According to the St. Lucia Star online, a strike or sickout by the Civil Service Association (CSA) and the Teacher’s Union Federation (TUF) may well be inevitable. Sources report that salary negotiations between the St. Lucia government and the civil service unions have all but broken down. In a statement released earlier today, Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony announced that all departments of the Public Service were open for business. However, numerous schools on island seem to be closed. Keep reading Island Scene 758 for more details as we learn them.