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Kassav Set to Perform this Weekend!
Right on the heels of a fiery opening to the St Lucia Jazz Festival, The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation is set to host what is being described as the most electrifying fringe event in the West Coast town.

On Thursday May 1st the mini stadium in Soufriere is expected to come alive as the well loved Zouk Band Kassav, enthuses patrons with their music.

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Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival Opens Tonight!
With more than 65 musical performances, art showcases, and a couture fashion show, the 23rd annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival will have travellers moving and shaking across the island.

The 12-day celebration kicks off on this evening at the People’s Auditorium at the Mindoo Philip Park, and runs through May 11th featuring a series of “festivals-within-the-festival,” infused with local culture, talent and cuisine.

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Residents Concerned at State of the Island's Roads
The Water and Sewerage Company is being accused on shoddy work on sections of the island’s roads following repairs to the company’s mains.

The concern comes from minibus operator Philip Jn Baptiste who opines that the situation puts the lives and safety of motorists and passengers at risk.

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Public Voices Concern at the Increasing Crime Rate in St. Lucia
A constitutional rights attorney has lamented the failure of local authorities to get a handle on the crime situation here. The concern comes as the island recorded its 12th homicide for 2014 and the many cases which continue to remain unsolved

Mr. Martinus Francois notes that the police force is powerless to deal with the level of crime in St Lucia.

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New Tax Hike on Goods Imported from Barbados
St. Lucia has announced the imposition of a 70 percent tax on Barbadian goods effective May 1 and local authorities there must be open and frank discussions on the matter.

But Castries has in the past pointed to a 2012 CORED decision which allows for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) lesser developed countries (LDC) to implement the duty on products from the region’s more developed countries.

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Saint Lucia Ranked as one of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Destinations in the World
News that Saint Lucia has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Destinations in the World, according to an article on an international cruise website, has caught the attention of at least one tourism official here.

Maritime Consultant Cuthbert Didier notes that while there is no scientific basis for the conclusions made in the article, it creates a particular impression upon any reader who does not have ready access to the facts.

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St. Lucia Celebrates World Book and Copyright Day
Today (April 23rd) the world celebrates World Book and Copyright Day under the theme – "History and Stories,” followed by the celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on Saturday 26th April under the theme; ‘Movies – A Global Passion’

ECCO in collaboration with the Central Library and the Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property Office with the support of UNESCO is helping mark the joint celebrations by hosting a week long exhibition at the Central Library highlighting the work of creativity.

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Sir Arthur Jazz Scheduled for May 2
The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is set to stage its inaugural Sir Arthur Jazz on Friday May 2, 2014, hoping to be an established part of St. Lucia’s premier cultural event.

“Sir Arthur Jazz” will prominently feature talented singers and musicians from the College and secondary schools in St. Lucia.

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Easter Fair Chock to take place this Sunday
Responding to  frequent complaints that there are not enough activities on island to engage young children, one young teacher is planning what she hopes will be an engaging and fun day for children and parents alike.

Shernel Chouloutte a teacher of challenged youth who has a special understanding, of the needs of children has organized a fun activity for children that has almost become extinct in Saint Lucia. She is putting on a grand fair on Easter Sunday, and with the help of like-minded friends and family, the special needs educator has dubbed the activity an Easter Fair Chock, full of fun and games for the young ones.

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Hon Emma Hippolyte Speaks on Recent Deaths in the North
The discovery of dead bodies in the north of the island has caught the attention of the Parliamentary Representative for Gros Islet, prompting her to put forward a recommendation to address the situation.

Authorities are pursuing investigations into the discovery of two bodies which have been found at separate locations in Gros Islet in as many weeks.

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Les Brown is Heading to St. Lucia!
World renowned Motivational Speaker, Author and TV Personality – Les Brown – is headed to St. Lucia next week, for what is expected to be a life-changing experience for many.

According to organizers excitement and anticipation is building, over his visit to St. Lucia within the business community and among ordinary St. Lucians, who are looking for a dose of motivation to spur them on to success.

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Jazz on the Square Returns for 2014 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival
The highly popular lunchtime concert series Jazz on the Square returns to the heart of the nation’s capital with three days of contemporary Caribbean cross-over music.  

Staged annually at the Derek Walcott Square in downtown Castries, the 2014 Jazz on the Square line-up includes nine dynamic performances by top local and regional acts from Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Barbados. Performances start on Wednesday May 7 and continue through Friday May 09.

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Mocha Bridge Repair Works Now Complete
Repair works on the Mocha Bridge in Soufriere, which sustained major structural damage as a result of Hurricane Tomas, has been completed

The new structure is a two (2) lane 9.6 metres wide bridge, and has a total span of 14.6 metres. One (1) pedestrian sidewalk was included, while safety railings were placed on either side of the bridge. River protection works using strong stone system were used to prevent erosion and ensure proper flow and alignment is maintained. Concrete road drains were also built to channel run-off water and to protect the new structure.

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Police Investigate Vehicular Accident on Bexon Highway; 1 Person Pronounced Dead
Officers attached to the Traffic Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding an accident which occurred on the Bexon Highway about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014.

It has been established that a motor car driven by Devon Timothy travelling in the direction of Castries veered off the left side of the road and slammed into a utility pole.

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St. Lucian Father Seeks Assistance on Custody Case
One St. Lucian father is desperate for assistance in getting his daughter out of what he believes is a potentially dangerous home situation.

He claims that the four year old child is in the custody of an abusive mother, and gave an account of several outbursts by her, that have occurred both privately and publicly.

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30 Scholarships Available to St. Lucian students at Monroe College
Monroe College is taking steps to make access to higher education easier for St Lucian students.

The University has again made over 30 scholarships available to the Government of S.t Lucia for students wishing to study in a number of areas.

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4 Major Bills to be Debated in the House of Assembly this Tuesday
Four major bills will be debated in the House of Assembly, when it convenes on Tuesday, April 15th. Of the four Bills, two will focus on the Tourism Sector while a third will introduce incentives for the Agricultural Sector.

The Tourism Stimulus and Investment Bill, along with the Tourism Incentives (Amendment) Bill are aimed at providing greater incentives for investment in the Tourism Industry.  The Tourism Stimulus and Investment Bill seeks to widen the range of concessions to the Tourism Sector in order to attract new investment.  It is modeled on the legislation which was enacted to facilitate investment prior to the World Cup in Saint Lucia. The second Bill seeks to amend the Tourism Incentives Act to include villas as a “tourism product” eligible for incentives under that Act.

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Update on Current Police Investigations
Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police confirmed the discovery of a body in the Pigeon Island beach area about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Owing to investigations and assistance from the public, this individual was identified as 22 year old Jaime Innocent of Morne Du Don, Castries. According to family reports, the last interaction with Innocent was on Monday, April 7, 2014.

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Rendezvous Resort Releases Statement on Vessel Explosion
Rendezvous Resort has released a statement expressing sadness about an explosion onboard one of its vessels on Wednesday, resulting in injury to two of the hotel’s staff members.

The statement notes the employees are being treated at Tapion Hospital, and based on information received from medical experts attending to them, the
injuries are not life-threatening.

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Newly Reconstructed Fond St. Jacques Bridge to Open this Weekend
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport (MIPST) is set to open the newly reconstructed Fond St. Jacques (Mocha) Bridge on Sunday 13th April 2014. This is the fourth bridge to be constructed in Soufriere by the Ministry from 2012.

The Mocha Bridge sustained major structural damage as a result of Hurricane Tomas, and in May 2013, further deterioration surfaced before the Ministry was forced to close this bridge to vehicular traffic.

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