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December 15, 2017

St. Lucia

Promoting employment for Eastern Caribbean citizens in Canada

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Promoting employment for Eastern Caribbean citizens in Canada appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Eastern Caribbean Liaison Service and the Ministries of Labour of seven OECS Member States recently met to discuss the strengthening and the harmonization of the coordination of temporary

Climate change seminar eyes transport sector

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Climate change seminar eyes transport sector appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Sustainable Development, through the Renewable Energy Division (REDiv), in collaboration with the Department of Transport and the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP) hosted a one-day seminar titled “Integrating

West Windies must learn from series loss — Brathwaite

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post West Windies must learn from series loss — Brathwaite appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Kraigg Brathwaite (CMC) – Kraigg Brathwaite said it was important for West Indies players to go back to the drawing board and make the necessary adjustments to their game, as they

Steve Etienne sacked as ECCO CEO

Source: St. Lucia Times The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO), Steve Etienne, has been sacked, reliable sources have told St Lucia Times. According to the sources, a termination letter was issued to Etienne Thursday by the Chairman of ECCO, Martin James.  In October this year,…

Sandals not intimidated

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-The operators of Sandals Grande Antigua said they are not intimidated by the government’s announced plan to hire international tax auditors to examine the financials of that company and all other corporate entities in Antigua and Barbuda. Responding to OBSERVER media’s questions on the matter, the company wrote, “Sandals…

BVI prisoners likely to spend months in St Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times BVI News:-British Virgin Islands (BVI) superintendent of prisons David Foot has said that the 21 inmates who were transferred to a prison facility in St Lucia will likely spend another six to nine months there before being transferred back to the territory. The 21 prisoners, classified as high-risk, were transferred…

Crime Stoppers disagrees with minister on metal detectors at schools

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-The independent crime fighting charity Crime Stoppers Barbados is challenging Minister of Education Ronald Jones to reconsider his position on metal detectors in secondary schools here as means of curbing the worrying levels of violence involving weapons. Jones has dismissed the idea of such security checks despite what the…

Antigua: Media personality found guilty of sex offence

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Antigua: Media personality found guilty of sex offence appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Magic Hughes (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Media personality Ian “Magic” Hughes was today found guilty of the indecent assault of a young girl. Indecent assault is a sexual offence which involves touching an

Iraq hangs 38 on terrorism charges

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Iraq hangs 38 on terrorism charges appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Iraq executed at least 88 people last year, up from 26 in 2015 (BBC) – Iraq says it has hanged, in a mass execution, 38 jihadist militants convicted of terrorism offences. The justice ministry

Staff Awards a Success at the Landings

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Gros Islet, Saint Lucia (December 14th, 2017): The Landings Resort and Spa has marked its 10-year anniversary in part, with a small Staff Awards Ceremony highlighting the achievements of the long-standing staff members who have been with the resort. This ceremony comes on the heels of a series…

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa seeks end to Western sanctions

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa seeks end to Western sanctions appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Emmerson Mnangagwa said elections were “nearer than you expect” (BBC) – Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking the removal of sanctions imposed by Western countries, saying they are crippling national development. He

Move over, bitcoin. Here comes litecoin

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Move over, bitcoin. Here comes litecoin appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CNN) – Bitcoin has been on amazing ride for the past few weeks. But there is actually another cryptocurrency that’s enjoyed an even bigger spike lately. It’s called litecoin, and it has nearly doubled

The Next Move is Yours, Do Your Own Assessment and Buy Smart

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Michael Lee-Chin tells Caribbean Infrastructure Conference delegates Montego Bay, Jamaica, 12 Dec., 2017 – Jamaica and the Caribbean are full of opportunities that can assure wealth creation for shareholders but potential investors should do their own assessments and evaluations and not rely totally on analysts and consultants, who…

Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe on 1st trip abroad since resigning

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, have traveled to Singapore on their first trip abroad since Mugabe resigned last month under pressure from the military and ruling party, the presidential spokesman said Tuesday. Mugabe, 93, has gone on his annual leave and for routine medical…

China angered as U.S. considers navy visits to Taiwan

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – China accused the United States on Thursday of interfering in its internal affairs and said it had lodged a complaint after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law an act laying the groundwork for possible U.S. navy visits to self-ruled Taiwan. Tensions have risen in recent days after…

Saint Lucia set to welcome Quantum class vessels in January 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release: The island of Saint Lucia will, from January 2018, have the capacity to accommodate Quantum class cruise vessels.  The Saint Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority is reporting that the construction of the dolphin berth at Pointe Seraphine Cruise Terminal, remains on schedule. The berth extension project is in…

Cops kill gunman who took hostages at bank

Source: St. Lucia Times Toronto Sun:-VAUGHAN— A dramatic hostage situation at a bank in Vaughan ended abruptly on Wednesday when police killed a lone gunman. No one else was injured but those inside the Royal Bank of Canada in the Major Mackenzie Dr.-Dufferin St. area were “definitely traumatized,” said York Regional Police Const. Andy…

Survey finds employers not willing to hire ex-convicts

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-A staggering 84 per cent of local employers say they would not hire a person with a criminal record, according to Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo who quoted a survey. While not revealing who conducted the survey or when it was done, Byer-Suckoo told the Senate…

St Lucia’s Coconut Bay completes $3 million refurbishment

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post St Lucia’s Coconut Bay completes $3 million refurbishment appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CARIB JOURNAL) – St Lucia’s Coconut Bay all-inclusive has reopened after completing $3 million in refurbishments over the course of a month-long closure. The enhancements focused on improving guests’ experiences from dining

Armed robbery at Soufriere business, shots fired

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Armed robbery at Soufriere business, shots fired appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Police are investigating an armed robbery that ocurred in Anse Mamin, Soufriere today, Dec. 13, according to law enforcement sources. Reports are that least two masked gunmen robbed a restaurant and bar around

Gunmen attack Soufriere restaurant

Source: St. Lucia Times Gunmen wearing masks attacked a restaurant and bar at Anse Mamin, less than a mile from Anse Chastanet in Soufriere Wednesday afternoon, robbing at least one staff member of cash and valuables and making off with several items, including drinks, belonging to the business place, law enforcement sources have confirmed.…

Near drowning of child at Vigie Beach

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Near drowning of child at Vigie Beach appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Vigie beach A toddler escaped death at the Vigie Beach today, Dec. 13 as the country observes National Day. According to law enforcement sources, a two-year-old girl of Corinth, Gros Islet was transported

Barbados: Police report spike in gun crime and gun seizures

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Barbados: Police report spike in gun crime and gun seizures appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police responsible for crime Colvin Bishop (second from right) at this morning’s press briefing where he and other senior officers displayed the 91 illegal firearms seized

Saint Lucia National Youth Council Launches Youth Ambassadors Network

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: December 12th, 2017.  The Saint Lucia National Youth Council officially launched its Youth Ambassadors Network on Saturday December 9th, 2017 during a ceremony at the Conference Room of the Department of Youth and Sports. The Saint Lucia National Youth Council has realized the importance of developing the leadership…

Who will Represent the Region‘s Private Sector?

