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THE GROWING PLIGHT OF BLACKBAY FARMERS

Another business in the south of Saint Lucia is devising a strategy to the economic strife caused by the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. The black-bay farmers and consumers co-operative society limited says the pandemic, which has dealt a blow to farmers has forced a re-think of the entity’s business …

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SAINT LUCIA EYES JULY 9TH FOR COMMERCIAL FLIGHT

Minister for health Mary Isaac says officials are confident of Saint Lucia’s ability to handle incoming commercial flights, given its experience with chattered flights throughout the pandemic. However, some critics are raising questions over whether the move to re-open to international air travel has received the blessing of the chief …

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HTS EPOLL JULY 1ST

Do you expect the race issue to be more of a factor in the upcoming general elections than it was in the last?

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LIAT DEMISE, NO SURPRISE

Local aviator, Sylvanus Ernest has been a long-time critic of regional carrier LIAT. He believes the company’s business model was deeply flawed. Now that LIAT, is in its death throes, the pilot argues that radical change is needed if the airline is to be reborn.

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SLAPS NEEDS NEW HOME TO HOUSE MORE ABANDONED DOGS

The St. Lucia animal protection society SLAPS) is looking for a home for the organization and a number of dogs abandoned during the covid-19 crisis. The animal shelter’s predicament has gone from bad to worse with the organization on the verge of losing the roof over its head with no …

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BRIAN DAHER DENIES REPORTS OF RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

Well-known Vieux Fort businessman Brian Daher is addressing reports of a possible bid for public office. Social media has been abuzz with speculation after a Facebook post drew the attention of political observers ahead of what is expected to be a hotly contested 2020/2021 election cycle.

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EZECHIEL JOSEPH CALLED UPON TO RETRACT ELECTION COMMENTS

Former electoral commissioner Claudius Francis is accusing Babonneau MP, Ezechiel Joseph of bringing the integrity of the electoral commission and department into question. Francis is demanding that the legislator apologize to the chair of the electoral commission for comments made in the house of assembly during the recent budget debate.

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NIC ECONOMIC SUPPPORT PROGRAM EXTENDED

The National Insurance Corporation (NIC) economic relief programme has officially been extended by three more months. The announcement was made on the social media account of prime minister Allen Chastanet on Tuesday June 30th 2020. The news comes as the NIC works to clear a huge backlog of claims.

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WHO WARNS OF ACCELERATING COVID 19 CASES

And the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the covid-19 pandemic is speeding up as countries relax lock-down measures and re-open their economies to business – the who says the worse is yet to come.

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