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Saint Lucia Cited In 2016 US Human Trafficking Report

Saint Lucia is a source and destination country for men, women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. That’s the conclusion by the US State Department in its 2016 trafficking in persons report. Moreover, the report says government’s efforts to identify and protect human trafficking victims remain inadequate.

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Boka Warns Against Brexit Panic

A major investor in Saint Lucia’s tourism sector says he believes the country has what it takes to weather the Brexit storm. CEO and founder of Boka Group John Kennedy says his planned 140 million us dollar investment is unchanged following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. …

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UWI Calls For Urgent Action On Brexit

Meanwhile, regional leaders are being urged to take immediate, decisive action to stave off the negative impacts of Brexit. On Thursday June 30th, the University of the West Indies held a symposium to explore the myriad of issues concerning Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Entitled “Brexit – implications …

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Is Brexit Much Ado About Nothing?

Meanwhile, the former foreign affairs minister says all the fears expressed here about Brexit are much ado about nothing. Since the historic June 23rd referendum in which just over 50% of Britons voted to leave the European Union, speculation has been rife about the possible negative effect, not only on …

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Bousquet Says It’s Too Early To Judge New Government

Former external affairs minister and Choiseul/Saltibus MP Rufus Bousquet says give the new government a chance before criticizing. Just about 3 weeks into the Chastanet administration’s term in office, it appears that the election campaign season is far from over, with critics scrutinizing the government’s every move.

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Fedee Tours Properties

Tourism minister Dominic Fedee is touring local properties to get a first-hand view of operations and hear from managers about their concerns. On Thursday June 30th, Fedee visited the St. James club, Morgan bay.

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Health Officials Step-Up Zika Surveillance

The ministry of health has intensified surveillance for the Zika virus. Two weeks ago, St. Lucia’s chief medical officer said a new surveillance system was being rolled out, as primary health care facilities recorded increases in the number of patients seeking medical assistance for itchy skin. On Wednesday June 30th, …

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PM Seeks To Clarify Cabinet Makeup

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet attempted to shed some light on the configuration of his 15-member cabinet. The clustered format continues to stoke debate about its constitutionality. Prime Minister Chastanet explains his government has taken a somewhat un-orthodox approach to achieve its stated goals.

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