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COVID-19 COMMAND CENTER CHAIRMAN DOMINIC FEDEE BLAMES SLP FOR LOCAL OUTBREAK

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During his contribution on the November 24 multi-million motion to borrow XCD $54million from the China Export-Import Bank for COVID-19 support, Anse-la-raye / Canaries MP Dominic Fedee doubled down on United Workers Party rhetoric accusing the Saint Lucia Labour Party Opposition of triggering the island’s surging second wave of coronavirus cases. Fedee sought to link an October 4 political rally staged by the Opposition for the recent spike in new coronavirus infections. Castries South MP Dr. Ernest Hilaire issued a rejoinder of his own in the Lower House and condemned Fedee’s aspersions. Dr. Hilaire says Fedee’s remarks were “shameful” and has “stigmatized” SLP supporters.

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“SARAH MUST GO” GRAFFITI DELAYS CDC PAINTING

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The remedial works on the Darling Road CDCs which commenced Thursday were disrupted when workers arrived Friday morning to graffiti with messages aimed at the Castries Central MP. Did the vandals paint a clear picture?SHOW LESS

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GOV’T, OPPOSITION SPAR OVER BORROWING

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The Lower House met on Tuesday [December 15] to seek approval to authorize the Finance Minister to borrow $85 million dollars from five locally based commercial banks. Prime Minister and Finance Minister Allen Chastanet explained to reporters coming to the House for overdraft borrowing is routine. He says the money would help with government cash flow to maintain its day to day operations. The government’s borrowing has again been criticized by the Opposition.

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NCOPT SAYS THEY DID NOT ‘SELL OUT’ THEIR MEMBERS

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The National Council on Public Transport has assured they are on the side of minibus operators. NCOPT 1st Vice President Kentry Frederick refuted “sell out” assertions levelled at him by some of the protesting bus drivers.

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