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OPPOSITION SAYS GOV’T’S MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BORROWING ILL TIMED

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The Lower House met today [November 10] to seek approval to borrow more than XCD $200 million for the proposed redevelopment of the Hewanorra International Airport. Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre made a final appeal to the Allen Chastanet led Administration to reconsider his decision to take on more debt in the face of the coronavirus crisis. However, the government side of the House contends proceeding with these capital projects can stimulate economic activity.SHOW LESS

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Philip Pierre responds to accusations of ‘tainted’ candidate selection process.

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The Saint Lucia Labour Party’s political leader has respondent to suggestions by former candidate Timothy Mangal that the party’s candidate selection process is tainted. The Castries East MP shot back, stating the process is transparent, and Mangal knows what he signed up for Senior Political Correspondent Miguel Fevrier has more in this report.

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JN PIERRE, VALMONT SPAR OVER FORMER PM’S RECORD IN VIEUX-FORT SOUTH

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A local dispute gained national attention when Sabina Valmont a member of the ruling United Workers Party publicly called into question the tenure of Vieux-Fort South MP Dr. Kenny Anthony and his policy decisions as Prime Minister during the previous Labour Party Administration. In a scathing rejoinder, Dr. Anthony’s Vieux-Fort South Constituency Branch hit back – they claim Sabina Valmont grievances stem from Dr. Anthony’s refusal to shut down NSDC at her behest.

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POLICE INTERVENE IN POLITICALLY CHARGED COMMOTION

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Babonneau police on June 16 had to respond to a disturbance involving supporters of the two main political parties. Although no arrests were made, several people were cautioned by authorities to keep the peace. This follows a string of politically charged revelry which made media headlines in recent weeks. Officials for both the ruling United Workers Party and the Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party have appealed to their supporters for calm.

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