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Banana Sector On The Rebound?

Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph says the banana sector is slowing recovering from the battering wrought by tropical storm Mathew last year. He says there are plans to export fruit to potential markets in England and France. Joseph disclosed that he has gotten a commitment from France to receive bananas from …

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NHC Chairman Denies SLP DCA Allegations

Chairman of the national housing corporation (NHC) Timothy Mangal responded to opposition senator Joachim Henry’s statement that the Forestierre housing development project did not get DCA approval; claiming that is a lie. Mangal also presented documents; dated February 24th, 2016 which allegedly shows when DCA approved the project.

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Venezuelan Embassy Not Informed Of Visa Plan

The resident Venezuelan ambassador to Saint Lucia says she has received no indication from government concerning placing visa restrictions on Venezuelan nationals wishing to enter the country. During Monday’s pre-cabinet presser, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced indicated to the media that he had asked immigration officials here to prepare a …

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Venezuelan Embassy Not Offering Comment on PM Visa Proposal

Venezuelan Ambassador to Saint Lucia Her Excellency LieffEscalona confirmed to HTS News4orce – the Embassy is aware of comments by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to consider  invoking visa restrictions on Venezuelans. The Saint Lucia Prime Minister issued the diplomatic advisory during the weekly pre-Cabinet press briefing on August 14 after …

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Route 4B bus operators resume normal operations

(PUBLIC NOTICE) – The Department of Economic Development, Transport & Civil Aviation wishes to inform the public, especially commuters of Route 4B (Vieux Fort to Belle Vue) that it is in dialogue with the bus operators of that route with a view to addressing the concerns of operators. The operators …

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SLP NOTES PRIME MINISTER’S VINDICTIVE RESPONSE TO UWI LECTURER

The St. Lucia Labour Party views with dismay, but not surprise, the latest display of vindictive, punitive and authoritarian behaviour on the part of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.  In responding to a Public Lecture delivered by St. Lucian citizen Dr. Tennyson Joseph to an audience in St. Vincent, instead of …

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Canada Based TOTAL PR Selected to Represent Saint Lucia

PRESS RELEASE:-(SAINT LUCIA) August 15, 2017 – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has selected TOTAL Public Relations as its official PR agency in Canada to represent the destination. TOTAL PR will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic public relation plan, with the overall objective of targeting key niche markets aimed at …

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OECS Commission to Celebrate Regional Professionals

(PRESS RELEASE) — The OECS Commission has embarked on a new initiative that seeks to feature the accomplishments of consummate professionals from OECS Member States making strides within the region and in the Diaspora. The project, which will highlight one outstanding OECS national per month, aims to encourage the region’s …

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Joachim Henry Denies Allegations Of Wrongdoing

The back-and-forth over the controversial national lotteries authority (NLA) minister’s account continues with senator Joachim Henry placing the burden of proof on the government. Both the government and the opposition have been engaging in a sparring session over direct awards and the execution of contracts. The latest row also involves …

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PM on Growing Crisis in Venezuela

In the wake of the crisis in Venezuela, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet revealed that he asked the immigration department to enforce restrictions on Venezuelans entering Saint Lucia. Chastanet continues to express concern about the island’s security concerns. He believes that Saint Lucia should make it difficult for Venezuelans to visit …

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Baptiste On Talk Of Visa Restrictions

Meanwhile, the opposition Saint Lucia Labor Party’s point man on International Relations, Alva Baptiste argues that talk of the imposition of visa restrictions on Venezuelas might be premature at this stage. Speaking at press conference on Tuesday, the former external affairs minister contends that the crisis calls for a more …

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