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Japanese Funded Drainage System For Laborie/Augier

The embassy of japan recently provided financing for a main drain in the Laborie/Augier community. This week, the Laborie development foundation, the Laborie/Augier constituency council, and the Japanese embassy officially unveiled the completed project.

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District 8 Independence Rally

District 8 schools held their annual rally at the Soufriere mini stadium in commemoration of Saint Lucia’s 38 years of independence. District representatives of surrounding communities were on hand to witness the Grande Parade.

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Vieux Fort Disaster Risk Reduction Youth Forum

The national emergency management organization (NEMO) held its inaugural disaster risk reduction youth forum in Vieux-Fort last week. The forum seeks to engage young people and help them understand the importance of risk reduction.

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Grand Riviere Sec Hosts Anti-Bullying Rally

The Grande Riviere primary school’s monthly family fund-raiser took the form of an anti-bullying campaign. The parent teacher association collaborated with the school to raise awareness on the social issue.

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Tempers Flare At DSH Townhall

There were heated exchanges at the latest government led consultative session on the pearl of the Caribbean project in Vieux Fort on Wednesday night. The town hall at the Vieux Fort primary school sought to provide the public with facts on the project. Officials in attendance fielded questions from the …

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PM On Vat Reduction Rate Rollout

The value added tax rate is scheduled to slip to 12.5 Percent as of Wednesday this week. The February 1st 2017 roll out is keeping with the UWP’S “five-to-stay alive” election campaign pledge to bring tax relief to Saint Lucia. The government insists that Saint Lucians were over-taxed and that …

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Inland Revenue Department Ready For Vat Rate Reduction

Meanwhile, the inland revue department is assuring the public that all is in place for the shift to the new standard vat rate of 12.5%. The government agency responsible for tax collection and enforcement will oversee the implementation of the adjustment set for February 1st.

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Ex-PM Anthony Breaks Silence, Slams DSH Deal

Former Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has called for the DSH deal in its present form to be renegotiated. The Vieux Fort South MP made his first political platform speech on the weekend since the SLP was vanquished at the June 6th general elections. Dr. Anthony warns that quote “there …

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The CCC Vendors Vat Saga Continues

President of the craft and dry goods vendors association peter “Ras Ipa” Isaac claims that the Castries Constituency Council is in breach of regulations on the collection of taxes. Isaac has been at odds with city hall over a number of issues.

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