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COMMUNITY TOURISM – AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH FOR SAINT LUCIA?

Castries, Saint Lucia –September 12, 2017. “The craft traditions of Choiseul are cherished by many Saint Lucians, but this does not translate into solid economic and social support for their continuation.  Poverty, low social status, poor work conditions, lost channels of commerce and urban drift, have all led to the …

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Saint Lucia to Brace for Severe Weather

(PRESS RELEASE) – A strong tropical wave located about 720 miles or 1160 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles is becoming better organized as it approaches the region. Environmental conditions are conducive for additional development and a tropical cyclone could form at any time today or tomorrow while the system moves …

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Commuter Bus Operators Voice Safety Concerns

Gros islet minibus drivers say they are fearful for their lives after a series of attacks on drivers. They believe that a larger crime problem is filtering into the public transportation system and members of the town’s minibus owners association say they are seriously considering pursuing alternative means of employment. …

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Crisis Centre Vice President On Capital Punishment

The vice president of the St. Lucia crisis centre has added his voice to the ongoing conversation about the death penalty in Saint Lucia. He believes there are some instances where the execution of some criminals is necessary. Despite warnings from experts that executions are no deterrent and western donors …

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Dr. Honeychurch Delivers UWI Lecture

Author of the Caribbean people, Dr. Lennox Honychurch delivered the inaugural lecture of the eastern Caribbean public lecture series by the UWI Open Campus on the critical aspects of governance in the Caribbean.  He posed questions on the effectiveness of the constitutions, arguing that challenges such as communication, and climate …

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Dr. Honeychurch Delivers UWI Lecture

Author of the Caribbean people, Dr. Lennox Honychurch delivered the inaugural lecture of the eastern Caribbean public lecture series by the UWI Open Campus on the critical aspects of governance in the Caribbean.  He posed questions on the effectiveness of the constitutions, arguing that challenges such as communication, and climate …

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Timothy Mangal Sworn In As Government Senator

National housing corporation chairman, Timothy Mangal was sworn into office as a government senator at the latest sitting of the upper house on Thursday. He replaces former minister in the ministry of agriculture Jimmy Henry, who quit the government in July. Mangal who was non-committal when approached by htsstlucia.org, which …

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Jn Marie Joins With-Holding Tax Debate

Businessman Everistus Jn Marie says it is not right for any company operating in Saint Lucia to collect tax on behalf of the people and government of Saint Lucia and for the government to allow that company to retain those funds. The manager of Jn Marie and sons was weighing …

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St. Jude Project Facing Wrecking Ball?

After nearly a decade of re-construction, will the St. Jude hospital have to be demolished. Health Minister Senator Mary Isaac says it is a possibility. Senator Isaac who was speaking to the media prior to Thursday’s upper house sitting, said that the current Allen Chastanet administration is considering scrapping the …

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PM Laments St. Jude Delays

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet continues to bemoan the hapless situation which he has inherited with the St. Jude hospital project, describing the circumstances as sad. Some critics say the ill-fated re-building project, which has been delayed for years, is nothing more than a wasted endeavor for tax-payers.

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Anse La Raye/Canaries MP To Face Hearing

In a stunning twist to a day of political wrangling in the house of assembly on Tuesday, the house has recommended that Anse La Raye MP Dominic Fedee be brought before the privileges committee on the charge that he misled parliament. While it is a first for the house, it …

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