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MASL President worried about Press freedom

On the heels of world press freedom day, the Media Association of St. Lucia says the rights of journalists are under threat. The claims come following allegations made by a government minister at a political rally on the alleged ‘questionable’ practices by news editors and reporters.

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Frank Norville laid to rest

Cultural icon and music pioneer Frank Norville was laid to rest following a funeral service at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries on Saturday. The ceremony resembled a state funeral, as scores from St. Lucia’s music and cultural fraternity turned out to celebrate the life and work …

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Nepalese returned to St. Lucia

Police officials disclosed to HTS News4orce that on Monday, the seven absconded Nepalese students embroiled in the Lam-birds saga, were repatriated to St. Lucia from Grenada on May 1st.

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LPM dismayed by Estimates non-debate

Wednesday’s epic silence in the house of assembly following the presentation of the 2015 estimates has sparked national debate. Minority opposition party – the Lucian People’s Movement [LPM] is calling on the public to boycott the remaining televised parliamentary sessions.

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Police investigate suspicious death

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an elderly woman discovered life-less in a bath-tub at her residence at Sunny Acres Castries. Sources tell HTS News4orce that an initial sudden death report has been rescinded and law enforcement officials are now treating the incident as a possible homicide.

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Teachers get emergency training

The Ministry Of Education wants St. Lucia’s educators to always be prepared for emergencies at schools. This year the education ministry gave the St. John’s Ambulance the nod to provide training to teachers and auxiliary staff in first aid.

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UWP blames SLP on Estimates Affair

The main opposition the United Workers Party [UWP] convened a press conference on Wednesday to justify the opposition MP’s decision to decline debate on the estimates. As expected the UWP says the incumbent is to blame.

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Not your average house sitting

Now the in-coherence, inflexibility and volatility in the political sphere continued on Wednesday, leaving taxpayers and the electorate in the dark and holding the bag. Bewildered and stricken by the silence in the house of assembly, the house speaker adjourned Tuesday’s sitting on the estimates without debate from either side …

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Government MP’s Appalled

Bizarre and puzzling – that’s just some of the words used to describe the strange adjournment of what was supposed to be the traditional debate in the house on the estimates. HTS News4force was on hand to chronicle the incumbent’s reaction to the surprising move.

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Opposition decries 2015 Legislative agenda

Meanwhile as expected the opposition was not impressed with some of the policy pronouncements in the Throne Speech. The governor general outlined new policies for the energy sector, border security and economic citizenship. However, an unlikely pair who do not see eye-to-eye on a number of matters, argue the legislative …

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