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FORMER ELECTION COMMISSIONER EXPOSES BALLOT BOX ‘VULNERABILITIES’

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In the run-up to the next General Elections, former Electoral Commissioner Claudius Francis has renewed his appeal to the Electoral Department to end the practice of requiring two signatures from different Presiding Officers on ballots cast by police officers. Francis argues ballots cast by police officers are too easily identifiable during the vote counting process. The former Electoral Commissioner made his appeal during the October 13 broadcast of MBC’s Police Insight

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WILL THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS BE POSTPONED? PM SAYS HE HAS “BIGGER PRIORITIES”

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The COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens public health but apparently the upcoming General Elections could also be rescheduled as a consequence. The Prime Minister during an appearance on a local radio show Monday night revealed he’s preoccupied with the COVID-19 crisis and the elections – constitutionally due this year he says, he’s “putting to the side”. Former Senate president and Labour Party chair Claudius Francis has rubbished election delay notions – warning “there will be hell to pay” if the Chastanet Administration “goes against the Constitution”.

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Chastanet inadvertently admits no hidden $6.80 on gas; Jn Marie says he perpetuated a lie

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet as finally, (albeit inadvertently) conceded that the last Labour Party Administration did not impose a hidden $6.60 cent charge per gallon of gasoline – the basis of a 2015 protest march by the then opposition. And this was done when the Prime Minister simply presented the facts, surrounding the pass through mechanism. We now join Senior Correspondent Miguel Fevrier, our resident gas hound, who gives us a historical account of this debate.

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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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