Speakers Corner !

The opposition St Lucia Labour Party has praised a local lawyer for challenging the inactions of the Allen Chastanet administration. He has taken before the courts for review ,the non-appointment of a deputy speaker for the St Lucia House of Assembly. The post has been vacant for a little over two years to facilitate the holder of the office joining the island`s cabinet of ministers , as Minister in the office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for External Affairs. On Thursday October 25th, 2018 Justice Godfrey Smith ruled that…

Annual Congress of Delegates of the National Workers Union

The National Workers Union will be hosting its 2018 Annual Congress of Delegates of the National Workers Union (NWU) are at an advanced stage. About one hundred and ten (110) delegates from the eighty-six (86) branches of the National Workers Union throughout the island will participate in the day-long event. For the first time the Congress of Delegates will be held on a Sunday – Sunday November 4, 2018 at the Royal Saint Lucia Resort and Spa Conference Room at Reduit Beach, Gros Islet. The chosen theme is “Trade Unions…

Shooting Incident

Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred in the wee hours of Monday 29th Oct about 12:30 a.m.  at Bagatelle. According to reports, two male individuals were in a parked vehicle when they came under fire by unknown assailants in another vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found a man unresponsive in front of a house, later identified as Owen Francois  The incident has left 28 year old Bagatelle resident Owen Francois dead and other male hospitalized, nursing gunshot injuries.                      Relatives and neighbours are in disbelief over the incident.       They have…

PRESS RELEASE:SLP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO RE-COMMENCECONSTRUCTION OF ST.JUDE HOSPITAL

After over two years of indecision and secret arrangements with foreign businesses, the government of the UWP has announced a panel discussion to discuss the serious healthcare crisis in Saint Lucia. It is now sixty – four days since the Minister of Economic Affairs promised a statement from the Prime Minister. The position of the Saint Lucia Labour Party on the health care crisis remains clear. 1. The government is urged to continue the reconstruction and complete St. Jude Hospital at the present Augier site. Two years of abandonment of…

PRESS RELEASE:THE NEW MARKET RE-DEVELOPMENT DESIGN RECEIVES THE MAYOR’S NOD

Castries, St. Lucia June 12, 2018 – His Worship, Mayor Peterson D. Francis is ecstatic and very contented with the new design for the Castries Market Project which is now at an advanced stage. The redesign which was done by the architectural section within Department of Physical Planning comprises several components including a food court, high-end air-conditioned restaurants, craft market, box park, viewing tower, entertainment area, meat and fish depots and duty-free shopping boutiques. The redevelopment of the Castries Market will create a nexus between Saint Lucia’s goods and services…

BROKEN DOWN!

  First Citizens Investment Services on Monday hosted its annual Budget Review Seminar. The seminar brings together a panel of experts to dissect the budget and to respond to public questions about the estimates. Sharefil Gaillard reports

TAKE A STAND

  Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has reiterated his government’s commitment to tackling all types of corruption. Speaking at the Eighth Summit of the Americas, in Peru this week, he outlined some of government’ anti-corruption measures, and other initiatives, designed to increase transparency, & open government. The central theme of the Summit is “Democratic Governance against Corruption.” The Summit, held every three years, offers the opportunity for the leaders to jointly define a hemispheric agenda at the highest level that addresses urgent challenges and promotes positive change. Don Nicholas reports

CRISIS NATION!

  St. Lucia’s former UN ambassador Earl Huntley says some of the concern about an influx of Venezuelans to Saint Lucia is unfounded. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and National Security minister Hermangild Francis recently expressed such fears. Thousands of Venezuelans have been fleeing the crisis torn country in what experts are calling “one of the biggest migration crises in Latin American history”. The result has been growing anxiety across the region as thousands of Venezuelans have already begun landing on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago. Sharefil Gaillard has more.