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Saint Lucia to welcome Quantum Class Cruise Vessels in 2018

The island of Saint Lucia will, from January 2018, have the capacity to accommodate Quantum class cruise vessels. The Saint Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority is reporting that the construction of the dolphin berth at Pointe Seraphine Cruise Terminal, remains on schedule. The berth extension project is in the …

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CABINET PONDERS CRIME REPORT

Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Honorable Hermangild Francis on Monday, December 11, 2017 indicated that cabinet has begun to take stock of the recommendations and conclusions emanating from the recently convened symposium on crime. The symposium took place on November 24, 2017. The Minister promised that the findings …

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Gov’t/DSH horseracing endeavor stalled at the starting blocks

December 13th, National Day in Saint Lucia was the anticipated date earmarked by the Allen Chastanet Administration for the inaugural horseracing event by the much-talked about Desert Star Holdings LTD equine investment firm. The incumbent first introduced the public to DSH in 2016 during the signing of a proposed multi-billion …

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VI CARICOM Cuba Summit concludes with new agreements

(PRESS RELEASE) – During the VI CARICOM Cuba Summit, which took place on December 8, 2017 in Antigua and Barbuda, a memorandum on multi-destination tourism was signed between the CARICOM member countries and Cuba to increase the exchange in this sector in order to favor regional economic growth. A memorandum was …

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KING CLEARS AIR IN DIRECT AWARD ROW

Infrastructure Minister Stephenson King says the civil servant responsible for the latest leaking of government documents will be taken to task. Last Thursday, talk show host and former government Minister Richard Frederick made public some 30 letters, indicating the approval of Direct Awards for various services and procurement of goods. …

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PM WANTS REVAMP TO REGIONAL TOURISM CONSTRUCT

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet believes the region’s fore-most tourism body should be revamped. Chastanet declares that when the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season wrought unprecedented levels of destruction across the Caribbean, there was no reliable source to obtain real-time information on the situation on the ground. The Prime Minister met with the …

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COP 23 LAYS BARE LIMITED OPTIONS FOR SIDS

Financing remains a major sore point as Saint Lucia and other Small Island Developing States seek to mitigate and build resilience to climate change. That’s the observation of Sustainable Development Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert. Dr. Rigobert during the December 11 weekly press briefing, provided the media with a report on …

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CCC HOSTS INAUGURAL CITY NIGHTS

The Castries City Council officially launched its city night festivities on Saturday, December 9. The family-oriented street party is the brain-child of Mayor Peterson Francis. He is on a mission to revive the comatose night-life in the capital.

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RAYMOND POINTS TO TAX REFORM AFTER EU BLACKLISITING

St. Lucia will soon introduce new tax reform measures to bring the country in line with European Union standards. That’s the word from the Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Senator Dr. Ubaldus Raymond. His comments come after St Lucia was placed on an EU blacklist of tax havens, which …

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