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Barbados Today:- (Apr 30) Police have arrested two St Joseph men and slapped them with animal cruelty charges over a viral video in which a monkey was burned alive while others cheered, triggering public outrage. The arrests follow police investigations into the video, circulated on WhatsApp, in which the green monkey, one of the island’s few surviving […]

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CNN: The new coronavirus is likely to keep spreading for at least another 18 months to two years—until 60% to 70% of the population has been infected, a team of longstanding pandemic experts predicted in a report released Thursday. They recommended that the US prepare for a worst-case scenario that includes a second big wave of coronavirus infections in […]

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday criticized South Africa and Qatar for accepting doctors from Cuba to battle the coronavirus, accusing the communist island of profiting from the pandemic. Cuba’s globe-trotting doctors have long been a source of diplomatic soft power and pride for Havana, but Washington says […]

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Prime minister Allen Chastanet continues to justify slashing the subvention to the Saint Lucia national trust. Chastanet is adamant that the trust is standing in the way of national development and is underperforming. Amid the growing Covid-19 crisis, the heritage organization appears to be on its own.
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Dennery north MP Shawn Edward has expressed disappointment with the level of support for banana farmers in the 2020/2021 estimates. The lawmaker who represents a rural farming community argues that more funds should be allocated to help farmers amid the covid-19 crisis.
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The opposition Saint Lucia Labor Party is questioning the merit of a budgetary process amid the covid-19 pandemic. Debate on the 2020/2021 estimates of expenditure continued with opposition mps arguing that the exercise is not necessary. They contend that the constitution makes allowances for emergencies of the order of magnitude of the covid-19 crisis.
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The beauty industry has fallen prey to the Covid-19 crisis given the proximity required to deliver such services. However, as the island prepares to re-open, the St. Lucia bureau of standards is training practitioners on the new protocols and measures that will guide the industry through the pandemic.
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Prime minister Allen Chastanet has been tasked with spearheading an OECS committee look at the future of the tourism industry against the backdrop of the covid-19 crisis. The government leader is eying a tentative date in june to reopen the island’s tourism market.
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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan. Asked if he had seen anything giving him a high degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the origin […]

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, describing the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) as a party of excuses, asserted Thursday that his United Workers Party (UWP) was voted into power with a strong mandate. “Persons in this country I think were dissatisfied with the mediocrity in our country, were dissatisfied with the kind of maypuis politics […]

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