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NEW HOUSE SPEAKER BUT STILL NO DEPUTY

The House of Assembly has a new Speaker but remains without a Deputy. However, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet remains resolute in his view that the entire House and not just the government side is responsible for filling the vacancy.

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NEW GG DELIVERS MAIDEN THRONE SPEECH 2018

Governor General His Excellency Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac delivered his first Throne Speech on 20 March. It marked the opening of the 3rd Session of the Eleventh Parliament and focused on building resilience in a number of areas including education, justice, security and healthcare. 

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Another Rabble-Rousing House Sitting

The Government of Saint Lucia sought parliamentary approval to borrow money to finance the 2017/2018 budget during the latest sitting of the house of assembly on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. There was more partisan wrangling and bickering, as members on both sides of the house, traded barbs on who is …

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Speaker Takes Ill, House Sitting Postponed

Tuesday’s lengthy sitting of the house of assembly came to an abrupt end, after Speaker Of The House Leonne Theodore-John suddenly took ill. this development has re-ignited debate over the appointment of a deputy speaker with both sides of the aisle blaming each other for the vacancy.

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Security Wants More Aggressive Crime-Fighting

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis says more aggressive crime fighting is needed by Saint Lucia Police to tackle crime. members of the press questioned the minister on crime issues outside Wednesday’s senate sitting. he was quizzed on the 2017 homicide toll of 48 and government’s plan to deal with the …

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Parents Of Drowning Victim Speak Out

Four days after his body washed up on shore in the Micoud area, the parents of 20-year-old Marvin Xavier are speaking about their loss. Francillia Neptune and Robert Xavier say they are awaiting the official autopsy report to know how their son spent his last moments.

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Triple Homicide In Vieux Fort

New details are emerging from a suspected triple homicide near Bruceville, Vieux-Fort. According to reports, there was a fourth occupant in the home raided by multiple gunmen in the wee hours of October 28th. Officers from the south discovered the bodies of three men around 1:00 am. Reports indicate that …

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Partnering Against Poverty

The equity ministry, with the support of the Caribbean Development Bank, has officially rolled out the 9th edition of the regional poverty reduction programme known as the basic needs trust fund. As we hear in this report, the CDB has unveiled an ambitious plan for this cycle.

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