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DID THE HOUSE SPEAKER DEPRIVE AN MP A CHANCE TO DEBATE?

The waning moments of what was a historic sitting of the lower house on January 29 has prompted house speaker Andy Daniel to clarify and defend his decision to disallow Vieux-Fort South MP Dr. Kenny Anthony from having his say on the debate. Former senate president Claudius Francis has accused …

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EDUCATION MINISTER BREAKS SILENCE ON HIGHSCHOOL GUN INCIDENT

The recent controversial gun incident at the Corinth Secondary School according to Education Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert remains unresolved. Addressing the incident for the first time on January 30th, Dr. Rigobert however, expressed some satisfaction with handling of the matter by the relevant authorities in the Education Ministry.

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MP’S URGED TO REMEMBER HOUSE CONDUCT RULES

House speaker Andy Daniel is calling on members of parliament to remember and respect the rules which govern parliamentary conduct. Daniel says the MP’s need to look at the bigger picture and not just focus on one aspect of the proceedings.

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GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER CHANGING PUBLIC BUS FARE RATES

Local public bus drivers are each up to $800 richer after cashing in on an XCD$1.1 million-dollar government rebate in January. In a January 30th news4orce sit-down, president of The National Council on Public Transport Godfrey Ferdinand disclosed that the Road Transport Board has agreed to consider implementing their recommendations …

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SALCC SPANISH DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES VENEZUELAN AMBASSADOR

The Spanish club and Spanish department of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College paid tribute to the outgoing Venezuelan Ambassador on Wednesday. The event included musical renditions and a screening of a Venezuelan film. School officials say it was a ‘thank you’ to Ambassador Leiff Escalona, who has contributed immensely …

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SLP SHADOW EDUCATION MINISTER WEIGHS IN ON CORINTH SECONDARY GUN INCIDENT

The St. Lucia Labor Party’s shadow Education Minister, former school principal, Guibion Ferdinand says the Education Ministry should have not approached the Corinth Secondary School gun incident with “a hard and fast attitude”. Ferdinand says the situation is highly sensitive and protocols should be in place for the head of …

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SHOTGUN DUO ROBS FEMALE COMMUTER

Armed, hooded bandits were caught on camera as they robbed an unsuspecting female commuter of her belongings in the capital. The brazen hold up comes amid what Police Chief Severin Monchery declared would be a heightened police presence in the city, in response to a recent spike in violent crime.

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