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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Individual Remains in Police Custody as Investigations Continue into Death of Laborie Resident

One individual remains in police custody in relation to investigations currently underway into the death of Sadia Byron, but no charges have been laid.

The disclosure came from the Assistant Police Commissioner for Crime Management George Nicholas who informed that the other individual who had been detained has not been ruled out as a possible suspect.

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Six Hundred St. Lucians to Receive Hearing Aid from Starky Foundation

Over six hundred people in need of hearing aids have benefited from a screening exercise conducted by the Starky Foundation.

Screening commenced on Monday 13th November and will run through the first week of January 2018. Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean, Tamiann Young explained that the foundation focuses on providing hearing aids for persons who are not in a position to afford them.

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Police News

An employer who shot a construction worker on the job on Wednesday has been released without charge pending further investigation.

Police have opened an investigation into the incident that occurred at a hotel construction site on Pigeon Island, Gros Islet.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Kernius Charley, a twenty-seven (27) year old resident of Bois Patat, Castries.

On Saturday November 11, 2017 about 6:15p.m, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries responded to a report of stabbing at Odlum City in Bois Patat, Castries.

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Medical Officials Provide Update on the Soufriere Hospital After Fire Destroys Section of the Facility

Medical Officials have provided an update on the Soufriere Hospital after a fire destroyed a section of the facility last week.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Merlene Fredericks spoke with RCI news earlier today while on a tour of the hospital.

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Local Entrepreneur Secures Deal on Popular US-Based TV Show, Shark Tank

Lucian-born entrepreneur Joshua Esnard cried tears of joy after he secured a deal on the popular US-based TV show, Shark Tank.

Esnard, 31, walked away with a deal with Daymond John, who he referred to as his idol.

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St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre Conducts One Day Training on Two Way Radio Communication

The need for an effective and reliable communications system is imperative in light of what experts have described as the most devastating hurricane season on record, rendering communities and islands cut-off from the rest of the world.

It is with this thrust that staff of the St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre via the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) conducted a one day training session in two way radio communication. Serona Leonce is the Chairperson of the Wellness Centre disaster committee.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Sadia Byron a thirty-three (33) year old resident of Laborie, Vieux Fort.

On Friday, November 10, 2017 about 2:00p.m. Sadia Byron was reported as missing by a family member. She was reportedly last seen about 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 09, 2017.

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St. Lucia Observes International Day Against Child Abuse and Universal Children’s Day

St Lucia joins the international community to put the spotlight on children with the observance of International Day against Child Abuse and Universal Children’s Day this month.

The global observances take place on November 19th and 20th respectively and are intended to raise a collective awareness to the potential of children.

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St. Lucia Homicide Record Reaches New High

The latest in a record number of recorded homicides this year has sparked the ire of lobbyist groups here.

Among them is the Secretary of raise Your Voice St Lucia who maintains that government leaders must bear some of the responsibility for the state of crime in St Lucia.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Kirk Dwight Prospere a twenty-eight (28) year old resident of La Clery, Castries.

On Thursday, November 09, 2017 about 1:00 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Gros Islet, responded to a report of a shooting at Pigeon Point, Gros Islet.

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Firefighters Respond to Reports of Fire in Beausejour, Gros Islet

Firefighters have responded to a building on fire in Beausejour, Gros Islet.

Reports are that the building houses a factory that sells tiles – located near Real Foods, KFC’s main office.

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Health Services at the Soufriere Hospital has been Suspended as a Result of Fire

Health services have been suspended at the Soufriere hospital after fire tore through a section of the facility in the early hours of Thursday morning.

According to the Parliamentary representative for Soufriere Herod Stanislaus, the blaze started in a room where patient records were kept. He credited the swift action by firefighters for containing the blaze to only area of the hospital. A clean up exercise began immediately in an effort to return normalcy to the hospital.

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Events Company of St Lucia Launches Soleil Festival 2018

The Soleil Suite of festivals along with a full calendar was unveiled when Events Company of St Lucia launched its 2018 program.

Industry partners gathered for the unveiling at the Sandals Grande to get the core line up for the Food and Rum Festival scheduled for January 12th to 14th, Saint Lucia Jazz from May 6th – 13th, Saint Lucia Carnival from June to July 2018 followed by Roots & Soul, August 31st to September 2nd. The festival will culminate with Arts & Heritage Month in October.

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Stage Set for 2018 Soleil Festival

The stage is set for the launch of the 2018 Soleil suite of festivals.

It is set to roll out when Events Company St Lucia hosts a formal ceremony this evening to announce the line-up and other details of the five festivals under the Soleil umbrella.

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Raise Your Voice St Lucia Calls for Legislation to Prohibit Revenge Porn

Renewed calls for legislation that will prohibit revenge porn have come from a local group that advocates for the rights of women and children.

Raise Your Voice St Lucia’s Secretary Catherine Sealys says the situation is becoming more widespread with no repercussions for those who choose to distribute footage or images of their victims who may be engaged in sexual acts.

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More Police News

In more news, Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a fifty three (53) year old resident of Bisee, Castries, namely Hubert Joseph.

On Monday the 6th day of November 2017 about 8:00am, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries received a report of a suspicious death.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Shervon Ashton a twenty-four (24) year old resident of Bocage, Castries.

On Tuesday November 7th about 6:10 am, the body of Shervon Ashton was discovered at Crown Lands, Bexon. Thereafter, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department proceeded to the scene to conduct investigations.

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Flotilla Marks Start of 2017 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

Preparations for the hosting of the 2017 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers are in high gear as officials at Events Company St Lucia get set for a sponsors check presentation ceremony today.

The annual race which into its 30th year starts off in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ends at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina in St Lucia.

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Police News

Police have launched an investigation into what appears to be the suspicious death of a young man.

The male body was discovered at Deglos early this morning around 5am.

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