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