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Is EU tax haven black list unfair?

14 Caribbean nations are among 30 countries black-listed by the European Union (EU) as the worst tax havens in the world. While Saint Lucia is not part of that list, Caribbean leaders are speaking out about the potential impact of this list on the region as a jurisdiction. One local …

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Set back for Joseph Boundaries case?

Castries South- East MP Guy Joseph had part of his appeal thrown out by a judge on Wednesday June 24th. Joseph has launched a legal challenge of the boundaries commission’s report, which recommends an increase in the number of constituencies ahead of the next general election.

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A ban on Round Up? – France Caraibe

One French department is giving serious consideration to ending the use of a pesticide, which many fear has a harmful effect on people and the environment. We get the details in this report from France Caraibe.

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State yields to Taxi drivers

The taxi sector had their voices heard, after talks with the Ministries of Finance and Tourism on Monday June 22nd. The National Taxi Union says the discourse was fruitful, as both sides  agreed to terms which can pave the way for improving the regulation of the sector.

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Laborie vendors get training for big event

A group of vendors from the Laborie community concluded a training exercise as part of preparations for a huge entertainment activity. Feste’ Labowie will take place on the last Friday of every month in the village. The aim is to create innovative revenue streams for people of the Laborie community.

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Trial by Acid? Bexon man cries foul

A Bexon man is awaiting police intervention after he was severely burnt by neighbours. The man says he was wrongfully accused of sexual assault when he was attacked by a family of women. Now due to the graphic images in this story, viewer discretion is strongly advised.

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South Calypso concert rocks

Start was in the south of St. Lucia this past Friday June 19th for its latest calypso tent. Both calypsonians and soca artistes thrilled the audience with their latest tracks for the 2015 season.

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Chronic illness Master Trainers workshop

The St. Lucia Arthritis and Lupus Association in collaboration with the Ministry Of Health conducted a four-day workshop for master trainers. The workshop attempted to educate these professionals on best practices in chronic disease care.

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Appeal in Boundaries case

The litigants in the Boundaries Commission report matter squared off in court on Tuesday June 23rd 2015. As widely reported, the claimant Guy Joseph has raised objection with the involvement of the legal counsel for the commission. He has called for the removal of senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan.

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Fire leaves family of eight homeless

A mother of 7 has lost everything she owned to an early morning fire. Martha Justin of Vigier, Vieux Fort left home early on Tuesday morning and by the time she received word of the house fire, arrived to find the house burnt to the ground. Community members are rallying …

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Escaped prisoner recaptured

Officials at the Bordelais Correction Facility disclosed to HTS News4orce, that inmate Don Pierre Louis – a La Pansee resident, unlawfully escaped custody on Tuesday June 23rd. The inmate went on the lamb for less than three hours before the prison’s special operations response team successfully recaptured him.

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Where is the outrage in D.R. deportation row?

Former CARICOM ambassador to Haiti Earl Huntley is denouncing the decision of the Dominican Republic to implement a policy that denies citizenship to Haitian descendants born in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean country. The policy has drawn the ire of blocs within the Caribbean and the censure of humanitarian organizations worldwide.

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Centenarians celebrate

Two centenarians observed their birthdays in Saint Lucia on Tuesday. Young in spirit, the two ladies celebrated the marquee event with close relatives and friends. Both had some words of advice for the younger generation.

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Babonneau to honor Kenneth John

The Babonneau constituency is set to pay tribute to the late politician Kenneth John. It’s been almost 17 years since he lost his life while attempting to save a visitor in distress off the coast of Grand Anse beach. On July 1st, family and friends will celebrate the life and …

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