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SLP HOLDS MARKET STEPS MEETING

Fresh from their no confidence motion presentations in parliament, executive members of the Saint Lucia Labour Party took their healthcare and borrowing messages to their stomping ground – the Castries market steps, on Thursday night.  

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KARLYN PERCIL, MOTIVATING A GENERATION OF WOMEN

Saint Lucia-born motivational speaker and writer Karlyn Percil is home and about to embark on a series of activities which she hopes will inspire women to achieve their dreams, despite the challenges they may face. Percil visited HTS studios on Friday, ahead of a motivational meet and greet and book …

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FISHERMEN CONCERNED ABOUT FISH CORPORATION CLOSURE

Southern fishermen are expressing concern about the impending closure of the Saint Lucia Fish Marketing Corporation. Government has confirmed that the St. Lucia Marketing Board and The St. Lucia Fish Marketing Corporation will be merged and the resulting entity funded through public/private partnership. The fishers say they face an uncertain …

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CCC STAFF PROTEST NEW WORK SCHEDULES

Confusion and the alleged lack of consultation on a newly implemented work schedule, triggered a go slow by city hall staff. Castries Mayor Peterson Francis says the reforms are in line with new City Hall policy, and have been signed off on by the National Workers Union [NWU] who represent …

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GOVERNMENT TOUTS 2018 4TH QUARTER JOB NUMBERS

The government is touting the latest job numbers in which unemployment significantly dropped during the fourth quarter of 2018, when compared to the same period for 2017. The office of the Prime Minister anticipates further unemployment declines over 2019, when various capital projects are expected to get underway. However, official …

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SULPHUR SPRINGS PARK BOASTS 3 ADDITIONAL POOLS

The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) has confirmed the commissioning of three additional pools to its operational site at the Sulphur Springs park. The foundation is updating the media on developments at the site, which officials say is now ready to receive visitors.

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GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO ADDRESSING EU ‘TAX HAVEN’ CONCERNS

Saint Lucia has not decided on whether it will review legislation which the European Union has described as a ‘harmful tax regime’ they say is designed to exclusively benefit foreign investors. The office of the Prime Minister says the government’s focus is to ensure Saint Lucia remains a competitive destination …

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COCONUT VENDORS DEFY RELOCATION ORDER

The convenience of buying coconut water from roadside coconut vendors along the Gros-Islet Highway is coming to an end. But, some defiant, placard bearing vendors on February 12, resisted relocation orders enforced by police and issued by the Gros-Islet Constituency Council. The vendors say their livelihoods would be at stake …

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TAIWAN DONATES TO EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has contributed XCD $2.5 million towards a number of educational initiatives, including the integration of Information Technology in the classroom. The funds were recently handed over to Education Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert.  

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