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TEACHERS CALL-IN SICK AT SMC

The row over the non-appointment of a vice principal at one of St. Lucia’s oldest secondary schools continued on November 7 with an apparent sickout by the teachers.

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HOLIDAY TAXI DONATES TO DOMINICA

Holiday taxi co-operative society has come to the aid of the residents of sister isle Dominica. In October, each member of the society contributed us $10 to disaster relief efforts in the hurricane-ravaged island. Donors later doubled the contribution. The president of the taxi society traveled to Miami to purchase …

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COMMERCE MINISTRY ON EASE OF DOING BUSINESS SLIDE

The fact that Saint Lucia’s Ease of Doing Business ranking has dropped, does not mean that nothing is being done. That’s the sentiment expressed by a senior official in the Ministry of Commerce. The word of assurance comes as technocrats sat down at a major consultation on reforms to the …

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EDUCATION MINISTER TO ADDRESS TEACHER MISCONDUCT

Education Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert has given the assurance that officials will deal with recent reports of sexual misconduct by educators in the school system. The Minister made the pledge during the weekly Cabinet media conference in the wake of the latest round of allegations of wrongdoing by a physical …

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POLICE PROBING POSSIBLE HOMICIDE #49

Police are probing St. Lucia’s 49th homicide for 2017. The body of a young man was found in the Crown Lands, Bexon area early morning November 7. The discovery comes as the country grapples with the highest homicide rate since 2011.

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Saint Lucian Pilot Encourages Youth to Soar

The annual Jetblue Airways “Beyond the Horizon” mission has taken flight in Saint Lucia. First Officer Neil Justin of Saint Lucian parentage is in the cockpit as captain for the journey that is expected to help students and youth soar to new heights. “We…want to meet with as many kids …

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Death Threat Directed at Home Affairs and National Security Minister

[Press Release] The Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Minister Senator Honourable Hermingild Francis has been reacting to a recent death threat with a calm composure. The death threat was conveyed to him via letter.  Minister Francis has described this action by the person or persons involved as very unfortunate. …

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Police I.D Homicide Victim #49

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Shervon Ashton a twenty-four (24) year old resident of Bocage, Castries. On Tuesday the 7th day of November 2017 about 6:10 am, the body of Shervon Ashton was discovered at Crown Lands, Bexon. Thereafter, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department …

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Government Approves 3 year Tax Amnesty

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Government of Saint Lucia continues to deliver on tax relief measures, by passing an amendment to allow residential property owners to benefit from a three-year exemption on Land and House Tax for 2017, 2018 and 2019. The relief measure forms part of the government’s “Five to Stay …

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Department of Commerce reviews Trade License Act

(PRESS RELEASE) – In December 2015, the Department of Commerce undertook an intensive review of the Trade License Act as part of the department’s overall reform agenda of improving the business environment. The Trade License Act was drafted in 1985 with the purpose of regulating trade and reserving certain business activities …

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OECS Commission Joins NDC Partnership

OECS MEDIA RELEASE: Monday, November 6, 2017 — The OECS Commission is proud to be one of the newest members of the NDC Partnership, an initiative launched at COP22 in Marrakesh, Morrocco, to build in-country capacity and increase knowledge sharing so that climate policies have meaningful and enduring impacts, and drive increasing global …

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