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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Tonight! Saint Lucia 'Hot' Couture
St. Lucians are in for a major surprise when organizers of the fashion forward Hot Couture put on an art extravaganza this evening.

The event which is into its second year will be held at the Johnsons Centre in Rodney Bay, where according to the Artistic Director Mae Wayne, work has been ongoing non-stop to transform the space into a spectacular venue for patrons.

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Saint Lucia National Trust Observes International Day for Monuments
“We in the Caribbean must exploit our rich heritage for our souls, our children’s sake, for the world and for the huge economic potential they have”, so said Senator Henry Fraser, the key note speaker at the Saint Lucia National Trust’s (SLNT) inaugural Trust Pioneers Lecture series.

The event was staged as part of the Trust’s activities to mark International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day under the distinguished auspices of the Governor General of Saint Lucia and Patron of the Trust, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy.

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06
Saltibus Road Repair to be Completed Today
Motorists traversing the Saltibus road are expected to have a smoother experience as potholing works being conducted by the Ministry of Infrastructure on that road are expected to be completed today.  

The project which has been described as challenging in the initial stages by the Engineering Assistant at the Ministry of Infrastructure Vaughan Edwin, began on April 10th.

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St. Lucia’s Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy Delivers Throne Speech at House of Assembly
St. Lucia’s Governor General has urged for the country to maintain its resolve as it struggles to remain afloat amid the rough economic tide.

Dame Pearlette made the call earlier today while delivering the Throne Speech in the House of Assembly.

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05
Authorities Investigate Theft of Water Resource Management Agency
Bandits have made off with another important piece of equipment which was being used by the Water Resource Management Agency again.

Authorities say the rain gauge equipment which had been installed in an area at the George the 5th Park in Castries for over a century, was stolen on Friday morning.

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Top Chef Finalist Nina Compton-Miller to be part of Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival
Internationally renowned chef and finalist in Bravo’s Top Chef Reality show Nina Compton-Miller arrived in Saint Lucia yesterday, Sunday May 4th to a hero’s welcome and in time for the grand finale of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival.
 
Nina Compton was met at the Hewanorra International airport in the south by a delegation comprising her mom Lady Janice Compton, the Minister of Tourism Lorne Theophilus, Director of Tourism Louis Lewis and other officials of the Ministry of Tourism and the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association, friends and well-wishers.

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02
 Capella Marina at Marigot Bay Presents 2014 Jazz on the Bay Festival
The Capella Marina at Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia presents the sweet sounds of music and the Caribbean spirit with the 2014 Jazz on the Bay Festival. To coincide with Saint Lucia’s 23rd Annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, visitors and locals alike will celebrate the rich music history of Saint Lucia, dance, spa specials, poetry, arts and crafts and also savor some of the island’s best dishes at the Capella Marina.

Unlike previous years, the free festival will be held over two days, kicking off on Friday, May 2nd from noon to 10:00 pm and Saturday, May 3rd from noon to 10:00 pm, featuring more than 20 musical performances.

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Kassav Set to Perform this Weekend!
Right on the heels of a fiery opening to the St Lucia Jazz Festival, The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation is set to host what is being described as the most electrifying fringe event in the West Coast town.

On Thursday May 1st the mini stadium in Soufriere is expected to come alive as the well loved Zouk Band Kassav, enthuses patrons with their music.

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Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival Opens Tonight!
With more than 65 musical performances, art showcases, and a couture fashion show, the 23rd annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival will have travellers moving and shaking across the island.

The 12-day celebration kicks off on this evening at the People’s Auditorium at the Mindoo Philip Park, and runs through May 11th featuring a series of “festivals-within-the-festival,” infused with local culture, talent and cuisine.

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Residents Concerned at State of the Island's Roads
The Water and Sewerage Company is being accused on shoddy work on sections of the island’s roads following repairs to the company’s mains.

The concern comes from minibus operator Philip Jn Baptiste who opines that the situation puts the lives and safety of motorists and passengers at risk.

