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PERMANENT SECRETARY SAYS CCC AUDIT IS TIMELY

The now ongoing investigation into the operations of the Castries constituencies council. This action initiated by the department of local government headed by senator Fortuna Belrose, seemed to have caught many off guard as the mayor of Castries Peterson Francis was seen as the bright spark of this administration with …

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UWP Government receives Warning from NWU

[Press Release] –  The National Workers Union (NWU) has warned that the present United Workers Party Government at this time cannot engage in any form of social and cultural adventurism. The kind of social and welfare infrastructure that will be required will be too costly. The Government must however keep to …

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Saint Lucia assumes “High Ambition” on Climate Change

[Press Release] – On the heels of the Second Ministerial on Climate Action held in Brussels, Belgium on June 20 and 21, 2018, a group of countries have come together to sign a Declaration of High Ambition on Climate Change. The Declaration, which was led by the Marshall Islands, calls for, …

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UWP condemns allegations by Opposition (SLP)

[Press Release] The United Workers Party condemns the callous attempt by Philip J Pierre and the Saint Lucia Labour Party to sow fear with the pensioners and people of Saint Lucia by describing a Bridging Finance Facility entered into with the NIC as a possible lack of credit worthiness of …

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VENDOR COMPLAINTS

Taxi operators and vendors are very disturbed by the disruption to their operations with the blockading as the Castries constituency council puts on a show in honour of the winners at this year’s national carnival. The show is scheduled for tonight in the same location of the weekly Castries Saturday …

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CCC UNDER REVIEW

Investigations into the administration of the Castries constituencies council has begun. The operations of the ccc will come under intense scrutiny over the next six weeks. Mayor Peterson Francis had been widely praised by many across the political divide as he tackled some of the longstanding problems of the city …

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TRIBE OF TWEL DOMINANCE

Tribe of Twel Carnival Band’s dominance of the parade of bands is the subject of much discussion following the carnival celebrations. The band stood out throughout the festivities with its elaborate costumes and historical portrayal Leader- Adrean Augier

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EXHIBITION OF SAINT LUCIAN SNAKES

The forestry department and the St. Lucia national trust teamed up to give a rare glimpse of St. Lucia’s snakes in the city of Castries. One of the deadliest reptiles the fur de lance was on show

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SLHTA NEW LEADER

The SLHTA has a new executive. The new team to guide this have a century old institution has a few familiar faces.

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PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR ACTION

Prime minister Allen Chastanet has called on the region to fight back against negative labels being imposed on them by European governments. St. Lucia’s prime minister warns that the region can no longer remain passive to being bullied by European institutions.

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GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS WITHDRAWL FROM CTO

  The government of St. Lucia is considering withdrawing from the Caribbean Tourism Association CTO. Prime minister Allen Chastanet is concerned that the institution may not be effectively serving the needs of its members.

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“Debt, debt and more debt” – Hon Philip J. Pierre

[Press Release] Recently I informed Saint Lucians of my fears at the rising debt profile of our country. I expressed my concerns at the economic logic of government putting the taxpayers in additional debt of four hundred million dollars for the development of Hewanorra International Airport. All arrangements had been …

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LOCAL CONSULTATION ON WOMEN’S AUTONOMY

[Press Release] Ahead of the fifty-sixth (56th) meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean to be held in Santiago, Chile from July 30 to July 31, 2018, the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development is hosting a …

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SJC STUDENT WINS REGIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION

[Press Release] On Friday July 20, 2018 the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy celebrated top achiever Ariel Albert of the Saint Joseph’s Convent, the winner in the Secondary Level grade 7-9 category of the CARICOM Energy Awareness Month 2017, Youth Essay Competition.   Students from across the Caribbean were …

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