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NO CONFIDENCE MOTION STILL IN PLAY

You may recall that in late 2018, the SLP made good on a promise to file a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.  That motion was formally handed in by opposition leader Philip J Pierre to the clerk of parliament on November 20th.  It’s January 2019 and members of …

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OPPOSITION LEADER DISMANTLES THE PRIME MINISTER’S MAIDEN NEW YEAR ADDRESS

In an expected rejoinder from the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party, Philip J Pierre and his opposition members sought to dismantle Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s maiden new year’s address, during a January 15 press conference.  Pierre’s speech titled, ‘Time For Truth’ offered line by line scrutiny and raised counter arguments, in …

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HOTEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION MOURNING BOB HATHAWAY

The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association is in mourning, following the killing of a former director Robert Hathaway.  Known affectionately as ‘Bob,’ Hathaway was found dead at his home on Sunday January 13, with marks of violence about the body.  International media houses are reporting on his killing, as well …

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FLOW TRUCK LINKED TO MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH, EXPLOSION

La Haut residents in Laborie were sent scampering for safety on January 13, when two motor vehicles caught fire and exploded near a residential community. Fast acting neighbors pulled the driver from the wreck moments before flames consumed both vehicles. No serious injuries have been reported. 

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GAMERS PROTEST AT CAGE

Derniere Rivière, Dennery, residents converged at Cage’s main headquarters in Gros-Islet on Monday morning; demanding that the agent compensate them for monies won at a bar in the community. Over 11 residents say they won video lottery games at metro’s bar in December 2018; ranging from 300 to thousands of …

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SPECIAL FUND TO RESTORE AMBULANCE SERVICES TO CANARIES

Residents of Canaries and members of the UK Canaries Association are teaming up with the Ministry of Health and the Social Development Fund, to raise funds to restore ambulance services to the community. The Canaries ambulance fund is a project over three years in the making. The member of parliament …

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RELIEF BEGINS FOR SANITARY TRUCK DRIVERS

The St. Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority has reassured garbage truck drivers that they will see a significant improvement in the flow of traffic at Delgos sanitary landfill once works are completed. Last week; the drivers called on the authority to speed those works, amid lengthy waiting times and backed up …

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PRIME MINISTER’S MAIDEN NEW YEAR ADDRESS TO THE NATION

Since taking office in 2016, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet delivered his maiden New Year’s address in a nationally televised speech on January 13. In addition to touting the accomplishments of the United Workers Party administration, the Prime Minister’s 2019 agenda remains hinged on rolling out multimillion dollar capitol projects and …

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LA CLERY MINIBUS ASSOCIATION WANTS BUS DRIVERS VETTED

A representative of a local minibus association is calling for thorough vetting of minibus drivers. This week, cell phone footage of a squabble between a Gros Islet driver and a passenger went viral, and has since spawned memes and social media jokes.  But the vice president of the La Clery minibus …

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BCF ASSURES SAFETY OF JUVENILE DETAINEES

Officials at Saint Lucia’s main penal institution – the Bordelais Correctional Facility have sounded the alarm on what they say has been a steady increase in juvenile detainees. In a January 11 sit-down with News4orce, BCF deputy director Lenard Terrance explained the prison’s growing juvenile population has challenged capacity levels …

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REPUBLIC BANK ASSURES JOB SECURITY FOR SCOTIABANK STAFF

High level talks held on January 10 with officials from Republic Financial Holdings and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Commerce Minister Bradley Felix and finance director Cointha Thomas, resulted in a re-affirmed agreement to protect the jobs of more than 100 people employed with the Bank of Nova Scotia, in Saint …

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TOCO BRINGS FREE DENTAL CLINIC TO MICOUD

Hundreds of Saint Lucians have taken advantage of a free dental clinic spearheaded by UNICEF Champion for Children Taj Weekes, through his charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO). Weekes partnered with the Montana Dental Clinic to host the one week clinic in the community of Micoud.

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13 YEAR OLD GIRL REPORTED MISSING

Have you seen Ji-Ada John Baptiste? She’s a 13-year-old student of the Ciceron Secondary School and her mother Dona John Baptiste says she’s been missing since December 16.  Despite numerous reported sightings of Ji-Ada, the family says she has not been home in weeks. They are appealing to the public for …

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