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NEW PLAYER TO ENTER LOCAL PETROLEUM MARKET

One local petrol retailer is concerned about reports of the possible unannounced introduction of a new oil supplier to Saint Lucia. Managing director Jn. Marie and sons Everistus Jn.Marie warns that the entrance of a new supplier, may squeeze the pockets of the motoring public.

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AUTHORITIES FIND GUNS IN SHIPPING BARRELS

Saint Lucia’s love affair with unlicensed firearms does not appear to be waning anytime soon. Police officers are reporting the seizure of more firearms during raids and operations across Saint Lucia. But authorities are also finding guns in shipping barrels destined for local house-holds. The news comes amid reports of …

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FIRE SERVICE RECEIVES 97 DISTRESS CALLS

The Saint Lucia fire service continues to be flooded with emergency calls involving acts of violence and automobile crashes. This past week was no different from fists to cuffs, to pedestrians being run over by errant vehicles.

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STABBING VICTIM DIES IN STRANGER’S ARMS

Saint Lucia has recorded its 4th homicide for 2020. Dead is 38-year-old Ellis Paul from the community of grace, Vieux Fort. An eyewitness who spoke to the HTS NewsForce on condition of anonymity, alleges that Paul jumped into a vehicle seeking assistance and died in her arms on the way …

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ANXIETY GROWS OVER NOVEL CORONA VIRUS

As of 2pm Monday February 3rd, 361 people have died and 17,205 have been sickened by the novel Corona-virus.   Meanwhile, health officials say Saint Lucia continues to take an aggressive approach to ensure a coordinated response to managing the threat of the corona-virus. And prior to the declaration of …

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FELIX ON UNIONIZATION RULES FOR FOREIGN BASED FIRMS

The current industrial relation climate on Saint Lucia has been characterized by episodic battles between local firms and labor unions over, work place conditions, fringe benefits and decent wages for employees. So does the same standard apply to foreign firms who want to do business in Saint Lucia, especially when …

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COMMERCIAL BUILDING EVACUATED IN VIEUX FORT

6 people were hospitalized amid an air quality scare at a commercial building along new dock road in Vieaux fort on Saturday. The complex was evacuated as first responders raced against time to determine what was making its occupants sick.

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SAINT LUCIA TO BENEFIT FROM DIGITAL PROJECT

The eastern Caribbean central bank (ECCB) has collaborated with the world bank to formulate a program with will lead to the digital transformation of the eastern Caribbean. The ECCB is a strong advocate for a vibrant digital economy within the eastern Caribbean currency union (ECCU). To this end a team …

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