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ECCB GOVERNOR TALKS GROWTH AND RESILIENCE FUND

The ECCB Governor says risk management is essential for member states in the hurricane belt. He says the risks facing the eight small island member states of the oecs are many and while there has been growing understanding and acknowledgement of those threats, the need for innovative action at the …

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ECLAC TACKLES RESILIENCE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says the Caribbean is physically unprepared for the impending hurricane season. Decision makers and senior policy advisors from Latin America and the Caribbean met in Saint Lucia this week to discuss climate resilience and sustainable economic growth. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean …

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SECURITY MINISTER DENIES COPS LINKED TO O.R.C PROMOTED

National Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis says no officers involved in ORC or implicated in the IMPACS report were promoted on his watch. The retired high-ranking police officer responded to appeals this week by human rights advocate Mary Francis for a resolution to the long-standing human rights debacle.

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Gov’t reports gains in banana sector

GIS – DUE TO THE BANANA PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, EXPORTS TO THE EU MARKET INCREASED BY 26 PERCENT. A little over one year since the Banana Productivity Improvement Project came into operation, banana production and exports are on the rebound, so said Project Manager for the Banana Productivity Improvement Project, Kerde …

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Home Affairs Minister ‘unaware’ of promoted officers linked to ORC

[PRESS RELEASE] Minister Debunks Claims that Police Officers implicated in IMPACTS Investigation have been promoted Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Senator the Honourable Hermangild Francis has debunked recent claims made by Human Rights lawyer Mary Francis that police officers implicated in the investigation into the Restore Confidence …

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PM CHASTANET SAYS WINDRUSH SITUATION UNFORTUNATE

Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet says the Windrush crisis in the United Kingdom is ‘unfortunate.’ Speaking at a joint press conference with the Commonwealth Secretary General on Thursday, the Prime Minister said he will refrain from getting involved in the domestic politics of the UK. He said however, that there …

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COMMONWEALTH SG TOUTS LANDMARK DECLARATIONS

Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland says the signing of the land-mark Commonwealth Blue Charter is a game changer for sustainable ocean development. The 6th Commonwealth Secretary General visited Saint Lucia on 26 April, as part of a multi-nation Caribbean tour. Her tour comes on the heels of the 2018 …

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PM EXPLAINS OKEU FINANCING CHALLENGES

The government is still exploring options on healthcare financing. This was reiterated by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on 26 April. Chastanet fielded questions from the media on the sidelines of the 5th meeting of ECLAC’s Caribbean development round table which took place in Saint Lucia. So what are some of …

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