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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has congratulated her excellency Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election as President of Taiwan. “On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, I extend hearty congratulations to a wonderful friend of Saint Lucia, President of Taiwan- Her Excellency Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election as President of the Republic of China […]

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The MP for Castries Central, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, in her contribution to the debate, went to the heart of the matter. “I rise to support the motion before us,” she said, “and I have to admit that ever since VAT was introduced, in 2012 I believe, there’s been a question I’ve tried to answer and to this day I’ve not been able to. And the simple question: What mindset, what frame of mind caused a government to place VAT on a reconnection fee of an essential need such as water? What mindset was responsible for that?

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Press Release:– It is with much anticipation that the Saint Luia Blind Welfare is awaiting the arrival of the Kids Insight team who will be visiting Saint Lucia from January 14th through 23rd 2020. Kids Insight (KI), a joint project of the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA), the Lions Clubs of Saint Lucia, and West […]

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The council [of the Saint Lucia National Trust] shall, with the approval of the minister, and upon such terms and conditions as it may determine, appoint a director.” So states Section 46 of the National Trust Rules established on June 2, 1984. The minister referred to is also the nation’s prime minister, who recently gave the thumbs down to the Trust’s submission of Jeanine Compton-Antoine as a replacement for the present director Bishnu Tulsie, soon to proceed on retirement. It is unclear whether the rules require the minister to offer reasons for his approval or disapproval of Trust submissions.

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Barbados Today:-  One of Barbados’ former civil servants, Juanita Thorington Powlett, has joined local businessman Mark Maloney as a member of the new Board of Directors of struggling airline, LIAT. The island-hopping carrier today announced that it had appointed a new Board of Directors, which will be chaired by former Barbados Prime Minister Professor Owen […]

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Presently many countries are still in the earliest years of a pro-cannabis policy, and many are still seeking to form the foundations of their own domestic industry, with the notion of serving as a market exporter an enticing but distant goal. Nonetheless, those that already have a strong regulatory regime for labelling will have a far easier path to capitalising on strong demand as exporters, compared to those that do not.

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Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — To better prepare the society for an earthquake, a National Earthquake Readiness Committee will be established by the Government. Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, made the announcement yesterday at a Town Hall Meeting held at the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Portland. “We are now prepared […]

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Lawyers, as a rule, do not wish others to judge them. Lawyers and judicial personnel treat the legal system as their domain or, to put it crudely, as their property. They constantly assume that the legal system exists primarily for their benefit.” So confessed the lawyer in Kenny Anthony in a 2002 address to the graduating class of the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica, when he cited this riveting line by the American writer, poet and dramatist John Jay Chapman: “The world of politics is always 20 years behind the world of thought.”

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BBC News:– Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board. An investigation found that “missiles fired due to human error”, President Hassan Rouhani said. He described the crash as an “unforgivable mistake”. The military said the jet turned towards a sensitive site belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and […]

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