Dear Reader,

Welcome to March's final edition of The STAR Weekly Digest! Here, we deliver our top headlines directly to your inbox! 

Last week's leading, regional stories; Have we mastered the art of "business-friendliness" in the Caribbean or, do we have a long way to go? Also, former Attorney General of Belize and current judge of Saint Lucia's High Court, Godfrey Smith addresses "justice and law" in the region.

In local news; Saint Lucia's new Governor General delivered his first throne speech on March 20 before chaos would ensue during day two of the House sitting. Talks of Geothermal Resource exploration in specified areas continuous. These stories and more below! 

Also, did you miss the weekend's edition of The STAR Businessweek, our business supplement? View the digital version here free of charge!

That's all for this week. As always, thank you for supporting quality journalism and our mission of Bringing The Truth To Light! 

- The STAR Newspaper Editorial Team

Becoming business-friendly | The St. Lucia STAR
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Becoming business-friendly | The St. Lucia STAR

Caribbean states must look to widespread reforms to climb the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rankings and attract vital investment.

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Chaos In The Monkey House! | The St. Lucia STAR
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Chaos In The Monkey House! | The St. Lucia STAR

Those who hung around the chamber after Thursday’s House sitting broke for lunch could not have been prepared for what followed in the absence of new Speaker Andy Daniel.

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Gross Deceptive Product? | The St. Lucia STAR
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Gross Deceptive Product? | The St. Lucia STAR

On 14 April 2011 then Prime Minister Stephenson King, during his budget presentation, stated the following: While the recession was still strong in the rest of the OECS member countries...

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What is the value of CARICOM to Curacao and Sint Maarten (and to ALL Caribbean nations)? |
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What is the value of CARICOM to Curacao and Sint Maarten (and to ALL Caribbean nations)? |

Earlier in March news broke that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was officially assessing the application of Curacao and Sint Maarten for associate membership.

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Proud or shameful legacy: Justice and the rule of law | The St. Lucia STAR
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Proud or shameful legacy: Justice and the rule of law | The St. Lucia STAR

It is taken as a universally acknowledged truth in Western democracies that a strong rule-of-law tradition fosters stability and growth.

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Geothermal Resource Exploration Highly Anticipated by Government | The St. Lucia STAR
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Geothermal Resource Exploration Highly Anticipated by Government | The St. Lucia STAR

Charlin Bodley, energy officer in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy informed the crowd of locals at the Castries Constituency Council on Friday March 16...

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Sir Emmanuel Delivers First Throne Speech: Outlines Government Focus on Crime, Family, Chi
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Sir Emmanuel Delivers First Throne Speech: Outlines Government Focus on Crime, Family, Chi

His Excellency Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac, GCSL, GCMG, Governor General of Saint Lucia, delivered his first Throne Speech to the Nation on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

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