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Chamber cautiously optimistic about Budget

The sweeping fiscal reform and proposals in the 2015/16 budget has been a mixed bag for St. Lucia’s leading economists. However, the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce is optimistic and lauds the government’s attempt at restructuring the economy to stimulate growth.

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Jazz in the South 2015

The St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival in its 24th year has welcomed record participation from communities throughout St. Lucia. The action continued on the weekend with the 3rd consecutive year of Vieux Fort Jazz.

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War on bush fires

Bush fires are on the rise amid a severe dry spell that has left plains across St. Lucia parched and desiccated. The St. Lucia Fire Service is urging the public to desist from burning bush and garbage during this period.

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Labour Commissioner on Strike laws

In the wake of a spate of industrial action over the past 12 months, the St. Lucia Employers Federation is calling for sweeping reform of St. Lucia’s Labour code. The Employers Federation posits the freedom of quick protest action has had a negative affect on the industrial relations climate. However, …

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Fire department on car crashes

Meanwhile, first responders are calling on motorists to adhere to St. Lucia’s motor vehicle and road traffic laws. The plea comes on the heels of a spate of motor vehicle collisions on the weekend.

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Grisly chopping at Ravine Poison

A violent gang war has gripped the Ravine Poison/ Labeyee community in Bexon. One man has reportedly lost a foot following a brutal machete attack. The incident occurred sometime after 11pm on Thursday. Police have reportedly taken four men into custody as investigations into the heinous crime continue. Some of …

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HIA PPP debate takes off

The 2015-2016 budget included details on a public/private partnership for the Hewanorra International Airport re-development project. The project will seek to leverage private sector investment and expertise.

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Employers Federation wants Strike Law revised

St. Lucia’s labour laws currently permit unionized employees the right to take industrial action in the event of any violations to collective agreements. However the St. Lucia Employers Federation believes the labour laws inadvertently contribute to unrest and is urging a review of the legislation.

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LUCELEC on proposed surcharge increase

St. Lucia’s sole electricity provider LUCELEC is speaking out on the government’s announcement of a further increase in the fuel surcharge. Rehani Isidore sat-down with LUCELEC’s corporate

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