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(CMC) – Prominent local conservationist and political activist, Athie Martin, was released on EC$7,500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) bail Tuesday after he was charged with incitement to block a public road during a protest march the police said was illegal. He will re-appear in court on April 1 next year. Martin, a former agriculture minister, ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — A pest which has been found to be a major reservoir of viral livestock diseases has resurfaced just ahead of the festive season. The Ministry of Agriculture Surveillance Team has sounded the alarm due to the reappearance of the Amblyomma Tick, also known as the Tropical Bond Tick. Veterinary Officer, Dr. Sharmine Melville-Edwin ...

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(CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago government complaining that the country has been in an “analysis paralysis” Tuesday announced plans to introduce legislation to decriminalise the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi told the Senate that the time had come to debate the issue as several Caribbean countries have been contemplating ...

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(SNO) — A call to end prayer at schools and other public events in Saint Lucia has sparked debate as to whether the idea is actually a good one. The argument was put forth by local musician and educator, Jason Joseph, that in this day and age, one cannot force only Christianity down people’s throat. ...

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(SNO) — The $167-million OKEU Hospital is expected to be opened in the early part of the first quarter of 2019 and Victoria Hospital (VH) staff are in the process of transitioning to the new facility. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Felix St. Hill said the process of relocating the lab, the morgue ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is encouraging citizens and residents of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) to remain calm and exercise patience as the ECCB reviews the application from Republic Financial Holdings to acquire Scotiabank’s business in the ECCU. The ECCB received an application on Tuesday, ...

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(SNO) — Member of Parliament for Castries Central, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, is taking aim at crime and is confident that when root causes of the problem, such as unemployment and poverty, is tackled it can be reduced. She has started an agriculture program in her constituency where young people can rent a small portion of land ...

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(CMC) – Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw says he wants to make it mandatory for all schools to use bananas as part of their nutrition programme as well as to reduce the multi-billion dollar food import bill. “Right now 80 per cent of what our children eat is imported and a lot of it is basically ...

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(SNO) — As Saint Lucia heads into the busy Christmas season, the police are promising to get tough on criminals and criminal activities on the island. Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry said new plans are being put in place as the police have not met some of their intended targets in the fight against crime. “We ...

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(CMC) – The St. Kitts-Nevis government has brushed aside critics questioning how it intends to finance a programme that would provide nationals with an EC$500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) grant monthly. The Poverty Alleviation Programme (PAP) is due to roll out on December 21 and Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said that it is aimed ...

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