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PRIORITISED DELAYS

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Almost 7 months following the March 8th groundbreaking ceremony, construction of the Dennery Polyclinic has been delayed. The health facility’s construction in Bois Jolie came about due to the unsuitability of the Dennery Hospital whose site was further compromised after 2010’s hurricane Tomas. Even now, according to officials, access is compromised in the event of rain. The 13.7 million dollar Polyclinic is one of the projects being implemented under the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, being coordinated by the Department of Economic Development and financed by the World Bank. The estimated construction period would be 18 months, but as Miguel Fevrier reports, despite explanations as to why the delay, the media wanted to know “What is up with St. Jude?”

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LUCELEC MOVES DOWN SOUTH

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For southern LUCELEC customers, a new and more convenient option to manage your service awaits. One June 21, LUCELEC will open the doors to a new customer service office in Vieux-Fort.

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Farmers to rally for hog prices

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Farmers in Saint Lucia are seeking for a fair price for pork following a hike in production. The St Lucia Pig Farmers Co-operative Society Limited has summoned a meeting with the membership slated for Thursday June 17. The aim is to discuss various issues facing the sector.SHOW LESS

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Remand prisoners to vote for first time in history.

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According to the MBC Prime sources at the Bordelaise Correctional Facility, the remand population will cast their ballot at the upcoming general elections. Although the Government of Saint Lucia has not made provisions to facilitate the process, well-placed sources indicate come that fateful day, 328 inmates that make up the remand population will be able to exercise their constitutional right. Senior News Correspondent Cecile Actille reports

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