GUY JOSEPH CALLS OPPOSITION MEMBERS ‘HYPOCRITES!”

Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph continues to do damage control after a comfort letter bearing his signature to Pajoah Ltd, and committing the government to repaying a loan of US$62 million at 3.59% over 15 years began being circulated online. The Labor Party has called on the government to verify the authenticity fo the document and to make a statement on the matter. The Party says if the document is in fact genuine then Joseph was out of place to tie the government down to such a commitment. The Castries…

CITY SHOOTING LEAVES ONE MAN DEAD

One man is dead after being shot this afternoon. The incident occurred about 1:00 pm on the corner of Broglie and Brazil streets.  Witnesses say the deceased and another man were walking along Broglie Street when a gunman opened fire on the two, one escaped unhurt. What was an ordinary day in downtown Castries was interrupted by the sound of gunshots that sent people scurrying for cover. The intended targets appeared to be two men walking along Broglie Street. One of the men collapsed under the hail of bullets while…

VIDEO OF FORMER PM SNUBBING HIS SUCCESSOR GOES VIRAL

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he was not surprised that former Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony did not accept a handshake from him Wednesday evening following the conclusion of the budget debate. The video clipping which has since gone viral shows Prime Minster Chastanet shaking hands with opposition members Alva Baptiste and Shawn Edwards, when he extended his hand to Dr. Anthony, the former prime minister appeared to ignore the gesture and walked away. Thursday morning, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet described himself as being old school when it comes to…

LOCAL ARCHITECTS ENCOURAGED TO JOIN COMPETITION TO DESIGN NOTRE DAME SPIRE

A former president of the St. Lucia Institute of Architects says local architects are very well qualified to take part in a global competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, after the old one collapsed during Monday’s fire. The spire collapsed in front of crowds who had gathered to watch in horror as the historic French gothic cathedral went up in flames on Monday April 15th. On Wednesday, architects from around the world were called upon to take part in a competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame…

ARCHIVIST SAYS SAINT LUCIA NOT READY YET

National Archivist, Margot Thomas says, the fire which destroyed the Notre Dame Cathedral was not only devastating to France but the whole world and that many lessons can be learnt from the incident. She says disasters occur when we least expect and this latest incident underscores the importance of preparedness. National Archivist, Margot Thomas says if the Notre Dame Cathedral fire did not get the attention of local and regional Governments, she does not know what will. More than one person has said this past week that the Paris fire…