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ECCU Hosts Dialogue On Growth Action Plan

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is bringing together partners to address growth, competitiveness and employment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The bank hosted the one-day meeting in Saint Lucia on September 5th, to discuss its growth action plan. It is part of a series of in-country consultations in …

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Security Guard Becomes Homicide #35

A 42-year-old man is Saint Lucia’s 35th homicide victim for 2017, after he was shot during a daring robbery attempt at the Caribbean Cinemas Complex on Tuesday. Local police are investigating the death of Corinth resident Urias Dwight Compton.

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FRC, CDF & Events St. Lucia gear up for Arts& Heritage Month

Events Saint Lucia, the CDF, and the Folk Research Centre have finalized the calendar of activities for Arts and Heritage Month in October. This year, patrons and visitors can expect over 12 main events preceded by the public launch on September 24th at the Vieux-Fort Town square. A press conference …

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Moncherry Resumes Duties as Top Cop

Notice from the Press Relations Office of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force [RSLPF] has confirmed, as of Monday, September 4, 2017, Mr. Severin Moncherry has resumed (from vacation leave) as the Commissioner of Police. Mr. Milton Desir returns to his substantive position as the Deputy Commissioner of Police. Other …

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Injured Security Guard Succumbs, Becomes 35th Homicide Victim

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Urias Dwight Compton, a forty two (42) year old resident of Corinth, Gros Islet. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a shooting, at Choc, Castries, about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The incident …

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Sandals Clarification on The Withholding Tax Issue

Castries, Saint Lucia – September 06 2017 – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is grateful to the Government of Saint Lucia for bringing closure to a long-standing tax dispute in respect of withholding taxes assessed by the Inland Revenue Department on Insurance costs allocated to its three resort companies between 2001 …

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OECS to Coordinate Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Press Release:-Tuesday, September 5, 2017 — Chairman of the OECS, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia The Hon. Allen Chastanet, has reached out to citizens in the Northern Leeward Islands as they brace for the impact of Hurricane Irma. In a statement released earlier today, Prime Minister Chastanet said: “The whole of …

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The Sandals Exemption Debate

The Saint Lucia Labour Party has described as ‘extraordinary and unusual’ – a 100% withholding tax exemption for sandals resorts international for 2001 to 2009. The party’s spokesman for tourism, investment and business Dr. Ernest Hilaire says it is also unnecessary, at a time when government cannot meet the cost …

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Parents Protest State Of Micoud Secondary School

Parents of students attending the Micoud Secondary School want their children back at school immediately. On Tuesday, the second day of the 2017/2018 school year, some parents gathered on the school compound to voice their protest over the dilapidated condition of the school plant.

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UNS Denounces Security Minister’s Statement

Human rights group united and strong is not satisfied with the national security minister’s statement on a viral video featuring 3 British female victims of crime in Saint Lucia. This week, the minister took to the united workers party’s manifesto to speak of the present administration’s achievements in fixing the …

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Hurricane Irma Update

While Saint Lucia is likely to be spared from a direct hit, met officials are appealing to Saint Lucians to adhere to the advisories related to hurricane Irma.

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PM on Hurricane Irma

Chairman of the OECS PM Allen Chastanet held an important meeting Tuesday as the OECS braces for the passage of hurricane Irma. PM Chastanet is spearheading a special response to a once in a lifetime storm.

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