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June 23, 2017

St. Lucia

Barbados downplays IMF visit

Source: St. Lucia Times The government of Barbados has sought to downplay a visit to Bridgetown this week by a team of officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Barbadian government is facing mounting calls to enter a formal arrangement with the International lending agency to fix its struggling economy. The IMF team…

Campari Week- where bitter-sweet never tasted so good!

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Peter and Company Distribution and Campari are introducing Saint Lucians and visitors to the island to yet another exciting experience. It is called Campari week and this innovative and engaging affair, will make a splash this Saturday June 24 and will run up to Friday June 30 as consumers…

Pierre wins judgement in libel case

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries East MP, Philip J. Pierre, has won judgement in  two separate libel cases. The first case named journalist, Guy Ellis, the Mayers Printing Company Limited and the Mirror Publishing Company Limited as defendants. Journalist, David Vitalis, Guy Mayers, who is currently Saint Lucia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom,…

PAHO reports “red eye” outbreaks in the Americas

Source: St. Lucia Times The Pan America Health Organization (PAHO) has reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis in five countries of the Americas and is urging member states to increase surveillance to prevent the spread of the disease. Conjunctivitis is more commonly referred to as “red eye” in St Lucia. According to PAHO outbreaks have been…

Kings: No UWP leadership plans?

Source: St. Lucia Times Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Stephenson King, has dismissed  immediate plans to regain the leadership of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP). He was asked by reporters on Thursday whether he plans to assume leadership of the party again. “I am not to sure that this is a matter at…

T&T: HDC to pay after pitbulls maul woman to death

Source: St. Lucia Times THE Housing Development Corporation (HDC)  of Trinidad and Tobago has been found liable for the 2011 pit-bull mauling death of security officer Denise Rackal. The corporation been ordered to pay some $407,500. According to Trinidad Express, in delivering the written judgement before at the San Fernando High Court, Justice Frank…

UWIAA Saint Lucia Chapter Elections on June 29, 2017!

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Eleven alumni of The University of the West Indies are currently contesting positions on the Executive of The UWIAA Saint Lucia Chapter, in a bid to form its new administrative arm. Contesting the position of President are Ms Lydia Dariah and Ms Eleanor Joseph; Vice President: Ms Marcia Dolor…

PRESS RELEASE: Enhancing implementation for conservation and environmental management in Montserrat

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Enhancing implementation for conservation and environmental management in Montserrat appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Photo credit: Centre Hills Project The Department of Environment (DOE) has invited stakeholders in Montserrat to participate in a national dialogue to enhance implementation of the Conservation and Environmental

PRESS RELEASE: Agricultural revolution underway in the OECS

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Agricultural revolution underway in the OECS appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Agriculture Sector in OECS Member States is on the brink of a new era in collaborative production for regional and international trade. A comprehensive grouping of regional agriculture stakeholders, which include

PRESS RELEASE: It’s win or go home in the KFC League!

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: It’s win or go home in the KFC League! appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. After the conclusion of the KFC NBL Quarterfinals, the league took a short break to facilitate the participation of five young athletes in the 2017 Caribbean Hoops College Exposure

Gros-Islet Secondary to Become A Centre of Excellence for Sports

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Gros Islet Secondary School is on track to experience a period of historic opportunities as the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development prepares to unfold a bold plan to transform the school into a Centre of Excellence for Sports. The Gros-Islet Secondary School is the…

PHOTO: New Switzerland Ambassador meets with Saint Lucia Prime Minister

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PHOTO: New Switzerland Ambassador meets with Saint Lucia Prime Minister appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet welcomed His Excellency Mr. Didier Chassot, Ambassador-designate of Switzerland to Saint Lucia, at a meeting on Thursday June 22nd 2017. Following the introductions the Prime

The St. Lucia Business Community To Dialogue on Transforming Education To Meet The Needs Of The New Economy

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Education sector and its relevance to the modern economy has been a growing concern of the members of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce. On July 6th 2017, Hon. Dr. Gale T.C. Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development will address the Chamber membership on the subject “Transforming…

The Achiever Releases New Groovy Soca for 2017

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Anthony Charles, aka “The Achiever” in the calypso arena, began his calypso singing career in the year 2000, having been inspired by the late calypso stalwart “Get Through”. The Achiever began his calypso sojourn with the Take Over Tent (TOT) – a tent in which he still remains an…

Notice to the Public

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-All persons involved in the Arts and Culture,  as well as those interested and supportive of the Arts and Culture in St. Lucia, are invited to a very important meeting on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) Conference Room at 5:30 PM. The main item on the agenda is…

King explains non-participation in budget debate

Source: St. Lucia Times Former Prime Minister Stephenson King has defended his non-participation in Tuesday’s budget debate which ended abruptly in a controversy over whether government and opposition MPs alternate their contributions to the house. King did not make a presentation to the debate which saw a walkout by opposition MPs. “My contribution does not…

New OECS Chair Urges Extensive Functional Cooperation

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – NEW Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, has called for … The post New OECS Chair Urges Extensive Functional Cooperation appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: New OECS Chair Urges Extensive Functional Cooperation

National Organizations Must Break Silence On DSH Deal

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – The position on the DSH deal articulated and publicized by the Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change … The post National Organizations Must Break Silence On DSH Deal appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: National Organizations Must Break Silence On DSH

Final Call For Dale Carnegie Training Programme

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture will be hosting another outstanding Dale Carnegie training … The post Final Call For Dale Carnegie Training Programme appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Final Call For Dale Carnegie Training Programme

LUCELEC Signs Contract To Construct First Local Solar Farm

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – ON Tuesday, representatives from St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) and solar energy firm GRUPOTEC signed a … The post LUCELEC Signs Contract To Construct First Local Solar Farm appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: LUCELEC Signs Contract To Construct First

Government Boosting Climate Change Discussion

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Government of Saint Lucia is hosting a series of workshops to foster conversation about taking action … The post Government Boosting Climate Change Discussion appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Government Boosting Climate Change Discussion

Building Capacity For Climate Change Decision–Making

Source: The Voice THE Department of Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs), is hosting a national training … The post Building Capacity For Climate Change Decision–Making appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Building Capacity For Climate Change Decision–Making

Joycie Mederick – Passion For Fashion

Source: The Voice AS St. Lucia gears up for another season of pageantry, there’s one woman who comes to mind and can be … The post Joycie Mederick – Passion For Fashion appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Joycie Mederick – Passion For Fashion

Artist paints Donald Trump and other world leaders as refugees

Source: St. Lucia Times Africanews.com:-What would David Cameron, the former British Prime Minister, look like if he were homeless? How would you react if you saw Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, walking with no shoes? The Vulnerability Series is an exhibition by Syrian artist Abdulla Al-Omari in the United Arab Emirates. He gives…

Forced Innovation

Source: The Voice IN August 2015, a dramatic change to Section 85 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act was announced, mandating … The post Forced Innovation appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Forced Innovation

‘Baron Foods’ Makes Caribbean History In Cuba!

Source: The Voice ‘OOOOOOH LA-LA!” That’s how Martina Diaz, a Cuban housewife, responded after tasting the ‘Coconut & Curry’ paste, one of over … The post ‘Baron Foods’ Makes Caribbean History In Cuba! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘Baron Foods’ Makes Caribbean History In Cuba!

