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RANGE THREATENS COURT ACTION?

According to a June 28th article by the Investment Migration Insider, Range Development – the company involved in the Black Bay hotel project, has issued an ultimatum to the government of St. Lucia – pay up the money invested or expect a lawsuit.

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Roofing demolition project set for George Odlum Stadium

[Press release] A bird’s eye view of the roofing at the George Odlum Stadium reveals more clearly the threat posed by the fiberglass roofing on the facility. Gaping holes are clearly visible compromising the integrity of the structure. Loose particles of fiberglass are already an issue at the facility. Government has …

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Castries Mayor bound for regional culture conference

[Press release] Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis will join counterparts from the region at the Conference of Caribbean Countries on Cultural and Associative Exchanges in Le Vauclin, Martinique from June 29 – July 4, 2018. The conference will focus on developmental opportunities with significant emphasis on building cultural …

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Fisheries changing the climate of kiddies carnival

[Press release] The Department of Fisheries and Just Us Kids carnival band has collaborated to host an Educational Fun Fair and Line Jam Jump up on Saturday July 7th, 2018. The event starts with the Fun Fair at 10am, on the Ave Maria School Grounds followed by the Line Jam Jump …

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WLBL spearheads local cleanup

[Press release] Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd. (WLBL) in partnership with the St. Lucia Solid Waste Authority, St. Lucia National Trust and the Department of Fisheries embarked on a clean-up activity on June 27, 2018 along the Allan Bousquet Highway, near the Babonneau bus shelter. The area was seen as a …

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SRDF train 10 Dock Wardens

[Press release] On Tuesday June 26, 2018, ten (10) Dock Wardens completed a two-day certification course in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code at the conference room of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF). The two-day session which ran from Monday June 25, 2018, was facilitated by …

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Venezuela and Saint Lucia to expand bilateral cooperation relations

[MPPRE] On Wednesday June 25th, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet, met with the Minister of External Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, in the framework of the Venezuelan Diplomat’s tour of the Caribbean, which seeks to strengthen and consolidate relations with countries of the region. During …

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VF4Cs demand Health Minister’s resignation

[Press release] The Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VF4Cs) has come to the conclusion that Senator Mary Isaac must resign as Minister of Health and Wellness. Her latest public pronouncements re- confirm her inability to steer the health care system on an evolution and development course that generates confidence in …

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Saint Lucia Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam

[Press release] On Tuesday June 26, 2018, Saint Lucia formally established diplomatic relations with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This historic occasion was effectuated through the signing of a Joint Communiqué at the Ambassadorial level in New York. His Excellency Cosmos Richardson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of  Saint Lucia to the United …

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Saint Lucia PM Facing Lawsuit Over Black Bay CBI-Development

[imidaily.com] Following the stagnation of the planned Ritz-Carlton CBI-development in Saint Lucia – an administrative failure for which Saint Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet assumed full responsibility in April – the PM is now faced with an ultimatum from Range: Repay the money invested in Black Bay, or expect a lawsuit. Related: “I …

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THE SLMDA CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT AMID THE CANCELED MEETING CONTROVERSY

The Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) says it condemns, in the strongest of terms, the position taken by the government of Saint Lucia, to cancel the Association’s scheduled sit-down with the Prime Minister on Friday June 22nd. The Association issued its promised position statement on the matter on …

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SECURITY MINISTER PROMISES POLICE IMPACS RELIEF

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has told police officers that the Allen Chastanet Administration is working assiduously to make the Operation Restore Confidence fallout and IMPACS investigation into alleged extrajudicial killings a thing of the past.  

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RISE SAINT LUCIA LAUNCHES ‘SAFE SPACES’

Rise St. Lucia Inc. and the Ciceron Development Committee has launched a programme geared at curbing youth violence and crime. The ‘safe spaces’ initiative hopes to teach young people leadership and conflict resolution skills.

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