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Bridgetown, BARBADOS, 13th December 2017:  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the world’s largest donor organization, the European Union, pulled together some of the region’s most influential business leaders and private sector representative organisations to answer this very question last week at a Private…

Coconut Bay Staff Given Celebrity Treatment At Annual Staff Awards

Source: The St. Lucia Star image http://www.coconutbayresort.co.uk/ Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa staged another successful Annual Staff Awards on Friday, 1st, December, 2017 under the theme: “Bring out the Celebrity in You”. The awards which have been staged every year since the inception of the property in March, 2005 provides a platform for

EU Puts 17 Countries on Tax Haven Blacklist

Source: The St. Lucia Star Blacklist was an ‘insufficient response to the scale of evasion worldwide’, said Pierre Moscovici, European commissioner for tax. EU finance ministers have blacklisted 17 countries for refusing to co-operate with its crackdown on tax havens but have welcomed reform promises from 47 other nations. Announcing the outcome of months

Foreign Passports Offer Little Protection for China’s Elite

Source: The St. Lucia Star Like many wealthy Chinese businesspeople seeking an insurance policy against their capricious if often profitable political system, Xiao Jianhua acquired foreign citizenship. But if the billionaire investor thought that having Canadian citizenship and a diplomatic passport from Antigua and Barbuda would protect him from the powerful and ruthless Chinese

14 New Officers Sworn into City Police Department

Source: The St. Lucia Star Fourteen newly hired city police officers were sworn in on Monday afternoon at a special ceremony led by Police Commissioner Severin Monchery, Deputy Commissioner Milton Desir, Castries Mayor Peterson D. Francis and City Police Chief George Modeste. The group includes nine women and five men, some of whom are

Tanzanian leader under fire for pardoning child rapists

Source: St. Lucia Times AfricaNews.com:-Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli is under fire for pardoning persons convicted of raping school girls. According to a child rights activist Kate McAlpine who heads the Community for Children’s Rights located in the north of Tanzania, the president’s action comes across as a punishment to young children. While addressing…

CENTENARIAN MARIE MAGDELEINE NICHOLAS

Source: The St. Lucia Star Marie Magdeleine Nicholas (right) is one of the longest living St Lucians to date. Marie Magdeleine Nicholas (née Charlery), also known as Rebecca Nicholas and affectionately called ‘Mam Beck,’ was born to Annaville Charlery and Angelic Constantine (Ma Lic) on December 10, 1917, though official documentation has her birth

Meghan to spend Christmas with Royals

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-Meghan Markle will spend Christmas with Prince Harry and the Royal Family at Sandringham. “You can expect to see The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms Markle at Sandringham on Christmas Day,” a Kensington Palace spokesman said.  The move is a break in tradition, with Royal…

Baby born with heart outside body survives

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-A baby born with her heart outside of her body has defied odds to become the first in Britain thought to have survived the rare condition. Vanellope Hope Wilkins was due to be born on Christmas Eve, but the condition, ectopia cordis, meant she had to be delivered on…

It’s a Funny Old Game!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sports injuries sustained on and off the field commonly require varying degrees of treatment. In 2014 the Football Association (UK governing body of football), in conjunction with the UK Premier League, Players Football Association and League Managers Association, changed the rules of the game regarding head injuries. They decided

New York bombing heightens fears of holiday attacks

Source: St. Lucia Times WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The abortive bombing by an Islamic State-inspired Bangladeshi in New York has raised fresh fears of a possible surge in attacks during the year-end holiday season on both sides of the Atlantic. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old immigrant who mainly injured himself when he tried to…

Francis: Media have ‘dropped the ball’

Source: St. Lucia Times National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, believes that the Saint Lucia media have ‘dropped the ball’ when it comes to reporting positive stories. Francis spoke after being asked by a reporter for his observations on the way that the news media report on crime and the police. “Honestly, I have a…

Constable Babwah shot one suspect…before dying

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, has expressed sadness over the death Constable Richard Babwah, who was shot and killed during a robbery, in Arouca on Monday. Babwah, 40, of Lopinot Road, Arouca, who had just gone off duty, was at a Chinese restaurant in the area around 5:20p.m. when…

Anse La Raye Sea Food Festival Continues!

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–The West Coast Village of Anse La Raye was teeming with activity once again last week, with the staging of the “Anse la Raye Seafood Festivals – ARC Thursdays.” The event was another initiative to afford participants of the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers and their families, an opportunity…

Festival of Lights tonight signals start of Christmas season

Source: St. Lucia Times The annual festival of lights in Castries is expected to be more specular this year with support from the Embassy of Taiwan. Organizers say the Taiwanese embassy has made a “substantial” contribution towards the purchase of lights for the festival. The event will also see the parade of lanterns. Festival…

Rotis Straight From the Heart

Source: The St. Lucia Star Francis Lawrence – Always on time with steaming hot roti deliveries! Known in lunchtime circles as ‘The Roti Man’, Francis Lawrence has filled a niche for many searching for the perfect midday meal. For seven years he has managed from home a business that delivers scores of rotis to

Antigua: Granny gets jail time for manslaughter

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Antigua: Granny gets jail time for manslaughter appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Millicent Cornwall-Roberts (File photo) (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Seventy-year-old Millicent Cornwall-Roberts is likely to spend the rest of her life in jail now that Justice Keith Thom has sentenced her to 25 years for

Saint Lucia Enchants on First Leg of North American Roadshow

Source: The St. Lucia Star SLTA’s Kelly Fontenelle-Clark provided travel agents with a destination update and unveiled a new branding platform. Saint Lucia captivated the north-east United States this week on its first leg of the North American Roadshow. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), along with hotel representatives from the island, hosted three

Sulphur Springs Amenities to be Enhanced

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Sulphur Springs will soon introduce new amenities for local and international guests. The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation continues to work on an innovation of services to create more enjoyable adventures at the Sulphur Springs Park. On Friday, December 8, 2017, the organisation officially opened two new facilities that

Visitor Channel Re-launches Resort Partnership Programme

Source: The St. Lucia Star Another major part of the Visitor Channel’s mandate is developing and maintaining close relations with the local resort and villa community. Over the past 12 years the Visitor Channel has worked with the local tourism interest to promote Saint Lucia, its culture and attractions to the visitor as well as

Sulphur Springs Amenities Enhanced

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) continues to embark on the innovation of services to create more … The post Sulphur Springs Amenities Enhanced appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sulphur Springs Amenities Enhanced

Unique Vacations Deepens Investment In Caribbean

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – UNIQUE Vacations, the worldwide representative for Sandals & Beaches Resorts, has announced plans to further its investment … The post Unique Vacations Deepens Investment In Caribbean appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Unique Vacations Deepens Investment In Caribbean

Pinehill Funwalk Continues To Make A Difference!

