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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Ronald “Boo” Hinkson's Album Receives International Recognition

St Lucian musician/composer and arranger Ronald “Boo” Hinkson who continues to bring joy to fans around the world, notably with his talented guitar-playing, is adding another notch to his now belt of accolades and achievements.

The latest feather in his cap is that an album he worked tirelessly on is being considered for a Grammy award!

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Local Police Encouraged to Man View Fort Bus Stop

One mini bus driver is calling for assistance from law enforcement officials to police the Vieux Fort bus stop on Weekends.

The call comes following claims that drivers in the area are assaulted  by individuals, because of the absence of security personnel.

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St. Lucians Honour Deceased Victims of Gender-Based Violence
A remembrance ceremony to honour the memory of women and girls who are deceased victims of gender-based violence, takes place today. The event which ...

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Augier Combined School Wins Annual RCI/Pinehill School Party Competition

The Annual School Party competition organized by Radio Caribbean International and the Pine Hill Brand at Peter and Company Ltd moves to the south of the island this year.

The contest which saw over 50 essay entries from primary school students around the island yielded three top submissions.

Rocque Charles of the Augier Combined School is this year’s first place winner.

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National Youth Council Speaks on Passing of Nelson Mandela

A youth perspective on one of the world’s most celebrated leaders has come from the National Youth Council following news of the death of Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week.

NYC president Timothy Ferdinand says young people who are striving for leadership are motivated by Nelson Mandela and the principles which he stood for.

He notes that the World leader has had a positive impact on the lives of many young people in St Lucia and the region even though they may not have extensive knowledge about Mandela’s life.

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Minister for Infrastructure Seeks Plan to Mitigate the Number of Road Accidents on Island

The island’s Minister for Infrastructure has urged for a comprehensive plan of action that will seek to mitigate the number of road accidents occurring here.

Mr Philip J Pierre made the call on Thursday during a meeting with stakeholders and media personnel that sought to address growing concerns about the number of road fatalities recorded in St Lucia so far for this year.

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St. Lucia Mourns Passing of Nelson Mandela

As the global community continues to mourn the passing of one of the most iconic world leaders, local politicians are reaction to the legacy left behind by Nelson Mandela.

Among them is the Leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement Therold Prudent who notes that Nelson Mandela has been a towering source of inspiration for many around the world.  He says, in life, Mandela was gracious and forgiving and he understood well, that the art of nation building could never be attainable in South Africa, if the policy of his ANC government was to exclude input from persons of differing political persuasion.

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First of ARC Boats Crosses Finish Line

The first of 260 boats participating in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers race, which started from Las Palmas Gran Canaria in late November, has crossed the finish line. The vessel named CARO, which broke the ARC speed record set in 20066 arrived at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina early this morning.

Public Relations manager at the St Lucia Tourist Board John Emmanuel says a small ceremony was held today to welcome the winning crew members. He says their arrival signals the start of a series of activities which will open next week.

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Marijuana Movement in St Lucia Reacts to launch of Medical Marijuana Company in Jamaica

The head of the Marijuana Movement in St Lucia has reacted to news that Jamaica has launched its first medical marijuana company with prominent researcher, Professor Henry Lowe urging the authorities to take full advantage of the drug’s medicinal components for commercial purposes.

The local advocacy group has been lobbying for authorities in St Lucia to decriminalize the use of the plant and explore its medicinal properties, with very little success.

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Man Arrested for Possession and Cultivation of a Controlled Drug

A 47 year old resident of Aux Lyon, Dennery was arrested and charged for the offenses of possession and cultivation of a controlled drug.

James Bernard was arrested during an eradication exercise which was conducted at Louvert, Dennery on Tuesday, December 2, 2013, by Police officers attached to the Dennery Police Station. During the exercise, the officers uprooted 6209 Marijuana plants and confiscated approximately 21 lbs of dry Cannabis.

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St. Lucians Express Dissatisfaction with the Island's Registry Departments

There have been renewed calls to address a myriad of problems that continue to plague the island’s Registry Departments.

Frustrations have reached an all time high particularly for one individual who called in to Monday’s Newsspin program this week.

She expressed extreme dissatisfaction with the backlog of applications for trademarks that have been sent to the department amid claims that government is dragging its feet on staffing the department adequately.

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National Ozone Unit to Inspect Imported Items at Sea Ports during Christmas Season

The protection of Saint Lucian citizens, visitors and the environment from the harmful effects of toxic Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) continues to receive top priority on the national agenda.

As such the National Ozone Unit in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology is intensifying inspections of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), refrigerants and their products weekly until the end of the festive season.

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Marchand Community Center Earmarked for Special Project

As part of the Government of Saint Lucia’s impetus to strengthen critical infrastructure on island, the Marchand Community Center has been earmarked as a pilot for the design and implementation project.

The venture is expected to determine appropriate interventions for mitigation and adaption to climate change and the associated effects of intensified wind speeds from hurricanes.

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LIAT Chief Discusses Christmas Holiday Schedule

Regional airline, LIAT, which came under heavy public criticism over its summer schedule, Monday sought to re-assure the travelling public that it would do everything possible to ensure that their journeys are not interrupted during the busy Christmas Season.

The financially strapped airline had blamed the re-fleeting exercise for the August fiasco and that the fleet modernization efforts were continuing with five new ATR aircraft being added so far and two more due to arrive in January 2014.

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The National Council on Public Transportation Speaks on Proposal for an Increase in Bus Fares

The National Council on public transportation is stating its position on a proposal for an increase in bus fares which is expected to take effect some time in January next year.

According to the organization’s Public Relations Officer Linus St Claire, the increase has been a long time coming, but had been delayed for a number of reasons. Among them was a survey which was conducted by a cabinet appointed body which along all routes on the island.

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St. Lucia Receives 1st Boat for Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Sailing Regatta

Pre ARC festivities have opened in St Lucia as the first boat in the ARC plus entered St Lucian waters.

The event is a precursor to the main sailing regatta, Atlantic Rally for Cruisers which starts in Las Palmas Grand Canaria and ends at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Rodney Bay.

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Minister of Agriculture Expresses Concern for Missing Fishermen

The island’s Minister for agriculture has expressed growing concern for two fishermen who have been reported missing.

The men have been lost at sea for some time now and despite a number of efforts to locate the missing fisherfolk, there has been very little success.

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Another Road Fatality Takes Place Over the Weekend

The island has recorded another weekend road accident that has claimed the life of a young man.

Officials report that about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013, The Traffic Department responded to a serious vehicular accident which occurred on the Allan Bouquet Highway, also known as the Union Highway.

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Minibus Operators Reacts to News of Proposed Increase in Fares

Despite the silence of executive members on the National Council on Public Transportation, minibus operators have been reacting to news of a proposed increase in fares.

According to reports the new charges are expected to take effect some time in January of 2015, but several local minibus operators have opposed the move.

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Lantern Competition to Open Soon

The newly rebranded Cultural Development Foundation has announced plans for the hosting of what has been dubbed the December Festivals.

These events include the Lantern Competition, Festival of Carols and Festival of lights, have become traditional celebrations to open the Christmas Season.

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