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May 24, 2018

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Saint Lucia Setting New Records in 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: CASTRIES, May 17, 2018 – Saint Lucia’s tourism sector is enjoying robust growth. First Quarter figures show the island continuing a strong growth trend, building on a record-setting year of 2017.  Stay over arrivals increased by 9.5% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period…

2018 National Tourism Public Speaking Competition

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting held the annual National Tourism Public Speaking Competition on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa.  A total of ten (10) students representing the Choiseul Secondary, Corinth Secondary, Leon Hess Secondary, Saint Mary’s College and St.…

Trump lauds NFL policy banning kneeling for national anthem

Source: St. Lucia Times WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” saying that “maybe you shouldn’t be in the country” if you don’t stand for the anthem. Trump spoke to “Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids players from…

Fedee praises patriotism of Tet Chemin residents

Source: St. Lucia Times Parliamentary Representative for Anse la Raye/Canaries, Dominic Fedee, has called the residents of the community of Tet Chemin, Millet, patriots. The MP, who is also Tourism Minister, was referring to the upcoming works to desilt the John Compton Dam which may cause an inconvenience to residents in the area. He…

T&T: Venezuelan men plead: ‘We are dying at home’

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:- TWO Venezuelan men who said they wanted to enter Trinidad and Tobago legally, but due to the situation in their country were unable to, told the court they were not gangsters but came here seeking jobs. Jordan Prada said he only brought his hands to work. He said his…

Motorcyclist dies after Babonneau collision

Source: St. Lucia Times A 21 year old motorcyclist, identified as  Clement Maximim, succumbed to his injuries Wednesday after colliding with a truck at Cacao, Babonneau. According to reports, the deceased sustained scalp lacerations and multiple fractures. Emergency services are reported to have received a report about the accident after 4:00 PM. Police are…

Police investigate Soufriere death

Source: St. Lucia Times Police have launched an investigation into the death of a man who was found at Diamond, Soufriere in an unresponsive state on the road, law enforcement officials have said. The discovery was made about 4:15pm Wednesday. According to reports, the man, identified as Bernard Edward, was conveyed via ambulance to…

Parents win legal battle to evict son, 30

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  A New York couple have won their legal battle to evict their 30-year-old son from home after he refused to leave. During a hearing at the state’s highest court in Syracuse, a judge praised Michael Rotondo’s legal research, but ordered him to leave the house anyway. Justice Donald Greenwood told…

PWA wants police allowances to be paid

Source: St. Lucia Times The Police Welfare Association (PWA) has called on the authorities to ensure that a proficiency and vocational allowance is paid to police officers. It is estimated that over fifty police officers qualify. The PWA said that although the allowance was negotiated, it has never been paid. “The Police Welfare Association…

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  US President Donald Trump may not “block” Twitter users from viewing his online profile due to their political beliefs, a judge in New York has ruled. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan said that blocking access to his @realDonaldTrump account would be a violation of the right to free…

5% swing predicted in Barbados elections

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post 5% swing predicted in Barbados elections appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Kirk Humphrey (BARBADOS TODAY) – Pollster Peter Wickham is predicting a more than five per cent swing away from the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) during Thursday’s general election, well over the two per

Trinidad lawyer rejects Stuart position on CCJ

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad lawyer rejects Stuart position on CCJ appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Israel Khan (BARBADOS TODAY) – Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s controversial campaign promise to break with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Barbados’ final appellate court if his

Barbados: Carrington wants Mia to say if she is gay

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Barbados: Carrington wants Mia to say if she is gay appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Former Speaker of the House Michael Carrington (BARBADOS TODAY) – Former Speaker of the House Michael Carrington last night called on Barbados Labour Party Leader Mia Mottley to declare publicly

BVI will be ready by peak of hurricane season — Pickering

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post BVI will be ready by peak of hurricane season — Pickering appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Governor Augustus Jaspert (left) and Acting Premier, Dr Kedrick Pickering at a press conference at Government House on May 16. (BVI NEWS) – Government has said the British Virgin

GINet Project begins implementation in Canaries

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Government of Saint Lucia through the Department of Public Service in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) recently launched the Government Islandwide Network (GINet) Project—Canaries Wi-Fi Zone. The GINet project will provide residents, tourists and businesses with free or low-cost internet thereby reducing the…

OECS Commission observes International Day of Biological Diversity

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post OECS Commission observes International Day of Biological Diversity appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – This year’s theme in observance of International Day for Biological Diversity is “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”. This theme was chosen by the Secretariat to

Wealth Advisor Fernando Cugliari Appointed

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: George Town, Cayman Islands, 22nd May, 2018 – CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Mr. Fernando F. Cugliari, to the post of Private Wealth Investment Advisor. Mr. Cugliari will work with clients to provide international investment advice within CIBC FirstCaribbean in the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean and…

Forced marriage: Mother jailed for four-and-a-half years

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Forced marriage: Mother jailed for four-and-a-half years appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The mother, who cannot be identified, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court (BBC) – A mother who forced her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age has been sentenced to four-and-a-half

Saint Lucia setting new records in 2018

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Saint Lucia setting new records in 2018 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Soufriere Seafront (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Saint Lucia’s tourism sector is enjoying robust growth. First Quarter figures show the island continuing a strong growth trend, building on a record-setting year of 2017.

HOMICIDE IN DESRUISSEAUX

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Elias Steve Louisy, as a result of an incident which occurred on Friday May 18, 2018, about 9:00 a.m. at Desruisseaux, Micoud. Elias Steve Louisy, a seventy-six (76) year old and his seventy-three (73) year old wife, Muriel Louisy both

Commonwealth hosts election observer missions

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Heads of Government of the Commonwealth have agreed to the revised guidelines for the conduct of election observation in member countries. The original Commonwealth Guidelines on election observation were agreed to by Heads at the 1991 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.  Since then, 137 observation missions have been deployed…

Fully funded internship for entrepreneurs with for-profit companies

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Fully funded internship for entrepreneurs with for-profit companies appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – SLUDTERA would like to inform Entrepreneurs in St. Lucia, the Caribbean and Latin America of a fully funded internship for Entrepreneurs with for-profit companies called The Westerwelle

Gale expresses zero tolerance for child abuse

Source: St. Lucia Times Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Doctor Gale Rigobert, has expressed zero tolerance for child abuse and has asserted that her colleagues share the same sentiments. The comments come against the backdrop of reports that a ten year old boy  at the Boys’ Training Centre (BTC) at…

The 71st World Health Assembly begins in Geneva

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The 71st World Health Assembly opened today in Switzerland, with a heavy agenda and commemorating the 70 years the World Health Organization (WHO) has been in existence. In his plenary opening speech, the Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, highlighted WHO’s new General Programme of Work for the next five…

Neighbour recalls hearing screams for help

Source: St. Lucia Times A woman who lives near to the residence of Desruisseaux homicide victim, Elias Steve Louisy, recalls  hearing the man’s wife, Muriel Louisy, screaming for help after both were attacked by a cutlass wielding assailant. Elias Steve Louisy, 76,  and his wife, Muriel, 73, were rushed to St Jude hospital after…

Masked men attack Soufriere gas station

Source: St. Lucia Times Four masked men attacked a gas station in in the Soufriere Fisheries Complex belonging to the Soufriere Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement officials have said. The incident is said to have occurred after 2:00 PM. The men are reported to have escaped with $EC 1,500. According to information,…

Irate fishers to be paid EC$520,000 by Monday

Source: St. Lucia Times Irate Dennery fishers who staged a protest Tuesday outside the Castries Fisheries Complex over money owed to them for catch sold, are to be paid by Monday, the Chairman of the Fish Marketing Corporation, Timothy Green has said. Green emerged from a meeting with the fishers to announce that $EC…

McDonald’s workers make sexual harassment complaints

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post McDonald’s workers make sexual harassment complaints appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – Ten workers at McDonald’s fast food franchises in the US have filed complaints of sexual harassment against the firm. The female workers, one of whom is 15 years old, allege groping, propositions,

