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.
Students Reel From News of the Tragic Deaths of Members of the Spartan Fraternity
Students Reel From News of the Tragic Deaths of Members of the Spartan Fraternity
Students and administrative officials of Spartan Health Sciences University in Vieux Fort are reeling from news of the unexpected and tragic deaths of three members of the Spartan Fraternity.
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Individuals Express Food Safety Concerns Following Reports of the Emergence of Plastic Produce

The emergence of what is being described as plastic cheese on the regional market has fuelled food safety fears among St Lucians.

This follows reports of plastic rice and cabbage as well as other food products which consumers are now exposed to.

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Police News

One man was rushed to the hospital Saturday after a masked gunman in a vehicle opened fire at him on Grass Street, eyewitnesses have reported.

According to information obtained by the Times, the shooting occurred at around 2:55 pm.

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Artistes Selected for the Semi Finals and Finals of the Calypso and Soca Competitions have been Named

Artistes who have successfully advanced to the Semi Finals and Finals of the Calypso and Soca Competitions have been named.

According to Marketing and sponsorship officer at Events St Lucia Leila Williams, this past weekend saw the culmination of the Calypso Quarter Final competitions among the South, Ambassadors Calypso Tent and the TOT Village. All tents presented a fantastic showing with patrons commenting on the high standard and quality of the songs presented in 2017.

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St Lucians Demonstrate Support for Class Action Suit Against Telecommunications Company FLOW

Dozens of St Lucians have demonstrated support for a class action suit against telecommunications company FLOW.

This comes following a call which was issued by local advocate Darnley Lebourne during RCI’s Newsspin program on Friday last week, amid hundreds of connectivity complaints from St Lucians in the last few months.

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PAHO Reports of an Outbreak of Conjunctivitis in Five Member States

The Pan America Health Organization (PAHO) has reported an outbreak of conjunctivitis in five of its member states and is urging countries including St Lucia to increase surveillance to prevent the spread of the disease.

Conjunctivitis is more commonly referred to as “red eye” in St Lucia. According to PAHO outbreaks have been reported in the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Brazil, Guadeloupe, and Martinique.

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St. Lucia Observes World Public Service Day

Public servants in St Lucia will on Friday join their counterparts around the globe in the observance of World Public Service Day.

This day was designated to recognize three important roles of the Public Service, including celebrating the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlighting the contribution of public service in the development process and recognize the work of public servants; and encouraging young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

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CEO of St. Lucia's CIP Unit Sent on Administrative Leave

The CEO at the CIP Unit has been sent on administrative leave.

Reliable sources had informed on Wednesday that Mrs Cindy McLean had been fired from the position. She was ordered on leave yesterday afternoon, however the duration of the administrative leave has not been disclosed.

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Organizers of the Soufriere Carnival Receive Support from Business Sector

Organizers of the Soufriere Carnival are getting support for reveller participation from the business sector in staging the community leg of the festival.

It comes in the form of a recommendation by the St Lucia Chamber of Commerce, encouraging the corporate community to allow time off from work for individuals who have signed up with bands in the Soufriere carnival.

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Recipients of the Young Leaders Queens Award Travel to England

The father on one of the recipients of the Young Leaders Queens Award is beaming with pride after his son left the island for England on the Weekend.

Darnley Le Bourne who is the father of 18 year old Ajani Lebourne boasts that his son has been blazing his own trail and is a shining example of a model citizen to his counterparts.

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American Heart Association Releases a Report Advising Against the Use of Coconut Oil

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.

The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL ("bad") cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials.

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More Police News

Police are investigating the discovery of a body of a man at Caye Mange, Gros Islet, Wednesday morning.

Law enforcement sources told the Times that the body was discovered in a drain in the community.

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Police News

Police have confirmed reports of a shooting in the north of the island which has left a motorcyclist nursing a gunshot wound.

It is reported that the injured man may be in his late twenties or early thirties. He was travelling to Castries when a white Corolla pulled up with two men inside. They were both wearing masks and opened fire in the direction of the motorcyclist.

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Government Moves ahead with Plans to relocate the Cultural Development Foundation and the National Cultural Centre

A series of site visits have been scheduled for Friday this week as government moves ahead with plans to relocate the Cultural Development Foundation and the National Cultural Centre.

The disclosure was made by St Lucia’s Minister for Culture Fortuna Belrose as she addressed reporters during the Cabinet briefing on Monday.

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Twelve Saint Lucians Recognized on the Queen's Birthday

Twelve Saint Lucians have been recognized for their outstanding contributions on the occasion of the Queen’s Birthday.

Among those being honoured is St Lucian cricket all rounder Daren Sammy for Services to Sports, Teddyson John for services to music, Peter Josie for services to agriculture and Dr Martin Didier for services to health.

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St. Lucia's Roots and Soul Festival Draws to a Close

The just concluded Roots and Soul Festival which was held over the weekend has drawn mixed reviews.

Among those commenting on the event is the Public Relations Officer on the Reggae Association of St Lucia Aaron Alexander who praised the Government for its decision to highlight what he describes as wholesome music.

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MET Services Director Clarifies Information which Suggests that a Weather System is Approaching St. Lucia

The director of MET Services has set the record straight on information suggesting that a weather system is approaching St Lucia.

Venantius Descartes notes that while the island is expected to experience some periods of inclement weather, St Lucia is not in the path of the system and is not expected to be affected until late this evening into Tuesday morning.

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Roseau Fire Leaves Two Homeless

A fire at Roseau has left two persons homeless, according to the Saint Lucia Fire Service.

Thursday’s fire occurred at around 11:30 am and is currently under investigation. The fire destroyed a wooden house.

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Castries Mayor Warns Food Establishments on Improper Disposal

The Mayor of Castries has warned food establishments in the city about the improper disposal of fat and the need for installation and maintenance of grease traps.

These observations were made while the Mayor, along with officials from his office, participated in a walk-through of the capital on Monday morning.

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More Police News

An ex-convict is in police custody in connection with a rape investigation at Choiseul, law enforcement sources have disclosed.

The ex-convict is accused of dragging a twenty-two year old mentally challenged woman into some bushes and forcing himself on her. A report was filed with police on Monday following the alleged encounter.

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Officials Investigate Fire which Destroyed Restaurant in the North

Officials at the St Lucia Fire Service are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire that destroyed a restaurant in the north of the island.

Jacques Waterfront Dining, a restaurant in Gros Islet, was destroyed by fire this morning.

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