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EXTENDED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION HOURS PROPOSED

Extended public transportation hours is just one of the proposals coming out of the National Council on Public Transportation’s April 7th annual biennial meeting. Speaking to HTS News4orce on the fringes on the gathering, transport minister Guy Joseph says 2019 promises to be a good year for minibus operators.  

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PROTEST AT IRD AVERTED

Protest action has been averted and a state of normalcy has been restored at the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). The Civil Service Association recently gave notice of strike action at the IRD, if occupational health and safety concerns were not addressed.  

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MINISTER GIVES 2019 ESTIMATES TWO THUMBS UP

The controversial matter of government’s issuing of contracts by direct award, as opposed to the tendering process was the subject of heated debate in parliament on Thursday. The member of parliament for Castries South East was at the heart of the debate, as he accused the opposition of being hypocritical …

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STUDENTS DESIGN BINS FOR BEACHES

A beach education and action campaign by the National Conservation Authority has ended with student designed, conservation themed Trash-bins being placed on beaches in the north of Saint Lucia.      

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SLTU PRESIDENT EXPRESSES PRIDE IN MEMBERS ON SIDELINES OF AGM

St. Lucia Teachers Union President Julian Monrose heaped praise on his members on Thursday, for their recent firm stance on salary negotiations with the government negotiating team. HTS News4orce spoke to Monrose on the sidelines of the union’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday.  

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MAN PERISHES IN FREAK ACCIDENT ON CASTRIES WHARF

Details are still emerging on the circumstances surrounding the death of a 54 year old stevedore at port Castries, early Thursday afternoon. The news of the unfortunate incident was greeted by a minute’s silence in parliament.  

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OPPOSITION LEADER PANS BUDGET

Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre has panned the estimates for what he says is the failure to be inclusive and being devoid of a clear plan for improving the lives of Saint Lucians.  

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VENEZUELAN AMBASSADOR SAYS HER COUNTRY HOLDING STRONG

Outgoing Venezuelan ambassador Lieff Escalona says her country is persevering, despite sustained attacks from the US. The country has witnessed large protests, coupled with food and power shortages following the election of President Maduro in January 2019.  

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