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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National Ozone Unit to Inspect Imported Items at Sea Ports during Christmas Season

The protection of Saint Lucian citizens, visitors and the environment from the harmful effects of toxic Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) continues to receive top priority on the national agenda.

As such the National Ozone Unit in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology is intensifying inspections of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), refrigerants and their products weekly until the end of the festive season.

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Marchand Community Center Earmarked for Special Project

As part of the Government of Saint Lucia’s impetus to strengthen critical infrastructure on island, the Marchand Community Center has been earmarked as a pilot for the design and implementation project.

The venture is expected to determine appropriate interventions for mitigation and adaption to climate change and the associated effects of intensified wind speeds from hurricanes.

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LIAT Chief Discusses Christmas Holiday Schedule

Regional airline, LIAT, which came under heavy public criticism over its summer schedule, Monday sought to re-assure the travelling public that it would do everything possible to ensure that their journeys are not interrupted during the busy Christmas Season.

The financially strapped airline had blamed the re-fleeting exercise for the August fiasco and that the fleet modernization efforts were continuing with five new ATR aircraft being added so far and two more due to arrive in January 2014.

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The National Council on Public Transportation Speaks on Proposal for an Increase in Bus Fares

The National Council on public transportation is stating its position on a proposal for an increase in bus fares which is expected to take effect some time in January next year.

According to the organization’s Public Relations Officer Linus St Claire, the increase has been a long time coming, but had been delayed for a number of reasons. Among them was a survey which was conducted by a cabinet appointed body which along all routes on the island.

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St. Lucia Receives 1st Boat for Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Sailing Regatta

Pre ARC festivities have opened in St Lucia as the first boat in the ARC plus entered St Lucian waters.

The event is a precursor to the main sailing regatta, Atlantic Rally for Cruisers which starts in Las Palmas Grand Canaria and ends at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Rodney Bay.

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Minister of Agriculture Expresses Concern for Missing Fishermen

The island’s Minister for agriculture has expressed growing concern for two fishermen who have been reported missing.

The men have been lost at sea for some time now and despite a number of efforts to locate the missing fisherfolk, there has been very little success.

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Another Road Fatality Takes Place Over the Weekend

The island has recorded another weekend road accident that has claimed the life of a young man.

Officials report that about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013, The Traffic Department responded to a serious vehicular accident which occurred on the Allan Bouquet Highway, also known as the Union Highway.

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Minibus Operators Reacts to News of Proposed Increase in Fares

Despite the silence of executive members on the National Council on Public Transportation, minibus operators have been reacting to news of a proposed increase in fares.

According to reports the new charges are expected to take effect some time in January of 2015, but several local minibus operators have opposed the move.

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Lantern Competition to Open Soon

The newly rebranded Cultural Development Foundation has announced plans for the hosting of what has been dubbed the December Festivals.

These events include the Lantern Competition, Festival of Carols and Festival of lights, have become traditional celebrations to open the Christmas Season.

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St Lucy’s Home to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

One of the oldest, social service institutions in Saint Lucia is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary next month.

Among activities which have been planned to mark the observance for the St Lucy’s Home, is a fund-raising dinner, which will be held at the Mount of Prayer Coubaril on Friday, 29th November, 2013.

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Number of Cases of Dengue Fever in Saint Lucia Announced

Statistics to reflect the number of cases of Dengue fever cases here have been released.

The figures come from National Epidemiologist in the Ministry of Health Nahum Jn Baptiste, amid an intensive education campaign against the spread of the virus. Mr Jn Baptiste notes that the department has seen an increased number of cases during the rainy season when compared with the same period last year.

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Police Investigate Death of 44 Year Old Male

Officers attached to the Babonneau Police Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 44 year old Peter Florent of Cabiche, Babonneau.

Information indicates that on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 about 3:00 p.m, Florent reported that an individual threw a stone in his direction, hitting him to the back of his head.

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Rituals to Launch Theme and Preview Costumer this Week

As several proposed changes to the island’s largest cultural showpiece take shape, one carnival band is getting set to showcase its portrayals for 2014.

Still triumphant from their 2012 – 2013 Band of the Year victories, Rituals is setting the pace for other bands to follow. 

Seven months prior to Carnival 2014, Rituals is launching its 2014 theme and logo with a costume preview at the Rodney Bay Mall  Fashion Fusion later today at 6.00pm.

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 Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony Thanks Taiwanese Government for their Assistance

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony and his delegation commenced a hectic round of meetings in Taipei, today, when his first meeting was held with officials of the Council of Agriculture and the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF). The session sought to assess cooperation between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Saint Lucia and to explore areas for further collaboration between the two countries.

During the visit to the Council of Agriculture, Prime Minister Anthony thanked the Taiwanese government for the invaluable contribution made to Saint Lucia in the agricultural sector over the years. Dr. Anthony noted the introduction of new fruits, vegetables and flowers as well as the support given by Taiwan in the fight against Black Sigatoka.

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OECS Express Displeasure on Dominican Republic Ruling
Following its meeting in Montserrat on Friday, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority expressed its “collective abhorrence at the 23 September 2013 ruling of the constitutional court of the Dominican Republic that effectively renders stateless, thousands of men, women and children mostly of Haitian descent.”

The Authority, in a communiqué, described the decision of the constitutional court as “repulsive and discriminatory.” 

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RSPF Seeks Public Assistance in Recapturing Escaped Prisoner

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in recapturing 37 year old Sylvester Des Riviere, a prisoner who escaped lawful custody on Sunday, November 24, 2013 whilst being incarcerated at the Rodney Bay Police Station.

Des Riviere is a Barbadian National by birth but was residing at Monchy, Gros Islet. He was arrested by police on November 20, 2013, for the offenses of Possession of a Firearm, Assault of a Police Officer and Threats. He was subsequently charged for the offenses.

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Atlantic Hurricane Season to End Soon

Just 5 days away from the official end of the Atlantic Hurricane season the Director at the National Emergency Management Organization has called for continued vigilance.

Ms Dawn French says while St Lucia has been spared the impact of any major hurricane during the season, storms have been known to form outside of the June to November period. However that as the official season closes, people must continue to guard against other hazards.

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Rally for Chakadan Daniel to take Place this Week

Saint Lucians from all walks of life and in particular the youth have been invited to rally with the family of Chakadan Daniel on Monday and Tuesday, November 25th and 26th respectively.

Chakadan Daniel met his untimely death on November 22nd or 23rd in questionable circumstances while being a prisoner of the state. The case has since sparked sustained interest among St Lucians and within the local, regional and international media.

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Man facing charges of Murder and Attempted Murder

One man of Bexon is facing charges of murder and attempted murder

Police say that on Friday, November 22, 2013, 32 year old James Jacobie, of Ravine Poission, Bexon was charged for the murder of 33 year old Akwaso Francois of Entrepot, Castries and the attempted murder of 27 year old Eva Louis of Monchy, Gros Islet.

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Hon. Dr. James Fletcher Makes Address on Climate Change

Saint Lucia’s Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Hon. James Fletcher, addressed the High Level Segment of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change today and called on the international community to take meaningful action to help save Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Saint Lucia from the dangers of man-made Climate Change.

In his address, Dr. Fletcher stated that while Saint Lucia and other developing countries were taking steps to reduce their reliance on the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming, they “could not be inspired by developed countries that dodged their historical responsibility.

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