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St Lucia Prime Minister Explains VAT

 Above: St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony explained the soon-to-be-implemented Value Added Tax in his budget address this week, clarifying a set of goods and services that …

St Lucia Eyes Free Island-Wide Wi-Fi

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is taking steps to increase internet and Wi-Fi penetration on the island, with an ultimate plan to make it free across the country. This year, the government will launch what it says …

Antigua’s Opposition Talks OECS Union

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Gaston Browne, and Member of Parliament Molwyn Joseph attended a one-day meeting on the OECS Economic Union Friday. The two lawmakers, who were joined by their college of opposition …

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 Above: George Odlum National Stadium By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has announced an allocation for the upgrade of several playing fields on the island, with a total of just over $925,000. That represents a 100 percent increase …

 Above: St Lucia Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is committed to ensuring greater tax equitability, and a better forecast of incoming government revenue, according to Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing its preparation for the implementation of VAT in September, the St Lucian government is holding a series of discussions with stakeholder groups to ensure that the interest of all sectors are attended to. This …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia recently held a two-day consultation on the draft of a new Electronic Communications Bill. According to Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator James Fletcher, the telecommunications sector in the Caribbean counts for at least …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While St Lucia is preparing to implement a new Value Added Tax in September, Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony is vowing to cushion the impact of the tax on the country’s poor. “The big issue …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art financial centre at Pointe Seraphine. The facility aims to save the government what could be millions in annual rental fees, as various departments in the Ministry …

 Above: Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke listens to Oral Lewis, head of extension services for Jamaica’s Banana Board (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s banana sector, which has been under threat from detrimental trade rulings to the crippling Black …

 Above: Hubert Charles, Dominica’s Permanent Representative to the OAS (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is the latest Caribbean nation to receive a firearm marking machine from the Organization of American States. The OAS firearm marking …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Lucia will introduce a Value Added Tax in September, fulfilling what it called “undertakings given to international institutions by the former government” that VAT would be introduced during this financial year. …

 Above: the Hess terminal in St Lucia (Photo: Hess) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is taking a wait-and-see approach on the potential sale of the Hess crude oil refined products and storage terminal at Cul de Sac. Hess …

 Above: a home in the Mocca Housing Development By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is making progress on the Mocca Housing Development in Soufriere, which aims to settle 16 families from Fond St Jacques displaced due to Hurricane Tomas …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport is urging those engaged in acts of deforestation on the island’s west coast to desist. According to Alison Jean, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, officials have …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is pledging to give attention to the proposed Consumer Protection Bill, according to Senator Ubaldus Raymond, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. Raymond, who was speaking in an address to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is issuing a challenge to individuals, groups and the government to ensure that the entire population is working towards developing a culture of zero violence, particularly gender-based violence. “At the individual level, we …

 Above: officials on hand in Washington at the announcement of the project (Photo: Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Five CARICOM member states, including Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Dominica and St Lucia will be the sites of a joint OAS-United …