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SLNT DIRECTOR CONFIRMS RESIGNATION

After 15 years at the helm of St. Lucia National Trust; Bishnu Tulsie will step down from the post. Tulsie reflected on his time; achievements and challenges as the head of the Trust.  

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MAN SHOT IN FACE HIT WITH MURDER CHARGES

From a hospital bed to a jail cell – that’s the reality for 20-year-old Miguel Soumere who was allegedly shot in the face by his cousin Irvin Julian on January 28th. Julian has been charged for attempted murder in relation to Soumere’s shooting, but, in a twist of events, police …

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EIGHT INJURED IN BEXON ROAD CRASH

Eight people were involved in another road accident along the Bexon thoroughfare on February 7. Emergency response units transported three of the accident victims nursing injuries to hospital.

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EU WANTS PM TO TAX FOREIGNERS

Despite efforts by the Saint Lucia government to comply with the European Union’s tax reform recommendations, the Allen Chastanet led administration, has again been placed on notice to do away with what the EU’s code of conduct group has flagged as ‘harmful’ tax policies. Saint Lucia has until December 31st, …

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SCOTIABANK BRANCHES REMAIN CLOSED ON FRIDAY

Scotiabank branches in Saint Lucia remained closed on Friday February 8th, amid reports of industrial action. The island-wide closure comes just about three months after the Toronto-based financial institution, announced sales of its banking operations in 9 Caribbean countries.

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SLP HOLDS MARKET STEPS MEETING

Fresh from their no confidence motion presentations in parliament, executive members of the Saint Lucia Labour Party took their healthcare and borrowing messages to their stomping ground – the Castries market steps, on Thursday night.  

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KARLYN PERCIL, MOTIVATING A GENERATION OF WOMEN

Saint Lucia-born motivational speaker and writer Karlyn Percil is home and about to embark on a series of activities which she hopes will inspire women to achieve their dreams, despite the challenges they may face. Percil visited HTS studios on Friday, ahead of a motivational meet and greet and book …

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FISHERMEN CONCERNED ABOUT FISH CORPORATION CLOSURE

Southern fishermen are expressing concern about the impending closure of the Saint Lucia Fish Marketing Corporation. Government has confirmed that the St. Lucia Marketing Board and The St. Lucia Fish Marketing Corporation will be merged and the resulting entity funded through public/private partnership. The fishers say they face an uncertain …

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CCC STAFF PROTEST NEW WORK SCHEDULES

Confusion and the alleged lack of consultation on a newly implemented work schedule, triggered a go slow by city hall staff. Castries Mayor Peterson Francis says the reforms are in line with new City Hall policy, and have been signed off on by the National Workers Union [NWU] who represent …

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GOVERNMENT TOUTS 2018 4TH QUARTER JOB NUMBERS

The government is touting the latest job numbers in which unemployment significantly dropped during the fourth quarter of 2018, when compared to the same period for 2017. The office of the Prime Minister anticipates further unemployment declines over 2019, when various capital projects are expected to get underway. However, official …

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SULPHUR SPRINGS PARK BOASTS 3 ADDITIONAL POOLS

The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) has confirmed the commissioning of three additional pools to its operational site at the Sulphur Springs park. The foundation is updating the media on developments at the site, which officials say is now ready to receive visitors.

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