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LPM COMMENTS ON IMPOSED VISA RESTRICTIONS FOR VENEZEUALAN NATIONALS

[Press Release] – We, the members of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM), acknowledge that there is currently a serious drug and criminal enterprise operating in our nation which involves Latin American—and, specifically, Venezuelan—drug lords, as well as our own citizens. However, we categorically reject the Prime Minister’s rationale that the imposition …

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FEDEE SPEAKS ON PROPOSED HEAD TAX

The issue of taxation for St. Lucia’s leading economic sector, tourism has been a difficult one for St. Lucia’s government over the years. There has been the concern that the tourism sector has not been paying its fair share, by way of taxes. The minister responsible for tourism believes that …

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GUY JOSEPH BOOTED FROM THE HOUSE

The parliament of St. Lucia was in session on tuesday and there was no shortage of drama on display. The customary banter went beyond the bounds of acceptability, this time between guy joseph and earnest Hilaire. Minister joseph has become a target for members on the opposite side of the …

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MINIBUS OPERATORS WANT A DIFFERENT ROUTE FOR CARNIVAL

The national carnival festivities were widely labelled as well-organised and orderly. However, for commuters from the north seeking to head home at the end of the carnival, were left stranded for hours, as most minibus operators opted not to work on that date because of the change to the route …

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SOLID WASTE TO ADDRESS PLASTIC POLLUTION

The Solid Waste Management Authority is teaming up with an organisation from Martinique to address the waste plastic problems in St. Lucia. The plastics chocking waterways and polluting seas, may soon be a thing of the past.

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Minister of External Affairs called by Union to lead Diaspora

[Press Release]  – At its 18th Biennial Convention being held in London this week, the Union of Saint Lucian Overseas Associations called on the Minister of External Affairs, Hon Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, to provide leadership for the Union and the Diaspora in the Saint Lucia Cabinet. Mr Luther Renee, Trustee of the Union …

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Opposition leader Phillip J. Pierre responds to UWP explanation

As expected the United Workers Party responded to my query on the use of the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) funds with the usual name calling and character assassination of the messenger. The response by both the Party and the Minister failed to answer the pertinent questions that the public and …

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PM addresses Annual Judicial Conference 2018

[Press Release] –  At Monday’s Opening of the Annual Judicial Conference, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet called the development of Sentencing Guidelines a progressive step for justice. The conference, an initiative of the Judicial Education Institute (JEI) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) is being held from the 23rd to …

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NURSES GRADUATE FROM SPARTAN HEALTH UNIVERSITY

A new batch of qualified nurses will soon be available for the various medical institutions on the island. Spartans school of nursing which is in the south of the island, held the formal sending off ceremony for more than thirty nurses who successfully completed its accredited programme. Chelsea Joseph reports …

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MASSY’S ASSISTANCE

The load of preparing back to school has been made significantly lighter for some students and organisations thanks to the assistance of Massy stories.

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LESSONS FROM A LEADER

A leading regional academic has published his memoirs which contain timeless tips for persons seeking to make a meaningful contribution to their island and the region. Sir George Alleyne teamed up with the university of the west indies open campus St. Lucia to launch is autobiographical work here.

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SLDHA GETS HELP

A group of golfers has come to the assistance of two health charities in order to help them continue their good work in the community.

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UBALDUS ACCUSES OPPOSITION OF CAUSING POLITICAL MISCHIEF

The government of St. Lucia has responded to the concerns over St. Lucia’s credit worthiness raised by the leader of the opposition Philip J Pierre. Pierre in an earlier statement said the government’s failure to have the investors roll over the purchase of the bonds may be an indication of …

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