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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RCI & Pinehill to Host Primary School Party this Christmas Season

Radio Caribbean International is teaming up with Peter and Company through its Pine Hill Dairy Brand to host the biggest Primary School party this Christmas season.

The event which is into its 5th year promises to be 5 times bigger and better than in previous years.

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Police Investigate Attempted Suicide

Local police have confirmed reports of an attempted suicide by a teenager.

The incident is said to have taken place at Cedar Heights alley in Beausejour about 3:35 am on Thursday.

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Anse La Raye Citizens Group Make Urgent Calls for a Service Station

The Concerned Citizens Group of Anse La Raye has made an urgent call for a critical facility in the community.

Mr Hilary has made what he believes is a strong case for a service station in the fishing village.He says the absence of a gas station puts the community at a major disadvantage to the fishing sector. He says it also negatively impacts tourism as several individuals visit that many sites in and around the village.

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SEDU to Host Business Exposé/Symposium During Global Entrepreneurship Week
As part of the activities and events scheduled for Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 18th - 24th, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs through the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) will be hosting a Business Exposé/Symposium duly titled “Business Exposium”.

The event, scheduled for November 18th and 19th, 2013 will be held under the theme “Networking For Growth” and seeks to bring together various business support partners, stakeholder agencies, potential investors, entrepreneurs, business students and service providers, all of whom form part of the wider network of business and entrepreneurial development in Saint Lucia.

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Minister for Infrastructure Responds to Govt’s Decision to Guarantee a 3 Million US dollar Loan for LIAT

The island’s Minister for Infrastructure has responded to pronouncements made on government’s decision to guarantee a 3 million US dollar loan for cash strapped regional carrier LIAT.

In his explanation Mr Philip J Pierre has made a comparison between his and the previous United Workers party administration on their level of support for the airline.

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St. Lucia-China Friendship Association Marks 9th Anniversary

The St. Lucia-China Friendship Association (SLCFA) will end 2013 with a formal reception to mark its 9th Anniversary and a General Meeting to elect a new leadership that will adopt a Plan of Action for 2014, the year of its 10th Anniversary.

Those were among the main decisions taken at a gathering of members, applicants and prospective members on Monday, November 11th 2013, at the CSA Centre in Castries, to discuss issued related to the association’s activities in 2014.

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Thomas Cook Introduces Direct Flights from Manchester Airport to St. Lucia

Thousands of travellers will now find it easier to escape the harsh British weather, as Saint Lucia welcomed a new direct flight from Manchester Airport to its sunny shores on the weekend.

From Sunday November 10th, 2013, charter airline, Thomas Cook will be providing weekly Sunday flights on the flight-only arm of its operation, Fly Thomas Cook, using a specially configured Airbus A330 aircraft. The highly anticipated flight, with its captain, crew and passengers were greeted with much fanfare by officials of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and aviation partner, the St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority.

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St Lucia Fire Services Commended for Quick Reponse to CDC Building Blaze
Quick action on the part of officers attached to the St Lucia Fire Services is being credited for averting what could have become a major disaster in ...

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CSA Expresses thanks to Prime Minister of St. Lucia for Establishing 2 New Funds

The St. Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) expressed thanks to Prime Minister of St. Lucia for his leadership and contribution towards the establishment of two (2) new funds for the CSA, namely the CSA’s Medical plan and CSA’s Education Fund.

These two funds form part of our recent Collective Agreement between the Government of St. Lucia and the St.Lucia Civil Service Association.

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5th Bi- Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Observatories on Drugs Underway

High level officials of National Drug Agencies from the English speaking Caribbean will gather for the Fifth Bi-annual Meeting of the Caribbean Observatories on Drugs from November 12 – 13, 2013 in Saint Lucia.  The meeting is convened by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization States (CICAD/OAS) as part of a programme to address the functional relationship between information and research and drug policies within the Caribbean.

The meeting will focus primarily on the results and analysis of recent research projects undertaken in the Caribbean, country reports on significant events and emerging trends of the drug phenomena and will also examine results of best practice programmes.

