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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Senior Citizen Reported Injured in Canaries Fire
A senior citizen is reported to have been injured in a fire at Canaries Saturday that affected three buildings.



According to information, the Soufriere Fire station received a call at approximately 10:25 a.m, about a structural fire.

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Police News
Police investigations have opened investigations into a suspected killing in Vieux Fort following the discovery of a badly battered body. Police have confirmed that it is that of Virgil Roberts—a 52 year old resident of Cantonement.

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Patient Attacked at  Accident & Emergency Department of the Victoria Hospital
Saturday's cutlass attack on a patient at the Accident & Emergency Department of the Victoria Hospital not only called into question to current security arrangements at the island main hospital but has also left staff traumatized and fearful for their safety. An emergency management meeting was convened on Monday to map out new security arrangements and guidelines to improve staff and patient safety from breaches of this nature.

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More Police News
Police investigations have officially opened into the killing of a Ciceron Woman on Sunday.

Sophiana Edward appeared to have sustained two stab wounds to the cheek and chest. Her death is registered as the 17th homicide for 2017.

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United and Strong Condemns the Current Circulation of Gay Pornography Involving Children
United and Strong has condemned the current circulation of a gay pornography via social media involving children.

According to Bennet Charles the video which surfaced last week displays images of children apparently being coerced into sexual acts by what he believes could be an adult.

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St Jude Hospital Receives Grant from the Government of Japan
St Jude Hospital, the main healthcare provider serving the southern half of St Lucia, has received a grant totaling USD$81,162 from the Government of Japan. The grant was presented by the Japanese Ambassador to St Jude Hospital Chairman – Dr Ulric Mondesir during an official signing ceremony on February 23, 2017 at the Office of the Prime Minister in Castries.

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She.lc Forum 2017 Launches
Following up on last year’s successful event, “She.lc” 2017 is once again poised to excite, honour and empower women under the theme Archetypes and stereotypes, on the occasion of International Women´s Day.

The Embassies of Spain, Mexico and the Alliance Française once again have proposed a cultural and social celebration in Saint Lucia with a triple objective.  It includes a cultural activity, emphasizing the role of women in the Arts. The forum will also commemorate the IWD, by stressing the importance of the empowerment of women as a basic pillar of social development. The idea is to promote the creativity of local artists giving them a space and a subject to create their own artistic expressions.

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Police News
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a forty nine (49) year old resident of Morne Panache, Dennery, namely, Clayton Justin.

Officers attached to the Richfond Police Station received a report reference to a chopping at Morne Panache, Grande Riviere, Dennery, about 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017. Clayton Justin allegedly received a single slash wound to the neck during a physical altercation. He was later pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner.

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Audio-Visual and Film Workshops Launch Speciality Caribbean EXPO 2017
Audio-Visual and Film workshops launch off the Speciality Caribbean EXPO capacity building programe at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground today.

The initiative comes out of collaboration between the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA), the Caribbean Youth Film Festival and the Audio Visual and Film Association. The purpose of these workshops is to assist writer/director and producer teams with some of the key skills in developing, financing and creating viable and commercial film products

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The St. Omer Family Responds to Calls for the Redesign of the National Flag
Suggestions made by a veteran politician to redesign the national flag have been met with strong resistance by a representative of the St Omer Family.

The national symbol was designed by the late Sir Dunstan St Omer and according to his son Alwyn St Omer, was a gift to the people of St Lucia.

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Lambert Academy Scandal News
The CEO of Lambirds Academy and two other co-defendants are today in court to fight Human Trafficking charges.

The case which has dragged on for almost two years involves the enrollment of dozens of Nepalese students who came to St Lucia to pursue higher learning. But they claimed that they were lured here under false pretenses.

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A Popular Business Establishment in Canaries has been Destroyed by Fire
A popular business establishment in Canaries has been destroyed by fire.

The incident occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday morning according to Fire Service Officials at Place Kassav.

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A Strong Call is Being Made for Revamping the National Flag
A strong call is being made for revamping the national flag to include an additional colour

It comes from veteran politician Peter Josie who is lobbying for the inclusion of red on the national symbol.

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Local Boat Owner Describes New Development as a 'Disaster Waiting to Happen'
A local boat owner is sounding the alarm in light of an unfolding development that which he describes as a disaster waiting to happen.

The situation involves a boat tour company which has acquired a fleet of dinghies, and is planning to having them self driven by tourists along the island’s coast.

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to Disclose Government’s Plan for the Nice Programme during Budget Address
The outcome of a review conducted into the NICE program has been released.

It comes following what the Prime Minister’s attaché Nancy Charles explains was a need to revisit the program to ascertain whether it was fulfilling its mandate.

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Protestors Demand Resignation of the Leader of Government Business Dr. Ubaldus Raymond
A small group of protesters converged on Parliament today ahead of the Senate sitting, demanding the resignation of the Leader of Government Business Dr Ubaldus Raymond.

Dr Raymond has been at the centre of a sex scandal with a former student of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

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St. Lucia Vendors and Dry Goods Association Replies on Issue of Illegal Connections
The President of the St Lucia Vendors and Dry Goods Association has shot back at the Chairman of the Castries Constituencies Council following an appeal against the illegal tapping of electricity.

In a statement released on Monday Peterson Francis noted that the CCC had every reason to believe claims that certain tenants were stealing electricity. He described that act as very disappointing and urged retailers operating from the Vendors arcade to desist from the practice.

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Raise Your Voice Calls for Further Clarity on Phased Opening of Forensic Lab
Meanwhile, Raise your Voice Secretary Catherine Sealys has called for further clarity on phased opening of the forensic lab.

Sealys who has been a strong advocate for the reopening of the facility says it is difficult to understand how the lab can be effective if it is not fully certified, sanitized and accredited before it can be opened.

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 Specialty Caribbean EXPO 2017 Opens this Month
The Daren Sammy Cricket ground is abuzz with activity in the lead up to the opening of the Specialty Caribbean EXPO 2017 (SCE 2017).

The event is expected to bring together exhibitors from the OECS and Martinique on one platform to display goods and services available in the sub-region. A number of buyers from the wider Caribbean, Canada and latin America have been invited to attend the event which is slated for early March.

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Mayor of Castries Issues Stern Warning to Vendors Amidst Claims of Illegal Connections
A stern warning has been issued by the mayor of Castries to vendors and tenants of the Castries Constituencies Council who are tapping electricity illegally.

This comes amid claims of illegal connection at the Vendor’s Arcade.

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