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THE WORLD IS WATCHING

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) last week published a report blacklisting countries with so-called “golden passport” schemes which threatened international efforts to combat tax evasion. Saint Lucia joined 20 other nations on that list which includes Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Malta, Panama and Grenada to name a few. Under scrutiny, were the various citizenship and residency programmes of the countries listed. Passports obtained through CBI/RBI schemes can potentially be misused abuse to misrepresent an individual’s jurisdiction(s) of tax residence and to endanger the proper operation of the (Common Reporting Standard) CRS due diligence procedures. Philip J Pierre is calling on the Allen Chastanet Administration to deal with this ASAP.

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Wild Life Officer Raises Concerns over Invasion of Monkeys in Saint Lucia

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Senior Wildlife Conservation Officer, Pius Haynes has warned that the recent citing’s of monkeys is destructive to crops of value to Saint Lucia. The Forestry department has received reports of monkeys being cited on the island dated back as far as 2008.

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Decomposed Body found in Babonneau had been reported missing

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Lead; Relatives believe that a decomposed body discovered on an marijuana plantation, maybe that of Misach Emilien of Boguis, Babonneau. A missing persons report was filed at the Babonneau Police Station after Emilien was last seen by family members on Monday, September 21st.SHOW LESS

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SUSPICIOUS DEATHS: POLICE RECOVER TWO BODIES FROM COASTAL WATERS

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Police have launched investigations into the discovery of two bodies recently recovered off the Ciceron / Cul-de-Sac shoreline. Marine police responded to two separate distress calls hours apart between Friday afternoon and early morning Saturday.

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