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The St. Lucia senate handed the government a rare defeat during Thursday’s sitting of the upper house of parliament. The senators voted against the company’s amendment bill. The bill had raised questions during its passage in the lower house, with members of the opposition seeking clarification on a number of …

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ZOUKS FIRST GAME IN SLU

The captain of the St. Lucia Zouks T 20 cricket side Darren Sammy has promised to raise the level when they play their first home game for the 2019 Caribbean premier league competition.

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IMPACS REPORT

The minister for home affairs and national security senator Hermingild Francis says all of the parties involved in the IMPACS matter, need resolution in order to move on with their lives.  

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GOVERNMENT MAKES INVESTMENT IN INFORMATION SECTOR

The government of St. Lucia is working towards establishing a national spatial data infrastructure. The NSDI is said to be an asset, that can be used for better decision making. Communications officer for the disaster vulnerability reduction project Lucious Doxeire has the details.

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GROWTH IN TOURISM SECTOR

St Lucia has registered a record number of stay over visitors for the month July. According to the latest figures, the visitor numbers continue to surpass projections.

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CONSUMER AFFAIRS ON SUGAR

The shortage of sugar in the south of St. Lucia will soon be addressed. The ministry of commerce, which has said that the shortage of sugar is caused by retailers hoarding supplies, warned that the practice is unlawful.

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NCOPT ON DRIVER TRAINING

The National Council on Public Transportation says it is working on introducing far reaching changes for the public transport sector. One component of the changes is the training of bus drivers. https://youtu.be/s01h4JFGHAE

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MILLET PROTEST CONTINUES

The striking millet bus drivers have continued their protest. However, the drivers say they are prepared to sit and negotiate a solution to the strike, which withdrew service to the communities of Bel Air and Venus.

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ISLAND TO ISLAND SWIMMER PRESS CONFERENCE

The South African who etched his name in the record books for his marathon swim from the shores of Barbados to St. Lucia, on Wednesday spoke to the media about accomplishing this challenge. For more than two days, he swam without taking a sleeping break, swimming for close to one …

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23 YEAR OLD SHOT IN GEORGEVILLE

The emergency services are warning that the level of violence in Saint Lucia is placing a strain on their stretched resources. The warning follows reports of another shooting in the community of George Ville, Castries – the shooting victim is recovering at hospital.

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CDB REPORT IN CONTEXT

The recently released report by the staff of the Caribbean development bank has created a firestorm, as persons debate the significance of the regional bank’s findings.

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23 YEAR OLD SHOT IN GEORGEVILLE

The emergency services are warning that the level of violence in Saint Lucia is placing a strain on their stretched resources. The warning follows reports of another shooting in the community of George Ville, Castries – the shooting victim is recovering at hospital.

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HILLAIRE ON CIP

St. Lucia’s lower house of parliament – the house of assembly was convened on Tuesday. Among the matters down for debate were the changes to the citizenship by investment programmed (CIP). This is not the first time that the government has sought to make amendments to the programme. The changes …

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PM REFUSES CHOICE REPORTER AGAIN

Prime minister Allen Chastanet stood his ground once again in refusing to answer the question of reporter Janeka Simon. Both the prime minister and the minister for economic development Guy Joseph have refused to answer her questions. Though the prime minister has not officially stated his reason, minister joseph has …

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