LPM to unite with main opposition SLP

Source: St. Lucia Times The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) has announced plans to unite with the main opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP). LPM leader, Therold Prudent, made the disclosure to St Lucia Times Monday, one day after appearing and speaking at an SLP public meeting on Sunday. Asked whether his appearance on the…

Robots can now grow human organs

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Robots can now grow human organs appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – Is there anything robots can’t do? They can perform our jobs, get periods and now . . . grow human organs. Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine have developed

Man charged with knowingly spreading HIV

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Man charged with knowingly spreading HIV appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Tyrone Ross (AP) – Police say a Mississippi man has been charged with knowingly exposing others to HIV. News outlets report 29-year-old Tyrone Ross, of Gulfport, was arrested Sunday as the result of a

Stabbing in La Criox Maingot, Marigot

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a stabbing at La Criox Maingot, Marigot. A report of stabbing at La Criox Maingot, Marigot was referred to the Marigot Police Station, about 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018. Kasy Laurent allegedly sustained a stab wound to the abdomen and he

One of three Cuba plane crash survivors dead

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post One of three Cuba plane crash survivors dead appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. This handout picture released by Cuban News Agency (ACN) shows the arrival of a survivor of a plane crash to a hospital in Havana, after a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft crashed after

Antigua: Barrel of drugs disappears, Customs officer detained

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Antigua: Barrel of drugs disappears, Customs officer detained appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – The police are questioning a junior Customs officer after a barrel of drugs disappeared from Customs cargo where it was being monitored for several days. The Customs officer was

The 71st World Health Assembly begins in Geneva

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post The 71st World Health Assembly begins in Geneva appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (PAHO/WHO) – The 71st World Health Assembly opened in Switzerland, with a heavy agenda and commemorating the 70 years the World Health Organization (WHO) has been

Three held in connection with Desruisseaux chopping death

Source: St. Lucia Times Three males are currently in police custody assisting with investigations into the chopping death of Desruisseaux resident, Elias Louisy. Elias Louisy and his wife, Muriel, are reported to have been attacked  at their home last week by a masked cutlass wielding man. Both of them, said to be in their…

International outcry grows after Maduro wins presidential election

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post International outcry grows after Maduro wins presidential election appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, holding a copy of the country’s constitution, addresses supporters at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, after electoral officials declared he was re-elected on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

T&T: Principals and teachers warned over safety of students

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-  In cases where the safety of students is jeopardised, principals and teachers can be suspended, Education Minister Anthony Garcia warned yesterday at the launch of the North Central Regional Health Authority’s (NCRHA) SUNreach Training Programme for teachers at the Mount Hope Women’s Hospital. Citing a recent case where a…

Irate Dennery fishers demand their money

Source: St. Lucia Times Irate fishers from Dennery converged on the fisheries complex in Castries Tuesday morning, demanding that they be paid. “I need government to understand the plight of the fishers and I need them to take fishing seriously because that is how we survive,”  Dannie James, who said she is a fisher…

Usain Bolt Tracks & Records to open in UK this year

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:– The first global Usain Bolt Tracks & Records (UBTR) restaurant is set to open in the UK later this year. The restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant Group (CDRG), to be operated under the umbrella of the SME Group, will be the fourth UBTR location. The SME Group is a private…

Flowers from Saint Lucia featured at Royal Wedding

Source: St. Lucia Times Flowers from Saint Lucia were among  those from 53 Commonwealth featured at Saturday’s Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it has been reported. According to CARICOM Today, Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, requested a flower from all 53 countries of the Commonwealth embroidered on her veil for the…

T&T: McDonald’s manager gunned down

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  The manager of the Cipriani Boulevard, Port of Spain branch of McDonald’s was shot and killed at his workplace on Sunday night. Dead is Ashmeed Mohammed. He died at the scene. Police say Mohammed was shot at least three times. It happened at around midnight, and involved three men…

Saint Lucia participates in Martinique karate event

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Bushido Shotokan Karate Do Academy participated in the Gaet Karate-Do School “Sensei Alcindor Challenge” on 11 & 12th May 2018. The Sensei Alcindor Challenge, organised by Gaet Karate-Do School, comprises  three of its affiliate dojos – Robert, Sainte-Marie and Saint-Joseph, was held at Palais des Sports Cedric Sorhaindo, Beasejour,Trinite,…

Meghan’s nephew warned by police over nightclub knife

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Meghan Markle’s nephew has been let off by police after taking a knife into a London nightclub hours after her wedding to Prince Harry. Tyler Dooley, 25, allegedly fled from security guards after handing in the four-inch lock-knife, but was later confronted by officers at his hotel nearby. He…

Desruisseaux chopping victim dies

Source: St. Lucia Times Desruisseaux chopping victim, Elias Louisy, passed away Monday at St Jude hospital, law enforcement sources have said. He died around 4:30 pm, according to information. Louisy and his wife, Muriel, are reported to have been attacked by a cutlass wielding masked man who entered their home last week. The couple,…

UPDATED: Male seriously injured in chopping incident

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATED: Male seriously injured in chopping incident appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Victoria Hospital (SNO) – A young male was hospitalised in critical condition as a result of a chopping incident that occurred in La Croix Maingot on Monday, May 21, 2018, according to reports.

St. Lucian killed in Barbados traffic accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post St. Lucian killed in Barbados traffic accident appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (SNO) – A St. Lucian national, described by a local politician as a “very affable and well dispositioned” young man, was one of two persons who died in a motor vehicle accident in

Blind and visually impaired Massage Therapist Spotlighted

Source: The St. Lucia Star Etta Mertelly is one of a number of Massage Therapists at The BodyHoliday. The Month of May is observed as Blindness Awareness Month. The month calls attention to issues affecting blind and visually impaired persons, and opportunities available, including the various ways in which the society can advocate on

Final countdown to Sol Rally Barbados is go!

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Final countdown to Sol Rally Barbados is go! appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – As the first European competitors arrived over the weekend to be reunited with rally cars they last saw at Dover, the new UK port of departure, just

Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Nobukazu Kuriki is the second climber to die on the mountain this month. * AFP (BBC) – A Japanese climber who previously lost all but one of his fingers while climbing Mount Everest

Sleep Tight Every Night!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sleep is vital to maintain good health. Sleep deprivation not only makes us drowsy during the day, affecting our thinking and productivity, but it can also affect our mental health and increase the risk of kidney and heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.  For adults, 7-8 hours

BEAUTY OF THE DAY (May 21, 2018)

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post BEAUTY OF THE DAY (May 21, 2018) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Name: Vernel Whitney Noel Address: Grande Riviere, Dennery Zodiac sign: Aries Send your submission – name, general address and zodiac sign – to slunewsonline@gmail.com (3)(2)The post BEAUTY OF THE DAY (May 21, 2018)

Castries Football Council / SLFA football finals

Source: The St. Lucia Star Big Players won the Under 17 Final beating Valley Soccer on penalty kicks. It was a full and exciting day of youth football on Saturday May 12th at the Sab Sporting Facility when the final matches were held in the Piton Malta Castries Football Council (CFC) / Saint Lucia

T&T: Two bandits raid temple

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  $125,000 in donations and valuables taken: ARMED with a gun and cutlass, two bandits yesterday robbed and terrorised the spiritual head of the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple in Freeport and his wife, before making off with some $40,000 in temple offerings and over $85,000 of the family’s personal valuables.…

Venezuela: Maduro wins controversial poll

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Amid food shortages stemming from a severe economic crisis turnout was low. The National Electoral Council (CNE) put it at just 46% but the opposition alleges it…

Antigua: Minister refutes claims of land giveaway

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-  The Agriculture Minister Dean Jonas is puzzled by the controversy that’s being stirred up around a pending agricultural project with a Chinese firm. The draft document speaks of the Chinese getting two thousand acres of land in Barbuda and the same quantity in Antigua. It’s this sizeable allocation that…

