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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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WOMAN AND BOY SHOPLIFTING DUO CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Hundreds of dollars in clothing items was lifted from a local retail store in the capital on January 30. The suspects, caught on security cameras, involved a woman and a young boy who came equipped with tools to sever metal tags and used a backpack to hide the stolen items.

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SECURITY MINISTER REJECTS SLP APPEAL TO RETRACT COMMENTS ON TOP COP

Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis has dismissed the opposition’s appeal to retract his recent comments about Police Chief Severin Moncherry. Senator Francis told reporters that if he was not satisfied with the commissioner, he would no longer be in the post – the opposition has taken umbrage with that statement. …

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MARY ISAAC BREAKS SILENCE ON HEALTH CARE

Health Minister Mary Isaac has promised to give the St. Lucian public a briefing on the health care situation – but only after she briefs health ministry personnel and the relevant associations.

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