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August 19, 2017

St. Lucia

CARICOM condemns ‘callous’ terrorist attacks in Spain

Source: St. Lucia Times CARICOM Today:-The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has condemned this week’s ‘shocking and callous’ terrorist attacks in Spain which killed 14 civilians and left more than 100 injured. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada, expressed the Region’s position in a message of condolence to the Prime Minister of Spain,…

Darren Sammy chooses Rajshahi Kings over T20 Global League

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Darren Sammy chooses Rajshahi Kings over T20 Global League appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Daren Sammy (rajshahikings.com) – There was a rumor ongoing that Darren Sammy might opt to play for T20 Global League, the newly launched franchise league from South Africa. Rajshahi Kings fans

July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Earth sweated to its second hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880. At 61.89 degrees (16.63 Celsius), last month was behind July 2016′s all-time record by .09 degrees. But Earth’s land temperatures in…

Guyana: Girl crushed to death after house collapses

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Guyana: Girl crushed to death after house collapses appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Onlookers gathered outside the collapsed structure. (NEWSROOM) – A young woman, who has been identified as Amber Richards, 12, was this afternoon crushed to death after a house she visited, collapsed with her

Heineken Green Synergy Keeps Shine on Summer!

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-You know that summer is not over just yet, not until the rhythmic vibes of Heineken Green Synergy begins to fill the air. Andas expected, excitement has been brewing among the local DJ fraternity as well as the thousands of fans, as plans for the highly anticipated Heineken Green…

Church official against discrimination against gays

Source: St. Lucia Times A Saint Lucia clergyman has spoken out against discrimination against gays, while asserting that the Catholic church is very clear that based on the revelation of Jesus Christ, gay marriage is not in accordance with the will of God. “That does not mean that the church and the people in…

German Man Avoids Traffic Jams By Swimming To Work

Source: St. Lucia Times MUNICH (Reuters) – Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead. The burly beer garden worker now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, dons…

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Steve Bannon (BBC) – White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Friday

Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan’s presidential office Friday, authorities said. The Taiwanese man who was arrested at the scene said he was expressing his political views and had stolen the sword from a nearby history museum,…

Guy who dated six women on the same night defends his actions

Source: St. Lucia Times The Telegraph:–A casanova who organised dates with six women on the same night and became the subject of a viral Twitter thread has defended his actions. Justin Schweiger found himself at the centre of a Twitter storm after one of his dates revealed to the world he had booked six consecutive dates at…

Met. Services issues All-Clear for St Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release: Tropical storm Harvey continues to track away from Saint Lucia and the threats from the hazards associated with this system have diminished considerably. Tropical storm warnings have been discontinued for Saint Lucia from 1:00pm today. As a result the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will issue no more advisories…

All clear issued by St. Lucia Met. Services

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post All clear issued by St. Lucia Met. Services appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Tropical storm Harvey continues to track away from Saint Lucia and the threats from the hazards associated with this system have diminished considerably. Tropical storm warnings have been discontinued for Saint Lucia

Guyana: Baby in car died of suffocation – autopsy

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Guyana: Baby in car died of suffocation – autopsy appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (STABROEK NEWS) – A post-mortem examination carried out on the body of nine-month-old Jadiel Christian, who died after being forgotten in a locked car, revealed that she died from suffocation. This

Flow Awards 23 Scholarships

Source: The St. Lucia Star Castries, Saint Lucia, August 17, 2017 – Nearly two dozen young scholars will be starting the 2017-2018 academic year with a renewed sense of resolve, following the award of scholarships on Tuesday from Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications service provider. Over the past 23 years, Flow has

Ghana bans skin bleaching products

Source: St. Lucia Times africanews.com:-The Ghana Food and Drugs Authority has commenced the implementation of the ban on import and sale of skin bleaching products imposed in January this year. The Acting Chief Executive of the Authority, Mimi Darko told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday that they are cracking down on the products in…

Notice on status of airport and seaport operations

Source: St. Lucia Times August 18, 2017 – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) wishes to advise customers and members of the public that due to the passing of Tropical Storm Harvey currently affecting St. Lucia, its Headquarters, Castries and Vieux Fort Seaports will be closed until 1:00pm today or until…

Notice: Status of Airport and Seaport Operations

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Notice: Status of Airport and Seaport Operations appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) wishes to advise customers and members of the public that due to the passing of Tropical Storm Harvey currently affecting St.

UPDATE: Flights disruptions due to Tropical Storm Harvey

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATE: Flights disruptions due to Tropical Storm Harvey appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. liat(PRESS RELEASE) – LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey that several destinations have been affected. Due to several airport closures and late opening times

SLSWMA Notice

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority advises all residents that there will be no garbage collection today Friday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey. The Deglos Sanitary Landfill and the Vieux Fort Solid Waste Management Facility also remain closed today. All are encouraged to comply and stay tuned…

Antigua: Police report spike in child rape

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-The police said that they are seeing a spike in the number of statutory rape cases, especially during the summer months. “One of the things I have noticed as an investigator, is that summer vacation is when we tend to see a peak in children below the age of…

La Wòz celebrations underway

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Gwan Fèt will be Held in Dennery Village on Aug 30. Fèt La Wòz is the celebration of one of two “floral societies which expresses an exhaustive system of mock administration from a royal family to an army, police force, judiciary, health service, and education system,” (from The Flower…

Nigeria: Hate speech an act of terrorism

Source: St. Lucia Times africanews.com:-The Nigerian government has announced that hate speech under the country’s amended anti-terrorism law is an act of terrorism and will not be tolerated. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo clearly stated on Thursday at a security forum in the capital Abuja that the government is taking intimidation of people by words…

AIMU to offer Bachelor of Science in nursing

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-The American International Medical University (AIMU) is pleased to announce that it has been granted full approval by the Saint Lucia Nursing Council to offer the Bachelor of Science – Nursing (BSN) programme in Saint Lucia. In a letter to AIMU, the Council advised that AIMU had obtained a…

Harvey forces postponement of CARIFESTA Opening Ceremony

Source: St. Lucia Times The Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII, scheduled for today, Friday, August 18, at Kensington Oval in Barbados has been postponed due to the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey, local media reports have said. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made the disclosure Thursday evening, and explained that the preparations for…

Boosting cassava production

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-A Root Crop Development Project Helps Improve the Efficiency of Cassava Processing. The Minister for Agriculture, Hon Ezechiel Joseph, has voiced continued support for Saint Lucia’s cassava industry as part of a wider plan to improve food security in the Caribbean region. The minister’s comments were made earlier this year,…

Venezuela rivals trade blame after jail shootout kills 37

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Venezuela rivals trade blame after jail shootout kills 37 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – Venezuelan political rivals traded blame on Thursday for a gun and grenade battle in which 37 people were killed when security forces stormed a jailhouse. The governor of Amazonas

South Africa borders on ‘red alert’ for Grace Mugabe

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-South African police have issued a “red alert” at the country’s borders for Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in a hotel room near Johannesburg. Police expected Mrs Mugabe, 52, to…

It just got cheaper to buy Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post It just got cheaper to buy Antigua and Barbuda citizenship appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (ANTIGUA NEWSROOM) – The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has introduced reduced processing fees under the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). This in spite of mounting criticisms over the government’s

Wanted: £100,000 a year nanny for family in Barbados

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Wanted: £100,000 a year nanny for family in Barbados appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (YAHOO) – As far as childcare jobs go, you’d be hard pressed to beat this one. A wealthy couple is offering a role as live-in nanny to their four children –

Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say. The rented vehicle sped along the

Coco Palm Receives Accolade from Hotels.com

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Awarded ‘Loved By Guests’ Certificate by  Online Travel Agent Rodney Bay Village, SAINT LUCIA (17 Augusts 2017) Coco Palm has been awarded with the ‘Loved by Guests’ Certificate by Hotels.com,  a subsidiary of Expedia. The accolade is based on the exceptional guest ratings and reviews from our Hotels.com customers…

VF4Cs Renews Call for PM Chastanet to Renegotiate DSH Agreement

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia – August 17, 2017 – The Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VF4Cs) is in possession of documents originating from Invest St. Lucia Ltd. and the CIP Unit, which provide technical assessments of the application of the DSH Caribbean Star Project for CIP status. In…

LIAT announces flight disruptions ahead of potential cyclone

Source: St. Lucia Times Regional airline LIAT has announced disruptions to its services as the Windward Islands braces for the impact of potential tropical cyclone #9. The disruptions affects flights between St Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad. In a message released today the airline said flights have been retimed…

St Lucian young people tell the entire world “save our oceans”

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-On Sunday August 20th, the Ocean Generation Project, in conjunction with the Education Ministry of St Lucia, proudly graduates 60 young people from a technology and innovation summer school held in Micoud. Working at the local secondary school and community access ICT centre, the Ocean Generation Project – a…

Tennis Coach Calls Out Class Bias

Source: The Voice TENSIONS are brewing in the name of fair play as a local tennis coach is sounding off on ongoing classism … The post Tennis Coach Calls Out Class Bias appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Tennis Coach Calls Out Class Bias

New Diagnosis With Dementia

Source: The Voice Q: Dear Regina, My mum has diabetes and Alzheimer’s. She is newly diagnosed with diabetes and it is not controlled. … The post New Diagnosis With Dementia appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: New Diagnosis With Dementia

Gunshot victim recalls night of horror

Source: St. Lucia Times A woman who sustained a gunshot wound to the leg in an incident Wednesday night where a 41 year old man was killed, has been recounting what happened. The woman, who requested anonymity, disclosed that she was at her shop in Ravine Poisson when a customer entered to buy food.…

Points of View

Source: The Voice THE public lecture delivered last week by UWI lecturer, Dr. Tennyson Joseph, warning against the rise of the businessman-turned-politician, has … The post Points of View appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Points of View

Swimmers Head To Goodwill Championship In Guyana

Source: The Voice A 26-member swim team is all geared to medal at the annual Goodwill Swim Championship, which is now into its … The post Swimmers Head To Goodwill Championship In Guyana appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Swimmers Head To Goodwill Championship In Guyana

CSA welcomes news of RSL severance packages

Source: St. Lucia Times The union representing employees of Radio St Lucia has welcomed news of cabinet-approved severance packages for the workers. The  Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) was reacting to revelations made by Information and Broadcasting Minister, Dominic Fedee during a pre-cabinet press briefing on Monday. However CSA General Secretary, Claude Paul…

England/Windies First Test Preview

Source: The Voice AS host England and West Indies are set to lock horns with each other in the first Test at Edgbaston … The post England/Windies First Test Preview appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: England/Windies First Test Preview

Secondary Schools Transportation Subsidy Programme

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations wishes to inform All Drivers, who had been contracted for the Transportation Subsidy Programme in the last school year and wish that their contracts be considered for renewal, to submit updated copies of their Driver’s License, Vehicle Insurance and Police Record…

CARICOM urges new model for development finance

Source: St. Lucia Times CARICOM Today:-The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) believes that a new model for development finance needs to be considered. Speaking during the accreditation ceremony for the new Swedish Ambassador to the Community on Wednesday at the CARICOM Secretariat’s, Turkeyen, Guyana headquarters, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque stated that GDP per capita should not be…

Dr. Tennyson Joseph’s Warped Advice

Source: The Voice DR. Tennyson Joseph, a discredited politician by his own grassroots from the arts and crafts, fishing and agricultural village of … The post Dr. Tennyson Joseph’s Warped Advice appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Dr. Tennyson Joseph’s Warped Advice

No Victor In War

Source: The Voice The scars of Hiroshima Still haunts me The wounds of the atomic bomb Still aches my body The blood of … The post No Victor In War appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: No Victor In War

North Korea war would be horrific, US general says

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post North Korea war would be horrific, US general says appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. US tensions with North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un (pictured) have flared in recent weeks. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS (BBC) – A military response to North Korea would be “horrific”

Update on homicide at Ravine Poisson

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release: Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a forty one (41) year old resident of Vanard, Anse La Raye, namely Sherwin Auguste also known as “Shervy”. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a shooting, at Ravine Poisson, about 8:30 p.m. on…

Region Must Be Assertive

Source: The Voice DESPITE North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un boldly showing his delight in ruffling U.S. President Donald Trump’s feathers, it seems the … The post Region Must Be Assertive appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Region Must Be Assertive

Improving crop consistency

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Agriculture Ministry says Working with Greenhouses can Result in Steady Harvests, Year Round. The Ministry of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to adopt farming practices that can result in steady economic gains. Kemuel Jn Baptiste, Chief Extension Officer in the Extension and Advisory Services Unit, said a cyclical farming approach can…

Flow Asks Customers For More Patience

Source: The Voice THREE months after giving the assurance of delivering better services to dissatisfied customers island-wide, telecommunications company, Flow, is singing the … The post Flow Asks Customers For More Patience appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Flow Asks Customers For More Patience

Attempted break-in at Courts

Source: St. Lucia Times Police are investigating an attempt to break in at the Courts Saint Lucia Chaussee Road branch. According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, an alarm was triggered  in the wee hours of Thursday morning after a failed attempt was made to smash through the show window facing the Morne…

Lecturer Sparks Row

Source: The Voice A public lecture by Dr. Tennyson Joseph of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in which he identified Prime … The post Lecturer Sparks Row appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Lecturer Sparks Row

Sugar Shortage To Be Over Soon

Source: The Voice THE Director of Consumer Affairs has said the words sugar lovers have been yearning to hear for the past few … The post Sugar Shortage To Be Over Soon appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sugar Shortage To Be Over Soon

Decision On NCC, CDF Relocation Shortly

Source: The Voice THE GROUP, Artistic and Cultural Community Team (ACCT), will soon know whether government will continue with its plans to relocate … The post Decision On NCC, CDF Relocation Shortly appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Decision On NCC, CDF Relocation Shortly

Scenarios of international attack against Venezuela

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:- With the results of the National Constituent Assembly of July 30th, came the peace that was sought for Venezuela, through that process.  What have now intensified, are the active international attack scenarios; expressed in these actions: The Government of the United States and some governments of the South…

Taiwan-Saint Lucia Trade Partnership Exhibition

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-To Mark Its Tenth Anniversary, Saint Lucia’s Commerce Department is Planning to make this Exhibition Grander than Its Predecessors. The Taiwan-Saint Lucia Trade Partnership Exhibition will celebrate ten years of bilateral cooperation in November. Jonathan Allain, Business Development Officer with the Small Enterprise Development Unit, said over the years the…

Guyana: Baby dies after being left in car

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:-A post-mortem examination is expected to be done today to determine the cause of death of a nine-month-old baby, who died on Monday after she was left in a car. Jadel Christian, of Lot 1868 Williamstaad Road, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, was found panting for breath in her father’s…

