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SSDF staff want to continue operations amid COVID-19; Chairman says take vacation

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MBC Prime has been reliably informed that tensions are brewing between the staff at the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund and the organisation’s management – or more specifically, the Chairman. As we learn in this Miguel Fevrier report, SSDF staff have put in place measure to operate amid the COVID-19 pandemic – approved by the Executive Director. Instead it was overruled by the statutory organisation’s chairman, who wants staff to take outstanding leave instead.

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3rd Fuel Company confirmed; Petroleum dealers not happy.

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Petroleum Dealers on island are up in arms now that it has been confirmed that a third marketing company has entered the market. A little over one year ago, Senior Investigative Correspondent broke the story, and he now joins us in studio with a follow-up on that report.

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CIP REVENUE DROPS IN 2020, CHINESE TOP CERTIFIED CITIZEN LIST

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This year the government pocketed more than $28 million dollars from the sale of Saint Lucian citizenships via the Citizenship by Investment Program. Passport sale revenue has declined when compared to the $60 million netted in 2019. Chinese nationals again account for the majority of 2020’s granted citizenships. CIP certified citizens are eligible to apply for a Saint Lucian passport which boasts visa free access to more than 146 countries around the world.

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Orbtronics to introduce Saint Lucia’s youth to Robotics and Programming.

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Two enterprising young Saint Lucians are seeking to introduce the world of Robotics and Programming to the islands youth.
Miguel Fevrier has the details in this report.

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