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October 16, 2017

St. Lucia

World Food Day

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network, in Commemoration of World Food Day, celebrated annually on October 16th, launched its “No Child Will Go Hungry” initiative. Through this initiative, the network will donate food hampers to the Kids Step Early Childhood Development Centre, under this year’s World Food Day theme;…

Austrian poised to become Europe’s 1st millennial leader

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — At age 31, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the first millennial to lead a European country following his party’s victory in a national election Sunday. While no party won a majority, the telegenic Kurz is most likely to be sworn in as Austria’s next…

Calabash in Splendor

Source: The St. Lucia Star Bag designs by Ras Ismael and Perry Martial were featured in Wednesday’s Fashion Show Alliance Française (AF) has partnered with Saint Lucia Archaeological and Historical Society and People Invested in Your Interest (PEYI), to host “Calabash in Splendor”; a twelve-day long art exhibition at the Alliance Francaise in Pointe

Half Day Dismissal for Canon Laurie Anglican Primary School

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Parents/ Guardians of students attending the Canon Laurie Anglican Primary School are hereby notified of a twelve O’clock (12:00pm) dismissal for students today Monday 16th October, 2017. Parents are further advised to collect their children/wards in a timely manner. The post Half Day Dismissal for Canon Laurie Anglican…

World leaders condemn Somalia bombing ‘in strongest terms’

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing in Somalia, the worst attack in the country to date with at least 137 deaths. Saturday’s blast occurred at a junction in Hodan, a bustling commercial district of the capital…

St Lucians encouraged to get annual eye checks

Source: St. Lucia Times St Lucians were encouraged to pay greater attention to eye care as the St Lucia Blind Welfare Association joined global observances of World Sight Day on Thursday October 12, 2017. Association President Anthony Mr. Avril said the observance was low key for the Blind Welfare Association due to its well-publicised…

Gros Islet Youth Development Council set to host Annual Youth Debate

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Gros Islet Youth Development Council will host its Annual Youth Debate Competition. The objectives are to allow youth in Gros Islet to experience a professional debate, strengthen their public speaking ability, be able to analyse evidence and construct a persuasive argument. On the 7th October 2017 the Council…

Vieux Fort man shot in buttocks

Source: St. Lucia Times A male resident of Bruceville, Vieux Fort, was shot in the buttocks Saturday night, Saint Lucia police have disclosed. The victim was identified as Rawle Fevrier. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident which occurred at around 9.30 pm. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.…

Vieux Fort man charged with attempted rape

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Vieux Fort man charged with attempted rape appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The man who was allegedly caught after he tried to rape a young woman. A man who tried to pull a young woman into bushes at Hewanorra Orchard, Vieux Fort last week Tuesday

UPDATED: Five killed in Guyana motor vehicle accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATED: Five killed in Guyana motor vehicle accident appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The victims ERARA WAVES) – The driver and four occupants of car died Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision with a truck on the Number 59 Village, Corentyne Public Road, police said.

Vieux Fort South Retain Blackheart Football Title

Source: The St. Lucia Star The victorious Vieux Fort South team and officials after winning the Blackheart/SLFA football title. Vieux Fort South accomplished what has only been done once before in the history of the Blackheart/SLFA Knockout Football Tournament – win back to back titles. They accomplished that feat along with Dennery Saturday afternoon

Vieux Fort man charged with attempted rape

Source: St. Lucia Times A Vieux Fort man has been charged with attempted rape in connection with an incident last week Tuesday night at Hewanorra Orchard. The man was also charged with two other offences, including damage to property arising from the breakage of a pair of spectacles that was worn by his alleged…

Hurricane Ophelia heading to Ireland, then Scotland

Source: St. Lucia Times (CNN) Hurricane Ophelia continued moving east toward Ireland on Sunday as officials there announced school closings, prepared for flooding – and planned for power outages. Ophelia’s position is the farthest east that a major hurricane has traveled in the Atlantic. The previous record was held by Hurricane Frances in 1980,…

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The death toll continues to rise after the deadly blast (BBC) – A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have

Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – Austria’s conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest. The victory would make Mr Kurz the world’s youngest national

Results of Eight Ball Duos Pool Tournament

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sunil John of Cool Shooters was named Most Outstanding Player in the Summer Classic. The Cue Sports St Lucia Inc Eight Ball Duos qualifiers continued over this past weekend with matches at The Biche Restaurant & Bar in Cabiche, Babonneau on Friday, October 6 and at Charlie’s Bar in

Has Royalton Finally Settled?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Royalton Saint Lucia has struggled to remain in the positive spotlight. Hopefully it will correctly resolve past conflict with workers. Royalton Saint Lucia opened its doors in February this year, and then fully with a grand launch at the end of March. The all-inclusive resort boasts four hundred and fifty-six

Lightning Aquatics Swim Club: Small but Tallawah

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: With only 18 of its 27 competitive swimmers participating in the recently held Capri Sun 2017 National Championships, Lightning Aquatics (LA) Swim Club was able to amass 618 points landing them in the 3rd position out of 6 clubs. According to LA’s President, Mrs. Tessa Charles-Louis, “All our swimmers…

Health Tips – The Well Nest with Candy Nicholas

Source: The St. Lucia Star                 As a self professed health and wellness junkie, I am always in pursuit of the next weird and wonderful natural health treatment available, whether I’m in St. Lucia or abroad. I’m willing to try most things at least once… I’m adventurous

Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Barbuda after the hurricane (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda government says a Chinese firm has shown interest in establishing a new town on Barbuda, which was severely damaged when Hurricane

Creativity vital for business to flourish

Source: The St. Lucia Star NYC President Jeshurun Andrew presented activities to be held by the Council as part of this year’s observance of GEW. Creativity is essential for the success of any business, and a crucial element for start-ups in particular. Proprietor Urmie Persaud of Caritic Designs Co. drilled home that knowledge at

BREAKING NEWS: One confirmed dead in Dennery accident (+video)

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post BREAKING NEWS: One confirmed dead in Dennery accident (+video) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A law enforcement official at the scene of the Dennery accident. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that one person has died as a result of Saturday night’s multiple-car accident accident in

More women accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post More women accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. British actress Lysette Anthony and movie producer Harvey Weinstein (BBC) – Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by

Coca-Cola Sticks to Its Roots

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sweet beverages and an even sweeter lady. The bright, bold, red and white lettering that we all associate with the caffeinated drink, Coca-Cola, was splurged all over Coco Palm’s Ti Bananne restaurant on Wednesday evening. As part of its global scale rebranding, back to its original values, Coca-Cola was

UPDATE: Castries stabbing victim identified

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATE: Castries stabbing victim identified appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A man who was stabbed in Rockhall, Castries on Saturday, Oct. 14 is currently in stable condition, according to law enforcement sources. He has been identified as 32-year-old Jermaine St. Juste, a resident of Rockhall.

Black man attacked at Charlottesville rally charged

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Black man attacked at Charlottesville rally charged appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. DeAndre Harris was assaulted in a parking garage beside the Charlottesville police station after a white nationalist rally was disbursed by police [Zach Roberts/AP Photo](AL JAZEERA) – US police have charged an African

Taiwan Celebrates 106

Source: The St. Lucia Star Left to right: Commerce Minister Bradley Felix, STAR Publisher Rick Wayne, Taiwanese Ambassador Douglas Cheng-Tsung Shen, and Saint Lucian musician Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson. The Republic of China (Taiwan) celebrated in grand style its 106th National Day this year. On Friday 6 October, four days before the actual day, the

7 killed in Kenya high school shooting during raid

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Gunmen suspected to be from neighboring South Sudan shot dead seven people, including six students, in a raid on a high school early Saturday that appeared to be a revenge attack, a Kenya police official said. The shooting occurred at dawn at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School near the…

Duchess of Cambridge’s uncle charged with assault in London

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — British police say they’ve charged the uncle of the Duchess of Cambridge with assault after a late-night altercation in a London street. The Metropolitan Police force says Gary Goldsmith faces a charge of assault by beating over an incident near his home Friday at 1:20 a.m. British newspapers…

At least four killed in plane crash in Ivory Coast

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, a Reuters witness said. Firefighters and rescue divers removed two bodies from the plane, which had broken into several pieces and…

