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The Government of Saint Lucia has announced that at the next Sitting of Parliament scheduled for Tuesday, August 16, 2016, two bills which reflect the fulfillment of key election promises to the nation will be tabled.

One  of the bills to come before the Parliament  will address the much anticipated  fifty (50) percent reduction in vehicle license fees while  the other bill  concerns the implementation of  an Amnesty  Period for the benefit of persons who have accumulated unpaid medical  fees with the national hospitals.

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and Cabinet members continue to stand by the “Five to Stay Alive” Plan that proposed a plan to bring relief to every Saint Lucian. The prime minister has stated publicly the he is committed to the commissioning of an amnesty on hospital fees at both the Victoria and St. Jude Hospitals.

The government has also indicated that also nearing fulfillment are promises to double the subsidy for the school feeding programme as well as bus subsidies. Both initiatives are expected to come into effect at the commencement of the new academic year.

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