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GOVERNMENT AND FIREFIGHTERS REMAIN AT ODDS

There is still no progress in the impasse between the government and The St. Lucia Fire Service Association. The fire fighters have been on strike for ten days now with more than sixty percent of them participating in the protest. This has meant that the senior officers of the fire service have …

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CDB PREDICTS 3% GROWTH FOR ST LUCIA’S ECONOMY

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says economic activity in Saint Lucia dropped to 0.6% in 2018, from 3.7% in 2017. The Barbados-based bank says this slowdown is mainly due to a significant downturn in the construction sector, but is predicting a 3% economic growth for Saint Lucia in 2019. The …

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SECURITY MINISTER CALLS FOR NEW APPROACH TO COMMUNITY POLICING

The minister for home affairs and national security is urging members of the St. Lucia police force to become better connection with the communities they serve. Francis says that old fashion policing of strong community connection can go a long way in reducing crime and solving them when they happen.

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PROTESTING FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO BUSH FIRE NEAR COLLEAGUES HOME

Protesting firefighters faced a dilemma in the wee hours of Thursday March 21st. The officers, who are withholding their services, were notified of a bush fire in Dennery, which was threatening the home of one of their colleagues. The men decided to respond to the emergency, halting their industrial action …

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FIREFIGHTERS REJECT GOVERNMENT’S LETTER; STRIKE GOES ON

The negotiators in the ongoing dispute between the government and the St. Lucia Firefighters Association will have to head back to the bargaining table. This as the striking fire fighters rejected the latest government offer contained in a letter from Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.  

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SLP URGES GOVERNMENT TO DO RIGHT BY FIREFIGHTERS

The Saint Lucia Labor Party (SLP) says the Allen Chastanet administration failed to act on key decisions of its predecessor that would have alleviated the plight Of Saint Lucia’s fire-fighters.  Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre told the media on Wednesday, that between 2014 and 2016, the SLP government embarked on a …

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PM TO MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is one of 5 Caribbean leaders who will meet with US President Donald Trump this weekend. The office of the Prime Minister says Saint Lucia’s leader is welcoming the opportunity for dialogue on deepening the relationship between the Caribbean and the United States. The meeting comes …

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SLP SLAMS GOVERNMENT FOR ‘INSENSITIVE’ APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE

The St. Lucia Labour Party is calling on the government to be more forth-coming on the issue of health care. The Saint Lucia Labour Party at a special press briefing held on the perimeter fence of the OKEU hospital on Wednesday afternoon, say that the government is displaying insensitivity towards …

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PM NOT AVERSE TO INVESTING IN LIAT – IF THE CONDITIONS ARE RIGHT

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has set out the conditions under which the government of St. Lucia will invest in LIAT. LIAT is under considerable financial strain and requires the injection of additional funds in order to continue serving the region. The regional carrier would have to undergo fundamental changes to …

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