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE 18th annual PinehillFunwalk, which was held on Sunday August 27 this year, was themed “Walk to … The post Pinehill Funwalk Continues To Make A Difference! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Pinehill Funwalk Continues To Make A Difference!

C’bean Boxing Championship Starts Tomorrow Night

Source: The Voice AT least 140 boxers from 14 countries are expected to participate in the 2017 Caribbean Development Boxing Championship which gets … The post C’bean Boxing Championship Starts Tomorrow Night appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: C’bean Boxing Championship Starts Tomorrow Night

VSADC, Big Players In Mayor’s Cup Final Tomorrow

Source: The Voice THE inaugural Mayor’s Football Cup will come to a close tomorrow at the Marchand Grounds and will kick off with … The post VSADC, Big Players In Mayor’s Cup Final Tomorrow appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: VSADC, Big Players In Mayor’s Cup Final

IPL: Franchises Allowed To Retain Up To Five Players

Source: The Voice IPL franchises will be allowed to retain a maximum of five of their existing players through a combination of player … The post IPL: Franchises Allowed To Retain Up To Five Players appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: IPL: Franchises Allowed To Retain Up

Prisoner refuses food for months, dies in hospital

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-The death of murder accused and ex-police officer Kensworth Browne, who had reportedly been refusing all meals while in prison, will be investigated, Commissioner of Police Wendel Robinson told OBSERVER media. Speaking exclusively to our news organisation, Robinson said, “Every unnatural death requires an inquiry of one form or…

USA – Military must accept transgender recruits by January 1

Source: St. Lucia Times Reuters:-Transgender recruits will be able to join the US military as of January 1, a federal judge ruled on Monday, denying a request by president Donald Trump’s administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it. US district judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington…

Digicel names new CEO

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-Digicel customers can expect a significant change at the helm of its regional operations come next year. In a statement today, the Irish-based telecommunications giant announced the appointment of Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau as group chief executive, effective February 2018. He will succeed Colm Delves who has cited for personal…

Reality Check: Most New Employment Classed as ‘Vulnerable’

Source: The St. Lucia Star News that unemployment levels in St Lucia had decreased dramatically was an announcement fitting of revelry in the streets. Not that it happened, however, since the statistics were marred by skepticism. ” According to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who credited developments including Royalton, Harbor Club and OJO Labs, these figures

Two women, one man wounded in Ciceron fracas

Source: St. Lucia Times Two women and a man were wounded after an altercation at Ciceron Tuesday morning at around 7.am, law enforcement sources have said. According to the sources, the man’s abdomen was cut open resulting in his intestines protruding. The exact nature of the injuries sustained by the two women was not…

December Festival for National Day and Beyond

Source: The St. Lucia Star Dazzling Avad dancers at the 2016 Festival of Lights. The official end of a calendar year which signals the start of yet another, provides an opportunity for reflection, an outpouring of gratitude and a purposeful commitment for renewal. It seems only natural then that the month of December would

December festivals 2017 dates

Source: St. Lucia Times The December Festivals are a series of traditional and historical festivals which bring Saint Lucians together in the spirit of community through artistic creativity with the use of light – a symbol of rebirth. Saint Lucia’s Day or Saint Lucy’s Day, the feast day of the patron saint of light,…

National Mental Wellness Centre in a Festive Mode

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-A grand Christmas party was held for clients of the St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre on December 8th. Staff of the wellness centre treated clients to gifts and a special lunch allowing them to experience the love and joy of the Christmas season.  The Mental Wellness Centre was…

Aidonia Concert Leads Way into National Day

Source: The St. Lucia Star Jamaican dancehall star Aidonia will take to the stage on December 12 with some of Saint Lucia’s hottest Dennery segment artistes. Jamaican dancehall superstar, Sheldon “Aidonia” Lawrence is expected to light up the stage in concert here in Saint Lucia come December 12.  The much-anticipated event dubbed “Yeah Yeah

New York bombing ‘inspired by Islamic State’

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his chest caused chaos in New York after the device went off in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square. The bomb exploded during morning rush-hour, at around 7.30am US time, in a busy passageway linking two subways underneath Port Authority…

King: No wrongdoing in award of direct contracts

Source: St. Lucia Times Infrastructure Minister, Stephenson King, has declared that there was no wrongdoing or illegality in the award of direct contracts by Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister, Guy Joseph. King, a former Prime Minister, explained to reporters that Joseph, who was acting as Prime Minister and Minister of…

Profile of the Week – Rohan Lambert

Source: The St. Lucia Star KFC GMC United emerged victorious in this year’s Spider Cup, following a 2-1 victory over Sports Locker Northern United Sunday evening on the Gros Islet Playing Field. Rohan did not play many games in the preliminary round because of his work schedule. However, you could say he saved his

Pine Hill Funwalk Continues to Make A Difference!

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The 18th annual Pine Hill Funwalk, which was held on Sunday August 27, 2017 was themed “Walk to make a difference!” And the event, which attracted over 6,000 participants, sought to go beyond just being a fun sporting event, but pursued a message of healthy lifestyles for those…

National Mental Wellness Centre In Festive Mode

Source: The Voice A grand Christmas party was held for clients of the St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre last Friday. Staff of … The post National Mental Wellness Centre In Festive Mode appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: National Mental Wellness Centre In Festive Mode

Another Life Lost by Hanging

Source: The St. Lucia Star Lee Burgham was sixty-seven years old and a British national living in Saint Lucia. It is interesting to note that most of the eleven suspected suicide victims in the year 2017 are over forty years old and male; three of them were between the ages of sixty-three and seventy-three

Corporate Warfare final – PCD and Windjammer squared off

Source: The St. Lucia Star Windjammer (white top) defeated Sandals 6-2 in the first semifinal. Following semifinal victories last week at the Beausejour Indoor Facility, the Corporate Warfare Commercial League Futsal finals took place Friday evening between Windjammer and PCD. In semifinal action last Friday, Windjammer blew away Sandals 6-2. Tyson Fedee was a

St Lucia Basketball Federation Update

Source: The St. Lucia Star Action from the last 3×3 Youth Qualifier held at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. As the St. Lucia Basketball Federation concludes an exciting and productive 2017, there are a number of initiatives left on our calendar of events. Here’s an update on what’s happening and upcoming initiatives below: Over

Flow Uplifts Piaye With Latest Christmas Project

Source: The St. Lucia Star Team Flow and the Choiseul Constituency Council presented a Christmas hamper to this Balca family. Saint Lucia’s leading telecommunication service provider is back at it again as it continues to execute its promise of uplifting communities across the island this Christmas season. On Saturday December 2 2017, Flow visited

NCPC, Celestial Partner To Enhance Local Productivity

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – FORMER Australian Prime Minister Julia Eileen Gillard got it right when she said, “Our future growth relies … The post NCPC, Celestial Partner To Enhance Local Productivity appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: NCPC, Celestial Partner To Enhance Local Productivity

