French West Indies to Cement Cooperation with Caribbean Countries of the OECS
French West Indies to Cement Cooperation with Caribbean Countries of the OECS
The meeting is organised to provide insight into the Interreg Caraïbes Programme in an effort to better enable project managers to access funding opportunities.
Three Kings Emerge Victorious in the Calypso, Groovy and Power Soca Competitions
Three Kings Emerge Victorious in the Calypso, Groovy and Power Soca Competitions
After an intense bout of competition, three kings emerged victorious in the Calypso, Groovy and Power Soca Competitions leading up to the event.
Researchers Predict Increased Activity in 2018 Hurricane Season
Researchers Predict Increased Activity in 2018 Hurricane Season
Preliminary assessments by international researchers have predicted increased activity in 2018 season with the hurricane season expected to be more devastating than the previous year.
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Musician’s Feast Observes 9th Anniversary this Weekend

Plans are in place for the observance of the ninth anniversary of the Musician’s Feast being celebrated in Barre Du Chauseé in the community of La Croix Maingot tomorrow.

The Friends of Music as the organizers call themselves, say they are very proud of this tradition which started in 2004, where 5 bands played at a popular entertainment spot in the Community called Top 5 Bar.  Since then this celebration has become an event that not only attracts people from the community but from all over the island. 

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United Workers Party Youth Celebrates Universal Children’s Day

The youth arm of the United Workers Party joins with the rest of the World to celebrate and recognize the United Nations’ (UN) Universal Children’s Day under the theme ‘STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN.

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on the 20th of November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. In a statement released by United Youth, the organization says in November 2012, statistics from the Division of Human Services of the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations show that in Saint Lucia, between 2009 and 2011, there were 725 reported cases of child abuse on the island, 239 of these cases involved male victims. In 2009, the total number of reported cases was 232. This number rose in 2011 to 254.

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The Local Rastafarian Community face Challenges for One of their Own

The local Rastafarian community is up in arms over an ongoing dispute to find a burial place for one of their own.

Mr Peter Ras Ipa Isaac says since the death of Shakadan Daniel, the family has been faced with several challenges in finding a place to bury the young man.

Mr Isaac insists that to his recollection, it is the first time that anyone has had such difficulty and is confused as to why certain denominations have refused to preside over the funeral of the dead man.

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Christmas Barrel Concessions to Begin December 1st

Despite the economic downturn, St Lucians can look forward to benefiting from the Christmas Barrel concessions which have been approved by the lower house earlier today.

According to Press Secretary Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel, the concessions will be granted on the same terms and conditions that have obtained in the past.

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‘Break the Silence Campaign’ Launches Today

The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations through the Division of Human Services has embarked on a campaign to address the issue of child sexual abuse in St Lucia through the ‘Break the Silence Campaign’ 

The initiative which coincides with international day against child abuse was launched today at the Derek Walcott Square.

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Promoters of Saving Souls Gospel Concert Arrested
The promoter of the widely advertised Saving Souls gospel Concert Osron Irwen Dennis has been arrested. The event was scheduled to have taken place o...

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Police Investigates Vicious Attack which leaves 1 Man Dead and 1 Injured

One man is dead and his female companion is nursing injuries in hospital after a vicious attack on the couple on Saturday evening.

Police reports indicate that Kwasa Francois and Ava Louis of Monier were traveling along the Millennium Highway on their way to Castries, when they picked two individuals who were known to them. Reports further indicate that at some point Francois met his demise during brutally beating by the individuals over what police believe was a business deal that went sour.

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Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony Visits the Families of the 2 Missing Fishermen

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Vieux-Fort South, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, paid a visit to the families of the two missing fishermen in Vieux-Fort.

Prime Minister Anthony took the time to express his sorrow and concern by visiting the homes of the immediate relatives of Mr. Ishan Calixte, who, at the time of his disappearance resided in the Baccardere, Vieux-Fort.

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Lucian Peoples Movement Critizes PM on State of Economy
Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony is the subject of strong criticism from the Lucian Peoples Movement, for what the party describes as the sorry state of the local economy.  

LPM Leader Therold Prudent notes that after weeks of paying close attention to the irrational behaviour and responses of the government of Saint Lucia to the frightening level of unemployment in the country, coupled with a recent admission by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony that some Caribbean nations were on the brink of economic collapse, party cautions Saint Lucia to take that warning very seriously.

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RCI & Pinehill to Host Primary School Party this Christmas Season

Radio Caribbean International is teaming up with Peter and Company through its Pine Hill Dairy Brand to host the biggest Primary School party this Christmas season.

