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DSH Redraws Southern Causeway

Chairman of Desert Star Holdings Ltd, Teo Ah Khing on May 10th unveiled a different version of proposed plans for the construction of a man-made causeway off the south east coast near Vieux-Fort. The previous ‘Southern Causeway’ initially presented by DSH, linked the mainland to the protected Maria Islands. The DSH …

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Unemployment Dropped in 1st Quarter

The latest job numbers from the Central Statistics Department confirms national unemployment has declined. Between January and March of 2017, 20.1% of Saint Lucians were out of work.  The numbers for the typically busy shopping period in during the previous 4th quarter of 2016 were not positive. Unemployment then stood …

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IMPACT Justice hosts 3rd Technical Advisory Group

PRESS RELEASE – The Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project is hosting 3 Technical Advisory Group meetings at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Gros Islet, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia on May 11th and 12th, 2017. These meetings will serve to assist the Project as …

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OPPOSITION LEADER RESPONDS TODAY

Leader of the Opposition the Hon Philip J Pierre will at 4 pm today respond to the budget address delivered by the Prime Minister yesterday.  This is the first time in recent history that the Opposition has been asked to respond to the Prime Minister the day after his delivery.  …

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PM Chastanet Presents Appropriation Bill

Prime minister and minister for finance, Allen Chastanet provided details of his administration’s fiscal policy for the next 12 months during the second reading of the appropriation bill on Wednesday afternoon. He gave an overview of the economic performance of the previous year and decades, pointing to an anemic 1.6% …

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OPM Distances Itself From Chastanet Remarks

The government of Saint Lucia has sought to distance itself from statements made by local businessman Michael Chastanet. During his non-call in talk show ‘open mike’, the prominent businessman and father of the prime minister appeared to take issue with the Roman Catholic Church’s statement on the DSH development.

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Laborie Mourns Death Of Beloved Citizen

Residents of Laborie are mourning the sudden death of a beloved resident. 50-year-old Darius Jn Baptiste was found dead around 5:00 am on Tuesday may 9th at his residence. The news sent a wave of grief over the tight knit Laborie community.

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National Trust Clears Air On Fregate Island

Amid claims of hypocrisy, the Saint Lucia National Trust has sought to set the record straight. The environmental organization has come under some scrutiny as of late for its opposition to the construction of a dolphinarium at the pigeon island landmark.

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Health Officials Endorse Mosquito Week

Saint Lucia will join the rest of the region in commemorating Caribbean mosquito week in the second week of May. The observance is the brain-child of the Caribbean public health agency (CARPHA) and is intended to raise awareness on the prevention of mosquito borne viruses.

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