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Poultry War of Words heats up

A recent shift in government policy in the local poultry industry has stirred national debate. The Chamber of Commerce says they felt snubbed by the move and has warned the public to brace for an imminent price hike. On Thursday, HTS News4orce spoke to local poultry producer Hyline foods. The …

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Chastanet set to rekindle Orange Campaign

The United Workers Party [UWP] is forecasting more doom and gloom for St. Lucia following the prime minister’s budget presentation. UWP political leader Allen Chastanet has announced the party’s plans to take to the streets in a national protest.

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Vehicle Licensing fee stokes debate

The 2015/2016 Appropriation Bill presented by the prime minister revealed the public transportation sector stands to gain significantly through key policy changes. However, the opposition is questioning the effectiveness of the news proposals.

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Social Transformation Ministry on BTC Reform

Social Transformation Minister Harold Dalsan has sought to assure employees of the Boys Training Centre that they have nothing to fear regarding the housing of an attempted murder suspect at the facility. The government official says steps are being taken to revamp the juvenile justice system.

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Bordelais Juvenile Center, Temporary Measure?

The Minister for National Security Phillip La Corbiniere spoke to HTS News4orce on Wednesday to clear the air on the controversy looming over the state’s newly commissioned juvenile detention unit located at the bordelais correctional facility. HTS News4orce first broke the story this week, when employees at the Boys Training …

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Chamber cries foul on chicken quota

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce remains unwavering on its stance on the government’s new policy for poultry importers. They are now required to purchase a 40 percent stake from the local market. The St. Lucia chamber of commerce does not support the move citing what it says is a …

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Police chase down man with illegal firearm

HTS News4orce captured exclusive footage of a daring motor-vehicle chase involving a special undercover unit within the Royal St. Lucia Police Force. The officers were in pursuit of a suspect believed to be in possession of a firearm and live ammunition. The dramatic incident occurred in Marisule, Gros Islet on …

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Juvenile Detention Unit at Bordelais

Saint Lucia’s only detention facility for juvenile offenders continues to be plagued by controversy. The Boys Training Centre [BTC] in Massade, Gros Islet has come under immense scrutiny in recent weeks, after employees took industrial action following a court order to detain a teenaged murder suspect there. Now the authorities …

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Chief Vet clarifies chicken price hike fears

The Ministry of Agriculture is defending its decision to make it mandatory for poultry importers to purchase no less than 40 percent of the local market share. The response comes amid threats from factions within the private sector to protest government’s pronouncement.

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Bordelais develops cadre of investigators

Meanwhile, the Bordelais Correctional Facility [BCF] has taken the first step of a key capacity building initiative to develop the institution’s ability to conduct internal investigations. Facilitated by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force, the BCF this week convened a training workshop for prison officers.

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