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Police make drug bust

Two (2) Saint Lucian nationals on a local fishing canoe, named “Stranger” were arrested and charged on April 24th in the Second District Court for multiple drug offences. An April 22nd  police drug operation about ten nautical miles (10NM) over south western territorial waters led to the recovery of forty-seven (47) …

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I want a Deputy Speaker

Is the Member of Parliament for Soufriere Herod Stanislaus tipped to fill the  vacant Deputy Speaker slot in Parliament? Questions abound following a recent trip to the United Kingdom by a Saint Lucian delegation that included Speaker of the House of Parliament Leonne Theodore-John and other officials at Parliament Office. …

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Francis versus Francis

A war of words has ensued between brothers, ex-Senate President and SLP Chairman Claudius Francis and National Security and Home Affairs Minister Senator Hermangild Francis over reports by regional press – the Antigua Observer and Caribbean News Now of alleged state sponsored surveillance. SLP Chairman Francis made the bombshell disclosure …

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Opposition accuses UWP Administration of bullying

Is the Allen Chastanet led United Workers Party Administration targeting the Saint Lucia National Trust? Prime Minister Allen Chastanet confirmed during the April 24th pre-Cabinet weekly press briefing that his Cabinet decided to cut the taxpayer funded subvention to the Saint Lucia National Trust [SLNT]. XCD $700,000 was allocated to the …

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Governor General to deliver Throne Speech

  The opening of the Second Session of the Eleventh Parliament is slated to commence from 9:55am on Tuesday, April25, 2017. Members of the House of Assembly will meet at 10:00 a.m.   Members of the Senate will meet at 10:30 a.m., after which both Houses will meet in joint …

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Officials Say Quarry Explosion Probe Is Complete

The government of St Lucia says it is committed to leaving no stones unturned in finding the underlying cause of the explosion at the RG quarry, which left four people dead last month. National security minister, Hermangild Francis revealed that the investigation by the foreign investigators has been completed. A …

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4-20 2017 Fails To Ignite Interest, But Advocates Plod On

Proponents of the decriminalization of marijuana took to the streets of Soufriere last week for the annual 4/20 march. Organizers are decrying declining numbers at the event, but say they are more determined than ever to get government to modernize its approach to drug policy, by recognizing the medicinal, religious, …

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Coconut Bay Commemorates Earth Day

The coconut bay beach resort and spa undertook a tree planting initiative to commemorate earth day 2017. The coconut bay team held a walk with a cause and planted trees alongside the road.

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SLNT Reacts To Confirmation Of De-Funding

Director of the Saint Lucia national trust, Bishnu Tulsie has described the trust’s subvention reduction to zero, as unfortunate. Last week, there was speculation that the national trust had been excluded from the draft estimates for 2017/2018. On Monday, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet confirmed that the government intends to decrease …

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