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NICE Programme Receives Positive Reviews
As workers in Barbados brace for continued cuts in the public service, a comparison is being made regarding the future of over three thousand workers employed under the NICE Project here. The three year program began in 2012 with a deployment of some 3500 workers deployed in both the private and public sectors.

The project was implemented to address the unemployment situation in St Lucia and to provide hands on training and experience to individuals participating in the program.

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Ministry of Health Discusses Chikungunya Virus
The Ministry of Health is seeking to allay public fears about the spread of the Chikungunya Virus which has been affecting parts of the region.

The virus is spread by the aides egypti mosquito with symptoms similar to Dengue Fever.

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Stephenson King Congratulates Archbishop Kelvin Felix on New Position
The Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Stephenson King, extends congratulations to former Archbishop Kelvin Felix, upon news that he’s soon to be elevated to the post of Cardinal by His Holiness Pope Francis.

In a message to His Eminence Monsignor Kelvin Felix, the Opposition Leader hailed the Cardinal-designate, “a profound missionary who over 25 years dedicated his life to the Church in Saint Lucia and by extension the Windward Islands” as Archbishop of the Diocesan of Castries.

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Statue of Sir John Compton to be erected at Constitution Park
The United Workers Party (UWP) acknowledges the decision by the Labour Administration to erect the statue of Sir John Compton at Constitution Park in the center of the Capital, Castries.

This marks the ultimate recognition of Sir John as the indisputable Father of the Nation. It also celebrates the life of a man who was vilified by political forces throughout his political life, and the full acknowledgement of the incomparable and invaluable contribution Sir John made towards the social and economic advancement of Saint Lucia.

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Investigation on Stabbing of Roseau Male Continues
One woman is currently in police custody assisting with the investigation of a stabbing incident which led to the death of a Roseau resident in what appears to be a domestic dispute.  

The incident occurred at Roseau, Anse La Raye about 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

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Support in Response to Christmas Eve Trough Continues
Saint Lucia continues to receive support in response to the Christmas Eve Trough.

In a letter dated January 6, 2014, the Resident Coordinator of the Office of the United Nations in Bridgetown, Barbados informed Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister that the United Nations had dispatched over 51 thousand US dollars in aid to Saint Lucia. The supplies included water purification tablets, as well as medical equipment for the St. Jude Hospital and the Anse La Raye and Canaries Health Centres.

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St. Lucia Stopover Arrivals Increase for 2013
St Lucia reached an all-time high for stopover arrivals in 2013, according to preliminary totals, the St Lucia Tourist Board said Monday. The island received more than 315,000 visitors in 2013, up from 312,404 in 2012, which was also an all-time record.

St Lucia saw the largest growth from the United States, with an 11 percent jump in that demographic.

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Police Investigate Shooting Incident in Marigot
The family of a 19 year old youth is outraged and seeking answers from the police following a shooting incident that has left him seriously wounded.

The incident occurred in Coolie Town Marigot on Thursday evening around 5pm.

Curtis Alexander was reportedly shot three times—twice in the groin area and once in the kneecap by a police officer who was at the time trying to apprehend him for questioning in connection with a report of a stolen cell phone.

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Saint Lucia Supports Nina Compton on Top Chef Series
Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has joined hundreds of St Lucians in throwing support behind top Saint Lucian chef Nina Compton, as she vies to become America's Top Television Chef.

Ms. Compton, daughter of the late Sir John Compton, is among the last five of eighteen (18) celebrity chefs vying for the United States TV's Top Chef position. The contest is being followed by millions of viewers across the USA and the rest of the world.

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Police Investigate Chopping Incident in Dennery
A chopping incident at Belmont, Dennery has left one man dead and the other nursing serious injuries.

Police report that officers attached to the Richfond Police Station responded to the incident about 12:45 p.m., on Saturday January 11, 2014.

Information received indicates that 32 year old Kurt “Jock” Deterville of Morne Panache, quarter of Deniere Riviere, Dennery and 51 year old Herbert “Jarrod” Ange of Belmont, Dennery were involved in a fight in the vicinity of the Belmont Community Centre.