Dominican Children Get More ‘Chances’ With C&W

Source: The Voice Part of Region-wide ‘Mission’ to Support  Hurricane-ravaged Islands PRESS RELEASE – JOHN Reid, CEO of Cable & Wireless, along with … The post Dominican Children Get More ‘Chances’ With C&W appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Dominican Children Get More ‘Chances’ With C&W

Leveraging the EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE –  Workshop assists business owners in the export of products and services to the European Market THE OECS … The post Leveraging the EU Economic Partnership Agreement appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Leveraging the EU Economic Partnership Agreement

A-M u s i n g s – Rufty

Source: The St. Lucia Star Musings are thoughts, the thoughtful kind. For the purpose of these articles, a-musings are thoughts that might amuse, entertain and even enlighten. I’ve always loved animals but when I was young the way I kept them was, I now believe, not really the right thing to do. I was

Rotary Club Expresses Thanks

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – “WE are thankful for the many persons who came out to our Rotary Calabashers benefit concert,” said … The post Rotary Club Expresses Thanks appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Rotary Club Expresses Thanks

Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year ban on movie theaters

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year ban on movie theaters appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CNN) – Saudis will soon be able to go to the movies for the first time more than 35 years. From early next year, commercial movie theaters will be granted licenses, Saudi

Celebrations in order for AF Graduates!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Staff of Alliance Francaise showed their support at the event. On Tuesday, December 5, Alliance Française awarded the teachers who participated in the DELF (Diplome d’Etudes en Langue Française) training session held at the Alliance Française building last July. Also present were students who successfully took the DELF exam

California’s Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York City

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post California’s Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York City appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Firefighters face challenging conditions to contain the Thomas fire (BBC) – The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City.

Sale of migrants as slaves in Libya may be crime against humanity: U.N.

Source: St. Lucia Times (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The sale of migrants into slavery in Libya may amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations Security Council said on Thursday, voicing “grave concern” after footage appearing to show Africans being auctioned there sparked global outrage. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a formal statement calling…

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Peter has Huntington’s disease and his siblings Sandy and Frank also have the gene (BBC) – The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington’s has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC

Baby milk maker orders global recall

Source: St. Lucia Times PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants…

St Lucia working on new tax rules after EU blacklist

Source: St. Lucia Times St Lucia will soon introduce new tax reform measures to bring the country in line with European Union standards, the Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Senator Ubaldus Raymond has said. Raymond made the disclosure after St Lucia was placed on an EU blacklist of tax havens, placing the island…

Jemima Harrigan’s the face of House of Jem

Source: The St. Lucia Star Jemima’s letting her creativity lead the way to success. Meet Jemima Harrigan, owner of the popular House of Jem. As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, and this is exactly how House of Jem came into being. To date, Jemima has been the producer of numerous

Woman, 4 men charged with sexual assault of girls, 10 and 12

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-A woman is among five people who appeared in court on Friday charged with the sexual assault of children aged ten and 12 years old. The Express was told that one of the alleged victims is four to five months pregnant. Shelly Ann Springer, 40, her son Tarik Alleyne, 22, Jonathan…

SALCC Graduation 2017: Nothing Short of Inspirational!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Triumphant SALCC 2017 graduates – ready for the world! After standing on the roof of the Johnson’s Centre for what seemed an eternity, fixing gowns and hoods, reapplying make-up and fluffing and re-fluffing uncooperative hair, all in en-vogue but excruciatingly painful heels, the class of 2017 made its way

Boxing & Cricket Tournaments to be Held in December

Source: The St. Lucia Star The St Lucia Amateur Boxing Association having won the Creole Boxing Championships is currently preparing to host the Caribbean Boxing Championships. The Saint Lucia Amateur Boxing Association (SLABA) in collaboration with the Department of Youth Development and Sports, recently held a press conference to announce plans for the staging

What’s the deal with Saint Lucia’s Forensic Science Lab?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Early this year claims were made that the lab would be gradually opened. How far have we gotten? image: http://www.telesurtv.net/ Though a new year is approaching, bringing with it a clean slate for crime statistics, residue from 2017’s most hideous crimes will surely spill into 2018. For family and

Women charged with indecency for wearing trousers

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-Twenty-four women have been charged with indecency after being caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday. The women could face punishment of 40 lashes and a fine for wearing what is described as an obscene outfit. Rights…

National Day – The Reason

Source: The St. Lucia Star The history of National Day is rich, and the day continues to be one whereSaint Lucians come together in the name of celebrating local heritage. People don’t always remember when the time comes that National Day is a whole different concept than Independence Day. Many parents probably haven’t realized

UK visitor injured in hit and run incident

Source: St. Lucia Times A United Kingdom visitor was rushed to Victoria Hospital Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle at Pigeon Island, Gros Islet, law enforcement sources have reported. The injured visitor has been identified as Adam Seven, said to be in his late forties. He was reportedly here to get married…

Keeping up with Compliance

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucia’s financial institutions keep pace with tightening compliance standards. image: www.atlasnetwork.org Transparency and compliance have become banking buzzwords in recent years. Pressure from global bodies such as the G20 have led to an era of regulatory restraint. First came the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which

When It Comes To Human Rights Do We Only Talk The Talk?

Source: The St. Lucia Star “Our image of the state of human rights in Saint Lucia is too often tinged with the partisan hues of tribalism and defaced by ignorance.” In a functioning democracy every individual has certain basic inalienable rights (human rights) enshrined in its constitution and jealously guarded by various purposefully constituted

Leaders of CARICOM and Cuba criticise EU over tax haven black list

Source: St. Lucia Times Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders have called for a change in the European Union (EU) practice of listing countries as tax havens. EU financial ministers recently named St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago among 17 countries worldwide, which they claimed had done little to improve their status…

Health Care System Simply Blighted?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Who would argue if our leaders should decide to rename Saint Lucia after the Patron Saint of Lost Causes? It wouldn’t be a first for this country that our Arawak ancestors once called Iyanola—Land of Many Iguanas. For countless years healthcare has been among our recurring woes. As if

Granny gets jail time for manslaughter

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:- (Dec 8)Seventy-year-old Millicent Cornwall-Roberts is likely to spend the rest of her life in jail now that Justice Keith Thom has sentenced her to 25 years for killing her granddaughter, Jael Thomas. The sentence was handed down yesterday in the High Court. Cornwall-Roberts was found guilty of manslaughter…

Human milk bank coming soon

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-Desperate to save the fragile premature babies languishing at the nation’s hospitals, newly appointed director of Women’s Health Dr Adesh Sirjusingh is planning to set up a human milk bank in T&T, the first of its kind in the English speaking Caribbean. Sirjusingh, who was appointed by the Health…

Everybody’s Talkin’ At You . . . But TALK’s Different!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prime Minister Allen Chastanet (left) was Rick Wayne’s special gueston last Thursday’s TALK on DBS. Who’d’ve (pecksniff grammarians be damned!) anticipated this? Certainly not I. Truth be told, even after a Dennery fan had called to offer his effusive congratulations I remained convinced he had been inhaling some kind

KFC – GMC Champions of Spider Cup

Source: The St. Lucia Star District Representative Lenard Montoute pictured here with the jubilant KFC GMC United team. Up on until Sunday there were three things guaranteed in life – death, taxes and a Northern United team winning the District Representative Football Tournament which this year was known as the Lenard Montoute Spider Cup.

