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By Melanius Alphonse At the November 20, 2018, sitting of parliament, the government of Saint Lucia borrowed EC$13 million from the Caribbean Development Bank, (CDB) for consultants to conduct implementation workshops and to set up a Performance Management and Delivery Unit (known as Pemandu), reaffirming that the entire policy focus and socio-economic agenda of the […]

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By Drexwell Seymour Introduction I believe the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) had good intentions of ensuring that the employees in the hospitality industry get 100 percent of the 10 percent service charge by December 1, 2018. Unfortunately, the day before the implementation, a press release was released to announce that that […]

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Dear Sir: The heartbreak felt by ex-Petrotrin workers was the same that was experienced by retrenched University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) lecturers who were sent home earlier this year. On May 11, 2018, the only national university in Trinidad and Tobago sacked 59 of its lecturers as part of a reported restructuring exercise. Six […]

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Dear Sir: In his most recent press release dated December 6, 2018, the Hon. Dr Horace Chang, minister of national security stated, “The government of Jamaica, and the ministry of national security, remain steadfast in their mandate to serve and protect all citizens. Minister of national security Dr Horace Chang, in his reaction to the […]

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Dear Sir: The failure of the Galleons Passage to complete its recent journey to Tobago is the latest chapter in a story that is now a national disgrace. Last Wednesday the Galleons Passage was forced to turn back to Trinidad after it encountered ‘bad weather’, despite no indication such weather was present. Though only being […]

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Dear Sir: $720.000 per month plus VAT! That’s what taxpayers are paying every month to rent a building at 6 Elizabeth Street, St Clair, which houses the Children’s Court. Attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Faris Al-Rawi, provided this information to the Senate, saying that “he was informed” by the judiciary of Trinidad and […]

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Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has disclosed that the non-implementation so far of a parking terminals project for the capital is one of his greatest disappointments. Francis made the remarks Wednesday while being a guest on RCI’s Newsspin programme. “The parking terminals have been here in Saint Lucia from December last year,” the Mayor told RCI’s […]

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As the world observes Human Rights Day, Attorney at Law, Mary Francis, has urged citizens to stand up for human rights. But Francis has asserted that the government must take the lead. “On this Human Rights Day let’s all commit ourselves to Stand Up For Human Rights.  Join a Human Rights N.G.O, become involved because […]

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