St. Lucia’s Budget vs Trinidad’s

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Minister of Finance for Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Colm Imbert, delivered the government’s 2018 budget address earlier this month, outlining a stern austerity package that will require Trinbagonians to make “a serious adjustment”. Price hikes and tax increases will likely result in a higher cost of living for

Italian priest kidnapped in southern Nigeria: Vatican

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – An Italian priest has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, church officials in both countries have said. Maurizio Pallu was snatched on Thursday in broad daylight by armed men just outside of Benin City, Italian media reports said. “Pope Francis has been informed about the Italian priest…

Athlete of the Week

Source: The St. Lucia Star Andrew Norbert – Athlete of the Week This is not the first time, and I assure you based on his success in cycling, it certainly will not be the last time Andrew appears on this page. On Sunday Andrew was back in the winner’s cycle. This time around he

Coastal Stabilisation work continues in Vieux Fort

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is expanding efforts to address coastal degradation within the Point Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) through a coastal stabilization project executed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and funded by the German Development Bank (KfW) under a Local Adaptation Measures (LAMS)…

34 For OECS Swim Champs

Source: The Voice AFTER 26 years of the OECS Swim competition, Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association (SLASA) will host the 27th Annual Swimming … The post 34 For OECS Swim Champs appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: 34 For OECS Swim Champs

Inter-Schools Football Results

Source: The Voice THE action continued on Thursday 12 October in the Inter Schools Football competition. Vide Bouteille and St. Mary’s College played … The post Inter-Schools Football Results appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Inter-Schools Football Results

Guy Joseph: Government will deal with St Jude Money Fiasco

Source: The St. Lucia Star Both the Prime Minister and Minister Guy Joseph have attested to be beyond satisfied with the services provided by the staff of St Jude’s. At a press conference hosted on Thursday 5 October, 2017 Prime Minister Allen Chastanet addressed the media and nation about the pressing issues affecting the

Focus File: Swimmer Naekeisha Louis

Source: The Voice TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Naekeisha Louis, a Form 2 student of St. Joseph’s Convent, has her eyes set on the Organization of Eastern … The post Focus File: Swimmer Naekeisha Louis appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Focus File: Swimmer Naekeisha Louis

‘Spider Cup’ Starts Tomorrow

Source: The Voice SENIOR football returns to the Gros Islet playing field on Sunday as the Gros Islet Football League (GIFL) hosts the … The post ‘Spider Cup’ Starts Tomorrow appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘Spider Cup’ Starts Tomorrow

A Look Back At Blackheart 2017

Source: The Voice THE 2017 Blackheart Knockout Football Tournament concluded last week Saturday at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground after Vieux Fort South’s … The post A Look Back At Blackheart 2017 appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: A Look Back At Blackheart 2017

Gros-Islet Football League Grand Launch

Source: The St. Lucia Star The District Representative “Spider Cup” begins with a Grand Launch on Sunday. The Gros Islet football League will be hosting the Grand Launching of the District Representative “Spider Cup” on Sunday, October 15th at the Gros Islet Playing Field. Following the Grand Launching and Match Pass at 12 pm

EU commits €665,000 to reduce spread of Zika in the Caribbean

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The European Union has committed €655,000 to help Caribbean States reduce the spread and impact of Zika and other mosquito borne diseases in the Region. The activities will be implemented by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) under the leadership of the Caribbean Forum for ACP States (CARIFORUM).…

Saint Lucia observes Breast Cancer Awareness

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: The October Observance Focuses on the Importance of Cancer Prevention in Both Women and Men. The Ministry of Health and Wellness, via the Bureau of Health Education and the Community Nursing Service have planned various health promotion activities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The October observance focuses on the importance…

A PAINFUL EXPERIENCE

Source: The St. Lucia Star I once prided myself in never experiencing physical pain even though I had suffered light, bearable emotional ones. Then seemingly out of nowhere a bout of shingles laid me down in withering pain. I learnt that the chicken pox virus embeds itself in one’s body and later erupts in

A call to empower human resources for greater productivity

Source: St. Lucia Times As part of ongoing efforts to increase awareness and cultivate a greater sensitivity towards productivity and competitiveness among Saint Lucians, the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NCPC) of Saint Lucia is getting set to host its fourth annual Productivity Awareness Week (PAW) from October 16 to 20 under the theme:…

SLBWA conducts glaucoma study

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: Due to Promising Results, the Activity Now is Being Replicated in Dominica. An ongoing Glaucoma Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty Study by the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA) could possibly be replicated in the region. The study, also referred to as Glaucoma STL, looks at the effectiveness of laser therapy as…

Kenny Issues North to South Battle Cry!

Source: The St. Lucia Star A section of the legendary “sea of red.” The year was 1997. Never before had so many Saint Lucians of all ages and political affiliations set aside their differences and united behind the cause of electing an untried politician to office. Alas, many would soon discover their imagined god

Statement on High Level Meeting on Recovery and Resilience

Source: The St. Lucia Star Washington, October 13th, 2017- Leaders and representatives of CARICOM countries and territories, and international partners, including the international financial institutions, and the representatives of territories in the region, convened today in a high-level round table on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG), as

Watch an NFL game LIVE in Miami with Flow TV

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Castries, Saint Lucia, October 13, 2017 – Flow Digital TV customers are being given the chance of a lifetime to travel to Miami for a live National Football League (NFL) matchup, between the hometown Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos. Any customer who signs up for the Flow NFL Sunday Ticket Residential package between October…

Nigerian pop music: in the shadow of Fela Kuti

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Fela Kuti was known as “the King of Afrobeat”. Krizbeatz calls himself “the King of AfroDance”, the Nigerian music that has got millions dancing across Africa and the world. For Fela, as he is still known to fans, music was often a life-threatening fight against corrupt military dictatorships…

Saint Lucian firemen to continue outreach in Dominica

Source: St. Lucia Times The Saint Lucia Fire Service has reached out to its sister organization the Dominica Fire Brigade, in the form of a post-hurricane Maria donation of dry goods, and non-perishable food items. “The items are needed and will be put to good use,” says Saint Lucia’s Acting Chief Fire Officer Mr.…

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen will visit three Pacific nations in the next month, the foreign ministry said Friday, as fears grow of China influencing its dwindling list of allies. It comes after Panama cut official ties with Taiwan in June, choosing instead to form diplomatic relations with China…

Coastal Stabilization Works to Continue in Vieux Fort

Source: The St. Lucia Star Coastal Stabilization Works to Continue Within the Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area in Vieux Fort The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is expanding efforts to address coastal degradation within the Point Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) through a coastal stabilization project executed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

UPDATED: Cop injured in Castries waterfront accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATED: Cop injured in Castries waterfront accident appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A male police officer has been injured after the motorcycle he was on collided with a car at the waterfront in Castries Friday afternoon, Oct. 13, according to law enforcement sources. The special

EU Commits €665,000 to Reduce Spread of Zika in the Caribbean

Source: The St. Lucia Star The objective is to improve pubic health of the Caribbean population, Source: guardian.ng The European Union has committed €655,000 to help Caribbean States reduce the spread and impact of Zika and other mosquito borne diseases in the Region. The activities will be implemented by the Caribbean Public Health Agency

CIBC gives USD$1.2M in support for over 600 regional projects

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post CIBC gives USD$1.2M in support for over 600 regional projects appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean has seen an increase in its overall support for charitable causes across the English and Dutch Caribbean, according to its latest Social Annual

Sandals and TSOBE graduate another 28 young business people

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Sandals and TSOBE graduate another 28 young business people appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A moment of the business presentation ceremony of the recently concluded Sandals Foundation funded, TSOBE BE Programme. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Sandals Foundation and The School of Business Entrepreneurs (TSOBE) has

Dugard Students Rewarded By Flow

Source: The St. Lucia Star Hileea Joachim, National Science Fair Winner, got a bag from Glow and free service for six months Castries, Saint Lucia, October 13, 2017 – Students of the Dugard Roman Catholic Combined School in Choiseul were rewarded on Wednesday for their excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, discipline and more

Archbishop says Bible does not support anti-sodomy laws

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-GAY rights proponents all but found themselves in a clash with anti-gay participants at yesterday’s international religious leaders’ conference on anti-sodomy laws in the Commonwealth. The forum was organised by local and international interest groups, at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters in Mona. The conference,…

