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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Officials at the Department of Sustainable Development Announces Government’s Support for the Biosafety Bill.

After many years of planning, strategising and working progressively as a committee officials at the department of Sustainable Development have announced Government’s support for the biosafety bill.

As per Cabinet Conclusion #316 of 2017, the Government of Saint Lucia has endorsed the draft Biosafety Policy and issued instructions to the Attorney General’s Chambers to complete the Biosafety Bill and Regulations.

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St. Lucia's Division of Transport Issues Warning to Drivers Operating Outside of their Assigned Routes

The Division of Transport has been in receipt of a number of complaints from Public Omnibus Associations regarding piracy by permit holders of a different classification on a number of routes throughout the island.

The Division of Transport wishes to remind all Omnibus and Taxi operators that they are guided by the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act Section 69 subsections 1, 3 & 4 and Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations Section 88 Subsection 1 (a) & (b).

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Locals React to an Exchange between the Minister for Tourism and a Journalist During a Pre Cabinet Briefing

There is no shortage of reaction to an exchange between the Minister for Tourism and a local journalist during a pre cabinet briefing on Monday.

The back and forth ensued after Miguel Fevrier questioned Dominic Fedee on what appears to be a leaked document of a cabinet conclusion for government to grant duty free concessions to Sandals Resorts International on operational vehicles.

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Authorities take Disciplinary Action Against the Chairman of the Fire Service Welfare Association

Disciplinary action has been taken against the Chairman of the Fire Service Welfare Association over what authorities reportedly see as insubordination.

Informed sources indicate that Shane Felix has been suspended for 2 months without pay, after he allegedly raised opposition to taking on an assignment for which he is not qualified.

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St Lucia Blind Welfare Association Cautions Public Against Looking at the Eclipse with the Naked Eye

The excitement surrounding a historic solar eclipse has prompted officials from the Blind Welfare Association to issue a caution to St Lucians.

This comes just moments before the moon casts a shadow over the sun around 1pm today.

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Stowaway Detained at Miami International Airport

Authorities say a stowaway on a flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami was spotted emerging from the plane’s wheel well and sent back home.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mike Silva said Monday the man was a Dominican national.

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Inmate Involved in Altercation at the St. Lucia Bordelais Correctional Facility

An inmate of the Bordelais Correctional Facility who is believed to have started a prison riot several months ago has landed in hot water again.

This time, Junior Duncan is reported to have been involved in an altercation with another inmate Emmerson Donelly at the Maximum security unit.

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Police News

Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred at Assou Canal on Saturday at around 9:45 pm.

It is reported that 25 year old Grande Riviere resident, Ivan Albert, was heading home when shots were fired at him from a vehicle.

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St Lucia Stars Captain Daren Sammy has been sacked!

St Lucia Stars Captain Daren Sammy has been sacked!

The news came late Thursday when the management of the St Lucia Stars announced the appointment of Shane Watson as team captain for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

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LIAT Announces Cancellation of Several Flights Following Passage of Tropical Storm Harvey

LIAT has advised passengers that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, several destinations have been affected.

Several airport closures and late opening times the following flights have been cancelled for Friday 18th August, 2017: They include:

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Government Issues Islandwide Shutdown Following Reports of Tropical Storm Harvey's Projects Path Over St. Lucia

Business in St Lucia came to a halt today following a statement released by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet this morning.

The statement was prompted by the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey which had been projected on a path directly over or close to St Lucia.

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Police News

The father of the island’s latest homicide victim says he does not expect to see justice in the shooting death of his son.

Michael Cherubin also known as Mike says justice was not served after both of his son’s hands were chopped off over 20 years ago, and as such he does not expect a different outcome now.

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Government to Announce New Location for National Cultural Centre and the CDF Offices Soon

Despite strong opposition to plans for the relocation of the National Cultural Centre and the CDF Offices, government has announced that its decision on the matter will be finalized in the next two weeks.

Discussions on the move have been ongoing between the artist community and the Minister for Culture Fortuna Belrose for some time now.

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St. Lucia's Minister for Culture Receives Strong Criticism over Treatment of Local Contingent to Carifesta

The island’s Minister for Culture was on the receiving end of strong criticism over the government’s treatment of a local contingent to Carifesta.

It came from a former Executive Director at the CDF, Kennedy Samuel, during Wednesday’s Newsspin program which featured, Senator Fortuna Belrose.

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Met Officials Warn St. Lucians to Brace for Impending Bad Weather

A caution has been issued by met officials, warning St Lucians to brace for bad weather that could begin to affect the island this evening.

According to Met Officer Andre Joyeaux, the system is the closest to the region, among three that has become better organized.

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Police News

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a forty one (41) year old resident of Vanard, Anse La Raye.

Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a shooting, at Ravine Poisson, about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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St. Lucia Stars Registers Sixth Consecutive Loss at Home

The momentum of the St Lucia Stars was crushed last night after the team registered its 6th consecutive loss at home.

For many fans of the Daren Sammy led team, it appeared that the players had scored a comfortable total with 173 runs, their all time best in the tournament.

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Grenadian Academic to be first Among OECS Citizens to be Featured in a Series that Recognizes Successful Individuals

A Grenadian academic is the first among a list of OECS citizens to feature prominently in a series that will recognize successful individuals in the sub-region and the diaspora.

The initiative which is being coordinated by the OECS Commission began today.

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NEMO Director Urges Saint Lucians to Prepare for the ‘Worst Case Scenario’ During the Atlantic Hurricane Season

Revised predictions for the Hurricane season have prompted a strong caution from the Director of NEMO.

Velda Joseph, has urged Saint Lucians to prepare for the ‘worst case scenario’ during the current Atlantic Hurricane season.

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Police News

A middle aged man of Monchy is suspected to have drowned over the weekend according to local authorities.

Reliable sources have confirmed that the body of John Mason was fished out of the Rodney Bay Marina on Sunday.

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