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TESTING THE LEGALITY OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

Some prominent jurists and legal commentators are raising questions about the legality of the orders issued by the prime minister under the emergency powers disasters act. The legislation was enacted to enable the government to respond speedily to situations arising out of the covid 19 pandemic. Stanley Lucien reports that …

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CASTRIES MAYOR BLASTS FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mayor of Castries Peterson Francis is describing the recent release of budgeted figures at the Castries constituency council (CCC) as malicious. An irate Francis addressed calls for an investigation into the CCC’s finances at a press conference on Tuesday.

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POLICE FIND AK 47 ASSAULT RIFLE AND AMMUNITION

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has recovered an ak-47 assault rifle at a house in Bois D’ Orange, Gros Islet. However, no one has been detained as yet in connection with this startling discovery. Law officers also found a hand-gun during a traffic check in separate incidents on the …

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COMMISSIONER ADDRESSES TENSION WITH MINISTER

The commissioner of police Severin Moncherry is pushing back against the suggestion of a rift with the minister for home affairs and national security. The commissioner, who defended his record at the helm of the police force says he enjoys a good working relationship with the minister for national security.

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