Trinidadian Woman Ordered to Compensate Family for Defamatory Messages Posted on Social Media
Trinidadian Woman Ordered to Compensate Family for Defamatory Messages Posted on Social Media
Justice Frank Seepersad found that Jenelle Burke made a series of unsubstantiated libellous statements that caused the family to suffering “shame and embarrassment” since those statements were false and may have been seen by thousands.
Castries Market to Undergo Major Rehabilitation Work
Castries Market to Undergo Major Rehabilitation Work
Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet said improvements to the decades-old facility are long overdue. Built in 1891, the Castries market is well known by locals and visitors alike for food, souvenirs and craft.
Governor General Sir Neville Cenac Addresses Saint Lucia
Governor General Sir Neville Cenac Addresses Saint Lucia
Sir Neville who becomes the island’s 9th governor general urged St Lucians to forget about political allegiances and band together in the same measure as they did for Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Stage Set for 2018 Soleil Festival
Stage Set for 2018 Soleil Festival
Preparations for the various festival have been made well in advance in order to ensure a seamless flow of festivals throughout 2018.
Trinidad's Government Commended for Raising Legal Age of Marriage
Trinidad's Government Commended for Raising Legal Age of Marriage
The Government of Trinidad has received the applause of regional analyst Peter Wickham following a unanimous decision in that country’s parliament that has outlawed child marriage.
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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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Reports of an Assault of a United Workers Party Supporter at an SLP Meeting

Political tension reaches fever pitch at an SLP constituency Group meeting in Soufriere on Tuesday with reports of an assault of a United Workers Party supporter.

According to a statement from the organization the incident occurred on the evening of September 3rd 2013, when Hon. Harold Dalson and the Soufriere Constituency Group of the St. Lucia Labour Party initiated an open question and answer session.

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Royal St Lucia Police Force Engages in Human Rights training Exercise

Members of the Royal St Lucia Police Force are among regional law enforcement personnel who have today been engaged in Human Rights training exercise organized by the Gay rights advocacy group, United and Strong.

The participants are expected to hear from members of the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender community, their experiences with police and how their human rights were trampled upon.

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St Lucia Fire Service are Participates in Training Exercise

A total of 30 first responders from the St Lucia Fire Service are today participating in a training exercise on effective chemicals management in St Lucia.

The program has been organized by the Ministry of Sustainable Development , energy, science and technology anf jointly sponsored by the Quick Start Program trust fund under the United Nations Environment Program and the government of St Lucia.

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Student Plight Invokes Reaction from Caribbean Union of Teachers

The general Secretary of the Caribbean Union of Teachers has reacted to news about the plight of students of the Fond Assau Combined School.

Reports indicate that the building which houses students is in a desperate state of disrepair and that rehabilitation works at the termite infested school were stalled over the summer vacation.

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Comments made on Abuses in the Medical Sector which Impact St. Lucia

One local physician has made some damning pronouncements about abuses in medical sector that heavily impact the economy.

Dr Gerard Saltibus, says demands for sick leave from patients who do not need time off from work is on the increase. He believes it is being used as an excuse for employees not to report to work.

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Police Investigates Murder of 19 Yr Old Male

A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the body of a 19 year old man of Marchand.

Police Reports indicate that Santo Leopold was shot in the upper part of his body around 1:20 am on Saturday.

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Woman Arrested for Attempting to Ship Cocaine

A Bois Patat woman is currently in police custody after attempting to ship a package out of Saint Lucia.

The incident occurred on Tuesday August 27, 2013 when she attempted to ship a package using a local shipping agency.  During an examination of the package by Customs personnel they discovered what is suspected to be Cocaine.

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Fire Service Responds to an incident at the Vieux Fort Landfill

The Saint Lucia Fire Service responded to a report of an incident at the Vieux Fort Landfill around 8p.m. on Sunday 24th August, 2013.  Upon arrival, fire personnel discovered a fire concentrated to a large heap of tyres.  To date, the blaze continues.

A collaborative team comprising members from the Ministry of Health, the Saint Lucia Fire Service, the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority, the Department of Fisheries and the National Emergency Management Organisation have been working hard to assess the situation at the landfill and surrounding communities.

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Fete La Rose/ La Woz is Underway
The Grand Fete La Rose/ La Woz or the La Rose Feast Day is being celebrated on Friday 30th August. Programming for the Feast Day include a church service under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy at the Lady of the Assumption Church in Vieux Fort from 10 am, a parade through the streets of Vieux Fort which began from 11:30 am and group presentations near the Vieux Fort Library from 12:30 pm.

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Facebook Publishes Data on Government Requests for User Information

Facebook has for the first time published data on how often governments around the world request data on its users, and according to the social network,

The government of Barbados has made three quests on three individual users in the last six months.

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Women in Action on Women in Politics

The women’s arm of the United Workers Party has pledged to pay closer attention to the level of participation from women in local politics.

This comes following the election of what the WIA says is an unprecedented number of women on the party’s executive.

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Visit to Argentine Republic to Strengthen Relations with St. Lucia

A three member delegation headed by Saint Lucia´s Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation of Saint Lucia, Alva Baptiste, left the island for an official visit to the Argentine Republic from August 25-27, 2013. The central purpose of this visit is to strengthen relations between the two States primarily through South-South Cooperation. 

In this regard, a high level meeting will be held between Saint Lucia´s Minister for External Affairs and the Minister for External Affairs of the Argentine Republic, His Excellency Hector Timerman. In addition the Ministers are expected to finalize plans for the opening of an Argentine Embassy in Saint Lucia. 

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