Governor General Sir Neville Cenac Addresses Saint Lucia
Governor General Sir Neville Cenac Addresses Saint Lucia
Sir Neville who becomes the island’s 9th governor general urged St Lucians to forget about political allegiances and band together in the same measure as they did for Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
St. Lucia Set for Food and Rum Festival
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.
Another Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Soufriere Hospital
Another Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Soufriere Hospital
The incident occurred on December 7th, nearly four weeks after a section of the facility was damaged on 9th November 2017.
Stage Set for 2018 Soleil Festival
Stage Set for 2018 Soleil Festival
Preparations for the various festival have been made well in advance in order to ensure a seamless flow of festivals throughout 2018.
Trinidad's Government Commended for Raising Legal Age of Marriage
Trinidad's Government Commended for Raising Legal Age of Marriage
The Government of Trinidad has received the applause of regional analyst Peter Wickham following a unanimous decision in that country’s parliament that has outlawed child marriage.
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West Indies Under 19 Team Kocked Out in Tournament

Supporters of the West Indies Under 19 team had their hopes of victory dashed as the youngsters were knocked out of the tournament.

Sports administrator, Joseph Reds Pereira, who has been following the team, shares his thoughts on its world cup performance.

Pereira believes that the crop of players selected for the Under 19 team did not measure up to their predecessors. But he says while it is a disappointment, there is time to grow and make improvements.

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Police News

Police sources have disclosed that while the matter is currently being investigated by officials attached to the Vulnerable Persons Unit, the probe has been stalled.

It appears that the female student who has been uncooperative with investigators is receiving psychological assistance from counselors at the Department of Human Services.

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Raise Your Voice St. Lucia Speaks on Revenge Porn Video Featuring Secondary School Students Circulating on Island

The latest release of a revenge porn video featuring secondary school students has been generating a stir on social media as well as advocacy groups here.

This is due to what is believed to be the involuntary participation of a female student who is apparently being forced into performing a sex act on a male counterpart while being filmed by another individual.

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Walcott House Reopens for Nobel Laureate Festival

The Walcott House has reopened as part of activities to celebrate this year’s observance of Nobel Laureate Festival.

As part of the program, a special feature of never before seen sketches and drawings by Sir Derek from the “Sancha Gaspard Walcott Collection” will be on display. These works have sat untouched for more than a decade and provide more insights into his dexterity in the medium of watercolor.

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Governor General Sir Neville Cenac Addresses Saint Lucia

The newly installed Governor General Sir Neville Cenac had a message of peace and unity for St Lucians.

It came during his address to those present at the Parliament Chambers on Friday as he re-introduced himself to the people of the country.

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Soufriere Businessman Robbed at Gunpoint

A Soufriere businessman, identified as Aloysius Hippolyte, was robbed at gunpoint around 2 am Thursday.

The incident occurred outside the businessman’s home.

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Fuel Prices Remain Unchanged in St. Lucia

The Public is being 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 prices of kerosene, as well as the LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed.

However, the retail prices for unleaded gasoline and diesel remain unchanged. The price changes took effect on Monday, January 8, 2018:

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Tsunami Advisory Issued for Caribbean and Central America has been Cancelled
A tsunami advisory issued for parts of the Caribbean and Central America was cancelled late last night, but fears continue to linger in the region. The advisory was issued following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Honduras early Tuesday night.

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Saint Lucia National Workers Uniona and First Citizens Bank Signs First Industrial Agreement
The National Workers Union (NWU) and the Management of First Citizens Bank Ltd. have signed their first industrial agreement. Clerical and technical workers employed with the financial institution will benefit from a seven percent (7%) general wage increase with back pay from February 2016.

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Saint Lucia National Youth Council Express Concern on Crime Rate on Island

The National Youth Council has expressed strong concern about the crime rate in St Lucia following the unprecedented number of homicides registered for 2017.

 

The issue was among talking points when the organization met with the media at a news conference today.

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Minibus Drivers Threaten to Withdraw Services to the South of the Island
Minibus drivers on the 2H route are threatening to withdraw their services to the public if their demands for infrastructure officials to pay immediate attention to the deplorable road conditions in the south of the island, are not met.

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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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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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