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CSA SAYS IT’S NOT SELLING OUT

A Proposed Lump-Sum Payout To Daily Paid Workers For Christmas By The National Workers Union [NWU], Has Been Described By One Affiliate Of The Saint Lucia Trade Union Federation, As A “Sellout”. Ahead Of A November 16th ‘Emergency Meeting’, The Civil Service Association Dismissed The NWU’s Request From The Government …

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GOVERNMENT PROCEEDS WITH LA RESSOURCE ROAD CLOSURE

As Of November 15th, Vieux-Fort Residents, Commuters And Motorists Will No Longer Have Access To The La Ressource Road – A Main Roadway Leading Into Grace And Other Vieux-Fort North Communities. Despite Outcry From Affected Residents And Motorists, The La Ressource Road Shutdown Is Intended To Facilitate Expanding Construction Of …

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SLTU HOLDS TEACHER TRAINING

This Week, The St. Lucia Teachers Union Held A One-Day Orientation Seminar For New Teachers In The North At The Civil Service Center. A Similar Session Was Hosted In The South In October.

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OPPOSITION WEIGHS IN ON CCSS RELOCATION DEBATE

The Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party Has Refuted Claims By Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, That Refurbishing Works On The Castries Comprehensive Secondary School Building Plant Would Cost Some $13 Million Dollars. Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre Who Served As A Former Infrastructure Minister In The Previous SLP Administration, Denied Knowledge …

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MOONLIGHT WALK RAISES DIABETES AWARENESS

Efforts To Raise Awareness About Diabetes Took The Form Of Moonlight Walks In 6 Communities In Saint Lucia On November 14th. The Walks Sought To Shine Light On The Financial, Emotional And Physical Toll That Diabetes Takes On Individuals And Families And To Remember Those Who Lost Their Battle With …

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CHAMPAGNE SEEKS TO CLEAR HIS NAME

The Marchand Combined School is the recipient of newly installed, custom fitted steel doors, thanks in part, to past student Felix ‘Champagne’ Deterville. But, ‘Champagne’ has been accused of inflating labour costs which he confirmed amounted to about $12,000. He denies the charges and wants to clear his name.

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UNIONS GIVE HEALTH MINISTER A FAILING GRADE

The Civil Service Association General Secretary Claude Paul says the union and the vast majority of members are very disappointed in the performance of Health Minister Mary Isaac. Trade Union Federation affiliates met this week to voice their concerns about the deteriorating state of St. Lucia’s health-care system.

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SLP CALLS FOR ACTION ON HEALTHCARE

Meanwhile, Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) officials say the health-care crisis has worsened. They say even more worrying is the fact that while health-care services and infrastructure deteriorate, the commissioning of the OKEU hospital is showing scant progress, with not much information being made available to the public.

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OPPOSITION REJECTS ABATTOIR REMOVAL

The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party has condemned the Allen Chastanet led administration’s decision to allow Chinese backed private investors to re-locate the Taiwanese funded abattoir situated at Beausejour, Vieux-Fort. It remains unclear, how the Prime Minister’s decision could affect Saint Lucia’s diplomatic ties with Taipei. However, the SLP is …

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NWU MAKES CASE FOR ONE OFF CASH SETTLEMENT FROM GOVERNMENT

The National Workers Union (NWU), wants a lump sum, cash settlement from the government for hundreds of its daily paid members employed in the public service, – all before Christmas. The NWU contends that the extra cash for more than a thousand working Saint Lucians would do the local economy …

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POLITICAL SCIENTIST OPPOSES ABATTOIR RELOCATION

Political commentator Denys Springer is voicing concern about the decision to re-locate the multi-million-dollar abattoir at Beausejour, Vieux-Fort. Springer says this decision might be a case of putting the cart before the horse. Springer says he is also concerned about ongoing legal action in the Desert Star Holdings matter.  

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ALLEN CHASTANET TO GO TO CONVENTION UNOPPOSED

The top spots on the executive of the United Workers Party were un-opposed at the November 11th Conference of Delegates held in Vieux-Fort. Allen Chastanet according UWP insiders, again secured the nod for the post of Political Leader heading into the party’s national convention carded for December 9th.

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