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King On 2017 Budgetary Plans

This week, infrastructure, labor, and ports minister Stephenson King unveiled his ambitious infrastructure programs to the finance ministry. For 2017, king plans to bring Saint Lucia’s primary road networks to the ‘a’ class and keep up effective road maintenance.

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Laborie Credit Union Holds 32nd AGM

The Laborie Cooperative Credit Union placed the spotlight on the union’s performance from 1976 to 2016 at its 32nd annual general meeting. The union’s objective in 2017 is to help residents in the community find employment in the agricultural sector and over 250 farmers generate income and revenues.

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Tourism Minister Fedee Lauds Royalton Investment

Minister responsible for tourism, Dominic Fedee extended thanks to Royalton executives for showing confidence in Saint Lucia. He made the declaration at the grand launch of the all-in Luxury Royalton resort and spa. Fedee anticipates that the new development will help drive more economic growth to the country.

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UWI Open Campus Comes To Soufriere

In keeping with its continuing professional education mandate, the UWI open campus Saint Lucia on Monday 13thfebruary, 2017 reached out to residents in the south of St. Lucia to offer, for the first time, a certificate level course in supervisory management.

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More Registry Complaints

A local surveyor has taken issue with the perceived inconsistent business hours at the land registry. He is worried that the current operating hours might be detrimental to local businesses and the overall economy. The registry’s office has been racked by a number of occupational health and safety issues.

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Cross-Q Discusses Gaps In Compliance

Last week, the CARICOM regional organization for standards and quality met with its technical management committee. The session sought to address the gaps in implementing the standards development process.

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House Considers (Plan Of Arrangement) Baico Bill

A bill to help plan the arrangement of payment of policyholders of Baico was laid in the house of assembly on Tuesday. The bill is necessary to facilitate a uniformed approach in the settlement for Baico/Clico policyholders across the Eastern Caribbean.

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