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FIREFIGHTERS AGREE TO GO BACK TO WORK

Firefighters who have been on strike for almost two weeks, have agreed to return to work.  Their decision follows a recent meeting at the Dennery fire station.  They say they plan to write to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, to outline the conditions under which they will resume duty.    (Shane Felix, Chairman – …

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CSA GIVES NOTICE OF STRIKE ACTION AT INLAND REVENUE

The Civil Service Association (CSA) says the patience of workers at the Inland Revenue Department is wearing thin. The employees continue to complain of a host of health and safety issues. The CSA has guaranteed that the inland revenue workers will hold on until April 1st, 2019, but will not …

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PM MEETS PRESIDENT TRUMP

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet joined 4 other Caribbean leaders for a sit down with US President Donald Trump on Friday. The meeting was held at the President’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida.    

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SECURITY MINISTER CALLS FOR NEW APPROACH TO COMMUNITY POLICING

The minister for home affairs and national security is urging members of the St. Lucia police force to become better connection with the communities they serve. Francis says that old fashion policing of strong community connection can go a long way in reducing crime and solving them when they happen.

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PROTESTING FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO BUSH FIRE NEAR COLLEAGUES HOME

Protesting firefighters faced a dilemma in the wee hours of Thursday March 21st. The officers, who are withholding their services, were notified of a bush fire in Dennery, which was threatening the home of one of their colleagues. The men decided to respond to the emergency, halting their industrial action …

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FIREFIGHTERS REJECT GOVERNMENT’S LETTER; STRIKE GOES ON

The negotiators in the ongoing dispute between the government and the St. Lucia Firefighters Association will have to head back to the bargaining table. This as the striking fire fighters rejected the latest government offer contained in a letter from Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.  

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SLP URGES GOVERNMENT TO DO RIGHT BY FIREFIGHTERS

The Saint Lucia Labor Party (SLP) says the Allen Chastanet administration failed to act on key decisions of its predecessor that would have alleviated the plight Of Saint Lucia’s fire-fighters.  Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre told the media on Wednesday, that between 2014 and 2016, the SLP government embarked on a …

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SLP SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR ‘INSENSITIVE’ APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE

The St. Lucia Labour Party is calling on the government to be more forth-coming on the issue of health care. The Saint Lucia Labour Party at a special press briefing held on the perimeter fence of the OKEU hospital on Wednesday afternoon, say that the government is displaying insensitivity towards …

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