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Saint Lucia is again getting ready to receive and play host to hundreds of sailors and their families, as the 28th edition of the world's most popular sailing event - the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
From as early as February, the 2013 ARC has been recording record number of entries, with participants signaling their intent well ahead of registration time. The entry list for the ARC 2013 officially opened in September last year. The yachtswill set sail on November 24 bound for the IGY Rodney Bay Marina in the north, over 2,700 nautical miles away.
Officers attached to the Marine Unit have reported intercepting a vessel with a quantity of Cocaine on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 about 2:25 p.m.
The Government of Saint Lucia has endorsed the establishment of the Eastern Caribbean Energy Regulatory Authority (ECERA) project, which was officially launched Thursday evening in the “Spice Isle” Grenada.
The Independent Regional Energy Regulator is expected to level the playing field in the energy sector and increase confidence among consumers in the transparency and fairness of the tariff-setting mechanism.
St. Lucians can expect a continuation of the Christmas Barrel Concessions Program this year.
The government of St Lucia has established a reparations committee, in keeping with a decision taken at a Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government in July this year.
The Heads of Government requested that each CARICOM Member State to set up its own National Reparations Committee to document the effects of European genocide against the indigenous inhabitants of the region, the slave trade and the enslavement of Africans, and the colonization of the country.
The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has made yet another major contribution to assist with capital projects in Saint Lucia.
On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Ambassador James Chang of the Republic of China (Taiwan), presented a cheque of USD 775,436.79 or approximately two million Eastern Caribbean dollars to Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, who in turn, made a presentation to the Office of the Accountant General.
Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has joined other regional Heads in condemning a recent ruling by the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court which denies citizenship to persons born in the Dominican Republic, who are of Haitian descent.
The island’s Minister for Justice Senator Philip LaCorbinierre has come in for stiff criticism from a local pressure group for what is being seen as his silence and absence on matters which continue to affect the justice system here.
In a statement released today United PAC says it notes with much anxiety as the list of unsolved murders continues to grow. The organization has listed as some examples the murder of Chereece Benoit as well as what it calls satisfactory updates on the alleged hanging of 22 year old Shakadan Daniel at the Micoud Police Station.
Preparations for the observance of the Feast of Musicians are moving in earnest despite a major grievance among artistes. That's according to Mr Buffalo Odlum who informed that local artistes are receiving support for the celebrations which will be held later this month.
He adds that this year sponsors and musicians are seeking to pool resources together in an effort to elevate the standard of the various musical events.
A local artiste been named winner of an international jingle competition as the thrust to place St Lucian talent on the world stage continues.
St. Lucian musician Aagee Simpson was informed that he had won the Polish competition and has so far received the first part of his prize in cash.
The debate on St Lucia’s membership on the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas continues despite efforts by the ruling St Lucia Labour party Administration to highlight what it says are the benefits for the country
The opposition United Workers Party has criticized the Kenny Anthony Administration for its decision to join ALBA as the major reason for the withdrawal of aid to the Royal St Lucia Police Force by the United States Government.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a road accident which claimed the lives of two individuals on the weekend.
The incident occurred along the Bois D’Orange road about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013. According to Information from The Press Relations Office, on a white motor car registration number PG 3288 and a motor cycle registration number PD 1892 collided with each other. Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction.At the time of the accident, the motor car was driven by 40 year old Curline George of Corinth, Gros Islet, while the motor cycle was driven by 32 year old Sheffield Joseph of Babonneau and his pinion rider, 19 year old Joella Fanus of Micoud.
Players in the local commercial sector are being invited to a symposium that is expected to expand the networking pool. That's according to Project Coordinator and Business Development Officer at the Ministry of Commerce Eslee La Fayet.
Mr La Fayet notes that the session is timely as the business community grapples with the effects of the global financial crisis. He adds that it is an opportunity for the participants to increase the reach of their businesses.
A small contingent of 13 returned to Saint Lucia from French Guyana On Thursday last week, after representing the island as guests of honor at that country’s national celebrations, in promotion of the Creole language and culture.
The contingent was invited and hosted by the General Council of French Guiana in collaboration with Regional Municipal Councils, various local cultural organisations, and the St Lucian Diaspora in French Guyana.
A widely publicized Health and Wellness retreat coordinated by the St Lucia Tourist Board opens here today.
The President of the National Taxi Union has expressed concern over what he says is the failure of government to address security issues affecting the cruise ship sector.
This comes as in light of growing fears about the sustainability of the sector following several reports of recent attacks on visitors in various parts of the island.
With the thrust toward healthy living and efforts to reduce the incidents of non communicable diseases here questions are being raised about whether or not higher taxes should be applied to unhealthy foods.
Health officials here have welcomed the idea and are lending their voices to the conversation.
Police investigations continue into a vehicular collision that resulted in multiple casualties and one death.
Police reports indicate that the incident occurred on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 about 10:30 a.m., at Etangs, Soufriere. Consequently, officers attached to the Soufriere Police Station responded.
The Office of the Prime Minister has issued a response to what is being described as misguided statements on government’s decision to increase gas prices here.
The new prices were announced on October 28th Since then, there has been suggestions in some quarters, some of it misguided, that the Government of Saint Lucia has decided to increase fuel prices at a time it is decreasing worldwide, as a means of collecting revenue at the expense of the poor people of Saint Lucia.
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