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.
St. Lucia Set for Food and Rum Festival
St. Lucia Set for Food and Rum Festival
St. Lucian spirits and cuisine are expected to feature prominently when the Food and Rum festival opens here from January 12th to 14th.
Another Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Soufriere Hospital
Another Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Soufriere Hospital
The incident occurred on December 7th, nearly four weeks after a section of the facility was damaged on 9th November 2017.
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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St. Lucia Mourns the Passing of Equine Industry Consultant Winston Trim

Winston Andrew Trim was a true pioneer for the horse racing culture in Saint Lucia. Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet said as much when he spoke on Monday about the 50-year-old who lost his life on Sunday March 26th 2017 in an automobile accident in Micoud.

At the time of his death, Equine Industry Consultant Winston Trim had been working closely with the Government of Saint Lucia and Desert Star Holdings Limited on building Saint Lucia’s first horse racing facility as part of the Pearl of the Caribbean project in the town of Vieux Fort.

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Local Motorist Lauds Plans for Installation of Parking Meters in Castries

Plans for the pending installation of parking meters that will alleviate parking issues in Castries have been applauded by a local motorist.

The announcement was recently made by the Chairman on the Castries Constituencies council Peterson Francis, who explained that the device will assist with congestion and other traffic problems in the city.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Sunday, March 26, 2017, about 4:00 p.m. at Escap, Micoud.

The incident involved a minibus registration number M791, travelling in the direction of Castries, and a motorcycle travelling toward Vieux Fort.

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St Lucia Fire Service Registers Sixty Nine Distress Calls Over the Weekend

A road fatality in the south of the island on Sunday is among a total of sixty nine distress calls registered with emergency services over the weekend.

Assistant Divisional Officer at eth St Lucia Fire Service Jermaine William confirmed that the incident occurred in Micoud, when a motorcycle came into contact with a minibus.

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Saint Lucia Inland Revenue Department Launches Electronic Payment Service

The Inland Revenue Department today launched its Electronic Payment Service which enables taxpayers to make tax payments in the comfort of their homes or offices.

Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Sophia Henry is elated with this development which enhances customer experience and led by example in making the first payment.

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Pay-By-License-Plate Parking Terminals to be Installed in Castries

Pay-By-License-Plate Parking Terminals will be installed in the William Peter Boulevard and on various streets in the city, giving motorists additional options for parking.

The new multi-space meters will help decrease illegal parking and create more parking availability for shoppers and visitors to the City.

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Cul De Sac Quarry Owner Reacts to Devastating Loss Following Explosion

The owner of the Cul De Sac quarry and prominent businessman Rayneau Gajadhar has been reacting to the devastating loss following Tuesday’s explosion.

Gajadhar says he is not in a position to disclose the facts surrounding the incident, as his company has made the plight of the injured and dead, its priority.

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Update on Investigation into the Electrocution of Choiseul Local

An update on Investigations into the electrocution of a Choiseul man over the weekend has been released by officials at the St Lucia Electricity Services Ltd.

This after emergency officials confirmed that the man was holding on to a stay wire at the time of his death.

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Three People Confirmed Dead in Explosion at the Cul De Sac Quarry

Medical officials have confirmed that three people are dead and four others who sustained serious injuries in an explosion at the Cul De Sac quarry on Tuesday have been airlifted to Martinique for medical treatment.

The incident which occurred some time after 5pm activated a mass casualty response from medical officials here.

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St. Lucia Ministry of Labour to Clamp Down on Foreign Nationals Working Illegally

The Ministry of Labour is embarking on a drive to clamp down on foreign nationals working in Saint Lucia illegally. It has been brought to the attention of the Labour Department, that there are individuals employed at various organizations here without a valid Work Permit.

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State Funeral Planned for the Late Derek Walcott

A state funeral is being planned for the late Derek Walcott.

An exception has been made, by the Cabinet of Ministers in the tradition which is usually reserved for State officials.

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LUCELEC Experts Conduct Investigation into the Electrocution of a Choiseul Man Over the Weekend

Technical experts at the St Lucia Electricity Services Ltd are currently conducting a thorough investigation into the electrocution of a Choiseul man over the weekend.

This comes after emergency officials report that a distress call was registered with the department led to the discovery of a man who was found holding on to a stay wire near one of LUCELEC's poles.

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Local Newspaper Marks Thirty Year Milestone

The Star Publishing Company has marked a thirty year milestone.

According to its publisher and talk show host Rick Wayne the paper opened here with the aim of highlighting many of the darker human interest stories that no one else dared to touch.

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Family of the late Sir Derek Walcott Issues Statement

The family of the late Derek Walcott has issued a statement following his passing.

It notes that Derek Alton Walcott, poet, playwright, and painter died peacefully today, Friday 17th March, 2017, at his home in Cap Estate, Saint Lucia.

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St. Lucia Mourns the Passing of its Own, Nobel Prize Winner Sir Derek Walcott

Legendary writer, poet and painter Sir Derek Walcott is dead.

The Nobel Prize winner for Literature died at his Cap Estate residence early this morning following what appears to have been multiple organ failure. Sir Derek was undergoing dialysis treatment.

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St Lucia Observes World Consumer Rights Day
The focus of World Consumer rights Day is being described as timely following news of the arrest of a St Lucian man in connection with an ATM scam in St Vincent.

The global observance which was held under the theme “Building a digital world consumers can trust,” was held on March 15th.

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Plans in Motion to Amend Existing Traffic Legislation ahead of the Implementation of Parking Meters in the City
Plans are in motion to amend existing traffic legislation ahead of the implementation of parking meters in the City.

The move is being spearheaded by the Castries Constituencies Council and the Attorney General’s Chambers, in an effort to relieve traffic congestion in Castries.

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Police News
A 22 year old St Lucian man has been charged as police continue an investigation into an ATM scam in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Jammy Harry, is accused of stealing a total of EC$15,500 from Michelle Williams, Curvis Lewis and Willis Pope in separate incidents which occurred between March 10th and 12th, 2017.

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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Recognize the Achievement of Six Spas Under the Beauty & Wellness Certification Programme

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will recognize the achievement of six spas which have attained the Saint Lucia Quality Logo under the Beauty & Wellness Certification Programme.

The Beauty and Wellness Certification Programme is a three tier system, for which beauty and wellness establishments can become certified as having met the strictest requirements for hygiene and safety practices in their establishments.

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Police News

An eighteen year old is dead as a result of a stabbing Friday night at Barre Denis.

The deceased has been identified as Jamal Frederick who sustained a stab wound to the stomach.

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