Hotels hit by British tourists’ food poisoning scams

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-A “British problem” of false food poisoning claims means hoteliers abroad could bar UK holidaymakers from their resorts, according to the travel industry. Holiday firms have reported a surge in legal action – mostly involving claims management companies (CMCs) representing all-inclusive holiday customers. Such holidaymakers are often targeted by…

Afghanistan, Ireland face cricket Test D-Day

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Afghanistan and Ireland are poised to become the 11th and 12th members of Test match cricket’s close-knit club on Thursday when the sport’s governing body meets in London. It’s been almost two decades since Bangladesh were the last country to be granted Test status but International Cricket Council…

Roots & Soul Artistes Deliver Powerful Messages

Source: The Voice A NUMBER of artistes used music to speak to the soul by sending out some powerful messages during their performances … The post Roots & Soul Artistes Deliver Powerful Messages appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Roots & Soul Artistes Deliver Powerful Messages

Homicides, Gun Violence On The Rise

Source: The Voice THE Royal St. Lucia Police Force has yet to make a statement on their efforts to curb an escalation in … The post Homicides, Gun Violence On The Rise appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Homicides, Gun Violence On The Rise

CATS program to protect Caribbean ecosystems

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Program Aims to Manage Natural Resources and Build Resilience to Climate Change. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is aiming to reduce pollution and restore the health of Caribbean ecosystems, under the Caribbean Aqua Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) Program. The program focuses on managing natural resources and building resilience to…

Shamrock Sports

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Shamrock Sports Club has formed an alliance with the Vide Bouteille Primary School and as such has registered and approved  membership to seventeen (17) of the school’s male students who will form the nursery for the Club’s football teams, in local competitions. The Club wishes to place on…

Inflight internet ready to take off

Source: St. Lucia Times Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say. Even bans on bringing laptops and tablets on board imposed by Britain and the United States on flights departing from certain airports…

Caribbean discusses SDGs

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Officials Say the Involvement of Key Stakeholders in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals is Key. A recent workshop on the performance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Caribbean analyzed the reasons why implementation in the region has been slow. Initial discussions deduced that national governments in the OECS region…

Bay Gardens Resorts Awarded 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, June 21, 2017 – The locally owned and operated resort chain, Bay Gardens Resorts, announced today that the award-winning company had added new awards to their collection – 2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. This accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that…

World population to near 10 billion by 2050, says UN

Source: St. Lucia Times India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division forecasts that…

LIAT reports millions in losses from strike by pilots

Source: St. Lucia Times LIAT has reported losing some $7 million as a result of  a recent three-day strike by the airline’s pilots. Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Julie Reifer-Jones was quoted by Observer media as saying that the strike resulted in thousands of bookings being cancelled over a very short period. “The challenge…

Time Off for Carnival

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Soufriere Events Committee will be hosting Soufriere Carnival 2017 under the theme “Rebirth: Awakening of the Lost Culture”.  Part of the schedule of activities includes the parade of the Band throughout the town circuit on Sunday June 25 and Monday June 26th, 2017. The St. Lucia Chamber of…

SLHTA’s Virtual Agricultural Clearing House Honored for its work in Supporting Agri-Tourism Linkages

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The SLHTA’s Virtual Agricultural Clearing House (VACH) was recently honored as a finalist in the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s 2017 CHIEF Awards. The CHTA’s Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum Awards highlights Caribbean businesses that through their best practices improves the wellbeing of the industry and the region. The…

Study shows deadly heat waves are becoming more frequent

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) – Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a new comprehensive study of fatal heat conditions. Still, those stretches may…

Two assisting with probe into latest homicide

Source: St. Lucia Times Two persons are assisting the police with  an investigation into the discovery on Wednesday morning of the body of 27-year old Ike Ephraim of Reduit, Gros Islet. Ephraim’s body was discovered by a passerby in a drain at Caye Mange, Gros Islet, law enforcement sources have said. Sources told the…

LIAT resumes flights to T&T, Grenada

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-Regional air carrier LIAT yesterday reminded displaced passengers to Trinidad and Grenada that they will have a two-week window to rebook flights at no additional cost. The carrier had cancelled flights to those two countries and several others in the southern Caribbean due to the passage of Tropical Storm…

Police arrest man accused of shoplifting

Source: St. Lucia Times Police  Wednesday arrested a man who was accused of shoplifting from Massy Stores Supermarket, Waterfront. According to an eyewitness, the individual was pursued by security personnel and held a short distance away from the supermarket by a law enforcement officer. He was suspected of fleeing the supermarket with items for…

Flow Congratulates Sedale On EduVal School Tour

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries, Saint Lucia – June 20, 2017 – Hundreds of students from over a dozen secondary schools have been impacted in recent days by the latest edition of an innovative music and arts education initiative. The undertaking is led by one of the island’s most exciting young talents, in collaboration…

Gonsalves: Regime change in Venezuela not good for region

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves has warned Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments that regime change in Venezuela could have a negative impact on their countries. His warning came ahead of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) three-day General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico where member…

Two in custody assisting police with latest homicide

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Two in custody assisting police with latest homicide appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Ike Ephraim Two persons are currently in police custody “assisting” the lawmen with the death of Ike Ephraim whose bloody body was discovered in a drain Caye Mange, Gros Islet early this

WORLD: Officer stabbed in possible terror incident at Michigan Airport

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post WORLD: Officer stabbed in possible terror incident at Michigan Airport appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. An officer for Bishop International Airport was stabbed Wednesday in a possible terror-related incident in Flint, Michigan, sources told NBC News. The attacker allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” before stabbing Lieutenant

PRESS RELEASE: National Public Meeting postponed

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: National Public Meeting postponed appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Saint Lucia Labour Party informs the public that the National Public Meeting scheduled for Thursday June 22nd, 2017 at the Castries Market Steps has been postponed to Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at the

Rockslide damages two homes in Anse La Raye

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Rockslide damages two homes in Anse La Raye appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A hillside collapsed on Tuesday, June 20, in Anse La Raye, causing damage to two homes in its path. One of those houses belonged to Ferra Lionel who said that she heard

WORLD: New York outlaws child marriage under 17

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post WORLD: New York outlaws child marriage under 17 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. linked gold wedding rings on white background WASHINGTON DC, USA – New York, the fourth most populous state in America, updated antiquated legislation on Tuesday to outlaw children as young as 14

A successful Roots and Soul Festival

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The First Ever Saint Lucia Roots and Soul Festival was Staged Over the Weekend. The second component of Soleil – the Saint Lucia Summer Festival, was hailed a success by the Events Company of Saint Lucia. CEO of the Events Company of Saint Lucia, Thomas Leonce said patrons were able…

PRESS RELEASE: Flow congratulates Sedale on EduVal School Tour

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Flow congratulates Sedale on EduVal School Tour appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Hundreds of students from over a dozen secondary schools have been impacted in recent days by the latest edition of an innovative music and arts education initiative. The undertaking is led

“Put away the guns” national security minister advises

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post “Put away the guns” national security minister advises appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Francis National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has called on individuals who may be thinking of settling conflict through the use of firearms to put away their guns and consider more amicable ways

WORLD: Venezuela dares US to ‘send in the Marines’

