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GOV’T TO HAND CHUNKS OF OLD DEREK WALCOTT SQUARE TO SLNT

Government Officials say they are doing all in their power to preserve Saint Lucia’s patrimony. To this end, the government plans to handover the exterior walls of the Derek Walcott Square to the Saint Lucia National Trust. The public space is undergoing a major makeover. The Permanent Secretary in the …

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PM CHASTANET OPPOSES RE TESTING VISITORS

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet continues to Double-down on his opposition to calls to re-test international visitors to Saint Lucia. The government leader who appeared on Radio 100’s “That Makes Me Mad” on Wednesday, believes that the current covid-19 protocols for tourists are sufficient.  

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RESUMPTION OF SCHOOL STILL IN DOUBT

The education is still feeling the impacts of covid-19. While students remain home with no foreseeable date for the re-opening of school, the Minister for Education says a valiant effort is being made to ensure that all students are properly equipped with devices.  

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BAPTISTE WELCOMES RESUMPTION OF LIAT FLIGHTS

Former civil aviation Alva Baptiste has welcomed the return of Liat to the skies-albeit on a limited basis. Baptiste who spoke to journalists outside the parliament on Tuesday says the region is in need of an airline which can meet the connectivity needs of the people.

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ERNEST HILAIRE SUES CUSTOMS CONTROLLER

Dr. Ernest Hilaire is suing the customs department and its comptroller of customs Peter Chicot over the confiscation of his vehicle. His legal team has already initiated the process of filing the legal documents. Dr. Hilaire is seeking damages what he says is wrongful seizure and detention of the SUV. …

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TOURISM MINISTER QUESTIONS SLHTA’S CALLS FOR RE TESTING

Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee has some qualms about re-testing visitors. According to Fedee, testing is just one requirement and an extra-layer of protection is needed to ensure that visitors do not transmit the virus to locals. Fedee is also skeptical of recent calls in tourism and hospitality circles for second-testing. …

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NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THREE DAYS

Saint Lucia’s surging covid-19 cases do not appear to be reaching a plateau. Three cases were confirmed Monday following a deluge of cases on the weekend. Public health officials continue to stress the importance of persons in quarantine staying secluded until test results are in.      

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LIAT RESCUE

A Barbadian businessman has welcomed Antigua and Barbuda’s efforts to rescue regional carrier Liat. He welcomes the move and is proposing ways the Gaston Browne administration could get the airline to soar to new heights.    

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