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PM ‘CONSIDERING’ RELOCATING CCSS

Prime minister Allen Chastanet on 30 October confirmed his cabinet is considering relocating the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School [CCSS]. The prime minister cited the aging building plant, estimated refurbishing costs exceeding XCD $10 million dollars and traffic concerns for a possible relocation move. He dismissed suggestions of a potential conflict …

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MARY ANN STREET FIRE GUTS SEVERAL BUILDINGS

Up to eight buildings bordering Maryann and Broglie Street in the capital were damaged in an early morning blaze on October 30. The fire gutted one residential property which has left at least three people homeless. The fire department is investigating the cause of the blaze.  

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CASTRIES CENTRAL MP & MAYOR RESPOND TO FALL OUT CLAIMS

Castries mayor Peterson Francis sought to clarify the alleged fall out between him and Castries Central MP Sarah Flood Beaubrun on the sidelines of Parliament on 30 October. It is rumored that relations between the two have deteriorated, as Francis is considering contesting the Castries Central seat.

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SLTU LEADS SALCC TEACHERS IN PROTEST

About two months after the SALCC board resigned en masse, educators are demonstrating their dissatisfaction with the current working environment. Classes were disrupted on October 25th and 26th, after teachers suddenly fell ill.  Occupational health and safety issues have been a perennial problem for the college.

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PIERRE RETAINED AS SLP POLITICAL LEADER

Castries East Member of Parliament Philip J. Pierre will continue on as Saint Lucia Labour Party political leader for another year after securing more than 95% of the confidence vote during the closed session of the 68th annual conference of delegates held on October 21.  

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Antigua to Legalize Marijuana – Urges other Countries to Follow Suit

8 months after passing a bill to decriminalize marijuana, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda will go back to parliament this month, as it pushes for legalization. The country’s Agriculture Minister Dean Jonas says decriminalization has been successfully rolled out and it is now time for stepped up action, in …

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Experts Determined to Make Agriculture Attractive for Youth

Officials at Caribbean Week in Agriculture 2018 are convinced that agriculture can help to reduce the Region’s worrying youth unemployment rate. Joblessness among young people in the Caribbean stands at 30%, compared to a global average of 13%.  Youth need work and the agriculture sector needs all hands on deck, …

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