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TO ERR IS CUSTOM

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The Prime Minister has admitted to making a mistake. At Thursday’s pre-cabinet media briefing, Allen Chastanet was questioned about the recent revocation of a Cabinet Conclusion seeking to establish a border control unit. The revocation came amid tensions between the Government and the Customs & Excise Department represented by the CSA, over the establishment of this unit, citing a lack of consultation and job security concerns. The main point of contention was the statutorization of the body, but as Miguel Fevrier Reports, the Prime Minister has admitted his error in a somewhat contradictory statement.

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Police seeking assistance from public in identifying a young female whose body was discovered today

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URGENT: Your help is needed.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is seeking the assistance of the general public in identifying a young female whose body was discovered today, January 23, 2021, at Pigeon Island, Gros Islet. Anyone who has a family member, loved one, or person known to them, who has been missing for about one week, and has failed to make a report to the police, is asked to contact the Gros Islet Police Station at 456-3830, or the Police Emergency Line. Anyone with information regarding her possible identity can do so anonymously via telephone, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force’s social media platforms or email publicrelations.rslpf@gmail.com.

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LUCELEC CREDIT RATING DOWNGRADED

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Saint Lucia’s only electricity supplier LUCELEC is not immune to the COVID-19 induced economic fallout. Regional credit rating agency CariCRIS has downgraded LUCELEC’s credit rating. CariCRIS cited reduced energy consumption and outstanding debt from major customers like the Saint Lucia government for the “1-notch” downgrade. LUCELEC executives, anticipating improved economic prospects this year, say their expecting to rebound from the CariCRIS credit rating downgrade.

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Treetop Adventures employees still await redundancy pay.

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Employees of Treetop Adventures have grown frustrated with the non-payment of terminal benefits, since being made redundant in September 2020. The matter is not set to go before the Labour Tribunal.

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