Using Resources Most Effectively: USAID/UNDP Hosts Regional Workshop for Citizen Security

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Citizen security experts, decisions makers, and senior technical officers from across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean met in Barbados for the start of a Regional Workshop for the United States Government’s, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CariSECURE (Strengthening Evidence-based Decision Making) Project, implemented by the…

Tropical depression may form later today as bad weather approaches islands

Source: St. Lucia Times National Hurricane Center: Morning satellite imagery (Thursday, August 17, 2017) shows that shower activity associated with a low pressure system centered about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles has become better organized overnight, and buoy data indicates that the circulation is becoming better defined. Environmental conditions appear generally conducive…

Daniel Craig to return as James Bond

Source: St. Lucia Times Reuters:–LONDON – British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Craig made the revelation during an appearance on the US TV programme The Late Show on Tuesday. Asked by host Stephen Colbert whether he would return as…

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Ravine Poisson

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Ravine Poisson appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Police have been called to the scene of a shooting incident in Ravine Poisson/Bexon. Details are sketchy at this time, however reports are that a male was shot and he is motionless on the

Unable to read at 12, now a PhD candidate

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Unable to read at 12, now a PhD candidate appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. FULLER… I want people to know they can do it. (Photos: Kenyon Hemans) (JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Occero Fuller has a strong resolve to give back to his country. It’s a conviction

Fears for 600 still missing in Sierra Leone floods

Source: St. Lucia Times FREETOWN (AFP) – Concern shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as aid groups scrambled to coordinate a response. The United Nations said Tuesday it was evaluating humanitarian needs in Sierra Leone, while the first Israeli aid…

SLP notes Prime Minister’s “vindictive” response to UWI lecturer

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post SLP notes Prime Minister’s “vindictive” response to UWI lecturer appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. SLP’s spokesman on Education Senator Hon Guibion Ferdinand. (PRESS RELEASE) – The St. Lucia Labour Party views with dismay, but not surprise, the latest display of vindictive, punitive and authoritarian behaviour

SVG: Woman allegedly set ablaze over money, sex

Source: St. Lucia Times Police in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have arrested a man as they investigate the circumstances that led to a 44 year old woman being set ablaze in her bed on Sunday morning. Media reports said the woman, Monique Clarke of Biabou, was set on fire after refusing to have…

Venezuelan soldiers rob Guyanese, claiming they were hungry

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Venezuelan soldiers rob Guyanese, claiming they were hungry appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GUYANA CHRONICLE) – Residents of White Water Village, an Indigenous community close to the Venezuela border, are calling on the authorities to establish a police outpost in the area following a robbery

Minibus drivers end protest action

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Minibus drivers end protest action appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Sheldon Leriche, secretary of Route 4B Minibus Drivers Association. 4B minibus operators in Vieux-Fort North are back to their jobs after four days of protest action. The bus operators decided to end the protest action

Anse la Raye flood barrier complete

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-New Zealand High Commissioner Inspects River Bank Stabilization Project in Saint Lucia. One year since work began on the stabilization of the the Anse La Raye river bank in Saint Lucia, New Zealand High Commissioner HE Jan Henderson paid a visit to the site which has seen a marked difference in…

Guyana: Baby dies after being left in car

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Guyana: Baby dies after being left in car appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. baby(STABROEK NEWS) – A post-mortem examination is expected to be done today to determine the cause of death of a nine-month-old baby, who died on Monday after she was left in a

Agriculture Dept. advocates market led production

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Department of Agriculture Advises Farmers on How to Gain Maximum Returns From their Crop Investments. The Department of Agriculture is advocating a market-led approach to production for farmers, that will result in maximum returns. Chief Extension Officer in the Extension and Advisory Services Unit, Kemuel Jn Baptiste, said such…

OECS to feature outstanding nationals

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-The OECS Commission has embarked on a new initiative that seeks to feature the accomplishments of consummate professionals from OECS Member States making strides within the region and in the Diaspora. The project, which will highlight one outstanding OECS national per month, aims to encourage the region’s youth to…

St Lucia’s banana industry set for recovery?

Source: St. Lucia Times St Lucia’s ailing banana industry is showing significant signs of improvement with a ready market in Europe for the fruit, Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph said. Joseph told St Lucia Times there is a demand for Windward Islands bananas in the United Kingdom and France but the buyers want guarantees that…

Trump’s comments on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trump’s comments on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – Leading figures in Donald Trump’s Republican party have reacted angrily to his latest comments blaming both sides for the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. They culminated with a person

At least 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post At least 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC. President

Indian and Chinese troops clash along disputed border

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Indian and Chinese troops clash along disputed border appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh. (BBC) – A confrontation occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers along

1,276 candidates postulated for regional election

Source: St. Lucia Times RNV:-The President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, reported on Saturday that a total of 1,276 aspiring candidates postulated for the 23 seats of the Governorships that will be chosen in the regional elections to be held in October. In a statement transmitted by VTV, Lucena highlighted that…

St. Lucia Stars fall to sixth successive CPL loss

Source: St. Lucia Times ESPN Cricinfo:-FOR the first 37 overs of the game, St Lucia Stars were ahead and cruising. Then came that one over everyone talks about in this format. With the Tallawahs requiring 40 off three overs in their chase of 174, Mitchell McClenaghan conceded 20 runs, and the Stars’ hopes of…

Venezuela Seeks Dialogue with U.S. But Ready to Defend Itself

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – VENEZUELA’S Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, told McClenny that come dialogue or aggression, Venezuela will “defend our country.” … The post Venezuela Seeks Dialogue with U.S. But Ready to Defend Itself appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Venezuela Seeks Dialogue with U.S.

WLBL Bids Farewell To Sanchez

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – WINDWARD and Leeward Brewery Limited (WLBL), leader in the beverage industry will bid farewell to its Managing … The post WLBL Bids Farewell To Sanchez appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: WLBL Bids Farewell To Sanchez

CSA notice of annual general meeting

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-NOTICE is hereby given of the continued Annual General Meeting of the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association as per the Constitution, Section 6.7 (b).  The Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 commencing from 3:30 pm at the Association’s Conference Centre, Sans Souci, Castries. AGENDA Call to…

PRESS RELEASE: Commencement of the Roadside Caretakers Programme

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Commencement of the Roadside Caretakers Programme appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Local Government wishes to announce the commencement of the Roadside Caretaker Programme. Minister for Local Government, Sen. Hon. Fortuna Belrose

Saint Lucia to transition to organic farming

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Seven Farms will Pilot an Organic Farming Transitionary Project Funded by GEF. Saint Lucia’s agriculture will soon transition from the use of toxic to non-toxic organic chemicals. Anthony Herman, Project Co-Ordinator of the Belle Vue Farmers Co-Operative, one of the co-operatives chosen to take part in transitionary project, said the…

Local Male Volleyballers Book Spot In Colorado Springs

Source: The Voice SAINT Lucia’s men’s team made light work of Dutch Saint Maarten on Sunday night winning by 3-0 to emerge champions … The post Local Male Volleyballers Book Spot In Colorado Springs appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Local Male Volleyballers Book Spot In Colorado

PRESS RELEASE: The Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Culture, Sports and Local Government celebrates Msgr. Dr. Patrick ‘Paba’ Anthony

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: The Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Culture, Sports and Local Government celebrates Msgr. Dr. Patrick ‘Paba’ Anthony appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Msgr. Dr. Patrick ‘Paba’ Anthony celebrated his 70th birthday on August 6th, 2017. Msgr Anthony is the Founder

