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Private Sector Council to Meet PM

Executive Director of the Saint Lucia Employers Federation [SLEF], Joseph Alexander is not impressed with the current unemployment rate of 20.1% as of March 2017. The latest unemployment figures represent a decline of 1.5% from the previous 4th quarter in 2016. According to the SLEF Executive Director, national unemployment should …

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Local Artists “Not Prepared to Accept” NCC Relocation

The Prime Minister’s announcement on the temporary relocation of the National Cultural Centre [NCC] to the facilities of a privately-run warehouse at Union, Castries has stoked heated debate and objection by sections of the local arts industry. Cultural activist and former events coordinator at the NCC, George “Fish” Alphonse told …

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Is Prime Minister Chastanet Facilitating Misdeeds by Guy Joseph?

PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party is calling on Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to dispel the growing public perception that he is facilitating misdeeds committed by Guy Joseph, his Minister of Economic Affairs and by all indications his closest political partner. The SLP, further, appeals to the Prime Minister to …

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Road Fatality at Rodney Heights

Police have confirmed a man reportedly in his seventies has succumbed to injuries sustained from an auto crash on June 7th. Information from the investigation suggest the senior identified as Joseph Altidor, was struck by a motorcycle reportedly, while attempting to cross the road. The incident occurred in Rodney Heights, …

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Creative Artists Meeting Notice

PRESS RELEASE:-Several issues of concern to creative artists in St. Lucia have developed recently. Included among those are the proposed re-location of the National Cultural Centre and the Cultural Development Foundation offices, the closing of the Walcott House and St. Lucia’s possible non-participation in Carifesta in Barbados in August. All …

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Gas Dealer Warns Of Consequential Fuel Price Hike

Consumers can expect a ‘significant’ increase in the price of gas from July, 2017. That’s according to petroleum dealer Everistus Jn Marie who says while government’s announced hike in the excise tax on fuel has not taken effect as scheduled in June, all indicators point to the $1.50 increase starting …

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Bois D’orange Bypass For Southbound Traffic

The by-pass road located on the Castries/ Gros-Islet Highway near the Bois D Orange Bridge will be re-opened from June 17th, 2017. The road was constructed for traffic proceeding to Babonneau, Corinth, Marisule and Grande Riviere. It was utilized regularly during the construction phase of the new Bois D’orange Bridge …

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Combination Prevention Workshop

According to data from 2009, the Caribbean is the second-most affected region in terms of HIV prevalence. Approximately 1% of the adults (240,000 people) are living with the disease. This is higher than any other region, except Sub-Saharan Africa. Several factors influence this epidemic, including poverty, gender, sex tourism and …

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Bois d’Orange Bypass Road to Open on June 12th

As the automotive volumes traversing Saint Lucian roadways continue to increase, traffic congestion along key thoroughfares have become a growing problem. Rush hour traffic volumes along the Choc / Gros – Islet highroad, the John Compton Highway and throughout the city circuit has increased. The Infrastructure Ministry plans to introduce …

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Local Petrol Dealer Warns Increases in Gas Prices Loom

Local petroleum dealer and former president of the Petroleum Dealers Association, Everistus Jn. Marie has warned of an imminent increase on fuel prices in Saint Lucia. Jn. Marie has also urged consumers to brace for price hikes across the board due to the recently imposed increase in the excise tax …

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