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French Ambassador To The OECS Talks Brexit

France’s ambassador to the OECS has said the UK’S exit from the European Union may not do much to change the UK’S relationship with the trading bloc. This comes amid uncertainty about the possible implications that a Brex-it may have on the rest of the world, particularly countries that rely …

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Brexit and Bananas

Saint Lucia’s Agriculture Minister Ezekiel Joseph says a Brexit can open up more opportunities for the banana industry as it relates to trade with Britain.

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National Agricultural Diagnostic Facility Launched

The government of Saint Lucia on Wednesday June 29th, held the sod turning ceremony for the construction of a national diagnostic centre for agriculture. It is part of a 37 million dollar agricultural agreement signed between the government of Saint Lucia and the European Union in May 2013.

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New Deputy DPP Outlines Agenda

According to the newly appointed deputy director of public prosecutions, Stephen Brette the CARICOM IMPACS report will not be top priority for now. In a sit-down with hts news4orce on Tuesday, the deputy DPP explained IMPACS would be assigned to a special prosecutor. Reducing the backlog of 1,600 cases will …

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Student Arrested With Knife Following Scuffle

A citizen’s arrest of a knife wielding secondary school student was made just after mid-day Tuesday. The teen was apprehended near the Castries market following an alleged altercation with another group of students.

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Brexit Sparks Tourism Fears

The UK vote to leave the European Union has left tourism insiders wondering just how much of an impact the global development will have on travel to the Caribbean. Locally, representatives of the hotel and tourism association say that on the heels of the historic vote and the ensuing plunging …

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The Referendum Conundrum

Meanwhile, attorney-at-law David Cox says there are two issues at play in the entire Brexit matter -the referendum and the rights of the British to self-determination. Cox – a former member of the constitutional reform commission, says while the vote to leave the European Union reflected the choice of the …

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Keeping Up With Jimmy, Dr. James Fletcher Speaks After D-Day

A key member of the former Dr. Kenny Anthony-led cabinet is opening up for the first time since the Labor Party’s June 6th general election defeat. Dr. James Fletcher, who is denying reports of job offers from the new UWP government, reveals he is returning to the world of consultancy.

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Couple Wounded By Sapphire Slasher

Two people narrowly escaped with their lives in a harrowing cutlass attack. A masked assailant reportedly accosted the slashing victims in sapphire. The chopping victims were relieved of all personal effects in the vicious assault.

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New Parliamentary Session Set For July 12th

The first session of Saint Lucia’s 11th parliament will begin on Thursday July 12th. That’s contrary to reports in the local press that Saint Lucia’s newly elected parliamentarians will take the oath of office this Tuesday.

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