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ARRIVING CRUISE SHIPS BRINGING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP TO DUTY FREE ZONES

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Low occupancy levels on cruise ships calling into Port Castries, compounded further by COVID protocols, is costing retailers the Pointe Seraphine duty free zone big bucks. They’re requesting a waiver on monthly rental fees. However, Tourism and Investment Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire says under the current circumstances waivers “cannot work”.

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SIXTH WAVE BRINGS INCREASED RISK OF REINFECTIONS

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Elevating COVID-19 infections associated with a sixth wave has renewed appeals from Saint Lucia’s health experts to the public the get vaccinated. MBC Prime’s Rehani Isidore spoke with Dr. Stephen King who maintains vaccination offers the best protection against severe illness and even death.

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KEEP SYMPTOMATIC, COVID EXPOSED STUDENTS HOME SAYS HEALTH MINISTRY

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Concerned about the possibility of COVID outbreaks affecting local schools, the Health Ministry is urging parents to be vigilant, honest and keep symptomatic, COVID exposed students at home.

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SAINT LUCIA BRACES FOR SIXTH WAVE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Saint Lucians maybe over COVID-19 but, the virus isn’t done with us. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, in a May 9 statement, confirmed the recent rise in new COVID-19 infections is associated with a sixth [epidemiological] wave. Mutated strains of the COVID-19 virus are believed to be the culprits fueling the latest surge.

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