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CASE FOR MISSING EQUIPMENT FOR ST JUDE RESURFACES

Prime minister Philip J. Pierre claims that although monies were allocated for certain aspects of the St. Jude hospital reconstruction project, the equipment and materials paid for, have yet to surface. Pierre provided a statement on the status of the blighted project during Tuesday’s house sitting.

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SENATORS DEBATE LANDMARK GANJA LEGISLATION-

The land-mark legislation to decriminalize small quantities of cannabis was debated in the senate on Thursday. The much-talked about amendment seeks to make provisions for adults to possess 30 grams or less of Ganja without facing criminal prosecution  

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CULTURAL ICON ARTHUR JACOBS DIES

Another icon of Saint Lucian arts and culture has died. The inimitable Arthur Jacobs who made an immense contribution to the theatre and performing arts in Saint Lucia passed away on Thursday.

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SDA CHURCH SUSPENDS SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19 THREAT

The mission of Seventh Day Adventist churches in Saint Lucia will be closing their doors for the next two weeks in an effort to help mitigate the spread of covid-19. During the ensuing 14-days, all face-to-face religious services will be put on hold, as the Adventist church evaluates the current …

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MOUNTING PRESSURE AT RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL

Staff at the respiratory hospital are stressed and stretched with the influx of covid-19 patients. That’s the account of former health minister senator Alvina Reynolds. She spoke on the challenges at the respiratory hospital in an interview with the press outside parliament on Thursday, September 16th 2021.

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HURRICANE ELSA CAUSES LOCAL BANANA SHORTAGE

Agriculture minister Alfred Prospere has confirmed reports of a shortage of bananas in Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is currently unable to ship bananas to two UK marketing companies, after the devastation caused by the passage of hurricane Elsa in July. Prospere who spoke to reporters outside parliament this week, revealed …

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OPPOSITION HAMMERS GOV’T ON COVID-19 MANAGEMENT

The opposition united workers party continues to accuse the government of mismanagement of the ongoing pandemic. The Philip J . Pierre administration has sought to treat the pandemic as a heath crisis rather than a criminal matter. The opposition claims a lax approach to the outbreak is affecting all sectors …

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SLMDA PREZ ALARMED AT RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL COVID-19 CASELOAD

The president of the St. Lucia medical and dental association dr. Merle Clarke has sounded the alarm bells over the rising number of Covid 19 cases and the impact on staff and on the operations at the Victoria respiratory hospital. Dr. Clarke warns that the situation has to be urgently …

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