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OPM “Surprised” at Walcott House Closure

Administrative Attache to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Nancy Charles told News4orce on June 2nd that the Office of the Prime Minister is “surprised’ at the closure of Walcott House. Attache Charles explained the Saint Lucia National Trust [SLNT] who is responsible for the Walcott House project, was not forthcoming with …

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Gov’t Justifies Withdrawal of Rice and Flour Allowance

GIS –  Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs Hon. Bradley Felix has clarified allegations that a $4 million subsidy on rice and sugar was removed in the 2017 budget cycle which had led many to believe that …

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Gov’t Increases Constituency Office Allocation

GIS – The Hon Sarah Flood Beaubrun has applauded the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon Allen Chastanet for doubling the allocation given to constituency offices. The minister with responsibility for External Affairs said the move will benefit all, and thus, it is an action that all should be grateful …

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New Fuel Tax to Fix Roads

GIS – Due to the global financial situation, the Government of Saint Lucia is structuring its policy to limit the number of loans taken to repair and rehabilitate the island’s road network. At the 2017 House meeting on the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Hon …

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Global Value Chain Analysis for Saint Lucia

PRESS RELEASE Castries, May 10th, 2017; The Organization of American States (OAS), Duke University and the Department of Commerce partner to provide training and research in Global Value Chain Analysis for Saint Lucia. The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, with the assistance of the Organization of American States …

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OPM Distances itself from Chastanet Comments

Recent comments from Michael Chastanet, father of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet have prompted the Office of the Prime Minister [OPM] to issue an official rebuttal on May 9th, 2017. Michael Chastanet a leading Saint Lucian businessman and, talk-show host made the controversial remarks targeted at Clergyman Father Kevin Murray during his ‘Open …

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PM to table 2017/18 Appropriation Bill Today

Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service,Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet will on Tuesday 09 May 2017 at 5:00p.m. table the Appropriation Bill 2017/2018 and deliver his first Budget Address. At the House of Assembly Meeting the Prime …

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Gov’t raises Housing Allocation by 100%

GIS – Minister in the Ministry of Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport, and Civil Aviation, Hon. Herod Stanislaus, stated that there can be no national economic development without the people of a country having access to quality affordable housing. The minister’s statement was part of a presentation made at …

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