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Government expected to announce new VAT rate before year end

The new Saint Lucia government is expected to be in a position to announce the new rate of Value Added Tax (VAT), before the end of October 2016. The disclosure...
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Opposition criticizes government over fuel increases

The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has criticized the government over the latest increase in fuel prices. SLP General Secretary, Leo Clarke, has said that the increases come as...

ECCB resists calls to devalue EC dollar

Antigua Observer:- The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank says it continues to resist ill-advised calls to devalue the EC dollar which has now been pegged to the US dollar at 2.70...

Tourism Minister on familiarization mission

Newly appointed Minister of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Dominic Fedee, continues a familiarization visit today to a number of properties on the Island. The Rendezvous, Harbour Club and Windjammer Landing...

SLHTA official concerned about ‘Brexit’ vote

The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) Executive Vice President, Noorani Azeez, has expressed concern about the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union. Azeez told the Times...

Dominic Fedee: Rally behind tourism

Dominic Fedee, Saint Lucia’s new Minister of Tourism, has called on all citizens to rally behind the tourism industry and make it theirs. Fedee made the call as he met...

Former CSA President says VAT will stay

Former Civil Service Association (CSA) President, Kingsley St Hill, has told the Times that Value Added Tax (VAT) is going nowhere. United Workers Party (UWP) leader, Allen Chastanet, had announced...
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Chamber seeks meeting with new PM

The Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture has written a congratulatory letter to Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, seeking a meeting to discuss issues of mutual interest. Asked about...
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PM:Better transport links with Martinique

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet wants to improve transport links between this country and Martinique. Chastanet told reporters shortly after being sworn in as Saint Lucia’s new Prime Minister, that he...

Jamaica PM orders help for Venezuela

Jamaica Observer:-MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Arguing that Jamaica should never consider itself too poor to help others, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has issued instructions for ways to be...