May 16, 2021

St Lucia PM threatens local journalist with defamation lawsuit

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — Seemingly determined to prove the accuracy of the well known saying, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” [The more things change, the more they stay the same], lawyers acting for Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet last week embarked on the well trodden path of […]

St Lucia PM caught in tangled web, says opposition

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — In his efforts to extricate Saint Lucia from the sanctions imposed by the United States as a result of still unresolved allegations of extra-judicial killings by the local police, new Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has been caught in a “tangled web” of unrealistic promises, the opposition St […]

New St. Lucia PM back in legal trouble

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From Caribbean360 CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Wednesday July 6, 2016 – Allegations of breach of trust and misfeasance in public office have come back to haunt St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. Just over a year after a High Court judge threw out the claim against Chastanet, the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal has reinstated it. […]

UWP wins St Lucia general election

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From St Lucia News Online The United Workers Party (UWP) has been declared the winner of the 2016 general election, after claiming 11 of the 17 constituency seats. The ‘Flambeau’ will now form Saint Lucia’s new government, after the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) only managed to win six constituency seats. Chastanet secured 2,495 votes […]

Media again under threat in St Lucia

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From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — In a virtual rerun of a threatened lawsuit against a local broadcaster in Saint Lucia in 2013, an attorney representing Claudius Francis, the president of the senate, has written to Clinton Reynolds of MBC Television threatening to institute proceedings for defamation in relation to a newscast on March […]

UWP may not support Dominica’s move to Caribbean Court of Justice

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From Caribbean360 Dr. Thomson Fontaine, a senior member of the UWP, who is expcetd to contest the next general election, said joining the CCJ was a “very serious” matter for Dominica. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday February 7, 2014, CMC – The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has hinted that it may not support moves by […]

Former St Lucia prime minister feels betrayed

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From Caribbean360 CASTRIES, St.Lucia, CMC – Ousted opposition leader, Stephenson King, says he feels betrayed but nevertheless humbled and inspired by the level of support from the public. On Thursday (23), one day after he was voted out of office by his fellow parliamentarians, King said the support from many citizens has pushed him to […]