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PETERKIN WEIGHS-IN ON 2018 BUDGET

Local chartered accountant Richard Peterkin says economic growth in Saint Lucia is encouraging and there are positive prospects for the future. Richard Peterkin weighed in on the 2018/2019 Budget in a sit down with HTS News4orce. First up Peterkin’s positive takeaways from the Budget.

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PRESS LAUNCH, 15TH NATIONAL TELETHON

The National Community Foundation (NCF) is calling on the public to contribute to the upcoming 2018 National Telethon. NCF officials say that although they are satisfied with donations received during last year’s fundraiser, a lot more can be done to help provide assistance to at-risk youth, the less fortunate and …

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MINISTER RAYMOND ON POSSIBLE GAS PRICE INCREASE

Minister in the Ministry of Finance Dr. Ubaldus Raymond says consumers may have to pay more at the pumps soon. Fears of a gas price hike have been looming since Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s Budget announcement that the fuel price cap will be reviewed. Dr. Raymond says the move is …

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Government explores new housing solutions

GIS – PRIME MINISTER CHASTANET AIMS TO ENSURE A FAIR AND BALANCED APPROACH TO FUTURE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. The Government of Saint Lucia has made an allocation of $4 million dollars in the 2018/2019 budget for the provision of just over 400 residential lots for low and middle income earners. The …

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Panamanian Ambassador presents credentials

GIS – HIS EXCELLENCY MR. JESUS SIERRA VICTORIA SAID THE OCCASION ALLOWS SAINT LUCIA AND PANAMA TO REVITALIZE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS. Saint Lucia and Panama sought to reinvigorate diplomatic ties through the presentation of credentials by the Ambassador-designate of Panama to Saint Lucia. His Excellency Mr. Jesus Sierra Victoria, presented his letters …

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PM RESOLUTE ON PROBES INTO JUFFALI, GRYNBERG….

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet sought to provide the rationale behind the conduct probes into a number of hot button issues. Chastanet who was questioned by the media on these pronouncements on 9 April, says “these investigations are necessary”.

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SAINT LUCIA FLAGGED IN US MONEY LAUNDERING REPORT

The United States government has again flagged Saint Lucia as a “major money laundering country”. Local and international criminal organizations exploit trading firms including banks to filter and wash monies through the financial system. The International Narcotics Control Strategy report issued annually by the us State Department has singled out …

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CANCER INSTITUTE OF GUYANA EXTENDS HAND TO SAINT LUCIA

The Cancer Institute of Guyana met with the Ministry of Health Ministry to discuss the introduction of new cancer fighting technology. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. The organization is member of Healthy Caribbean Coalition which is helping to curb cervical cancers in the Caribbean in the …

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MINISTER FEDEE REPORTS MORE GROWTH IN TOURISM SECTOR

Minister for Tourism Dominic Fedee is reporting more growth in the tourism sector. During the pre-Cabinet meeting media conference on 9 April, the Minister revealed more positive numbers for the mainstay of the economy over the past two months. The development was tempered by the news of the announcement of …

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SENIOR CITIZEN IN NEED GETS NEW HOME

The Bethesda Tabernacle Blood and Faith Ministry joined forces with brokerage firm on the weekend to give back to a resident of Saltibus in need. The organizations managed to raise over $10,000 towards building a wooden structure for a senior citizen.

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SECURITY MINISTER PUTS WOULD-BE RAPISTS ON NOTICE

National Security Sen. Minster Hermangild Francis has issued a stern warning to rapists, following the recent success of the crime lab in two gruesome sexual assault cases. Francis says with the lab is back in operation and the police will no longer have to depend solely on eyewitness testimony to …

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PM ON PUBLIC SECTOR WAGE NEGOTIATIONS

Will public servants see at least a wage increase for the 2016 to 2019 triennium? Well Prime Minister Allen Chastanet who is looking forward to the negotiations remains mum on this issue for now. The government leader addressed the state of the economy and the upcoming talks with public sector …

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program now Open

[Press Release] SLUDTERA would like to inform suitable and interested persons that the fully funded Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is now open for applications. The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration …

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Good Deeds Day

[Press Release]  The Choiseul Chapter of Volunteer Saint Lucia has teamed up with the Caribbean Volunteer eXchange to join hands as we pioneer Good Deeds Day the Caribbean edition, celebrated globally on April 15th, under the theme “Plant for Peace”. Good Deeds Day is a global day that unites over …

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SLTU 20th Biennial Convention

[Press Release] The St. Lucia Teachers’ Union (SLTU) gets set to hold its 20th Biennial convention at the Beanefield Secondary School, Vieux Fort, on Thursday 12th April, 2018. This event will be a gathering of members of the union and will begin with an open session, followed by a closed …

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