A fisherman who had been lost at sea after his boat was found adrift by Panamanian authorities is grateful for the efforts of those who have assisted in his safe return home. Lazarus Alfred returned to St Lucia on Friday after a successful intervention by the local government with Panamanian officials. He met with members of the press and recounted a series of events which he believes, led to his ordeal.
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The United Workers Party Women in Action (WIA) says it is concerned with the lack of technical expertise and capacity at the Forensic Laboratory, in light of the many murders that remain unsolved to date and has issued a challenge to the St Lucia Labour Party government
The statement comes following the slaying of a young woman who was killed at her Monchy home last week
There has been reaction to moves by a regional Prime Minister who has taken the lead in calling on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping for a discussion on the medicinal and other uses of marijuana.
In his letter to Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, who is also the Trinidad and Tobago head of government, Vincentian prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said it is high time that CARICOM addresses regionally “this matter in sensible focus not a hysterical manner”.
The government of St Lucia has announced that a local fisherman, who had been rescued by Panamanian authorities after his boat was found adrift a few weeks ago, is expected to return home some time this week. This comes following pleas for help from the government by his family.
The Lucian People's Movement (LPM) has signaled its unwillingness to rely on the government to take action to stem the escalation of crime in Saint Lucia.
This comes following claims by party leader Therold Prudent that the LPM has made several appeals to the United Workers Party when it was in power and to the current Labour administration of Dr Kenny Anthony, to convene a national consultation on crime that would involve all sectors of society.
A 20 year old Bagatelle woman is currently in police custody after attempting to smuggle what appeared to be Cannabis to an inmate at the Bordelais Correctional Facility.
The incident occurred about 10:12 a.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2013 when the suspect came to visit an inmate at the prison.
The Parliamentary representative for Vieux Fort North has called on St Lucians to remember the families of the victims who perished in the St Jude Hospital fire four years ago.
A statement released by Mr Moses Jn Baptiste notes that all three individuals who died in the fire were from the Vieux-Fort North constituency. He says the families are, to date, still trying to cope with their tragic loss.
Members of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO) Inc., are expected to receive royalty payouts this week.
The announcement was made by the organization’s General manager Steve Etienne who notes that the payments totalling some $340,000 will include fees collected in the ECCO territories for the period 1st January – 31st December 2012 from Broadcasting & General Licensing; Previously unidentified performances rescued from pending sources and royalties received from overseas territories.
It’s been a long hard road but after 13 weeks of shoots, catwalks and challenges, 23-year-old Lauren Lambert has won Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model
Born in St. Lucia, Lauren is a triplet with two brothers. When she was 10, her family moved to the UK – a tough move for any young family.
Political tension reaches fever pitch at an SLP constituency Group meeting in Soufriere on Tuesday with reports of an assault of a United Workers Party supporter.
According to a statement from the organization the incident occurred on the evening of September 3rd 2013, when Hon. Harold Dalson and the Soufriere Constituency Group of the St. Lucia Labour Party initiated an open question and answer session.
Members of the Royal St Lucia Police Force are among regional law enforcement personnel who have today been engaged in Human Rights training exercise organized by the Gay rights advocacy group, United and Strong.
The participants are expected to hear from members of the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender community, their experiences with police and how their human rights were trampled upon.
A total of 30 first responders from the St Lucia Fire Service are today participating in a training exercise on effective chemicals management in St Lucia.
The program has been organized by the Ministry of Sustainable Development , energy, science and technology anf jointly sponsored by the Quick Start Program trust fund under the United Nations Environment Program and the government of St Lucia.
The general Secretary of the Caribbean Union of Teachers has reacted to news about the plight of students of the Fond Assau Combined School.
Reports indicate that the building which houses students is in a desperate state of disrepair and that rehabilitation works at the termite infested school were stalled over the summer vacation.
One local physician has made some damning pronouncements about abuses in medical sector that heavily impact the economy.
Dr Gerard Saltibus, says demands for sick leave from patients who do not need time off from work is on the increase. He believes it is being used as an excuse for employees not to report to work.
A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the body of a 19 year old man of Marchand.
A Bois Patat woman is currently in police custody after attempting to ship a package out of Saint Lucia.
The incident occurred on Tuesday August 27, 2013 when she attempted to ship a package using a local shipping agency. During an examination of the package by Customs personnel they discovered what is suspected to be Cocaine.
The Saint Lucia Fire Service responded to a report of an incident at the Vieux Fort Landfill around 8p.m. on Sunday 24th August, 2013. Upon arrival, fire personnel discovered a fire concentrated to a large heap of tyres. To date, the blaze continues.
A collaborative team comprising members from the Ministry of Health, the Saint Lucia Fire Service, the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority, the Department of Fisheries and the National Emergency Management Organisation have been working hard to assess the situation at the landfill and surrounding communities.
Facebook has for the first time published data on how often governments around the world request data on its users, and according to the social network,
The government of Barbados has made three quests on three individual users in the last six months.
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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