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HURRICANE ELSA CAUSES LOCAL BANANA SHORTAGE

Agriculture minister Alfred Prospere has confirmed reports of a shortage of bananas in Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is currently unable to ship bananas to two UK marketing companies, after the devastation caused by the passage of hurricane Elsa in July. Prospere who spoke to reporters outside parliament this week, revealed …

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OPPOSITION HAMMERS GOV’T ON COVID-19 MANAGEMENT

The opposition united workers party continues to accuse the government of mismanagement of the ongoing pandemic. The Philip J . Pierre administration has sought to treat the pandemic as a heath crisis rather than a criminal matter. The opposition claims a lax approach to the outbreak is affecting all sectors …

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SLMDA PREZ ALARMED AT RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL COVID-19 CASELOAD

The president of the St. Lucia medical and dental association dr. Merle Clarke has sounded the alarm bells over the rising number of Covid 19 cases and the impact on staff and on the operations at the Victoria respiratory hospital. Dr. Clarke warns that the situation has to be urgently …

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OPPOSITION LEADER, A NO SHOW, AGAIN

There was much anticipation in some quarters surrounding the attendance at Tuesday’s sitting of the house of assembly of the leader of the opposition Allen Chastanet. However, for the third consecutive time the Micoud South MP and former prime minister was absent. There was much anticipation in some quarters surrounding …

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SUGAR SHIPMENT SET TO ARRIVE ON TUESDAY

A shipment of sugar was expected to arrive in Saint Lucia on Tuesday. That’s the word from commerce minister Emma Hippolyte. Consumers have been scrambling for the staple on the Saint Lucian diet with the rationing of the current stock at government warehouses due to a delay in a consignment …

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PM SAYS 150 POLICE OFFICERS IN QUARANTINE

Prime minister Philip j. Pierre disclosed Tuesday that the police are stretched with over 150 officers in quarantine. The government leader who was grilled by the media outside parliament on the fight against crime and protocol enforcement, says the police are trying their best.

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