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Police Reports on Jounen Kweyol Activities

Police investigations have been launched into the death of a middle aged man of Babonneau is suspected of commiting suicide.

About 11:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013, officers attached to the Babonneau Police Station received a report of a missing person and as a result proceeded to the residence of 54 year old Peter Gajadhar of Ti Chemin, Babonneau.

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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony to appear at UWI Cavehill Campus

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony is expected to travel to Barbados today to deliver a lecture at the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus, on the topic, “Education in the Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Small Developing States”.

The Annual Lecture is organized by the Saint Lucia Students Association of Cavehill (LUSAC) and the International Affairs Committee of the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus.

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St Lucia receives over 2 Million Dollars in Financial Assistance from Taiwan

The government of St Lucia has today received over 2 million dollars in financial assistance from its Taiwanese Counterparts.

The cheque presentation was made earlier today to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. The monies are expected to be channeled through the consolidated fund before being allocated for various infrastructure projects through out the island.

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A Review of International Creole Day in St. Lucia

The reviews on activities held on Sunday to mark the observance of International Creole Day are in. Representatives of the various committees say they are pleased with the level of support for the festival as well as the crowd turn out in the four host communities.

In Soufriere, Ms Lookie Albert notes that the quality of the various events held in that town met the expectation of the organizers. She adds that the response from patrons was a welcomed surprise.

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Carnival Allocation to be Paid Upfront

The Ministry of Creative Industries is moving to adopt a position that will see the allocation for Carnival from the government paid upfront.

The announcement was made by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Donnovan Williams and is expected to take effect as early as next year. The festival which has been boasted as the island’s largest cultural showpiece has been plagued with financial troubles which have resulted in delays in disbursements to several players in Carnival.

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Unknown Body Discovered in Marigot

A special appeal is being made to any individual, who in the recent has had a family member or friend missing, to contact the Major Crimes Unit. This comes following a gruesome discovery by police on Thursday, October 24, 2013 about 8:00 a.m..

Police say that officers attached to the Marigot Police Station received a report of a wooden structure which was destroyed by fire and as a result accompanied the virtual complainant to a banana plantation at Bel Aire, Marigot.While examining the scene, the discovery was made of a partially burnt body.

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Foul Play Suspected in Death of Inmate

Foul play is suspected in the death of an inmate who reportedly died in police custody on Wednesday.

 

Police reports revealed that 22 year old Shakadan Daniel was found hanging in his cell at the Micoud Police Station by officers. The discovery was made just moments before Daniel was scheduled for a court appearance

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St. Lucian Soca Artiste wins Caribbean Singing Competition

A growing Soca sensation has added another notch on his belt after capturing a regional award.

Marley “Mongstar” James, the Stratosphere Muzic artiste and Saint Lucia representative is the winner of the inaugural All for One Caribbean Singing Competition that was held on Monday October 21, 2013 in Martinique.

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Rehabilitation Works on the Bocage, Sunbilt, Entrepot and Independence City Road to Completed Soon

The Ministry of Infrastructure has announced that efforts are being made to ensure the completion of rehabilitation works on the Bocage, Sunbilt and Entrepot and Independence City road at the soonest,

According to a communiqué from that department which details the arrangement with the contractor the Ministry has been in discussion with its Technical Officers and the Attorney General to chart a way forward.

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Police Investigates Death of Inmate

Police investigations have been opened into the death of an inmate who had been in custody at the Micoud Station.

Official reports indicate that 22 year old Shakadan Daniel was found hanging in his cell by police about 7:40 am today.

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Saint Lucians Spearhead Jounen Kwéyòl Entenasyonnal 2013 in New York
Saint Lucians in the Diaspora will be celebrating fifteen (15) years of Jounen Kweyol, organized by the St. Lucian Cultural Organization, (SLCO), the Group which originally started it here in New York, and which has steadfastly maintained the event as a vital connection with our culture.

For all of the last celebrations, it has been a narrow St. Lucian event, but this year the focus has been to enlarge the scope to include all of our sister communities in the Diaspora that had a historic link with Kweyol Culture. This year, we are linking with groups from Haiti, the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Trinidad to make Jounen Kweyol a Pan- Caribbean event.

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St.Lucia Wins Miss Caribbean Tourism 2013

St. Lucia has copped another regional title in a historical back to back victory in the world of pageantry.

Louise Victor has followed in the footsteps of her predecessor Consuelo Dupal to win the title of Miss Caribbean Tourism 2013.

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St. Lucia set for International Creole Day

As St. Lucians get set to participate in activities commemorating International Creole Day this month, the Folk Research Centre has addressed concerns about what many believe may have been a dying tradition.

Four venues have been confirmed as host communities for this year’s celebrations, compared to half that number in 2012. The communities include Grand Riviere, Soufriere, Mon Repos and Vieux Fort.

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Debate on Same Sex Marriage to Take Place during Police Week

Two teams of police officers from various units are preparing debate on the topic should same sex couples be married in St Lucia.

The event which is scheduled for this evening forms part of a series of qualifying round debates, in observance of police week here.

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Hess Oil Sold

The Government of Saint Lucia has now received confirmation that the Hess Terminal at Cul de Sac has been sold. The confirmation came in a telephone conversation from Mr. John Hess, President of the Hess Corporation, to Prime Minister Kenny D. Anthony.

Mr. Hess advised the Prime Minister that the terminal at Cul de Sac along with terminals on the U.S. East coast was sold to Buckeye Partners L.P. Mr. Hess explained that Hess Oil had decided to concentrate on exploration and move away from the terminal business.

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Police Investigates 21 Year Old Fatality

About 2:50 am on Saturday, October 19, 2013, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department received a report and as a result proceeded to Fond Le Grand, Castries.

On arrival, they received information that 21 year old Kennrick Vitalis of Fond Assau, Babonneau was in the vicinity of Fond Le Grand when he sustained a gunshot wound to the chest area.

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University of West Indies Awards Honorary Degrees to 5 Outstanding Persons

Former Government Minister and Former President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dr. Julian Hunte, is among 5 persons who were conferred with Honorary Degrees by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus at the University's Annual Graduation Ceremony held on Saturday.

The event was held at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex in Barbados.

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Man Charged with Assault of Motor Vehicle

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, 24 year old Emron Jon of Belaire was charged for the offenses of Assault with a Motor Vehicle and two counts of Aiding and Abetting the offense of grievous harm.

He appeared before the First District Court in Castries on Friday, October 18, 2013.

John was arrested on Monday October 14, 2013 at the George FL Charles airport after he was returned to St. Lucia by local and regional authorities.

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Vitalis appointed as St. Lucia's Non-Resident Ambassador to Petro Caribe and ALBA

Mr. Hippolyte Eustace Vitalis has been appointed to serve as St. Lucia's Non-Resident Ambassador to Petro Caribe and ALBA.

That's according to a release from the office of the Press Secretary to the Prime Minister.

It stated that Mr. Vitalis, who is an Agricultural Economist by training, is well versed in both Spanish and Portuguese, having studied in Cuba and Brazil.

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Dengue Fever Alert for St. Lucia

Members of the public have been placed on high alert for the spread of dengue fever following a particular discovery by the Ministry of health.

According to Chief Medical officer Dr Merlene Fredericks, officials have discovered an increase in the number of reported cases here, which has triggered the alert. She pointed out that while there is an increase in reported cases it has not reached epidemic proportions. As a result members of the public are being urged to be cautious.

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