Sinking of the Vicky B in the Anse Chochon area

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Sinking of the Vicky B in the Anse Chochon area appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Vicky B (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The St. Lucia Divers Association – Anbaglo, in collaboration with the Customs Department, Fisheries Department, St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority,

Partnership workshop to address solid waste challenges in Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Partnership workshop to address solid waste challenges in Saint Lucia appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – “Yearly indicators reveal to us that we are faced with progressively challenging climate resilience issues in potable water quality, freshwater quality and the constant deterioration

Check Presented To Junior Achievement Saint Lucia

Source: The St. Lucia Star UVE, WFC, CHAP honor the legacy of Mr. Christian Husbands. World’s Finest Chocolate and Union Vale Estates Ltd Makes Check Presentation To Junior Achievement St Lucia On Wednesday, May 15th 2018, Worlds Finest Chocolate (WFC) through its subsidiary Union Vale Estates Ltd (UVE) presented a cheque to Junior Achievement

FRC and CDF to host St. Lucia Studies Conference 2018

Source: The St. Lucia Star The FRC continues to support cultural traditions, such as folk drummers, by hosting the St. Lucia Studies Conference. Well before the disastrous fire that destroyed the headquarters and extensive archives of the 45-year-old Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre on March 25th, planning had been underway for the 7th

Barbados PM vows to leave CCJ if re-elected

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Barbados PM vows to leave CCJ if re-elected appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Freundel Stuart (CMC) — Citing disrespect from the Trinidad based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart says if his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is re-elected in the upcoming general

Pastor Curry spices up royal wedding with power of love

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Pastor Curry spices up royal wedding with power of love appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. US pastor Michael Curry (AFP) — US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain’s royal wedding on Saturday with some dramatic oratory about the power of love that bemused the royal

West Coast Jazz – Good Enough for Main Stage!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Great weather, great food, greater music; what’s there to worry about? On Monday morning I was inviting our entire editorial department to next year’s West Coast Jazz based strictly on last Saturday’s event. My enthusiasm had little to do with the $30 ticket price, even though it made what I

JAZZ FINALE: WAS IT WORTH IT?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Boo (left) accompanies young vocalist Christian Laurence (right) of the Saint Lucia School of Music. Numerous attempts by the drizzle to dampen patron enthusiasm proved futile. It would take a deluge to prevent them from getting their money’s worth at the 2018 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival finale. Labeled ‘A

Guyana: Cops urged to learn foreign languages

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Times:-  With the high influx of foreign nationals in Guyana, especially those from Spanish speaking nations, acting Police Commissioner Paul Williams has called on the ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to develop their skills in the area of foreign languages, to be better able to fight crime. Williams…

How much more plastic do we need in our plastic lives?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Will a 25 cents charge for plastic shopping bags have the desired effect on environmentally unaware shoppers? Massy may unintentionally have rocked the boat with its 26 April announcement that the supermarket planned to start charging for its plastic shopping bags. Days after the word got out there was

Jamaica: INDECOM alleges cops planting guns at shoot-out scenes

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:– THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says that its investigations have identified that a “planted firearm scenario” still persists within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). In its first quarterly report (January-March) for 2018, INDECOM said the issue remains “a troubling feature for which the JCF must take responsibility to…

Cougar kills cyclist and injures another man

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A cougar has been killed by authorities in Seattle after it mauled a mountain biker to death and wounded another. The animal attacked the two men as they were on a morning bike ride in the hills near the city on Saturday. It is believed to be the second…

The Road Ahead for eGov in the Caribbean

Source: The St. Lucia Star The government of Saint Lucia will soon be operationalizing an eGov initiative designed to increase the accessibility of government services to citizens through the use of ICT technologies. In 2018 the digitisation experienced across our daily life is immense. Underpinned by technological growth, the past decade has seen rapid changes

Cuba plane crash: Damojh company ‘had safety complaints’

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-  The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba on Friday, killing 110 people on board, had received prior safety complaints, two-ex pilots say. One of the pilots described how a plane rented from Damojh airlines had dropped off radar completely some eight years ago. Another alleged poor maintenance.…

Media flock to Saint Lucia Jazz

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:– The just ended Saint Lucia Jazz Festival attracted media attention from a wide range of international press, giving coverage not just to the event but the island as a whole. One of the keys to the success of events like the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, is being able to…

Time to Resign! Part 2

Source: The Voice IN Part 1 we touched on the character of this current administration’s governance. Today, we look at what it has … The post Time to Resign! Part 2 appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Time to Resign! Part 2

The Healthcare Debate

Source: The Voice HEALTHCARE is too expensive – not in terms of dollars and cents only but in lives that could be lost … The post The Healthcare Debate appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: The Healthcare Debate

Of Dis — and not Dat!

Source: The Voice TODAY I deal exclusively with Dis. No Dats – for I am rather impressed with the energy and output of … The post Of Dis — and not Dat! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Of Dis — and not Dat!

Dictatorship has replaced Democracy in Saint Lucia!

Source: The Voice HAVE we in Saint Lucia exchanged our democracy for dictatorship since the general elections of June 2016? ‘Absolute Rule’, ‘Tyranny’, … The post Dictatorship has replaced Democracy in Saint Lucia! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Dictatorship has replaced Democracy in Saint Lucia!

Bexon community meetings

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Parliamentary Representative for Castries South East, Hon Guy Joseph has plans to develop his constituency as he has embarked on continuing to keep the youth engaged and being proactive in educational and sporting activities. Minister Joseph has slated two stakeholder meetings to discuss community centers. The first…

Mayor plans to apologise to vendors

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has promised to go to street vendors and apologise to them amid a controversy over the removal of their belongings from the streets of the capital. The move, as part of a ‘Clean City’ campaign, prompted a protest outside the Mayor’s office by irate vendors on…

Babonneau and Gros Islet in Sandals Under 19 Cricket final

Source: The St. Lucia Star After nearly two months of cricket the Sandals Under19 Cricket Tournament is now in its final stages. The finals will be between Babonneau and Gros Islet set for 10:00a.m. Sunday at Mindoo Phillip Park. Gros Islet is a perennial favourite and appears to be stacked behind the leadership of

Peterson to Apologize to Uninformed Vendors

Source: The St. Lucia Star Mayor Peterson Francis says he does not wish to deny vendors the opportunity to make a living. All he asks is that they keep their facilities presentable. Vendors in Castries City are infuriated at the second Mother’s Day clean-up by the Castries City Council. They claim that last year

Ex-Playmate and boy fall to deaths

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  A former Playboy model has plunged to her death with her seven-year-old son from the window of a New York City hotel. Both the 47-year-old woman, Stephanie Adams, and the boy, Vincent, were pronounced dead at the scene, the Gotham Hotel in midtown Manhattan. She was in a bitter custody…

Prime Minister Expresses Sorrow Over Cuba Plane Crash

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has reached out to the Government of Cuba following the deadly plane crash in Havana on Friday that claimed the lives of over 100 people. The Prime Minister spoke to Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Saint Lucia, His Excellency Jorge Francisco Soberon…

Workshop for vendors to facilitate Castries market upgrade

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, through the OECS Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project (ORTCP), will undertake an upgrade of the Castries market and surrounding areas. As part of this initiative, the ORTCP has planned a workshop series aimed at building the skills of vendors in Tourism Product Development…

Guyana: Bandits shot dead by businessman, police

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Times:-  Two bandits attempting to rob a Georgetown business establishment on Friday morning were shot dead when their enterprise was foiled by a quick thinking and responsive businessman. Twenty-five-year-old Trevor Barrow and 27-year-old Calvin Dover, both of Bent Street Georgetown, are accused of having attempted to rob the “Les” Variety…

