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FEDEE CONDEMNS ATTACK ON G I S

Minister for broadcasting Dominic Fedee has condemned the break-in at the Government Information Service (GIS) and the national Television Network (NTN) studios last week. Fedee in an interview with the media on Monday described the incident as “freaky”. He believes the incident was not a burglary, but a deliberate attempt …

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VENDORS BEMOAN END OF INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS

The vendors at the craft market are lobbying for more state-backed assistance. Despite concerns about the impact of the united kingdom lockdown on the local tourism economy, some vendors remain apathetic. The president of the vendors association explains that they need targeted support. According to peter “Ras Ipa” Isaac, this …

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SLTA ISSUES STATEMENT ON TRAVEL BUBBLE

The St. Lucia Tourism Authority is ensuring Pre-testing remains a requirement for travel bubble visitors, in light of the rise in covid-19 cases in sister islands. The affirmation comes as more territories opt out of the arrangement. The bubble was implemented to encourage regional trade amid the covid-19 pandemic and …

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FIRE LEAVES SOUFRIERE WOMAN HOMELESS

The Saint Lucia fire service had to contend with 61 emergency calls on the weekend. Five fires – one of which resulted in the displacement of one woman from Soufriere, topped the list of mishaps, warranting the attention of personnel of the emergency services.

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FISHERMEN OUTRAGED OVER BAN ON FISHING LICENCES

A group of saint Lucian fishers is outraged over the government’s decision to suspend licenses for a week. The move is supported by statutory instrument number (165a) of 2020, in accordance with section 18 of the covid-19 (prevention and control) act. The sea-farers who met over the weekend say that …

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TOURISM OFFICIALS LOOK TO U S AS UK ENTERS LOCKDOWN

Authorities are mulling their options, with Saint Lucia set to lose a large source market for tourism for over a month. The united kingdom is set to enter a month-long national lockdown to reduce rising covid-19 cases. In the wake of the closure of the UK market, the Saint Lucia …

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