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MILLET PROTEST CONTINUES

The striking millet bus drivers have continued their protest. However, the drivers say they are prepared to sit and negotiate a solution to the strike, which withdrew service to the communities of Bel Air and Venus.

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ISLAND TO ISLAND SWIMMER PRESS CONFERENCE

The South African who etched his name in the record books for his marathon swim from the shores of Barbados to St. Lucia, on Wednesday spoke to the media about accomplishing this challenge. For more than two days, he swam without taking a sleeping break, swimming for close to one …

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23 YEAR OLD SHOT IN GEORGEVILLE

The emergency services are warning that the level of violence in Saint Lucia is placing a strain on their stretched resources. The warning follows reports of another shooting in the community of George Ville, Castries – the shooting victim is recovering at hospital.

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CDB REPORT IN CONTEXT

The recently released report by the staff of the Caribbean development bank has created a firestorm, as persons debate the significance of the regional bank’s findings.

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23 YEAR OLD SHOT IN GEORGEVILLE

The emergency services are warning that the level of violence in Saint Lucia is placing a strain on their stretched resources. The warning follows reports of another shooting in the community of George Ville, Castries – the shooting victim is recovering at hospital.

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HILLAIRE ON CIP

St. Lucia’s lower house of parliament – the house of assembly was convened on Tuesday. Among the matters down for debate were the changes to the citizenship by investment programmed (CIP). This is not the first time that the government has sought to make amendments to the programme. The changes …

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PM REFUSES CHOICE REPORTER AGAIN

Prime minister Allen Chastanet stood his ground once again in refusing to answer the question of reporter Janeka Simon. Both the prime minister and the minister for economic development Guy Joseph have refused to answer her questions. Though the prime minister has not officially stated his reason, minister joseph has …

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PIERRE ON ECONOMY

The leader of the opposition Phillip j. Pierre says he is not the least surprised by the recent lowering of the economic outlook for St. Lucia. Pierre says the government is heading in the wrong direction, with what he says is its unsustainable level of borrowing.

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DOMINIC ON CRUISE TOURISM

The minister for tourism Dominic Fedee says St Lucia’s tourism figures are trending in the right direction. Speaking to journalists ahead of Tuesday’s sitting of parliament, Fedee says the village tourism thrust will ensure the gains of the industry are felt in the communities.

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