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By Adrian Loveridge As we end another challenging year and enter a new hopefully more positive one, it would appear disingenuous not to have a 2019 wish list or, perhaps more realistically, a dream list. So just for the sake of it, here is mine (but not necessarily in order of implementation). 1. I remain […]

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By Ray Chickrie The third deadline, December 31, 2018, for the completion of the “new and modern US 150 million” Cheddi Jagan Airport (CJIA) won’t be met and unconfirmed reports suggest it will roll into the first quarter of 2019. Instead of the country getting a new and larger terminal, the US$150 million “expansion” project […]

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Dear Sir: The People’s National Congress (PNC)-led coalition government in Guyana has refused to resign after it was defeated in a no-confidence motion in Parliament on Friday December 21, 2018. As expected, the drowning party is grasping at straws to illegally survive another year before it sinks on its own in the 2020 general elections. […]

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Dear Sir: If we drive a conventional motor car we cannot expect it to fly, to navigate rivers, unless we redesign and reconstruct it to do these things. Similarly, our onshore plantation economy of Trinidad and Tobago that depends on energy sector revenues, directly generated by foreign investment and technology and a private sector that […]

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Dear Sir: Time and time again we hear the same broken record declaration that “the schools are failing our kids.” But, the enlightened and super educated school professionals still don’t seem to be doing anything about it. Any black Tom, Dick and Harry, who wants to make money in a hurry by joining the most […]

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Dear Sir: In the last two months of 2018, two articles on globalisation, with contrasting viewpoints, were published in The Observer. The editorial, “Growing nationalism eroding decades of international gains” (The Observer, Dec. 16, 2018) claims that the gains achieved in global peace, democracy and prosperity are threatened by a range of international conflicts including […]

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Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a senior citizen in Marchand on December 27, 2018. The duo, both aged 16,  were identified by the police as Shaquille Lionel alias ‘Sunny’ and Walter Hofer, alias ‘Whiteboy’, both of Grass Street, Castries. According to law enforcement officials, they were charged for murder in connection […]

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The  Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) has  called on its members to be ready for action if necessary as the trade union faces challenges in the New Year. “”Members should not lose hope but must stay focused and ready to respond to calls for action if and when it becomes necessary,” the President of the […]

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The National Workers Union (NWU) has asserted that employers must be equipped to refuse bad advice that is often given to them. The trade union was responding to concerns expressed by the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture that many employers are now faced with litigation from employees. “We understand the Chamber’s concerns, […]

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Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which operates three hotels in Saint Lucia, has announced that it will eliminate all Styrofoam from its properties across the region as of February 1, 2019. The company, which recently eliminated single-use plastics from its operations, has said it will also explore opportunities to eliminate other plastics across its resorts by […]

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