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post WORLD: Venezuela dares US to ‘send in the Marines’ appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaks during a press conference in the framework of the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Cancun, Mexico, on June 20

OECS to benefit from new public statistics database

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Web-Based Software Provides Easy to Access Regional Social and Economic Data. Citizens of OECS member states now have data at their fingertips with the launch of OECSInfo 2.0, a centralized database with regional social and economic statistics such as labor force indicators, population, education and inflation rates. OECSInfo 2.0, launched…

PRESS RELEASE: Engel, Ros-Lehtinen release multi-year state department strategy for Caribbean engagement

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Engel, Ros-Lehtinen release multi-year state department strategy for Caribbean engagement appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the Chairman Emeritus of the Committee, today announced the

BREAKING NEWS: Latest homicide victim identified

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post BREAKING NEWS: Latest homicide victim identified appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Ike Ephraim The dead body discovered in a drain in Caye Mange, Gros Islet this morning has been identified as that of Ike Ephraim of Gros Islet, according to law enforcement sources. According to

Sandals Shares Designs for Newest Saint Lucia Resort

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – June 17, 2017 – Luxury Included® all-inclusive resort leader Sandals Resorts International (SRI) today shares plans for its newest resort in Saint Lucia – the all-suite Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia.  Located along Pigeon Island Beach and adjacent to Sandals Grande Saint Lucian, Sandals LaSource Saint…

Tourism arrivals improve

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Statistics Indicate that Saint Lucia’s Arrivals are Up by 33 Percent. Saint Lucia’s tourism industry is seeing encouraging growth according to recently released visitor arrival figures. At a June 19 press conference, the Minister for Tourism, Hon Dominic Fedee, along with the Executive Chairperson of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board,…

Registration of Artiste for Power and Groovy Soca Monarch Competitions

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Events Company of St. Lucia Inc. invites artistes to register for the 2017 National Groovy and Power Soca Monarch competitions. All interested persons are asked to collect registration forms at the CDF Office, Barnard Hill, Castries or download the form at the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival web site www.soleilsaintlucia.com.…

Body discovered at Caye Mange

Source: St. Lucia Times Police are investigating the discovery of the dead body of a male individual at Caye Mange, Gros Islet,  Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources told the Times that the body was discovered in a drain in the community. The sources disclosed that there appear to be marks of violence on the…

Francis dismisses call for gun amnesty

Source: St. Lucia Times National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has dismissed calls for a gun amnesty amid an upsurge in gun violence. Asked by reporters on Tuesday about the matter Francis said: “I do not think it is time for any amnesty as yet. We tried that the last time and we did not…

REGIONAL: Three men in Trinidad shot dead for their shoes

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post REGIONAL: Three men in Trinidad shot dead for their shoes appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A crime scene photo shows the victims on the ground, the shoes missing. Three men have been shot dead at John John, Laventille. The killings happened shortly after nightfall on

Man accused of stealing from Rambally’s Funeral Parlour

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Man accused of stealing from Rambally’s Funeral Parlour appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A man accused of stealing from the Rambally’s Funeral Parlour’s Castries branch this morning (June 20, 2017) was arrested by the police, according to Parlour officials. A video has surfaced on social

Beloved La Clery tradesman found dead

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Beloved La Clery tradesman found dead appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A man was found dead in his La Clery, Castries home this morning (June 20, 2017) , but his relatives do not suspect foul play. Chester Demille, who was in his 40’s, had a

Opposition Warns: “We’ve Only Just Begun”

Source: The Voice Parliamentary Representative for Laborie, Alva Baptiste, stood defiant in the face of the government, warning that the SLP would do … The post Opposition Warns: “We’ve Only Just Begun” appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Opposition Warns: “We’ve Only Just Begun”

National Security Minister defends police

Source: St. Lucia Times National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has defended the police in the face of a spate of gun violence in the country, including a shooting Tuesday morning at Bois D’Orange. A man on a motor scooter was wounded when masked gunmen alighted from a white Toyota Corolla and opened fire at…

Conservation Walkabout

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-“Connecting People to Nature” The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is gearing up to host a “Conservation Walkabout” on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Pigeon Island National Trust (PINL) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, which was initially slated to be a Walk for Conservation on…

PRESS RELEASE: New OECS Chairman Prime Minister Allen Chastanet calls for extensive functional cooperation

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: New OECS Chairman Prime Minister Allen Chastanet calls for extensive functional cooperation appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. New Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, has called for deeper economic integration and more extensive functional

PRESS RELEASE: Update on Forest Springs Bottle Water

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Update on Forest Springs Bottle Water appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) wishes to advise the public of the re-emergence of Forest Springs Bottled Water on the market following implementation of corrective actions at the processing facility,

PM criticises opposition walkout of house

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has criticised an opposition walkout of the house of assembly Tuesday,  saying that he feels sorry for the public of Saint Lucia because of the action taken by the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP). But the opposition, which had also staged a walkout of parliament in…

Update on Status of Forest Springs Packaged Water

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) wishes to advise the public of the re-emergence of Forest Springs Bottled Water on the market following implementation of corrective actions at the processing facility, extensive testing of the natural spring source and recently packaged product. The recent investigations and work done…

Left-handed people are better at maths than righties, study suggests

Source: St. Lucia Times (Telegraph) -Left-handed people may have been considered inferior historically, but a new study suggests they are actually smarter in some ways than right-h Researchers at IFL Science have studied the link between left-handedness and mathematical skill, carrying out a series of experiments on 2,300 students in primary and secondary education. To assesses handedness, the students were all…

OECS convenes CIP stakeholder meeting

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-OECS Member States Discuss Harmonization of Citizenship by Investment Programs. Representatives from the region’s five Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP) met in Saint Lucia on Friday, June 16 to explore opportunities for increased collaboration and harmonization of due diligence processes. The meeting, convened at the behest of the Heads of…

Saint Lucia Confirms New UK PR Role

Source: The St. Lucia Star Having worked in travel PR for over 10 years, Liz Fay will lead PR for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board in the UK. The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has confirmed the appointment of Liz Fay to lead PR in the UK. Liz formally took on the role on 12th

Italian court says lobsters must not catch cold before cooking

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – Italy’s highest court ruled on Friday that lobsters must not be kept on ice in restaurant kitchens because it causes them unjustifiable suffering before they head for death by fine dining. Judges accepted a complaint by an animal rights group against the owner of a restaurant near Florence…

New OECS Chairman Prime Minister Allen Chastanet calls for Extensive Functional Cooperation

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-New Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, has called for deeper economic integration and more extensive functional cooperation between small island developing states. Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister took over the chairmanship from Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis Honourable…

Eyewitnesses describe Bois D’Orange shooting

Source: St. Lucia Times Eyewitnesses have been describing the moment two masked gunmen opened fire on a motorcycle rider in an apparent drive-by shooting at Bois D’Orange this morning. One man, identified only as Sampson, said he narrowly escaped the gunfire as he waited for the gas station to open to fuel his sanitation…

Flow’s ‘Endless Everything Summer’ Rewards More Customers

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – ON the eve of the inaugural Roots & Soul Festival featuring Jamaican reggae supergroup Morgan Heritage, American … The post Flow’s ‘Endless Everything Summer’ Rewards More Customers appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Flow’s ‘Endless Everything Summer’ Rewards More Customers

