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A bread and butter issue which has been affecting fishermen here for several months now could become explosive.

Reports suggest that fisher folk in Vieux Fort and the rest of the island have not been paid by the St Lucia Fish Marketing Corporation for some time now and the situation has become a major source of frustration for many who depend on fishing as their primary source of income.

According to Mr Curtis Thomas who serves as a member on the supervisory on the Fish Marketing Corporation, boat owners and fishermen have reached their breaking point.

Mr Thomas notes that it is not yet clear what is causing the delay in payments and speculates that it may be an internal issue at the Fish Marketing Corporation.

He adds that there has been no word on when the fishermen will get paid.

Mr Thomas says that the situation has caused a major challenge for fishermen who are now unable to meet their financial obligations to their families.
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