FROM WASTE TO WEALTH

Source: The St. Lucia Star Wayne Neale (left), holding Greening the Caribbean’s 2014 SEA award for Urban and Regional Development, stands with Bradley Googins, a member of the panel that selected the 2014 winners. (SEA) How innovators in the private sector are helping solve the Caribbean’s waste crisis It’s not easy convincing companies to care about

Can the House Opposition Leader Heal Himself?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Can Philip J. Pierre emerge from under the huge dark cloud that envelopes him? Will he remain “just a boy whose intentions are good?” The following is taken from A Higher Loyalty, by the former FBI director James Comey: “It took Fitzgerald three years of litigation to get to

Former Senator Cyril Landers dies at age of 90

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to the family and friends of former senator, Mr. Cyril Alva Landers, who passed away at the age of 90. Mr. Landers, also a former Chairman of the Public and Teaching Service Commission, will be laid to rest on Thursday, May 24.…

Royal Wedding under way

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  The wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is under way at Windsor Castle. Ms Markle has 10 bridesmaids and pageboys – including Prince George and Princess Charlotte . Wearing a dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller, Ms Markle was met by Prince Charles, who walked her down the…

PM Browne lashes out at CIP detractors

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:- Prime Minister Gaston Browne has defended Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programmes as absolutely necessary to the development of small island economies. Browne was speaking at an investment conference in St Kitts this week and said that he hopes the programmes’ detractors will acknowledge its importance. Browne noted how important…

UPDATE: 10 dead and 10 wounded in Texas school shooting

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATE: 10 dead and 10 wounded in Texas school shooting appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The suspect has been booked into the Galveston County Jail. * GALVESTON COUNTY JAIL/TWITTER (BBC) – Ten people have been killed and 10 others injured after a student opened fire

UPDATE: Havana plane crash leaves more than 100 dead

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATE: Havana plane crash leaves more than 100 dead appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The plane came down in fields near the airport. * EPA (BBC) – More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in

CARICOM shares Cuba’s grief over tragic plane crash

Source: St. Lucia Times CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday sent a message of condolence to the President of Cuba  His Excellency Miguel Díaz Canel in the wake of a tragic plane crash in Havana. According to news reports, a Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people aboard  crashed and burned in a field…

Eleven dead in second prison riot in week in Venezuela

Source: St. Lucia Times CARACAS (Reuters) – Nine prisoners and two guards were killed during a riot in a prison in the western Venezuelan state of Lara, Prisons Minister Iris Varela said on Friday, the country’s second in a week. The latest riot at the Fenix prison on Thursday was now under control and…

Cuban plane crash leaves more than 100 dead

Source: St. Lucia Times Reuters/AP:-    A Cuban-operated airliner with at least 110 people aboard has crashed and burned in a field just after take-off from the Havana airport. The ruling Communist Party newspaper, Granma, said there were three survivors. The aircraft, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed shortly after taking…

Balca Mom Wins Big With Flow!

Source: The St. Lucia Star A young mother of Balca, Saltibus got the surprise of her life this week, as she was presented with a $13,000.00 Smart Home Technology Bundle from Flow. Jeanna Thomas, a mother of two, was gifted with a package including a Samsung smart TV, wifi speakers, an Amazon Echo, a

SRDF Embarks on Marketing Drive

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  On Sunday May 13th, 2018, a group of persons from the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF), travelled to Pigeon Point. The purpose of the trip was to promote the Sulphuric Touch Spa – one of the newest amenities offered at the sulphur springs park. According to Sales and Marketing…

Media flock to Saint Lucia Jazz

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Media flock to Saint Lucia Jazz appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The just ended Saint Lucia Jazz Festival attracted media attention from a wide range of international press, giving coverage not just to the event but the island as a whole. One of

Vendors training workshop to facilitate Castries market upgrade

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Vendors training workshop to facilitate Castries market upgrade appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, through the OECS Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project (ORTCP), will undertake an upgrade of the Castries market and surrounding areas. As part of this

Coral Reef Early Warning System Deployed in Soufriere

Source: The St. Lucia Star The installation of a Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) Network took place in the Soufriere Marine Reserve on Monday, May 14th, 2018. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of Florida, and the government of St Lucia (Department of fisheries) formed

Chamber board meets with Prime Minister

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Board of Directors of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture met with the Honorable Prime Minister on Thursday May 10th, 2018. With the objective of getting a clear understanding and appreciation of how Government intends to pursue specific initiatives of interest to the membership, the

Bexon community meetings

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Bexon community meetings appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The Parliamentary Representative for Castries South East, Hon Guy Joseph has plans to develop his constituency as he has embarked on continuing to keep the youth engaged and being proactive in educational and sporting activities.

Man arrested after firing shots at Trump golf club

Source: St. Lucia Times DORAL, Fla. (AP) — A man shouting about Donald Trump entered the president’s south Florida golf course early Friday, draped a flag over a lobby counter and exchanged fire with police before being arrested, police said. One officer received an unspecified injury, officials said. Police were notified of an “active…

US approves new drug for prevention of migraines

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post US approves new drug for prevention of migraines appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – Migraine sufferers on Thursday got some relief from US regulators who approved the first of a new class of drugs for migraine prevention. The United States Food and Drug Administration

Chilean bishops offer mass resignation over abuse scandal

Source: St. Lucia Times VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – All 34 Chilean bishops who attended a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in their country have offered to resign, the bishops said in a statement released on Friday. It was not immediately clear if the pope would accept…

Farmer Field School certifies twenty-nine

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  More farmers are now certified agri-entrepreneurs following training in good agricultural practices. A Farmer Field School graduation exercise was held in the administrative building of the Meat Processing Facility in Vieux Fort, and saw the culmination of 22 weeks of training in swine production. Twenty-nine individuals completed the programme.…

Guyana: Coke-smoking boat cook stabbed to death

Source: St. Lucia Times Demerara Waves:–  Guyana Police Force investigators Thursday  night were investigating allegations that a cocaine-smoking fisherman aboard a fishing boat in Berbice was stabbed to death after he refused to heed calls to stop smoking the narcotic while cooking. Dead is 38-year old Davanand Jailall of 478 Block 8 Agriculture Road , East…

SANDALS RESORTS STATEMENT AHEAD OF SANDALS UNDER-19 CUP FINAL

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  “We believe the tournament thus far has been an exciting and successful one, and we look forward to building on this partnership with the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association. Over the course of the past few weeks we have seen some keen competition and some outstanding individual performances by…

Declaration on behalf of the European Union on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Source: The St. Lucia Star On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reaffirms its commitment to combat all forms of discrimination and hate crime, on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics, and to continue to actively promote and protect the human rights

Sand Dune Restoration Works Continue in Vieux Fort

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) wishes to inform the public that the restoration of sand dunes within the Sandy Beach area continues during the course of this week. Sand dunes are mounts, hills or ridges of sand that lie behind the part of the beach affected by tides.…

RSLPF holds its own in upper tier of ACCP Grouping

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – MINISTER for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Senator Hermingild Francis recently commended the Royal Saint Lucia … The post RSLPF holds its own in upper tier of ACCP Grouping appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: RSLPF holds its own in

Nurses support a people-centred approach to healthcare

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the St. Lucia Nurses Association last weekend celebrated Nurses Week … The post Nurses support a people-centred approach to healthcare appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Nurses support a people-centred approach to healthcare

SLALA celebrated World Lupus Day

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – SLALA joined the rest of the world on Thursday May 10th in celebrating World Lupus Day and … The post SLALA celebrated World Lupus Day appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLALA celebrated World Lupus Day

Pack of small dogs mauls woman to death

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Pack of small dogs mauls woman to death appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – A pack of vicious small dogs mauled an Oklahoma woman to death, according to reports. Tracy Garcia was standing outside her home last week when what are believed

10 year old attacked at BTC

Source: St. Lucia Times The relatives of a 10 year old boy claim that the boy was attacked and beaten up by four youths at the Boys’ Training Centre (BTC) at Massade, Gros Islet. It is reported that the incident occurred earlier this week. Wang Sonson, the BTC Manager, told St Lucia Times that…

