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Lantern Competition to Open Soon

The newly rebranded Cultural Development Foundation has announced plans for the hosting of what has been dubbed the December Festivals.

These events include the Lantern Competition, Festival of Carols and Festival of lights, have become traditional celebrations to open the Christmas Season.

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St Lucy’s Home to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

One of the oldest, social service institutions in Saint Lucia is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary next month.

Among activities which have been planned to mark the observance for the St Lucy’s Home, is a fund-raising dinner, which will be held at the Mount of Prayer Coubaril on Friday, 29th November, 2013.

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Number of Cases of Dengue Fever in Saint Lucia Announced

Statistics to reflect the number of cases of Dengue fever cases here have been released.

The figures come from National Epidemiologist in the Ministry of Health Nahum Jn Baptiste, amid an intensive education campaign against the spread of the virus. Mr Jn Baptiste notes that the department has seen an increased number of cases during the rainy season when compared with the same period last year.

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Police Investigate Death of 44 Year Old Male

Officers attached to the Babonneau Police Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 44 year old Peter Florent of Cabiche, Babonneau.

Information indicates that on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 about 3:00 p.m, Florent reported that an individual threw a stone in his direction, hitting him to the back of his head.

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Rituals to Launch Theme and Preview Costumer this Week

As several proposed changes to the island’s largest cultural showpiece take shape, one carnival band is getting set to showcase its portrayals for 2014.

Still triumphant from their 2012 – 2013 Band of the Year victories, Rituals is setting the pace for other bands to follow. 

Seven months prior to Carnival 2014, Rituals is launching its 2014 theme and logo with a costume preview at the Rodney Bay Mall  Fashion Fusion later today at 6.00pm.

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 Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony Thanks Taiwanese Government for their Assistance

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony and his delegation commenced a hectic round of meetings in Taipei, today, when his first meeting was held with officials of the Council of Agriculture and the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF). The session sought to assess cooperation between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Saint Lucia and to explore areas for further collaboration between the two countries.

During the visit to the Council of Agriculture, Prime Minister Anthony thanked the Taiwanese government for the invaluable contribution made to Saint Lucia in the agricultural sector over the years. Dr. Anthony noted the introduction of new fruits, vegetables and flowers as well as the support given by Taiwan in the fight against Black Sigatoka.

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OECS Express Displeasure on Dominican Republic Ruling
Following its meeting in Montserrat on Friday, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority expressed its “collective abhorrence at the 23 September 2013 ruling of the constitutional court of the Dominican Republic that effectively renders stateless, thousands of men, women and children mostly of Haitian descent.”

The Authority, in a communiqué, described the decision of the constitutional court as “repulsive and discriminatory.” 

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RSPF Seeks Public Assistance in Recapturing Escaped Prisoner

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in recapturing 37 year old Sylvester Des Riviere, a prisoner who escaped lawful custody on Sunday, November 24, 2013 whilst being incarcerated at the Rodney Bay Police Station.

Des Riviere is a Barbadian National by birth but was residing at Monchy, Gros Islet. He was arrested by police on November 20, 2013, for the offenses of Possession of a Firearm, Assault of a Police Officer and Threats. He was subsequently charged for the offenses.

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Atlantic Hurricane Season to End Soon

Just 5 days away from the official end of the Atlantic Hurricane season the Director at the National Emergency Management Organization has called for continued vigilance.

Ms Dawn French says while St Lucia has been spared the impact of any major hurricane during the season, storms have been known to form outside of the June to November period. However that as the official season closes, people must continue to guard against other hazards.

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Rally for Chakadan Daniel to take Place this Week

Saint Lucians from all walks of life and in particular the youth have been invited to rally with the family of Chakadan Daniel on Monday and Tuesday, November 25th and 26th respectively.

Chakadan Daniel met his untimely death on November 22nd or 23rd in questionable circumstances while being a prisoner of the state. The case has since sparked sustained interest among St Lucians and within the local, regional and international media.

