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SANDALS TO BAN STYROFOAM PRODUCTS

Sandals resorts international has said that effective next month, it will eliminate all Styrofoam products from its operation across the region. A number of Caribbean countries have already banned the use of plastics. Deputy chairman of sandals resorts international Adam Stewart said after banning plastic straws, stirrers, laundry bags and …

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CSA LOOKS AHEAD IN 2019

Saint Lucia’s largest trade union – the Civil Service Association has its 2019 agenda set on securing benefits for thousands of its members employed in the public service.

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NWU WANTS EMPLOYERS TO REJECT BAD ADVICE

The National Workers Union (NWU) is calling on employers to ensure that they receive sound advice on industrial relations from experts. The NWU was responding to a St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce press release on the high incidence of lawsuits being filed by workers against their bosses.  

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POLICE SUGGEST MEASURES TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION

Deputy Commissioner of police Milton Desir believes that the expansion of the road network and drivers being more courteous could help alleviate traffic congestion. Desir responded to questions on the issue at a St. Lucia Air and Seaports Authority press conference on Friday.

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TWO TEENS CHARGED WITH MARCHAND MURDER

Police have made a breakthrough in the shooting death of a 74-year-old Marchand resident. Two 16-year-olds have been arrested and formally charged with murder. Shaquille Lionel and Walter Hofer are each facing possible life sentences, for allegedly killing Joachim Joseph during a December 27th shooting.

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CASTRIES ASSOU SQUARE 2019

Assou Square, the traditional New Year’s Day festivity, lived up to its billing. That’s according to the preliminary assessment of the organisers – the Castries City Council.  The thousands of patrons who attended the Castries event seemed to have had a splendid time.

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STEPHENSON KING ENDORSES KNIGHTHOOD OF MICHAEL CHASTANET

Former Prime Minister Stephenson King has given his stamp of approval for the knighthood awarded to prominent, local businessman Michael Chastanet.  Michael Chastanet is the father of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.  King shrugged off nepotism claims, amid lively debate on whether the Prime Minister’s father is deserving of a knighthood.

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SLASPA ROLLS OUT NEW VEHICLE REGISTRATION POLICY

The St. Lucia Air and Seaport Authority (SLASPA) will implement a new registration policy for imported vehicles, come Monday, January 7th. Every month, SLASPA receives about 4 cargo vessels with 60 – 100 used vehicles. The authority is aiming for more efficient operations on the wharf.

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BOTHAM JEAN INCIDENT REPORT RELEASED

The request by a television station in the United States for the incident report of the Botham Jean investigation resulted in very little information being given by the Attorney General’s office. The Attorney General argues that it may jeopardize the case to provide more information.

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REGIONAL COAST GUARD RESCUES SAINT LUCIAN FISHERMEN

Two sets of fishermen from Vieux Fort had to be rescued at sea during the festive season. The two vessels on separate fishing expeditions experienced difficulties in very treacherous conditions at sea. Both teams of fishermen were rescued by separate neighboring crews.

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VIEUX FORT ASSOU SQUARE 2019

Assou Square in the south of the island was not to be out done by the activities in the north. Patrons in the town of Vieux Fort were treated to a family friendly entertaining event.

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LATEST PRICE ADJUSTMENTS FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

The government of St. Lucia released on Monday 31st December 2018, the latest prices for petroleum products. According to the latest government fuel price adjustment, the prices of gasoline and diesel remain unchanged at $13.95 a gallon. The price of kerosene has been increased by 19 cents to $9.50 a …

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