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PM Dismisses Opposition Walkout

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has dismissed the opposition walkout of the house last week in the negative motion commotion describing it as an attempt at economic terrorism and treason. Last week, SLP lawmakers walked out in solidarity with Castries south MP, Ernest Hilaire. The protest stemmed from the house speaker …

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Taiwan Donates Millions To CDP Phase 2

The republic of china on (Taiwan) has contributed 7.9 million EC dollars to phase 2 of Saint Lucia’s constituency development program (CDP). On Monday, a cheque presentation signaled the official handing over of the funds to the prime minister. The money will go towards developing local drainage systems and roads. …

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Major Drug Seizure of Jamaican Cannabis

On Friday 31st march 2017, a joint operation involving police and customs authorities resulted in the recovery of a large quantity of compressed cannabis in a container on the Castries docks.  The operation conducted spanned on week, where containerized cargo arriving in Saint Lucia was examined during which time, law …

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PM Calls For LIAT To Be Completely Restructured

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has reiterated calls for LIAT to be completely restructured in order to resolve issues between management and staff at the airline. Over the past few months, Saint Lucian workers had threatened to take action if LIAT management deferred salary payments. Chastanet says LIAT shareholders should appoint …

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Guyana University Enrolment Drive

The University Of Guyana is seeking to offer courses to the diaspora in Saint Lucia and the rest of the OECS. A team from the institution visited Saint Lucia this week to brief schools and government officials on the educational opportunities at the institution of higher learning.

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Beloved SJC Teacher Laid To Rest

Family, friends, co-workers and the student body at Saint Joseph’s convent gathered at the minor basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday march 30th, 2017, for the funeral service of a young teacher whose death has thrown hundreds into mourning. Kerri Lawrence Clovis died suddenly on March 21st. She was …

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Dr. Adrian Augier Paints Bleak Picture

Economist and independent senator Dr. Adrian Augier has painted a gloomy picture of the St. Lucia economy in the feature address at the 39th annual general meeting of the Elks City of Castries Co-operative credit union ltd.

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Tourism Minister Fedee Lauds Royalton Investment

Minister responsible for tourism, Dominic Fedee extended thanks to Royalton executives for showing confidence in Saint Lucia. He made the declaration at the grand launch of the all-in Luxury Royalton resort and spa. Fedee anticipates that the new development will help drive more economic growth to the country.

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6 Spas Attain Level 1 &3 Code of Practice

On Monday, the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards and the Saint Lucia Coalition of Services Industries recognized the achievements of local spas, which completed the Beauty and Wellness Certification Program. Six Spas attained Level 1 and Level 3 of the Program and were awarded with certificates at the SLBS Conference …

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Exploring The Explosives Act

The investigation into the Ferrand Quarry explosion has led to questions about the legal framework that guides the use of explosives and other matters governing incendiary devices. Former bar association president Andy George spoke about the explosives act on the March 24th edition of radio 100’s “let’s talk law”. He …

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PM Gives Update On Quarry Explosion

The Prime Minister has sought to clarify information regarding the death toll and status of the hospitalized following this week’s explosion at the Farrand quarry. He is urging citizens to refrain from relaying unverified information, at a time when family members and friends of those affected are going through a …

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Mass Casualities Following Explosion At Quarry

A major explosion which rocked the north of Saint Lucia on Tuesday afternoon. Preliminary reports indicate that the explosion took place at a quarry at Cul De Sac. A number of people were reportedly killed and several others injured. Details are still murky, but hts news4orce understands that a container …

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