Stars Remain Winless, Play Final Home Game Today

Source: The Voice CARIBBEAN Premier League (CPL) action continues today at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground between defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs and host … The post Stars Remain Winless, Play Final Home Game Today appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Stars Remain Winless, Play Final Home Game

Vincentian woman set on fire for refusing sex

Source: St. Lucia Times A woman in St Vincent and the Grenadines is fighting for her life in hospital after she was set on fire in her bed after denying sex to her boyfriend, reports say. Monique Clarke, 44, was wrapped up in her bed when her partner allegedly doused her with a flammable…

Uptown Rebels, Knights In Promotional Competition Final

Source: The Voice THIS Saturday, the Phillip Marcellin Ground will host the Vieux Fort Football League finals between Knights and Uptown Rebels in … The post Uptown Rebels, Knights In Promotional Competition Final appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Uptown Rebels, Knights In Promotional Competition Final

Traffic Dept. Wants Resource Legislation

Source: The Voice WITH the Royal St. Lucia Police Force recording 10 road fatalities for the year so far, the Traffic Department is … The post Traffic Dept. Wants Resource Legislation appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Traffic Dept. Wants Resource Legislation

Stars’ Final Moments To Shine

Source: The Voice EVEN Sports Minister Lenard Montoute’s rallying cry last Friday for St. Lucians to support the St. Lucia Stars in their … The post Stars’ Final Moments To Shine appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Stars’ Final Moments To Shine

RSLPF Hosts Children’s Summer Camp

Source: The Voice A summer camp for children in educational District Six ended last week with participants being urged to strive to become … The post RSLPF Hosts Children’s Summer Camp appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: RSLPF Hosts Children’s Summer Camp

NOTICE: The Caretakers are back

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post NOTICE: The Caretakers are back appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Caretakers are back. The Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Local Government wishes to advise motorists as well as the general public to be vigilant when using the nation’s

NEMO urges preparedness amid upgraded storm forecast

Source: St. Lucia Times The Director of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), Velda Joseph, has urged Saint Lucians to prepare for the ‘worst case scenario’ during the current Atlantic Hurricane season. Joseph spoke against the backdrop of revised predictions for the season. “That revision really reflects a nudge upwards,” she noted. However the…

Zimbabwe’s first lady in alleged assault

Source: St. Lucia Times JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe handed herself over to South African police and was due in court Tuesday, officials said, after allegedly assaulting a model who was at a Johannesburg hotel with her two sons. During the incident, which occurred on Sunday, Mugabe, 52, allegedly attacked Gabriella Engels, 20,…

Venezuela Seeks Dialogue with US, But Ready to Defend Itself

Source: St. Lucia Times Telesur English:-Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told McClenny that come dialogue or aggression, Venezuela will “defend our country.” The Venezuelan government, having proceeded with its National Constituent Assembly to peacefully resolve months of political unrest, reiterated its position to maintain a healthy dialogue with the United States based on international…

North Korean leader holds off on Guam threat

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said. Although prepared for “the enveloping fire at Guam”, the North said it would watch what “the foolish Yankees” do before taking a decision. Last week’s threat…

Saint Lucia to welcome Ritz Carlton in 2021

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-This is the Third Hotel Development in the Eastern Caribbean by Range Developments. Range Developments revealed that luxury hotel brand the Ritz Carlton will be opening in Saint Lucia in 2021. The announcement was made during the signing of a management agreement between Range Developments and the Government of Saint…

Increased security for CARIFESTA

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-Barbadians and visitors are being assured that the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) will be out in full force during the upcoming Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in order to prevent outbreaks of violence. In the wake of a rise in gun violence, including the Kadooment Day shooting that left one…

“10th Annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show”

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, August 14, 2017; The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will host the 10th Annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show at Johnsons Centre, Rodney Bay, from November 24 to 26, 2017. The…

Chastanet wants visa restrictions on Venezuelans

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, reiterating Saint Lucia’s security concerns in relation to the situation in Venezuela, has disclosed that he has asked that authorities here look at imposing  visa restrictions on Venezuelans visiting this country. “I don’t think that we should make it any easier than the logistics already have…

PRESS RELEASE: YPG – Youths together for a better life

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: YPG – Youths together for a better life appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The YPG (Youth Power Group) joined more than a hundred and twenty youths during the carnival holiday in Saint Lucia. Those youths participated in games and competitions that brought joy

PRESS RELEASE: The BodyHoliday one of the world’s best spas

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: The BodyHoliday one of the world’s best spas appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards were recently announced and BodyHoliday ranked on the list of The Best International Destination Spas. With an overall score of 93.98, the resort

PM touts ‘long and deep’ experience in government

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet has declared that any comparison between him and US President Donald Trump stops at the fact that both of them are business people. “My experience in government is long and deep,” Chastanet declared to reporters Monday at a news conference. He spoke in the aftermath of…

PRESS RELEASE: Fisheries reminder

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Fisheries reminder appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The Department of Fisheries reminds all vendors and consumers of the following: Closed Season Crayfish Sea Turtle Sea Urchin/Sea Eggs Open Season Conch (Lambi) Lobster  Please be aware that contravention of the Fisheries regulations carries a

Coco Palm Welcomes CPLT20 with Stars & Knight Riders

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Members of the Saint Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders were greeted to the 2017 Caribbean Premier League T20 by the management and staff of Coco Resorts on Wednesday, August 1st, as the two teams prepared to take the first toss on this year’s fifth tournament since the inception…

Climax Energy Drink Announces New Brand Ambassador

Source: The St. Lucia Star Newly announced Climax Brand Ambassador Ezra Augustin. Though the 2017 Saint Lucia Carnival season has ended, one former Party Monarch has been reined in by Climax for his infectious personality and high spirits. Renowned island-wide for his energetic persona and prowess on the mic, Climax this week announced Ezra

White House defends Trump’s response to Virginia violence

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – The White House on Sunday struggled to defuse the growing criticism of President Donald Trump’s initial failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists for their role in the violent protest Saturday in Virginia, insisting that his condemnation included all such groups. A woman died and 19 people were injured…

Fedee hails ‘amazing’ tourism performance

Source: St. Lucia Times Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Dominic Fedee has hailed a ‘very amazing’ performance in the tourism industry, where  he says there has been a growth of almost seven percent in the overall arrival numbers. “This is very, very good –…

At least 18 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence,…

Police investigate suspected drowning

Source: St. Lucia Times Police are investigating a suspected drowning in the quarter of Gros Islet. The victim has been identified as 49 year old craft vendor, John Mason, whose body was discovered on Sunday morning at around 9:30. Law enforcement officials say the body was discovered at the Rodney Bay Marina. Francis Mason,…

China warns against ‘trade war’ with US

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – China warned Monday that nobody would win in a “trade war” with the United States as President Donald Trump prepared to launch an investigation into Chinese intellectual property practices. Trump was due on Monday to sign a memorandum directing US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to determine whether any…

Florida Honeymoon Sweepstakes Winner Lauds Saint Lucia

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sweepstakes Winner Nicole Kreiner and husband Thomas St. Bizarro zip-lining in Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is being praised highly by a very satisfied visitor who won the opportunity to enjoy the island. Nicole Kreiner won the trip in NBC 6 South Florida’s annual Ultimate Honeymoon Giveaway Sweepstakes in which

Bolt vows ‘never again’

Source: St. Lucia Times LONDON (Reuters) – Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring that, definitely and definitively, there was no way he would ever return to sprinting. After embarking on a special lap of honour so slow…

China bans North Korean iron, seafood imports

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday, following through on new UN sanctions after US pressure for Beijing to strongarm Pyongyang over its ally’s nuclear programme. The decision was announced on Monday after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald…

Yemeni man executed for rape, murder of 4-year-old

Source: St. Lucia Times SANAA (AFP) – Yemenis gathered Monday in the rebel-held capital to witness the putting to death of a man convicted of raping and killing a child, in the second such public execution in weeks. Hussein al-Saket, 22, was found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, who he later buried,…

Morgue Building Handed Over To St. Jude Hospital

Source: The Voice THE newly-constructed St. Jude Hospital morgue has moved one step closer to becoming operational after the building was officially handed … The post Morgue Building Handed Over To St. Jude Hospital appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Morgue Building Handed Over To St. Jude

Stassen & Sax Friday at Tapas On The Bay!

