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Pierre sites CDB, says Saint Lucia’s economy is bleak.

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In a press conference convened by the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party, Leader of the Opposition Philip J Pierre cast a stern eye on the state of the economy. Pierre revealed projections made by the Caribbean Development bank (CDB) wherein Saint Lucia’s economic growth is forecasted to increase by less than 3%. The data also indicated that Saint Lucia is one of two counties projected to experience negative growth.

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ARRIVING CRUISE SHIPS BRINGING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP TO DUTY FREE ZONES

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Low occupancy levels on cruise ships calling into Port Castries, compounded further by COVID protocols, is costing retailers the Pointe Seraphine duty free zone big bucks. They’re requesting a waiver on monthly rental fees. However, Tourism and Investment Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire says under the current circumstances waivers “cannot work”.

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Man believed to be of unsound mind shot dead by police

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A man believed to be of unsound mind has been fatally shot by police following physical assault at Sarrot on Wednesday August 25th. An investigation has been launched into the matter by a separate unit within the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.

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RISE ST. LUCIA Chairman AND UWI LECTURER TRAINS BCF INMATES

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Public and Private sectors are being urged to assist in the rehabilitation of inmates at the Bordelais Correctional Facility. The call was sounded following a training a one day training in Theatre Arts held on Thursday August 12.

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