French West Indies to Cement Cooperation with Caribbean Countries of the OECS
French West Indies to Cement Cooperation with Caribbean Countries of the OECS
The meeting is organised to provide insight into the Interreg Caraïbes Programme in an effort to better enable project managers to access funding opportunities.
Three Kings Emerge Victorious in the Calypso, Groovy and Power Soca Competitions
Three Kings Emerge Victorious in the Calypso, Groovy and Power Soca Competitions
After an intense bout of competition, three kings emerged victorious in the Calypso, Groovy and Power Soca Competitions leading up to the event.
Researchers Predict Increased Activity in 2018 Hurricane Season
Researchers Predict Increased Activity in 2018 Hurricane Season
Preliminary assessments by international researchers have predicted increased activity in 2018 season with the hurricane season expected to be more devastating than the previous year.
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Corinth Resident Clears the Air Amid Reports of ISIS Ties

A Corinth resident is seeking to repair his reputation amid what he says are attempts to associate him with ISIS.

Kenneth Bernard says he was surprised to learn that a warning was being circulated on social media cautioning people not to accept the number 715-5110 as a contact because it is that of a hacker from ISIS. The message strongly advises people to circulate the warning to all their contacts.

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Preparations for Mercury Beach Party Well Underway

Preparations for the hosting of Mercury Beach in St Lucia are well advanced, according to the organizers of the event that brings thousands of French visitors to St Lucia.

Thousands of party goers from Martinique and around the region are expected to converge on St Lucia for the event which takes place annually at Pigeon Island.

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Police News

A body that was found early Sunday morning on Vigie beach has been identified as that of Jn Baptiste Flemius aka Junior of Morne du Don.

The discovery of the body of the sixteen year old was made by the Marine Police.

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Raise Your Voice St Lucia Continues to Maintain that Plans were Afoot to Discontinue the Special Needs Pediatric Program

Despite claims to the contrary from the government, the Secretary of Raise Your Voice St Lucia continues to maintain that plans were afoot to discontinue the special needs pediatric program coordinated by the Ministry of Health.

In a spirited interview on Thursday’s newsspin program, Catherine Sealys insists that her call on the government for answers came following her own investigations into claims by a parent with a special needs child, the program had been discontinued.

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02
Sandals Staff Escapes Severe Injury Following Vehicular Collision

Sandals team members who were involved in a vehicular collision on the Castries to Gros Islet Highway have escaped severe injury.

Reports are that a staff bus with 15 team members was headed to the Sandals Grande Resort on Tuesday when, on approaching the Morgan Bay resort in Choc Bay, a car headed in the opposite direction appeared to lose control and hit the bus. The staff vehicle veered off course but quick action by the driver averted a collision with a truck. However the bus ran in to a wall.

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02
Bursaries Cheques Now Available for Collection

Parents and guardians of students, who wrote the 2017 Common Entrance Examinations and will be proceeding to a secondary school, are informed that bursaries cheques under the Education Access Fund are now available for collection from 10am to 2pm on the following dates and locations.

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02
Police News

One individual is in police custody in connection with the stabbing death of a 21 year old Micoud man.

Officers attached to the Micoud Police Station received a report of a stabbing, at the Micoud Playing Field, about 10:00p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017.

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Bordelais Correctional Facility Public Relations Officer Speaks on the Issue of Conjugal Visits at the Institution

Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has said that there are no provisions in the law to allow conjugal visits at the institution.

This comes following a recent announcement of plans in for conjugal visits in prison.

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St. Lucia to Observe Emancipation Day

As St Lucians prepare to observe Emancipation day and the slave sacrifices that have been made one local has called for the honouring of rebel slaves.

Mr John Daniel says the mental fortitude of those who are more commonly known as neg mawon is what led to the freedom of many who were enslaved decades ago.

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Radio St Lucia Staff to Receive Special Send Off to Mark Closure

That was the voice of Tony Paul, the early shift announcer on Radio St Lucia today, just before clocking out today.

It is the last of the station’s programming, before Staff employed at Radio St Lucia receive a special send off from their trade union representative to mark the closure of the decades old establishment.

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Vendors Seek Cover Following an Explosion near the Marketing Board

Vendors plying their trade near the marketing board were sent scrambling as they sought cover following an explosion near the marketing board this morning.

It came following small sparks from a utility pole in the area, that later grew into a large fireball.

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Protesters in Venezuela Wage Deadly Street Battle During Election

The United States has vowed to take strong and swift action against the “architects of authoritarianism” in Venezuela after protesters and security forces fought deadly street battles during voting for President Nicolás Maduro’s controversial constitutional assembly.

“The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their constitutional representatives, in their quest to restore their country to a full and prosperous democracy,” the US State Department said in a statement.

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Speak Out St. Lucia Warns Against Underage Drinking

The head of Speak Out St Lucia has raised his voice against underage drinking.

During a call to Tuesday`s Newsspin programe ,Mr Norbert Williams, pointed listeners to the sale of tickets to children under 16 for an upcoming social event where alcohol will be served.

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St. Lucia's Department of Education Embarks on College Readiness Symposium

The Department of Education has embarked on a new initiative called the College Readiness Symposium.

The objective of this initiative is to enable nationals to make a smooth transition to institutions of higher learning by helping them make the best decisions during their journey for ongoing personal growth and development.

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St Lucian Captures Gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games

The local sporting fraternity is in celebratory mode following what is being described as a remarkable performance at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

This after 15 year old Julien Alfred captured the gold in the girl’s under-18 100m dash with a time of 11.56 seconds.

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St Lucia Blind Welfare Association Faces Possibility of Closure

The St Lucia Blind Welfare Association is in dire straits and could be facing the possibility of closure.

The organization whose mandate is to provide support services for the blind and visually impaired is in urgent need of a financial intervention in order to continue providing such services to the public.

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St. Lucia Met Office Issues Tropical Storm Watch During Height of Carnival Season

Concerns run high about the impact of the weather on carnival following an alert issued by met officials regarding storm conditions on Tuesday.

A Tropical Storm Watch was issued for Saint Lucia by the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services due to the formation of Tropical Storm Don.

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Might Pep Captures Eighth Title

The widely anticipated calypso competition which took place on Saturday evening ended on a high note with the Mighty Pep capturing his eighth title.

Dr Desmond Long who is more popularly knows as Pep says he took a risk by entering the competition with a new song and despite some nerves, the mighty Pep says the crowd response to his performance signaled that he has successfully pulled it off.

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Carnival Winners Announced

A weekend packed with carnival activities has ended with a number of winners in the various competitions.

Among them is the four time groovy soca monarch Arthur Allain who was crowned on Sunday night following stiff competition from seasoned and novice contenders.

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St. Jude Hospital Reports Increase in Number of Cases of Conjunctivitis

St Jude Hospital is reporting a significant increase in the number of cases of conjunctivitis, more commonly referred to in St Lucia as “red eye”, in the south of the island over the past two weeks.

St Jude Hospital has recorded 47 cases of “red eye” so far for the month of July. The hospital registered just two cases of red eye for all of June.

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