Source: The Voice TAPAS on The Bay in Rodney Bay and Cidrerie Stassen present Stassen & Sax. Held twice monthly, the evening event … The post Stassen & Sax Friday at Tapas On The Bay! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Stassen & Sax Friday at Tapas

Caribbean Export Brings Regional Designers To CARIFESTA XIII

Source: The Voice BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, August 10, 2017) — At this year’s CARIFESTA XIII being hosted in Barbados, the Caribbean Export Development Agency … The post Caribbean Export Brings Regional Designers To CARIFESTA XIII appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Caribbean Export Brings Regional Designers To CARIFESTA

Flow Backs Men’s Volleyball World Qualifiers

Source: The Voice THIS week, the Saint Lucia men’s national volleyball team takes its first step towards qualifying for the 2018 FIVB World … The post Flow Backs Men’s Volleyball World Qualifiers appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Flow Backs Men’s Volleyball World Qualifiers

Emancipation Observance Continues In Pierrot

Source: The Voice THE community of Pierrot in Vieux Fort North will continue the observance of Emancipation with the hosting of the second … The post Emancipation Observance Continues In Pierrot appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Emancipation Observance Continues In Pierrot

Scotiabank Is World’s Best Consumer Digital Bank In Region

Source: The Voice (ST. LUCIA – (August 09, 2017) – Scotiabank has been recognized by Global Finance magazine as 2017 World’s Best Consumer … The post Scotiabank Is World’s Best Consumer Digital Bank In Region appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Scotiabank Is World’s Best Consumer Digital

Credit Union Awards 8 Scholarships, 29 Grants

Source: The Voice THE St Lucia Civil Service Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. on Thursday presented 7 girls and 1 boy with full scholarships … The post Credit Union Awards 8 Scholarships, 29 Grants appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Credit Union Awards 8 Scholarships, 29 Grants

100s feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide

Source: St. Lucia Times africanews.com:-Hundreds of people are feared buried in Sierra Leone after a mudslide that followed heavy rains in the capital, Freetown. A journalist in the country, Umaru Fofana, said the office of national security had confirmed the natural disaster but said it was too early to go into casualty figures. He…

French ‘falling out of love’ with Macron

Source: St. Lucia Times PARIS (AFP) – Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old former investment banker who was catapulted to the French presidency in May, faces widespread disillusionment as he prepares to mark his first 100 days in office. The man shown walking on water on the cover of The Economist magazine after his startling rise has seen…

Man accused of impregnating teen three times charged

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-THE police unit responsible for investigating sexual and other abuses of children have arrested and charged a man accused of impregnating a teenage girl in the Lawrence Tavern community of St Andrew. The accused was charged by officers assigned to the Centre For Investigation Of Sexual Offences and Child…

THE CASE FOR THE NATIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE AT BARNARD HILL

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–In this second part of the series on why the Artistic and Cultural Community is  opposing the Government’s plan to relocate the National Cultural Centre and the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) headquarters away from their Barnard Hill location in favour of temporary buildings for the Courts, ACCT (Artistic and…

Pakistani Taliban launch women’s magazine

Source: St. Lucia Times France 24:-The Pakistani Taliban has launched a women’s magazine aimed at encouraging women to take up arms and practise jihad. Titled Sunnat-i-Khaula – which translates as “The Way of Khaula”, in reference to a 7th-century Muslim poetess who was close to the Prophet Mohammed – the front cover of its inaugural issue…

New e-litigation portal for Eastern Caribbean courts

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) through the Office of the Chief Justice is implementing an e-litigation web portal within all courts in all the OECS member states and territories, for the electronic management of cases filed within the jurisdiction of the ECSC. This solution is a highly proven web-based…

UWI lecturer against rise of businessmen-politicians in Caribbean

Source: St. Lucia Times University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer Doctor Tennyson Joseph has warned against the rise of the businessman-politician in the Caribbean. According to media reports, Joseph cited Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and US President Donald Trump as examples of why businessmen as politicians are bad for society. He expressed the…

Jounen Kweyol Professional Equestrians Competetion

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The executive and members of the National Equine Welfare & Sporting Association are preparing to host an extraordinary Jounen Kweyol intercommunity professional equestrians’ competition on Sunday the 22nd of October 2017 The association over the past year has fostered an environment aimed at developing the professional skills of young…

Chastanet: Sandals feud with Antigua & Barbuda unfortunate

Source: St. Lucia Times CBC:-St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has described as unfortunate, the apparent feud between Sandals Resorts International and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda adding that he is not unduly worried about his government getting involved in a similar squabble. “I am very sorry about what is taking place in…

Barbados: Recall on Eve Luncheon Meat

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:- A voluntary recall has been issued for all Eve Luncheon Meat 300 grams and Eve Chicken Luncheon Meat 300 grams with a Best Before Date range of June 26, 2019 and July 26, 2019. Distributor Hanshell Inniss Limited said their supplier HIPAC Limited has identified a possible defect…

T&T: Girl, 8, aunt perish in fire

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-Trapped in a raging fire at their Moruga home in a suspected arson attack early yesterday morning, eight-year-old Alliyah Primus and her aunt Nolene Neisha Gopaul perished while another child was injured. The charred bodies of Primus and Gopaul, 40, were found huddled near the kitchen door on the…

Guyana: Restaurant owner murdered

Source: St. Lucia Times Kaieteur News:-The bound body of a Chinese national that was discovered in the bathroom area of the Paradise Chinese Restaurant at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, on Thursday night, has been identified as 44-year-old Lian Jiang, a father of two. Jiang’s body was found in the lower flat of the building…

White nationalist rally turns deadly

Source: St. Lucia Times France 24:-A car plowed into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in the US city of Charlottesville on Saturday killing one person and injuring at least 26 others and ramping up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation. The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be…

Barbados records another brazen shooting incident

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-An impassioned appeal was made to the authorities today to take urgent action to stem the worrying tide of gun crimes following another brazen shooting incident. Four days after deadly gunplay took Grand Kadooment revellers by surprise, the popular Fairchild Street Market in The City was the scene of…

Sad farewell for injured Bolt

Source: St. Lucia Times LONDON (AFP) – Usain Bolt’s glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain on Saturday. Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in third, but halfway down his leg the towering sprinter pulled up clutching his left…

Shoplifter gets job after cop buys him interview shirt

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-Last Monday, a shoplifter in Toronto was caught stealing an outfit for a job interview. But when Constable Niran Jeyanesan arrived to arrest him, he was moved by the 18-year-old’s story and decided to buy him the clothes instead. Now the officer has revealed that the young man got the…

