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PM Anticipates No Fallout From Travel Tax Hike

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is not anticipating any fallout from the increase in the airport tax slated for June 1st 2017. The UWP government announced plans last year, to reintroduce the airport development charge of $35 and raised the airport departure tax for foreign visitors from $25 to $63. The …

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PM Airport Tax Amendment

Meanwhile, Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet says he still has ample time between now and January 2018, to amend the airport development act. In 2016, the UWP government announced plans to reintroduce the airport development charge of $35. Former prime minister Dr. Kenny Anthony pointed out a crucial flaw in the …

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OECS GCCA Gabion & Drain Wall Project Report

The OECS global climate change alliance through its ILAND resilience works being implemented in Saint Lucia, are on target in terms of completion. The completion of these projects is timely as it will serve as a major step for mitigation ahead of the 2017 hurricane season. The project which commenced …

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Emergency Numbers to be Affected by ‘Urgent Maintenance’

The St. Lucia Fire Service would like to inform the general public that, our service provider will be performing Urgent Maintenance on some of their systems on Wednesday May 24th 2017. As a results some of our emergency lines which rely on such systems will be affected. Please note that …

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Pick-up Van Careened off Choc roadway

A commuter bus registration number M 678 and, a pick-up van registration number FAR 158 were involved in a collision along the Choc highroad on May 23rd. The auto crash occurred between 7 am and 8 am in the south bound lane into Castries. The pick-up van veered off the …

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Baby’s Death Ruled a Homicide

HTS News4orce has obtained initial reaction from family members of deceased nine month old baby girl Melissa Lambert. On May 22nd, the new born was reportedly found dead at home by her mother between 5 pm and 6 pm. News4orce has withheld the identities of the family members, who said …

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Police Investigating Baby Death

An eight month old baby was reportedly found dead in Marchand, Castries on May 22nd. Unconfirmed reports suggest the discovery was made by the paternal mother of the deceased new born. Pathologists are working to determine the cause of death at an ongoing postmortem exam being conducted at the Victoria …

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UWP Calls on Labour Party to stop Working against the South

Press Release Over the last several weeks and months the United Workers Party has noted with increasing concern, as the Saint Lucia Labour Party, in various guises campaigned against the much needed development in the south, in particular the DSH project. Some of the language used by the SLP has …

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Gov’t Extends Condolences following Manchester terror attack

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER May 23, 2017 Press Release Saint Lucia Government Extends Condolences Following Deadly Explosion in Manchester Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has described the attack on Monday in Manchester, England, as horrific and an attack against peace in the world. The attack has left …

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CARNIVAL QUEEN CONTESTANTS UNVEILING CEREMONY

The Events Company of St. Lucia and the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) are thrilled to announce the Unveiling and Sashing of the 2017 National Carnival Queen Contestants today, Tuesday 23th, 2017 in a ceremony to be held at, The Financial Centre, Point Seraphine. The public is invited to view this …

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2017/18 Kindergarten Placement Slips Ready on May 25th

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, INNOVATION, GENDER RELATIONS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRESS RELEASE SCHOOL REGISTRATION – 2017-2018 The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations wishes to inform parents and guardians, who registered their child/ward for Kindergarten for the Academic Year 2017/2018 for the following schools, to report to the Education Sub …

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Commissioners of Police Hosts Town Hall Meeting

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) will undertake a Commissioner’s Town Hall Meeting at the Jacmel Community Centre on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. The hierarchy of the Police has used this medium to strengthen its Community Relations throughout the island having held several successful Community Townhall …

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LIAT and Pilots on Collision Course

Regional airline LIAT and its pilots appear to be on a collision course again, with the pilots’ union saying that already strained relations between the two sides are now at “an all-time low”. The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) has accused the Antigua-based company of failing to honour a …

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