The event which is into its 5th year promises to be 5 times bigger and better than in previous years.

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Police Investigate Attempted Suicide

Local police have confirmed reports of an attempted suicide by a teenager.

The incident is said to have taken place at Cedar Heights alley in Beausejour about 3:35 am on Thursday.

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Anse La Raye Citizens Group Make Urgent Calls for a Service Station

The Concerned Citizens Group of Anse La Raye has made an urgent call for a critical facility in the community.

Mr Hilary has made what he believes is a strong case for a service station in the fishing village.He says the absence of a gas station puts the community at a major disadvantage to the fishing sector. He says it also negatively impacts tourism as several individuals visit that many sites in and around the village.

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SEDU to Host Business Exposé/Symposium During Global Entrepreneurship Week
As part of the activities and events scheduled for Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 18th - 24th, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs through the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) will be hosting a Business Exposé/Symposium duly titled “Business Exposium”.

The event, scheduled for November 18th and 19th, 2013 will be held under the theme “Networking For Growth” and seeks to bring together various business support partners, stakeholder agencies, potential investors, entrepreneurs, business students and service providers, all of whom form part of the wider network of business and entrepreneurial development in Saint Lucia.

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Minister for Infrastructure Responds to Govt’s Decision to Guarantee a 3 Million US dollar Loan for LIAT

The island’s Minister for Infrastructure has responded to pronouncements made on government’s decision to guarantee a 3 million US dollar loan for cash strapped regional carrier LIAT.

In his explanation Mr Philip J Pierre has made a comparison between his and the previous United Workers party administration on their level of support for the airline.

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St. Lucia-China Friendship Association Marks 9th Anniversary

The St. Lucia-China Friendship Association (SLCFA) will end 2013 with a formal reception to mark its 9th Anniversary and a General Meeting to elect a new leadership that will adopt a Plan of Action for 2014, the year of its 10th Anniversary.

Those were among the main decisions taken at a gathering of members, applicants and prospective members on Monday, November 11th 2013, at the CSA Centre in Castries, to discuss issued related to the association’s activities in 2014.

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Thomas Cook Introduces Direct Flights from Manchester Airport to St. Lucia

Thousands of travellers will now find it easier to escape the harsh British weather, as Saint Lucia welcomed a new direct flight from Manchester Airport to its sunny shores on the weekend.

From Sunday November 10th, 2013, charter airline, Thomas Cook will be providing weekly Sunday flights on the flight-only arm of its operation, Fly Thomas Cook, using a specially configured Airbus A330 aircraft. The highly anticipated flight, with its captain, crew and passengers were greeted with much fanfare by officials of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and aviation partner, the St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority.

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St Lucia Fire Services Commended for Quick Reponse to CDC Building Blaze
Quick action on the part of officers attached to the St Lucia Fire Services is being credited for averting what could have become a major disaster in ...

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CSA Expresses thanks to Prime Minister of St. Lucia for Establishing 2 New Funds

The St. Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) expressed thanks to Prime Minister of St. Lucia for his leadership and contribution towards the establishment of two (2) new funds for the CSA, namely the CSA’s Medical plan and CSA’s Education Fund.

These two funds form part of our recent Collective Agreement between the Government of St. Lucia and the St.Lucia Civil Service Association.

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5th Bi- Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Observatories on Drugs Underway

High level officials of National Drug Agencies from the English speaking Caribbean will gather for the Fifth Bi-annual Meeting of the Caribbean Observatories on Drugs from November 12 – 13, 2013 in Saint Lucia.  The meeting is convened by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization States (CICAD/OAS) as part of a programme to address the functional relationship between information and research and drug policies within the Caribbean.

The meeting will focus primarily on the results and analysis of recent research projects undertaken in the Caribbean, country reports on significant events and emerging trends of the drug phenomena and will also examine results of best practice programmes.

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Government of Saint Lucia discuss Policy Holders' Interests

The Government of Saint Lucia says it fully understands the anxieties of policy holders of CLICO who were adversely affected by the collapse of the former insurance company.

According to Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, since the collapse of CL Financial in 2009, CLICO International Life Insurance Limited has experienced serious liquidity problems. As a consequence, on May 11, 2010 the Registrar of Insurance intervened in the operations of the Saint Lucia Branch and imposed a prohibition to writing any new contract of Insurance and to refrain from any action that was adverse to the policyholders.  Furthermore, on April 11, 2011, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court appointed Mr. Richard Surage of PKF Professional Services as Judicial Manager for the Branch.

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