Sixty deaths over 5 days at India hospital without oxygen

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – At least 60 children have died over five days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said Saturday amid fears the toll could rise. Authorities said they have launched an inquiry but denied reports that a lack of oxygen had caused the deaths…

91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor’s degree

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — A 91-year old woman in Thailand has earned a college degree after spending more than 10 years studying for it and has received her diploma from the country’s king. Public television broadcaster Thai PBS says Kimlan Jinakul was granted the Bachelor of Arts degree in human and family…

Tourism Minister discusses expansion plans

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Hewanorra International Airport Expansion Project is at an Advanced Stage. Saint Lucia’s tourism industry will benefit from infrastructural refurbishments aimed at enhancing the visitor experience. During the opening of the fifth Saint Lucia – North America Showcase, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Tourism,…

Newborn baby suffocates in hospital bed, mom sues nurse

Source: St. Lucia Times USA Today:-An Oregon woman is suing a nurse and hospital for negligence after her newborn son was smothered in her hospital bed. In a lawsuit filed last week, Monica Thompson said a nurse brought her son Jacob to her hospital bed at Portland Adventist Medical Center to breastfeed in the early…

Sandals Clarifies Antigua & Barbuda Developments

Source: The Voice (Montego Bay, Jamaica) — Sandals Resorts International has 22 hotels in 8 different territories throughout the Caribbean and in 35 … The post Sandals Clarifies Antigua & Barbuda Developments appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sandals Clarifies Antigua & Barbuda Developments

U.N.-backed Group WATO In St. Lucia

Source: The Voice FROM August 14 to 21, We Are The Oceans (WATO), will be running an education workshop for underprivileged school children … The post U.N.-backed Group WATO In St. Lucia appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: U.N.-backed Group WATO In St. Lucia

Ezra New ‘Climax’ Brand Ambassador

Source: The Voice ALTHOUGH the 2017 Saint Lucia Carnival season has ended, one former Party Monarch has been reined in by Climax for … The post Ezra New ‘Climax’ Brand Ambassador appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Ezra New ‘Climax’ Brand Ambassador

Body Holiday Among World’s Best Spa

Source: The Voice TRAVEL + LEISURE’S 2017 World’s Best Awards were recently announced and BodyHoliday ranked on the list of The Best International … The post Body Holiday Among World’s Best Spa appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Body Holiday Among World’s Best Spa

Changing Lives, and Smiles

Source: The Voice -1000 Smiles & Sandals Foundation Partner to Help Saint Lucians SOME 1251 Saint Lucians were among the latest group of … The post Changing Lives, and Smiles appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Changing Lives, and Smiles

Lights, Camera, PIFF!

Source: The Voice THAT’S the call to action for the series of workshops planned by PIFF – Piton International Film Festival – at … The post Lights, Camera, PIFF! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Lights, Camera, PIFF!

Vieux Fortians March Against Violence

Source: The Voice By Kingsley Emmanuel ON Thursday evening, the Catholic church in Vieux Fort held a march for peace in the community, … The post Vieux Fortians March Against Violence appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Vieux Fortians March Against Violence

Real Estate Companies Told To Pay Up

Source: The Voice CAP ESTATE (St. Lucia) Ltd. and Sea Breeze Hills Development Ltd. have been ordered by the High Court to pay … The post Real Estate Companies Told To Pay Up appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Real Estate Companies Told To Pay Up

Mayor’s Office Launches New Website

Source: The Voice A notable was achieved when the Office of the Mayor of Castries launched its brand-new website as part of the … The post Mayor’s Office Launches New Website appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Mayor’s Office Launches New Website

No Love Over The State Of Conway Tennis Court

Source: The Voice AS flooding continues to be a major pain for the association in charge of the Kenneth “Wriggler” King Multi-Purpose Centre … The post No Love Over The State Of Conway Tennis Court appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: No Love Over The State Of

China urges Trump to watch his words

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-China’s President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid “words and actions” that worsen tensions, state media say. Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain “fire and fury” on the North. But China, North Korea’s only…

Rovers United Promotional League Champions

Source: The Voice Rovers United emerged champions of the 2017 Mabouya Valley Promotional Football League finals played at the La Resource playing field … The post Rovers United Promotional League Champions appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Rovers United Promotional League Champions

World Volleyball Qualifiers: Group D Volleyball Today

Source: The Voice THE hard-hitting and thundery spiking will resume on centre court today as the Saint Lucia Volleyball Federation in collaboration with … The post World Volleyball Qualifiers: Group D Volleyball Today appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: World Volleyball Qualifiers: Group D Volleyball Today

Usain Bolt anchors Jamaica into world 4×100 relay finals

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Usain Bolt’s bid to bring the curtain down on his glittering career with a 15th world gold medal remained on track as Jamaica qualified for the final of the 4x100m relay. Bolt took the unusual step of racing the relay heats, something usually reserved for the more unheralded…

Two CPL Matches At DSCG This Weekend

Source: The Voice DESPITE losing their third consecutive game in this year’s Caribbean Premier League on Thursday evening to the Barbados Tridents on … The post Two CPL Matches At DSCG This Weekend appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Two CPL Matches At DSCG This Weekend

Piton Open Martial Arts At NCC Today

Source: The Voice THE Association of Professional Martial Artists in collaboration with the North America Federation of Martial Arts will stage the 13th … The post Piton Open Martial Arts At NCC Today appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Piton Open Martial Arts At NCC Today

Meet Shakera Classe, A Footballer With Great Plans

Source: The Voice AT just 15 years old, Shakera Classe is already creating havoc for her opponents in the defence area. The Bruce … The post Meet Shakera Classe, A Footballer With Great Plans appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Meet Shakera Classe, A Footballer With Great

Save Our Schools

Source: The Voice In just about three weeks from now, schools across the island will be reopened to welcome the thousands of children … The post Save Our Schools appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Save Our Schools

OFF TO CONCACAF

Source: The Voice U-15 Footballers Seek Glory In Miami Championship A 17-member squad and five officials will leave Saint Lucia today for Miami, … The post OFF TO CONCACAF appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: OFF TO CONCACAF

Berth expansion at Port Castries on schedule

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Fully Expanded Berth will be Ready to Receive Vessels by Jan 2018. The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) is making steady progress with its berth expansion project at Port Castries. This was revealed at a meeting with the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) on Monday, Aug…

Venezuelans predominate among foreign inmates at BCF

Source: St. Lucia Times Nineteen foreign nationals are currently in custody at Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF), the majority of them for firearms and drugs related offences, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times. The group includes 7 Venezuelans, 3 Vincentians, 2 Jamaicans, 2 Martiniquans, 2 Dominicans, 1 Frenchman, 1 national of the Dominican…

Jamaica: Chinese Embassy concerned about possible racial tensions

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-PETER Bunting and the Chinese Embassy in Jamaica are now engaged in a bitter jousting over allegations he made against Chinese companies operating in the island, which the embassy has described as offensive and could lead to racial tensions. The first strike was delivered by Bunting, the Opposition spokesman…

Commerce Ministry hosts Consultative Forum with Taiwanese Investors

Source: The St. Lucia Star A delegation of Taiwanese investors connected with local business peopleat a consultative forum held this week. On Wednesday this week, the Department of Commerce hosted a consultative forum with potential Taiwanese investors. The initiative was held at the Bay Gardens Hotel’s Bougainvillea Conference Room, and was sponsored by the

