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FORMER DIPLOMAT WEIGHS IN ON VENEZUELA TURMOIL

A former ambassador to the United Nations has appealed to the Allen Chastanet led administration to clarify its position on Venezuela. Earl Huntley has characterized Saint Lucia’s decision to not recognize the legitimacy of the Maduro Presidency but accept his incoming diplomats as ‘odd’. He says Caricom and other multinational …

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BOO PENS INDEPENDENCE 40 OFFICIAL SONG

Renowned musician Ronald Boo Hinkson is the writer selected to compose St. Lucia’s 2019 Independence song entitled “We’re All In.” On Tuesday Hinkson and the Independence 40 planning committee stopped by our studios to talk about the creative process in producing the song.

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SLP DISMISSES MILLENNIUM HIGHWAY PROJECT AS ‘MAD RUSH’

Debate on a no confidence motion in Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is set for January 29th.  Position leader Philip J. Pierre says the official signing of the multi-million-dollar Millennium Highway and West coast road upgrading project is a ‘desperate attempt by the Prime Minister,’ as time draws near.

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ST LUCIA ENHANCING MEASLES SURVEILLANCE

St. Lucia is keeping a close eye on increased cases of Measles in Europe, the United States and the region. Acting national epidemiologist Dr Michelle Francois says while the island has not recorded a case of Measles since 1990, now is not the time to be complacent.

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VENEZUELA; THE TALE OF TWO PRESIDENTS

An already embattled Venezuela is now caught in a tale of two presidents. Amid allegations of election rigging by the Nicolas Maduro government, opposition leader Juan Guaido has publicly declared himself president. Now, as countries like the US and Canada recognize Guaido, major news outlets, including Reuters and Al Jazeera …

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OPPOSITION’S ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ MOTION STILL IN PLAY

Opposition leader Philip J Pierre on January 23rd announced that house speaker Andy Daniel has green lit the anticipated debate on a ‘no confidence’ motion against Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. Pierre has accused the United Workers Party government of attempting to distract public interest with more frequent announcements on proposed …

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YOUTH FEST 2018 WINNERS RECEIVE AWARDS

The artistes and dancers who participated in the 2018 edition of the annual talent expose, Youth Fest, have received their awards.  The young people competed in the categories of juniors, teens and twenties.

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NWU UPDATE ON CHRISTMAS LUMP SUM PAYMENT

Labourers represented by the National Workers Union are each up to XCD $1000 richer. In December the NWU secured the one off, lump sum pay-out with the government negotiating team in exchange for deferring 2016-2019 wage negotiations due to close in March.

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