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Fishermen continue to bemoan lack of consultation on fishing suspension.

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Despite rescinding the order for fishermen to remain in port for one week, the Chastanet administration continues to face criticism for the decision. Senior Political Correspondent Miguel Fevrier was at Banannes Bay where members of the island’s main opposition were on hand in a show of solidarity with the fishers.

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FISHERS TO RETURN TO WATERS UNDER NEW RESTRICTIONS

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The government and local fishers appear to have reached a compromise on the recently imposed seven day suspension of fishing licenses declared by the Prime Minister on October 30. The abrupt announcement was met with strong condemnation from various fishing lobbies. The government acquiesced to a sit down with the fishing community and on November 3 reportedly agreed to rescind the suspension. Operations manager of the Goodwill Fishermen’s Cooperative Kaygianna Toussaint -Charlery disclosed to MBC Prime fishers as of November 5 will be allowed to return to sea albeit with new restrictions.

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Wild Life Officer Raises Concerns over Invasion of Monkeys in Saint Lucia

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Senior Wildlife Conservation Officer, Pius Haynes has warned that the recent citing’s of monkeys is destructive to crops of value to Saint Lucia. The Forestry department has received reports of monkeys being cited on the island dated back as far as 2008.

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Food establishment caught advertising turtle meat during closed season.

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One local food establishment was caught advertising turtle meat for sale during the closed season.

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