Airport Development Bill Causes Parliament Upheaval

Source: The St. Lucia Star All bets for peace came to an abrupt end once Parliamentary Representative for Castries South the Hon. Dr. Ernest Hilaire got up to speak at Tuesday’s Sitting of the House of Assembly. With a finger wagging accusingly towards government officials across the table, he laid his reprimanding on thick,

NCF Poverty Dinner Raises Much-Needed Funds

Source: The Voice BEING the nation’s largest “koudmain” organization does come with many challenges, especially in a sluggish economy where most people are … The post NCF Poverty Dinner Raises Much-Needed Funds appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: NCF Poverty Dinner Raises Much-Needed Funds

Solo During Christmas

Source: The Voice Nwèl – la wivémanmay-la! (Christmas is here children.) Annouchanté!”(Let us sing.) THE commencement of the solo – traditional musical commentary … The post Solo During Christmas appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Solo During Christmas

Comply Or Else: The EU Blacklist

Source: The Voice THE Council of the European Union (CEU) published its much anticipated “List of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes” on December … The post Comply Or Else: The EU Blacklist appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Comply Or Else: The EU Blacklist

Leadership Qualities

Source: The Voice I WISH to refer to the opinion given by Mr. Kensley Peter Charlemagne in respect to the kind of Prime … The post Leadership Qualities appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Leadership Qualities

China Unhappy as Philippines Signs Investment Deal With Taiwan

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – China said on Friday it was seriously concerned about the Philippines signing a bilateral investment agreement with self-ruled Taiwan, claimed by China as its own with no right to any official foreign ties. Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the Philippines signed the agreement in Manila on Thursday with…

Fortuna Belrose: Politics Ruined Our Culture!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Senator Fortuna Belrose, Minister for Culture and Local Government Days after the premature 2016 elections, ministries with strange-sounding names were assigned enthusiastic individuals by an uncommonly ebullient prime minister. The Ministry for Culture and Local Government landed in the lap of Senator Fortuna Belrose. In 2014 the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

White Zimbabwean Farmer Has Land Returned Under New Government

Source: St. Lucia Times Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa ordered that a white Zimbabwean farmer evicted from his land in June be allowed to return, signaling a shift in land-ownership policy from predecessor Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa has also ordered an end to the intimidation and eviction of farmers, regardless of race, with immediate effect, presidential…

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Recapturing Mosul was the bloodiest conflict – for both combatants and civilians (BBC) – Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a

Hotel in Haiti promotes history and culture

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Hotel in Haiti promotes history and culture appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Le Plaza Hotel is a boutique 95-room property. (PRESS RELEASE) – Travelers interested in exploring the rich cultural history of the French-Creole Caribbean nation of Haiti are being wooed by one of its

Opposition Promises To Address Gyrnberg – 20 Years Later!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Hon. Ernest Hilaire says his party intends to address Grynberg affair. One of Rick Wayne’s favourite political recollections revisits a particular early Sunday morning several years ago, when he accompanied a friend then campaigning for a seat in parliament. As they drove along the Gros Islet highway, Wayne recalled

Senior UN official leaves North Korea after rare visit

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — A senior U.N. official left Pyongyang on Saturday after four days of talks with the North Korean Foreign Ministry. “I have to brief the secretary general first” was all U.N. Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said when asked for details of his trip. Feltman met North…

Pure St Lucian talent at Youth Fest 2017

Source: St. Lucia Times (Press Release) – The St. Lucia National Lotteries Authority and The National Youth Council team up with Caribbean Youth Fest to showcase and reward young Saint Lucian Artistes Emerging and seasoned St. Lucian Artistes are anxiously looking forward to demonstrate their international status on December 17 at the fifteenth annual…

Grynberg: The Oily Devil Squats In The Details!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, at Tuesday’s House session, brushed aside some of the cobwebs from the undead Grynberg’s tomb. But is he prepared to take on the oilman’s local werewolves? During his appearance last Thursday as a guest on my weekly DBS-TV show TALK, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet promised a

Digicel Hosts 6TH Annual Festival of Fun Day for Special Needs Kids

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: December 08, 2017, Castries St. Lucia; Digicel continues to maintain its strong alliance with the special needs community in St. Lucia with the hosting of its annual Festival of Fun Day. The festival coincides with the ‘International Day for Persons with Disabilities’, observed every December 03, since 1992,…

Courts St Lucia to Host 1st Ever Local Furniture Exhibition

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Furniture and Electrical superstore, Courts St Lucia, will host for the first time ever a local furniture exhibition, this Saturday, December 9th 2017, from 10 am – 4 pm in the front car park of the company’s Courts Marisule location. Courts St. Lucia continues to be a proud…

Father-of-11 charged with shooting child

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Father-of-11 charged with shooting child appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Candy Loubon sucks her fingers while on a bed at the San Fernando General Hospital on Sunday. Slugs remained lodged in the two-year-old’s neck and leg after Claude Mike shot little Candy at her Marouga

Trinidad cops crack airport heist: Cash found, suspects held

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad cops crack airport heist: Cash found, suspects held appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Police officers searching Oropune on Wednesday. (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – POLICE believe they have made a breakthrough in the $5 million airport heist. On Thursday, a man and a woman were detained

Woman lifts very heavy things with her vagina

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Woman lifts very heavy things with her vagina appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) –  These stunning pictures look like works of art … but take a closer look and you’ll see they’re hiding something pretty unusual. They are all of weightlifter Kim

Lobster Fishery will Close

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Department of Fisheries informs the general public, fishers, seafood vendors, lobster consumers and purchasers that the lobster fishery will close on Wednesday February 28, 2018. When the lobster fishery is open, lobsters may be obtained, fished for, sold and purchased; Purchasers & establishments are reminded that while…

St. Lucia National Lotteries Authority & National Youth Council team up with Caribbean Youth Fest

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Emerging and seasoned St. Lucian Artistes are anxiously looking forward to demonstrate their International status on December 17th at the fifteenth annual Youth Fest. Youth Fest 2017 would be showcasing 100% pure Saint Lucian talent and originality. For the first time, Artistes competing for the coveted title of Youth Star 2017 will render only original tracks. The Youth Star Artistes…

Distribution of ‘Face to Face’ Booklets

Source: The St. Lucia Star For the academic year September 2016/2017, Author, V. Pat Farquharson – Founder of Lifeline Gospel Ministries, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida donated over 10,000 Face to Face booklets for island distribution to St. Lucian students. The ministry has had the opportunity over the past twenty years to work in many schools

