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More outrage of D.R. deportation row

A local political scientist says not enough is being done to force the Dominican Republic to rescind a policy that he likens to ‘ethic cleansing.’ Denys Springer says while CARICOM nationals appear to be livid over a policy, which renders Dominicans of Haitian descent stateless, the leaders are being too …

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Another dam shutdown

St. Lucia’s only potable water supplier – the Water and Sewerage Company [WASCO] has announced that the John Compton Dam will undergo another partial shutdown on June 28th to facilitate additional maintenance works.

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SSDF inks another agreement

The Saint Lucia Social Development Fund donated to several charity organisations around Saint Lucia. The organisation held a presentation ceremony for the handing over of cheques.

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Junior Calypso 2015

The 2015 installment of the junior calypso competition attracted scores of students, teachers and parents to the halls of the National Cultural Centre on Wednesday. The competition now supported by the Cultural Development Foundation was revamped by the Ministry of Education.

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Courts presents cheque to CDGC

In May, Courts undertook a bedding promotion initiative to raise funds for the Child Development and Guidance Centre in La Pansee. Last week, the furniture and appliance store-chain culminated the promotion with the presentation of a cheque of 7 thousand dollars to the representative of the center.

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Taxi head explains concession push delays

The National Taxi Union is touting its first meeting for the year with the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, a success. While the lobby is under no illusion of a dramatic rebound in the cruise sector, it is confident of the administration’s continued support for the taxi sector.

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The fight over the race to the bottom

The ‘Business Insider’ report, which ranked Saint Lucia’s economy as one of the slowest growing in the world, has created much public fodder. The leader of the United Workers Party Allen Chastanet says the statistics tell the story of Saint Lucia’s economy, but government officials say the business insider got …

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Miss Super J pays a visit

Miss Super J IGA, Ayana Alexander this week toured the Super J grocery store chain’s service division. During her visit, Alexander got a first-hand look at the inner-workings of the establishment.

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Is EU tax haven black list unfair?

14 Caribbean nations are among 30 countries black-listed by the European Union (EU) as the worst tax havens in the world. While Saint Lucia is not part of that list, Caribbean leaders are speaking out about the potential impact of this list on the region as a jurisdiction. One local …

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Set back for Joseph Boundaries case?

Castries South- East MP Guy Joseph had part of his appeal thrown out by a judge on Wednesday June 24th. Joseph has launched a legal challenge of the boundaries commission’s report, which recommends an increase in the number of constituencies ahead of the next general election.

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A ban on Round Up? – France Caraibe

One French department is giving serious consideration to ending the use of a pesticide, which many fear has a harmful effect on people and the environment. We get the details in this report from France Caraibe.

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State yields to Taxi drivers

The taxi sector had their voices heard, after talks with the Ministries of Finance and Tourism on Monday June 22nd. The National Taxi Union says the discourse was fruitful, as both sides  agreed to terms which can pave the way for improving the regulation of the sector.

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Laborie vendors get training for big event

A group of vendors from the Laborie community concluded a training exercise as part of preparations for a huge entertainment activity. Feste’ Labowie will take place on the last Friday of every month in the village. The aim is to create innovative revenue streams for people of the Laborie community.

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Trial by Acid? Bexon man cries foul

A Bexon man is awaiting police intervention after he was severely burnt by neighbours. The man says he was wrongfully accused of sexual assault when he was attacked by a family of women. Now due to the graphic images in this story, viewer discretion is strongly advised.

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South Calypso concert rocks

Start was in the south of St. Lucia this past Friday June 19th for its latest calypso tent. Both calypsonians and soca artistes thrilled the audience with their latest tracks for the 2015 season.

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