CCC calls out ‘Ipa’ for misleading vendors

Source: St. Lucia Times The Castries Constituency Council (CCC), has blasted the President of the Vendors’ Association, Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac , over a recent protest by vendors in the capital, in response to the removal of their property from the city streets in a ‘Clean City’ campaign. The council has accused Isaac of…

Audits: an In-depth Review of Venezuela’s Automatic Voting

Source: St. Lucia Times CNE: Automatic voting is available in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. From the selection of poll workers and members of electoral boards to the issue of bulletins, technology means minimize manual intervention. Each component is audited to ensure setup in conformity with laws and results reflective of voters’ will. Established…

Japanese train departs 25 seconds early – again

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  A Japanese rail company has apologised after a train left a station 25 seconds early, the second such case in months. The operator said the “great inconvenience we placed upon our customers was truly inexcusable”. If the details are anything to go by, customers are faced with slipping standards: a…

CariSECURE Study Tour

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: With the support of the United States Government, senior Government officials, including Ministers and Police Commissioners, from across the Eastern Caribbean and Guyana, are currently participating in a Study Tour to Phoenix, Arizona to observe how crime and violence data is helping combat crime. The study tour, which…

Capleton’s Free to Travel, Touches Down in Trinidad in June

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. May 16th, 2018———– Reggae veteran, Clifton Bailey, who’s best known by his stage name, Capleton, has been given the all clear to travel following Monday’s court appearance in Jamaica. He will perform in Trinidad at the INFERNO concert event on June 9th at the Jean Pierre…

FRC and CDF host Saint Lucia Studies Conference

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Well before the disastrous fire that destroyed the headquarters and extensive archives of the 45 year-old Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre on March 25th, planning had been underway for the 7th St. Lucia Studies Conference. The Studies Conference will open on Tuesday June 19th with the Hon. Harold…

Health officials report hundreds of foodborne illnesses

Source: St. Lucia Times The Ministry of Health has reported that hundreds of persons have been treated for illnesses, linked to poor food safety and hygiene practices. Chief Environmental Health Officer, Wenn Gabriel, has disclosed that last year some 1,700 people became sick. “About 200 were hospitalised as a result of eating foods that…

Blind and visually impaired Massage Therapist Spotlighted by SLBWA

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association continues to advocate for more employment opportunities to be afforded the blind and visually impaired persons in St. Lucia. The Oasis Spa at Body Holiday Resort embraced the opportunity to have two blind and one low vision massage therapist in their employ.  Meet Etta…

SLP says ruling party reacting to ‘sustained pressure’

Source: St. Lucia Times The ruling United Workers Party (UWP) is reacting to sustained pressure in having a public meeting on the same day as the  Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Yasmin ‘Yassy’ Hippolyte, the Press Officer to opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre has asserted. Both parties have planned public meetings for Sunday. Hippolyte …

Homophobia Day declaration

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Homophobia Day declaration appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the European Union reaffirms its commitment to combat all forms of discrimination and hate crime, on the grounds of sexual

Blind and visually impaired massage therapist spotlighted by SLBWA

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Blind and visually impaired massage therapist spotlighted by SLBWA appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Month of May is observed as Blindness Awareness Month. The month calls attention to issues affecting blind and visually impaired person, the opportunities available including

Cuba and the European Union celebrate first joint council

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Cuba and the European Union celebrate first joint council appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CUBAMINREX) – Cuba and the European Union today held the first bilateral Joint Council, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs

Form One Intake at Beanfield Comprehensive

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations wishes to advise the general public that capacity constraints at Beanefield Comprehensive Secondary School do not permit a Form-One intake at the school in September 2018. Notwithstanding, the following should be noted: The Department of Education has no intentions of shutting

Government delivers world-class Canaries Bridge

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Canaries bridge is now complete and officially opened, adding to Saint Lucia`s growing stock of world-class assets. The state of the art bridge was officially opened and handed over to residents of Canaries at a special ceremony on Tuesday May 15, 2018. Many residents from the west-coast fishing…

Form one intake at Beanfield Comprehensive

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Form one intake at Beanfield Comprehensive appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations wishes to advise the general public that capacity constraints at Beanefield Comprehensive Secondary School do not permit a Form-One intake at

Parents meeting for form one intake at Beanefield Comprehensive

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Parents meeting for form one intake at Beanefield Comprehensive appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations invites parents of Grade Six students in the following districts to an emergency meeting to discuss the Form

Press Officer to Opposition Leader responds to SCO

Source: St. Lucia Times Yasmine ‘Yassy’ Hippolyte, the Press Officer to opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, has responded to what she says was an attempt by the  Senior Communications Officer (SCO) for the government, Nicole Mc Donald, to defend the government’s poor record on health care and its failure to continue work on the…

Conclusions of the Eleventh Living Standards Measurement Committee

Source: St. Lucia Times OECS Media Release: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — On 17 and 18 April 2018, the Eleventh Living Standard Measurement Committee (LSMC) meeting was convened at the Radisson Hotel in St. George’s, Grenada. As the steering  body for  the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-funded Enhanced County Poverty Assessment (CPA) Project, this group meets bi-annually…

Venezuela Elections: Impartiality and transparency, these are the principles of international accompaniment

Source: St. Lucia Times AVN: The international accompaniment in the electoral processes of Venezuela, as planned for next May 20th, aims to witness those activities and the celebration of the elections with respect and transparency. Those who exercise this technical oversight must respect the principles of “constitutional supremacy, legality, sovereignty, integrity and territorial inviolability,…

SLHTA President on Mercury Beach: All is not lost

Source: St. Lucia Times The President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), Sanovnik Destang, has told reporters here that although Saint Lucia will not be hosting the Mercury Beach event this year, all is not lost. Destang said while it is ‘disappointing’ to know that negotiations for the event did not…

Coral Reef Early Warning System Deployed in Soufriere

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of Florida, and the government of St Lucia (Department of fisheries) formed an alliance to undertake a Caribbean Climate Change Adaptation Project.   According to Albert Jones, CCCCC Representative, “The project encompasses adaptation measures in…

Manhattan to scrap majority of ganja prosecutions

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Manhattan to scrap majority of ganja prosecutions appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – Manhattan, where the scent of marijuana laces the air from housing projects to swanky Soho, will stop prosecuting thousands of people for pot possession and smoking, even if you still risk

Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcano

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcano appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. People watch at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,

RSLPF holds its own in upper tier of ACCP Grouping

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Senator the Honourable Hermingild Francis, recently commended the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) for placing in the top tier of outstanding police officers during a regional recognition ceremony earlier this month. The awards programme was officially launched in December 2014…

It’s Lupus Awareness Month! Got any purple to wear?

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post It’s Lupus Awareness Month! Got any purple to wear? appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – For many, the month of May is significant for a different reason– it’s Lupus Awareness Month. It’s not too late to start a dialogue with others

Seven engage in prosthetic limb production training

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Seven engage in prosthetic limb production training appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The OECS and the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), with support from the UNDP, recently concluded a training session on the production of basic prosthetic limbs. The

Canadian stranded in Saint Lucia seeks help

Source: St. Lucia Times A sixty year old Canadian citizen who has fallen on hard times while vacationing here, is seeking public assistance to get back home. Wayne Parsons has become a familiar sight in some areas, begging for handouts. “I ask people on the streets for money in order to eat, but it…

Pierre makes statement to nation on health ‘crisis’

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:– STATEMENT TO THE NATION BY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION HON PHILIP J. PIERRE  ON THE HEALTH CRISIS IN SAINT LUCIA MAY 14TH, 2018 Good evening fellow St Lucians, I feel compelled to address you on a matter that is causing much confusion, anxiety, fear and emotional distress to the citizens of…

RSLPF holds its own in upper tier of ACCP Grouping

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post RSLPF holds its own in upper tier of ACCP Grouping appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Senator the Honourable Hermingild Francis, recently commended the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) for placing in

Coral reef early warning system deployed in Soufriere

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Coral reef early warning system deployed in Soufriere appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), University of Florida, and the government of St Lucia (Department of fisheries) formed an

Irate vendors stage protest

Source: St. Lucia Times A group of irate street vendors staged a protest Tuesday near the office of the Castries Mayor,  Peterson Francis, some of them demanding  his removal. The vendors are upset over the removal of their belongings  on Sunday as part of  a campaign to clean up the capital and make the…

Hypertension Day 2018

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Hypertension Day 2018 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) –  Saint Lucia will join the rest of the World in observing World Hypertension Day on May 17th, 2018 under the theme “Know your numbers”. World Hypertension Day which was first inaugurated in

Trump threatens ‘leakers’, calls them ‘traitors and cowards’

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trump threatens ‘leakers’, calls them ‘traitors and cowards’ appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – US President Donald Trump vowed to root out “leakers” inside his White House Monday, describing them as “traitors and cowards” in a furious tweet after a series of embarrassing revelations.

