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Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee while acknowledging local concerns over a tourism industry that remains open amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, has defended the measure. “I do understand with what’s going on in the world, especially in light of the  new international wave when we look at what’s taking place in the United States – that […]

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Asserting that his administration’s bill for state quarantine facilities is some $US 1 million a month, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has told reporters that the imposition of quarantine fees was a difficult decision for cabinet to make. But he explained that the decision was necessary. Chastanet said he understands the reaction of some persons to […]

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The St. Lucia civil service association (CSA) has called on the national insurance corporation to reconsider an administrative decision taken to pay sickness benefits into the bank accounts of contributors. The CSA is worried about the un-intended consequences of the move.
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Saint Lucia police have defended a decision not to grant permission for a planned protest on Monday by the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT). SLNT Director Bishnu Tulsie told St Lucia Times that the activity was planned for outside the Greaham Louisy building on the Castries Waterfront. The intent of the activity was to express […]

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Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph has defended Prime Minister Allen Chastanet over his decision to go on leave. On Tuesday the government announced that Chastanet had proceeded on leave and is scheduled to return on August 22. In his absence, Joseph serves as Acting Prime Minister. Chastanet has been criticized by some members of the public for this move while Saint Lucia is still under a state of emergency.

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On Wednesday Prime Minister Allen Chastanet joined CNBC's Power Punch to discuss why American tourists are being welcome back to Saint Lucia and the Caribbean, even as the rest of the world bans travelers from the U.S. The government has been heavily criticized by some members of the public and the Opposition for this move but Chastanet assures that the right balance has been found between opening the country's doors, and protecting the safety of guests and nationals. To date Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 25 cases of COVID-19 and no deaths have been recorded.

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Press Release:- The Saint Lucia Labour Party Youth Organization [SLPYO] applauds the United Nations General Assembly for endorsing an insightful and progressive recommendation by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in 1999 to declare August 12 International Youth Day [IYD]. The SLPYO is elated to join hands with local and national Youth organizations to […]

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Press Release:– The Saint Lucia National Trust expresses its profound disappointment over a recent decision by the Cabinet of Ministers to lease the Queen’s Chain along the north east coast to Cabot Saint Lucia for seventy-five (75) years.   “The object of the Queen’s Chain was to have land whereupon to establish, in the contour of the […]

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The Saint Lucia National Trust expresses its profound disappointment over a recent decision by the Cabinet of Ministers to lease the Queen’s Chain along the north east coast to Cabot Saint Lucia for seventy-five (75) years.

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Did the chair of the cannabis movement prematurely declare victory in a voice-note on cannabis law reform? Minister for commerce Bradley Felix says contrary to earlier reports, the government has not decided to legalize marijuana. However, Felix explains the cabinet of ministers has only agreed to take the next step in drafting the policy framework …
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