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WORK PERMIT PROCESS TO BE TIGHTENED

The minister for Labor Hon. Stephenson King says he will tighten the work permit procedure to ensure that the system is not being abused by employers. It has long been a complaint by St. Lucian workers, that employers take advantage of the work permit procedures to the disadvantage of St. …

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GNT AND ST LUCIA TEACHER’S UNION SQUARE UP

The St. Lucia Teachers’ Union (SLTU) and the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) are back at the table. This follows the agreement between the Police Welfare Association and the GNT. This agreement complicates negotiations with the other public sector unions, as the government’s salaries to public sector workers are the same …

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WILL SAINT LUCIA BE PARTING WAYS WITH THE ECCAA?

The government of St. Lucia continues to complain about the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA). The government says the Antigua-based ECCAA is stalling progress by making it difficult for new airlines to participate in the region’s aviation industry.  

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NEW EC POLYMER BANKNOTE TO BE LAUNCHED SOON

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will be launching a new 50-dollar polymer note. According to the ECCB, the new note has many advantages over the paper notes. These include durability, cleanliness and difficulty to counterfeit. The new 50 dollar polymer notes will exist alongside the paper notes which will …

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LABOR MINISTER SPEAKS ON CANADIAN FARM PROGRAMME

The Canadian Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program which provides medium for St. Lucians to participate on various farms in Canada plateaued in recent years. So says the Hon. Stephenson King, who noted the new stipulations issued by the Canadian government for St. Lucian workers.  

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