Economic Growth Prospects “Fair” — Chamber of Commerce

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE majority of respondents to the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Business Performance Survey for the period … The post Economic Growth Prospects “Fair” — Chamber of Commerce appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Economic Growth Prospects “Fair” — Chamber of

‘We Must Defend Venezuela’s Democracy’

Source: The Voice Op-Ed by Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS. AS Ambassador, I occasionally promote … The post ‘We Must Defend Venezuela’s Democracy’ appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘We Must Defend Venezuela’s Democracy’

OECS Convenes Citizenship by Investment Stakeholders Meeting

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – REPRESENTATIVES from the region’s five countries offering Citizenship by Investment Programmes (CIPs) met in Saint Lucia last … The post OECS Convenes Citizenship by Investment Stakeholders Meeting appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: OECS Convenes Citizenship by Investment Stakeholders Meeting

Caribbean Export Among ‘Best of Investing In Development’

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – (Bridgetown, BARBADOS, June 15, 2017) – This year’s European Commission’s event, European Development Days (EDD), held from … The post Caribbean Export Among ‘Best of Investing In Development’ appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Caribbean Export Among ‘Best of Investing In

Sharks Win Again

Source: The Voice SHARKS Swim Club once again proved they are the number one swim club on the island as they emerged champions … The post Sharks Win Again appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sharks Win Again

Mixed Fortunes For U-23 Netball Team

Source: The Voice WITH matches scheduled for last evening, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and defending champions Grenada did not lose any of … The post Mixed Fortunes For U-23 Netball Team appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Mixed Fortunes For U-23 Netball Team

FIFA’s Referees Course A Success

Source: The Voice THIRTY-THREE Saint Lucian referees were involved in a five-day FIFA Refereeing Course which ended here last Thursday with a presentation … The post FIFA’s Referees Course A Success appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: FIFA’s Referees Course A Success

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 7, police say

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, killing at least seven people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber posing as a milk delivery van sneaked into the Wadajir district headquarters in Mogadishu. Hussein says most of the dead…

Racers To Host Largest – Ever Swimming Lesson

Source: The Voice THE Racers Elite Swim Club in conjunction with the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre will host Saint Lucia’s largest swimming lesson … The post Racers To Host Largest – Ever Swimming Lesson appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Racers To Host Largest – Ever Swimming

Club Gar Raises $70,700 To Fight Domestic Violence

Source: The Voice WITH many families facing the devastating effects of domestic violence daily, the recent investment of funds by shooting club, Club … The post Club Gar Raises $70,700 To Fight Domestic Violence appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Club Gar Raises ,700 To Fight Domestic

SBFIC, Department Of Commerce Sign MOU

Source: The Voice THE prayers of owners of small/medium businesses in St. Lucia have been answered following the signing of a Memorandum of … The post SBFIC, Department Of Commerce Sign MOU appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SBFIC, Department Of Commerce Sign MOU

La Clery dental clinic closed

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Clinic has been Temporarily Closed to Facilitate Repairs. The public is informed that effective June 16, the La Clery Dental Clinic will be closed until further notice to facilitate repairs. The public is therefore advised that dental services can be sought at the Babonneau Health Centre on weekdays between…

Establishment of Tourism Authority Delayed

Source: The Voice THE St. Lucia Tourist Board’s transition into the St. Lucia Tourism Authority, which was expected to be in place two … The post Establishment of Tourism Authority Delayed appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Establishment of Tourism Authority Delayed

PM Chastanet speaks on Trump Cuba policy

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PM Chastanet speaks on Trump Cuba policy appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. President Trump Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has lent his voice to the debate surrounding United States President Trump’s recent decision to discontinue what he claimed was a “one-sided” policy with Cuba. A few

Golf Course Acquistion A Plus– Sandals Chairman

Source: The Voice SANDALS Resort International’s recent acquisition of the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club in Cap Estate has to date four … The post Golf Course Acquistion A Plus– Sandals Chairman appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Golf Course Acquistion A Plus– Sandals Chairman

PM cites need for agricultural ‘hub’

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has spoken of the need to create an agricultural hub in Saint Lucia, telling reporters that too many farmers are growing food without knowing whether there is a market for their produce. “The idea is to be able to do an assessment,” the former Tourism Minister…

IAU Continues To Support Blood Drive

Source: The Voice A call has been made for St. Lucians to donate blood more often to save lives. The call came from … The post IAU Continues To Support Blood Drive appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: IAU Continues To Support Blood Drive

Sandals breaks ground for fourth resort in Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Sandals breaks ground for fourth resort in Saint Lucia appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. As ground breaks for Saint Lucia’s fourth Sandals Resorts International (SRI) hotel, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has lauded the hotel chain for its investment on the island, stating that every

REGIONAL: Seniority doesn’t ensure higher grade contracts – Cameron

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post REGIONAL: Seniority doesn’t ensure higher grade contracts – Cameron appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron Cricket West Indies (CWI) boss Dave Cameron says senior West Indies players need to come to terms with the reality of their performance-based requirements, stressing that experience alone

Oil prices hit seven-month lows on global oversupply

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – Oil prices fell to seven-month lows on Tuesday after news of increases in supply by several key producers, a trend which has undermined attempts by OPEC and other producers to support the market through reduced output. Benchmark Brent LCOc1 dropped $1.06 to a low of $45.85 a barrel,…

REGIONAL: Windies Women to play for increased prize money

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post REGIONAL: Windies Women to play for increased prize money appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. LONDON, England – West Indies Women will be vying for a winner’s cheque of US$660,000 when they open their campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup which bowls off Saturday. The

REGIONAL: Brian Lara Stadium to host CPL finals

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post REGIONAL: Brian Lara Stadium to host CPL finals appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The newly opend Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad will host the finals of the 2017 Caribbean Premier League in September, organisers confirmed yesterday. Four games comprising

REGIONAL: OECS to benefit from new public statistics database

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post REGIONAL: OECS to benefit from new public statistics database appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Citizens of OECS Member States now have data at their fingertips with the launch of OECSInfo 2.0, a centralised database with regional social and economic statistics such as labour force indicators,

Trump slams North Korea after US student’s death

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – President Donald Trump slammed the “brutal regime” in Pyongyang following the death of Otto Warmbier, the US student released in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in detention in North Korea. The 22-year-old was medically evacuated to the United States last Tuesday, suffering from severe brain damage.…

Shooting at Bois D’Orange

Source: St. Lucia Times A motorcyclist, said to be in his late 20’s to early 30’s is reported to have been wounded this morning when masked assailants in a white Toyota Corolla alighted from their vehicle and opened fire at him. The motorcyclist sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and fled the scene,…

Controlling the sweet potato weevil

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Ministry of Agriculture Hosts Information Sessions on How to Reduce Weevil Populations. The Ministry of Agriculture has embarked on an islandwide drive to heighten awareness to the sweet potato weevil. Crop Protection Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Donald Joseph, said although the pests have been present in Saint…

Queen’s Birthday Honors

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Twelve Saint Lucians Have Been Recognized for Their Outstanding Contributions. The Queen has been graciously pleased on the occasion of Her Majesty’s birthday, and on the advice of Her Majesty’s Saint Lucia ministers to approve of the following honours in the Birthday Honours List, 2017: C.B.E. – Commander of the…

