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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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National Taxi Association President expresses concern for Cruise Ship Passengers' Security

The President of the National Taxi Union has expressed concern over what he says is the failure of government to address security issues affecting the cruise ship sector.

This comes as in light of growing fears about the sustainability of the sector following several reports of recent attacks on visitors in various parts of the island.

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Health Officials Lending Voice to Proposal for Increased Tax on Unhealthy Foods

With the thrust toward healthy living and efforts to reduce the incidents of non communicable diseases here questions are being raised about whether or not higher taxes should be applied to unhealthy foods.

Health officials here have welcomed the idea and are lending their voices to the conversation.

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Police Investigates Vehicular Collision that resulted in Multiple Casualties and one Death.

Police investigations continue into a vehicular collision that resulted in multiple casualties and one death.

Police reports indicate that the incident occurred on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 about 10:30 a.m., at Etangs, Soufriere. Consequently, officers attached to the Soufriere Police Station responded.

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Office of Prime Minister Responds to Gas Hike

The Office of the Prime Minister has issued a response to what is being described as misguided statements on government’s decision to increase gas prices here.

The new prices were announced on October 28th  Since then, there has been suggestions in some quarters, some of it misguided, that the Government of Saint Lucia has decided to increase fuel prices at a time it is decreasing worldwide, as a means of collecting revenue at the expense of the poor people of Saint Lucia.

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Police Reports on Jounen Kweyol Activities

Police investigations have been launched into the death of a middle aged man of Babonneau is suspected of commiting suicide.

About 11:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013, officers attached to the Babonneau Police Station received a report of a missing person and as a result proceeded to the residence of 54 year old Peter Gajadhar of Ti Chemin, Babonneau.

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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony to appear at UWI Cavehill Campus

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony is expected to travel to Barbados today to deliver a lecture at the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus, on the topic, “Education in the Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Small Developing States”.

The Annual Lecture is organized by the Saint Lucia Students Association of Cavehill (LUSAC) and the International Affairs Committee of the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus.

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St Lucia receives over 2 Million Dollars in Financial Assistance from Taiwan

The government of St Lucia has today received over 2 million dollars in financial assistance from its Taiwanese Counterparts.

The cheque presentation was made earlier today to Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. The monies are expected to be channeled through the consolidated fund before being allocated for various infrastructure projects through out the island.

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A Review of International Creole Day in St. Lucia

The reviews on activities held on Sunday to mark the observance of International Creole Day are in. Representatives of the various committees say they are pleased with the level of support for the festival as well as the crowd turn out in the four host communities.

In Soufriere, Ms Lookie Albert notes that the quality of the various events held in that town met the expectation of the organizers. She adds that the response from patrons was a welcomed surprise.

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Carnival Allocation to be Paid Upfront

The Ministry of Creative Industries is moving to adopt a position that will see the allocation for Carnival from the government paid upfront.

The announcement was made by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Donnovan Williams and is expected to take effect as early as next year. The festival which has been boasted as the island’s largest cultural showpiece has been plagued with financial troubles which have resulted in delays in disbursements to several players in Carnival.

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Unknown Body Discovered in Marigot

A special appeal is being made to any individual, who in the recent has had a family member or friend missing, to contact the Major Crimes Unit. This comes following a gruesome discovery by police on Thursday, October 24, 2013 about 8:00 a.m..

Police say that officers attached to the Marigot Police Station received a report of a wooden structure which was destroyed by fire and as a result accompanied the virtual complainant to a banana plantation at Bel Aire, Marigot.While examining the scene, the discovery was made of a partially burnt body.

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Foul Play Suspected in Death of Inmate

Foul play is suspected in the death of an inmate who reportedly died in police custody on Wednesday.

 

Police reports revealed that 22 year old Shakadan Daniel was found hanging in his cell at the Micoud Police Station by officers. The discovery was made just moments before Daniel was scheduled for a court appearance

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St. Lucian Soca Artiste wins Caribbean Singing Competition

A growing Soca sensation has added another notch on his belt after capturing a regional award.

Marley “Mongstar” James, the Stratosphere Muzic artiste and Saint Lucia representative is the winner of the inaugural All for One Caribbean Singing Competition that was held on Monday October 21, 2013 in Martinique.

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Rehabilitation Works on the Bocage, Sunbilt, Entrepot and Independence City Road to Completed Soon

The Ministry of Infrastructure has announced that efforts are being made to ensure the completion of rehabilitation works on the Bocage, Sunbilt and Entrepot and Independence City road at the soonest,

According to a communiqué from that department which details the arrangement with the contractor the Ministry has been in discussion with its Technical Officers and the Attorney General to chart a way forward.

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