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Dennery North MP Defends Integrity Amid UWP NLA Allegations

Member of Parliament for Dennery North and, former Minister for Youth Development and Sports Shawn Edward has hit back against accusations by United Workers Party MPs over alleged misappropriation with National Lotteries Association [NLA] funds during his 2011 – 2016 tenure. During the April debate on the Estimates of Expenditure …

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SLP ‘Condemns sudden suspension of the House’

Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Micoud South during the second day of debate on the Appropriation Bill – moved a motion to suspend proceedings until June 20th. Debate on the Appropriation Bill was initially scheduled to run from May 10th – 12th. The suspension of the debate by …

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More Needs to Be Done for Tourism – Dominic Fedee

GIS – The Hon. Dominic Fedee, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information, and Broadcasting said much needs to be done for the tourism sector to meet expectations. The minister spoke on May 10, during the debate on the 2017 Appropriation Bill. “I am …

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National Association of Driving Schools Threaten Protests

The National Association of Driving Schools [NADS] on May 12th, issued strike notice to the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour led by Stephenson King and the Ministry for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation led by Guy Joseph for various administrative problems.  “The public is to expect a …

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Soleil Jazz Set the Mood at Royalton on Opening Night

HTS News4orce has the highlights of Soleil Jazz from opening night at the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa on May 11th. Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson and the Young Stars featuring Saint Lucia’s best vocalist crooned and grooved away.  Saint Lucian Groovy Soca King Teddyson John gave a surprise performance after being …

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2017 Appropriation Debate Ends Abruptly

Debate on the 2017/2018 Appropriation bill ended abruptly on Thursday evening. In a stunning turn of events, the Prime Minister and Micoud South MP, Allen Chastanet stood up and asked that the House stand adjourned until June 20th 2017. The move followed the contribution to the debate by Castries South …

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Chemico Falls Victim To Cheque Fraud

A local businessman is sounding the alarm after receiving a fraudulent cheque from a group of individuals. Mr. Thomas Roserie is the managing director of the Vieux Fort based chemical manufacturing & investment company ltd. (Chemico).

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PM Touts New Job Numbers

Members of parliament are welcoming the latest employment figures, which indicate that joblessness fell by 1.5% in the first quarter of 2017. January to march figures put unemployment at 20.1%. The prime minister says it is good news, but not good enough. The opposition leader agrees, but says he remains …

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Myers Weighs-In On 2017 Budget Policy Address

A local chartered accountant is not surprised by the government’s policies for the 2017/2018 fiscal year. On Tuesday, Prime Minister and minister for finance honourable Allen Chastanet presented his maiden budget to parliament, under the theme, ‘building a new Saint Lucia.’ The 1.5 billion dollar estimates promised development based on …

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PM Confirms Increase In Budget For Carnival

As confirmed by the hts e-poll, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced that more money will be allocated for this year’s carnival. According to Chastanet, his government will be working on revamping Saint Lucia’s two major festivals; Jounen Kweyol and carnival. Chastanet revealed that over 3 million has been set aside …

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