Trinidad: Flooding & damage reported from Tropical Storm Bret

Source: St. Lucia Times There are reports of widespread flooding and some damage in Trinidad and Tobago after Tropical Storm Bret struck the twin-island republic overnight. The storm made landfall on southern Trinidad early Tuesday morning with maximum sustained winds of 40mph. There are reports of torn roofs, downed trees and fallen utility poles…

SLP: PM’s CIP Announcements Raise More Questions Than Answers

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is raising questions regarding announcements made in Geneva last week by … The post SLP: PM’s CIP Announcements Raise More Questions Than Answers appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLP: PM’s CIP Announcements Raise More

HBO GO Now Available On Apple TV

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – With Apple TV®, HBO GO Users Can Enjoy the Exclusive Content of HBO On the “Big Screen” … The post HBO GO Now Available On Apple TV appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: HBO GO Now Available On Apple TV

Taiwan Ends Diplomatic Ties With Panama

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Republic of China (Taiwan) has terminated diplomatic relations with the Republic of Panama with immediate effect … The post Taiwan Ends Diplomatic Ties With Panama appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Taiwan Ends Diplomatic Ties With Panama

Katherine Han PR Appointed SLTB’s U.S. Rep

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) has awarded U.S.-based public relations professional, Katherine Han PR the US … The post Katherine Han PR Appointed SLTB’s U.S. Rep appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Katherine Han PR Appointed SLTB’s U.S. Rep

Gov’t ‘Encouraged’ By Latest Jobs Figures

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Government of Saint Lucia is encouraged by the latest figures released by the Department of Statistics … The post Gov’t ‘Encouraged’ By Latest Jobs Figures appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Gov’t ‘Encouraged’ By Latest Jobs Figures

How Information Affects Economic Policy

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – In 2001, George Akerlof, Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz won the Economics Nobel Prize “for their analysis … The post How Information Affects Economic Policy appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: How Information Affects Economic Policy

Sandals Foundation Partners For Coral Conservation

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – TWO of the most crucial roles of corals and coral reefs are to protect coastlines from the … The post Sandals Foundation Partners For Coral Conservation appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sandals Foundation Partners For Coral Conservation

National Trust Hosts ‘Conservation Walkabout’ On June 25

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is gearing up to host a “Conservation Walkabout” on Sunday, June … The post National Trust Hosts ‘Conservation Walkabout’ On June 25 appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: National Trust Hosts ‘Conservation Walkabout’ On June

Micoud Carnival Plans Progressing Smoothly

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Micoud Carnival Committee has deemed its official launch last Sunday a success. Committee Chairperson, Brenda Paul, … The post Micoud Carnival Plans Progressing Smoothly appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Micoud Carnival Plans Progressing Smoothly

Gandolph St. Clair Releases ‘Firefall’

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – In commemoration of the June 19, 1948 devastating fire in Castries, Gandolph St. Clair has released “Firefall”, … The post Gandolph St. Clair Releases ‘Firefall’ appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Gandolph St. Clair Releases ‘Firefall’

“Potential Tropical Cyclone” approaching Windward Islands

Source: St. Lucia Times St Lucians are being advised to remain vigilant as a potential tropical cyclone speeds toward the Windward Islands. The fast moving systems is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm when it moves through the Windward Islands tonight and Tuesday, the National Hurricane Centre says. The St Lucia Met Service…

WORLD: Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post WORLD: Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PEDRÓGÃO GRANDE, Portugal – Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 61 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country’s worst such disaster

Nigeria: Female suicide bombers kill 12

Source: St. Lucia Times africanews.com:-Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, police said on Monday. Borno state police spokesman Victor Isuku said the attacks took place on Sunday at around 08:30 p.m. (1930 GMT) in Kofa community, around 8 km (5 miles) from the state capital…

Man killed as van hits London mosque crowd

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-Prime Minister Theresa May says the terror attack near a north London mosque is “every bit as sickening” as recent ones to hit the UK. She was speaking after a man died and 10 people were injured when a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque.…

WORLD: Beyoncé and Jay Z welcome twins

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post WORLD: Beyoncé and Jay Z welcome twins appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Beyoncé and Jay Z have welcomed twins, a source close to the couple tells CNN. There was no immediate word on the gender of the babies or their names. The superstar singer and

Macron’s party wins clear parliamentary majority

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-French President Emmanuel Macron’s party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory. With nearly all votes counted, his La République en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The winning margin is lower than some…

Stacy Raymond is back home, vows not to sleep out again

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Stacy Raymond is back home, vows not to sleep out again appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A 13-year-old female student from La Ressource, Dennery who failed to return home on Friday, June 16, turned herself into the Richfond Police Station this morning and is now back

REGIONAL UPDATE: Severe weather alert for Barbados

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post REGIONAL UPDATE: Severe weather alert for Barbados appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Residents across Barbados are being urged to pay attention to their radios for regular updates as an approaching tropical wave shows signs of development. The Barbados Meteorological Service today issued

Severe weather alert issued for Barbados

Source: St. Lucia Times A tropical wave is expected to affect Barbados late Monday, the Barbados Met Office has said. A weather information statement which was issued said: The system is showing some slow development at this time and it could become a tropical storm by the time it approaches Barbados and the southern…

Flow moves ahead with internet and cable TV upgrade

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Flow moves ahead with internet and cable TV upgrade appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Telecommunication company Flow is forging ahead with its plan to upgrade its services to customers on the island. The company announced recently that it would be improving its broadband network. This

Britain experiences hottest day of the year so far

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-Britain has basked in the hottest day of the year so far – and temperatures are expected to rise. The mercury peaked at 30.2C (86.36F) in Teddington on Saturday, while the strong sunshine was also enjoyed by the majority of Britons. Met Office forecaster Charles Powell said: “We have…

LGBT pride photo with Trump goes viral

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-A US teacher’s photograph with President Donald Trump has gone viral due to his display of LGBT pride. The picture of Rhode Island Teacher of the Year 2017 Nikos Giannopoulos shows him wearing a rainbow flag pin and waving a black, lacy fan at the Oval Office meeting. He…

Barbados: Dog owner charged with manslaughter

Source: St. Lucia Times A dog owner has been arrested and charged with manslaughter after a 74 year old woman was attacked and killed by a number of dogs. The incident occurred in Saturday, January 28. Verona Lolita Gibson of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael was attacked by the dogs while walking along…

7 US sailors dead

Source: St. Lucia Times (CNN)Seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship’s collision with a merchant vessel, a US military official said. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said searchers found the bodies Sunday morning, Japan time, after the guided-missile destroyer returned to its base in Japan.…

Organisers hail start of Roots and Soul festival

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia’s first ever Roots and Soul festival under the Soleil brand got underway Saturday night at Pigeon Island national landmark. The lineup of artists included Chrycee, Kayo, Fourth World and Christopher Martin. Thomas Leonce, the CEO of the Events Company of Saint Lucia told the Times that he was…

To Prince Charming, and beyond

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sometimes love can feel like a fairytale. Other times, not so much! If you’re like me, you’re probably at the point in your life when “being in love” or finding “the one” seems more fleeting and farfetched by the hour.  Love to me always seemed a magical and euphoric

Panama

Source: The St. Lucia Star A-M u s i n g sMusings are thoughts, the thoughtful kind. For the purpose of these articles, a-musings are thoughts that might amuse, entertain and even enlighten. The Central American country of Panama has a long and less honourable history. Events of this week have done nothing to

1st National Bank Introduces New Managing Director

Source: The St. Lucia Star Left to right: Sylvia Alcee, Executive Manger of Sales; Johnathan Johannes, Managing Director, and Valarie Marshall St Omar, Executive Manager,HR Operations. 1st National Bank held a press conference at its headquarters in Rodney Bay on June 14 introducing its new managing director, Johnathan Johannes. Assuming his new role as

OBSTACLES ARE THE PATH

Source: The St. Lucia Star Maybe the prime minister can save his people from economic disaster if he follows these steps. In her book ‘The Senator Next Door’ Amy Klobuchar’s gives an account of her early family life and her climb to senior Senator of Minnesota, in the United States Senate. It is an

THERE’S NO STOPPING HIM… He’s Back!

