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PM: “Security not at risk”

GIS – PRIME MINISTER CHASTANET ASSURES OF SAFE TRANSFER AND HOUSING OF PRISONERS FROM HURRICANE-RAVAGED ISLANDS. Local security officials as well as the British Government will ensure that prisoners brought to Saint Lucia will be safely transferred and not pose a risk to Saint Lucia’s population. The British Virgin Islands …

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OECS Strategising Hurricane Irma Relief

Press Release:-In a statement to the House of Assembly on Tuesday September 12th Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet, also Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), outlined the devastation he had seen when he visited some of islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma. In the Caribbean it has been …

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PM Defends Sandals With-Holding Tax Exemption

Prime Minister and Minister for finance Allen Chastanet is defending government’s decision to waive withholding tax for sandals resorts for 2001 to 2009. It’s an issue that has created much public fodder in the past fortnight. He told reporters outside Tuesday’s house sitting, that it was the Saint Lucia labour …

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Debating The Finance Management Bill

Members of parliament debated the merits and short-comings of the finance management bill on Tuesday. While the prime minister said that the bill would usher in more accountability, members of the opposition say they are hoping it will address some areas of concern regarding the management of state finances.

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Climate Change Is Not A Hoax

Minister for sustainable development Dr. Gale Rigobert says recent adverse weather underscores the need to quadruple efforts to implement the Paris Climate Agreement. The three hurricanes and an earthquake have reignited debate on the impact of climate change on severe weather events.

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Nancy Charles To Assume New Role In Government

Attaché to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Nancy Charles, will soon assume a new role. Charles recently completed two-weeks of state sponsored project management training in the United Kingdom. She is now set to take on a more substantial role in the UWP administration. On Monday September 11th, Charles spoke exclusively …

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Saint Lucia Receives Request To House Inmates

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has defended his decision to house inmates from the British Virgin Islands. In an update last Friday on hurricane Irma relief efforts, prime minister Chastanet made a statement, which has drawn immense public attention.

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PM On Saint Lucia Diaspora

The OECS chairman and prime minister of Saint Lucia reveals that efforts are underway to attend to members of the diaspora in the territories impacted by hurricane Irma.

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