Windrush: Up to 63 people wrongly removed

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  Up to 63 people could have been wrongly removed or deported because of the Windrush scandal, Sajid Javid has said. The Home Secretary said on Tuesday that his department was investigating the cases following fears people who had been in the country lawfully for decades may have been forced…

North Korea casts doubt on Trump summit — Yonhap

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post North Korea casts doubt on Trump summit — Yonhap appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – North Korea on Wednesday called into question a much-anticipated and unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported.

Homicide in Bexon

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of forty-two (42) year old, Hughland Collin Gassie of Ravine Poisson. A report of stabbing at La Bayee, Bexon was referred to the Criminal Investigations Department in Castries, about 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018. Hughland Collin Gassie allegedly sustained

Saint Lucians overseas excited about new Sandals resort

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE buzz of excitement surrounding the commencement of work on Sandals’ newest resort in Saint Lucia has … The post Saint Lucians overseas excited about new Sandals resort appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Saint Lucians overseas excited about new Sandals

Coconut Bay Stages Another Successful Health Fair

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE third annual Employee Health Fair organized by Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa took place on … The post Coconut Bay Stages Another Successful Health Fair appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Coconut Bay Stages Another Successful Health Fair

Caribbean Airlines Records 21% increase In Revenue

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), is reporting a 21 per cent … The post Caribbean Airlines Records 21% increase In Revenue appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Caribbean Airlines Records 21% increase In Revenue

Walk For The Blind

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – CLUB Gar’s Fifth Annual ‘Walk for a Cause’ is scheduled to take place early next month, with … The post Walk For The Blind appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Walk For The Blind

Kimani Melius Scores 27th Career Century

Source: The Voice WEST INDIES UNDER-19 opening batsman, Saint Lucia’s Kimani Melius, has made the news again — this time with his 27th … The post Kimani Melius Scores 27th Career Century appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Kimani Melius Scores 27th Career Century

Ministry of Health readies for adverse weather

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Ministry of Health recently convened a meeting to formulate plans for the 2018 hurricane season, commencing June 1 to Nov. 30, in a deliberate attempt to identify potential gaps in the services provided during and after hurricanes. Quoting Colorado State University, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is anticipated to be…

Homicide at Bexon

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of forty-two (42) year old, Hughland Collin Gassie of Ravine Poisson. A report of stabbing at La Bayee, Bexon was referred to the Criminal Investigations Department in Castries, about 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018. Hughland Collin Gassie allegedly sustained…

Capleton’s Raggy Road

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  SEVERAL entertainers were among the scores of people gathered in the courtyard of the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree yesterday to find out whether or not Capleton — who had spent the weekend in police lock-up — would be granted bail. Capleton (given name Clifton Bailey)…

Second Meeting of Youth Leaders on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV and AIDS scheduled for 18 – 19 May 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: PANCAP Youth Advocacy Steering Committee to Build Capacity of Youths in High-Level Advocacy Friday, 11 May, 2018 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will host the Second Meeting of…

Antigua: Police involved in witchcraft?

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  Two policemen have accused a colleague of practicing obeah, and in their complaint, they have also expressed concern about working with him where they are all assigned – the Parham Police Station. The troubled officers made the report yesterday following an incident which they claimed occurred at the Station…

St. Lucian Journalist Participates in U.S. Government-Sponsored Leadership Program

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Winston Springer, news editor at Helen Television System (HTS) in St. Lucia, is currently in the United States participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). He is taking part in the prestigious “Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: New and Traditional Broadcast Media” from…

Opposition wants answers about Mercury Beach

Source: St. Lucia Times The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) spokesman on Tourism and Investment, Ernest Hilaire, has described as ‘a major disappointment’, reports that the Mercury Beach event is moving back to Martinique. The event dates back on July 2013 when it was held in Martinique and four subsequent ones were held…

SLALA celebrates World Lupus Day

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post SLALA celebrates World Lupus Day appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – SLALA joined the rest of the world on Thursday May 10th in celebrating World Lupus Day and its theme “Lupus Knows No Boundaries.” To commemorate the day, SLALA hosted its

Irate vendors planning protest action

Source: St. Lucia Times Irate vendors, upset over the removal of their trays, chairs, tables and other belongings from the City during the ‘Safer Streets’campaign by the Castries Constituency Council (CCC), are planning to take protest action, the Vendors’ Association has disclosed. Several of the affected vendors have been voicing their displeasure over the…

New Hawaii volcano lava fissure spurs more evacuations

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post New Hawaii volcano lava fissure spurs more evacuations appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AP) – A new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced for an expected eruption from the Kilauea volcano. The

Mayor responds to claims that CCC is attacking the poor

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has responded to claims that the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) is attacking the poor in implementing its ‘Safer Streets’ initiative. The President of the Vendors’ Association, Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac, made the accusation as the CCC cleared away several items from the streets of the capital.…

Pierre to make statement on health crisis

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Leader of the Opposition Hon Philip J. Pierre will this evening make a statement to the nation on the Health Crisis in Saint Lucia. The Opposition Leader will speak on the SLP’s opposition to the privatization of the health services in Saint Lucia and reiterate its opposition to the…

Government Extends Condolences to Ferdinand Henry Family

Source: The St. Lucia Star Mr. Henry is a former Member of Parliament for the Dennery North Constituency and was well known throughout the agricultural areas of Dennery. The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to the family of former Parliamentarian and Government Minister, Mr. Ferdinand Henry, who passed away on May 10th 2018

Israeli soccer club says it wants to add Trump to its name

Source: St. Lucia Times JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem says it wants to add “Trump” to the team’s name. The club’s social media accounts say the team “from now on will be called ‘Beitar Trump Jerusalem.’” The proposal by the club’s leadership was announced Sunday, one day ahead of a new…

Climate Change Implementation Plan launched

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Tuesday 8th May saw the launch of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan. The Plan is the final output of the Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Project which was funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and executed by Carbon Trust Advisory Ltd. and Climate…

Government announces increase in fuel prices

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline (unleaded), diesel, and LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed. The retail price of kerosene remains…

Lupus Not Just A Pain In The Neck!

