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‘PM, gov’t owes an apology’ – Opposition Leader

STATEMENT BY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION HON PHILIP J. PIERRE ON ST.JUDE HOSPITAL AT THE SLP’S PRESS CONFERENCE MAY 30TH 2018   This UWP government for almost two years has been engaged in a witch-hunt against members of the last SLP government over the St Jude’s reconstruction project at the expense of …

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Gov’t to host first ever ‘Data Literacy Boot Camp’

GIS – THE WORKSHOP WILL EXPLORE HOW DATA CAN BE READILY USED BY THE PUBLIC. The Government of Saint Lucia will, next week, launch Saint Lucia Open Data (data.govt.lc). The objective is to make government data more readily available and accessible. Dozens of datasets have already been released by the various …

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Blind farmer defies the odds

[Press release] For all the able-bodied persons who sit by and complain about the lack of job opportunities one farmer from Desruisseaux is defying all odds to eke out an existent for himself and his family. Meet Antonius Tixey, a dedicated father, husband and avid farmer. Antonius, a resident of farming …

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Police make arrest in deadly Louis St. shooting

Homicide on Louis Street, Castries Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Elton Fontinelle of Morne Du Don, Castries. On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, about 4:00 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department received a report of a shooting on Louis Street, Castries. Elton Fontinelle was conveyed …

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GEF to present 5th Annual Report

[Press release]  The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme United Nations Development Programme (GEF SGP UNDP) will on Friday 1st June 2018, present its 5th Annual Report to the People and Government of Saint Lucia, at the Financial Centre, Pointe Seraphine, Castries. Over 120 invited guests from around Saint Lucia …

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“Let Her Inspire You” social media campaign up for CTO award

[Press Release] Saint Lucia’s “Let Her Inspire You” social media campaign is up for an award at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) travel media awards on June 7, 2018 in New York City. The nomination is for the Best Social Media campaign in the “Up the Social Ladder” category – one …

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PM Chastanet held e-Governance talks with Estonia President

[Press Release] Digital interactions between governments and citizens formed part of the discussion when Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet met with President of the Republic of Estonia, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid, on Tuesday May 29th 2018. Estonia has long been a digital Global leader and is seen as a prototype country …

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Gov’t commends police,citizen bravery in wake of brazen shooting

[Press Release] Acting Prime Minister Honourable Ezechiel Joseph has commended the police for their quick action following a shooting incident in Castries on Tuesday afternoon where one person was shot dead and five persons were injured. The Government of Saint Lucia states its immense concern about the recent violence which …

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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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