New Governor General for Saint Lucia
New Governor General for Saint Lucia
In making the announcement, Prime Minister Chastanet profusely thanked former Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy for her service, noting that she always remain an icon as the first woman to hold this office and the longest serving Governor General.
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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Tsunami Advisory Issued for Caribbean and Central America has been Cancelled
A tsunami advisory issued for parts of the Caribbean and Central America was cancelled late last night, but fears continue to linger in the region. The advisory was issued following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Honduras early Tuesday night.

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Saint Lucia National Workers Uniona and First Citizens Bank Signs First Industrial Agreement
The National Workers Union (NWU) and the Management of First Citizens Bank Ltd. have signed their first industrial agreement. Clerical and technical workers employed with the financial institution will benefit from a seven percent (7%) general wage increase with back pay from February 2016.

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Saint Lucia National Youth Council Express Concern on Crime Rate on Island

The National Youth Council has expressed strong concern about the crime rate in St Lucia following the unprecedented number of homicides registered for 2017.

 

The issue was among talking points when the organization met with the media at a news conference today.

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05
Minibus Drivers Threaten to Withdraw Services to the South of the Island
Minibus drivers on the 2H route are threatening to withdraw their services to the public if their demands for infrastructure officials to pay immediate attention to the deplorable road conditions in the south of the island, are not met.

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Mr. Emmanuel Neville Cenac Appointed Governor General of Saint Lucia
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has announced that Her Majesty The Queen was pleased to approve the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Neville Cenac as the new Governor General of Saint Lucia, effective 1st January 2018. Mr. Cenac is a former elected MP for the constituency of Laborie, has previously served as Saint Lucia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and also served as President of the Senate.

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04
Google to Move Finances to Bermuda Company

Tech giant Google is said to have moved €15.9 billion (US$19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving billions of dollars in taxes that year.

Quoting regulatory filings in the Netherlands, news agency Bloomberg reported that the amount was seven per cent higher than the year before.

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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.   The hi...

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04
Police News
A post mortem examination was conducted on the body of Terhanz St. Marie, a 23 year old resident of Balata, Babonneau.   The examination condu...

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ECCO Advises Members of Delay in Royalty Payment

The Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for Music Rights (ECCO) Inc. wishes to advise its members of the delay in payment of royalties originally scheduled for the final quarter of 2017.

 

According to a statement issued by the organization the delay is as a result of several reconciliation actions which must be completed before any royalty disbursements can be made. It adds that the reality is that the process has been well established and cannot be bypassed.

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A New Governor General has been Appointed for St. Lucia

A new Governor General has been appointed, but St Lucians will have to wait a bit longer before government can confirm whether the reports of a replacement for Dame Pearlette Louisy are true.

 

Reports suggest that Neville Cenac has been selected to succeed Dame Pearlette Louisy who demitted office on December 31st, after serving in the position for 20 years.

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Police Report a Quiet Festive Season over the New Year
The St Lucian public has come in for high praise as Police report a quiet festive season over the new year period between December 31st and January 2nd. The disclosure comes from Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations Frances Henry, who was on duty during the Assou Square Activities in Castries.

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Police News

Two St. Lucians are currently in police custody assisting with investigations into the shooting death of two non-nationals, according to a law enforcement source.

 

The incident occurred on Sunday, December 31st, sometime after 8 p.m. on the St. Jude Highway in Vieux-Fort.

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Office of the Governor General Denies Reports of Dame Pearlette Louisy's Retirement

The office of the Governor General has denied reports that Dame Pearlette Louisy is set to retire by December 17th.

This follows reports of the resignation that first surfaced here in April when Prime Minister Allen Chastanet refused to be drawn on the matter. He would however note that it is ‘very unusual’ to have a Governor General in the position for such a long time.

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Local Partners Await the Arrival of the First Vessels in ARC

Local partners involved in the Atlantic Ally for Cruisers race are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first vessels in the nautical voyage, with a packed program of activities.

Spearheading the welcoming party for the sailors is the St Lucia Yacht Club which has planned among other activities an extempo night and a beach fun day in early December.

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St. Lucia Government Initiates the Christmas Stimulus Programme

The government is moving to provide a short term financial reprieve for several thousand unskilled workers ahead of the Christmas season.

The announcement comes from the island’s Minister for Equity Lenard Montoute, who informed that the government has initiated Christmas Stimulus Programme that will offer people jobs in the various constituencies.

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07
Hewanorra International Airport Expansion Among Topics Being Debated at Upper House

The Airport Redevelopment Project was among the major topics being debated in the Upper House today, as government seeks to borrow 400 million dollars to fund the expansion of the Hewanorra International Airport.

Among Senators supporting the bill was Mauricia Thomas Francis who appealed for government to be swift about redevelopment thrust.

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06
EU includes St. Lucia on Blacklist for Tax Haven Countries

A local Chartered Accountant has reacted with surprise to a report suggesting that St Lucia is among other world countries that have been blacklisted by the European Union on its first list of tax havens.

Barbados and South Korea are also on the list of 17 territories with the EU regulations on Tax havens.

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Civil Status Registry Inadvertently Closes Due to Disruption to the Operations of Both Offices

Operations return to normal after the sudden suspension of services at the Civil Status Registry and Office of the Adjudicator.

The Civil Status Registry and the Office of the Adjudicator inadvertently remained closed for the better part of Tuesday, December 5, 2017. This, after an electrical fault resulted in temporary disruption to the operations of both offices.

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Annoucement: Urgent Care Services Moved from Soufriere Hospital to the Etangs Wellness Centre

Medical officials have issued a public reminder that 24 hour urgent care services which were being delivered at the Soufriere hospital have now been moved to the Etangs Wellness Centre.

This comes in the aftermath of a major fire that has rendered the facility inoperable.

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December Festivals to Open this Weekend

The December Festivals opened this weekend with the staging of the Lantern competition at the National Cultural Centre, a showing that organizers have described as impressive.

That's according to Marketing officer at the CDF Medalese Breene who noted an increase in the number of new junior entrants in the contest this year.

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