FAREED ZAKARIA: WHY TRUMP WON

Source: The St. Lucia Star American journalist and author Fareed Zakaria. Fareed Zakaria is one of the few American television commentators I listen to. He often offers an incisive world view plus a thoughtful scientific analysis of American politics on CNN. Few other analysts demonstrate such precise and informed knowledge of their subject. I

Oprah-branded mashed potatoes, soups to hit supermarkets

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is headed to the supermarket aisle with her own line of refrigerated soups and side dishes. The media mogul teamed up with food giant Kraft Heinz to launch the line after creating a joint venture earlier this year. The new brand, called O, That’s Good!, will…

Tember’s Doing Something Different

Source: The St. Lucia Star Tember Cadette, founder of the ‘Do Something Different’ charitable organisation. Avibrant young ambitious woman, Tember Cadette has a heart of gold. She’s a giver by nature, which may be what led her to founding a charitable organisation called ‘Do Something Different’ (DSD). She helps students who are unable to

What’s Going to Happen to Rayneau’s Workers?

Source: The St. Lucia Star No blasting means no work! Over the past few months many statements have been made regarding the release of the investigative report relating to the unfortunate incident at the Rayneau Gajadhar (RG) Group of Companies quarry on March 21, 2017. Four lives were claimed with several other employees suffering

Is Allen Chastanet Plain Crazy Or Just Crazy Like A Fox?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Will Prime Minister Allen Chastanet screw his courage to the sticking place and deliver his promises to the nation, even if it means putting his political career on the line? The difference between the pessimist and the optimist is amusing, wrote the American poet McLandburgh Wilson. “The optimist sees

Barbados economy expected to slow down

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today: The Barbados economy, which grew by an estimated 2.2 per cent during the first half of this year, is expected to slow by the end of 2017. Acting Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes gave the revised projection today as he addressed a meeting of the Social Partnership at the…

OPEC pumps more oil in July despite cut pledge: IEA

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – OPEC pumped more oil in July as global oil supplies rose for the third straight month, the IEA said Friday, giving figures that cast further doubt on the cartel’s pledge to cut output to raise prices. In its monthly report on the global oil market, the International Energy…

Postponement of Level 1 Sports Performance Certification Course

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-The Rockets Athletic Club wishes to inform the public that the Level 1 Sports Performance Certification Course scheduled for August 11 – 12, 2017 has been postponed. The course which is being offered in a collaboration with USA Weightlifting, had to be postponed because the main instructor was involved…

Guyana: Police probe murder-suicide

Source: St. Lucia Times Demerara Waves:-The Guyana Police Force is Friday morning probing what now appears to be a murder-suicide involving a popular Berbice businessman and his wife. Berbice Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams confirmed that Rhonda Jackman-Blair and her estranged husband, Rudolph Blair died. Responding to a missing person report by her…

New CIU Boss: CIP not ‘fully’ understood

Source: St. Lucia Times The  new man at the helm of the  Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Nestor Alfred, has said that that he is aware of the questions surrounding the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). “It is true that there are a lot of questions and a lot of discussion taking place surrounding…

Scientists gene-edit piglets, bringing transplants to humans closer

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Scientists have successfully edited the genetic code of piglets to remove dormant viral infections, a breakthrough that could eventually pave the way for animal-to-human organ transplants. Their work, documented in the US journal Science on Thursday, could save lives by reducing organ donor waiting lists that have risen…

WLBL Bids Farewell to Sebastian Sanchez, Managing Director

Source: The St. Lucia Star WLBL Managing Director, Sebastian Sanchez – sad to leave the company this week. Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited (WLBL), leader in the beverage industry, bid farewell to its Managing Director, Sebastian Sanchez this week. Sebastian, who has been at the helm of the organisation since 2014, leaves behind a

China urges US, North Korea to tone down rhetoric

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – China pleaded with the United States and North Korea to tone down their fiery rhetoric on Friday as concerns grew that Pyongyang’s rogue arms programme could trigger a catastrophic conflict. Beijing’s appeal followed an escalation of a war of words between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un’s…

Stray dogs wreaking havoc with nesting turtles

Source: St. Lucia Times The Department of Fisheries, concerned about stray dogs creating problems for nesting turtles along Vigie beach, is collaborating with the National Conservation Authority (NCA) and the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) to deal with the the situation. Fisheries Assistant Yvonne Edwin told St Lucia Times that the Fisheries Department has been…

The 2017/2018 Premier League Kicks off on Flow

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Flow Customers Get Anytime, Anywhere Access To The World’s Best Football League   MIAMI, FL (August 10, 2017) – The Premier League – the world’s most popular and most watched football league – will once again dominate screens across the Caribbean, as diehard football fans get ready for another season of exclusive,…

Kenya waits to hear final results of already disputed vote

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Kenyans on Friday awaited the official results of Tuesday’s disputed election as hundreds of riot police patrolled Nairobi’s central business district and opposition supporters burned tires and blocked roads in several areas. Kenya’s election commission has rejected claims by opposition leader Raila Odinga that its database was hacked…

Clergyman decries ‘culture of death’

Source: St. Lucia Times Clergyman, Peter Fevrier, has spoken out against what he describes as the ‘culture of death’ in the society. His comments were made in the face of what law enforcement officials have said is a record thirty-three homicides so far for this year. Fevrier, a Deacon serving at the Family and…

The BodyHoliday One of the World’s Best Spas

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-SAINT LUCIA (August 11, 2017) Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards were recently announced and BodyHoliday ranked on the list of The Best International Destination Spas. With an overall score of 93.98, the resort ranked #4 on the list of the best spas around the world. These awards…

Barbados: Saint Lucian wounded in panty sale row

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-A young St Lucian woman who entered a lingerie store on Swan Street earlier this week to make a purchase, got more than she bargained for. Danvela Emmanuel, who was in Barbados on vacation with four friends, told District ‘A’ Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that she ended up suffering a…

Singapore port authority hosts workshop

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The OECS Region is Ideally Positioned for the Development of the Maritime Industry. The capacity of OECS port authorities to minimize trade transaction costs and spur economic growth has been strengthened following a five-day regional training course implemented by the Trade Policy Unit of the OECS Commission in collaboration with…

Digicel Gives Lucky Customer All Inclusive Trip to CPL Finals

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Activate Quick Pick bundle for chance to win  Thursday August 10, 2017 – Castries St,Lucia: Digicel today launched its latest promotion which sees customers across its markets in the Caribbean vying for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip for them and their ‘crew’ to the Finals of…

Forest preservation threatened

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Forestry Officials Say Marijuana Cultivation Damaging to Woodlands. Officials at the Forests and Lands Department have cautioned that marijuana cultivation is endangering Saint Lucia’s forest reserves. Research Officer, Karl Augustine, said the impact of the cultivation of marijuana in the island’s forests has multiple negative effects. “The production of marijuana…

Guyana: Chinese businessman killed

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:-The lifeless body of a Chinese businessman was found bound and gagged in his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, home last night. Police Commander of ‘D’ Division, Leslie James confirmed with Stabroek News last night that the man’s body had been found but was unable to provide any further details…

Caribbean Export Brings Regional Designers to CARIFESTA XIII

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE:-Bridgetown, BARBADOS, August 10, 2017.  At this year’s CARIFESTA XIII hosted in Barbados, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will be facilitating the participation of designers and artisans from across CARIFORUM within their Design Caribbean and Caribbean Essence export promotion platforms The assistance, in the tune of €50,000…

