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Fatal Shooting in the Babonneau area

Less than one month after the opening of the new Babonneau Police Station the first fatal shooting was executed by the officers attached to the station.

According to police accounts, the incident occurred in the wee hours of Friday August 09th.

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Laborie Co-operative Credit Union Launches Mentorship Programme

The Laborie Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. will be disbursing a total of $34,000 to its 24 Scholarship holders on Monday August 12th 2013 at the Laborie Boys Primary School from 9:00a.m.  

The Credit Union will also be celebrating the launch of its mentorship program and the start of its annual summer camp.

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Man Electrocuted during Cricket Game

A middle aged man is now being listed as the latest victim of what is suspected to be an electrocution.

The incident occurred about 10 pm last night at the Beausejour Cricket grounds.

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CID News Report

Four male individuals have been detained in police custody after the execution of a search warrant at a house in City Gate, Castries about 7pm on Saturday 3 August 2013 by personnel attached to the Drug Unit.

Approximately 283 lbs of compressed dry green plant materials suspected to be Cannabis was recovered.

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Local Reggae Artiste Donates to Children in Need

Internationally renowned St. Lucian reggae artiste and humanitarian Taj Weekes donated over 200 pairs of athletic shoes to children in need in St. Lucia. 

The donation which was coordinated through Mr. Weekes’ children’s charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) was facilitated by the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York.

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Festival La Rose is Ready to Roll

The Cultural Development Foundation, on Thursday August 1st, released Saint Lucia’s official 2013 La Rose Festival Month of Events Calendar. The calendar lists the various events being held in communities around the island in the month of August to celebrate the La Rose Flower Festival.

This month-long celebration of the music, colour and theatrics of the La Rose Festival kicked off on Thursday August  1st with an Emancipation Day Activity under the theme “From Emancipation to La Rose"...

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St. Lucia Records an Increase in Tourist Arrivals

Officials at the St Lucia Tourist Board say the recent increases in tourist arrivals to the island in the first half of the year, has everything to do with strategy.

According to the Director of Tourism Louis Lewis, the formula has been driven by numbers and selling them to the major source markets effectively through the rigorous campaigns overseas

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Women in Action on Women in Politics

The women’s arm of the United Workers Party has pledged to pay closer attention to the level of participation from women in local politics.

This comes following the election of what the WIA says is an unprecedented number of women on the party’s executive.

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STEP Employs 2,325 Persons

Another cycle of the Short Term Employment Programme (STEP) commenced on Monday, this week, in all seventeen constituencies here.

For one week, two thousand, three hundred and twenty five (2,325) persons will engage in beautification and de-bushing works in communities around the island.

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Allen Chastanet declared new leader of the United Workers Party

After weeks of internal campaigning among United Workers party delegates, the political organization has elected a new leader.

Excitement surrounding the leadership bid between Mr Stephenson King and Allen Chastanet was at its peak in the run up to the convention which was held in Marigot on Sunday.

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Reduction in Fuel Prices

Another adjustment has been made to the price of fuel and fuel products here that will result in a reduction in cost to consumers.

According to a news release from the Ministry of Commerce the new prices take effect on July 29, 2013.

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Voice Publishing and National Workers Union Strike Deal

The Management of the Voice Publishing Company Ltd and Representatives of the National Workers Union have satisfactorily completed negotiations.

The Company and the NWU agreed to temporarily shelve a Reclassification, Slotting and Adjustments exercise for a period of one year.

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NIC prepares to Implement Reclassification Exercise

The National Insurance Corporation (NIC) is seeking to clarify the issues surrounding its position on the current industrial unrest within the organization

In keeping with good management practice, the NIC states in a news release that it conducted a reclassification exercise which was completed last year, with the aim of upgrading its job classification plan.

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LIAT to acquire new aircrafts

The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, Friday said the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing US$65 million in loans to the four shareholder governments of the company.

It said the loan, approved on Thursday, to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Dominica will assist with the purchase of aircrafts in the context of a fleet modernisation project.

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Saint Lucia in State of Readiness for 2013 Hurricane Season

As the island braced for the effects of Tropical Storm Chantal, disaster management units have been fully activated. That's according to the Director of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), Ms. Dawn French who has expressed relief that the worse may be over. She has advised the public to remain vigilant.

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ICT Forum Set for July 10

Local firms and individuals who provide services in the area of Information and Communications Technology are gearing-up for a major ICT Forum.

The event, slated for Wednesday July 10, 2013 is expected to attract close to forty IT professionals from the public and private sector. It will be held at the Bay Gardens Hotel from 9:00 am.

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Jade Mountain Voted Top Resort in Caribbean

Owners, management and resort teams at Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet were overjoyed when the news broke that Travel + Leisure readers voted Jade Mountain the Top Resort and Anse Chastanet the No 2 Resort in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas, in the 2013 World’s Best Awards survey.

The World's Best Awards are an annual reader survey, rating destinations and travel providers. Readers are asked to judge characteristics such as hotel rooms & facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, overall value, to find "the hotels that deliver the most extraordinary experiences".

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King and Queen of the Bands on Carnival Calendar for 2013

The King and Queen of the bands competition returns to the calendar of activities for carnival this year, and organizers are describing it as better than ever.

Having been held for several years as a component of the Party and Groovy Soca finals, the competition takes on a life of its own this year, with the kind partnership of First Caribbean International Bank.

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RCI Turns 50!
In a St Lucian media landscape which is littered with close to fifteen radio stations, Radio Caribbean International celebrated its 50th anniversary still transmitting with a youthfulness which belies its age.

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