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FORMER PM DENIES BLOCKING SEN. FRANCIS FROM COP JOB

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Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis’ claims that he was allegedly prevented from becoming Police Commissioner have been refuted by the one person he accuses of standing in his way. In a May 11 statement, former Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony dismissed Sen. Francis’s version of events as “…false…” Dr. Anthony also says the disgruntled government Minister owes a debt of gratitude to the Labour Party for his ascent in the Police Force during his career.

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FREDERICK, KING SCOFF AT UWP DIATRIBE

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Leaked audio notes of prominent United Workers Party members have exposed internal rifts, bitter divisions and a maze of distrust among campaigners and supporters in the run up to the 2021 election. Government Ministers Richard Frederick and Stephenson King, both former UWP members, were also blamed for the UWP’s election defeat. They responded to the meltdown episode which has swept social media and local talk shows over the last 24 hours.

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YOUNG ST. LUCIANS TO FIELD DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT

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Discourse on policy development today took a step toward the future with the engagement of youth in debate within Saint Lucia’s house of assembly. The formation of national youth parliament remains a long standing practice, and this year will provide the platform for members of the youthful population to hear from their peers on the strengths and flaws of existing legislation.

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FLETCHER BELIEVES GOV’T SHOULD’VE CONCEDED TO CHASTANET’S SPEAKING REQUEST

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Former government minister Dr. James Fletcher says he would have made the discretionary decision to allow Opposition Leader and Micoud South MP Allen Chastanet to speak before the Prime Minister’s rebuttal during the March 31 Estimates debate. Mr. Chastanet, who was denied his request to respond to the government’s side, took an early lunch and never made it back to the Chamber to make a contribution. Dr. Fletcher has admonished the former Prime Minister for “…slacking off on the job…” However, the established convention on speaking orders could have been circumvented just this one time.


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