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Minister backs weed debate

CASTRIES – Minister of Agriculture Moses Jn Baptiste is calling for a regional approach to marijuana tourism, saying he believes it is a matter that should be dealt with at the level of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). “Anything done at the level of a single country will impact what happens with travel and so on […]

St Lucian teenager sets the bar high

CASTRIES –– Smart indeed is Darnell Wilson, a student of the St Mary’s College is a mere representation of that statement. In a society where many are fashion, party and glam-focused, this top achiever, who has secured seven Grade 1s and two Grade 2s after sitting the Caribbean Secondary Examination (CSEC) at form three level, […]

60 St Lucia petrol workers sent home

CASTRIES –– Approximately 60 employees of Buckeye St Lucia Terminal Limited, the company that bought Hess Oil operations here, had their services terminated yesterday. The workers said they got the news on showing up for work yesterday morning. This sparked protest action and as a result law enforcement officials were called in to restore and […]

Bus driver brutally attacked after refusing to give stranger $2

CASTRIES –– A minibus driver is nursing a black and blue eye and cuts and bruises after refusing to give a stranger man $2. Bryan Gregg, who operates a minibus on the La Croix to Castries route (Route 3A), told St Lucia News Online (SNO) yesterday that he was second in line to leave the […]

CHIKV on the rise

CASTRIES – Almost all communities in St Lucia have been affected by the vector-borne disease chikungunya, according to surveillance officer within the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Dr Michelle Francois.    Though not stating the specific number of individuals who are confirmed to have contracted the virus in St. Lucia, Francois said there […]

Anthony pleads with public sector workers

CASTRIES – St Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has urged public sector workers to make sacrifices to preserve the jobs of their “fellow workers”, as government seeks to resolve a fiscal crisis facing the 31-month-old administration. “We have said to the unions and the associations that government does not want or intend to retrench […]

Health officials worried by spread of chikungunya virus

CASTRIES –– Health officials are warning of an increase in the number of cases of the chikungunya virus, and that the “situation on the ground is believed to be much worse than the figures presented”. Epidemiologist Neham Jn Baptiste said the island had so far recorded 20 confirmed cases and 120 suspected cases of the […]

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