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EX UWP MINISTER SUPPORTS SLP’S NO CONFIDENCE MOTION

Former United Workers Party Minister for National Security Dr. Keith Mondesir says the Opposition’s no confidence motion in the Prime Minister is ‘democracy at its best.’ Mondesir says he supports the motion, which was delivered to the clerk of the House of Assembly ahead of the November 20th House Sitting.

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ARE SLU WORKERS ON CANNABIS FARMS VIOLATING LOCAL LAWS?

Labor Minister Stephenson King has expressed concern about whether nationals working on Canada’s cannabis farms are in violation of local cannabis laws. Saint Lucians and Grenadians are currently employed on cannabis farms through the Canada-Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP).

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PM UPDATES ON $1.5 BILLION ‘COMMITTED’ TO SAINT LUCIA

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is standing by his claims that $1.5 billion derived from his overseas meetings has been committed to Saint Lucia. Prime Minister Chastanet who first made the disclosure in 2017 told HTS News4orce on November 20th, that the funds are still on train to flow into Saint …

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LOCAL GOVT MINISTER SEEKS TO SETTLE AFFAIRS AT CCC

Local Government Minister Lenard Montoute wants to set the tone at the embattled Castries Constituencies Council [CCC]. Montoute’s Junior Minister Senator Fortuna Belrose recently denied reports that a rift with city mayor Peterson Francis was a factor in her ministerial re-alignment to the Ministry of Tourism. Minister Montoute says he …

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UNS REJECTS BEAUBRUN’S ‘SCIENCE’ ARGUMENT

Saint Lucia’s only gay rights advocacy group United and Strong is not convinced with the ‘science’ referenced by religious, conservative Cabinet Minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, on her disapproval of same sex parenting. United and Strong communications officer Bennet Charles criticized the government Minister’s comments and has appealed to the Allen Chastanet …

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NRDF POLICE LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

The National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) and the John Maxwell team recently joined forces to host a leadership training for the Royal St. Lucia Police Force and St. Lucia Fire Service.

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MAN FOUND DEAD IN MONCHY RAVINE

Family members of a man found dead in a Monchy ravine on Monday November 19th are hoping that a police investigation will bring answers about his final hours. Julian Alfred was last seen by relatives on night of Sunday November 18th. Police are investigating the death of the man described …

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SLP CHANGES STANCE ON DOLPHIN PARK ROW

Not one, but two – that’s the number of dolphin park proposals which were then given the green light by the former Saint Lucia Labour Party Administration, says Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee. On Monday November 19th, Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph unearthed what he says, was a cabinet conclusion which …

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PRIME MINISTER STILL UNFAZED BY ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ MOTION

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is not losing any sleep over the St. Lucia Labor Party’s “no confidence motion.” An unperturbed Chastanet told reporters on November 20th, that he was excited with the growth of the economy and is looking forward to his cabinet’s Parliamentary agenda for the remainder of the …

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OPPOSITION FORMALLY HANDS IN ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ MOTION

The Opposition led ‘no confidence’ motion against Prime Minister and Micoud South MP Allen Chastanet, was formally handed in by Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre to the Clerk of Parliament on Tuesday November 20th. House Speaker Andy Daniel has not publicly disclosed the anticipated date when Saint Lucia’s 17 elected …

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SECOND DISTRICT COURT IS OPEN

Members of the legal fraternity, law enforcement officers and officials of the National Security Ministry, are welcoming the unveiling of the Second District Court in Vieux Fort. The official opening of the court took place on 20 November. The National Security Minister says it’s the first in a series of …

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FORMER EDUCATOR ARRESTED ON BUGGERY CHARGES

A retired educator is in police custody, as investigations into the alleged sexual assault of a 6-year-old boy advance. The accused who taught at a leading secondary school, was reportedly arrested on Sunday November 18th. Police investigators attached to the vulnerable persons team, are also pursuing more leads into additional …

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FLOOD BEAUBRUN CONTINUES SAME SEX FAMILY OPPOSITION

Minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun continues to advocate for the ‘natural order’ for raising children as opposed to same-sex parenting. The Castries Central MP was asked about assisting LQBT human rights group “United and Strong”, in its goal of effecting change at the policy level.

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BROADCAST MINISTER GUNNING FOR POTTY MOUTH TALKSHOW HOSTS

Broadcast Minister Dominic Fedee says he remains committed to ‘cleaning up’ the local airwaves. Fedee addressed the House of Assembly in March and accused local media workers and companies of working in a “chaotic and, directionless” landscape. According to Fedee, a proposed Broadcast Bill would rid the local radio and …

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GUY UNCOVERS DISPUTED SLP DOLPHIN PARK DOCS

Economic Development Minister and Castries South East MP Guy Joseph, has breathed new life into the proposed dolphin park row. On Monday November 19th, Joseph unearthed what he says was a cabinet conclusion which discredits the former Saint Lucia Labour Party Administration and confirmed that they first agreed to the …

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