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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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Ministry of Commerce to host public Education Meeting on the rights of Consumers
The Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs will be hosting four Public Education meetings, in various parts of the island, to highlight the rights of consumers ahead of the busy Christmas season.

The purpose of these gatherings is to educate consumers on their Rights and Responsibilities and obligations when conducting Hire Purchase and Lay Away Transactions in accordance with the Consumer Credit Act No. 29 of 2006.  

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Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) sets sail to St. Lucia

Saint Lucia is again getting ready to receive and play host to hundreds of sailors and their families, as the 28th edition of the world's most popular sailing event - the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

From as early as February, the 2013 ARC has been recording record number of entries, with participants signaling their intent well ahead of registration time. The entry list for the ARC 2013 officially opened in September last year. The yachtswill set sail on November 24 bound for the IGY Rodney Bay Marina in the north, over 2,700 nautical miles away.  

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Marine Unit Intercepts Vessel containing Large Quantity of Cocaine

Officers attached to the Marine Unit have reported intercepting a vessel with a quantity of Cocaine on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 about 2:25 p.m.

The interception occurred approximately 3 nautical miles off Pigeon Island, Gros Islet, within the territorial waters of Saint Lucia.  The vessel named “Mari Posa” was boarded and searched and approximately 75 kilograms of Cocaine were discovered in a hidden compartment.

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Government of St. Lucia endorses ECERA Project

The Government of Saint Lucia has endorsed the establishment of the Eastern Caribbean Energy Regulatory Authority (ECERA) project, which was officially launched Thursday evening in the “Spice Isle” Grenada.

The Independent Regional Energy Regulator is expected to level the playing field in the energy sector and increase confidence among consumers in the transparency and fairness of the tariff-setting mechanism.

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Christmas Barrel Concessions Program to be Continued this Year

St. Lucians can expect a continuation of the Christmas Barrel Concessions Program this year.

Pronouncements on this were made by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony during his weekly talkshow in Vieux Fort.

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Government of St Lucia Establishes National Reparations Committee

The government of St Lucia has established a reparations committee, in keeping with a decision taken at a Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government in July this year.

The Heads of Government requested that each CARICOM Member State to set up its own National Reparations Committee to document the effects of European genocide against the indigenous inhabitants of the region, the slave trade and the enslavement of Africans, and the colonization of the country.

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The Govt of the Republic of China (Taiwan) makes another Contribution to St. Lucia

The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has made yet another major contribution to assist with capital projects in Saint Lucia.

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Ambassador James Chang of the Republic of China (Taiwan), presented a cheque of USD 775,436.79 or approximately two million Eastern Caribbean dollars to Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, who in turn, made a presentation to the Office of the Accountant General.

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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony Condemns Court Ruling

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has joined other regional Heads in condemning a recent ruling by the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court which denies citizenship to persons born in the Dominican Republic, who are of Haitian descent.

During a lecture delivered at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Prime Minister Anthony referred to the ruling as a “most callous and insensitive invective of people based on their ancestry.”

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United PAC Expresses Concern on the Increasing Number of Unsolved Murders

The island’s Minister for Justice Senator Philip LaCorbinierre has come in for stiff criticism from a local pressure group for what is being seen as his silence and absence on matters which continue to affect the justice system here.

 

In a statement released today United PAC says it notes with much anxiety as the list of unsolved murders continues to grow. The organization has listed as some examples the murder of Chereece Benoit as well as what it calls satisfactory updates on the alleged hanging of 22 year old Shakadan Daniel at the Micoud Police Station.

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St. Cecelia’s Day or the Feast of Musicians Moving Forward

Preparations for the observance of the Feast of Musicians are moving in earnest despite a major grievance among artistes. That's according to Mr Buffalo Odlum who informed that local artistes are receiving support for the celebrations which will be held later this month.

He adds that this year sponsors and musicians are seeking to pool resources together in an effort to elevate the standard of the various musical events.

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St. Lucian Artiste wins International Jingle Competition

A local artiste been named winner of an international jingle competition as the thrust to place St Lucian talent on the world stage continues.

St. Lucian musician Aagee Simpson was informed that he had won the Polish competition and has so far received the first part of his prize in cash.

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Debate on St Lucia’s Membership with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas Continues

The debate on St Lucia’s membership on the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas continues despite efforts by the ruling St Lucia Labour party Administration to highlight what it says are the benefits for the country

The opposition United Workers Party has criticized the Kenny Anthony Administration for its decision to join ALBA as the major reason  for the withdrawal of aid to the Royal St Lucia Police Force by the United States Government.

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Police Investigate Vehicular Accident which Resulted in 2 Deaths over the Weekend

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a road accident which claimed the lives of two individuals on the weekend.

The incident occurred along the Bois D’Orange road about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013. According to Information from The Press Relations Office, on a white motor car registration number PG 3288 and a motor cycle registration number PD 1892 collided with each other. Both vehicles were travelling in the same direction.At the time of the accident, the motor car was driven by 40 year old Curline George of Corinth, Gros Islet, while the motor cycle was driven by 32 year old Sheffield Joseph of Babonneau and his pinion rider, 19 year old Joella Fanus of Micoud. 

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'Networking for Growth' Symposium expected to Expand Networking Pool

Players in the local commercial sector are being invited to a symposium that is expected to expand the networking pool. That's according to Project Coordinator and Business Development Officer at the Ministry of Commerce Eslee La Fayet.

Mr La Fayet notes that the session is timely as the business community grapples with the effects of the global financial crisis. He adds that it is an opportunity for the participants to increase the reach of their businesses. 

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St. Lucia Participates in French Guyana's National Celebrations

A small contingent of 13 returned to Saint Lucia from French Guyana On Thursday last week, after representing the island as guests of honor at that country’s national celebrations, in promotion of the Creole language and culture.

The contingent was invited and hosted by the General Council of French Guiana in collaboration with Regional Municipal Councils, various local cultural organisations, and the St Lucian Diaspora in French Guyana.

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Health and Wellness Retreat Begins!

A widely publicized Health and Wellness retreat coordinated by the St Lucia Tourist Board opens here today.

The event features noted experts including Cat Cora, the only female Iron Chef winner and Gabrielle Bernstein, featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a next generation thought leader, and premier yoga practitioner John Schumacher (shoemaker) along with island based experts in exercise, weight loss and Tai Chi.

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