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United PAC Expresses Concern on the Increasing Number of Unsolved Murders

The island’s Minister for Justice Senator Philip LaCorbinierre has come in for stiff criticism from a local pressure group for what is being seen as his silence and absence on matters which continue to affect the justice system here.

 

In a statement released today United PAC says it notes with much anxiety as the list of unsolved murders continues to grow. The organization has listed as some examples the murder of Chereece Benoit as well as what it calls satisfactory updates on the alleged hanging of 22 year old Shakadan Daniel at the Micoud Police Station.

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St. Cecelia’s Day or the Feast of Musicians Moving Forward

Preparations for the observance of the Feast of Musicians are moving in earnest despite a major grievance among artistes. That's according to Mr Buffalo Odlum who informed that local artistes are receiving support for the celebrations which will be held later this month.

He adds that this year sponsors and musicians are seeking to pool resources together in an effort to elevate the standard of the various musical events.

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St. Lucian Artiste wins International Jingle Competition

A local artiste been named winner of an international jingle competition as the thrust to place St Lucian talent on the world stage continues.

St. Lucian musician Aagee Simpson was informed that he had won the Polish competition and has so far received the first part of his prize in cash.

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Debate on St Lucia’s Membership with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas Continues

The debate on St Lucia’s membership on the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas continues despite efforts by the ruling St Lucia Labour party Administration to highlight what it says are the benefits for the country

The opposition United Workers Party has criticized the Kenny Anthony Administration for its decision to join ALBA as the major reason  for the withdrawal of aid to the Royal St Lucia Police Force by the United States Government.

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Police Investigate Vehicular Accident which Resulted in 2 Deaths over the Weekend

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a road accident which claimed the lives of two individuals on the weekend.

The incident occurred along the Bois D’Orange road about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013. According to Information from The Press Relations Office, on a white motor car registration number PG 3288 and a motor cycle registration number PD 1892 collided with each other. Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction.At the time of the accident, the motor car was driven by 40 year old Curline George of Corinth, Gros Islet, while the motor cycle was driven by 32 year old Sheffield Joseph of Babonneau and his pinion rider, 19 year old Joella Fanus of Micoud. 

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'Networking for Growth' Symposium expected to Expand Networking Pool

Players in the local commercial sector are being invited to a symposium that is expected to expand the networking pool. That's according to Project Coordinator and Business Development Officer at the Ministry of Commerce Eslee La Fayet.

Mr La Fayet notes that the session is timely as the business community grapples with the effects of the global financial crisis. He adds that it is an opportunity for the participants to increase the reach of their businesses. 

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St. Lucia Participates in French Guyana's National Celebrations

A small contingent of 13 returned to Saint Lucia from French Guyana On Thursday last week, after representing the island as guests of honor at that country’s national celebrations, in promotion of the Creole language and culture.

The contingent was invited and hosted by the General Council of French Guiana in collaboration with Regional Municipal Councils, various local cultural organisations, and the St Lucian Diaspora in French Guyana.

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01
Health and Wellness Retreat Begins!

A widely publicized Health and Wellness retreat coordinated by the St Lucia Tourist Board opens here today.

The event features noted experts including Cat Cora, the only female Iron Chef winner and Gabrielle Bernstein, featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a next generation thought leader, and premier yoga practitioner John Schumacher (shoemaker) along with island based experts in exercise, weight loss and Tai Chi.

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National Taxi Association President expresses concern for Cruise Ship Passengers' Security

The President of the National Taxi Union has expressed concern over what he says is the failure of government to address security issues affecting the cruise ship sector.

This comes as in light of growing fears about the sustainability of the sector following several reports of recent attacks on visitors in various parts of the island.

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Health Officials Lending Voice to Proposal for Increased Tax on Unhealthy Foods

With the thrust toward healthy living and efforts to reduce the incidents of non communicable diseases here questions are being raised about whether or not higher taxes should be applied to unhealthy foods.

Health officials here have welcomed the idea and are lending their voices to the conversation.

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