Flow Uplifts Piaye With Latest Christmas Project

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Castries, Saint Lucia, December 7, 2017 – Saint Lucia’s leading telecommunication service provider is back at it again as they continue to execute their promise of uplifting communities across the island this Christmas season. On Saturday December 2nd 2017, Flow visited the beautiful and quiet community of Piaye, Choiseul, where staff volunteers…

Human Rights Day – December 10th 2017

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Universal Declaration of Human Rights approaching 70 (1948 – 2018) Stand Up 4 Human Rights Statement by Mary M. Francis Coordinator, National Centre For Legal Aid And Human Rights Inc. December 10th is observed world wide as Human Rights Day, for it was on that day in 1948,

UWI launches LUMIN Consulting

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UWI launches LUMIN Consulting appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. At the launch of LUMIN Consulting, a development consulting firm at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) (l-r) The Hon. Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister of Jamaica; Galina Sotirova, World Bank Country Manager, Jamaica;

Psychiatrist : Suicide helpline ‘very effective’

Source: St. Lucia Times Consultant Psychiatrict, Doctor Julius Gillard has said that the 203 suicide helpline is very effective and without it,  the suicide rate would probably be in the hundreds. Gillard spoke during an interview with the Communications Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Asserting that ‘one suicide is one too…

Flow uplifts Piaye with latest Christmas project

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Flow uplifts Piaye with latest Christmas project appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Team Flow and the Choiseul Constituency Council presented a Christmas hamper to this Balca family (PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia’s leading telecommunication service provider is back at it again as they continue to

SNL and NYC team up with Caribbean Youth Fest to showcase and reward young Saint Lucian Artistes

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post SNL and NYC team up with Caribbean Youth Fest to showcase and reward young Saint Lucian Artistes appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Emerging and seasoned St. Lucian Artistes are anxiously looking forward to demonstrate their International status on December 17th at the fifteenth annual Youth Fest. Youth Fest 2017 would be showcasing 100% pure

Unique Vacations Deepens Investment In The Caribbean

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sandals Halcyon, Saint Lucia Unique Vacations, the worldwide representative for Sandals & Beaches Resorts, has announced plans to further its investment in the region. At present Unique Vacations has four contact centers established in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Grenada and The Bahamas, which provide high paying jobs for over 500

Education Minister Congratulates Graduating Class of the SALCC and New NPA Exec.

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert has extended her congratulations to the 2017 graduating class of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), following the tertiary institution’s graduation exercise last weekend. Over 700 students successfully completed courses at the college in…

Williams bans extra duty for cops

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-A directive from acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams to stop all extra duty is not sitting well with his junior charges, who say the money the make from this is what they use to pay the majority of their bills. But while officers in several divisions complained about…

Lord’s Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-Pope Francis has called for a translation of a phrase about temptation in the Lord’s Prayer to be changed. The current wording that says “lead us not into temptation” is not a good translation because God does not lead humans to sin, he says. His suggestion is to use “do…

Man sentenced for rape of 5 year old

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-CONRAD MATTHIAS has been sentenced to 22 years for the rape of a five-year-old child. Matthias, 61, however maintained his innocence. A jury last month took about an hour to find Matthias guilty for having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 14 years. The offence happened…

Italian man kills family with rat poison ingredient

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Italian man kills family with rat poison ingredient appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – Italian police have arrested a man who allegedly used a rat poison ingredient to kill members of his family because they were “impure”. Mattia Del Zotto, 27, is accused of

Man ‘cements microwave to head’

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Man ‘cements microwave to head’ appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Crews took an hour to free the man. (BBC) – An internet “prankster” had to be freed by firefighters after cementing his head inside a microwave oven. West Midlands Fire Service said it took an

Brathwaite, Roach up in ICC rankings ahead of Hamilton Test

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Brathwaite, Roach up in ICC rankings ahead of Hamilton Test appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Kraigg Brathwaite (left) and Kemar Roach. (CMC) — Opener Kraigg Brathwaite and seamer Kemar Roach have continued to flourish in the latest International Cricket Council player rankings, despite West Indies

Caribbean Airlift Council

Source: The Voice AIRLIFT is a major Caribbean problem that deserves top priority because it is vital for tourism and trade, subsequently for … The post Caribbean Airlift Council appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Caribbean Airlift Council

Neighbours prevent major fire at Ti Colon, Castries

Source: St. Lucia Times Quick action by neighbours at Ti Colin, Castries, prevented what could have been a major fire in the area Thursday shortly after noon. According to reports, not only did the neighbours remove a number of items from a house where the fire started, but they also sought to extinguish the…

Think Global, Act Local

Source: The Voice ONE may expect difficult problems to have equally difficult and expensive solutions. Imagined or ignored problems, however, are in a … The post Think Global, Act Local appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Think Global, Act Local

Flow Spruces Up Soufriere

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Flow Community Christmas campaign remained on the west coast last week as colleagues of the island’s … The post Flow Spruces Up Soufriere appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Flow Spruces Up Soufriere

Returning Nigerians express relief after ‘hell’ of Libya camps

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Nigerian migrants expressed relief as they arrived home on Tuesday from Libya, describing the “hell” of harsh conditions in detention camps where they had been held. African heads of state have condemned the treatment of undocumented migrants in Libya, including widespread violence and apparent slave trading. The 144…

Rhythm House Offers ‘Audio Essentials’ Workshop

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – RHYTHM House, recording studio founded on August 11, 2003 by Peter Simeon Jr., is a total audio … The post Rhythm House Offers ‘Audio Essentials’ Workshop appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Rhythm House Offers ‘Audio Essentials’ Workshop

Pierre blames negligence for EU blacklisting

Source: St. Lucia Times The leader of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Philip J. Pierre, told a news conference Thursday that a decision by the European Union to put Saint Lucia on a black list of tax havens is a very serious matter. And he has blamed negligence on the part of…

Smog should stop play, Indian doctors tell cricket bosses

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Smog should stop play, Indian doctors tell cricket bosses appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. In this photograph taken on December 3, 2017, Sri Lankan players wear masks in an attempt to protect themselves from air pollution as Indian captain Virat Kohli (2L) and teammate R

Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Australia’s Parliament voted Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter debate settled by a much-criticized government survey of voters that strongly endorsed change. The public gallery in the House of Representatives erupted with applause when the bill passed. It changes the definition of marriage…

SANDALS RESORTS INSPIRES BRIDES AND GROOM

Source: The St. Lucia Star New décor inspirations, food and beverage choices and new ceremony and reception venues. MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – December 5, 2017 – Sandals Resorts International (SRI), parent company of the Caribbean’s leading luxury all-inclusive brands: Sandals Resorts, for adult couples and Beaches Resorts, for everyone, announces the launch of Aisle

Russia voices ‘serious concern’ at US Jerusalem move

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Russia voices ‘serious concern’ at US Jerusalem move appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Smoke billows from burning tyres as Palestinian demonstrators clash with Isralei troops during protests against a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Ramallah

King not ruling out arson in Soufriere Hospital fires

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post King not ruling out arson in Soufriere Hospital fires appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Kingking Infrastructure Minister Stephenson King has confirmed that an investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the latest Soufriere Hospital fire. In the early evening of December 2, 2017,

SLDHA donates insulin to Dominica

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post SLDHA donates insulin to Dominica appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The St. Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association has received a donation of insulin from Tenacia Global out of the United States. The insulin will be delivered to persons living with diabetes in

Sambo Federation

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The interim executive of the Sports and Combat Sambo Federation Saint Lucia will be hosting its first annual elections on the 06th January, 2018 at the Chase Gardens Community Centre from 2:30 pm. The nominations are open to all interested persons for the following posts:- President Vice President Secretary…

Uber paid 20-year-old man to keep data breach secret

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Uber paid 20-year-old man to keep data breach secret appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through

Get Off That List!

