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ANTIGUAN PM RESPONDS TO ST. LUCIA’S LIAT POSITION

Minister Joseph’s comments follow Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s clarification of government’s position on LIAT, saying that no decision has been taken to subsidize the regional air carrier. On Tuesday July 3rd, Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne responded to his Saint Lucian counterpart’s explanation.

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NHC DENIES ‘INHUMANE’ ACTION IN LA CLERY CDC’S DEMOLITION

“Inconsiderate and unconscionable, we are not” is the word from National Housing Corporation Chairman Timothy Mangal, as the organisation continues to receive backlash for the recent eviction of occupants and demolition of the La Clery CDC units. Mangal made these comments at a wide-ranging press conference convened by the NHC …

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Anticipated national address on healthcare tonight

[Press release]  The Government of Saint Lucia will this evening update the People of Saint Lucia on plans to provide affordable, quality health care for all. In a Special Address, scheduled to air at 8:00 P.M. on the National Television Network and simultaneously on local TV and radio stations, Prime …

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BRUNO PROJECT DEFENDS VIGIE BEACH DOGS

Bruno Project co-founder Doris Jolicoeur does not believe stray dogs were responsible for the recent mauling of two sea turtles there last week. On Friday Yvonne Edwin of the Department of Fisheries expressed her outrage at the discovery of two dead leatherback loggerhead turtles, bearing among other things, teeth marks.

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MASSY STORES ROLLS OUT NEW PLASTIC BAG POLICY

Despite some initial skepticism, Massy Stores customers have embraced the supermarket chain’s new plastic bag policy, which encourages shoppers to use reusable shopping bags or pay $0.25 cents per plastic bag. The media descended on Massy’s Sunny Acres store on Tuesday June 3rd, the first day of this policy shift.

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FOND ST. JACQUES PRIMARY RECORDS COMMON ENTRANCE FIRST

Soufriere residents are celebrating a major milestone for the town’s Fond St. Jacques Primary School. The school has emerged in the top position among public schools for students’ performance at the 2018 common entrance examination. It’s the first time that a school in district 8 has achieved this feat.   …

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GUY JOSEPH UNFAZED BY CALYPSO COMMENTARY

Tensions between local calypsonians and politicians have reached fever pitch. A seemingly unfazed Castries South East MP Guy Joseph has pushed back at this year’s political commentary from numerous calypsonians. The Economic Development Minister in the United Workers Party Administration has questions about the songwriters and suggested the lyrical content …

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Soufriere Hospital set reopen in August

[Press release] The month of August has been earmarked for the full reopening of the Soufriere Hospital following the forced closure by the recent fires at the facility. The Soufriere Hospital was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health and Wellness one month ago following the second major fire at …

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