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Castries Mayor says there is room for improvement in screening of potential City Police recruits

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Is the background check process for City Police Officers stringent enough? This question was posed to Castries Mayor Peterson Francis at Tuesday’s press conference following a recorded interaction between officers of the constabulary and a concerned citizen. The exchange took place after a young man was arrested by City Police while vending food items on Bridge Street. Miguel Fevrier has more.

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PRIME MINISTER PROMISES GANJA DECRIMINALIZATION BY NEXT HOUSE SITTING

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The Prime Minister is reassuring pro-cannabis advocates his Administration intends to follow through with proposed legislation to decriminalize possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis. Although itemized on the official order paper, the amendment to the Drugs Act was not debated during last week’s House Sittings. However, Prime Minister Pierre says the House will debate the proposed amendment at the next Sitting.

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LAWMAKERS DELAY DEBATE ON CANNABIS DECRIMINALIZATION

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King says it may be too late to revert to PPP for the airport; option is being explored nonetheless

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Senior Minister with responsibility for Infrastructure and Ports, Hon. Stephenson King says it may be too late to revert to the Public Private Partnership model for the Hewanorra International Airport redevelopment project. The Government of Saint Lucia on August 30th appointed a committee to review the scope and financing arrangements of the HIA Redevelopment Project and to report its findings within 3 months. Senior Political Correspondent Miguel Fevrier has the details in this report.

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