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            [post_content] => As the winter season is at hand, St. Lucia's award-winning luxury resort Anse Chastanet has unveiled improved suites for their visiting guests. Recently, the resort was recognizedCond 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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As the winter season is at hand, St. Lucia's award-winning luxury resort Anse Chastanet has unveiled improved suites for their visiting guests. Recently, the resort was recognizedC...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

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            [post_content] => Next year January 12, the vice president of the Industrial Court, Ramchand Lutchmedial will be re-appearing in court after he was released on a TT$5,000 bail, after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to provide a sample of breath for a breathalyser test last Friday. On Monday, Ramchand stood represented by a team of lawyers, including his daughter Jayanti Lutchmedial, before Magistrate Bramanand Dubey at the Tunapuna Magistrates' Third Court.

Reports state that the police alleged that Ramachand was pulled over last Friday in Changuanas, in Central Trinidad during a routine police exercise, and when he was asked to provide a specimen of breath, he refused.

Yaseen Ali, one of the attorneys representing him, noted that Mr. Lutchmedial had a "well published" job in the fraternity as an Industrial Court Judge and had served as a long standing member of the bar as he has been practising for the past 36 years.Ali noted that owing to this, his client was never before involved in such matters to be commanded to appear before the court nor convictions, and he therefore asks that the judge be granted bail and be allowed to leave on his own cognisance.

To add to the situation, Ali added that the officers that were present on the scene on the Friday night confiscated Lutchmedial's driver's permit, an act which is regarded as a contrary to regulations. However, he did submit that it was returned to his client earlier that evening. The attorney also requested disclosure and a "speedy trial date".
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Next year January 12, the vice president of the Industrial Court, Ramchand Lutchmedial will be re-appearing in court after he was released on a TT$5,000 bail, after he pleaded not ...Continue reading