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SAINT LUCIA ISSUES ADVISORY ON ROMAINE LETTUCE IMPORTS

The Ministry of Health has responded to a sweeping E.coli outbreak in the United States linked to romaine lettuce and has issued public advisories against the sale and consumption in Saint Lucia. Health officials have not confirmed any local infections, but are urging members of the public to remain vigilant …

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DISPUTED ABBATOIR TO BE RELOCATED TO LA CAYE DENNERY

La Caye, Dennery will be the new location of an abattoir for Saint Lucia. That’s according to Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph, who recently confirmed that the Taiwanese funded multi-million-dollar abattoir in Beausejour, Vieux Fort, will make way for the Chinese-backed Desert Star Holdings horse racing track.

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ARE SLU WORKERS ON CANNABIS FARMS VIOLATING LOCAL LAWS?

Labor Minister Stephenson King has expressed concern about whether nationals working on Canada’s cannabis farms are in violation of local cannabis laws. Saint Lucians and Grenadians are currently employed on cannabis farms through the Canada-Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP).

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PM UPDATES ON $1.5 BILLION ‘COMMITTED’ TO SAINT LUCIA

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is standing by his claims that $1.5 billion derived from his overseas meetings has been committed to Saint Lucia. Prime Minister Chastanet who first made the disclosure in 2017 told HTS News4orce on November 20th, that the funds are still on train to flow into Saint …

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LOCAL GOVT MINISTER SEEKS TO SETTLE AFFAIRS AT CCC

Local Government Minister Lenard Montoute wants to set the tone at the embattled Castries Constituencies Council [CCC]. Montoute’s Junior Minister Senator Fortuna Belrose recently denied reports that a rift with city mayor Peterson Francis was a factor in her ministerial re-alignment to the Ministry of Tourism. Minister Montoute says he …

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UNS REJECTS BEAUBRUN’S ‘SCIENCE’ ARGUMENT

Saint Lucia’s only gay rights advocacy group United and Strong is not convinced with the ‘science’ referenced by religious, conservative Cabinet Minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, on her disapproval of same sex parenting. United and Strong communications officer Bennet Charles criticized the government Minister’s comments and has appealed to the Allen Chastanet …

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MAN FOUND DEAD IN MONCHY RAVINE

Family members of a man found dead in a Monchy ravine on Monday November 19th are hoping that a police investigation will bring answers about his final hours. Julian Alfred was last seen by relatives on night of Sunday November 18th. Police are investigating the death of the man described …

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SLP CHANGES STANCE ON DOLPHIN PARK ROW

Not one, but two – that’s the number of dolphin park proposals which were then given the green light by the former Saint Lucia Labour Party Administration, says Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee. On Monday November 19th, Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph unearthed what he says, was a cabinet conclusion which …

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PRIME MINISTER STILL UNFAZED BY ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ MOTION

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is not losing any sleep over the St. Lucia Labor Party’s “no confidence motion.” An unperturbed Chastanet told reporters on November 20th, that he was excited with the growth of the economy and is looking forward to his cabinet’s Parliamentary agenda for the remainder of the …

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OPPOSITION FORMALLY HANDS IN ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ MOTION

The Opposition led ‘no confidence’ motion against Prime Minister and Micoud South MP Allen Chastanet, was formally handed in by Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre to the Clerk of Parliament on Tuesday November 20th. House Speaker Andy Daniel has not publicly disclosed the anticipated date when Saint Lucia’s 17 elected …

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