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The IMF recently completed its latest Article IV visit to Grenada. While an IMF IV visit is always important in and of itself, this year’s was particularly significant given the rapid economic growth seen across a number of key industries in the last few years, and what changes may lie ahead. Grenada’s recent strong economic performance is not only a testament to the nation’s economic policy, but also offers a window into where other Caribbean countries may seek to drive new growth. But Grenada’s economy isn’t perfect; just as recent years have seen solid success, a look at the horizon predicts a different landscape unfolding in the future.

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Over the weekend I received two reviews of my most recent contribution to this column; one solicited, the other courtesy an overseas-based friend for whom the Saint Lucian postings on Facebook are “scribbled porn,” to be indulged when there’s no one else around. We need not reproduce the latest sample here. Suffice it to say that all its producer gleaned from my pointed references to John Pilger, Tom Wolfe and other journalists whose work continues to inspire my own was that I was “just showing off,” yet again engaging in “self-promotion,” blahblahblah.

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A gangland style shooting at Pavee, Castries, between late Friday night and Saturday morning has left one man dead and four others injured, Saint Lucia police have confirmed. The deceased has been identified as twenty-six year old Pavee resident Gino Joseph, alias ‘Coolie’. The four injured males include two teenagers aged 14 and 19, the […]

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Asserting that the growth in Saint Lucia Carnival is now clearly evident, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said it is evident that his administration’s increased investment in Carnival and the Saint Lucia Summer Festival as whole over the past three years is bearing fruit. Chastanet declared on his official Facebook Page that “once again we […]

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CNA:-  President Tsai Ing-wen (???) addressed the Parliament of St. Lucia Thursday, touting the mutual benefits of bilateral cooperation and saying there is no concern Taiwanese loans could ever become debt traps. While project loans will come from Taiwanese banks, Tsai said, the work will be contracted out to Saint Lucia’s companies through Taiwan’s Overseas […]

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Trinidad Newsday:-Hours after he was gunned down at his St Barb’s businessplace on Wednesday night, reputed gang member Dexter Joseph’s wife and his girlfriend were both taken to Port of Spain General Hospital after they went into labour at the same time. Joseph, along with his friend Joel Moore, aka “Tallman,” and three others were […]

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Farewell from St. Lucia to the president of one of its staunches allies – The Republic of China on Taiwan. President Tsai Ing Wen and her team of top officials left St. Lucia for the United States on Friday. During her three-day mission to Saint Lucia, the Taiwanese president witnessed firsthand, the many projects and …
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The St. Jude Hospital re-construction project is expected to begin by next week. This project which is some ten years in the making, has been plagued with problems. With the public’s growing impatience with the lack of progress on health care, the resumption of works at St. Jude Hospital will be monitored closely.  
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BBC News:- Extremely hot weather has started to hit most of the United States, with temperatures set to peak over the weekend, meteorologists say. The heatwave could affect about 200 million people in major cities like New York, Washington and Boston in the East Coast, and the Midwest region too. In some places, temperatures could be […]

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