Source: The St. Lucia Star It was deliberately planted in my youthful head to never trust a liar. ‘Liars are dangerous people; often dishonest crooks!’ And every crook is a potential murderer. These and other ‘messages’ to the youth of my generation were time-tested truths; simple and clear. A further guide was to choose

Fedee, Francis say Tourism Progressing in 2017

Source: The St. Lucia Star Hon. Dominic Fedee (left) and SLTB Executive Chairperson, Agnes Francis. Personnel from the Saint Lucia Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism had good news for the media on Wednesday: arrivals from most of our markets were up, save from the UK. Figures for the yachting sector also showed

M Motors Remains Ahead of the Game

Source: The St. Lucia Star M Motors is offering customers affordability with the launch of its new BMW and MINI Countryman vehicles. BMW has been retailed in Saint Lucia since 1999, along with many other brands, but since M Motors refocused in 2014 to strictly selling BMW and MINI Countryman vehicles, it has provided

Six Teams Participate in 27th OECS/ECCB Under-23 Netball Tournament

Source: St. Lucia Times OECS:-Friday, June 16, 2017 — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) in collaboration with the OECS Commission and the Grenada Netball Association will host the 27th OECS/ECCB Under-23 Netball Tournament in Grenada from 16 – 20 June. This year, six teams will compete for the championship title: Anguilla, Grenada, Montserrat, St…

US officer acquitted over shooting of black motorist

Source: St. Lucia Times CHICAGO (AFP) – A Minnesota police officer was acquitted Friday over the fatal shooting of 32-year-old African American Philando Castile, whose dying moments were captured on Facebook video in a case that shocked the nation. Jeronimo Yanez, 29, was found not guilty on three charges: second-degree manslaughter, and two felony counts of…

NWU & FLOW Sign First Industrial Agreement

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Management of Cable & Wireless St. Lucia Limited (trading as FLOW) and officials from the National Workers Union (NWU) met at the company’s Conference Room to affix signatures to their first industrial agreement. Clerical, technical and other skilled employees of the communications company will benefit from a seven…

PRESS RELEASE: Signing of MOU of between the USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission and the Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL)

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Signing of MOU of between the USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission and the Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Trump partially rolls back Obama’s Cuba thaw

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-US President Donald Trump says he is rolling back the Obama administration’s “completely one-sided deal with Cuba”. Speaking in Miami, Florida, he said his new policy would tighten rules affecting travel and on sending funds to the Caribbean island nation. But he is not reversing key diplomatic and commercial ties,…

Furniture Workers Vote for Unionization

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Workers employed with Classic Furnitures Ltd. participated in a secret ballot exercise Friday June 16, 2017. The exercise was conducted by officials from the Department of Labour. Ninety two percent (92%) of the workers voted in favour of having their industrial relations interest handled by the National Workers Union…

Tumour patient gets financial help

Source: St. Lucia Times Tumour patient, Layne Jean, received generous financial assistance  Friday from a big-hearted Saint Lucian who lives overseas. The donor is Carmen Barker who lives in New York. Several of her friends donated funds. Barker said Jean’s plight came to her attention when a friend sent her a video recording of…

Trinidad: Two Chinese nationals murdered

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad police say two Chinese nationals were shot dead Thursday night after leaving a casino in what is believed to have been an ordered assassination, CMC has reported. Investigators said they are working on the theory that the Chinese nationals, Shi Rui Zhao, 32 and Yangli Gu, 30, both self-employed,…

More assistance for tumor patient Layne Jean

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post More assistance for tumor patient Layne Jean appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Carmen Barker (right) handing over the cheque to Andrea Jean, mother of Layne Jean who suffers from a tumour. A St. Lucian national based in New York, U.S.A today (June 16) presented a

US revokes visas of 2 Guyana opposition figures

Source: St. Lucia Times Two opposition legislators in Guyana have had their United States visas revoked. CMC quoted the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) as saying in a statement that Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall recently received information from the Consular Section of the US embassy in Georgetown informing them that their “non-immigrant visas have been…

I was addicted to pornography – A YPG story

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post I was addicted to pornography – A YPG story appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Anger was dominating me and destroying me little by little and because of that my parents and I were having arguments every single day. I didn’t respected or obeyed them. I

Jamaica: Buggery law will only be changed by referendum

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday reiterated the Government’s position that Jamaica’s contentious buggery law will only be changed by a referendum. However, while insisting on what he said was a personal position that homosexuality is morally “wrong”, Chuck questioned whether it was the business of the law to determine…

PRESS RELEASE: Seaborne airlines to resume service to Antigua

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Seaborne airlines to resume service to Antigua appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Seaborne Airlines, is pleased to announce that non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda, V.C. Bird International Airport, will resume

Caricom and South Korea formalize relations

Source: St. Lucia Times The first non-permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of South Korea has presented his credentials to CARICOM formalizing the decade-old relations between the Caribbean Community and the East Asian country. Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan accepted the Letter of Credence from H.E. Mr. Ki-Mo Lim in a simple ceremony at the…

Turkish minister lands in Qatar aiming to help ease Gulf rift

Source: St. Lucia Times Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar’s rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have broken off ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and courting regional rival…

New tourism authority to be up and running in July: officials

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post New tourism authority to be up and running in July: officials appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Photo credit: SLASPA Legislation to officially transform the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) into a tourism authority will be tabled in parliament this month end and an establishment of

Francis: Integrity of IMPACS matter eroded

Source: St. Lucia Times Attorney at Law, Mary Francis, has urged a speedy resolution to the IMPACS matter, although she feels that the integrity of the process has been eroded. “Too many different people have become involved and the whole process to me should not have gone the way it did,” Francis told the…

DID YOU KNOW?

