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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Nine Year Old Nurses Wounds in Babonneau Over Food

A fight over a piece of chicken has left a nine year old boy nursing a cutlass wound to the head.

The boy was struck with a cutlass across the head by his five year old brother in an apparent fight over a piece of chicken, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times.

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Sandals Resort Cop Top Prizes at 2018 Travvy Award

On the heels of what promises to be a year of robust growth and development for Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia, the brand continued to set new standards in the industry, copping five top prizes at the 2018 Travvy Awards, as selected by travel agents from across North America.

Leading the way was Sandals Grande Antigua which won a gold Travvy award for Best All-Inclusive Adult/Couples Resort in the Caribbean/ Bahamas.

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Castries Market to Undergo Major Rehabilitation Work

The Castries Market will, in the coming months, undergo some major rehabilitation in keeping with government’s overall redevelopment plan for the city of Castries.

Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet, in articulating the government’s plan to develop the city, said the Castries market forms part of that plan, and that improvements to the decades-old facility are long overdue. Built in 1891, the Castries market is well known by locals and visitors alike for food, souvenirs and craft.

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LUCELEC Advises Customers to Exercise Caution and Call Customer Service Department Before Allowing Anyone Access to Premises

It has been reported to the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) that individuals are presenting themselves to business establishments and/or people’s homes as LUCELEC employees and requesting permission to access their premises to conduct meter inspections or any work on behalf of LUCELEC (including surveys).

LUCELEC would like to advise all customers that instances where LUCELEC employees and contractors would need to get into a building to carry out any work are rare. Most of LUCELEC’s work stops at the electricity meter. The company statement adds that anyone presenting himself or herself to your place of business or home as a LUCELEC employee should always be asked to show the appropriate LUCELEC picture identification.

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Derek Walcott Lecture Opens at the Cultural Centre

The Derek Walcott Lecture entitled A Playwright’s journey from Castries to Boston and Back opens at the Cultural Centre this evening.

Taking place as part of activities on the Nobel Laureate Festival calendar, organizers are hoping for a spirited debate which will follow the lecture Presentation.

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More Police News

As police investigations continue into a case of suspected suicide, relatives are expressing sadness at the discovery of the body.

Edward Pierre says he discovered the body of his relative Claire Joseph hanging from a tree on Sunday.

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Police News

Police are investigating the discovery of a male body at Cantonement, Vieux Fort last night. The discovery was made around 8:30pm.

The death has been deemed suspicious, law enforcement sources tell St Lucia Times.

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National Archives Authority of Saint Lucia Stage Exhibition Featuring the Work of Female Artists

The National Archives Authority of Saint Lucia has announced the staging of an exhibition featuring the works of women artists as it contribution to the annual celebration of Nobel Laureate Festival.

According to National Archivist, Mrs. Margot Thomas Many St Lucian women artists go unrecognized and unrewarded, and as a result remain unknown to the public, in making the announcement recently.

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Police News

Police are reporting success in their crack down on crime following a series of joint operations conducted simultaneously in various communities in the Northern Division on Monday this week.

One such operation, was conducted was along the Millennium Highway, during which time, thirty nine tickets were issued, one stolen motorcar recovered, five motorcars and one motorcycle were impounded.

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West Indies Under 19 Team Kocked Out in Tournament

Supporters of the West Indies Under 19 team had their hopes of victory dashed as the youngsters were knocked out of the tournament.

Sports administrator, Joseph Reds Pereira, who has been following the team, shares his thoughts on its world cup performance.

Pereira believes that the crop of players selected for the Under 19 team did not measure up to their predecessors. But he says while it is a disappointment, there is time to grow and make improvements.

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Police News

Police sources have disclosed that while the matter is currently being investigated by officials attached to the Vulnerable Persons Unit, the probe has been stalled.

It appears that the female student who has been uncooperative with investigators is receiving psychological assistance from counselors at the Department of Human Services.

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Raise Your Voice St. Lucia Speaks on Revenge Porn Video Featuring Secondary School Students Circulating on Island

The latest release of a revenge porn video featuring secondary school students has been generating a stir on social media as well as advocacy groups here.

This is due to what is believed to be the involuntary participation of a female student who is apparently being forced into performing a sex act on a male counterpart while being filmed by another individual.

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Walcott House Reopens for Nobel Laureate Festival

The Walcott House has reopened as part of activities to celebrate this year’s observance of Nobel Laureate Festival.

As part of the program, a special feature of never before seen sketches and drawings by Sir Derek from the “Sancha Gaspard Walcott Collection” will be on display. These works have sat untouched for more than a decade and provide more insights into his dexterity in the medium of watercolor.

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Governor General Sir Neville Cenac Addresses Saint Lucia

The newly installed Governor General Sir Neville Cenac had a message of peace and unity for St Lucians.

It came during his address to those present at the Parliament Chambers on Friday as he re-introduced himself to the people of the country.

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Soufriere Businessman Robbed at Gunpoint

A Soufriere businessman, identified as Aloysius Hippolyte, was robbed at gunpoint around 2 am Thursday.

The incident occurred outside the businessman’s home.

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Fuel Prices Remain Unchanged in St. Lucia

The Public is being notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail prices of kerosene, as well as the LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed.

However, the retail prices for unleaded gasoline and diesel remain unchanged. The price changes took effect on Monday, January 8, 2018:

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Tsunami Advisory Issued for Caribbean and Central America has been Cancelled
A tsunami advisory issued for parts of the Caribbean and Central America was cancelled late last night, but fears continue to linger in the region. The advisory was issued following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Honduras early Tuesday night.

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Saint Lucia National Workers Uniona and First Citizens Bank Signs First Industrial Agreement
The National Workers Union (NWU) and the Management of First Citizens Bank Ltd. have signed their first industrial agreement. Clerical and technical workers employed with the financial institution will benefit from a seven percent (7%) general wage increase with back pay from February 2016.

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Saint Lucia National Youth Council Express Concern on Crime Rate on Island

The National Youth Council has expressed strong concern about the crime rate in St Lucia following the unprecedented number of homicides registered for 2017.

 

The issue was among talking points when the organization met with the media at a news conference today.

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Minibus Drivers Threaten to Withdraw Services to the South of the Island
Minibus drivers on the 2H route are threatening to withdraw their services to the public if their demands for infrastructure officials to pay immediate attention to the deplorable road conditions in the south of the island, are not met.

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