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Guy Joseph Says UWP “Not Where We Want to Be”

On the sidelines of a June 6th ‘thanks giving’ church service put on by the United Workers Party [UWP] to commemorate one year in Office, Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph conceded the new Administration has experienced “challenges” over the last 12 months. Although not discounting Election campaign accomplishments such the …

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UWP Celebrates 1st Year in Office with Church Service

The United Worker Party [UWP] plan a commemorative Mass for June 6th as part of celebrations to observe the Party’s first 12 months in Office. On June 6th, 2016 more than 40,000 eligible voters chose the flambeau over the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s [SLP] star at the Polls – which …

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UWP condemns recent spate in gun violence

Press Release The United Workers Party supports government efforts to fight crime and is concerned about the recent upsurge in gun violence over the past few months especially last week where a total of 5 incidents occurred in and around the outskirts of Castries. We send out condolences to the …

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Fuel Retailer says Higher Gov’t Gas Tax Will Impact Cost of Living

Ex-Petroleum Dealers Association president Everistus Jn Marie cites the new fuel tax as a “clever” move to offset the Value Added Taxes [VAT] reduction. In April 2017, the Allen Chastanet Administration imposed an additional 60% tax on petroleum imports, increasing the rate from EC $2.50 per gallon to EC $4.00 …

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UWP Calls on Labour Party to stop Working against the South

Press Release Over the last several weeks and months the United Workers Party has noted with increasing concern, as the Saint Lucia Labour Party, in various guises campaigned against the much needed development in the south, in particular the DSH project. Some of the language used by the SLP has …

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Hilaire says PM DSH Explanation Confusing

STATEMENT BY HON. DR ERNEST HILAIRE I want to join the Political Leader in thanking everyone who participated in and supported the protest march last Wednesday. The turnout and words of solidarity were evidence that Saint Lucians of all walks of life share a common apprehension about the direction which …

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SLP Continues DSH Dissent

SAINT LUCIA LABOUR PARTY PRESS CONFERENCE, MAY 22ND, 2017. I want to start by once again thanking everyone for the tremendous show of support at our protest on Wednesday 17th May, 2017. The turnout is testimony to the rising national resentment at the direction in which this new Government is …

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From Vieux-Fort to ‘pearl of the Caribbean’?

On May 17th, 2017 the Prime Minister Allen Chasatnet for the first time, publicly addressed concerns over the Desert Star Holdings [DSH] Ltd Agreement with southern residents since the Framework Agreement was signed in July 2016. Prime Minister Chastanet encouraged Vieux-Fort and southern residents to embrace the DSH project reportedly …

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Economic Development Before Snakes and Lizards

Economic Development Minister and Member of Parliament for Castries South East Guy Joseph, reaffirmed his economic priorities for Saint Lucia at the first United Workers Party [UWP] public rally on May 17th, since taking Office last June. Despite environmental and, conservation concern over the protected Maria Islands and the endemic …

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