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post DID YOU KNOW? appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Did you know a treasury fraud was uncovered in St. Lucia in 1849 and it brought political discontent for both the working class and the planters? It was the largest case of fraud ever uncovered on the

Rain ends ODI series 1-1

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Rain ends ODI series 1-1 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Persistent heavy rain forced the abandonment of the decisive third One-Day International between West Indies and Afghanistan here Wednesday night, leaving the three-match series in a 1-1 stalemate. The adverse weather, which started overnight and

Forecasters monitoring movements in Tropical Atlantic

Source: St. Lucia Times Forecasters are monitoring two systems in the tropical Atlantic which they believe have the potential to develop over the next several days. The system of most interest to St Luca is a tropical wave located more than 2,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles or nearly 800 miles west of…

First National Bank appoints new Managing Director

Source: St. Lucia Times First National Bank has a new Managing Director. St Lucian, Johnathan Johannes, was officially introduced to the nation on Wednesday and pledged to transform the bank into a “truly world class institution.” Johannes assumed the post effective June 1, 2017; nearly one year after the tragic death of his predecessor…

EU nurse applicants drop by 96% since Brexit vote

Source: St. Lucia Times     (BBC) – There has been a sharp drop in nurses registering to work in the UK since the EU referendum, figures suggest. Last July, 1,304 nurses from the EU joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council register, compared to 46 in April this year, a fall of 96%. The…

Lesotho: Estranged wife of incoming PM shot dead

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-The estranged wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been shot dead two days before his inauguration. Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was travelling home with a friend when both women were shot by an unknown assailant, the police say. The police add the motive is unknown and an investigation…

Hurricane season preparations begin

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-THE SEASON IS ANTICIPATED TO BE ABOVE NORMAL WITH UP TO 17 NAMED STORMS, FIVE TO NINE OF WHICH ARE PREDICTED TO BECOME HURRICANES. Officials at the Ministry of Health convened a meeting on June 8 to revise plans for the 2017 hurricane season, and identify potential gaps in the…

PRESS RELEASE: OECS recognises World Blood Donor Day

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: OECS recognises World Blood Donor Day appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The OECS Commission observes World Blood Donor Day today, June 14th, under the theme “Don’t wait until disaster strikes. What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.” In the OECS

PRESS RELEASE: Flow-TDFDP Football Fiesta 2017 Results

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Flow-TDFDP Football Fiesta 2017 Results appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. What a great weekend of football! 237 enthusiastic promising players pulled up their socks, laced their boots, stepped onto the Vigie field, put it all out and left it there. After 2 days,

Teen arrested for possession of high-powered firearm

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Teen arrested for possession of high-powered firearm appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A Tec-9 firearm An 18-year-old male was arrested for the possession of a high-powered firearm on Chapel Street, Gros Islet around noon today, police said. The teen was found with a TEC-9 semi-automatic

Jury deliberates third day in Cosby sex assault trial

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – A Pennsylvania jury was deliberating a third day Wednesday whether to convict disgraced comedy legend Bill Cosby of sexual assault in one of America’s biggest celebrity trials in years. The 79-year-old pioneering black actor could face the rest of his life in prison if convicted on three counts…

Teenager arrested with semi-automatic weapon

Source: St. Lucia Times A teenager is currently in police custody after a semi-automatic weapon was found on his person, law enforcement sources have reported. According to information obtained by the Times, the eighteen year old male was found with  a TEC-9 gun and an undisclosed quantity of ammunition. He was arrested shortly after…

Father’s Day Luncheon – St.Lucia Crisis Centre

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Fundraiser -Father’s Day Luncheon- St. Lucia Crisis Centre Sunday June 18, 2017 is observed with added significance for the St. Lucia Crisis Centre. The day is celebrated as Father’s Day and the St. Lucia Crisis Centre has organized  its annual  Fund Raising Father’s Day Lunch for the entire family…

REGIONAL: Something came over me, says alleged wife killer

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post REGIONAL: Something came over me, says alleged wife killer appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Lennox Da Silva outside the Magistrate’s Court. TORTOLA, BVI – Director of Public Prosecutions Kim Hollis has told the court that, during a police interview, Lennox Da Silva ‘clearly admitted’ to

Our Women Leaders Continue To Fail Us!

Source: The Voice The post Our Women Leaders Continue To Fail Us! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Our Women Leaders Continue To Fail Us!

Corinth Man Killled

Source: The Voice The post Corinth Man Killled appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Corinth Man Killled

Man Killed On Bexon Highway

Source: The Voice The post Man Killed On Bexon Highway appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Man Killed On Bexon Highway

Gros Islet Highway Fatal Accident

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident which occurred on Wednesday, June 7 about 9:10 … The post Gros Islet Highway Fatal Accident appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Gros Islet Highway Fatal Accident

SLTB Announces Local Hotel Expansion Plans

Source: The Voice The post SLTB Announces Local Hotel Expansion Plans appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLTB Announces Local Hotel Expansion Plans

BOSL Volunteers Answer NCF’s Call

Source: The Voice The post BOSL Volunteers Answer NCF’s Call appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: BOSL Volunteers Answer NCF’s Call

Fuel Price Adjustments

Source: The Voice The post Fuel Price Adjustments appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Fuel Price Adjustments

REGIONAL: Foreign direct investment to T&T plummets

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post REGIONAL: Foreign direct investment to T&T plummets appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – There may be more of an argument that a 2014-2017 tax write-off incentive did more harm than good to the economy, and little to spur oil and gas exploration and

REGIONAL: 1,154 robberies reported in Trinidad

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post REGIONAL: 1,154 robberies reported in Trinidad appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Police are reporting that for the period January 1st to June 14th 2017, there have been 1,154 reported cases of robberies compared to 1,255 for the corresponding period 2016, which represents

Gros Islet Boxing Roadshow on June 24

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Castries, Saint Lucia, June 14, 2017 – Known for its popular “Friday Night Street Party” the nothern town of Gros Islet will come alive on Saturday June 24, 2017 with a Boxing Roadshow dubbed “Saturday Night Fight”. The Saint Lucia Boxing Association (SLBA) is partnering with the Mayor of…

BREAKING NEWS: St. Lucian rescued at sea identified

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post BREAKING NEWS: St. Lucian rescued at sea identified appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Richie James of Saint Lucia (left) and Ismael Nemorin of Martinique were found alive, drifting on a boat 800km off the coast of St. Lucia, according to media reports from Martinique. A 22-year-old

Micoud Carnival Launch 2017

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-The Micoud Carnival Committee says its 2017 Launch last Sunday, 11th June 2017, was a success.  Committee Chairperson, Ms. Brenda Paul, notes that judging the large number of people in attendance and the high level of enthusiasm portrayed from both the patrons and performers, “the committee deemed the event a…

Queen to honour young person from Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Her Majesty The Queen will present a Queen’s Young Leaders Award to an exceptional young person from Saint Lucia at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday 29th June. The Award celebrates inspiring young people from all over the Commonwealth who are dedicated to driving change in their…

Training course for environment stakeholders

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Information Management course will facilitate the implementation of environmental management initiatives. Saint Lucia is developing a more reliable environmental reporting system for better coordination of existing knowledge, and generating new information on the state of the environment. This Reporting System for Data Collection and Management, will provide a framework…

EU and Saint Lucia Seek Stronger Alliance

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Ambassadors from the European Union pledged their countries’ willingness to assist and collaborate with Saint Lucia in several areas when they met with Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Tuesday June 13th 2017 at the Office of the Prime Minister. The delegation was headed by Ambassador of the EU…

EU and Saint Lucia Seek Stronger Alliance

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prime Minister in discussions with EU delegation. Ambassadors from the European Union pledged their countries’ willingness to assist and collaborate with Saint Lucia in several areas when they met with Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Tuesday June 13th 2017 at the Office of the Prime Minister. The delegation

