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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Phased Approach Adopted for the Reopening of the Forensic Lab
Calls for the reopening of the forensic lab have been answered after years of lobbying and public pressure.

The announcement was made on Friday during a press briefing where Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Minister Hermangild Francis explained that the Government has adopted a phased approach to the reopening, which it hopes will facilitate the transition to full operations.

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Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Calls on Government for New Initiatives to Create Employment
Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia has expressed concern over what it notes as Government’s failure to initiate any new social policies, initiatives or investments to create employment for the vulnerable.

The sentiment comes ahead of the pending non renewal of contracts for several workers attached to the National Initiative for Creating employment NICE, most of whom are women.

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Canadian Man Accused in the Drowning of a Four Year old Ordered to pay Compensation to the Boy’s Family
A Canadian man accused in the drowning of a four-year-old boy in Saint Lucia was ordered today to pay the sum of $75,000 in compensation to the boy’s family or be sent to jail for three years.

It is reported that the fine was paid.

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RCI Celebrates 56 Year Anniversary!
Radio Caribbean International is celebrating over five decades of broadcasting here.

Celebrating 56 years, Radio Caribbean boasts being the first station in St Lucia to broadcast 24 hour programming on the FM frequency.

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NICE Programme Under Review
The significance of International Women’s Day has been marred by the pending loss of employment for hundreds of Women contracted under the NICE program.

That’s the sentiment being expressed by Raise Your Voice St Lucia Secretary Catherine Sealys, who has criticized the outcome of a review of the program, that has been a lifeline for many marginalized women.

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St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association Launches 'Give A Heart' Foundation
The St Lucia Medical and Dental Association continues its celebration of love during the month of February by placing special focus on heart health.

Among the activities scheduled is the launch of the Give A Heart Foundation on February 25th , where physicians will pledge to give back to the community.

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 Saint Lucia to Celebrate 38th Anniversary of Independence
Minister with responsibility for Culture and Local Government Senator Fortuna Belrose has called on all Saint Lucians to continue to embrace activities for Saint Lucia’s 38th Anniversary of Independence which culminates on Wednesday February 22nd 2017.

On Sunday February 19th, the Government of Saint Lucia hosted a successful “Prayer, Praise and Worship” session at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground with persons from several different Religious denominations in attendance.

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Mayor of Castries Calls for Public Cooperation in the Fight Against Petty Crime Against Locals
The Mayor of Castries is urging for public cooperation and partnership with city police in the fight against petty crime against locals and visitors.

The call for patriotism comes ahead of independence celebrations here.

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Bay Gardens Resorts Discontinues Using Expanded Polystyrene Products Throughout its Properties
The Green Globe certified resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts has discontinued the use of all Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) products throughout its properties.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) products are very harmful to the environment as they are manufactured from non-renewable fossil fuels and synthetic chemicals which cannot be recycled or reused.  Studies have shown that animals sometimes mistake EPS for food which can kill them.  In the case of turtles and fish not only can they not digest it, but the foam could contain poisons, absorbed from contaminants floating in the water.

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Police News
Police have confirmed that the police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Fond Mange man has been charged.

Gilroy Gaston has been accused of causing the death of Yves Renee during a police operation in Marigot last month.

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Heated On Air Exchange is Being Used to Build a Case for Self Regulation
A heated exchange that got personal between talk show host Christopher Hunte and media practitioner Dale Elliot is being used to build a case for self regulation.

Among individuals commenting on the episode which took place on Monday this week is Newspaper publisher and Talk Show host Rick Wayne who is sometimes known to be radical with his content.

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Locals Continue to Call for Minister to Step Down, Amidst Scandal
The issue of morality continues to remain a hot topic here especially in the absence of a resignation from Dr Ubaldus Raymond.

The Minister in the Ministry of finance has been embroiled in a sex scandal with a teenage student who is now facing blackmail charges.

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Locals Stage Vigil to Honour the Memory of Murdered Active Hill Couple
All is in place for the staging of a vigil to honour the memory of a murdered Active Hill couple later today.

Sandrina Joseph and Jeffery Arbella were chopped to death while they slept in their home on February 1st.

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Saint Lucia's Teddyson John (TJ) Advances to Finals of International Soca Monarch
St. Lucia’s Teddyson John (TJ) for the second consecutive year has advanced to the finals of the Lotto Plus International Soca Monarch 2017.

Appearing at number forty- nine, the internationally award winning TJ delivered a dynamic and powerful performance on Sunday February 5th, at the Arima Velodrome.

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Lambirds Academy Scandal Continues
The CEO of Lambirds Academy who has been embroiled in a legal battle since 2015 has expressed confidence about the outcome of a March 2nd court hearing, where he will face Human Trafficking charges.

Dr Iftekar Sham says he is pleased with a court decision to drop two out of the three charges brought against him including money laundering, obtaining money by deception and Human trafficking, after over forty adjournments.

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Local Karatekas Prepares for Next Olympic Games in Japan
Work has begun to prepare local karatekas for the next Olympic Games in Japan. The sport is one of five added to the list of new entries approved by the International Olympic Committee. The others include baseball, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. A new Executive Committee was installed over the weekend to prepare the local martial artists for the 2020 event.

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NEMO to Test New Radio Broadcaster Interruption System
The National Emergency Management Organization is in the process of installing and testing its radio broadcaster interruption system at local media houses today.

The system is designed to interrupt regular programming to issue warnings and alerts about disasters.

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Young Woman Expresses Gratitude for Public Assistance following Mother's Suicide
A young woman who recently lost her mother to suicide is expressing gratitude to members of the public who have come forward with offers of assistance.

Chantel Marshall says her mother sudden passing has been difficult for her, especially since she was in the process of grieving for her father who has passed away about a year ago.

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Police News
The man accused of causing the death of an elderly Marisule woman is due to appear in court on Friday.

Police have confirmed that the court appearance comes two days after he was charged with the murder of Rose Ann Raymond.

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LUCELEC Employees Stage Sick Out
Employees of Lucelec who are members of the St Lucia Civil Service Association have apparently staged a sick out today.

The action is reportedly being taken over what workers believe is the slow pace at which negotiations between the management of the power company and their bargaining unit are moving.

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