Source: The St. Lucia Star The symptoms of Lupus can vary significantly among individuals. May is Lupus awareness month. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues, causing inflammation and tissue damage. There are currently around five million people worldwide suffering from some form of Lupus,

Guyana: Bees send mourners bolting from cemetery

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:–  THREE persons are patients at the Suddie Public Hospital, Essequibo Coast, in Region Two, after they were attacked by a swarm of Africanised bees during a funeral service on Sunday. Persons were seen scampering from the Hampton Court Cemetery in all directions, screaming in agony as the bees descended…

King responds to concerns over foreign security companies

Source: St. Lucia Times Minister of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour has responded to concerns raised by the National Workers Union (NWU), over the number of foreign security companies operating in Saint Lucia. King recalled that the NWU had written him on the matter. However he asserted that the letter from the trade union…

Capelton charged with rape

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Capelton charged with rape appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Capleton (JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Reigning king of ‘fyah’, Capelton was last evening arrested and charged with rape by detectives attached to the Centre for Investigation Sexual Offence and Child Abuse (CISOCA). Capelton, 51, whose real name

King suggests curfews as part of hurricane preparedness

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post King suggests curfews as part of hurricane preparedness appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Stephenson King (CMC) — Former St Lucia Prime Minister Stephenson King, says curfews should be considered as part of preparation here for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. “I believe Saint Lucia must

PM Chastanet Salutes Saint Lucian Mothers

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has referred to Saint Lucian Mothers as the anchor of the society. In a message posted on his official social media pages, the Prime Minister, on behalf of the Government, expressed best wishes to all mothers in recognition of Mother’s Day. Said the PM: “We owe…

COCONUT BAY STAGES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL HEALTH FAIR

Source: The St. Lucia Star Staff members taking full advantage of the Health Fair. The third annual Employee Health Fair organised by Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa took place on May 4, 2018 with over two hundred and fifty staff members participating in the event. The Employee Health Fair was undertaken in collaboration with

Swimmer Molly Nance – Coming to a channel near You!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Molly Nance will swim from St Lucia to Martinique. If you were born prior to 2000, you’ve heard the stories of a man from Martinique – Jacques Sicot – who swam from St Lucia to Martinique. Undoubtedly, you recently heard about Ross Edgley attempting to swim from Saint Lucia

At Long Last I Had My First Time!

Source: The St. Lucia Star The 2018 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival kicked off Monday evening at the Sandals Grande Beach Resort. Labelled “A World of Jazz”, the opening night’s performers were Saint Lucian multi-instrumentalist Barbara Cadet and the UK saxophonist Denys Baptiste. If I may be permitted a small confession: despite all the publicity

St. Lucia a crazy place for the mentally challenged!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Some accuse the National Mental Wellness Centre of not doing enoughfor mental health patients. People with mental health issues say it’s difficult to receive adequate and relevant help in Saint Lucia. One individual who requested anonymity spoke of a friend who was raped several years ago and believes the

Saint Lucia announces its Summer of Discovery Promotion

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is getting set to launch its biggest and most interactive summer promotion ever. Called the Saint Lucia Summer of Discovery, the promotion allows one visitor the chance to win US $10,000 when vacationing in Saint Lucia this summer. The premise is for people…

Education Innovation: Hybrid Learning and VR

Source: The St. Lucia Star Virtually reality can be used to augment traditional classroom learningexperiences as a minimal investment to policymakers (Image: http://nationaldailyng.com/) The way in which we live and do business is rapidly changing in 2018, and the next frontier for rapid evolution is education. The next generation of the Caribbean family will

Radiographers receive CT scan training

Source: St. Lucia Times The Radiology Department at the Victoria Hospital last week began a  five-day intensive, competence-building training programme on the state of the art CT scan machine at the new  Owen King EU Hospital (OKEUH). The training is  part of preparation for the department’s eventual move to the OKEUH. Senior Radiographer at…

SANDALS AND MASSY: ECONOMICS BEFORE POLITICS

Source: The St. Lucia Star The author wants to know: Do food prices matter only when our supermarkets are owned by Michael Chastanet (pictured)? We seem to have reached a stage in our reluctant evolution where politics takes precedence over everything, including economics and common sense. It reminds me of those who were born into

Capelton charged with rape

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reigning king of ‘fyah’, Capelton was last evening arrested and charged with rape by detectives attached to the Centre for Investigation Sexual Offence and Child Abuse (CISOCA). Capelton, 51, whose real name is Clifton Bailey of a Kingston 10 address, allegedly committed the act against a…

CCJ arranges unprecedented Sunday hearing

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has responded swiftly to an appeal from Barbados where a resident of that nation is fighting for his right to vote. The CCJ has set the hearing for 13 May 2018 at 11 am. Professor Eddy Ventose, a Saint Lucian national who has lived in…

Paris: Knifeman kills one before being shot by police

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  A knifeman has killed one person and wounded four in a suspected terror attack in central Paris, French officials say. The attacker was then shot dead by police in the Opéra district. Witnesses say they heard him shout “Allah Akbar”. So-called Islamic State (IS) later said one of its “soldiers”…

DIGICEL DAREN SAMMY CRICKET ACADEMY A SUCCESS

Source: The St. Lucia Star Through the Digicel and the Daren Sammy Foundation, 25 aspiring cricketers between the ages of 12 and 15 years, attended the Digicel Daren Sammy Cricket Academy and trained with the star cricketer alongside Phil Simmons, former West Indies Cricket Coach. From April 05 – 08, Daren and Phil along

Government Congratulates Chef Nina on James Beard Award

Source: The St. Lucia Star Chef Nina adds more accolades to her name in the culinary arena. Image © 2018 Galdones Photography/JBF Saint Lucian Chef Nina Compton continues to wow the culinary world and, on Monday evening, was named “Best Chef: South” at the 2018 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards in Chicago.

OECS, British High Commission Team Up against Climate Change

Source: The St. Lucia Star OECS Director Didicus Jules says the organisation successfully pushed past the devastating effects of two major hurricanes to follow through with a regional climate change implementation project. Efforts to curb the effects of climate change did not begin after last year’s hurricane season but they surely intensified. Saint Lucia’s

Our Healthcare Debate Is Healthy

Source: The Voice DEAR SIR YOUR May 5th issue carried several articles on what appears to be public concerns relating to health matters … The post Our Healthcare Debate Is Healthy appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Our Healthcare Debate Is Healthy

A World Less Safe: Caribbean Not Immune

Source: The Voice (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States. He is a … The post A World Less Safe: Caribbean Not Immune appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: A World Less Safe: Caribbean Not Immune

‘Fired -up’ Mark Hennecart responds to Prime Minister

Source: The Voice WITHOUT prejudice, in the wake of the crisis currently griping the local healthcare sector in general, and St Jude Hospital … The post ‘Fired -up’ Mark Hennecart responds to Prime Minister appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘Fired -up’ Mark Hennecart responds to Prime

A Rationale For Pragmatic Taxation and Incentives

Source: The Voice TAXATION, by nature, has its ups and downs. But like any prescription in life, it depends how pragmatically taxes are … The post A Rationale For Pragmatic Taxation and Incentives appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: A Rationale For Pragmatic Taxation and Incentives

St. Lucia Must Not Be Ungrateful To Taiwan

Source: The Voice THE Editor: Not much is being said here about the breakage of relations between the Taiwan side and the Dominican … The post St. Lucia Must Not Be Ungrateful To Taiwan appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: St. Lucia Must Not Be Ungrateful To

Warriors and Le Sport victorious in Rugby Challenge

Source: The St. Lucia Star Body Holiday came away with the women’s title. The Whiptail Warriors men’s team and the The Body Holiday (Le Sport) women’s team, emerged victorious in the third Annual LUCELEC Michael Mathurin Rugby Challenge which concluded last Saturday on the La Clery Playing Field. Prior to the grand finale of

Food health and safety standards to be upgraded

Source: St. Lucia Times The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) and the Ministry of Health have partnered to upgrade the health and safety standards for food handlers here. Come July 2018, all persons applying for a health card to handle food will be required to undertake basic food handling certification training. The…

Did Kentucky Derby Justify PM’s DSH Dream?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Works on the proposed home for Saint Lucian horseracing are taking shape. The longest running sporting event in the United States is the Kentucky Derby. The first installment of the event was held in 1875—143 years ago! Dubbed “The Run for the Roses”, the race has, from inception, been

Incentivising Investment

Source: The St. Lucia Star In the scramble to attract FDI, are Caribbean governments promising too much? Incentives are a short-term tactic that won’t secure long-term growth. (Image: www.tes.com) The economic lifeblood of the Caribbean or a grossly inequitable system where profits are funnelled offshore and the benefits rarely trickle down? Wherever you stand on

