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Cannabis Champion Concerned About Commission

The interim head of the local cannabis movement says he is disappointed that what appeared to be great movement towards reform is now at a snail’s pace. Andre Decaires says the momentum gained following a series of frank discussions in late 2016 and early 2017 has been eroded since the …

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Dennery Water Improvement Project Launched

Water relief is on the horizon for residents of Dennery North. A ground-breaking ceremony for the Dennery North water supply re-development project was held last week. The project aims to deliver a safe, reliable and climate-resilient supply of potable water to residents and businesses in the Dennery North area, which …

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Tourism Minister Confident About Industry’s Future

Saint Lucia’s minister with responsibility for tourism is talking visitor numbers and initiatives to attract more tourism investment to Saint Lucia. Dominic Fedee says government is in the process of reviewing incentives and cautiously optimistic of an uptick in visitor arrivals in 2017.

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Caricom Heads Concerned About Crime, Citizen Protection

Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have ended two days of intense deliberations on issues such as regional security, correspondent banking and a review of the Caricom single market and economy. Their 28th intercessional meeting was held from February 16th to 17th, 2017, in Georgetown, Guyana. Heads also …

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Ex-PM Addresses St. Jude Debacle

Ex-prime minister Dr. Kenny Anthony is speaking out amid reports that the Saint Jude audit has concluded that the building is not up to standard. The controversial million-dollar audit undertaken by FDL consultant’s ltd was reportedly submitted to cabinet recently. In the view of economic development minister guy joseph, the …

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PM Explains His Position On Laptop Program

Prime minister and minister for finance Allen Chastanet is clarifying his administration’s position on the laptops for students initiative. He says his comments earlier this week were off the cuff and wants to further explain government’s rationale for reviewing the programme. The prime minister called in to radio 100’s what …

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CDB Presents 2017 Outlook

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. Warren smith says while a few member countries achieved economic growth rates in excess of 3% in 2016, economic growth across the region remains uneven. The CDB held its 2017 conference at its Bridgetown base on Friday February 17th and officials are …

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PM Chastanet Talks Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says his government has not pursued funding from the Bolivarian alliance for the peoples of our America (ALBA) or from crisis-stricken Venezuela. Chastanet says his position on relations with Venezuela is well documented and radically different from former administrations.

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Vigie Beach Vending Facility Handover

Just over 2 ½ years after a sod turning ceremony, the Vigie Beach vending facility has been officially handed over to the government of Saint Lucia. The Taiwanese government-funded project sought to enhance the recreation and dining experience near the George F.L Charles airport. The ceremony was held on Wednesday …

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