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St. Lucia join Global Community in Arthur Guinness Day Celebrations

St. Lucia is today joining the global community in the Arthur Guinness Day celebrations.

The worldwide celebration began 4 years ago in Ireland, to recognize the accomplishment of Arthur Guinness who was the maker of the brew.

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UWP Questions Ministry for Creative Industries's EC$200,000 Expenditure

The Opposition United Workers Party is demanding an explanation from the Creative Industries Minister for what is being described as lavish spending on frivolity.

This comes following an organized tour to the United States by the Ministry for Creative Industries with an entourage consisting of Ministry officials and St Lucian artistes to the tune of EC$200,000. Officials has informed that the trip was intended to market St Lucia in the Diaspora and the rest of the world at Labour Day celebrations in New York.

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Winners Continue their Wait for their Prizes.

The “Jazz versus Carnival debate is revived here as the winners of the various competitions in the island’s largest cultural show piece continue their wait for their prizes.

Among the individuals contributing to the discussion is the General Manager of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for Music Rights Steve Etienne, who notes that the tardiness with which these payments are handled is not only unacceptable but disrespectful.

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Saint Lucia National Youth Council Initiates “I Stand Against…” Campaign

Cognizant of the upsurge in criminal acts on the island over the past decade, the Saint Lucia National Youth Council is making a statement through its initiation of the “I Stand Against…” campaign.

The initiative which takes the form of a silent march is expected to appeal to the individual consciousness of society. It will be staged  on Wednesday September 25th, 2013, to coincide with the United Nations’ Orange Day, celebrated on the 25th of every month. 

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St Lucia Tourist Board Commences its Annual Wedding Symposium

The St Lucia Tourist Board commences its 1st Annual Wedding Symposium today with a view to assessing the island’s destination wedding market potential.

The symposium is being held at the Royal by Rex Resort under the theme Love Elevated.

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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UN)

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony travels to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UN) and to hold bilateral meetings with several member countries of the UN.

While in New York, he will also attend the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, which is expected to take place in New York City from September 23 to 26, 2013.

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Battle of wills continues as student remains ejected from classes at the St Mary’s College.

The back and forth in the battle of wills between two educators continues as one student remains ejected from classes at the St Mary’s college.

According to the student’s mother Bibianna William her son has been disallowed to participate in all school activities because he has long hair. But the Principal of the school insists that students are not allowed to wear their hair long.

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Decision made by St. Mary's College Principal has Mother outraged

The mother of a form one student of the St Mary’s College is outraged over a decision taken by the school which she says has breached her son’s constitutional right to an education.

Ms Bibianna William says her son has been ejected from classes and has been asked to sit on a bench outside for two weeks now because she refuses to cut his hair. She believes that the decision being taken against her son is not only wrong but illegal. 

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Post Mortem Examination Results Released for 19 Yr Old Teen

The results of a post mortem examination which was conducted on the body of Chereece Benoit have been released. The autopsy  took place on Saturday, September 14, 2013 on the body of the 19 year teenager of La Feuille, Monchy.

The results indicate Asphyxia secondary to Ligature Strangulation. Benoit’s body was discovered at her residence on Thursday September 12, 2013 about 8:45 p.m.

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Home Security Services now Affordable for St. Lucians

A local security firm is taking the lead with moves to make home security services more affordable for St. Lucians.

This comes following a recent study which was commissioned by Sentinel Security Company ltd, on the ability of low income earners to afford security services here and concerns over incidents of home invasions.

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NWU expresses concern on the island's lack of planning for Job Security

The National Workers Union is deeply concerned with what it calls the internal hemorrhaging of job losses which continue to occur without signs of abeyance.

In a statement issued by the Union, it expressed that it is extremely unfortunate that St. Lucia has failed to grasp timely opportunities to structure a plan aimed at job security and economic stabilization.

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Lazarus Alfred recounts his ordeal while being lost at sea

A fisherman who had been lost at sea after his boat was found adrift by Panamanian authorities is grateful for the efforts of those who have assisted in his safe return home. Lazarus Alfred returned to St Lucia on Friday after a successful intervention by the local government with Panamanian officials. He met with members of the press and recounted a series of events which he believes, led to his ordeal.

Mr Alfred notes that one of the biggest challenges for him was communication with Panamanian authorities after he was rescued.

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WIA Concerned with the Lack of Technical Expertise and Capacity at the Forensic Laboratory

The United Workers Party Women in Action (WIA) says it is concerned with the lack of technical expertise and capacity at the Forensic Laboratory, in light of the many murders that remain unsolved to date and has issued a challenge to the St Lucia Labour Party government

The statement comes following the slaying of a young woman who was killed at her Monchy home last week

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CARICOM Leaders to Discuss Medicinal Usage of Marijuana at next Meeting

There has been reaction to moves by a regional Prime Minister who has taken the lead in calling on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping for a discussion on the medicinal and other uses of marijuana.

In his letter to Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, who is also the Trinidad and Tobago head of government, Vincentian prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said it is high time that CARICOM addresses regionally “this matter in sensible focus not a hysterical manner”.

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Fisherman lost at Sea to return home after being rescued by Panamian authorities

The government of St Lucia has announced that a local fisherman, who had been rescued by Panamanian authorities after his boat was found adrift a few weeks ago, is expected to return home some time this week. This comes following pleas for help from the government by his family.

According to a statement from Government’s Press Secretary Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel, the Government of Saint Lucia which has been working closely with Panamian authorities to ensure the safe return of Alfred Lazarus will be meeting the cost of his ticket from Panama to Saint Lucia.

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LPM Responds on the Escalation of crime in Saint Lucia

The Lucian People's Movement (LPM) has signaled its unwillingness to rely on the government to take action to stem the escalation of crime in Saint Lucia.

This comes following claims by party leader Therold Prudent that the LPM has made several appeals to the United Workers Party when it was in power and to the current Labour administration of Dr Kenny Anthony, to convene a national consultation on crime that would involve all sectors of society. 

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Woman Arrested for Smuggling Cannabis into the Bordelais Correctional Facility

A 20 year old Bagatelle woman is currently in police custody after attempting to smuggle what appeared to be Cannabis to an inmate at the Bordelais Correctional Facility.

The incident occurred about 10:12 a.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2013 when the suspect came to visit an inmate at the prison.

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4 Year Anniversary of St. Jude Hospital Fire Commemorated

The Parliamentary representative for Vieux Fort North has called on St Lucians to remember the families of the victims who perished in the St Jude Hospital fire four years ago.

A statement released by Mr Moses Jn Baptiste notes that all three individuals who died in the fire were from the Vieux-Fort North constituency. He says the families are, to date, still trying to cope with their tragic loss.

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ECCO to receive Royalty payouts this week

Members of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO) Inc., are expected to receive royalty payouts this week.

The announcement was made by the organization’s General manager Steve Etienne who notes that the payments totalling some $340,000 will include fees collected in the ECCO territories for the period 1st January – 31st December 2012 from Broadcasting & General Licensing; Previously unidentified performances rescued from pending sources and royalties received from overseas territories.

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St. Lucian Wins Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model

It’s been a long hard road but after 13 weeks of shoots, catwalks and challenges, 23-year-old Lauren Lambert has won Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model

Born in St. Lucia, Lauren is a triplet with two brothers. When she was 10, her family moved to the UK – a tough move for any young family.

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