UNESCO – Announcement of US withdrawal

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: We regret the US decision to withdraw from UNESCO at a time when international support for this organization is crucial. The future of UNESCO is of particular importance to France, the country in which it has its headquarters. France is attached to UNESCO’s critical action and to its areas…

ICC unveils long-awaited Test championship

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – The International Cricket Council on Friday unveiled a long-awaited, nine-nation Test championship in a bid to preserve the five-day format’s status following the rapid growth of Twenty20. The Test league was among a raft of reforms agreed at an ICC board meeting in Auckland, including revamping the one-day…

Teachers honoured at the Universal Church

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Teachers honoured at the Universal Church appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – In observance to the International Teacher`s Day, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, prayed and honoured more than 25 teachers on the Altar of their church. The teachers received

Closure of Almondale Road

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Closure of Almondale Road appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour wishes to inform the residence and motoring public of the partial closure of Almondale Road on Sunday 15th October 2017 from 6am to 6am Monday

SDA Church says no to ‘Seventh-gay Adventist’

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-JAMAICA’S largest denomination, the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church, yesterday distanced itself from a member of the church who is scheduled to speak at a two-day international conference titled “Intimate Conviction” to discuss the church and anti-buggery laws in the Commonwealth. SDA Communication, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director Nigel…

Trump to end Obamacare subsidies

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trump to end Obamacare subsidies appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Trump (BBC) – US President Donald Trump will end subsidies to health insurance providers designed to help low income households, as he continues his attempts to dismantle Obamacare. The White House announced the move hours

Israel to join US in quitting Unesco

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Israel to join US in quitting Unesco appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali, among more than 1,000 sites on the World Heritage list (BBC) – Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN’s

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 29

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 29 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Only chimneys remain standing in fire-ravaged districts of Santa Rosa. AFP photo (BBC) – The number of people confirmed dead in wildfires sweeping northern California has climbed to 29, as officials warned that

Creole Month activities heat up this weekend

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Creole Month activities heat up this weekend appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – As Arts and Creole Heritage Month gets into high gear, the host communities with their wide range of activities are in advanced stages of preparation. Among the activities taking place

Invitation to participate and create – Kwéyòl Market 2017

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Invitation to participate and create – Kwéyòl Market 2017 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) in collaboration with the Folk Research Centre (FRC), Castries Constituency Council (CCC) and Events Company of Saint Lucia Inc. (ECSLI) present, Kwéyòl Market

Maxine Burton – Surviving Maria

Source: The Voice THERE is no doubt that Hurricane Maria, the bat out of hell, came to cause nothing but carnage and destruction. … The post Maxine Burton – Surviving Maria appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Maxine Burton – Surviving Maria

Sharks All The Way

Source: The Voice SHARKS Swim Club has done it again, emerging champions of the 2017 Capri-Sun Short Course Swimming Championship held over the … The post Sharks All The Way appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sharks All The Way

School Sports: Under-19 Male Football Continues Today

Source: The Voice MATCHES continue today in the 2017 Under-19 schools football tournament at a number of playing facilities around the island. The … The post School Sports: Under-19 Male Football Continues Today appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: School Sports: Under-19 Male Football Continues Today

St Jude Hospital staff hospital construction site

Source: The St. Lucia Star Nearly fifty (50) employees representing all departments received a guided tour of the facility. Staff of St Jude Hospital got a first-hand look at the state of works on the St Jude Hospital Reconstruction Site through a series of visits to the site on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Nearly

No More Pacific War

Source: The St. Lucia Star October 12th marks 525 years since the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, Pacific Ocean, Source: NOAA This day, October 12th 2017, marks 525 years since the arrival of Europeans in the Americas. The people whom they met in the Americas, the Caribbean, Central and South America, had themselves

SLASPA Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Source: The St. Lucia Star Mrs. Grace Parkinson, SLASPA’s new Chief Operating Officer The Saint Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) has appointed Mrs. Grace Parkinson as its Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, one of Mrs. Parkinson’s key responsibilities is to assist the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer with coordinating the development

Barbados: No more sex jokes

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-Government today introduced new legislation in the Senate with a view to stamping out sexual harassment in the workplace. In piloting the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill, 2017 in the Upper House earlier today,  Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo said Barbadians “have to have the right to…

Man stabbed in the chest in Castries

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Man stabbed in the chest in Castries appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that police are investigating a dangerous harm report that occurred in the city of Castries ealier this week. According to reports, a male used a scissors to stab

92-year-old La Clery woman assaulted

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post 92-year-old La Clery woman assaulted appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A 92-year-old woman is in stable condition after she was assaulted when her home in La Clery was invaded on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 11, according to law enforcement officials. The victim has been identified as

Geest Line facilitates shipping of hurricane relief supplies

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: The Fortnightly Service to Dominica has been Increased to A Weekly One. Supplies will be Shipped Every Monday. NEMO Director Velda Joseph, recently provided an update on NEMO’s relief efforts. The Director made a point to specially thank the public for assisting and contributing toward Dominica’s hurricane relief efforts. She…

Building On A Solid Foundation

Source: The Voice FOR Dominicans, starting from scratch is a gross understatement. After feeling the wrath of Category 5 Hurricane Maria last month, … The post Building On A Solid Foundation appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Building On A Solid Foundation

New Plans For St. Jude

Source: The Voice NOW a major source of contention between government and the opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP), St. Jude Hospital seems … The post New Plans For St. Jude appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: New Plans For St. Jude

Former Chief Engineer Questions St. Jude Report

Source: The Voice ONE of the island’s leading engineers has come out with some pertinent questions surrounding the latest report on the current … The post Former Chief Engineer Questions St. Jude Report appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Former Chief Engineer Questions St. Jude Report

Foreign Firms Vie To Manage OKEU Hospital

Source: The Voice THE Owen King-European Union Hospital (OKEUH) will not be managed by a team of locals when it becomes fully operational, … The post Foreign Firms Vie To Manage OKEU Hospital appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Foreign Firms Vie To Manage OKEU Hospital

23 dead in ‘catastrophic’ California wildfires

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos which have left at least 23 people dead and thousands homeless. “This is a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” California fire chief Ken Pimlott told reporters.…

OECS, Venezuela partner

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: The Eastern Caribbean Joins Venezuela to Deliver Critical Assistance to Hurricane-Battered Member Countries. In the crucial days following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the OECS Commission joined forces with the Embassy of Venezuela and the Government of Saint Lucia to provide a steady stream of relief supplies…

Catherine Sealys concerned about violence against girls

Source: St. Lucia Times Catherine Sealys, the President of Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc, has expressed concern about violence against girls in this country, as  countries around the globe observe October 11, 2017 as ‘International Day of the Girl.’ The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while…

Algas Organics: The Winning Formula

Source: The St. Lucia Star Johanan Dujon, Managing Director and Founder of Algas Organics accepting the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award at this year’s Saint Lucia Business Awards. First registered in 2014, the first product from Algas Organics, Algas Total Plant Tonic – a Sargassum seaweed-based plant tonic, hit the market in August

St. Maarten airport reopens

Source: St. Lucia Times Wednesday, October 11, 2017 — The Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA/SXM Airport) in St. Maarten has reopened for commercial flights. Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Hon. Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher said the symbolism of the reopening date, October 10, 2017, was also important as it marks seven years since St. Maarten obtained…

Industrial impasse between NWU and Ferrands Food Products

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Industrial impasse between NWU and Ferrands Food Products appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – An industrial row is brewing between the Management of Ferrands Food Products and the National Workers Union (NWU). The industrial impasse is centred on the company’s decision to terminate

Productivity Awareness Week

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Move your team “Beyond Effectiveness” and help them learn how to survive, thrive, and excel at making intentional and consistent high value decisions! Celestial Self Development Centre, franchise owner of FranklinCovey East Caribbean has partnered with National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) to celebrate Saint Lucia Productivity Awareness…

St. Maarten airport reopens

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post St. Maarten airport reopens appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) — The Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA/SXM Airport) in St. Maarten has reopened for commercial flights. Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs, Hon. Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher said the symbolism of the reopening date, October 10,

