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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Mr. Emmanuel Neville Cenac Appointed Governor General of Saint Lucia
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has announced that Her Majesty The Queen was pleased to approve the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Neville Cenac as the new Governor General of Saint Lucia, effective 1st January 2018. Mr. Cenac is a former elected MP for the constituency of Laborie, has previously served as Saint Lucia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and also served as President of the Senate.

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Google to Move Finances to Bermuda Company

Tech giant Google is said to have moved €15.9 billion (US$19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving billions of dollars in taxes that year.

Quoting regulatory filings in the Netherlands, news agency Bloomberg reported that the amount was seven per cent higher than the year before.

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St. Lucia Set for Food and Rum Festival
St Lucian spirits and cuisine are expected to feature prominently when the Food and Rum festival opens here from January 12th to 14th.   The hi...

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Police News
A post mortem examination was conducted on the body of Terhanz St. Marie, a 23 year old resident of Balata, Babonneau.   The examination condu...

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ECCO Advises Members of Delay in Royalty Payment

The Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for Music Rights (ECCO) Inc. wishes to advise its members of the delay in payment of royalties originally scheduled for the final quarter of 2017.

 

According to a statement issued by the organization the delay is as a result of several reconciliation actions which must be completed before any royalty disbursements can be made. It adds that the reality is that the process has been well established and cannot be bypassed.

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03
A New Governor General has been Appointed for St. Lucia

A new Governor General has been appointed, but St Lucians will have to wait a bit longer before government can confirm whether the reports of a replacement for Dame Pearlette Louisy are true.

 

Reports suggest that Neville Cenac has been selected to succeed Dame Pearlette Louisy who demitted office on December 31st, after serving in the position for 20 years.

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Police Report a Quiet Festive Season over the New Year
The St Lucian public has come in for high praise as Police report a quiet festive season over the new year period between December 31st and January 2nd. The disclosure comes from Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations Frances Henry, who was on duty during the Assou Square Activities in Castries.

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Police News

Two St. Lucians are currently in police custody assisting with investigations into the shooting death of two non-nationals, according to a law enforcement source.

 

The incident occurred on Sunday, December 31st, sometime after 8 p.m. on the St. Jude Highway in Vieux-Fort.

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Office of the Governor General Denies Reports of Dame Pearlette Louisy's Retirement

The office of the Governor General has denied reports that Dame Pearlette Louisy is set to retire by December 17th.

This follows reports of the resignation that first surfaced here in April when Prime Minister Allen Chastanet refused to be drawn on the matter. He would however note that it is ‘very unusual’ to have a Governor General in the position for such a long time.

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Local Partners Await the Arrival of the First Vessels in ARC

Local partners involved in the Atlantic Ally for Cruisers race are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first vessels in the nautical voyage, with a packed program of activities.

Spearheading the welcoming party for the sailors is the St Lucia Yacht Club which has planned among other activities an extempo night and a beach fun day in early December.

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St. Lucia Government Initiates the Christmas Stimulus Programme

The government is moving to provide a short term financial reprieve for several thousand unskilled workers ahead of the Christmas season.

The announcement comes from the island’s Minister for Equity Lenard Montoute, who informed that the government has initiated Christmas Stimulus Programme that will offer people jobs in the various constituencies.

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Hewanorra International Airport Expansion Among Topics Being Debated at Upper House

The Airport Redevelopment Project was among the major topics being debated in the Upper House today, as government seeks to borrow 400 million dollars to fund the expansion of the Hewanorra International Airport.

Among Senators supporting the bill was Mauricia Thomas Francis who appealed for government to be swift about redevelopment thrust.

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EU includes St. Lucia on Blacklist for Tax Haven Countries

A local Chartered Accountant has reacted with surprise to a report suggesting that St Lucia is among other world countries that have been blacklisted by the European Union on its first list of tax havens.

Barbados and South Korea are also on the list of 17 territories with the EU regulations on Tax havens.

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Civil Status Registry Inadvertently Closes Due to Disruption to the Operations of Both Offices

Operations return to normal after the sudden suspension of services at the Civil Status Registry and Office of the Adjudicator.

The Civil Status Registry and the Office of the Adjudicator inadvertently remained closed for the better part of Tuesday, December 5, 2017. This, after an electrical fault resulted in temporary disruption to the operations of both offices.

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Annoucement: Urgent Care Services Moved from Soufriere Hospital to the Etangs Wellness Centre

Medical officials have issued a public reminder that 24 hour urgent care services which were being delivered at the Soufriere hospital have now been moved to the Etangs Wellness Centre.

This comes in the aftermath of a major fire that has rendered the facility inoperable.

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December Festivals to Open this Weekend

The December Festivals opened this weekend with the staging of the Lantern competition at the National Cultural Centre, a showing that organizers have described as impressive.

That's according to Marketing officer at the CDF Medalese Breene who noted an increase in the number of new junior entrants in the contest this year.

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 Another Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Soufriere Hospital Structure

The Soufriere Hospital was again the scene of another fire within one month, this time causing extensive structural damage and the loss of vital pieces of equipment and supplies.

The incident occurred on December 7th, nearly four weeks after a section of the facility was damaged on 9th November 2017.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Cecil Moise, consequent to a vehicular accident which occurred on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, about 9:55 p.m. along the Bexon Highway, Cul de Sac.

Cecil Moise, a sixty eight (68) year old resident of Marc, Bexon, was commuting along the said highway, on foot, when a collision, involving the mentioned pedestrian and a motorcar, occurred. Cecile Moise was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital via ambulance, where he succumbed, about 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, 29 November, 2017, due to injuries sustained.

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Fuel Prices Remain Unchanged in St. Lucia

The Public is 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 price of gasoline (unleaded) remains unchanged.

The retail price for LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders, diesel, and Kerosene have been changed. The price changes take effect from Monday, November 27, 2017:

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a report of Aggravated Burglary at the Corinth Secondary School.

On Wednesday November 22, 2017 about 3:00 am, Officers attached to Criminal Investigations Department, Gros Islet, responded to a report of Burglary at the Corinth Secondary School, Gros Islet.

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