China urges US, North Korea to ease tensions

Source: St. Lucia Times BEIJING (AFP) – China urged the United States and North Korea on Friday to be “cautious” with their words and actions after the two sides stepped up their bellicose rhetoric over Pyongyang’s weapons programme. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called on both sides to avoid “going down the old path of alternately…

Pollard plunders St Lucia Stars

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-A brilliant innings by Barbados Tridents captain Kieron Pollard led the way in a 21 run victory (DLS method) for his team against St Lucia Stars in Match 8 of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League. Pollard powered his way to a brutal 83 not out off 35 balls…

Barbados: Tougher road laws coming

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-Legislation to combat drink driving and the use of cellular phones while behind the wheel is still on the cards, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley has reiterated. However, during a spirited town hall meeting in his St James North constituency, Opposition Member of Parliament Edmund Hinkson wanted…

FRC celebrates ‘Paba’ at 70

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-To celebrate the 70th birthday of founder Msgr. Patrick Anthony, the 44 year old Folk Research Centre has been renamed the Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre. This was announced on Wednesday night, the 9th August, by the Executive Director Mr. Hilary La Force. The occasion was a cultural…

PRESS RELEASE: Taiwan business delegation visit Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Taiwan business delegation visit Saint Lucia appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Following the first case of Taiwanese private invest in Saint Lucia just been officially introduced to the public two weeks ago, the government of the Republic Of China (Taiwan) organized an eight-member

PRESS RELEASE: Morgue building handed over to St Jude Hospital

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PRESS RELEASE: Morgue building handed over to St Jude Hospital appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. St. Jude Hospital is currently being housed at the stadium. The newly constructed St Jude Hospital morgue has moved one step closer to becoming operational after the building was officially

FRC renamed after Patrick Anthony

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post FRC renamed after Patrick Anthony appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. PRESS RELEASE – To celebrate the 70th birthday of founder Msgr. Patrick Anthony, the 44 year old Folk Research Centre has been renamed the Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre. This was announced on Wednesday

Cable & Wireless Reports Preliminary Q2 2017 Results

Source: The Voice • Q2 net loss decreased by $92 million year-over-year to $14 million • Revenue 1% higher, adjusted segment EBITDA up … The post Cable & Wireless Reports Preliminary Q2 2017 Results appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Cable & Wireless Reports Preliminary Q2 2017

WLBL bids farewell to Managing Director Sebastian Sanchez

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post WLBL bids farewell to Managing Director Sebastian Sanchez appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Sebastian Sanchez, Managing Director, WLBL PRESS RELEASE – Windward and Leeward Brewery Limited (WLBL), leader in the beverage industry will bid farewell to its Managing Director, Sebastian Sanchez this week. Sebastian, who

Hearing loss of US diplomats blamed on covert device

Source: St. Lucia Times AP WASHINGTON — The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device. In the fall of 2016, a series…

Where Were You?

Source: The Voice “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing?” I do not know … The post Where Were You? appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Where Were You?

Significant Progress Evident in Dominica Housing Project

Source: The St. Lucia Star Project Manager Christopher Timmins The Bellevue Chopin modern housing development project in Dominica has now entered an exciting stage where visitors and the intended residents can see real tangible progress being made, with new structures rising from the ground, and at last start to imagine that their dream of

Give Me A Break

Source: The Voice THE need for Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to defend his recent decision to take some 21 days of vacation leave … The post Give Me A Break appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Give Me A Break

VOLLEYBALL QUALIFIERS OFF TO GOOD START

Source: The Voice THE 2018 NORCECA World Championships qualification Group E served off yesterday morning at the Beausejour Indoor Facility with wins for … The post VOLLEYBALL QUALIFIERS OFF TO GOOD START appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: VOLLEYBALL QUALIFIERS OFF TO GOOD START

Mugabe’s $1 billion university criticised

Source: St. Lucia Times Reuters:-Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped government plans to build a $1 billion university named after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, the higher education minister said on Wednesday, a move that was quickly criticised by the opposition as a waste of resources. Jonathan Moyo, Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, said the Robert Gabriel Mugabe University…

Sports Critical To Team Development — Sandals

Source: The Voice THE old adage that ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ still rings true today. Jill, too, … The post Sports Critical To Team Development — Sandals appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sports Critical To Team Development — Sandals

Children of Helen Alliance Give Back

Source: The Voice CHILDREN of Helen Alliance Inc. is a registered non-profit entity based in West Palm Beach, Florida, and founded by St. … The post Children of Helen Alliance Give Back appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Children of Helen Alliance Give Back

Chastanet Offers Condolences To Dominica

Source: The Voice PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet has sent condolences to the government and people of Dominica following a vehicular accident there in … The post Chastanet Offers Condolences To Dominica appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Chastanet Offers Condolences To Dominica

SLP Seeks Answers On Forestierre Housing Scheme Contract

Source: The Voice THE Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) notes with great concern comments made by the Minister of Housing, Guy Joseph, and … The post SLP Seeks Answers On Forestierre Housing Scheme Contract appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLP Seeks Answers On Forestierre Housing Scheme

Bon Nouvel Provides Tour Guide Training

Source: The Voice ON August 1, amidst the official opening ceremony of Bon Nouvel Nature Trail, twenty people from Choiseul and Soufriere were … The post Bon Nouvel Provides Tour Guide Training appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Bon Nouvel Provides Tour Guide Training

New CXC app improves services

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-The Mobile Application, CXC Connect, Facilitates the Receipt of Exam Results. The development of applications such as the recently launched CXC Connect, is critical to the CARICOM Single ICT Space. Speaking at the Guyana launch of the application on July 31, Deputy Program Manager ICT4D at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)…

Office Of The Mayor Launches Official Website

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Office of the Mayor in Castries has launched a new website designed to improve services to the public. The new website contains information about the attractions within the City of Castries as well as information about the history, services of the Castries Constituency Council and the 50th anniversary

Transgender troops try to stop Trump ban

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-Five transgender people in the US military have launched a legal bid to block a ban announced by President Trump on Twitter last month. The anonymous plaintiffs from the army, air force and coast guard are suing Mr Trump and several officials. They say thousands of transgender troops have declared…

Mega ship visits to improve following berth renovations

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS:-Several Mega Vessels are Expected at Pointe Seraphine in December. The local cruise sector is expected to experience substantial changes in time for the upcoming cruise season in December. Last Friday, representatives from the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), and the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB), provided…

NADS official urges caution on roads after Choc accident

Source: St. Lucia Times Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Driving Schools (NADS), Kingson Jean, has called on motorists to exercise patience and obey traffic laws. Jean’s appeal follows an accident Wednesday near the building at Choc housing Caribbean Cinemas and Rituals. A vehicle heading in the direction of Babonneau crashed into…

T&T: Suspension for ‘lewd’ cop

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-A Special Reserve Police (SRP) officer whose lewd photos appeared on social media at the weekend has been suspended, pending an investigation. Police are also trying to find out who uploaded the three photos to social media and the Cyber Crime Unit is investigating it. Acting ASP Michael Pierre,…

Barbados PM sends strong message to criminals

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has vowed that his administration would not sit idly by while there are “two justice systems running parallel to each other”. In a strong condemnation of Monday’s shootings at Spring Garden Highway, which marred the climax of Grand Kadooment, Stuart said the “underworld justice system must…

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