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Man facing charges of Murder and Attempted Murder

One man of Bexon is facing charges of murder and attempted murder

Police say that on Friday, November 22, 2013, 32 year old James Jacobie, of Ravine Poission, Bexon was charged for the murder of 33 year old Akwaso Francois of Entrepot, Castries and the attempted murder of 27 year old Eva Louis of Monchy, Gros Islet.

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Hon. Dr. James Fletcher Makes Address on Climate Change

Saint Lucia’s Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Hon. James Fletcher, addressed the High Level Segment of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change today and called on the international community to take meaningful action to help save Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Saint Lucia from the dangers of man-made Climate Change.

In his address, Dr. Fletcher stated that while Saint Lucia and other developing countries were taking steps to reduce their reliance on the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming, they “could not be inspired by developed countries that dodged their historical responsibility.

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Musician’s Feast Observes 9th Anniversary this Weekend

Plans are in place for the observance of the ninth anniversary of the Musician’s Feast being celebrated in Barre Du Chauseé in the community of La Croix Maingot tomorrow.

The Friends of Music as the organizers call themselves, say they are very proud of this tradition which started in 2004, where 5 bands played at a popular entertainment spot in the Community called Top 5 Bar.  Since then this celebration has become an event that not only attracts people from the community but from all over the island. 

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United Workers Party Youth Celebrates Universal Children’s Day

The youth arm of the United Workers Party joins with the rest of the World to celebrate and recognize the United Nations’ (UN) Universal Children’s Day under the theme ‘STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN.

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on the 20th of November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. In a statement released by United Youth, the organization says in November 2012, statistics from the Division of Human Services of the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations show that in Saint Lucia, between 2009 and 2011, there were 725 reported cases of child abuse on the island, 239 of these cases involved male victims. In 2009, the total number of reported cases was 232. This number rose in 2011 to 254.

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The Local Rastafarian Community face Challenges for One of their Own

The local Rastafarian community is up in arms over an ongoing dispute to find a burial place for one of their own.

Mr Peter Ras Ipa Isaac says since the death of Shakadan Daniel, the family has been faced with several challenges in finding a place to bury the young man.

Mr Isaac insists that to his recollection, it is the first time that anyone has had such difficulty and is confused as to why certain denominations have refused to preside over the funeral of the dead man.

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Christmas Barrel Concessions to Begin December 1st

Despite the economic downturn, St Lucians can look forward to benefiting from the Christmas Barrel concessions which have been approved by the lower house earlier today.

According to Press Secretary Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel, the concessions will be granted on the same terms and conditions that have obtained in the past.

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‘Break the Silence Campaign’ Launches Today

The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations through the Division of Human Services has embarked on a campaign to address the issue of child sexual abuse in St Lucia through the ‘Break the Silence Campaign’ 

The initiative which coincides with international day against child abuse was launched today at the Derek Walcott Square.

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Promoters of Saving Souls Gospel Concert Arrested
The promoter of the widely advertised Saving Souls gospel Concert Osron Irwen Dennis has been arrested. The event was scheduled to have taken place o...

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Police Investigates Vicious Attack which leaves 1 Man Dead and 1 Injured

One man is dead and his female companion is nursing injuries in hospital after a vicious attack on the couple on Saturday evening.

Police reports indicate that Kwasa Francois and Ava Louis of Monier were traveling along the Millennium Highway on their way to Castries, when they picked two individuals who were known to them. Reports further indicate that at some point Francois met his demise during brutally beating by the individuals over what police believe was a business deal that went sour.

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Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony Visits the Families of the 2 Missing Fishermen

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Vieux-Fort South, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, paid a visit to the families of the two missing fishermen in Vieux-Fort.

Prime Minister Anthony took the time to express his sorrow and concern by visiting the homes of the immediate relatives of Mr. Ishan Calixte, who, at the time of his disappearance resided in the Baccardere, Vieux-Fort.

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