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.
Officials Confirm Possible Recurrence of Sargassum Seaweed
Officials Confirm Possible Recurrence of Sargassum Seaweed
Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer Mr. Thomas Nelson sought to provide clarity on the ecological role of the macro-algae.
Concerned Parent Reacts to Musical Content Aired at Sporting Events
Concerned Parent Reacts to Musical Content Aired at Sporting Events
Mr. Alexander stated that his protestations were met with an order to be ejected from the sporting activity.
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Over Two Thousand Registered Students to Take Common Entrance Exams Today

Over two thousand registered grade six students from primary schools around the island are taking the common entrance exam today in what education officials believe has been a smooth exercise.

Testing and measurement officer responsible for Common Entrance in the Ministry of Education Dorson Ragunanan, notes that there have been no reports major issues reaching the department.

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Police News

Three men have been apprehended by police when they were caught in the ceiling of the First District Court administrative building today in a foiled robbery attempt.

According to the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Justice Department Sonia Monrose, she was informed of the break in early Tuesday morning.

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Trinidad's Government Commended for Raising Legal Age of Marriage

The Government of Trinidad has received the applause of regional analyst Peter Wickham following a unanimous decision in that country’s parliament that has outlawed child marriage.

Wickham is pleased with what he calls a bold step that puts an end to a sinister and nasty practice of marrying off young girls at the age of 12.

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Saint Lucia's Department of Statistics Records Decrease in Unemployment Rate

The Government of Saint Lucia says it is encouraged by the latest figures released by the Department of Statistics which show a decrease in the unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2017 and has renewed its commitment to help create an environment to continue this trend.

According to the figures, when compared to the same quarter (January to March) in 2016 the unemployment rate has decreased from 22.1 percent to 20.1 percent. The report shows that Saint Lucia has seen increased activity in the areas of tourism, accommodation and food service activities as well as increased employment in construction, financial services, education and manufacturing.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 27 year old Corinth resident. According to the Police Press Relations Officer Gregory Alexander, the death of Shem Cherry also known as snake oil is being treated as a homicide.

Meanwhile police investigations have also opened into the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Wednesday June 7th along the Castries/Gros Islet highway.

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Local Organisation Comment on Recent Reports of Abuse Against Women

Female parliamentarians are under fire from a local lobbyist group for their failure to speak forcefully against the abuses that St Lucian women are subjected to.

Raise Your Voice Secretary Catherine Sealys has made the observation in the wake of several pornographic videos where women are exposed for the purpose of what she believes is embarrassment and ridicule.

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Preparations Underway for Common Entrance Exams

Preparations for the Common Entrance are on schedule ahead of the June 13th exam.

Word of this comes from the Registrar of Exams in the Ministry of Education Carmelita Matthew when over two thousand primary school students will be undergo the academic testing requirement for entry into secondary school.

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West Indies Set to Play Against Afganistan in Three Match Series

West Indies Cricket team will come up against Afganistan and Pakistan in a three match ODI series which set to open in St Lucia on Friday this week.

According to the Marketing and Communications Manager for the West Indies Cricket Board Carols Beckford, the players are already on island ahead of the games scheduled for the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.

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LIAT Pilots are On Strike!

As a result the airline has advised the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA).

In the ongoing negotiations for higher wages, which includes the operation of the ATR aircraft, the pilots have taken action to refuse to fly the ATR 72 aircraft until an agreement is reached.

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Contraband Recovered at Bordelais Correctional Facility

A total of two hundred and fifty-six (256) pieces of contraband were recovered during A comprehensive search conducted at the Bordelais Correctional Facility for contraband and other illegal substances.

The discovery included blades, Cannabis, lighters, weapons, chargers, phones, batteries, sim cards, pocket books, screws, nails, staple gun, chisel, tobacco, silver, and a phone case.

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Saint Lucia to Observe World Environment Day

Saint Lucia joins the rest of the world in recognizing World Environment Day on June 5th, with a message from the island’s Minister for Sustainable Development.

Focusing on the theme Connecting People to Nature, Dr Gale Rigobert called on the public to recognize the uniqueness and the value of the natural beauty of the island and its fragility. She added that giving due consideration to the pillars of sustainable development, becomes more challenging with the onslaught of climate change and the many environmental hazards that facing the island.

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St. Lucia Government Celebrates its First Year in Office

As the government celebrates its first year in office the Opposition St Lucia Labour Party says not much has changed since the June 6th general election.

The shortcomings of the United Workers Party government were highlighted when the opposition staged a political meeting in Laborie over the weekend.

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Sandals Acquire St. Lucia Golf Club

Sports Administrator Joseph Reds Pereira has welcomed the acquisition of the St Lucia Golf Club by Sandals Resorts International.

Pereira says for a long time the membership of the golf club had lost its vibrancy due to the exorbitant membership fees that made that facility exclusive.

He remarked that the stagnant environment has hurt the membership of the golf club and the golf association. Pereira believes that under new management the golf course can attract fresh markets and increased business.

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Pass Road off the Castries - Gros Islet Highway to Re-Open

The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy has informed the motoring and general public that the By Pass Road located off the Castries – Gros Islet Highway near the Bois d Orange Bridge will be re-opened effective 12th June 2017.

The road will be opened for vehicles proceeding southbound from Gros Islet and there will be NO RIGHT TURN allowed for vehicles northbound unto the By Pass Road.

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South Calypso Tent Set to Open

The South Calypso Tent is set to open with what organizers say are eleven electrifying performances from both seasoned and new acts.

The event opens on Saturday June 3rd under the theme Long Live Calypso at the national Cultural Centre.

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Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority to Remove Bins in Several Communities

The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority is seeking the co-operation of the general public as it undertakes the permanent removal of communal bins from the roadsides in several communities.

Removal of the bins has been deemed necessary in light of the widespread poor solid waste management practices and non-compliance associated with the bins, as well as the health risk posed to residents in certain areas.

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US President Trump Announces Exit of the Paris Climate Agreement

A former Minister for Sustainable Development in the St Lucia Labour Party administration says the decision by United States President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Climate Change Paris Agreement is not surprising, but disappointing.

President Trump announced Thursday that his administration will exit the Paris climate agreement fulfilling a campaign promise and satisfying strong Republican opposition to the global climate deal. The Paris Climate Agreement is a pact between nearly 200 nations to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to fight climate change.

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NIC's Annual "Sneaker Day" Set for June 28

The National Insurance Corporation is taking the lead in getting workers to become more active.

It is being done through the second annual National Sneaker Day, in intended to improve the well being of workers throughout the island.

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Take Over Village Opens

The Take Over Village opened the 2017 calypso season on a high at the national Cultural Centre.

According to organizers, the event exceeded expectations as a bumper crowd showed up to sample what has been described as a good balance of new offerings from some of the more established names in Kaiso as well as that of up and coming artistes.

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Two St Lucians Added to West Indies Squad

Veteran Cricket commentator Joseph Reds Perierra has commented on news that two more St Lucian youngsters have been named on the West Indies squad.

Lee Solomon of the Corinth Secondary School and Gevin Serieux of the Micoud Secondary School have been named on the West Indies Under 16 squad in the England Tour.

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