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Saint Lucia Congratulates Nina Compton for her Success on Top Chef
The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) extends heartfelt congratulations to Nina Compton-Millar, a true daughter of the soil, on her proud representation of Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia in the finale of the popular American reality TV show “Top Chef.”

Although not emerging Top Chef, Nina’s performance is being celebrated not only by herself and her immediate family, but indeed all of Saint Lucia and particularly by the hospitality industry. Over the years we have consistently extoled the awarding winning culinary delights of Saint Lucia, as exemplified in our indigenous recipes so masterfully brought to life by Nina, week after week, throughout her presence on the show.

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UN Demands Immediate Removal of Suspected and Known Child Abusers in Clergy
The UN has demanded that the Vatican "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.

The UN watchdog for children's rights denounced the Holy See for adopting policies that it says, allow priests to sexually abuse thousands of children.

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Government Completes 1st Draft of National Health Sector Policy
The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relation has completed the first draft of a National Health Sector Policy, which forms part of the health sector reform process.

The National Health Policy will govern the functioning of the Health Sector and provide a framework for planning and decision making in health for all actors in the health system.

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SEDU to host Community Outreach Programme Next Week
The Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) of the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs in collaboration with BELfund Saint Lucia will be hosting a Community Outreach Programme in the town of Soufriere next week.

The event forms part of SEDU’s Entrepreneurial Development Programme, the key objective of which is the promotion of an entrepreneurial culture and the development of best practices amongst potential and existing micro and small business owners.

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Top Chef Finale on Wednesday!
The Government of St. Lucia has thrown its support behind Nina Compton as anticipation grows among members of the public ahead of the finals of the International culinary TV show Top Chef

In a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office issued earlier today Dr Kenny Anthony says Nina Compton has made Saint Lucia proud.  She has taken the United States of America and the rest of the television world by storm in her quest to become America’s Top TV Chef.

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Police Investigate Homicide in Bois D'Orange
Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 37 year old Malcolm Hippolyte of Bois D’ Orange, Gros Islet.

A communiqué from the Press Relations Department of the Royal St Lucia Police Force notes that about 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, officers were summoned to Hippolyte’s residence, where they found suspended from a ceiling by a sheet. He was pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner.

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Reggae Artists Mourn Passing of William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke
A St. Lucian Reggae enthusiast has reacted to the death of a legendary artist whose passing has taken some by surprise.

Tributes to the late William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke former lead singer of the popular band Third World continue to pour in since news of his death at a Miami hospital. Clarke who would have turned 66 on Thursday, February 6, had been in intensive care for some time.

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Police Operation Recovers Firearms and Ammunition

A police operation in the north of the island this week, has recovered a quantity of firearms and ammunition.

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at about 12:30 a.m. officers attached to the Special Service Unit were on patrol in the Cas-En-Bas area, when they notice two individuals standing near the roadside.

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SLTB Organizes Training Conference to Target the British Market
Tourism partners across a wide spectrum of the industry are in line to benefit from training in key frontline areas designed to better target the British market.
The training, taking the form of a series of workshop seminars, comes as a direct result of a partnership involving the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and UK charity Travel Foundation.

Taking place From February 3rd -4th in the north and then again from February 6th -7th in the south, the training will include hoteliers, excursion providers, destination management companies and taxi drivers. Both entities will be presenting on ideas, trends and opportunities to improve and thereby increase visitor expenditure and passenger traffic to the island particularly from the United Kingdom market.

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Government Receives Kudos for WASCO Tariff Increase
The Government of Saint Lucia is receiving kudos for its recent decision to grant a tariff increase to the Water and Sewage Company (WASCO).

The tariff increase positions the utility company to become economic viable and importantly to improve service delivery.

Jamaican born Miss Denise Forrest  who has over 12 years experience in waste management, environmental management, environmental auditing and assessments and project management says the decision by the Government of Saint Lucia is a move in the right direction. Miss Forrest who is currently the Project Coordinator for the Global Environmental Facility, Caribbean Region Fund for Wastewater Management Project says the tariff increase in Saint Lucia will go a long way to improve wastewater management. Approval of tariff increases must be complemented by steps to improve management of the utility.This has been done by government with the appointment of Mr Vincent Hippolyte as the new WASCO General Manager.

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New York Consultate to  Commemorate Saint Lucia’s Independence
In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Saint Lucia’s independence, the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York has finalized an exciting and wide-ranging calendar of activities.  
 
This year’s celebrations will open with the Independence 35 Gospel Fest, which is slated for February 8. This event will feature local gospel entertainers, church choirs, drummers and praise dancers, and many other inspirational performers.

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Investigation into the Former Govt's Handling of Taiwanese Funds Continue
Another member of the Former United Workers Party government is being hauled before the courts to answer allegations of misuse of Taiwanese funds.

Former MP for Babonneau and Party Chairman Ezekiel Joseph is the second to have been served following consideration by the high court of a Town and Village Council report which was submitted following an investigation into the Gormer Government’s handling of Taiwanese Funds.

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Hon. Stephenson King Gives Official Statement
The Parliamentary Representative for Castries North and Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Stephenson King, has reassured constituents that his commitment to “effective representation” is unwavering.

In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Mr King vowed to continue to advance and advocate the cause of all the people of Castries North in their determination for social and economic equality and infrastructural development.

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Vendors Near the National Printery in Castries to be Relocated
Vendors operating near the entrance of the National Printery will have seek an alternative location to ply their trade, as congestion in the area raises safety and other concerns.

President of the Vendors Association Peter Ras Ipa Isaac says while he laments the inconvenience the merchants will have to bear in the short term, he says the safety concerns raised by City Council and other officials are valid.

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Winners  of the St. Lucia Business Awards Revealed!
Over 300 persons from Corporate community were in attendance at the Gaiety on Rodney Bay for the 2014 Business awards on Sunday evening.

Thirteen awards were presented and two giants of the business community were recognized for lifetime achievements at the event which was organized by the St Lucia Chamber of Commerce.

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Soca and Groovy Genres to be Included at the Grammys
Consultant in the Ministry of Creative Industries Christopher Hunte has reacted to news of plans to include soca and groovy genres as a category at the Grammys.

The red carpet event which was staged last night recognizes the contribution of some of the most talented musicians and artistes in the world.

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Police Charge 4 Men in Connection with the Murder of Roger Pratt
Police have made headway in their investigations into the death of Roger Pratt. Reports confirm that four young men have been charged in the murder of the Englishman who was attacked aboard his yacht while vacationing here.

Charges have been laid on Richie Kern aged 21, Kervin Deveaux aged 31, Fannis Joseph aged 21 and Jeromine Jones aged 21, all of Bruceville, Vieux Fort.

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Pope Francis Reflects on the Impact of Internet and Social Media on our Society

In a statement released on Thursday, the Pope stated that internet and social media are making people across the world 'increasingly interdependent''.

"The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God.
At the same time, though, all those tweets and texts and comment streams can cause people to 'lose our bearings.'"

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Micoud North MP Remains Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition

The MP for Micoud North remains the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition in waiting. This is several days after she and three other parliamentary representatives withdrew their support for Mr. Stephenson King.

RCI News understands that the MPs have informed the island's Governor General of their decision who in turn has requested Dr. Gale Rigobert to express her willingness to take up the appointment.

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Dr Gale Rigobert Discusses UWP Nomination
The United Workers Party candidate who has been nominated to replace Stephenson King as leader of the Opposition has been speaking on the task ahead.

Dr Gail Rigobert who featured as a guest on Wednesday’s Newsspin program noted that she would rely heavily on the support of her party as she takes on the challenging role.

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