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CSA Concerned About RSL Employees

Broadcast Minister Dominic Fedee confirmed this week that by July 31st, 2017, state-owned radio St. Lucia will officially close its doors. The union representing the station’s workers says the situation puts already anxious employees in a greater state of limbo. Fedee says the ministry needs to clarify a number of …

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Pierre Refutes Claims About Marc/Bexon Flood Plan

The opposition has sought to set the record straight on the Marc/Bexon flood mitigation works and the situation which the current UWP administration inherited upon assuming office. This is in response to suggestions made by Castries southeast MP Guy Joseph, who told reporters last week that the SLP-proposed solution to …

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PWA Meets National Security Minister

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis met the police welfare association (PWA) this week to discuss matters affecting the membership. Among the burning issues were deplorable working conditions, and the looming IMPACS report.

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Home Affairs Minister Denies Knowledge of Jimmy Henry Police Probe

Home Affairs and National Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis has denied knowledge of an alleged police investigation of Cabinet colleague, Senator Jimmy Henry.   The Home Affairs Minister dismissed the assertions first reported by former government Minister Richard Frederick on July 6th during a live weekly talk show.   Sen. …

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Engine Issues Prompted Emergency Landing of Caribbean Airline Flight

A Caribbean Airlines flight was forced to land at the Hewanorra International Airport [HIA] in Vieux-Fort on Sunday July 9. According to HIA sources, the pilot reported an engine fire before requesting clearance to activate emergency landing procedures. The flight, carrying more than 60 passengers, landed safely on the HIA …

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Building Successful Coalition of Services Industries

PRESS RELEASE:-OECS Trade Policy Unit holds one-day knowledge sharing workshop Monday, July 10, 2017 — The OECS Commission is working towards the establishment of a regional umbrella body to maximise networking opportunities for OECS services firms with Global Services Coalitions in an effort to achieve commercial growth opportunities and greater participation in …

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Jimmy Henry Many Questions, Few Answers

Questions abound in the aftermath of former minister and talk show host Richard Frederick’s allegations against minister in the ministry of agriculture jimmy henry. On Monday, local reporters sought to get economic development minister guy joseph to comment on the assertions, but their questions were left unanswered. Meanwhile, the leader …

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Dr. Rigobert Launches Educate Saint Lucia

The education ministry is seeking to help Students from low income homes excel in the classroom. To this end, minister Dr. Gale Rigobert and public educators have conceptualized a program to help economically disadvantaged students with school supplies for the new term.

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Roman Catholic Church Plans March For Peace

The roman catholic church will hold a march for peace on august 1st, 2017 – Emancipation Day. The march comes against what church officials say is growing concern about the level of crime and violence in St. Lucia. The leader of the local roman catholic church archbishop Robert Rivas made …

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Health Ministry Issues Carnival Advisory

The health ministry has provided the public and revelers with recommendations to reduce the negative health implications during the carnival season. This includes staying hydrated, using sunscreen, appointing a designated driver and avoiding unsafe sexual practices and excessive alcohol.

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