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GUY JOSEPH DEFENDS BORROWING

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Guy Joseph is defending the Allen Chastanet administration’s approach to the Hewanorra International Airport redevelopment project. While the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party has expressed concern about oversight, he says the mega project will be financed in a manner that ensures state ownership from the onset.

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ANTIGUA’S PM LAUDED BY RASTAFARIAN MOVEMENT

The Caribbean Rastafarian Organization is paying homage to Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne for seeking reparatory justice for the Rastafarian community. Browne says that due to atrocities to members of the community, Rastafarians in Antigua will not pay for licenses for the cultivation of cannabis. The organization held talks with the Prime …

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ANDROID BIKERS GIVE BACK !

Members of Android Bikers Riders Club are sharing their blessings with the less fortunate this holiday season. The club is also imploring motorists to curb back on the reckless driving.

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CASTRIES MAYOR IS CANDIDATE FOR HTS PERSON OF THE YEAR

The countdown is on for the HTS Person of the Year. The selection committee has shortlisted four candidates for this year’s award. Members of the public will soon be invited to vote for their preferred nominee. One of our four nominees is the Mayor of Castries His Worship Peterson Francis. The Mayor was selected …

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BABONNEAU FIRE STATION OFFICIALLY OPENED

The community of Babonneau will now have the services of its fire station at its disposal. This should mean far shorter wait for emergency services to come to their assistance. The recent graduation of a batch of fire men and women, made the operation of the fire service a possibility.

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OKEU HOSPITAL TO BE OPENED

The Ministry Of Health is expecting to have the OKEU Hospital fully opened by the first quarter of next year. 2019 should be a busy year for health, following what has been a very difficult 2018.

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NO DATE SET FOR NO CONFIDENCE MOTION

The no confidence motion in the leadership of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, may have to wait for the new year .Though the motion is not expected to succeed, it may be very strategic for the opposition.

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OPPOSITION PARTY CONDEMNS US 100 MILLION HIA FUNDING

The debate over the better approach for the re-development of the Hewanorra International Airport continues. The opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP), remains steadfast in its rejection of the government’s route for the airport’s re-development. Last week the government gained the approval of the lower house of parliament to secure a …

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UK DECREASES DEMAND FOR ST LUCIAN BANANAS

St. Lucia’s once dominant banana sector has suffered another setback. There have been efforts of late to resuscitate the ailing banana industry. Changes in the buying patterns in the United Kingdom, are having a significant negative impact on demand for Saint Lucia’s bananas.

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LIVITY INAUGURAL PROJECT

St. Lucians are being called upon to become financially literate in order to better participate in Saint Lucia’s economic development. This call was made by the organizers of the “Livity Project”, at its inaugural progressive policy making forum for economic inclusion. Concern was also expressed about the low growth, high debt situation …

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PM MISSES DECEMBER DEADLINE TO DEMOLISH PARLIAMENT BUILDING

The historic buildings in the city of Castries may be spared the wrecking ball, at least until the end of the year.  The plan disclosed by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to demolish a number of the buildings on Peynier Street, have hit a snag.  The Prime Minister’s plan for the demolition to …

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