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GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO ADDRESSING EU ‘TAX HAVEN’ CONCERNS

Saint Lucia has not decided on whether it will review legislation which the European Union has described as a ‘harmful tax regime’ they say is designed to exclusively benefit foreign investors. The office of the Prime Minister says the government’s focus is to ensure Saint Lucia remains a competitive destination …

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COCONUT VENDORS DEFY RELOCATION ORDER

The convenience of buying coconut water from roadside coconut vendors along the Gros-Islet Highway is coming to an end. But, some defiant, placard bearing vendors on February 12, resisted relocation orders enforced by police and issued by the Gros-Islet Constituency Council. The vendors say their livelihoods would be at stake …

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TAIWAN DONATES TO EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has contributed XCD $2.5 million towards a number of educational initiatives, including the integration of Information Technology in the classroom. The funds were recently handed over to Education Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert.  

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EDUCATION MINISTRY AND RSLPF DIALOGUE ON SCHOOL SAFETY & SECURITY

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education and the police have teamed up to combat the rising incidents of criminal activity at schools. The learning institutions have been the targets of robbers, who have taken equipment, stationery and other items. There are also reports of criminal activity among some students, who in …

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RICHARD FREDERICK VOWS TO UNDO SERENITY PARK NAME CHANGE

It was Shakespeare who said that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, but for one former government minister, the change in the name of public space at Sans Souci from Serenity Park to Sir George Mallet Park has a foul smell. Former member of parliament for …

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BRITAIN TO SUPPORT VENEZUELA

Caribbean leaders are becoming increasingly concerned about the situation in Venezuela and the impact it may have on their nations. This, as the situation in the South American country continues to intensify, with major international forces seeking to influence the outcome of the crisis. The British government is sending some …

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RODNEY BAY COCONUT VENDOR PROTEST SHORT LIVED

One day following the deadline for coconut vendors of Rodney Bay to pack up a leave, their initial resistance seems to have crumbled. The vendors complained of unfair treatment at the hands of the Gros Islet Constituency Council and the parliamentary representative for Gros Islet. They claim that the promises …

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