DIGICEL Calls for GOVTS to Protect Consumers and Tax Revenue

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Policies needed to extend consumer protection and tax collection to the digital economy Kingston, Jamaica – Tuesday, 13th June 2017: With many more countries around the world getting on board with efforts to ensure that online giants like Facebook, Google and WhatsApp obey the law and pay their fair share of…

TEPA, SLCSI, SMA on EPA Market Study Tour to Germany, France & Spain

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, June 09, 2017; A three-person contingent representing the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA), Saint Lucia Coalition of Services Industries (SLCSI) and the Saint Lucia Manufacturing Association (SMA) are currently participating in a Market Study Tour to Germany, France and Spain. During the tour, which…

PRESS RELEASE: EU and Saint Lucia seek stronger alliance

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: EU and Saint Lucia seek stronger alliance appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Ambassadors from the European Union pledged their countries’ willingness to assist and collaborate with Saint Lucia in several areas when they met with Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Tuesday June

Ronaldo accused of tax fraud

Source: St. Lucia Times Reuters:-Football star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid for allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.48 million) between 2011 and 2014. The prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the Real Madrid forward had knowingly used a business structure…

SEARCHING FOR RELATIVES IN SAINT LUCIA

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post SEARCHING FOR RELATIVES IN SAINT LUCIA appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Neil Saunders My name is Neil Saunders and I am acting on behalf of Joseph Ernest who is the son of Anne and Harrison.   Looking for information about a family from Soufriere.  

Tremendous Progress in Negotiations with Saint Lu Metals

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Negotiations between the Management of Saint Lu Metals and the National Workers Union (NWU) continued today Tuesday at the Conference Room of the St. Lucia Employers Federation. The parties have made tremendous progress by reaching agreement on all fringe benefits. Another meeting is being scheduled at which wages will…

WORLD: Top US Republican wounded by gunman

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post WORLD: Top US Republican wounded by gunman appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise A top US Republican was among five people who were shot and wounded by a gunman during baseball practice in Virginia. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise

Large earthquake strikes Guatemala Mexico border

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 has struck Guatemala, close to the country’s border with Mexico. The quake hit around 97 miles west of Guatemala City in the San Marcos district, close to the border with Mexico’s Chiapas state, damaging homes and buildings and cutting power. At least…

Ex-convict held in rape investigation

Source: St. Lucia Times An ex-convict is in police custody in connection with a rape investigation at Choiseul, law enforcement sources have told the Times. The suspect is reported to have served time for the stabbing death of  a man. The ex-convict is accused of dragging a twenty-two year old woman into some bushes…

Passenger from Saint Lucia arrested at JFK after cocaine find

Source: St. Lucia Times A passenger arriving at John F. Kennedy International airport from Saint Lucia was arrested by Customs agents after  cocaine was found in the cushion of her wheelchair. Media reports have identified the woman as Yoncela Stanley who arrived at the airport  on Sunday. She is accused of attempting to smuggle 6…

City Mayor Warns Against Improper Disposal of Fat

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, June 13, 2017 – The Mayor of Castries has warned food establishments in the city about the improper disposal of fat and the need for installation and maintenance of grease traps. These observations were made while the Mayor, along with officials from his office, did a walk-through of…

Six dead in London fire

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–Six people have died and more than 50 are in hospital after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, police say. Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved.…

PRESS RELEASE: Micoud Carnival Launch 2017 was a “success”

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Micoud Carnival Launch 2017 was a “success” appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Micoud Carnival Committee says its 2017 Launch last Sunday, 11th June 2017, was a success. Committee Chairperson, Ms. Brenda Paul, notes that judging the large number of people in attendance and

PRESS RELEASE: Development of oceans needs to bring economic, environmental and social benefits to Caribbean people

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Development of oceans needs to bring economic, environmental and social benefits to Caribbean people appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has recognised the potential for coastal and marine resources to be sustainably used to bring economic benefits to

Police investigate rape of females aged 7 and 22

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia Police are investigating reports of the rape of two females aged 7 and 22 in separate incidents, law enforcement sources have said. The reported rape of the seven year old occurred at Gadette, Dennery on Tuesday. Details are sketchy. In another incident that occurred yesterday morning, a man…

Crime: PM wants to speed up convictions

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has spoken of the need to speed up convictions for crime, declaring that the justice system and the rule of law are “absolutely critical”. He said the priority of his government is to speed up the process of convictions for crime. “I think too many people…

SLNT stages Conservation Walkabout

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is gearing up to host a “Conservation Walkabout” on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Pigeon Island National Trust (PINL) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, which was initially slated to be a Walk for Conservation on World Environment Day (WED)…

Prime Minister CIP Announcements Raises More Questions than Answers

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party is raising questions regarding announcements made in Geneva last week by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in relation to the operations of the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). The SLP is concerned that the international media is carrying statements made by the Prime Minister but…

Taiwanese Ambassador regrets Panama’s decision to cut ties

Source: St. Lucia Times Taiwan’s Ambassador to Saint Lucia, Douglas Shen, has expressed his government’s regret over Panama’s decision to sever ties with Taiwan in favour of establishing relations with China. “Taiwan has had diplomatic relations with Panama for more than a century,” Shen observed. Shen said over the years Taiwan has offered Panama…

EU Diplomat confident IMPACS recommendations being followed

Source: St. Lucia Times European Union diplomat, Daniela Tramacere, has expressed confidence that recommendations are being followed in connection with the IMPACS report on claims of extra-judicial killings by local police officers. The report was compiled by a team of Jamaican investigators. “We have received strong reassurance that the due process is taking place,”…

Six Swimmers Selected to Represent St. Lucia at the Central American and Caribbean Championships

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Central American and Caribbean Championships (CCCAN) and all its affiliated countries, Colombia, Guyana, Surinam, and Venezuela of the South American Confederation and Guadeloupe and Martinique of the French Swimming Federation will host the Central American and Caribbean championships June 27th to July 3rd 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago.…

St Jude Hospital Appoints a New CEO

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Board of Directors of St Jude Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Verna Charles to the post of Chief Executive Officer of the health Institution. Mrs. Charles has served the hospital in various capacities over a thirty seven (37) year period. During that period she…

Seven out of work after restaurant fire

Source: St. Lucia Times Seven employees of Jacques Waterfront Dining are out of work following a fire Tuesday morning that destroyed the restaurant. Catherin Rioux, one of the owners of the business, said the restaurant has been operating from its Gros Islet location for the past six years. “I woke up from a phone…

Nairobi building collapse: People missing as residents join search

Source: St. Lucia Times (BBC) – Several people are reported missing after a seven-storey building collapsed on Monday night in an eastern suburb of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Emergency response teams have been at the scene in the Kware Pipeline Embakasi area. The Star newspaper said dozens of people had been evacuated moments before the collapse.…

WINDIES, Afghans Level Series 1-1

Source: The Voice Final ODI Tomorrow. DESPITE a disappointing turnout by fans for the first two ODIs, West Indies and Afghanistan are now … The post WINDIES, Afghans Level Series 1-1 appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: WINDIES, Afghans Level Series 1-1

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