Northern Long Distance Walking Group

Source: The St. Lucia Star Julian Toussaint pictured at the finish line with his cheerleaders. The Northern Long Distance Walking Group embarked on what may be considered one of their most grueling walks to date. On Saturday, September 30th, approximately 48 participants began the walk from Vieux Fort at 6:15 pm. This challenge’s route took walking

Double Points Under Lights for Suzuki Challenge Series

Source: The St. Lucia Star Drivers in both the SR3 Cup and Swift Cup will earn double points in the season’s last encounter The 2017 Suzuki Challenge Series Champions will be crowned at Bushy Park Barbados on Saturday (October 14) . . . but not until the final chequered flag has fallen. Drivers in

Saint Lucian Brands Off to Florida’s FITCE Expo

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, October 10, 2017; A number of Saint Lucian products and service go on display at the 3rd Annual 2017 Florida International Trade and Cultural EXPO (FITCE), which takes place from October 17th – 18th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The Saint Lucian…

Celestial Self Development centre partners with NCPC to celebrate Productivity Awareness Week

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Celestial Self Development centre partners with NCPC to celebrate Productivity Awareness Week appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Celestial Self Development Centre, franchise owner of FranklinCovey East Caribbean has partnered with National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) to celebrate Saint Lucia Productivity Awareness

Productivity Awareness Week set for October 16-22

Source: The St. Lucia Star Celestial Self Development Centre,Business Consultant and Human Resource Training & Development Specialist. Move your team “Beyond Effectiveness” and help them learn how to survive, thrive, and excel at making intentional and consistent high value decisions! Celestial Self Development Centre, franchise owner of FranklinCovey East Caribbean has partnered with National

Join CARPHA in the Fight Against Mosquitoes

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  10 October 2017.   Two years after the first outbreak of Zika in the Caribbean, the invasion of this mosquito-borne virus has reduced significantly.  While health officials have reported a decrease in the number of suspected and confirmed cases, it is important to note…

World Sight Day

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: In January 2016, Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited, Trading in St Lucia as Courts St. Lucia unveiled the latest of the company’s products; Courts Optical.  Since its inception, the Courts Optical stores have made a strong and differentiating statement in the local market through the offering of a new…

India: 10-year-old rape victim impregnated by second uncle

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post India: 10-year-old rape victim impregnated by second uncle appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CNN) – A 10-year-old Indian rape victim who gave birth in August was raped by two of her uncles, police said. Police in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh will file charges

US knocked out of World Cup after Trinidad defeat

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post US knocked out of World Cup after Trinidad defeat appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Trinidad and Tobago’s Alvin Jones (17) celebrates with his teammates after scoring against US during a World Cup qualifying match in Couva, Trinidad, this evening. (Photo: AP) (AFP) — The United

Personal packages to the island of Dominica

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Personal packages to the island of Dominica appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) wishes to inform the public that it is now accepting packages to be shipped to individual families and specific organizations in the Commonweakth of

Geest Shipping Line to the rescue

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Geest Shipping Line to the rescue appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Geest Shipping Line through its local agent M&C has come to the rescue of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). The Shipping Line has generously offered NEMO assistance with an unlimited

Homeowner secretly recorded Airbnb guests for years: police

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Homeowner secretly recorded Airbnb guests for years: police appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Natt (NEW YORK POST) – A homeowner in Florida allegedly used hidden cameras to secretly record guests at his Airbnb rental unit — and investigators believe he’s been spying on his guests

Assets of $1.5tn Wash up in British Virgin Islands

Source: The St. Lucia Star The British overseas territory derives more than three-fifths of government revenues from its financial sector. Offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands have assets of more than $1.5tn, more than twice the sum estimated in 2010. Two-thirds of the offshore companies registered in the BVI are used for “corporate

Prime Minister holds media briefing

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Mr. Chastanet said Government is Focused on Growing the Nation. The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia sat with the local media last week, to address matters of the economy, and the recent crisis facing the Caribbean with regards to climate change and hurricane relief. At a special press conference titled…

Join CARPHA in the Fight Against Mosquitoes

Source: The St. Lucia Star Aedes Aegypti, image: Muhammad Mahdi Karim) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  10 October 2017. Two years after the first outbreak of Zika in the Caribbean, the invasion of this mosquito-borne virus has reduced significantly.  While health officials have reported a decrease in the number of suspected and confirmed

St. Kitts is Open and Welcoming Travellers

Source: The St. Lucia Star Basseterre, St. Kitts, source Roger W from Sarasota Monday, October 9, 2017 — St. Kitts is pleased to report that initial assessments have been completed and the island is resuming normal operations, as it was fortunate to escape major damage from the passage of Hurricane Maria to its south. All

Courts St Lucia and Lensyl Donate

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Local furniture and electrical superstore Courts, has partnered with Regional Furniture supplier Lensyl Products Limited once again to donate fifteen brand new mattresses to the residents  of the St Lucy’s home, Cornerstone and Villa St Joseph respectively. This donation forms part of continued efforts by Courts St Lucia to…

Option To Demolish St. Jude

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – The St. Jude Hospital Reconstruction Project (SJHRP) has spread over three administrations between 2009 and the present … The post Option To Demolish St. Jude appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Option To Demolish St. Jude

Wilton’s Yard residents help clean up Chaussee Road

Source: St. Lucia Times Residents of Wilton’s Yard joined owners of business places on Chaussee Road on Sunday in a clean up of the area. The President of the Wilton’s Yard Association, Peter Reynolds, told St Lucia Times that the clean up was planned by the Chaussee Road Owners of Business Association(CROBA). Reynolds said…

Liberia votes to replace Africa’s 1st female leader

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Liberians have gathered in masses to elect a new president and legislature, an election that for the first time in more than 70 years will see one democratically elected government hand power to another. As Africa’s first female president prepares to step aside, voters called for peaceful and…

Deandre Calderon – A Smash Hit in Table Tennis

Source: The St. Lucia Star “Deandre Calderon is a young aspiring player who started playing table tennis seriously last year. He is one of the more dedicated young athletes that we have. On average he works out between 20 and 25 hours a week and during the summer, trained 30 to 35 hours a

Tribute To William Patrick Brown

Source: The Voice WILLIAM Patrick Brown, commonly known simply as Pat Brown by Saint Lucians of all walks of life, belonged to LABORIA … The post Tribute To William Patrick Brown appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Tribute To William Patrick Brown

FètMagwit Plans Underway

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Marguerite Festival (FètMagwit) honouring Patron Saint Marguerite-Marie Alacoque is celebrated on October 17 every year in … The post FètMagwit Plans Underway appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: FètMagwit Plans Underway

‘Chamber’ Launches 2018 Saint Lucia Business Awards

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture last Friday launched the St. Lucia Business Awards … The post ‘Chamber’ Launches 2018 Saint Lucia Business Awards appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘Chamber’ Launches 2018 Saint Lucia Business Awards

Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Taiwan’s independence-leaning government will defend the self-governing island’s freedoms and democratic system amid heightened tensions with rival China, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday. In an annual National Day address, Tsai also repeated her positions that Taiwan would continue to extend “goodwill” to China, and would neither buckle under…

Health Tip – The Well Nest

Source: The St. Lucia Star Candy Nicholas By virtue of what I do, I often find myself in conversations with people (family, friends, random people in the supermarket) about health and wellness. I’ve recognized the fact that there are many terms that need to be explained and misconceptions that need to be erased. I

Man Found Dead At Corinth, Suicide Suspected

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – On Sunday October 8, 2017, about 7:30 p.m., officers from the Gros Islet Police Station received a … The post Man Found Dead At Corinth, Suicide Suspected appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Man Found Dead At Corinth, Suicide Suspected

Mabouya Valley Youth To Represent In Russia

Source: The Voice TWO Saint Lucians from the Dennery Valley Community have been selected to participate in the 19th World Festival for Youth … The post Mabouya Valley Youth To Represent In Russia appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Mabouya Valley Youth To Represent In Russia

SMC supports hurricane relief efforts

Source: St. Lucia Times The Food Drive was Spearheaded by English Language and Literature Teacher, Patricia Mitchell. The Saint Mary’s College recently rallied support from students and parents in aid of the Commonwealth of Dominica. The island of Dominica was battered when Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sep. 18. On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the…

Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country’s independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his roots. The West African and Caribbean countries, separated by thousands of kilometres (miles) and ocean, share the same history but also…

Courts St Lucia and Lensyl donate divan to St Lucy’s Home

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Courts St Lucia and Lensyl donate divan to St Lucy’s Home appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Local furniture and electrical superstore Courts, has partnered with Regional Furniture supplier Lensyl Products Limited once again to donate fifteen brand new mattresses to the residents

Mayor donates PA system to Marchand Combined School

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Mayor donates PA system to Marchand Combined School appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Marchand Combined School have received a new PA system courtesy of Castries Mayor Peterson D. Francis. The donation came some five months after a series of school visits

SLNA President ‘disappointed’ in SJH structure

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia Nurses Association (SLNA) President, Alicia Baptiste, has said that she is disappointed in what she saw after an official tour of the St Jude Hospital (SJH). The SLNA President has asserted that the structure should be used for some other activity while the government looks into building a…

Edmunds urges change in reference to ‘opposition’

Source: St. Lucia Times Former Saint Lucia Ambassador to the Organisation of American States, the United Nations and the United States, Doctor Joseph E. Edmunds, is urging that the terms ‘Opposition Leader’ and ‘members of the opposition’ be changed. “I have felt for a long time and expressed in writing that we should change…

The Seajays Swim Club Thanks Capri-Sun For Their Support

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Capri-Sun over the past nine years has supported the Seajays Swim Club in hosting the Short Course National Championship also dubbed the OECS Swim Trials. The meet saw lots of fast swimming and best times improved, at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Center, with 104 swimmers from six clubs namely…

Road Closure-October 9th, 2017

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Royal St. Lucia Police Force wishes to advise the motoring public that the lower Morne Road, Castries, will be closed from 6:00 p.m. today, Monday, October 9, 2017, to facilitate repairs to a damaged water main by WASCO. The said road is expected to be reopened by Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Commuters…

Local clergyman: Pope is ‘without flaws’

Source: St. Lucia Times The Assistant Administrator of the Family and Life Secretariat of the local Catholic Church, Peter Fevrier, has come to the defence of Pope Francis who has been accused of heresy, asserting that according to church teachings the Pope is ‘without flaws.’ Fevrier, who is a Deacon of the Roman Catholic…

Centre for Reparation Research at The UWI Launch

Source: The St. Lucia Star The launch will be held at The UWI Mona Visitors’ Lodge & Conference Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, October 09, 2017. The University of the West Indies (UWI) announces the official launch of the recently established Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), the first of its kind in the academy. The

Corinth man decapitated in suspected suicide (police report)

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Corinth man decapitated in suspected suicide (police report) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – On Sunday October 8th, 2017, about 7:30pm, officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station received a report of a suspected suicide at Corinth, Gros Islet. On arrival at

Clustering to Compete

Source: The St. Lucia Star Belize’s shrimp cluster is the only one in the world where all firms have an ASC certification. Compete Caribbean looks to leverage link between collaboration and innovation. Innovation, a key driver of growth, has long posed a challenge for the Caribbean economy. Vital to all aspects of the region’s

Flow Customer Wins TV in Endless Everything Summer

Source: The St. Lucia Star Flow customer Fleming Jn Paul (centre) won a brand new TCL TV. Scores of Flow customers won cash, tickets to Flow sponsored events, sunglasses, mobile phones and more in the Flow Endless Everything Summer promotion. But the big winner was the recipient of a brand new TV. Saint Lucia

KFC Commercial Basketball League Competition

Source: The St. Lucia Star A Vieux Fort South player in a tussle with a Canaries defender. Matches continued last weekend in the KFC sponsored Commercial Basketball League competition taking place at the Beausejour Indoor Facility. In the only game played last Friday, Combined Forces defeated the Media Ballers 69 – 52 having led

Cricket Association Division One Final

Source: The St. Lucia Star The match is expected to bowl off at 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday. The long awaited St Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) Division One Final will be played this weekend at the Mindoo Phillip Park. The final will be a repeat of last year’s final between neighbours Central and

Local Bartenders Receive Certified Training From PCD and Bacardi

Source: The St. Lucia Star Bartenders showing off their newly acquired skills. Peter & Company Distribution (PCD) recently enabled several talented Saint Lucian bartenders to become knowledgeable connoisseurs in their field. PCD hosted a training exercise for bartenders, utilizing the expertise of Collin Brown from Florida, who is Bacardi’s brand ambassador. The exercise is

Prisnms: The Garth Concert successfully staged

Source: The St. Lucia Star Music, drama and dance brought to life the tribute to Garth St Omer.                       In a production marked by intrigue and quiet beauty, the third installment of the Cultural Icon Series was staged at the National Cultural Centre on

Grow Well youth: 1,000 Tins For Dominica drive a success

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Grow Well youth: 1,000 Tins For Dominica drive a success appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Grow Well youth sorting hundreds of donations at the Grow Well Centre, Gros Islet From left, Celina Lubin of Gros Islet Primary, Jowen Smith of Babonneau Secondary, Lisa Daniel of

Jamaica: Rapists on the loose?

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-It was a Tuesday night like any other for the young woman in her early 20s. It was 9:30 and she had just ended her shift and was heading home. She walked across the street from the complex and waited for a cab. One came after about 10 minutes,…

Government urged to seize abandoned buildings

Source: St. Lucia Times A a business owner who prefers not to be identified, is urging the government to seize buildings that have been abandoned by their owners and become overgrown with vegetation, infested by rats and other vermin and frequented by vagrants. In an email to St Lucia Times, the individual complained about…

Security Guard bitten by police dog

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-A security officer is now at home recovering from an injury he sustained to his right hand in an attack by one of the police K-9 dogs on Saturday. Merrick Edwards, 46, told OBSERVER media that while he was on duty at the V. C. Bird International Airport, the…

Bus shelter slogan gone viral

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-A bright yellow bus shelter installed Thursday evening on Maxwell Main Road bearing the slogan Stop RH Littering has been causing a stir on social media. Members of the public have been speculating on the meaning of the letters RH, with some assuming it is an acronym for a…

US Vice President walks out of NFL game after players kneel

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post US Vice President walks out of NFL game after players kneel appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Mike Pence said he abandoned the game because kneeling during the anthem “disrespects our soldiers” (BBC) – US Vice-President Mike Pence has walked out of a National Football League

Kim Jong-un hands more power to sister

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Kim Jong-un hands more power to sister appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Kim Yo-jong (BBC) – North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has given his sister more power by promoting her to the nation’s top decision-making body. Kim Yo-jong, the youngest daughter of late leader

Dwight Plays His Strings Right

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucian musician Dwight Florent. Fresh on the market, with his youth and charisma on the guitar, Dwight Florent took to the music industry immediately after making his exit from Corinth Secondary School. Dwight’s nineteen years have brought him opportunities to work with some of the most renowned artists on

theidiotchef and Courts cook app

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post theidiotchef and Courts cook app appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Ackim Sidonie (BIOGRAPHY) – My name is Ackim Sidonie, creator and founder of theidiotchef tm YouTube channel and its subsidiaries on Instagram and the Facebook page which is currently in development. The logical question which

St. Lucian chartered accountants celebrate Accountants’ Week

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post St. Lucian chartered accountants celebrate Accountants’ Week appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The St. Lucia branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean (“ICAEC”) will be celebrating Accountants’ Week under the theme “Promoting Accountability – an Imperative for Economic

Kim Jong-un promotes sister

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has given his sister more power by promoting her to the nation’s top decision-making body. Kim Yo-jong, the youngest daughter of late leader Kim Jong-il, will be replacing her aunt as a member of the Workers Party’s Politburo. Ms Kim, 30, was referred to…

VP leaves NFL game after players kneel for anthem

Source: St. Lucia Times AP:-INDIANAPOLIS — Vice-President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem. The former Indiana governor flew in so he could watch Peyton Manning’s jersey retirement ceremony on Sunday. But Pence didn’t stick around long. Pence said on Twitter:…

Annihilation of the Senses at Sound Wars

Source: The St. Lucia Star Crowd favourite ‘Hot Rod’ was the winner in the Ultimate class. It was the battle of the sounds in all senses, as speaker heads convened at the Philip Marcelin Grounds in Vieux Fort last Sunday, for Sound Wars, Annihilation edition. The event, organised by the St. Lucia Auto Sound

