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Government should not permit itself to be pressured into legalizing cannabis,” so says the Reverend Seth Ampadu. Referencing the Cannabis Commission’s final report, the Methodist minister added: “They should take their time to make sure everything is in order, weigh the pros and cons, before deciding. The process should not be rushed.” In an interview with the STAR on Monday the outspoken religious leader made it clear he does not support the legalizing of marijuana at this time.

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“The only constant in life is change.” In today’s turbulent world the words of Greek philosopher Heraclitus have never been more apt. Elections, shifting global alliances, redrawn trade lines and a slowing global economy – 2020 will be a year of change and the Caribbean must evolve and adapt accordingly. STAR Businessweek breaks down the external shocks that are likely to impact the region over the next year.

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Mr. Vice was at it yet again this week paying homage to virginal Miss Virtue. A duh incident at a local sybarites' hangout was all it took to draw antsy red formicidae out of their nests to swarm the Internet with their characteristic gooey droppings. Playing leading roles in the widely publicized war of slurred words were a local gentleman of presumed high standing and the establishment’s owner—an Englishman who for some forty years has been a resident of this simply beautiful-on-the-outside nation of ours.

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Castries Mayor Peterson Francis has urged citizens to recommit themselves to the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil while examining their consciences, in an address to the recent festival of lights ceremony. “We remember that there is still evil in the world,” Francis declared. He recalled the case of Saint Lucian national […]

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Gros Islet MP Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute says he is happy to deliver the Cas en Bas road rehabilitation project ahead of Christmas. Writing Saturday on his official Facebook page Montoute described the project as a much deserved gift to the residents of the community. He disclosed that on Saturday morning he visited Cas en Bas […]

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Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, says Vieux Fort residents are fearful that sand mining has compromised the safety of their homes. The Vieux Fort South MP recalled that a few days ago, he issued a press release drawing attention to the damage done to the Vieux-Fort beaches by the indiscriminate mining of […]

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The officer in charge of the Richfond and Dennery police stations, ASP Sean Alexander,  Friday honoured  some of the officers under his command for their exemplary service and dedication to duty. The honourees were presented with plaques of appreciation by Alexander, who became officer in charge of the stations in August last year. Two Justices […]

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BBC News:– A US police department in Massachusetts has found the thief behind their missing charity toys – the office dog. Officers in Franklin had been collecting toys to hand over to the Santa Foundation, an organisation that donates presents to families in need during Christmas. But the toys kept disappearing and suspicion fell on one […]

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Press Release:– Staff from Saint Lucia’s Ministry of External Affairs have visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London to exchange views and ideas on how diplomats can be well prepared to represent their countries and citizens across the globe. The visit was supported and facilitated by the British High Commission (BHC), Castries.   In a […]

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