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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Local Partners Await the Arrival of the First Vessels in ARC

Local partners involved in the Atlantic Ally for Cruisers race are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first vessels in the nautical voyage, with a packed program of activities.

Spearheading the welcoming party for the sailors is the St Lucia Yacht Club which has planned among other activities an extempo night and a beach fun day in early December.

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St. Lucia Government Initiates the Christmas Stimulus Programme

The government is moving to provide a short term financial reprieve for several thousand unskilled workers ahead of the Christmas season.

The announcement comes from the island’s Minister for Equity Lenard Montoute, who informed that the government has initiated Christmas Stimulus Programme that will offer people jobs in the various constituencies.

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Hewanorra International Airport Expansion Among Topics Being Debated at Upper House

The Airport Redevelopment Project was among the major topics being debated in the Upper House today, as government seeks to borrow 400 million dollars to fund the expansion of the Hewanorra International Airport.

Among Senators supporting the bill was Mauricia Thomas Francis who appealed for government to be swift about redevelopment thrust.

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EU includes St. Lucia on Blacklist for Tax Haven Countries

A local Chartered Accountant has reacted with surprise to a report suggesting that St Lucia is among other world countries that have been blacklisted by the European Union on its first list of tax havens.

Barbados and South Korea are also on the list of 17 territories with the EU regulations on Tax havens.

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Civil Status Registry Inadvertently Closes Due to Disruption to the Operations of Both Offices

Operations return to normal after the sudden suspension of services at the Civil Status Registry and Office of the Adjudicator.

The Civil Status Registry and the Office of the Adjudicator inadvertently remained closed for the better part of Tuesday, December 5, 2017. This, after an electrical fault resulted in temporary disruption to the operations of both offices.

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Annoucement: Urgent Care Services Moved from Soufriere Hospital to the Etangs Wellness Centre

Medical officials have issued a public reminder that 24 hour urgent care services which were being delivered at the Soufriere hospital have now been moved to the Etangs Wellness Centre.

This comes in the aftermath of a major fire that has rendered the facility inoperable.

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December Festivals to Open this Weekend

The December Festivals opened this weekend with the staging of the Lantern competition at the National Cultural Centre, a showing that organizers have described as impressive.

That's according to Marketing officer at the CDF Medalese Breene who noted an increase in the number of new junior entrants in the contest this year.

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 Another Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Soufriere Hospital Structure

The Soufriere Hospital was again the scene of another fire within one month, this time causing extensive structural damage and the loss of vital pieces of equipment and supplies.

The incident occurred on December 7th, nearly four weeks after a section of the facility was damaged on 9th November 2017.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Cecil Moise, consequent to a vehicular accident which occurred on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, about 9:55 p.m. along the Bexon Highway, Cul de Sac.

Cecil Moise, a sixty eight (68) year old resident of Marc, Bexon, was commuting along the said highway, on foot, when a collision, involving the mentioned pedestrian and a motorcar, occurred. Cecile Moise was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital via ambulance, where he succumbed, about 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, 29 November, 2017, due to injuries sustained.

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Fuel Prices Remain Unchanged in St. Lucia

The Public is notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline (unleaded) remains unchanged.

The retail price for LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders, diesel, and Kerosene have been changed. The price changes take effect from Monday, November 27, 2017:

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a report of Aggravated Burglary at the Corinth Secondary School.

On Wednesday November 22, 2017 about 3:00 am, Officers attached to Criminal Investigations Department, Gros Islet, responded to a report of Burglary at the Corinth Secondary School, Gros Islet.

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St. Lucia to Observe Diabetes Awareness Month

The month of November is recognized as Diabetes Awareness Month. The observance aims to raise awareness and provide support to persons living with diabetes while educating the public on how to manage and limit the chances of getting diabetes.

Communications Officer at the Ministry of Health Glen Simon has more.

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Officials to Discuss Issues Related to the Paint Industry in Saint Lucia

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture has met with Department of Commerce Officials, to discuss issues related to the Paint Industry in Saint Lucia regarding what is described as a disturbing practice in the paint industry by a new entrant.

According to a statement from the Chamber, the license granted to USA owned and operated business, Sherwin Williams to operate here has expired and has not been renewed for the past year, because the firm has been operating outside of the terms of the license.

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Police News

Police are investigating a robbery and wounding incident at the Corinth Secondary School in Gros Islet.

According to reports bandits stole a number of items from the principal’s office and the staff room, including computers.

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 Louise Victor to Grace the Stage at the Miss Universe Pageant

St Lucia’s representative at the Miss Universe beauty pageant has described the experience competing at the international level as one of the fiercest and intense.

Louise Victor who will grace the stage in the finals of the event scheduled for Sunday night says she is satisfied with her performances in the preliminary rounds of the competitions which concluded on Monday night.

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St. Lucia Department of Statistics Releases Unemployment Figures

Unemployment figures in St Lucia have dropped according to a new report compiled by the Department of Statistics.

The conclusion was made following a comparison of the figures in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2017.

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St. Lucians Welcome News of New Addition to the West Indies Cricket Team

Former Cricket Commentator and sports broadcaster Joseph Reds Pereira has commented on the selection of another St Lucian on the West Indies Cricket Team.

Kimami Melius who has been impressive in his performance both here and abroad has been named in the Under 19 cricket World Cup Squad.

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Police News

One person is currently in custody assisting with Police investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Anthony Francois aka Barrel, a thirty three (33) year old resident of La Clery, Castries.

On Saturday November 18, 2017 about 7:20pm, officers attached to the Marchand Police Station responded to a report of a shooting at Black Mallet, Marchand.

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Family Recounts Details Surrounding Death of Laborie Resident as Investigation into the Homicide of Sadia Byron Continues

The killing of Sadia Byron and the ongoing investigation into what has been listed as the island’s 51st homicide has reopened old wounds for a Laborie family.

This, as a woman identified as Brenda recounted the details surrounding the murder of her brother Marcus Nelson during Thursday’s Newsspin programme. Nelson had sustained a severed wrist and was stabbed multiple times in the head and chest on January 6th near his Mon Repos home. The death was registered as the 2nd for 2016.

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Police News
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an unidentified male during an alleged armed robbery. On Thursday November 16, 20...

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