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NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTER WANTS CANNABIS CONSULTATION

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis is calling for patience from marijuana decriminalization advocates. Last week, members of the Cannabis Movement called on Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to publicly articulate his position on decriminalization. Senator Francis says government will engage in consultation on the way forward. He told reporters that he …

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LEWIS SAYS DR. RIGOBERT RIGHT IN TAKING BEANFIELD BLAME

Former Education Minister Dr. Robert Lewis says his successor was right in shouldering the blame for the Beanfield Secondary School saga. This comes a day after Dr. Gale Rigobert issued a public apology for the controversy, which erupted over common entrance students who selected the Beanfield Secondary School, as their …

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PROMISED TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL IS LAUNCHED

Saint Lucia has a new multi-partner advisory grouping on tourism. Industry officials say the Tourism Advisory Council comprises public and private sector representatives, who are keen on tourism development and management.

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SLMDA ‘vindicated’ after gov’t decision on St. Jude

Statement by the St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) on the Healthcare crisis The announcement by Minister Guy Joseph on 28.05.2018, represents a vindication of the message delivered by the SLMDA on behalf of its members, health workers and the public. It puts in context, the verbal abuse that …

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Vieux Fort North MP readies constituency for hurricane season

[Press Release] As the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season approaches, the Vieux Fort North Parliamentary Representative Hon Moses Jn. Baptiste held a constituency status consultation with representatives of all major organizations within the constituency. The successful consultation which was held at the Pierrot Combined School on Monday May …

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WASCO blasts ‘fake news’ on phoney tarrifs

[Press Release] The Water and Sewerage Company Inc. WASCO has categorized as fake news social media claims suggesting that new tariffs have been applied to customers. The publication which has been making the rounds is a copy of the rates which customers currently pay. These rates were approved in 2012 …

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PM attends e-Governance conference in Estonia

[Press Release] With the Government’s thrust towards improved e-Governance, a timely conference on the advancements of these efforts begins in Tallin, Estonia today under the theme “Governance for Digital Citizens”. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Honourable Allen Chastanet, is currently …

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ST. JUDE HOSPITAL TO REMAIN AT ORIGINAL SITE

The St. Jude Hospital will remain in Augier Vieux Fort. This was disclosed by Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph during the 28 May pre-cabinet press briefing. Since the stoppage of reconstruction works, the St. Jude Hospital reconstruction has morphed into a ‘repurpose versus relocate’ debate.

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