New Publication to be Released in Honour of Saint Lucian Icon

Source: The St. Lucia Star – Working Manuscript – The Road To Mount Pleasant A partnership has been formed between the newly-named Dr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre (FRC) and Flow with the aim of combining art, creativity and cultural icons to make this Creole Heritage Month one to remember. Post announcement of its

Relatives want answers in death of Simone Leandra Garnier

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Today, the 8th of October, instead of celebrating the life of the late Simone Leandra Garnier we are mourning her death. We are still seeking justice for her unsolved murder even as our island has recorded its forty first homicide for 2017. Many have perished under strange circumstances and…

Tensions and Uncertainty amidst Choiseul Hotel Development

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sabwisha,Choiseul One can easily appreciate the creation of employment opportunities in a country with an unemployment rate slowly inching to 22%. With Saint Lucia being a revered tourism destination, varied hotel options are an asset and a large workforce to see its success is necessary. In March 2016 former

Police investigate suspected suicide

Source: St. Lucia Times Police are investigating a report of a suspected suicide at Corinth, Gros Islet. Law enforcement sources told St Lucia Times that the victim, Paul Fannis, 57, was found hanging at his residence Sunday morning. Emergency services received information about the death at 6.30 am, according to reports.   The post…

Republic of China (Taiwan) thanks allies for UN support

Source: The St. Lucia Star The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has expressed appreciation to the 15 diplomatic allies that have written to UN Secretary-General António Guterres in support of Taiwan’s participation in the UN system. The joint and individual letters from allies echoed Taiwan’s three main goals for this year’s UN

Cold Case Homicide: Garnier Family Demands Justice

Source: The St. Lucia Star Today, the 8th of October, instead of celebrating the life of the late Simone Leandra Garnier we are mourning her death. We are still seeking justice for her unsolved murder even as our island has recorded its forty first homicide for 2017. Many have perished under strange circumstances and

A-musings: The Joy of Being Me

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. It is hard to argue that Taiwan, the Republic of China (Taiwan) is anything other than a separate, distinct country that

Biting words at service for world’s former oldest woman

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-DUANVALE, Trelawny — Sylvera Russell, son of the late supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown, yesterday lashed out at those against the decision to donate his mother’s body to The University of the West Indies for scientific research. Moss Brown, a Duanvale, Trelawny, resident who at 117 held the record as…

Guyana: Labourer burnt alive over stolen goats

Source: St. Lucia Times Demerara Waves:-As investigations continue into the killing of Corentyne labourer, 21-year-old Mahendra Ghanie whose burnt remains were discovered on Friday aback the main suspect’s home, police sources have revealed that the man was murdered after allegedly stealing two goats from his employer. The employer, his son and another worker recently…

Hospital Road resident attacked by bandits

Source: St. Lucia Times Hospital Road resident, Leonard D’Auvergne, has reported being attacked by bandits as he walked near Constitution Park in Castries Friday night. The 22 year disclosed that he was on his way home when the incident happened. “Some guys tried to rob me,” D’Auvergne explained. He said that while he was…

Ghana: Free chocolate for every student

Source: St. Lucia Times AfricaNews.com:-Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised to initiate a programme that will ensure every student receives free chocolate or cocoa products every day. He said the decision is tied with the government’s plans of boosting the local consumption of cocoa products from the world’s second largest producer of…

Saint Lucia’s Blues Festival

Source: The St. Lucia Star Body language says it all – Carl Gustave on the guitar.                                             With tons of soul coursing through the halls of Sandals Halcyon and all the way to

Saint Lucia attends World Routes

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Saint Lucia attends World Routes appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. CTO Marketing Director for UK and Europe Carol Hay with Minister for Tourism Hon. Dominic Fedee and SLTA Chair Agnes Francis (PRESS RELEASE) – Immediately following Saint Lucia week in the United Kingdom, Minister for

CARICOM wants wants world to rethink concessions policy

Source: St. Lucia Times Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries will use “important meetings” in the United States next week to push the international community to re-think its policies regarding regional countries that are no longer eligible for concessionary loans and other forms of preferential treatment, Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allan Chastanet said here on Friday.…

SLMDA members get challenged at CME Conference 2017

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post SLMDA members get challenged at CME Conference 2017 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) partnered with the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI, Cave Hill Campus for the 13th Annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference under

Villa St. Joseph Home for the Elderly Fundraising Dinner

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Villa St. Joseph Home for the Elderly Fundraising Dinner appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Villa St. Joseph Home for the Elderly wishes to inform the public of its Grand Fundraising Dinner hosted under the Auspices of Archbishop Robert Rivas. Tickets cost

Soufriere Hospital receives IV Pumps

Source: The St. Lucia Star Soufriere hospital’s new IV pumps were well received by hospital staff. Soufriere Hospital is the recipient of two IV Pumps donated by the Daniel Esnard Foundation of Team Unite. The Team Unite Foundation is based in Morne La Croix, Soufriere, and has been in existence since 2013. The funds

International Association of Parliamentarian for Peace launched

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) brings together parliamentarians from around the world to form an international network of men and women who are committed to solving the critical challenges of our time based on co-existence, mutual prosperity and the realization of a world of sustainable peace.…

Rapper Nelly arrested for alleged rape

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Rapper Nelly arrested for alleged rape appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A lawyer for the 42-year-old artist denied the allegations (BBC) – Rapper Nelly has been arrested after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus following a concert near Seattle. Police

Zidan Danzie – Athlete of the Week

Source: The St. Lucia Star Athlete of the Week – Zidan Danzie Competing in Monday’s “Run for Jesus” road race organized by the La Feuille Pentecostal Church, 16-year-old Zidan was proud of himself for two reasons. First of all, he took part in a race in honor of the Almighty Jesus Christ and then,

Body parts of journalist found

Source: St. Lucia Times AFP:-Danish police said Saturday that divers had recovered the decapitated head and the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished in August while interviewing a Danish inventor aboard his homemade submarine. In a grisly case worthy of a Nordic noir thriller, Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller Jensen told reporters…

‘St. Jude’ Heads To Court

Source: The Voice EIGHT years after being razed by fire and operating out of the George Odlum Stadium, the full story of the … The post ‘St. Jude’ Heads To Court appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘St. Jude’ Heads To Court

Massy Stores, Yoplait Continue Breast Cancer Fight

Source: The Voice ONCE again, Massy Stores and Yoplait™ have reaffirmed their commitment to the early detection of breast cancer while raising funds … The post Massy Stores, Yoplait Continue Breast Cancer Fight appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Massy Stores, Yoplait Continue Breast Cancer Fight

Cuba’s Achievements, Despite Economic Blockade

Source: The Voice (UNITED NATIONS) – On October 2, Cuba presented some of its achievements in education, health and social inclusion and recalled … The post Cuba’s Achievements, Despite Economic Blockade appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Cuba’s Achievements, Despite Economic Blockade

Tension In The Education System

Source: The Voice THE power outage that marred the Education Conference of the St. Lucia Teachers Union on Wednesday was not the only … The post Tension In The Education System appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Tension In The Education System

Just Not Adding Up

Source: The Voice IT is unfortunate that after more than $100 million has been spent on the reconstruction phase of ill-fated St. Jude … The post Just Not Adding Up appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Just Not Adding Up

Art will help not hurt academics

Source: The St. Lucia Star Music Student from the Corinth Secondary School poses question to Brandon. Somewhere buried beneath our most fertile soil here in Saint Lucia, are the bones left over from thousands of murdered childhood dreams. How many others have you bonded with over unrequited desires to try your hand at the

T&T Minister condemns ‘porn’ video

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-Not prepared to remain silent and allow persons to tarnish her character, Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe has spoken out against the circulation of pornographic material on social media by persons claiming that she is the woman in the video. Cudjoe said the action was also reported to the police…

BE ON GUARD – PREPARING!

