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Opposition decries 2015 Legislative agenda

Meanwhile as expected the opposition was not impressed with some of the policy pronouncements in the Throne Speech. The governor general outlined new policies for the energy sector, border security and economic citizenship. However, an unlikely pair who do not see eye-to-eye on a number of matters, argue the legislative …

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Throne Speech 2015

GOVERNOR GENERAL HER EXCELLENCY DAME PEARLETTE LOUISY on Tuesday morning formally declared open the 5th session of the 10th parliament. Plans to protect family life and children, boost energy liberalization, promote fiscal responsibility and protect Saint Lucia’s borders, featured prominently in the governor general’s broad outlay of the government’s agenda …

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Vaccination Week launch

Its National Immunization Week and health officials are urging members of the public to protect themselves and others, by ensuring they are up to date with their immunizations. The theme for this year’s observance is “Boost your power! Get vaccinated!

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Gros Islet Job Fair

Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Gros Islet Emma Hippolyte is tackling unemployment in her constituency head on. On Saturday April 25th, Hippolyte hosted an entrepreneurship forum for youth. She is hoping that the messages of empowerment and business resonate with young people dreaming of starting their own business.

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SLTB Jazz 2015 Media Walkthrough

With two days to go for the launch of one of the most celebrated concerts in the region, organisers at the Saint Lucia tourist board on Tuesday took the media on a site visit of the venue. The 2015 Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival will get underway on Thursday …

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The Venezuela Question

The White House recently dialled down the tone on its characterization of Venezuela as a threat to the United States. Weeks ago, the U.S President Barack Obama made a historic visit to Jamaica where he met Latin American and CARICOM heads for talks on energy and foreign policy. There Obama …

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First Responders offer fire prevention tips

The fire-men attached to the Micoud station paid a trip to students of the Micoud Primary School on April 22nd. The purpose of the visit was to educate the staff and students on the importance of fire safety.

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Carnival 2015 Media Launch

According to the CPMA, the carnival product is on the rise. The event, which traditionally takes place in June and July each year, is off to an early start. The organisers along with the Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus ushered in the new vision for Saint Lucian Carnival at the media …

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Drawing lessons from the disaster in Nepal

As rescue and recovery efforts continue in earthquake ravaged Nepal, there are renewed concerns about the structural integrity of homes and buildings in St. Lucia. The National Emergency Management Organization [NEMO] wants the relevant authorities to ensure construction standards are upheld.

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Baptiste backs LIAT on regional airline spat

The Civil Aviation Minister for Saint Lucia has spoken out on the possibility of a new airline to compete with regional air carrier LIAT. The minister is sceptical about the proposed air carrier. Alva Baptiste also says more attention should be paid to LIAT, given its importance to the region.

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