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Nice Program Supervisors Tight-Lipped

The government of Saint Lucia will not renew the contracts of a number of Saint Lucians enrolled in the national initiative to create employment [nice] project come March 31st 2017. Notice was formally issued to nice supervisory staff on February 21st. The office of the prime minister has announced plans …

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Employers Federation Not Impressed With Job Numbers

The Saint Lucia Employers Federation is not impressed with the latest employment data. In 2016 national unemployment averaged 21.3% – that’s almost 3% better than 2015 when the jobless rate stood at 24.1%. The federation is looking toward the controversial desert star holdings project to help boost employment numbers.

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OPM Suspends NICE Program

The Office of the Prime Minister [OPM] will not renew the contracts of a number of Saint Lucians enrolled in the National Initiative to Create Employment [NICE] Project come March 31st 2017. Notice was formally issued to NICE supervisory staff on February 21st. OPM remarked the NICE Project in its …

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Ex-PM Dismisses UWP Government Hypocrisy Claims

Former Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has responded to opposition claims of hypocrisy by the current Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. Here is Miguel Fevrier with the latest report from a wide-ranging sit-down with the Vieux Fort South MP.

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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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Senior Citizen Perishes In House Fire At Monchy

An 80-year-old senior citizen was reportedly burnt alive on Sunday February 19th after his wooden Monchy residence was engulfed in flames. Relatives and neighbours say they were able to identify the charred remains of Joseph Alcide at the gory scene. The responding fire unit arrived to a completely flattened structure.

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Human Remains Found Remote Area In Ciceron

Human remains were discovered in the deep, dense woodlands near Ciceron, Castries on February 19th. A Ciceron family suspects the skeletal remains are that of Paul ‘Jude’ Degazon. He was reportedly last seen in November 2016.

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Ex-PM On Absence Of Deputy Speaker

Former Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says the deputy speaker position is indeed necessary. The absence of a deputy to the presiding officer in the lower house has been the subject of debate for close to 8 months now.

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Royalton Opens Its Doors

The Royalton is open for business. Hundreds of Saint Lucians are expected to gain employment at the upscale resort. During a soft opening on the weekend, management sought to allay fears of restricted public access to the beach and concerns about poaching.

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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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