Source: The St. Lucia Star The topic may well be regarded as appropriate for an ‘end-of-times’ sermon, in light of the severe hurricanes that recently visited the Caribbean and the US, claiming lives. How many here are sufficiently gifted and trained to deliver such a subject, I wondered. Alas, to be on your guard,

Saint Lucia Attends World Routes

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-(Saturday, 07 October 2017) Castries, Saint Lucia – Immediately following Saint Lucia week in the United Kingdom, Minister for Tourism, Hon. Dominic Fedee,  and the Chairperson of The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), Agnes Francis, attended the 23rd World Routes Development Forum, in Barcelona Spain. The World Routes Forum…

The Cancer Centre hosts networking session

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Key Stakeholders will seek ways of Reducing the Impact of Saint Lucia’s Number One Killer: CANCER. The Cancer Centre-SLU will host a networking session for physicians and other cancer care partners in Saint Lucia. The evening session will feature addresses by government representatives, cancer care providers and partners including philanthropic…

In With the New for Caribbean Association of Banks

Source: The St. Lucia Star Executive of CAB celebrate a successful unveiling event. Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) released to the public its freshly designed logo and newly tailored motto on Friday 29 September, 2017 at an elegant launch hosted at Tapas on the Bay. The affair exuded the basic elements of the organisation,

Vieux Fort South and Canaries in Blackheart Football Final

Source: The St. Lucia Star Action from Saturday’s semi-final between Canaries (left) and Marchand. Vieux Fort South is about to find out what’s easier – winning a title or successfully defending it. The Southerners are once again in the Blackheart/SLFA Knockout Football Tournament finals, after defeating Gros Islet in the Saturday’s semi-final at the

The Garth Concert successfully staged

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Production Pooled the Creative Talents of Artistes of Varied Backgrounds to Interpret the Literary Work of Garth St. Omer. In a production marked by intrigue and quiet beauty, the third instalment of the Cultural Icon Series was staged at the National Cultural Centre on Oct. 2. The inspirational project,…

Cruise Shipping Sector Supports UNWTO Global Conference

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Cruise shipping interests in the island’s resort towns are confident that the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism will offer the opportunity to discuss critical issues relating to the sector.…

Small Island Developing States in Crisis

Source: The St. Lucia Star As it relates to global emissions, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Brown has argued that the Caribbean community is disproportionately bearing the consequences of bad choices across the board by larger states. Extreme weather events threaten the future of the Caribbean. In response to a series of catastrophic

Cop allegedly stole gun, ammo from police force

Source: St. Lucia Times Demerara Waves:-Twenty-one year old Kevon Johnson, a serving member of the Guyana Police Force attached to the Tactical Services Unit,  appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to a simple larceny charge. The charge read by Magistrate Judy Latchman stated that on August 27,2017  at the Tactical Service Unit,…

PM Reassures St Jude Not For Burning!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prime Minister Allen Chastanet at his press conference on Thursday. Some have sought to impugn the efficacy of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s leadership. His leadership style has been described as dictatorial; there are those who consider his frequency of travel excessive and expensive. It has also been claimed by

Vatican to host youth summit to hear doubts, criticism

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Pope Francis wants to hear firsthand from young people about their “doubts and criticisms” in the run-up to a big meeting of bishops on how the Catholic Church can better minister to young people today. The Vatican said Wednesday it would host a summit of young people from…

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research showed Wednesday, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species. The study, published in the journal Biological Conversation, estimated that wild cats wiped out 316 million every year, while pets…

Saint Lucia Government Delegation in Dominica

Source: The St. Lucia Star Aftermath of Hurricane Maria A delegation from the Government of Saint Lucia, led by Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, is currently in Dominica meeting with Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to assess the situation and discuss further ways Saint Lucia can assist Dominica with relief efforts, in the short

19 killed in Russia after train hits bus stuck on crossing

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Uzbekistan’s Foreign Ministry says that 19 citizens of the ex-Soviet nation were killed when a train slammed into a bus carrying them near Moscow. Russia’s state Investigative Committee said that another five passengers of the bus were injured in Friday’s collision, which occurred in the town of Pokrov,…

One injured in Castries accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post One injured in Castries accident appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. One person sustained injuries during a motor vehicle accident in central Castries Friday morning. The victim, Melissa Pamphile, 28, of Castries, sustained a broken right leg as a result of a collision between a motorcycle

YELLO Wants St Lucia to Win with Digital

Source: The St. Lucia Star Yello’s Digital Manager, Rasheed Girvan dishes on the benefits of Online Marketing The “Win With Digital” Seminar hosted by YELLO on October 4th 2017, at Sandals Grande Resort and Spa was yet another business-boosting initiative by the company, which continues to give its customers and users a wealth of

Chopping incident at Cul-de-Sac

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Chopping incident at Cul-de-Sac appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A man is in stable condition following a chopping incident in Cul-de-Sac, Castries on Thursday, Oct. 5, according to law enforcement officials. The victim, Herman Joseph of Cul-de-Sac, sustained two lacerations to his left arm. The

Sandals Saint Lucia delivers aid to Dominica

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Sandals Saint Lucia delivers aid to Dominica appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – A combined effort by Sandals Resorts’ 1500 team members in Saint Lucia resulted in a large shipment of relief supplies being delivered to the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica this week.

Cash-strapped LIAT wants hurricane aid too

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Cash-strapped LIAT wants hurricane aid too appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. LIAT’S CEO, Julie Reifer-Jones. (CMC) — A senior official of the financially-strapped regional airline, LIAT, says the struggling Antigua-based carrier should also be considered for assistance as the region emerges from the devastation caused

New Record Set in “Run For Jesus” Road Race

Source: The St. Lucia Star Trophy recipients following Monday’s “Run for Jesus” four kilometer road race. Sixteen year old Zidan Danzie of Gros Islet Secondary School and 10 year old Skye Eugene a student of the Monchy Primary School, ran away with the top prize. They emerged champion male and female respectively at the

Under-22 Men’s Championship Quarter Final Results

Source: The St. Lucia Star Vieux South pictured here in a friendly embrace defeated Canaries 1-0. Matches continued over the weekend in the Under-22 Men’s Championship with quarter final matches. Last week Gros Islet already booked the first semifinal spot after defeating Dennery 3-1. On Sunday Babonneau who placed second in Northern Zone came

Hurricanes take their toll on US jobs market

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Hurricanes take their toll on US jobs market appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – US employment fell in September for the first time since 2010 as hurricanes Harvey and Irma took their toll on the jobs market. The Labor Department said 33,000 jobs were

Anti-nuclear weapons group Ican wins Nobel Peace Prize

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Anti-nuclear weapons group Ican wins Nobel Peace Prize appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican). Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group’s “groundbreaking

Local medical schools facing difficulty over accreditation

Source: St. Lucia Times Medical Schools operating in St Lucia have reportedly been placed in a difficult situation because of a new policy being enforced by the St Lucia Medical and Dental Council (SLMDC) requiring them to obtain accreditation. Former Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stephen King says some medical schools have been losing recognition…

Woman chops off man’s penis before wedding

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Woman chops off man’s penis before wedding appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – Before participating in an arranged wedding, a 26-year-old man in India attempted to have one last rendezvous with his former lover. Unfortunately, she didn’t react well to the upcoming

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort completes second phase of expansion and renovations

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Resort Invested More Than 7.1 Million in Resort-wide Enhancements and the Addition of Four Luxury North Point Villas  LABRELOTTE BAY, Saint Lucia (October 2017) – Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort (www.windjammer-landing.com), located on the north coast of Saint Lucia, completed the second phase of its expansion and enhancement project.  It has invested more…

Venezuela to launch third satellite October 9

Source: St. Lucia Times AVN:-Venezuela will launch on October 9, its third satellite, a high-tech instrument consolidated by the Bolivarian government thanks to its agreements with the People’s Republic of China, that will facilitate the development of scientific tasks such as surveying and mapping, soil analyses and prevention of seismic movements. The new Antonio…

One person injured in Castries accident

Source: St. Lucia Times One person was transported to hospital following a motor vehicular accident in Castries early Friday morning. According to the St Lucia Fire and Ambulance Service a Suzuki Jimmy and a motorcycle collided at around 12:26AM at the intersection of Mary Ann Street and Broglie Street. Authorities say a 28 year…

Castries Wellness Centre reopens

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-All Health Services Resume Effective Oct. 5. The public is advised that all health services at the Castries Wellness Centre will resume effective Thursday, Oct. 5. This closure was necessary to facilitate maintenance activities at the health facility. The Ministry of Health and Wellness thanks its many clients for their…

