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On October 31, the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) announced its intention to challenge the buggery and indecency laws in Barbados, St. Kitts-Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and Saint Lucia. The group says the laws contribute to stigmatisation, and legitimize hate speech, discrimination and violence—and it is their intention to file court papers before the end of 2019.

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After nearly two years covering House goings on I can safely say I have come to expect the most unexpected developments. Take, for example, the opposition’s reaction to the government’s proposed amendment to the Millennium Heights Medical Complex Act, No. 1 of 2015. As Prime Minister Allen Chastanet explained it: “The Act provides for the establishment of a board which is responsible for the overall management and administration of the medical complex, including employment of staff. Consequently, any person seeking employment at the medical complex would no longer make that application through the Public Service of Saint Lucia but through the administrative apparatus of the medical ...

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Those who attended the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club’s last Open Day in Vieux Fort Sunday past could not have anticipated what awaited. Held every Sunday throughout November, the Open Days gave Saint Lucians the opportunity to learn about the horse-racing project, and to purchase horses and tickets. As a bonus on the last Open Day there were two trial races. As the horses came bolting down the track, the air was filled with excitement as the crowd received a glimpse of what is expected come December 13. Some also participated in placing a fake bet on a real horse, just to get a feel of the process.

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Statistics from 2017 estimate that some 4.4. million immigrants from the Caribbean currently reside in the United States, accounting for around 10% of the total immigrant numbers. Although most immigrants eventually go through the regular processes of naturalisation, for varying reasons not all feel able to do so.

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There are few things the two main political parties agree on. By now it’s common knowledge they do not see eye to eye on the immediate future of St. Jude reconstruction. The UWP views the situation as a dumpster fire fanned by the ineptitude and inaction of the previous administration. The SLP insists on turning out the light on the fact that it did not deliver on its repeated promise of “a state of the art hospital before the end of 2015”— while admonishing the current administration for not completing what was left undone in 2016. Both sides accuse the other of gross incompetence and self-interest bordering on corruption.

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PARAMARIBO (Reuters) :- A court in Suriname on Friday convicted President Desi Bouterse of murder for the execution of 15 opponents in 1982 following a coup to seize power, sentencing the man who has dominated the former Dutch colony’s recent history to 20 years in prison. Opposition parties called for Bouterse, currently in China on […]

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Asserting that everyone needs to be heard, opposition leader Philip J. Pierre is going out to communities to interact with persons there in what he calls  the ‘Listening Tour.’. “I came into politics with the firm belief that the voice of the people and good government are deeply linked,” Pierre wrote this week on the […]

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