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Government of Saint Lucia discuss Policy Holders' Interests

The Government of Saint Lucia says it fully understands the anxieties of policy holders of CLICO who were adversely affected by the collapse of the former insurance company.

According to Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, since the collapse of CL Financial in 2009, CLICO International Life Insurance Limited has experienced serious liquidity problems. As a consequence, on May 11, 2010 the Registrar of Insurance intervened in the operations of the Saint Lucia Branch and imposed a prohibition to writing any new contract of Insurance and to refrain from any action that was adverse to the policyholders.  Furthermore, on April 11, 2011, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court appointed Mr. Richard Surage of PKF Professional Services as Judicial Manager for the Branch.

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Ministry of Commerce to host public Education Meeting on the rights of Consumers
The Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs will be hosting four Public Education meetings, in various parts of the island, to highlight the rights of consumers ahead of the busy Christmas season.

The purpose of these gatherings is to educate consumers on their Rights and Responsibilities and obligations when conducting Hire Purchase and Lay Away Transactions in accordance with the Consumer Credit Act No. 29 of 2006.  

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Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) sets sail to St. Lucia

Saint Lucia is again getting ready to receive and play host to hundreds of sailors and their families, as the 28th edition of the world's most popular sailing event - the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

From as early as February, the 2013 ARC has been recording record number of entries, with participants signaling their intent well ahead of registration time. The entry list for the ARC 2013 officially opened in September last year. The yachtswill set sail on November 24 bound for the IGY Rodney Bay Marina in the north, over 2,700 nautical miles away.  

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Marine Unit Intercepts Vessel containing Large Quantity of Cocaine

Officers attached to the Marine Unit have reported intercepting a vessel with a quantity of Cocaine on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 about 2:25 p.m.

The interception occurred approximately 3 nautical miles off Pigeon Island, Gros Islet, within the territorial waters of Saint Lucia.  The vessel named “Mari Posa” was boarded and searched and approximately 75 kilograms of Cocaine were discovered in a hidden compartment.

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Government of St. Lucia endorses ECERA Project

The Government of Saint Lucia has endorsed the establishment of the Eastern Caribbean Energy Regulatory Authority (ECERA) project, which was officially launched Thursday evening in the “Spice Isle” Grenada.

The Independent Regional Energy Regulator is expected to level the playing field in the energy sector and increase confidence among consumers in the transparency and fairness of the tariff-setting mechanism.

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Christmas Barrel Concessions Program to be Continued this Year

St. Lucians can expect a continuation of the Christmas Barrel Concessions Program this year.

Pronouncements on this were made by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony during his weekly talkshow in Vieux Fort.

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Government of St Lucia Establishes National Reparations Committee

The government of St Lucia has established a reparations committee, in keeping with a decision taken at a Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government in July this year.

The Heads of Government requested that each CARICOM Member State to set up its own National Reparations Committee to document the effects of European genocide against the indigenous inhabitants of the region, the slave trade and the enslavement of Africans, and the colonization of the country.

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The Govt of the Republic of China (Taiwan) makes another Contribution to St. Lucia

The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has made yet another major contribution to assist with capital projects in Saint Lucia.

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Ambassador James Chang of the Republic of China (Taiwan), presented a cheque of USD 775,436.79 or approximately two million Eastern Caribbean dollars to Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, who in turn, made a presentation to the Office of the Accountant General.

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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony Condemns Court Ruling

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has joined other regional Heads in condemning a recent ruling by the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court which denies citizenship to persons born in the Dominican Republic, who are of Haitian descent.

During a lecture delivered at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Prime Minister Anthony referred to the ruling as a “most callous and insensitive invective of people based on their ancestry.”

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United PAC Expresses Concern on the Increasing Number of Unsolved Murders

The island’s Minister for Justice Senator Philip LaCorbinierre has come in for stiff criticism from a local pressure group for what is being seen as his silence and absence on matters which continue to affect the justice system here.

 

In a statement released today United PAC says it notes with much anxiety as the list of unsolved murders continues to grow. The organization has listed as some examples the murder of Chereece Benoit as well as what it calls satisfactory updates on the alleged hanging of 22 year old Shakadan Daniel at the Micoud Police Station.

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