Source: The Voice THIS week, the European Union named Caribbean territories Saint Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago among seventeen nations blacklisted … The post Get Off That List! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Get Off That List!

Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show culminates

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: The 2017 Trade Show Brought Together Approximately 70 Exhibitors. Permanent Secretary in the Department of Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Titus Preville, said the annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show, provides opportunities for job creation. The event also has the potential of assisting with the growth of…

Lawsuits Likely In Hospital Scandal

Source: The Voice PLANS by the government to haul person or persons before the courts to give an account of the monies spent … The post Lawsuits Likely In Hospital Scandal appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Lawsuits Likely In Hospital Scandal

Millers Urged To Raise Stakes

Source: The Voice THE members of the Caribbean Millers’ Association (CMA) ended their two-day session here yesterday, perhaps receiving a little more than … The post Millers Urged To Raise Stakes appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Millers Urged To Raise Stakes

Photographer Needs Help In Recovering Stolen Equipment

Source: The Voice ST. LUCIAN photographer Chester Williams is requesting the public’s assistance in recovering his camera, two lenses and an assortment of … The post Photographer Needs Help In Recovering Stolen Equipment appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Photographer Needs Help In Recovering Stolen Equipment

Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising against Israel

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – The powerful Palestinian Islamist group Hamas called on Thursday for a new uprising against Israel after U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. “We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada in the face of the Zionist enemy,” Hamas leader…

Prime Minister hosts Christmas party

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: Children with Special Needs Throughout the Island were the Guests of Honour at the Festive Event. Prime Minister Hon Allen M Chastanet hosted the annual Christmas party for children with special needs last weekend, at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Vigie. Children with special needs from districts throughout the…

C&W Networks Wins MEF Excellence Award

Source: The St. Lucia Star The latest recognition came at the annual MEF Excellence Awards 2017 in Orlando, Florida on November 14. MIAMI, FL – December 5, 2017 – In another round of recognition for best infrastructure and customer service excellence, C&W Networks once again emerged with top billing, this time winning the award for Best Network and Service Innovation in

UNIQUE VACATIONS DEEPENS INVESTMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Unique Vacations, the worldwide representative for Sandals & Beaches Resorts, has announced plans to further its investment in the region. At present Unique Vacations has four contact centers established in Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Grenada and The Bahamas, which provide high paying jobs for over 500 Caribbean nationals. Unique has…

Usain Bolt statue unveiled in Jamaica

Source: St. Lucia Times ESPN:-Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt returned to where it all began for him, as an eight-foot bronze statue of the sprinter was unveiled at Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston. As reported by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) website, Bolt said: “Never did I feel that I would…

PM responds to Saint Lucia being put on EU black list of tax havens

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has been responding to news that the European Union has published its first blacklist of tax havens, naming 17 territories including Saint Lucia, Barbados and South Korea. Chastanet told St Lucia Times that his administration found out about the blacklisting on Tuesday. “The background to this…

Martin Dorville Re-Elected President

Source: The St. Lucia Star The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture held its 133rd Annual General Meeting on November 29th, 2017 where Martin Dorville of Massy Stores St. Lucia was re-elected President. Along with Mr. Dorville other members of the Chamber Board were elected. In a very smooth transition the Board

International Civil Aviation Day

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post International Civil Aviation Day appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Council President and Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and Dr. Fang Liu respectively, issued a joint statement today in celebration of International Civil Aviation

Dominican children get more ‘Chances’ with C&W

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Dominican children get more ‘Chances’ with C&W appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The children of CHANCES in Dominica get a gift of a much needed refrigerator for their center from C&W CEO John Reid and Flow Dominica Country Manager Jeffrey Baptiste as part of Mission

Visitor Channel re-launches Resort Partnership Program

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Visitor Channel re-launches Resort Partnership Program appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Candy Fraser & Ross Stevenson (PRESS RELEASE) – Over the past twelve (12) years The Visitor Channel has worked with the local tourism interest to promote Saint Lucia, its culture and attractions to the

Unique Vacations deepens investment in the Caribbean

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Unique Vacations deepens investment in the Caribbean appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Unique Vacations, the worldwide representative for Sandals & Beaches Resorts, has announced plans to further its investment in the region. At present Unique Vacations has four contact centers established in

Police officers to represent St. Lucia in Rugby competition

Source: St. Lucia Times The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force wishes to congratulate four of its Law Enforcement Officers on their selection to represent Saint Lucia at the 2017 Barbados World Rugby Tournament, which is scheduled to take place on the 9th and 10th of December in Barbados. Ernie Julien, Signa President, Shena St…

Police officers to represent St. Lucia in rugby competition

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Police officers to represent St. Lucia in rugby competition appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force wishes to congratulate four of its Law Enforcement Officers on their selection to represent Saint Lucia at the 2017 Barbados World Rugby

Mango Bowl Regatta Sailed Away on the Weekend

Source: The St. Lucia Star Commodore Gene Lawrence kept a close eye on things while on board the dive boat Sea Titan. Persevere Diabolicum, Sy Cricket, Die Hard and DigiLife were the big winners over the weekend, during the sixth edition of the Mango Bowl Regatta which took place at Rodney Bay. Saturday was

SRDF To Improve Service Delivery at Sulphur Springs Park

Source: The St. Lucia Star Six (6) new employees were appointed to the position of Tour Guide at the Sulphur Springs Park. Soufriere, St Lucia- The Soufriere Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of six (6) new employees to the position of Tour Guide at the Sulphur Springs Park. As tour guides they

Prime Minister hosts Christmas party

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Prime Minister hosts Christmas party appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – Prime Minister Hon Allen M Chastanet hosted the annual Christmas party for children with special needs last weekend, at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Vigie. Children with special needs from districts throughout

Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show culminates

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show culminates appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – Permanent Secretary in the Department of Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Titus Preville, said the annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show, provides opportunities for job creation. The event also

SALCC offers new tiling course

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post SALCC offers new tiling course appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Southern Extension Unit of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is offering a course in Tiling Theory and Practice. The Tiling Theory and Practice course will commence on Saturday, Jan. 13,

A Dance & Theatrical Production: Bèlèlesh

Source: The St. Lucia Star Introduction Bèlèlesh is dance, visceral bodies and in-depth contemporary exploration of culture. Bèlèlesh is sexy, arrogant, confrontational and …shows off even our frailty and scars of which we are proud. ” …I come from; a place that likes grandeur; it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish…”

