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PM REFUTES CONFLICT OF INTEREST CLAIMS OVER GOV’T OFFICES HOUSED IN FAMILY OWNED BUILDINGS

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The Prime Minister has attempted to distance himself from his father’s business dealings. During a November 24 appearance on a local radio talk-show, the Prime Minister was questioned on the optics of his father, Sir Michael Chastanet, being the landlord for numerous government agencies. The Prime Minister pushed back and shot down conflict of interest assertions over government offices housed in private, family owned buildings.

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Guibion says Government must re-evaluate the administering of Common Entrance 2021

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Senate Opposition Leader Guibion Ferdinand says despite being the final year of its existence, Government must reformate the Common Entrance Exams for 2021.

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PM SAYS ELECTIONS WILL GO AHEAD WITHIN THE “LEGAL PERIOD”

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Only the Prime Minister knows when he will ring the election bell which is constitutionally due by October this year. Speaking to reporters outside the House of Assembly on Tuesday, the Prime Minister indicated his intention to call the elections within the constitutionally prescribed time frame. Recently, former Senate president and Labour Party chairman Claudius Francis rubbished election delay notions – warning “there will be hell to pay” if the Chastanet Administration “goes against the Constitution”.SHOW LESS

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OPPOSITION SLAMS PMs ADDRESS, DEMANDS GREATER TRANSPARENCY WITH COVID RELATED SPENDING

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The Prime Minister’s Monday night address didn’t sit well with the Saint Lucia Labour Party Opposition. Before taking the floor in the Lower House on Tuesday morning, Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre backed up by his Deputy Ernest Hilaire were of the view the Prime Minister’s latest address fell short of responding to the needs of the public. The Opposition also reiterated appeals to the Chastanet Administration for greater transparency with COVID-19 related spending.

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