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The government of Saint Lucia’s principal legal advisor says that the country would have been exposed if the Senate did not meet last Friday. The Upper House was originally scheduled to meet on October 1 but Opposition and Independent senators were a no show. Senate President Jeannine Giraudy-McIntyre indicated that with only 4 senators in […]

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The government of Saint Lucia and the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) hold vastly different views regarding Friday’s controversial Senate sitting. Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre announced Sunday that the SLP is considering “legal action” in relation to the COVID-19 (Prevention and Control) Bill, which was passed at the sitting— following the swearing in of […]

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Press Release:- Legislation which extends the U.S. – Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) through 2030, passed the Senate last night by unanimous consent.  H.R. 991 had passed the House on September 23rd.  The legislation will come into force when signed by President Donald Trump. The Saint Lucia Embassy in Washington DC had led the […]

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A sitting of the Senate scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled. In addition to other matters, senators were expected to debate the controversial COVID-19 (Prevention and Control) Bill, which was passed in the House of Assembly on Tuesday — despite calls for deferment by the Bar Association and Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA).

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Concerns have been raised about the speed at which legislation has been making its way through the lower house of assembly. The current backlash surrounds complaints by key stakeholders over a lack off consultation key pieces of legislation with a potential outsized impact on the life and livelihoods of Saint Lucians. The tourism levy bill …
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The Government of Saint Lucia has taken the decision to further review the following: -Resolution of Parliament to approve draft Value Added Tax (Rate of Tax — Goods and services provided by hotels and other providers in the tourism sector) Order and Value Added Tax (Amendment of Schedule 2) Order – The Saint Lucia Tourism […]

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The government has announced plans for a ‘further’ review of the controversial Tourism Levy Bill and its removal from the Order Paper of the Senate. The announcement came Thursday on the Facebook page of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. “After careful consideration, our Government has determined that some sections of the Tourism Levy Bill may seem […]

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The Tourism Levy Bill which was passed in the House of Assembly on Wednesday morning has been removed from the Order Paper for today’s Senate sitting. The government was heavily criticized by members of the public and the Opposition for passing the bill, with many concerns raised about its possible negative impact on the local […]


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Independent Senator Adrian Augier on Thursday told the Senate that if Saint Lucia is thankful for zero deaths from COVID-19, “then let us not bring death to our door.” Augier spoke during debate on the motion to extend the Island’s state of emergency from June 1, 2020 to the end of September. The government has […]

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