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DEFEAT IN SENATE HITS GOVERNMENT

The government is slowly coming to terms with its historic defeat in the senate. The companies act amendment bill was voted down on Thursday forcing the government to review the bill. St. Lucia’s senate is made up of eleven senators – six government senators, one of whom is the president, …

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US SHIP BERTHED FURTHER AT SEA

Plans are being finalized for the arrival of the united states navy hospital ship “comfort”. The ministry of health and wellness is calling on persons who are in need of medical attention to make the most of the ships visit. https://youtu.be/4p5eaUn8QTo

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NWU ON SLASPA

The national workers union is calling on the St. Lucia air and sea ports authority to re-instate a dismissed employee. The NWU says the worker was dismissed without a disciplinary hearing.

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TRANSITIONING TO CITIZENS SECURITY

Plans are being finalized for the arrival of the united states navy hospital ship “comfort”. The ministry of health and wellness is calling on persons who are in need of medical attention to make the most of the ships visit.

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INTERNATIONAL COASTLINE AWARENESS

St. Lucia joins the international effort to clean up the coastlines, the hospitality sector seeks to reduce its carbon footprints, and the minister for infrastructure says the building codes and standards need to be re-vamped.

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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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