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Government outlines Drought Management plan

St. Lucia’s minister with responsibility for water and the environment is urging the public to conserve water, as part of mitigating measures for weathering this year’s drought. In a televised address to the nation on Wednesday night, Dr. James Fletcher announced an island-wide water related emergency from May 20th to …

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Taxi Drivers want concessions too!

The Saint Lucia Taxi Union wants similar concessions and incentives offered to mini bus operators in the budget. President of the Taxi Union Lucien Joseph says his membership is seeking an increase in fares.

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Pierre pushes back at Budget critics

Deputy Prime Minister Phillip J. Pierre is defending the 2015 budget, in the face of recent criticisms from a local economist and chartered accountant. Those two men told HTS Newsforce that the budget lacked clear initiatives to spur growth and contained misplaced taxes. However, Pierre says there was a methodical …

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Family demands answers from St. Jude

A concerned young woman is appealing to health officials in the south for answers regarding what she says is her ill father’s sudden turn for the worse after receiving medication. Cleopatra Charles says her family is frustrated with a health care system and institution that appear to be overburdened. She …

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Reaction to Micoud South revelation

Political pundit Denys Springer says the back-lash from the united workers party announcement is much ado about nothing. According to Springer, the political leader is right to select a constituency that is likely to secure a win for his party.

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Preparing for the Zika threat

Following a meeting of the world health assembly, the Ministry of Health is taking steps to safeguard the public against the latest vector borne illness. While the Ministry of Health increases its public education campaign on the dreaded Zika virus, public health officials say there is no need to panic.

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Light in focus on World Metrolgy Day

The St. Lucia Bureau Of Standards (SLBS) observed World Metrology Day on Wednesday with cost-effective and efficient lighting at the fore-front of the commemoration. It comes against the background here of moves to adapt to new technology to reduce St. Lucia’s energy bills.

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Foreign Policy dimension of Security

Foreign affairs ministers from the OECS are meeting in Saint Lucia this week for the 18th meeting of the council of foreign and community relations (COF-COR). The ministers say the meeting is important, as it is taking place in a new era of diplomacy and foreign relations.

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