Politics & Government

Saint Lucia Endorses UN COVID-19 Ceasefire Appeal

Saint Lucia is among 170 countries which have endorsed a United Nations appeal for a ceasefire during the current COVID-19 global pandemic, according to UN News. Malaysia prompted the initiative for the world to silence the guns and stand united...

Pierre Criticises Budget – Bluffs, Fluffs And Flashing Mirrors

Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre dismissing this week’s budget as consisting of bluffs, fluffs and flashing mirrors, told parliament Wednesday that the fiscal measure is a naked admission of a desperate government on the verge of electoral defeat. Opposition MPs...

CARICOM Chair On Guyana Elections: ‘This Is Definitely Not Our Finest Hour!’

The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has issued a statement on the elections in Guyana, asserting that there has been a level of gamesmanship that has left much to be desired. "This is definitely not our finest hour," Barbados...

Chastanet’s Budget Address Criticised An Attack On CSA Members

The President of the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) says after listening to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet's budget address, he has come to the conclusion that it is attack on members of the trade union. In a statement Wednesday,...

PM Says Saint Lucia Will Not Be Transformed ‘Overnight’, Chides ‘Doubting Thomases’

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has asserted that the transformation of this country is not an overnight exercise. "This is a journey that will take time," he declared in a post on his official Facebook page Tuesday. "Along this journey we have...

Chastanet: UWP Has ‘Proud Record’ Of Rescuing Saint Lucia In Crisis

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has highlighted what he described as the proud record of the United Workers Party (UWP), in rescuing Saint Lucia in times of crisis. At the same time he took a swipe at the opposition Saint Lucia...

SLP Urges Government To Put Saint Lucians First Amidst Budget Presentation

Ahead of Tuesday's Budget Address, the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) reiterated its call on Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to put the people of this country first. "Many Saint Lucians have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, the poor and...

PM Highlights Value Of Public Service In Public Service Day Message

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has paid tribute to public servants in a message to mark Public Service Day, in which he also highlighted the value of the public service. "Your commitment to public service is commendable," Chastanet stated. "We have just...

Saint Lucia National Party Says Two Major Political Parties Have Failed

One of the founding members of Saint Lucia's newest political party, the Saint Lucia National Party, (SNP), has asserted that it is time for this country to try something new. Kevin Lord who describes himself as a patriot who cares...

Trump To Announce Visa Restrictions

President Donald Trump  said Sunday that he will announce new restrictions on visas. According to US news reports, Trump said the announcement will come in a couple of days. The move is intended to block the entry of certain foreign workers...

Stronger Together – Music for Life Concert To Help Saint Lucian Artistes

Press Release:- On Friday June 12,2020, A Coalition of Saint Lucia’s Music Industry Partners and Practitioners hosted the benefit-concert, 'Stronger Together- Music for Life', live on Calabash TV, in aid of Saint Lucian artistes. The concert featured an eclectic blend...

Trump’s Bid To End Immigration Policy Deemed ‘Unlawful’

BBC News:- The US Supreme Court has ruled against President Donald Trump's bid to end a major programme that protects young immigrants from deportation. The justices upheld lower court rulings that found his move to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

Peter Josie Believes Allen Chastanet Should Finish His Term In Office

Veteran Saint Lucia politician Peter Josie has taken issue with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet for announcing that elections will be held soon. He feels Chastanet should finish his five year term. “He has no reason, in my humble opinion, to say...

Open Letter To Doctor Ernest Hilaire

OPEN LETTER - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON THE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE CASTRIES CONSTITUENCY COUNCIL  The South Castries Youth and Sports Council (hereinafter referred to as the “SCYSC”) is a legitimate affiliate of the National Youth Council, and a youth...

Residents Of ‘Deprived’ Castries Communities Mull Forming Association

Press Release:- Resident in one of the most deprived communities in Castries are exploring new paths to community empowerment. The residents of Skatetown/Odlum City and Upper Sunbilt are considering forming a community housing association. The initiative was agreed upon after discussions...

Open Letter To Guy Joseph

June 16th, 2020 Honorable Guy Joseph Parliamentary Representative for Castries South East Bexon Highway CASTRIES Dear Mr. Joseph, OPEN LETTER - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON THE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE CASTRIES SOUTH EAST CONSTITUENCY COUNCIL The South Castries Youth and Sports Council (hereinafter referred to as...

Guyana Private Sector Urges David Granger To Concede Election Defeat

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) today congratulated PPP/C presidential candidate Irfaan Ali on his election to the presidency and called on caretaker President David Granger to recognise the result of the March 2nd elections as reflected in the recount. A...

Doctor Kenny Anthony Urges Public Service Re-Think

Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony says there is no doubt that Saint Lucia must re-think the way things are done in the public service. He told Choice Television’s Janeka Simon Tuesday that he is very disappointed because...

Guy Joseph Prefers Fixed Election Date, Says UWP Ready For the Polls

Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph says the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) is ready for the polls. And he has expressed a preference for a fixed election date. Joseph's comments follow recent announcements by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet that Saint Lucians...

Maundy Lewis Appointed Communications Officer Of SLP

The Saint Lucia Labour Party has announced the appointment of Maundy Lewis as Communications Officer. She officially took up duties on Monday. Her responsibilities include media relations, public engagement and ensuring the media has a more systemic but accessible means of...

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