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Saint Lucia’s public servants have said [an emphatic] no, to the government’s one time, cash offer, to settle outstanding wage negotiations. The Trade Union Federation has accused the government negotiating team of failing to specify the so-called lump sum amount. It was in December that the federation issued official notice of its membership’s overwhelming decision …
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(PRESS RELEASE) — Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet will deliver his New Year’s Address to the Nation on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. The Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs will speak on the state of the nation and on varying issues, including security and ...

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The President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) cited Saint Lucia’s vulnerability as a small Island state in a New Year’s message to members of the association. Karolin Troubetzkoy said the SLHTA is heartened by the IMF’s positive assessment of this country’s  economic performance and its projections for further growth of the economy […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The National Workers Union (NWU) will launch its first Financial Services Workers Council in the first quarter of 2019. The Council will comprise all the banks along with the nine credit unions, BELFund, Saint Lucia Mortgage Finance Company Limited and National Insurance Corporation (NIC). The Council will be responsible for the total ...

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By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The recently exposed but apparently still ongoing abuse of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP) may have already cost the country and its government between US$30 million and $130 million in lost revenue and overall economic impact. Multiple allegations of apparent fraud […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Some two weeks after having its oil exploration vessels interdicted by the Venezuelan navy in Guyanese maritime territory, ExxonMobil in a statement on Monday stated that they have resumed oil exploration in Guyanese waters. In the statement: “ExxonMobil said today that it has […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com MIAMI, USA — Former Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice, Christian Zerpa, has fled to the United States to protest President Nicolas Maduro’s regime. Zerpa, once a staunch supporter of Maduro, fled to Miami, Florida, where in an interview he told EVTV: “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to […]

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By Youri Kemp Caribbean News Now associate editor youri@caribbeannewsnow.com WASHINGTON, USA — In a post published last week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on its website, the IMF’s general counsel, Rhoda Weeks-Brown, claimed that a global bank that had left the Caribbean due to correspondent banking concerns had recently decided to come back and […]

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