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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Local Forensic Scientist Makes Grim Observation on the Recent Discovery of Dead Bodies

A local Forensic Scientist has made a grim observation regarding the recent discovery of dead bodies on the island.

Mr. Louis Murray cited, in particular, the inability of the authorities to identify a corpse which was found mid April in a bushy area near the Marisule Beach.

He says that the delay and the series of incidents could hamper police investigations.

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Police Investigate Incident Involving prominent Government Minister

A Government Minister got himself in hot water with the police in the wee hours of Saturday. This is following an undisclosed incident which reportedly occurred in the island`s north.

A senior police officer told RCI news that, as a result , the government minister was taken into custody by Gros Islet police and later released.

He says that the matter is still under investigation. 

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Chef Nina Compton-Miller to be part of Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival
The Saint Lucia Tourist Board continues to dominate the international festival landscape with an ever-expanding menu of offerings for its signature showing, the Saint Lucia Jazz& Arts Festival.

already included in the lineup, is Saint Lucia’s official Culinary Ambassador, Chef Nina Compton-Miller. Nina will delight festival goers with demonstrations and tastings as part of the festival’s main stage at the Pigeon Island National Landmark.

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SLASPA Comments On Warning from Carnival Cruises
Officials at the St Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority say a threat by Carnival Cruises to refrain from returning to St. Lucia, if their request to berth at La Place Carenage is not met, should not a cause for concern.

The notice which has been circulating indicates that Carnival has made a request to berth ( 3 & 4) at La Place Carenage instead of (1 & 2) Pointe Seraphine.

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LUCELEC Employees Make Charitable Donation
Five employees from the St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) Generation Department, recently made a charitable donation to the St Benedict Centre at Morne Fortune.

The five employees gave of their time to bring a needed face lift to the Centre. The clean-up and beautification exercise was held over a two day period. The project included a pressure washing and paint job on the entire premises.

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Jazz Finalé Launches
The second annual Jazz Finalé hosted by Vieux-Fort Mouvman Ansanm (VFMA) launched today Wednesday May 7th, 2014 at the Kimatri Hotel in Vieux-Fort.

The Vieux-Fort Mouvman Ansanm is a community based group with the mission to build, strengthen and/or expand the knowledge base, abilities, capacities, skills, creative talents and the collaborative spirit of individuals and groups, for the continual improvement in community development and social advancement of the Vieux-Fort area.

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St. Lucian Fashion Pioneer Vincent McDoom Critiques Hot Couture Event
A St. Lucian pioneer in the fashion industry has described the staging of the 2nd Annual Hot Couture fashion event as “messy” and lacking direction.

Mr Vincent McDoom, who was a front runner at the first staging of the fashion forward event, is among those who have joined the chorus of reviews circulating about this year’s run way event.

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Resistance to Antibiotics Now A Major Global Threat
Resistance to antibiotics is now a “major global threat” to public health, with “devastating” implications likely unless significant action is taken urgently.

That’s according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), which analysed data from 114 countries and said resistance was occurring “in every region of the world.”

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Caribbean At Risk from Tsunami
The Caribbean could be at risk from a mega-tsunami that scientists warn could devastate coastlines from Florida to Brazil following a volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands.

The monster wave generated by part of a mountain collapsing into the sea would be the biggest ever recorded and would be an unstoppable force, travelling at speeds of up to 500mph.

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Tonight! Saint Lucia 'Hot' Couture
St. Lucians are in for a major surprise when organizers of the fashion forward Hot Couture put on an art extravaganza this evening.

The event which is into its second year will be held at the Johnsons Centre in Rodney Bay, where according to the Artistic Director Mae Wayne, work has been ongoing non-stop to transform the space into a spectacular venue for patrons.

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Saint Lucia National Trust Observes International Day for Monuments
“We in the Caribbean must exploit our rich heritage for our souls, our children’s sake, for the world and for the huge economic potential they have”, so said Senator Henry Fraser, the key note speaker at the Saint Lucia National Trust’s (SLNT) inaugural Trust Pioneers Lecture series.

The event was staged as part of the Trust’s activities to mark International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day under the distinguished auspices of the Governor General of Saint Lucia and Patron of the Trust, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy.

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Saltibus Road Repair to be Completed Today
Motorists traversing the Saltibus road are expected to have a smoother experience as potholing works being conducted by the Ministry of Infrastructure on that road are expected to be completed today.  

The project which has been described as challenging in the initial stages by the Engineering Assistant at the Ministry of Infrastructure Vaughan Edwin, began on April 10th.

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St. Lucia’s Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy Delivers Throne Speech at House of Assembly
St. Lucia’s Governor General has urged for the country to maintain its resolve as it struggles to remain afloat amid the rough economic tide.

Dame Pearlette made the call earlier today while delivering the Throne Speech in the House of Assembly.

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Authorities Investigate Theft of Water Resource Management Agency
Bandits have made off with another important piece of equipment which was being used by the Water Resource Management Agency again.

Authorities say the rain gauge equipment which had been installed in an area at the George the 5th Park in Castries for over a century, was stolen on Friday morning.

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Top Chef Finalist Nina Compton-Miller to be part of Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival
Internationally renowned chef and finalist in Bravo’s Top Chef Reality show Nina Compton-Miller arrived in Saint Lucia yesterday, Sunday May 4th to a hero’s welcome and in time for the grand finale of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival.
 
Nina Compton was met at the Hewanorra International airport in the south by a delegation comprising her mom Lady Janice Compton, the Minister of Tourism Lorne Theophilus, Director of Tourism Louis Lewis and other officials of the Ministry of Tourism and the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association, friends and well-wishers.

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 Capella Marina at Marigot Bay Presents 2014 Jazz on the Bay Festival
The Capella Marina at Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia presents the sweet sounds of music and the Caribbean spirit with the 2014 Jazz on the Bay Festival. To coincide with Saint Lucia’s 23rd Annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, visitors and locals alike will celebrate the rich music history of Saint Lucia, dance, spa specials, poetry, arts and crafts and also savor some of the island’s best dishes at the Capella Marina.

Unlike previous years, the free festival will be held over two days, kicking off on Friday, May 2nd from noon to 10:00 pm and Saturday, May 3rd from noon to 10:00 pm, featuring more than 20 musical performances.

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Kassav Set to Perform this Weekend!
Right on the heels of a fiery opening to the St Lucia Jazz Festival, The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation is set to host what is being described as the most electrifying fringe event in the West Coast town.

On Thursday May 1st the mini stadium in Soufriere is expected to come alive as the well loved Zouk Band Kassav, enthuses patrons with their music.

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Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival Opens Tonight!
With more than 65 musical performances, art showcases, and a couture fashion show, the 23rd annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival will have travellers moving and shaking across the island.

The 12-day celebration kicks off on this evening at the People’s Auditorium at the Mindoo Philip Park, and runs through May 11th featuring a series of “festivals-within-the-festival,” infused with local culture, talent and cuisine.

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Residents Concerned at State of the Island's Roads
The Water and Sewerage Company is being accused on shoddy work on sections of the island’s roads following repairs to the company’s mains.

The concern comes from minibus operator Philip Jn Baptiste who opines that the situation puts the lives and safety of motorists and passengers at risk.

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Public Voices Concern at the Increasing Crime Rate in St. Lucia
A constitutional rights attorney has lamented the failure of local authorities to get a handle on the crime situation here. The concern comes as the island recorded its 12th homicide for 2014 and the many cases which continue to remain unsolved

Mr. Martinus Francois notes that the police force is powerless to deal with the level of crime in St Lucia.

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