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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Carnival Stakeholder Speaks on Struggling Festival
A Veteran Carnival Stakeholder has provided some free advice which he believes will help the struggling festival find a strong footing.

Carnival Stakeholders have been forced to make several adjustments in the plans for the hosting of the 2014 Festival, which have so far resulted in the cancellation of a major tent and cutbacks for other events.

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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny Anthony Delivers Address
An address to the nation delivered by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony on Tuesday night has ended weeks of speculation and debate on how government’s plant to arrest the slide in the local economy.

In his statement Dr. Anthony highlighted the gravity of Saint Lucia's economic position and disclosed Government's proposal to the public sector unions.

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2014 Carnival Opening Controversy
Controversy is brewing over who will foot the bill following an announcement of the date for the Opening of Carnival 2014.

The cash largest cultural festival has been plagued with financial woes which have been compounded this year with the cuts in the budget and the absence of a subvention for the various calypso tents.

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No Performances this Year for Ambassadors Calypso Tent
Further to its previous Release and following much consultation in-house, the Management of the AMBASSADORS CALYPSO TENT wishes to advise, most regrettably, that the Tent will not be staging any performances this year.

In a statement released today, the Tent says it is not in a position at this time to properly present to the calypso-loving public of St. Lucia the quality product that they have grown accustomed to expecting and receiving from its calypsonians

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Banking Sector Comes Under Heavy Criticism for Failure to Assist in Stemming the Economic Downturn
The Banking Sector in St Lucia has come under heavy criticism from a Former Government Minister for what he says is its failure to stem the economic downturn in a meaningful way.

According to the former Health Minister who lived in Canada for some time, while many sectors are being asked to make sacrifices that will help to stabilize the economic situation, banks have done little to assist the cause.

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Grant Fund for Children with Disabilities Launches
The Saint Lucia Labour Party Administration has kept yet another promise to provide financial support for “differently- abled” children.

The Grant Fund for Children with Disabilities, which was first announced by Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, in the 2013/2014 Budget Statement, was launched on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Vieux Fort.

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Ministry of Creative Industries fights Conflict of Interest in Music Industry
The kid gloves are off, as a top official in the Ministry of Creative Industries fights what he says is a clear conflict of interest that is costing one group of people in the local music industry.

Consultant in the Ministry of Creative Industries Christopher Hunte says while debate on the amount of airplay for local music has fizzled out, he points to a new culture which he says is placing some artistes at a major disadvantage.

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Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited Issues Recall
A voluntary product recall has been issued by the Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited.

The notice comes after internal quality checks revealed high levels of carbon dioxide in bottles of Piton Shandy Ginger.

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Government of Saint Lucia Discusses Cruise Ship Employment Programme
The Government of Saint Lucia has provided more details on the Cruise Ship Employment Programme.  Since the announcement of this programme in the 2014/2015 Budget Statement, many unemployed youth from across the island have expressed a desire to take advantage of this opportunity.

On Tuesday, June 2, 2014, officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and the Saint Lucia Development Bank disclosed the details of this new initiative. Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr. Alison Plummer, says the success of the pilot phase was the driving force behind the expansion of this programme.  

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Corinth Secondary School Wins Debate on Topic “Is Punishment Abuse”
A team from the Corinth Secondary School emerged winners when four finalists in a debating competition on the topic “Is Punishment Abuse” faced off against each other last week

The event formed part of the third anniversary celebrations for the New Beginnings Transit Home.

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Resident at Cornerstone Humanitarian Society Alleges Abusive Behaviour by Staffers
Accusations have been leveled at one staffer at the Cornerstone Humanitarian Society suggesting a growing trend of physical abuse particularly against the elderly residents there.

The complaint is being raised by one ward, who bore marks of violence on his person. He claimed that he had suffered at the hands of the male staff, and that he is not the only one.

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Repair Works to Begin in the South of the Island
Efforts are underway to provide relief to motorists and other road users in the South of the island.

This comes following an agreement which was signed by Ministry of Infrastructure officials and L Caribbean Construction Inc.

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Revenge of the Nerds Tomorrow!
The Revenge of the Nerds is expected to take place tomorrow night, when the Socalypso Revue launches its offerings for the 2014 calypso season.

Describing the tent as the underdog in calypso circles, Tent leader Gene Leonce says the series of concerts which will take place under the Theme Revenge of the Nerds, is fitting.

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 Manmay La Kay Folk Band set to perform at the Violin Festival in Seattle
One St Lucian folk group is set to be in the spotlight on the international stage, as efforts continue here to grow the Creative Industries.

The Manmay La Kay Folk Band of St. Lucia will be representing the island at a Violin Festival in Seattle, today.   

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Ministry Hosts 2 Day Workshop on Improving the Quality of Care for People with Diabetes in St Lucia
The Ministry of Health Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization will be hosting two day workshops on Improving the Quality of Care for People with Diabetes in St Lucia.

This workshop is serves as a follow up to give feedback on the use of the Chronic Care Passport which was piloted in St Lucia between 2009 and 2012 and to also introduce a new version of the document.

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View Fort Intensifies Fight to Reduce the Spread of Chikungunya Virus
The fight to reduce the spread of Chikungunya in the constituency of Vieux-Fort North has intensified, with the mobilization of school children, teachers and parents.

Starting today Parliamentary Representative for Vieux-Fort North Moses Jn. Baptiste is leading a team of volunteers to all Primary Schools where over 600 flyers on the dreaded Chickungunya will be distributed.

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Findings on Economic Impact Assessment on the Contribution of Carnival Seems Promising
The findings, so far, of an Economic Impact Assessment on the contribution of Carnival to the local economy has been described as promising.

That’s according to the Consultant in the Creative Industries Ministry Christopher Hunte who brought the survey which was conducted during the second half of 2013 into focus.

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Frogs with Mouths Sewn Shut Found Near High Court
Despite negative reaction to a startling discovery near the High Court on Tuesday, one local lobbyist has pointed to a positive.

This comes after reports that two dead frogs with their moths sewn were found outside of the building, prompting suggestions that it may have been a signature obeya ritual, intended to pervert the course of justice.

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Saint Lucia Mourns Passing of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.

Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as a professor of American Studies since 1982.

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Human Skeleton Found Near Choiseul
Officers attached to the Choiseul Police Station are investigating the discovery of a human skeleton which was found in an isolated and forested area between Reunion and Caffiere, Choiseul. The discovery was made late yesterday afternoon by a resident from Caffiere, Choiseul.

The skeleton was transported to the Victoria Hospital Mortuary. DNA testing will be done to determine the identity of this individual. The officers are working closely with a particular family from Choiseul to determine whether the skeleton is that of a 38 year old family member.

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