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PM ‘STILL SUPPORTS’ MARIJUANA DECRIMINALISATION

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says his Administration continues to support the decriminalization of marijuana. In fact, he told reporters in Jamaica that his team campaigned on this issued. His comments follow criticisms by The Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari, that his Administration is dragging its feet on the …

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WASCO COMPLETES HILL 20 WORKS

The Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO) has completed works on its water improvement project and pump upgrade at the Hill 20 pipe plant. WASCO unveiled the new Hill 20 sign at a pipe opening ceremony on 12 July. Prior to the upgrade; residents complained of water shortages for prolonged …

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Security Minister visits recovering 9 y-o shooting victim

[Press release] Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Senator the Honourable Hermangild Francis on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 visited the nine year old victim who has been recuperating from her injuries resulting from the May 29th exchange of gun fire on Peynier Street, Castries. The Nine year old …

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UNIONS TOUR ST. JUDE AMID HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS

The beleaguered St. Jude Hospital is once making headlines – this time for health and safety issues that the St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association says are affecting both staff and patients. On Thursday July 12th, SLMDA officials joined the civil service association on a Labour Department tour of the …

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POLICE PROMISE ‘BOOTS ON THE GROUND’ FOR CARNIVAL

Expect more boots on the ground for the annual parade of the bands on carnival Monday and Tuesday next week. The high command of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has assured the public of a heightened police presence throughout the official route and the capital. The police department will …

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ICAR LOOKING FOR MEMBERS IN FOND ST. JACQUES

The Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari (ICAR) will seek to rally troops in the Fond St. Jacques area this weekend. ICAR’s first membership drive was held in Gros-Islet. The council also held whistle stops in Dennery, Anse-La-Raye, Vieux-Fort and Soufriere.

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Former PM urges DCA to halt stadium repairs

[Press release] WORRYING AND TROUBLING REPORTS The Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort South, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, says he is deeply disturbed by the events unfolding at the St Jude Hospital located at the George Odlum Stadium. Over the past two weeks, there has been ongoing works to remove and replace …

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Pregnant pooch stuck in drain

Emergency services and the mayor’s office were alerted to a peculiar incident in the capital on Thursday 12 July. Lured by frantic barking and howling, commuters and other business owners on the intersection of Coral and Maryanne Street in Castries helplessly observed a city dog trapped in a small drain …

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Tourism Authority says local hotels are “excited” about carnival

[Press release] The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is happy to be associated with the marquee Soleil Saint Lucia cultural showpiece, Saint Lucia Carnival 2018. The cerebration got underway with the official Epic Wednesday opening on May 16, followed by several national and fringe events including the National Inter-commercial House Calypso Competition, …

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Jade Mountain rated “best” hotel in Travel + Leisure magazine

[Press release] Jade Mountain resort is the number one hotel in St. Lucia, according to readers of the influential Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine, which also placed its sister hotel Anse Chastanet in the top five on the island. According to the magazine’s 2018 World’s Best Awards, the renowned resorts …

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