LUCELEC Breaks Ground For 3 Megawatt Solar Farm

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – LAST Friday, LUCELEC held a ground-breaking ceremony for its 3 megawatt (MW) solar farm to be located … The post LUCELEC Breaks Ground For 3 Megawatt Solar Farm appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: LUCELEC Breaks Ground For 3 Megawatt Solar

Int’l Partners Join C&W For Hurricane Relief Efforts

Source: The Voice Premier League Pledges $100K, Donation Drive At 50% Of Target PRESS RELEASE – JUST one week after the launch of … The post Int’l Partners Join C&W For Hurricane Relief Efforts appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Int’l Partners Join C&W For Hurricane Relief

Saint Lucia Continues Marketing Drive

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – CAPITALIZING on the successes of this summer’s Saint Lucia Showcase — North America, the Saint Lucia Tourism … The post Saint Lucia Continues Marketing Drive appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Saint Lucia Continues Marketing Drive

Q & A with Merphilus James, President of the NCPD

Source: The Voice THE National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) was established on September 26, 1981. Its current president is … The post Q & A with Merphilus James, President of the NCPD appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Q & A with Merphilus

Flow customer wins TV in Endless Everything Summer

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Castries, Saint Lucia, October 5, 2017 – Scores of Flow customers won cash, tickets to Flow sponsored events, sunglasses, mobile phones and more in the Flow Endless Everything Summer promotion. But the big winner was the recipient of a brand new TV. Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications service provider…

Sandals Resorts pay tribute to Dame Pearlette Louisy

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Sandals Resorts pay tribute to Dame Pearlette Louisy appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Regional Public Relations Manager Sunil Ramdeen presents tokens to Dame Pearlette Louisy. (PRESS RELEASE) – Sandals Resorts International has paid tribute to outgoing Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy, who is set to

Israeli warning as Palestinians edge closer to reconciliation

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – The Palestinian cabinet met in Gaza for the first time since 2014 Tuesday, as Israel warned it would reject any reconciliation deal between the Palestinian factions unless Islamists Hamas disarm. The meeting comes as part of moves to end a decade-long split between the internationally recognised Palestinian Authority,…

OECS Brussels, EU partner to help Dominica

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The OECS Commission was able to Confirm Offers of Emergency Relief Supplies from the UK, France and Belgium. The Embassy of Dominica in Brussels (member of the Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States) is working closely with the EU Directorate General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), to…

World Teachers’ Day observed today

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post World Teachers’ Day observed today appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A MESSAGE BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION On this auspicious occasion of World Teachers’ Day 2017, the Department of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations expresses profound gratitude to all teachers of Saint

Castries Wellness Centre reopens

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Castries Wellness Centre reopens appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Castries Health Centre. (PRESS RELEASE) – The public is advised that all health services at the Castries Wellness Centre will resume effective Thursday, Oct. 5. This closure was necessary to facilitate maintenance activities at the health

OECS, private sector donate emergency relief supplies to Dominica

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Relief Effort Raised Food, Infant Formula, Comfort Kits, Cleaning Materials and Other Essential Items. The OECS Commission has raised much-needed relief items for citizens of Dominica through the generous donations of staff, family members and friends. A shipment of supplies left for Dominica this week, and has been distributed…

Message by PS Department of Education, Innovation & Gender Relations on occasion of World Teachers’ Day

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-On this auspicious occasion of World Teachers’ Day 2017, the Department of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations expresses profound gratitude to all teachers of Saint Lucia for their unwavering commitment to educating student generations past and present. The fact that teachers are the backbone of any society cannot be downplayed.…

Solar power is the fastest growing source of global energy

Source: St. Lucia Times Solar power was the fastest-growing source of global energy last year, overtaking growth from all other forms, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The spurt is largely attributed to lower prices and changing government policies encouraging a shift away from traditional power sources, such as coal. China, for example, has played…

SLBWA receives more funding

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Governor General of Saint Lucia will Today Hand Over A Donation to the Organization. Patron of the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA), Her Excellency Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy will today hand over a donation to the organization during a brief ceremony at Government House. The donation is…

Changing With The Times

Source: The Voice THE recent announcement by the St. Lucia Electricity Services Ltd. (LUCELEC) that it is moving full steam ahead with plans … The post Changing With The Times appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Changing With The Times

Teachers’ Week Renews Concerns

Source: The Voice PRESIDENT of the St. Lucia Teachers Union (SLTA), Julian Monrose, is unhappy with parents of schoolchildren and calls on them … The post Teachers’ Week Renews Concerns appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Teachers’ Week Renews Concerns

Silver Lining To Hurricanes, Sandals MD Says

Source: The Voice AS the return to normal life is in progress following the passage of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Dominica nearly three … The post Silver Lining To Hurricanes, Sandals MD Says appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Silver Lining To Hurricanes, Sandals MD Says

Skerrit Asks For Patience

Source: The Voice THE Prime Minister of ill-fated Dominica is appealing to Dominicans to bear more patience while his administration and the other … The post Skerrit Asks For Patience appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Skerrit Asks For Patience

St. Jude ‘A Phenomenal Task’ To Complete

Source: The Voice THE Consultant Engineer on the St. Jude Hospital, Norman St. Ville, has described the amount of work required to complete … The post St. Jude ‘A Phenomenal Task’ To Complete appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: St. Jude ‘A Phenomenal Task’ To Complete

Zika vaccine shows promise in early human trial

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Science Inc induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Unlike conventional vaccines, which often use inactivated or killed versions of a virus, the Inovio-GeneOne shot is a…

Firemen return from Dominica

Source: St. Lucia Times The Saint Lucia Fire Service deployed a six-member team to Hurricane Maria ravaged Dominica to assist in search and rescue operations on Sep. 22. The firemen returned to the island this past weekend. The Saint Lucian firemen, who traveled to Dominica aboard the local marine unit vessel, joined their regional…

The reality of violence

Source: St. Lucia Times By Michael Chastanet Violence is on the rise the world over with some nations fearing better than others based on various inbred cultures. On the other hand, with the lifestyle changes created by technology and increased unemployment literally millions of youngsters presently remain at home and are developing new ideas…

Government SCO responds to Doctor Stephen King

Source: St. Lucia Times The Government of Saint Lucia’s Senior Communications Officer (SCO) Nicole Mc Donald says the Government will not put the people of the south in a worse position than they are now with regard to  St. Jude Hospital. Speaking exclusively with the St. Lucia Times, Ms. Mc Donald responded to calls…

U.S. Supports Relief Efforts across the Eastern Caribbean

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the U.S. Department of Defense, has provided more than US$12.6 million in humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean.…

Folk Research Centre Gets Flow Support For Its Latest Project

Source: The St. Lucia Star – Working Manuscript, The FRC and Flow present The Road To Mount Pleasant, a tribute to Msgr. Patrick Anthony Castries, Saint Lucia, October 4, 2017 – With the nation’s month-long celebration of its Creole heritage and culture now well underway, the recently renamed Msgr. Dr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research

St. Jude Hospital Receives Specialist Medical Support

Source: The St. Lucia Star Ceremony for Taiwanese Doctors 27th September 2017. The St. Jude Hospital has received additional specialist support from a team of doctors from Changhua Christian Hospital.  During a welcome ceremony for the team Dr. Nina Kao, CEO of the Overseas Mission Centre announced that this was the 20th visit by

Soufriere Hospital receives IV pumps

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Soufriere Hospital receives IV pumps appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Soufriere Hospital is the recipient of two (2) IV Pumps donated by  the Daniel Esnard Foundation of Team Unite. The Team Unite Foundation is from Morne La Croix in Soufriere has been in

Issues with LIAT (letter to the editor)

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Issues with LIAT (letter to the editor) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Dear Editor: My family and I booked a ticket to visit the Caribbean Island of Dominica from October 21st, 2017 to November 7th, 2017. As we all know, Dominica was hit by Hurricane

Venezuela concludes rescue mission in Dominica

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Venezuela concludes rescue mission in Dominica appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Venezuelan international civilian-military rescue and humanitarian assistance brigade, named after liberator Simon Bolivar, has completed its 10-day logistical support project in Dominica on September 30, 2017, after it was wrecked

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