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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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Quarantine fees are expected to be introduced in Saint Lucia from October 15. In a statement on Wednesday, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George stressed that quarantine continues to be an important component for the containment and overall management of Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 response. To date, the country has recorded 28 COVID-19 cases with zero […]

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Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister Stephenson King has described as ‘just’, calls that have been made by civil society for consultation on the controversial COVID-19 Protection and Control Bill. “I think it’s a just call,” he said. ” Civil society ought to be involved every step of the way in as far as the direction […]

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has defended the COVID-19 Prevention & Control bill that was before parliament Tuesday. The measure has evoked expressions of concern from the Saint Lucia Bar Association. The Bar has requested that the measure be deferred pending public consultation. The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has said that the Allen Chastanet […]

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Prime minister Allen Chastanet remains unflinching in his faith in the tourism dependent economy. In fact Chastanet believes that Saint Lucia has under-performed in the sector that holds the key to un-locking Saint Lucia’s growth potential. The prime minister put forth the argument in an over 2 hour long interview with Janeka Simon of choice …
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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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