Politics & Government

Chastanet Says Elections Not On His Mind

Amid evidence that Saint Lucia is approaching full fledged campaigning for the next general elections, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has asserted that the poll is not what's on his mind. Elections are constitutionally due next year, Chastanet's United Workers Party...

SLP Criticises Government Spending, Despite PM’s Assertion That Country Is ‘Broke’

The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has criticised spending  by the Allen Chastanet administration, despite Chastanet's assertion that this country is broke. The criticism came in a post on the SLP's official Facebook page. The post, which is reproduced below,...

Kanye West Says He Had Coronavirus, No Longer Supports Trump

CNN:-Kanye West is taking off his MAGA hat. That's just one of the revelations from a four-hour Forbes interview conducted Tuesday with the rapper/mogul/aspiring politician that was released on Wednesday. West, who has been widely criticized because of his support of...

Bermuda Cabinet Ministers Quit Over Breach Of COVID-19 Protocols

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC)  — Two of Bermuda's leading cabinet ministers resigned on Monday night after sparking a furore by attending a party at a plush restaurant where coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations were breached. National Security Minister Wayne Caines and Tourism and...

Anger Over US Decision On Foreign Students’ Visas

BBC News:- Politicians and academics have criticised a decision to withdraw US visas from foreign students whose courses move fully online. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said people could face deportation unless they changed to an institution with in-person tuition. A...

T&T Prime Minister Drops Candidate Over ‘Insensitive’ Remarks About US

Trinidad Guardian:- Two strikes and People’s National Movement MP Ancil Antoine has now been dropped as the party’s D’Abadie O’Meara candidate because of insensitive and objectionable statements he made about the United States during a political meeting on Saturday. This...

Shawn Edward Urges Vote For SLP At Polls To ‘Salvage’ Saint Lucia

Dennery North MP Shawn Edward has called on all patriotic Saint Lucians to vote the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) out of office at the next elections. “I am saying you that you have seen what this United Workers Party...

Pierre Says Brighter Days Ahead Under His Leadership

Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre has assured his Castries East 'family' and the rest of Saint Lucia that brighter days are ahead under his leadership and the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP). Pierre, who is the MP for Castries East,...

Kanye West Again Says He Will Run For President

BBC News:- US rapper Kanye West has said he is running for president, potentially pitting him against a man he says he admires, Donald Trump. "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building...

Trump: ‘We Only Kneel To Almighty God’

Sky News:- Donald Trump has blasted "angry mobs" trying to tear down statues as he claimed protesters are attempting to "wipe out" US history in a speech to mark America's Independence Day. The US president addressed more than 7,000 supporters at...

UWP Endorses Three Candidates For Upcoming Elections

Press Release:- The National Council of the United Workers Party on Sunday June 29, 2020 endorsed three candidates for the upcoming general elections. The council endorsed, Senator Fortuna Belrose for the Castries East constituency, Senator Francisco Jn Pierre for the Laborie...

PM Responds With Newspaper Clipping To Claims He Never Captained The National Basketball Team

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, citing what he says is a most recent opposition attempt to discredit him, has responded to claims he never served as captain of Saint Lucia's national basketball team. Last week, Chastanet had posted a photo of...

Saint Lucia Public Service Cites Productivity Gains Through Teleworking

Press Release:- The Permanent Secretary in the Department of the Public Service said COVID-19 has propelled the government to think differently about the way it conducts business and delivers services to the public. The government, she said, needs to remain open-minded,...

Anguillans Vote For Change

CARICOM Today:-  Anguillans voted the main opposition Anguilla Progressive Movement (APM) into office in general elections held on Monday 29 June 2020. The APM, led by medical doctor Ellis Webster,  won seven of the eleven seats at stake, with the...

United Workers Party Reaffirms Resounding Commitment to Its Leadership

Press Release:- The United Workers Party successfully hosted its National Council meeting on Sunday June 28, 2020, at the Gros Islet Human Resource Center.  Present was the executive of the party and three delegates from each constituency branch.  The National...

Barbados Prime Minister Stands Her Ground On Guyana Elections

The outgoing chair of CARICOM, Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley yesterday firmly stood by her position in relation to Guyana’s protracted elections, saying to her detractors here that “The truth hurts”. During a press conference in Bridgetown yesterday, Mottley was...

Trump Orders Statues To Be Protected From ‘Mob Rule’

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order calling for protesters who target monuments to be imprisoned. The measure says anyone who damages a public statue must be prosecuted to the "fullest extent of the law". Mr Trump's order also...

Pierre Says Government Unprepared For Post COVID-19 Era

Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre says the Saint Lucia government has been caught with its pants down and completely unprepared for the challenges of a post Covid-19 era. "To this day we have not established adequate protocols for the reopening...

SLP Expects Full Slate Of Election Candidates By End Of July, 2020

The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) expects to have its full slate of election candidates by the end of July, party leader Philip J. Pierre says. "Hopefully we should have all our candidates by the end of next month,"...

Saint Lucia Graduates Support Nobel Prize Nomination For Cuban Medical Brigade

The Guild of Graduates Of Cuba (Saint Lucia) Incorporated has supported the Nobel Prize Nomination For Cuban Medical Brigade. The group signalled its support in a June 23, 2020 letter to Alejandro Simancas Marin, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba. The...

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