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Is Saint Lucia’s buggery law, which criminalizes men having sex with men, an impediment to the island’s tourism industry? The president of the Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA), Karolin Troubetzkoy, triggered the question last week when she told reporters: “As a hospitality professional, it saddens me that there are so many travellers from the
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community overseas that would not come to Saint Lucia because of our rather ancient law that criminalizes same-sex sexual activity between two consenting adults in the privacy of their bedroom.

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DAR ES SALAAM,  (Reuters) – Tanzanian president John Magufuli yesterday backed an official who sparked outrage and violated the country’s rules by beating more than a dozen students with a stick, and Magufuli urged parents and school teachers to do the same to build a disciplined nation. “I congratulated the regional commissioner for caning the […]

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BBC News:– Jacques Chirac, the former French president who championed the European Union, but whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals, has died aged 86. “President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully,” his son-in-law told AFP. Chirac served two terms as president and twice as PM, and took France into the […]

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The new leadership team of holiday taxi are calling on the organisation’s former president to stop his efforts to take business from the organisation he once headed. Holiday taxi’s new leaders say that the behaviour of the former president is unethical, and they want him to either resign or conform to the rules of the …
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By Terry Finisterre Saint Lucia’s Fortuna Belrose, president of the National Olympic Committee, has been re-elected Regional Vice-President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). Mrs. Belrose is Regional Vice-President for the Caribbean, one of six regional leaders for the organisation. Mrs. Belrose will continue to serve under Dame Louise Martin DBE, who was re-elected CGF […]

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