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Wasco Urges Storage Ahead Maintenance Work

The Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) is urging residents in the north of Saint Lucia to store water, ahead of scheduled maintenance work this week. Officials will address issues with the raw water line from the John Compton dam to the Theobalds treatment plant at Ciceron on Wednesday may 24th. …

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Jn Marie Calls Fuel Tax Hike, “Clever”

A local petroleum dealer says the 60% increase in the excise tax on fuel is nothing but a means of offsetting lost revenue. It was revealed in the 2017/2018 estimates of expenditure that the $2.50 tax was set to increase by $1.50 to $4.00.

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Hilaire Claims Rejected Dsh Application

The opposition SLP’s front man on investment is alleging that the controversial DSH pearl of the Caribbean project has been rejected by both the CIP office and invest Saint Lucia. During a press conference held at the office of the leader of the opposition, Dr. Ernest Hilaire highlighted what he …

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Hope For Children With Multi-Disabilities

Officials of the Dunnottar school are celebrating the achievements of its students with multiple disabilities. In September 2015, the special needs school opened its multiple disabilities centre, bringing hope to children between the ages of 5 and 15, who have been diagnosed with numerous severe conditions. In this special report, …

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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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