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Public Voices Concern at the Increasing Crime Rate in St. Lucia
A constitutional rights attorney has lamented the failure of local authorities to get a handle on the crime situation here. The concern comes as the island recorded its 12th homicide for 2014 and the many cases which continue to remain unsolved

Mr. Martinus Francois notes that the police force is powerless to deal with the level of crime in St Lucia.

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24
New Tax Hike on Goods Imported from Barbados
St. Lucia has announced the imposition of a 70 percent tax on Barbadian goods effective May 1 and local authorities there must be open and frank discussions on the matter.

But Castries has in the past pointed to a 2012 CORED decision which allows for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) lesser developed countries (LDC) to implement the duty on products from the region’s more developed countries.

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Saint Lucia Ranked as one of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Destinations in the World
News that Saint Lucia has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Destinations in the World, according to an article on an international cruise website, has caught the attention of at least one tourism official here.

Maritime Consultant Cuthbert Didier notes that while there is no scientific basis for the conclusions made in the article, it creates a particular impression upon any reader who does not have ready access to the facts.

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St. Lucia Celebrates World Book and Copyright Day
Today (April 23rd) the world celebrates World Book and Copyright Day under the theme – "History and Stories,” followed by the celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on Saturday 26th April under the theme; ‘Movies – A Global Passion’

ECCO in collaboration with the Central Library and the Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property Office with the support of UNESCO is helping mark the joint celebrations by hosting a week long exhibition at the Central Library highlighting the work of creativity.

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Sir Arthur Jazz Scheduled for May 2
The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is set to stage its inaugural Sir Arthur Jazz on Friday May 2, 2014, hoping to be an established part of St. Lucia’s premier cultural event.

“Sir Arthur Jazz” will prominently feature talented singers and musicians from the College and secondary schools in St. Lucia.

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Easter Fair Chock to take place this Sunday
Responding to  frequent complaints that there are not enough activities on island to engage young children, one young teacher is planning what she hopes will be an engaging and fun day for children and parents alike.

Shernel Chouloutte a teacher of challenged youth who has a special understanding, of the needs of children has organized a fun activity for children that has almost become extinct in Saint Lucia. She is putting on a grand fair on Easter Sunday, and with the help of like-minded friends and family, the special needs educator has dubbed the activity an Easter Fair Chock, full of fun and games for the young ones.

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Hon Emma Hippolyte Speaks on Recent Deaths in the North
The discovery of dead bodies in the north of the island has caught the attention of the Parliamentary Representative for Gros Islet, prompting her to put forward a recommendation to address the situation.

Authorities are pursuing investigations into the discovery of two bodies which have been found at separate locations in Gros Islet in as many weeks.

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Les Brown is Heading to St. Lucia!
World renowned Motivational Speaker, Author and TV Personality – Les Brown – is headed to St. Lucia next week, for what is expected to be a life-changing experience for many.

According to organizers excitement and anticipation is building, over his visit to St. Lucia within the business community and among ordinary St. Lucians, who are looking for a dose of motivation to spur them on to success.

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Jazz on the Square Returns for 2014 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival
The highly popular lunchtime concert series Jazz on the Square returns to the heart of the nation’s capital with three days of contemporary Caribbean cross-over music.  

Staged annually at the Derek Walcott Square in downtown Castries, the 2014 Jazz on the Square line-up includes nine dynamic performances by top local and regional acts from Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Barbados. Performances start on Wednesday May 7 and continue through Friday May 09.

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Mocha Bridge Repair Works Now Complete
Repair works on the Mocha Bridge in Soufriere, which sustained major structural damage as a result of Hurricane Tomas, has been completed

The new structure is a two (2) lane 9.6 metres wide bridge, and has a total span of 14.6 metres. One (1) pedestrian sidewalk was included, while safety railings were placed on either side of the bridge. River protection works using strong stone system were used to prevent erosion and ensure proper flow and alignment is maintained. Concrete road drains were also built to channel run-off water and to protect the new structure.

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