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            [post_content] => The leader of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Allen Chastanet, shared his opinion that the ruling St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is overreacting to reports that the youths of the country were entertaining the idea to want to kill Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, stirring from frustrations of the economic situation. As the report was made during a television programme that was broadcast earlier this month, the SLP called on Police Commissioner Vernon Francois to conduct an investigation.

SLP's public relations officer, Winston Springer, stated that during the programme two of the guests expressed their frustrations of not being able to find employment and generally survive in the economic condition, and were distressed to the point that they would assassinate the Prime Minister. Lashawn Lambert, who made the remark publicly on the television show, have since then been interviewed by the police.

Chastanet said that while he thinks the threat "is an extremely serious matter," he did not think that when the young man made the comment, he was threatening the Prime Minister.

I think he was crying out to the young people who are being marginalised and have lost hope, the UWP leader said, adding the unemployment figure for young people is as high as 44 per cent.That to my mind is what the government should have been reacting to, Chastanet said.
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St. Lucia Opposition Deems PM's Response To Reports Of Plans To Kill Him As An Overreaction

December 20, 2014
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The leader of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Allen Chastanet, shared his opinion that the ruling St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is overreacting to reports that the y...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => With the winter season at hand, St. Lucia's award-winning luxury resort Anse Chastanet has unveiled improved suites for their guests. Recently, the resort was recognized by Cond Nast Johansens as the best value luxury experience in the Caribbean for the New Year.

The newly renovated Casuarina suite at Anse Chastanet now features a brand new160 square-foot pool surrounded by a 135-square deck in the middle of the hillside resort with breathtaking views of the storied Piton Mountains rising from azure waters.

The entire unit was redone and re-branded with a brand new bathroom as well as a huge walk-in closet, said Executive Director Karolin Troubetzkoy, after sharing that the new accommodations were available for immediate bookings.

In a private hillside setting at Anse Chastanet Resort facing The Pitons and the Caribbean Sea, the Casuarina is nestled in an area with lush foliage. The beauty is exquisitely completed with coralina stone tiles and handcrafted furnitures that were made from sustainably culled tropical hardwoods. The spacious bedroom with walk-in closet opens to a 420-square foot open walled patio-living room area, and thegrand bathroom, also with a Piton view, features a Couples Shower with His and Hers rain shower heads.

The daily rates being offered by Ansa Chastanet to reserve the lavish suite for two is atUSD $1,150 (January 3-April 15, 2015), $1,015 (April 16-May 31 and November 1- December 19, 2015), $885 (June 1-October 31), all exclusive of a 10 percent service charge and 10 percent VAT.

Request to include breakfast and dinner with the package will cost $180 per couple per day, while an all-inclusive meals and drinks package can be added for $340 per couple daily.

In addition, guests may also request a second bedroom and bathroom which can be connect with Casuarina at the following add-on rates: $560 (January 3-April 15, 2015), $440 (April 16-May 31 and November 1-December 19, 2015), and $365 (June 1-October 31); plus 10 percent service charge and 10 percent VAT.

Pleased with the success of his enterprise of the Casuarina makeover,Troubetzkoy said plans are being laid for renovations to three similar Anse Chastanet rooms in the summer.

For reservations atChastanet, call 1 800 223-1108, emailansechastanet@ansechastanet.com or visit www.ansechastanet.com.

 
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Anse Chastanet Refreshes Their Casuarina Suite With Exquisite Renovations For Winter

December 19, 2014
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With the winter season at hand, St. Lucia's award-winning luxury resort Anse Chastanet has unveiled improved suites for their guests. Recently, the resort was recognized by Cond Na...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Today the Minister of Energy for Jamaica, Mr. Philip Paulwell, will be meeting with petroleum marketing companies in an effort to secure greater reduction in prices for consumers at the gas pumps.

I have summoned the marketing companies for a meeting on Thursday and afterwards, we are going to be meeting with the retailers because it cannot be right, it cannot be fair that when the prices move up, everybody moves, and when the price falls we are not getting a similar reduction on the price, Mr. Paulwell said.

Paulwell expressed that there has been a tremendous decrease to the cost of petroleum products amounting to 25.6 percent, but the reduction to the consumers stands as an unfairly uneven reflection.

The report is that the price has fallen by an average of 14 to 15 per cent. I want to know what has happened to the other 10 per cent, he said, noting that with the reduction in the price of gas those food products that usually increase when gas prices rise, must now see some reduction. I want to see the price of those items coming back down.

Based on the reports, he presumed with high hopes that the fall in gas price is likely to continue for the long term. He also urged customers of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to keep a check of the electricity bill, as the continuous drop in the price of oil should lead to the reduction of energy charges. In addition, he advised Petrojam to commit to an advanced purchasing of oil at the reduced price so that customers will be able to relish the period of the price reduction.
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Jamaica Energy Minister Schedules Meeting With Petroleum Retailers To Discuss Gas Prices

December 18, 2014
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Today the Minister of Energy for Jamaica, Mr. Philip Paulwell, will be meeting with petroleum marketing companies in an effort to secure greater reduction in prices for consumers a...Continue reading