King suggests curfews as part of hurricane planning

Source: St. Lucia Times Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Stephenson King, recalling the lawlessness that occurred after the passage of hurricane Maria last year in Dominica, has proposed that curfews be considered as part of preparation here for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. “I believe Saint Lucia must take note of what transpired in…

Former SLMDA General Secretary cautions against ‘political influences’

Source: St. Lucia Times Asserting that at present, there are several ‘heart-rending’ deficiencies in the delivery of health services in Saint Lucia, former General Secretary of the Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA), Doctor Andre R.L Matthew, has sounded a word of caution to the organisation against being swayed by political influences. “Our…

Minister ‘confused’ by call for Work Permit Committee

Source: St. Lucia Times Labour Minister, Stephenson King, has said that he is ‘ very confused’ by a recent call from the National Workers Union (NWU), for the Work Permit Committee to be reinstated. King, who also has responsibility for Infrastructure, Ports and Energy told reporters Friday that he was not sure what the…

RSLPF asked for help in locating Martinique woman

Source: St. Lucia Times The parents of a missing Martinique national have requested help from the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) in locating the 22-year old female. According to information reaching St Lucia Times, it is believed that the young woman could be in Saint Lucia. Aude Jean-Alexis was reported missing from Martinique…

NWU writes Minister on Work Permit Committee

Source: St. Lucia Times May 11, 2018 Hon. Stephenson King Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour Union Office Complex CASTRIES Dear Minister King, Reinstate the disbanded Work Permit Council During the early seventies, the Saint Lucia Government, led by the then Prime Minister successfully negotiated a…

Venezuela joins CARICOM fight for slavery reparations

Source: St. Lucia Times TeleSur English:-  Venezuela is joining the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the fight for global slavery reparations, discussing appropriate compensation for centuries of injustice. During a speech entitled ‘Reparations of Resistance to Action,’ Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged Latin America and colonizing countries to assume responsibility for past wrongs which affected…

Flow wows moms for Mother’s Day

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Flow wows moms for Mother’s Day appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – This Mother’s Day, Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications service provider has made its mission to wow moms islandwide, with a package of deals, discounts, double data, and

T&T: Probe ordered into police vehicle in ‘weed video’

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  The Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) has commenced an investigation into the unauthorised use of what appears to be a marked police vehicle, in a music video, now in circulation on social media. The investigation was initiated by the PSB on Wednesday after instructions were received from Acting Commissioner of…

Police probe termination of 8-month pregnancy

Source: St. Lucia Times Police are investigation the unlawful termination of the 8-month pregnancy of a woman who allegedly consumed medication to get rid of an unwanted child, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times. According to the information, the female was admitted to a health care institution within the last few weeks…

Caribbean Airlines records 21% increase in revenue

Source: St. Lucia Times PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), is reporting a 21 per cent increase in revenue over the last year. In a statement on Thursday, the Airline says this follows a seven per cent increase in the demand on passenger revenue. “With a revenue boost from…

Antigua: Western Union closes indefinitely

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  All workers from at least three of five branches of Western Union have been sent home for an indefinite period as the company was forced to close the sub-stations in Antigua to allow for a system upgrade. That’s according to a source close to the matter, who told OBSERVER…

Region urged to brace for possible severe Dengue Fever outbreak

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release: While chikungunya and zika, which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, CARPHA is warning, “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” This because as before, the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector levels still exist, and increased…

Students in Hurricane Impacted Markets Get Free Access To Flow Study Exam Material

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Miami, FL, May 10, 2018: Students in the Hurricane affected Flow markets of Anguilla, BVI, Dominica and Turks & Caicos now have access to Flow Study CSEC and CAPE exam material for free until June 30, 2018. This well-needed educational boost is the result of an ongoing partnership between One on One Educational Services and the region’s leading entertainment and Broadband provider,…

Safer Streets Coming To Castries City

Source: The St. Lucia Star Safe Streets Project will be rolled out in the capital city of Castries, this coming weekend. Castries, Saint Lucia, May 9, 2018 – It is often said that actions speak louder than words. That is the premise which guides the “Safe Streets Project”, which will be rolled out in

Taiwanese Construction Delegation Visits Saint Lucia for Redevelopment of Hewanorra Airport & Road Rehabilitation

Source: The St. Lucia Star Taiwanese Construction Delegation Visits Saint Lucia for Redevelopment of Hewanorra International Airport and Major Road Rehabilitation Projects. Arranged by the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), an eight-member delegation of engineering experts visited Saint Lucia from 1st to 9th May, 2018 to conduct feasibility studies on the redevelopment

Chastanet: HIA has reached its capacity

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet met here this week with a delegation of engineering experts from Taiwan. The delegation, which was here from May 1 to 9, was led by Ambassador CHUNG, JER-MING. It included senior experts from Taiwan’s Overseas Engineering Corporation (OECC) and CECI Engineering Consultants Inc. The Taiwanese came…

Mayor’s Speech Regarding Plastic Collections Project

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: – GREETING AND SALUTATIONS COUNCILLORS TEAM MEMBERS FROM MY OFFICE AND THE CASTRIES COUNSTITUENCY COUNCIL MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA GOOD MORNING It is my fervent believe that a dream doesn’t become reality through magic, or solely just seating at your desk. It takes sweat, determination and hard work.…

VF4Cs concerned about health care crisis

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Vieux- Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VF4Cs) is in shock and disbelief about what it has read or heard on the state of public healthcare in St. Lucia. The healthcare situation is just not bad or in decline for according to the last press statement published…

Coconut Bay stages another successful health fair

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Coconut Bay stages another successful health fair appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Staff members taking full advantage of Health Fair. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The third annual Employee Health Fair organized by Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa took place on May 4, 2018

Europe day speech delivered by EU Ambassador to Barbados

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Europe day speech delivered by EU Ambassador to Barbados appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Daniela & Maxine Toast (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Governor-General, Her Excellency Dame Mason Senator the Honorable Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General

Observing International Day for Biological Diversity 2018

Source: The St. Lucia Star Observing International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 under the theme “25 Years of Action for Biodiversity” Saint Lucia celebrates its 25th anniversary as a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity with a series of activities over the month of May. May 22nd has been declared the International Day

Fake News!

Source: The Voice IN a DBS news item on the evening of Wednesday 24th, reporter Sharefil Gaillard attempted to take a swipe at … The post Fake News! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Fake News!

Saint Lucia To Host Windward Islands School Games

Source: The Voice THE Coconut Bay Hotel in the south of the island will be a hive of activities as officials of the … The post Saint Lucia To Host Windward Islands School Games appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Saint Lucia To Host Windward Islands School

Health department hosted Vaccination Train

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Health department hosted Vaccination Train appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The Ministry of Health and Wellness recently celebrated its vaccination achievements and raised awareness about the importance of immunization, as part of activities in observance of Vaccination Week of the Americas. This year,

SLASA officials looking at swimming options in Martinique

Source: The Voice AFTER countless years of neglect and promises made of a national aquatic centre by governments past and present, the Saint … The post SLASA officials looking at swimming options in Martinique appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLASA officials looking at swimming options in

Study finds Zika blood testing not worth the cost

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Study finds Zika blood testing not worth the cost appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AP) – Screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than US$5 million for each positive test result, according to new research.

Netball: Barbadians on Goodwill Tour of Saint Lucia

Source: The Voice A 15-member team from the Barbados Worker’s Union (BWU) will be in Saint Lucia on a Goodwill Tour from Thursday … The post Netball: Barbadians on Goodwill Tour of Saint Lucia appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Netball: Barbadians on Goodwill Tour of Saint

US agency probes safety oversight of American Airlines

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post US agency probes safety oversight of American Airlines appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – US transportation officials are investigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of American Airlines as part of a broader review of the agency, officials said Wednesday. The investigation is being conducted

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