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.
New Category Announced for 15th Annual International Soca Awards
New Category Announced for 15th Annual International Soca Awards
Local radio stations have been thrust into the spotlight with the announcement of a new category of awards announced.
Hail, Heavy Rain and Flooding in Martinique
Hail, Heavy Rain and Flooding in Martinique
In a curious twist to the expected weather within the dry season, the island of Martinique experienced a combination of hail, heavy rain and flooding.
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Visit to Argentine Republic to Strengthen Relations with St. Lucia

A three member delegation headed by Saint Lucia´s Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation of Saint Lucia, Alva Baptiste, left the island for an official visit to the Argentine Republic from August 25-27, 2013. The central purpose of this visit is to strengthen relations between the two States primarily through South-South Cooperation. 

In this regard, a high level meeting will be held between Saint Lucia´s Minister for External Affairs and the Minister for External Affairs of the Argentine Republic, His Excellency Hector Timerman. In addition the Ministers are expected to finalize plans for the opening of an Argentine Embassy in Saint Lucia. 

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Saint Lucia Mourns the Passing of Alimenta Bishop

Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has expressed sorrow on behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia, on the passing of Mrs. Alimenta Bishop of Grenada, mother of the late Maurice Bishop.

In a telephone conversation on Monday, August 26, 2013, Dr. Anthony conveyed to the family of Mrs. Bishop, Saint Lucia’s admiration for the strength, courage and tenacity of the 97 year old.

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Anti Gang Bill to be Reintroduced at House of Assembly

The Anti Gang bill which was previous circulated and publicized in April 2013, will be reintroduced to the House of assembly when it meets on Tuesday August 27th 2013.

The bill will be introduced for its first reading and forms part of the government’s response to the troubling crime situation and seeks to prohibit gangs and gang related activity.

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United PAC Lobbies for Answers on Abortion in St. Lucia

A local organization is lobbying for a full-fledged investigation into recent claims of “post abortion treatments” at Victoria Hospital following what it says are botched procedures.

The concerns come following news that two young women were admitted at Victoria Hospital after recently undergoing failed abortions?

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Marked Increase of the Number of Scholarships Awarded by Local Businesses

Members of the business community have come in for high praise from a local educator.

 

President of the National Principals association Ethlene Leonce has highlighted the increase in the number of scholarships being offered to young students here.

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United Workers Party to Rally in Vieux Fort
Following the success of its recent 37th National Convention, the United Workers Party will be staging a massive national rally in the southern town of Vieux Fort this Sunday, August 25th, 2013. The event seeks to build on the heightened and growing interest in the Party as it prepares to take over the reins of governance when the opportunity arises.

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ACCS slams Regional Governments for waiving IP rights

Regional governments are being slammed for what is being seen as their disregard for intellectual property rights rights.

The criticism comes from the St Lucia based Association of Caribbean copyright Societies ACCS in light of moves being taken to waive IP rights during the staging of Carifesta, which is taking place in Surinam this month.

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Prime Minister responds to US decision

New questions have been raised concerning strong action taken by the United States against members of the Royal St Lucia Police Force, following an address to the nation delivered by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony last night.

The statement sought to clarify a recent incident where Police Commissioner was denied permission to attend a scheduled conference in the US as well as the reason behind a decision by the United States government, to debar local police from participating in any state funded programs.

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Ministry of Health promotes 'After Work Walk'

The Ministry of Health continues its health promotion and awareness with an ‘AFTER WORK WALK’ scheduled for Thursday August 22nd, 2013 from 4.35pm.

The theme of this activity is “Energize Your Workday: Step Up to Better Health”.

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Cuba Awards Scholarships to St. Lucia Students

The Government of Cuba has once again awarded scholarships to St. Lucian students to pursue a degree in medicine for the academic year commencing September 2013.

This year's awardees, will be receiving their credentials and travel documents on Tuesday, 27th August at the Embassy of Cuba during a presentation scheduled for 10 o'clock in the morning.

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NYC host National Student Leaders Summit
The Saint Lucia National Youth Council (NYC) is today hosting its first national student leaders summit. The Lucian Leaders’ Summit will take place from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August at the Grande Riviere Primary School, Gros Islet where student leaders from all secondary schools are expected to gather.

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His Excellency Ma Ying Joeu addresses St. Lucia Parliament

The President of China on Taiwan Ma Ying Joeu addressed members of the St Lucia Parliament today in a historic sitting of the House of Assembly.

St Lucia and Taiwan have shared diplomatic relations since 2007 when the United Workers Party took office.

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Rastafarian Community supports call for Reparation for Slavery

Calls for reparation for slavery have taken a new direction, as a member of the Rastafarian community continues to press the issue.

The matter which was recently discussed at the Caricom level has been ongoing for some time now.

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Director of Public Prosecution Responds to Criticism on Verlinda Joseph Case

The Director of Public Prosecutions is responding to public criticism about a 9 year delay of the trial for the murder of 12 year old Verlinda Joseph.

Eugene St Romaine who is the victim’s father has been accused of the crime and was remanded at the Bordelais Correctional Facility until Wednesday when bail to the tune of 60 thousand dollars was posted.

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St. Lucia welcomes His Excellency Ma Ying-jeou

Plans are at an advanced stage to host His Excellency Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), who is expected to arrive in Saint Lucia later this evening.

To facilitate his visit, it is expected that there will be some disruptions to traffic flow in and around the city.

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New National Parenting Manual for St. Lucia
The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Service and Gender Relations through the Division of Human Services and in collaboration with the St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) is in the process of developing a National Parenting Manual for St. Lucia.

On that basis a parenting conference which is receiving participation from a number of partners is being held today in order to broaden the participation towards the realization of this Parenting manual.

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Man Granted Bail after 9 Years on Remand

The man who has been accused of the rape and murder of Verlinda Joseph is expected to be released on bail tomorrow in a historic decision handed down by a high court judge.

The Constitutional motion brought forward by Human rights lawyer Martinus Francois on behalf of Eugene St Romaine in May last year ended with judge Francis Bell granting bail to the sum of $60,000 dollars.

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Local Businessman Arrested for Unlicensed Firearm Possession

A local businessman and his son have been arrested by police after they were found to be in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Police reports indicate that officers attached to the Major Crimes Unit and the Criminal Investigations Department on Tuesday 6 August 2013 executed a search warrant on the property of Davidson Ernest, owner of Ernesco Inc situated at Cul De Sac, Castries.

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Statement on Port Castries Redevelopment Project

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services & Transport has indicated that the Government of Saint Lucia is fully committed to the re-development of Port Castries with the view of transforming it into a modern shopping plaza for cruise passengers, visitors and locals.

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Press Secretary reponds to news story on Commissioner Francois

A statement issued from the Office of the Prime Minister has categorically denied reports that Police Commissioner Vernon Francois has been sent of leave.

According to Press Secretary Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel, the attention of the Government of Saint Lucia has been drawn to a story on the online news site, “Caribbean News Now” allegedly written by a “Caribbean News Now Contributor”.

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