Philip J Pierre Must Apologize to the Nation for Reprehensible Coronavirus Statements

The United Workers Party calls out St. Lucia Labour Party Leader Philip J. Pierre for his careless, erroneous and disingenuous statements about Saint Lucia and the national response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at a town hall meeting this week. On the backdrop of such a serious matter, which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public …

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Quarantined Saint Lucians are “doing well”.

After a journey from mainland China, four Saint Lucians were qurantined in line with protocols established to fight the spread of Coronavirus. They are reported to be doing well without any adverse health concerns. A mandatory 14 day monitoring period was placed in effect during which the individuals were required to remain in their homes, …

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Mitchell Hails CWI Attitude

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell has praised the “attitudinal change” of the new Ricky Skerritt-led Cricket West Indies (CWI) administration and says it is a “fundamental” departure from “arrogance”, which marked the previous Dave Cameron leadership. While conceding there “may have been mistakes made” early in Skerritt’s tenure, Mitchell said the …

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Grenadian Ambassador to China talks about relations between countries

2020 marks the 15th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between China and Grenada in 2005. Their bilateral ties have witnessed great progress and deepened continuously in recent years.  Economic and trade cooperation has always been the highlight of ­China-­Grenada cooperation. In 2015, Grenada’s agreement with China securing up to 30-day visa-free travel for …

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SEED payment schedule for January 2020

The Ministry of Social Development, Housing and Community Empowerment, reminds beneficiaries of the Support for Education Empowerment and Development Programme (SEED) of their grant payments for January 2020. Payment will begin Thursday, 23 January and continues on Friday, 24 January. It will then resume Monday, 27 January and will conclude on Wednesday, 29 January 2020. …

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Increased gas prices for January 2020

The general public is informed that effective Saturday, 18 January 2020, the retail prices of petroleum products (Gasoline, Diesel, Kerosene, and LPG Cooking Gas) in the State of Grenada will be as follows: GRENADA Products Old Price New Price Gasoline $14.57/IG $14.68/IG Diesel $14.47/IG $14.51/IG Kerosene $8.86/IG $8.97/IG LPG (Cooking Gas) 20 lb Cylinder $40.00 $40.00 …

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Blackmoore speaks of new plans for police force

Minister for National Security, Justice and Home Affairs, Rayburn Blackmoore, has announced that a community policing consultant has been appointed in the Dominica police force. “I am pleased to announce that the government has recently appointed a committee policing consultant in the person of Mr. David Michael, a former commissioner of police to assist with …

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ALBA Bank to write off million-dollar debt, gov’t still taking precautions

The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda recently announced that, in the transfer of PetroCaribe programme assets to the ALBA Bank in Venezuela — in a bid to further capitalize the bank — the debt owed by Antigua and Barbuda was reduced by 50 percent, following a request made by Prime Minister Gaston Browne. While the …

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Government official defends Entrepreneurship Development Programme

Information Minister Melford Nicholas has spoken out in defense of the newly established Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP). The programme, which is the brainchild of the Prime Minister Gaston Browne, was implemented to provide entrepreneurs with access to affordable funding, enabling them to deliver quality goods and services to customers and to create a supportive business …

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Newton resigns amidst harsh criticism of the UPP

In a move that surprised hardly anyone, Lamin Newton — the former United Progressive Party (UPP) caretaker for the All Saints West Constituency, which he contested in the 2018 General Elections — tendered his resignation from the party on Wednesday. According to a report from Crusader Radio/Progressive FM 107.3, Newton, in a letter addressed to …

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Women allege sexual harassment by Ministry of Works official

Copies of a number of letters alleging sexual harassment were shared with OBSERVER media yesterday, by more than a dozen female workers in the Security Department at the Ministry of Public Works in St John’s. The women are refusing to work with a top official there, claiming that they are being sexually harassed on a …

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Skerrit chides Dominicans for “culture of ingratitude”

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is attributing criticism of the work of the government to “a culture of ingratitude in the souls of Dominicans.” Government handed over sixty-six new homes to some families of Cotton Hill in the Cottage Constituency on Sunday and at that ceremony, the prime minister complained that instead of praising him, there …

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Prime Minister Chastanet gives update on Soufriere Mini Stadium, other sports projects

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Thursday provided an update on at least five sports projects including the Soufriere Mini Stadium which will have a 400-metre synthetic track and football field. Chastanet said some of these projects are slated to be completed in 2020 while work will commence on others in the new year. Writing on …

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Government Lifting Up the Differently-Abled

The Cibes A5000 lift at Government Headquarters in St. Kitts and Nevis — installed by RBP Lifts of Trinidad and Tobago and partially funded by the Republic of China (Taiwan)— was officially commissioned Monday. “I’m glad to see that the lift is working so … now people can enjoy the convenience this lift can bring to …

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PM Skerrit promises more public dialogue and engagement

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said the government plans on taking Dominica to the next level in terms of better public engagement and a more structured dialogue within the government system. At his swearing-in ceremony on December 7th , 2019, at the State House, Skerrit said the country’s social rift will be looked at to ensure …

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Department of Agriculture Adopting Climate-Smart Practices

Kistian Flemming, representative of the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI), said St. Kitts and Nevis will implement a climate-smart approach in its agricultural processes during the official launch of the Raising Athletes Independence through Sustainable Enhancement (R.A.I.S.E.) Hydroponic Project Dec. 5. “We have an unfamiliar climate … we have an urgent agenda to increase …

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PM Announces ‘Great News’ For Job Seekers In The South

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced what he describes as more great news for job seekers in the South of Saint Lucia. In a post Thursday on his official Facebook page, Chastanet disclosed that itelbpo in partnership with Invest Saint Lucia is developing a 20,000 sq ft factory shell located in the Hewanorra Free Zone …

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BOLT – An initiative to restore old government facilities

The Government of Grenada is pursuing the BOLT: Build, Operate, Lease, Transfer arrangement as a policy direction for saving financial resources on the rental of government’s facilities, while creating hundreds of jobs for Grenadians. Prime Minister, Dr the Hon. Keith Mitchell made this announcement during the just-concluded 2020 Budget Presentation at the Houses of Parliament …

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Funding for OECS Regional Health Project

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Hon. Allen Chastanet, went before Parliament on Tuesday to seek approval for the Government of Saint Lucia to borrow USD$6 million from the International Development Association for the OECS Regional Health Project. The project seeks to enhance the country’s …

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CARICOM and OECS congratulate Montserrat Premier

The day after the General Elections in Montserrat CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules, congratulated and welcomed respectively the newly elected Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell on the victory of his party. “Montserrat is an integral part of the Caribbean Community and upholds its ideals and aspirations. As we seek …

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NAWASA update on restoration of water

UPDATE ON CHALLENGES RESULTING FROM BROKEN 12-INCH MAIN AT MARRAST HILL The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) advises the general public that work on repairs and stabilization of a broken 12-inch main at Marrast Hill is nearing completion. The 12-inch main was broken on Monday December 2nd, 2019, as a result of work being …

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