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FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

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Saint Lucia is in the process of emulating the Grenada model to stem corruption within the offices of government and private enterprises. The announcement was made by National Security Minister Hermangild Francis who last week attended the 1st China-Caribbean Conference on Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Cooperation held in Grenada. The national Security Minister together with the island’s Police Commissioner and the Parliamentary Commissioner were present at that meeting as observers. Representatives from China including Vice Chairman of the National Commission of Supervision, and several CARICOM member states, attended the two-day meeting. Senior News correspondent Cecile Actille has that story.

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Police seeking assistance from public in identifying a young female whose body was discovered today

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URGENT: Your help is needed.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is seeking the assistance of the general public in identifying a young female whose body was discovered today, January 23, 2021, at Pigeon Island, Gros Islet. Anyone who has a family member, loved one, or person known to them, who has been missing for about one week, and has failed to make a report to the police, is asked to contact the Gros Islet Police Station at 456-3830, or the Police Emergency Line. Anyone with information regarding her possible identity can do so anonymously via telephone, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force’s social media platforms or email publicrelations.rslpf@gmail.com.

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LUCELEC CREDIT RATING DOWNGRADED

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Saint Lucia’s only electricity supplier LUCELEC is not immune to the COVID-19 induced economic fallout. Regional credit rating agency CariCRIS has downgraded LUCELEC’s credit rating. CariCRIS cited reduced energy consumption and outstanding debt from major customers like the Saint Lucia government for the “1-notch” downgrade. LUCELEC executives, anticipating improved economic prospects this year, say their expecting to rebound from the CariCRIS credit rating downgrade.

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Treetop Adventures employees still await redundancy pay.

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Employees of Treetop Adventures have grown frustrated with the non-payment of terminal benefits, since being made redundant in September 2020. The matter is not set to go before the Labour Tribunal.

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