …

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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS 18TH COVID-19 CASE

Public health officials have raised red flags over reports of people entering the country with unofficial channels. The renewed concern comes as Saint Lucia records another case of the covid-19 virus on the weekend. This is the third new case in less than week, prompting questions over whether the government …

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PM SAYS TOURISM SECTOR IRREPLACEABLE

Prime minister Allen Chastanet says nothing can replace the tourism product. Chastanet notes that in the interim while the island looks to build back the tourism sector, other industries must now play a critical role in sustaining the economy through the covid-19 pandemic. He is spearheading an OECS committee to …

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PM DEFENDS CUT IN SUBVENTION TO NATIONAL TRUST

Prime minister Allen Chastanet continues to justify slashing the subvention to the Saint Lucia national trust. Chastanet is adamant that the trust is standing in the way of national development and is underperforming. Amid the growing Covid-19 crisis, the heritage organization appears to be on its own.

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DENNERY NORTH MP PLEAS FOR BANANA FARMERS

Dennery north MP Shawn Edward has expressed disappointment with the level of support for banana farmers in the 2020/2021 estimates. The lawmaker who represents a rural farming community argues that more funds should be allocated to help farmers amid the covid-19 crisis.

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FORMER PRIME MINISTER POURS COLD WATER ON ESTIMATES

The opposition Saint Lucia Labor Party is questioning the merit of a budgetary process amid the covid-19 pandemic. Debate on the 2020/2021 estimates of expenditure continued with opposition mps arguing that the exercise is not necessary. They contend that the constitution makes allowances for emergencies of the order of magnitude …

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SAFE GUARDING BARBERS AND BEAUTICIANS

The beauty industry has fallen prey to the Covid-19 crisis given the proximity required to deliver such services. However, as the island prepares to re-open, the St. Lucia bureau of standards is training practitioners on the new protocols and measures that will guide the industry through the pandemic.

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FUTURE OF TOURISM POST COVID 19

Prime minister Allen Chastanet has been tasked with spearheading an OECS committee look at the future of the tourism industry against the backdrop of the covid-19 crisis. The government leader is eying a tentative date in june to reopen the island’s tourism market.

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ADJUSTING TO LIFE WITH COVID-19

St. Lucia now stands at 17 covid-19 cases. The ministry facilitated some 44 tests and two returned positive. The patients have been in isolation from the start of the month.

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