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Saint Lucia's Archbishop Kelvin Felix to be Made Cardinal
One St. Lucian Man of the cloth is expected to make history next month.

The news that His Holiness Pope Francis will elevate Archbishop Kelvin Felix, Archbishop Emeritus of Castries, to the dignity of Cardinal, during the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, has prompted reaction from the Government of St Lucia .

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Ministry Launches Lucian Culinary Adventure
The Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries through the Saint Lucia Tourism Development Programme will be launching a new tour package called the Lucian Culinary Adventure under the Heritage Tours Brand.

The tour features a practical session designed to give visitors an authentic cooking lesson and experience of Saint Lucian cuisine. Visitors will also get the opportunity to participate in authentic and traditional dances and move to the local rhythms. The tour, Lucian Culinary Adventure will be hosted at one of the island’s Heritage Sites - Pigeon Island National Park.

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Canaries Health Centre Now Open
The Canaries health Centre which incurred major losses due to flooding some two weeks ago is now open.

This was announced during a Press Conference to update the media on progress with post storm recovery efforts on the island’s healthcare infrastructure

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Haitian Authorities Pledged to Safeguard Rights of Haitians
Haitian officials say they have made a breakthrough with their advocacy to challenge a Constitutional Court ruling last year, that rendered hundreds of people of Haitian decent in the Dominican Republic, stateless.

Reports suggest that Dominican authorities pledged to enact measures to safeguard the basic rights of Haitians and their descendants living in that country.

Both countries noted that dialogue around this divisive issue, held this week, was conducted in a tone of mutual respect and that it was "frank, constructive and enlightening."

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Sean Matthew, General Manager of SLASPA, Resigns
Sean Matthew, General Manager/CEO for the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) has submitted his resignation to the Chairman and Port Council. The Resignation letter was submitted on November 30th 2013 and will take effect on March 02, 2014. The Chairman and Port Council in a meeting held today, January 8, 2014 have accepted Mr. Matthew’s resignation.

Mr. Sean Matthew joined SLASPA in 1987 as the Assistant Engineer in Marine and moved up the ranks to Senior Engineer, then Chief Engineer, to Deputy General Manager (Operations and Development), until he was appointed General Manager /CEO of SLASPA in 2007.

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NCA Discuss Consumer Protection Bill
The National Consumers Association has welcomed pronouncements made by the Minister for Commerce who has vowed to ensure that the consumer protection Bill is passed.

But while Mr Kingsley St Hill has lauded Minister Emma Hippolyte for her commitment to the cause, he has lamented the failure of successive governments for their failure to pass the Consumer Protection Bill.

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Debate on Consolidated Foods Limited (CFL) Sale Continues
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce is seeking to clear up what he says is a widely held public misconception of how a monopoly works.

This comes following the sale of controlling shares in Consolidated Foods Limited to Trinidadian owned firm Neal and Massy.

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Republic of Suriname Gives Assistance to Saint Lucia
The Government of the Republic of Suriname has responded to Saint Lucia’s call for assistance to deal with the effects of the Christmas Eve trough, which claimed six lives, left many homeless and damaged Infrastructure.

In a Diplomatic Note dated January 6, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname communicated that a monetary donation of EC$500,000.00 will be made to Saint Lucia, by the Central Bank of Suriname. The funds will be made available through the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.

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Police Investigate Dennery Homicide
Officers attached to the Dennery Police Station are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which claimed the life of 34 year old Sursam James of La Pointe, Dennery. The accident occurred on Friday, January 3, 2014 about 1:00 a.m. on High Street, Dennery.

Information received indicates that motor cycle registration number PA 3590 was travelling in a northerly direction along High Street while motor car registration number PJ 6628 was travelling in the opposite direction when a collision occured. A third vehicle, registration number PJ 5391 which was parked on the side of the road was also collided into.

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Government Discuss News of the Sale of Super J Chain
The island’s Minister for Commerce has described the sale of shares from the dominant supermarket here as a wake-up call to St Lucian businesses.

Minister Emma Hippolyte made the statement during a meeting with the local press today calling on the business community to expand its and diversify their portfolios beyond St Lucian shores.

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