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Since taking office in 2016, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet delivered his maiden New Year’s address in a nationally televised speech on January 13. In addition to touting the accomplishments of the United Workers Party administration, the Prime Minister’s 2019 agenda remains hinged on rolling out multimillion dollar capitol projects and charting the way forward after …
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A representative of a local minibus association is calling for thorough vetting of minibus drivers. This week, cell phone footage of a squabble between a Gros Islet driver and a passenger went viral, and has since spawned memes and social media jokes.  But the vice president of the La Clery minibus association says it’s no laughing …
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Officials at Saint Lucia’s main penal institution – the Bordelais Correctional Facility have sounded the alarm on what they say has been a steady increase in juvenile detainees. In a January 11 sit-down with News4orce, BCF deputy director Lenard Terrance explained the prison’s growing juvenile population has challenged capacity levels and has depressed families.
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High level talks held on January 10 with officials from Republic Financial Holdings and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Commerce Minister Bradley Felix and finance director Cointha Thomas, resulted in a re-affirmed agreement to protect the jobs of more than 100 people employed with the Bank of Nova Scotia, in Saint Lucia.  In November Republic made the …
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Hundreds of Saint Lucians have taken advantage of a free dental clinic spearheaded by UNICEF Champion for Children Taj Weekes, through his charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO). Weekes partnered with the Montana Dental Clinic to host the one week clinic in the community of Micoud.
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Have you seen Ji-Ada John Baptiste? She’s a 13-year-old student of the Ciceron Secondary School and her mother Dona John Baptiste says she’s been missing since December 16.  Despite numerous reported sightings of Ji-Ada, the family says she has not been home in weeks. They are appealing to the public for help to ensure her safe …
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Two men were hauled before the first district court on January 10 after they were arrested by law enforcement officers on suspicion of money laundering linked to narcotics trafficking. Police seized more than 60 thousand euro and over USD $4000 during the bust on January 7. They remain in police custody.
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