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The Allen Chastanet administration’s position on the most recent Venezuelan general elections has been a controversial one, to say the least, with opponents declaring it amounted to a betrayal of Saint Lucia’s friendship with the South American nation. But as the prime minister welcomed an OPIC delegation to our shores on Wednesday, this much-maligned decision could see Saint Lucia benefitting from a healthy relationship with United States President Donald Trump.

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(GIS) — The curtains came down on the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival in collaboration with Lincoln Centre after a week-long authentic jazz journey. Now in its 28th year, Saint Lucia Jazz is the Caribbean’s longest running music celebration. The festival, which was held at new venues from the north to south of the island, featured ...

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Cutting crime, improving health and education, boosting the economy and swelling national pride — the benefits of a well-structured national sports strategy can ripple through all sectors of society. That’s why sports development was one of the big ticket items on this year’s budget, with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet declaring a EC$ 20.6mn windfall for sports facilities, events, education and training.

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It started, as usual, with words. Words! Words! Words! Words that hinted haughtily at superior intellect previously absent from the corridors of power. Words from honorable gentlemen to fellow university decorated men of high repute, at least one of whom would later be exposed as a self-obsessed fake.

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Senior Communications Officer Nicole McDonald has said a statement made by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet at Monday’s pre-Cabinet press briefing have been deliberately twisted by some persons. Chastanet had said many girls under 18 are having children, and with different men, following in the footsteps of their mothers and grandmothers — a statement that drew ...

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A statement by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet that girls under 18 are having children with different men, following in the footsteps of their mothers and grandmothers, have not gone down well with a number of people on social media. They have branded his statement as “racist”, “reckless”, and “disrespectful”. Chastanet made the comments during Monday’s ...

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(SNO) — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Allen Chastanet has said 2019 is a “very important” year for Saint Lucia, urging the public not to get distracted because the “real enemies” are crime and poverty. Chastanet comments — posted on his official Facebook page recently — surrounds his recent meeting between him and officials ...

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has expressed the view that his government is very strong. He spoke against the backdrop of the resignation of Doctor Ubaldus Raymond as Minister of the Public Service. Raymond has also resigned from the senate. He is the second government senator to have resigned since the United Workers Party (UWP) government […]

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(GIS) — Citizen safety remains an area of urgent attention, and a key focus of the Government of Saint Lucia’s Medium Term Development Plan for 2019-2022. An integral part of government’s plan is to strengthen the island’s capacity for investigation and prosecution, and reduce serious crime by 45 percent. Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet revealed ...

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