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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Dennery Bridge to be named 'Alba'
A declaration made by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, indicating that a bridge which is now under construction in Dennery will be known as the ALBA Bridge has been described as interesting.

The news appears to have further fuelled questions from the Opposition United Workers Party about the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas and St Lucia’s membership in the bloc.

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21 Days Movie Released
Controversy brews ahead of the premiere of the movie 21 Days, between St Lucian producer Dale Elliot and the author of non-fiction book titled Glory Days & Tragedy, Therold Prudent.

In a statement released earlier today, Prudent says he welcomes the idea of his work being produced locally and would like to encourage the people of Saint Lucia to turn out in large numbers to support this monumental achievement. But, he has expressed his deep disappointment in Mr. Elliott’s decision to not seek his input and guidance and to not ensure that there was a greater role for persons within the Gros Islet community during the production of the movie.

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Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival App Now Available
Greater strides are being made to broaden the global reach of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival with the introduction of a highly interactive mobile app.

Targeted at tech savvy festival patrons, the App affords smart phone users with Android or IOS powered devices the ability to view the complete festival lineup, book hotel rooms and car rentals.  Additionally, the App is compatible with social media, enabling users to set reminders and sync with friends who plan on attending the festival’s various events.

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Herman “De Ashanti” Hippolyte Awarded the Saint Lucia Medal of Merit (Silver) for his Contribution to the Arts
The Saint Lucia Calypso Association congratulates Herman “De Ashanti” Hippolyte on being awarded the Saint Lucia Medal of Merit (Silver) SLMM, for his contribution to the arts (calypso).  

The Association is indeed elated to learn of such commendation being bestowed on one of its very own. Hippolyte has had a long sterling career in Calypso, and has made an invaluable contribution to the art form.

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Police Investigates Death of 43 year old Male
Officers attached to the Major Crimes Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 43 year old Francis Auguste of La Croix Maingot, Castries.

It is alleged that on Thursday, February 27, 2014, the deceased was involved in a physical altercation with a known individual on Jeremie Street, Castries. As a result of that altercation, Auguste received a blow to the face causing him to fall onto the pavement and sustained injuries.

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Construction Stimulus Package Closes
Members of the public have been advised that due to the official closure of the construction stimulus package on February 28th, the cost of bringing goods covered by the package will now be adjusted to include levies which were removed under the program.

The taxes being referred to are 15% vat in cases where vat is applicable, Import duty ranging from 5 to 20 % and service charge of 5%.

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Parents to Receive Financial Assistance for School Supplies following Christmas Eve Trough
Consistent with an announcement made by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony, in his New Years Address to the Nation, parents will begin to receive financial assistance to purchase school supplies lost as a result of the Christmas Eve trough.

Press Secretary Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel explains that the first disbursement will be made to parents and guardians in the community of Vieux Fort on Wednesday march 5th 2014.

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Mexico pledges Support to St. Lucia following Christmas Eve Trough
Another country, this time Mexico, has extended help and support to Saint Lucia following the Christmas Eve Trough.

Two weeks after a visit to Saint Lucia by a Mexican delegation led by Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Jose Antonio Meade Kuribena, the Government of Mexico donated USD$500, 000.00 for post trough rehabilitation works.

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Traffic Department Investigates Vehicular Accident along Deglos and Bexon Highway
Several persons were injured as a result of a serious vehicular accident which occurred at the intersection of Deglos and Bexon Highway, about 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Information reaching the police indicates that a motor pick-up driven by Joachim Lewis of Grande Riviere, Dennery and a motor omnibus driven by Wilson Roberts of Vieux Fort, were both travelling along the Bexon Highway in the direction of Castries. The two vehicles collided when the motor pick-up attempted to make a right turn into the Deglos Junction.

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Visitor Arrivals Increase for the First Month of 2014
Following the posting of a record year in 2013 and perhaps the best performance on record to date for the tourism industry, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board is again basking in news of increases in visitor arrivals for the first month of 2014.

The year opens with the month of January recording a 7% increase in stay-over arrivals by air and ferry over the same period in 2013. Statistical data reveal that a total of 27,643 stay-over visitors set foot on Saint Lucian soil for the month of January 2014.

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Pope Francis Voices Concern on the Recent Unrest in Venezuela

Pope Francis says he is concerned about recent unrest in Venezuela, in which at least 13 people have died.

Speaking at the end of his weekly general audience, the Pope said he hoped that 'violence and hostility will cease as soon as possible.' He called on the Venezuelan people to promote reconciliation through mutual forgiveness ans sincere dialogue.

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The Russians Are Coming!

The disclosure has come from Marine Consultant in the Ministry of Tourism - Mr. Cuthbert Didier. Hey says they will be arriving on March 23rd to participate in a Business Regatta.

While here, the 120 high end Russian Nationals will seek business opportunities.

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Attorneys File Lawsuit Against the US on behalf of Richard Frederick

Attorneys for former Saint Lucia Housing Minister Richard Frederick have filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Washington, DC, claiming compensatory and punitive damages of $25 Million in relation to the Revocation in 2011 of his Diplomatic and Non-Immigrant US Visas.

Among those reportedly named in the action are key United States interests.

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Opposition Leader Congratulates Dr. Didacus Jules on New Post
Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Gale Rigobert extends her congratulations to Dr. Didacus Jules on his ascension to the post of Director-General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Dr. Jules has distinguished himself as an effective and results driven Executive. He has already made an indelible mark as Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). His stint at CXC, one of our longstanding and hallmark regional institutions, is characterised by boldness and stellar leadership.

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Micoud South Protests Postponed
The organizer of a planned demonstration to protest the poor quality of water in the Micoud South community on February 22nd has been forced to postpone the event.

Chairperson of the Micoud South Development Committee Philip Jn Baptiste says residents are left without the precious resource for extended periods, adding that the quality of water is further compromised whenever it rains.

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St. Lucia Featured on the Bachelor Reality Show
Fresh on the heels of St Lucia’s debut in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine, the island is poised to steal the spotlight on the international stage again.

St Lucia will be featured for the second time on this season’s hit TV reality series The Bachelor, which airs on ABC.

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Police Investigate Accident Along the Millennium Highway
The Traffic Department is investigating a serious accident which occurred along the Millennium Highway about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

The accident involved two motorcycles and an ambulance. The motorcycles were ridden by Miguel Elibox of Marc, Bexon and Hilary Etienne of Ciceron, Castries, respectively. The ambulance was driven by an officer of the St.Lucia Fire Service.

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Government Reports on Rehabilitation Works
The Government of St Lucia is reporting progress rehabilitation works on some of the island’s infrastructure which was destroyed or severely damaged during the passage of Hurricane Tomas continues here.

The Deville Bridge was among three within the Soufriere constituency which was reconstructed and formally opened at a small ceremony on Thursday last week

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St. Joseph's Convent Judged Science Quiz Champion for 2014
St Joseph’s Convent has been adjudged the Science Quiz Champion for 2014.

The finals of the competition took place on Thursday at the CSA Centre in Sans Souci where according to Curriculum Specialist/Natural Sciences & Technology
Ministry of Education, Motielall Singh, the contest was keenly fought among 8 top schools from the education district zones.

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UWP to Host Independence Celebrations in Vieux Fort
The United Workers Party (UWP), will, on Sunday 23rd February 2014, host the biggest Independence event on the island. Scores of Saint Lucians are preparing to converge on the Sandy Beach in Vieux Fort, for what the hosts describe as an unprecedented, non-political event, organized by a major political party in Saint Lucia.

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