Vieux Fort Youth and Sports Council held their elections

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Saint Lucia National Council takes this opportunity to announce that the Vieux Fort Youth and Sports Council held their elections on the 30th November, at the Vieux Fort Primary School. It is commendable that representatives from all parts of Vieux Fort South attended to vote for this…

LACFEST 2017 ends on a positive note

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post LACFEST 2017 ends on a positive note appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The curtains came down on a successful Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Festival, LACFEST 2017 on Saturday, December 2 with the final film presented by the guest country Spain. The

Trump’s Jerusalem decision promises upheaval

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trump’s Jerusalem decision promises upheaval appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CNN) – President Donald Trump’s fragile political standing among American voters may be about to cause dangerous reverberations in the Middle East. His announcement Wednesday that he will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Hunt for yield drives record sales of long-dated EM debt

Source: The St. Lucia Star Emerging market countries, banks and companies are selling long-dated debt in record volumes as investors’ search for yield pushes them to expand their appetite for risk. With markets set to remain open for business for another couple of weeks before winding down to year-end, syndicated sales of paper with

PANCAP Builds Capacity of NAP Managers and Civil Society in Public Education on ‘Treat All’

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Workshop to develop messages to educate key populations Tuesday, December 5 2017 (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 PANCAP Knowledge for Health…

Civil Status Registry-Operations return to normal

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The Civil Status Registry and the Office of the Adjudicator inadvertently remained closed for the better part of Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  This, after an electrical fault resulted in temporary disruption to the operations of both offices. The Fire Service was summoned and a thorough investigation was launched into…

HCG Diet: How it Helps You Become an Athletic Runner

Source: St. Lucia Times (Article by: Gracy Liura) In training to become an athlete runner, no other dietary plan apart from the HCG is essential in being a building block on your journey to athleticism. Why is it such an effective diet to assist athlete runners though? And is there any creditability in the…

A Truly ‘Green’ Caribbean Not So Far-Fetched!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Denell Florius, CEO & Founder of Eco Carib Inc. All it took was a ride in an electric car to convince Denell Florius of what the next move in his professional journey needed to be. Since then, he’s been immersed in a world propelled by green energy. He’s even

SRDF Hires New Employees To Improve Service

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new employees to … The post SRDF Hires New Employees To Improve Service appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SRDF Hires New Employees To Improve Service

‘Festival of Lights’ Rebranded

Source: The Voice WHAT for decades has been called the Festival of Lights has now been branded under a new name –“December Festival”. … The post ‘Festival of Lights’ Rebranded appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘Festival of Lights’ Rebranded

Moore held for $13.95 deodorant

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-A 42-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, will call HMP Dodds home for the next 12 months. Andrew Sylvester Moore, who was recently released from the St Philip penal institution, pleaded guilty to stealing a $13.95 pack of deodorant from Popular Discounts on December 2. Moore was…

TELL THE TRUTH: BREAKING NEWS Another murder!

Source: The St. Lucia Star   Joshua St. Aimee is a recent graduate of the Hospitality Studies Department of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. A sports enthusiast, he is now pursuing a career in Graphic Design & Animation. For business inquires, contact: jsacartoonist@gmail.com The post TELL THE TRUTH: BREAKING NEWS Another murder! appeared

Cricket West Indies 4-Day Regional Tournament Results

Source: The Voice Half-centuries from Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Test batsman Leon Johnson formalized an eight-wicket victory for runaway leaders and reigning three-time champions … The post Cricket West Indies 4-Day Regional Tournament Results appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Cricket West Indies 4-Day Regional Tournament Results

‘No Need To Panic’ — Holder

Source: The Voice WEST Indies had a solid build-up to the New Zealand tour, having chased down 322 in Leeds and sealed a … The post ‘No Need To Panic’ — Holder appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘No Need To Panic’ — Holder

Speak Out St. Lucia Supports Sex Offender Registry Announcement

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Castries, Saint Lucia – December 5, 2017— Speak Out St. Lucia (S.O.S.) is pleased with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s announcement yesterday at his pre-Cabinet briefing, about his government’s decision to move forward with the implementation of a Sex Offender Registry in Saint Lucia. Many individuals and groups, over the…

Leveraging the EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: EPA Workshop Assists Business Owners in the Export of Products and Services to Europe. The OECS Commission has joined the Saint Lucia Government’s Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs in celebration of November as “Business Month” under the theme: Promoting an Entrepreneurial Culture – Innovation and…

Resumption of dental services at La Clery

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Resumption of dental services at La Clery appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The Dental Department via the Ministry of Health and Wellness informs the residents of La Clery and Environs of the resumption of the dental clinic at the La Clery Wellness

Supreme Court lets full Trump travel ban take effect

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Supreme Court lets full Trump travel ban take effect appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CNN) – The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed the newest version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to take effect pending appeal. This is the first time justices have allowed

Yohance Cazaubon: “Entrepreneurship is the way to go”

Source: The St. Lucia Star Yohance John Cazaubon operates two businesses based in the community of Soufriere. As a recent graduate of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Yohance Cazaubon was one of the hundreds trying to join the work force. Instead of sending in dozens of applications and waiting weeks for interviews, Yohance

California wildfire: Thousands evacuated in Ventura County

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post California wildfire: Thousands evacuated in Ventura County appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – Some 27,000 residents were forced to flee their homes in the middle of the night as a fast-moving wildfire ripped through southern California. Several thousand homes are under mandatory evacuation in

New book “Running in Heels” launched

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: Running in Heels Highlights the Political Experience of Women in Saint Lucia. Under the patronage of HE Dame Pearlette Louisy, the Governor General of Saint Lucia, the book “Running in Heels” was launched on Tuesday, Nov. 28, to coincide with the international observance of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based…

Teen claims to have molested 50 children

Source: St. Lucia Times (CNN)It was 3 in the morning, and a California woman was attempting to flag down a police officer; she wanted to report that her son just told her he had molested two boys. The confession would go much deeper once Riverside police detained 18-year-old Joseph Boston on Saturday, authorities say.…

Golden Krust CEO commits suicide

Source: St. Lucia Times N.Y Daily News:-The owner of the Golden Krust restaurant chain who committed suicide in his Bronx factory was deep in tax debt and was being sued by a former staffer for thousands in lost wages, court records show. Lowell Hawthorne was “worried” about the liens, which included more than $150,000…

Nelson Mandela funeral: ‘Millions misspent’

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-South Africa’s corruption watchdog has found officials misused millions of dollars during Nelson Mandela’s funeral four years ago. According to the report, 300m rand ($22m; £16m) was redirected from a development fund to help with costs. It had been earmarked for things like “sanitation, the replacement of mud schools and…

Coping with Infertility Over the Christmas Holidays

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Christmas holidays aren’t easy for couples coping with infertility. A childless Christmas can be very difficult to cope with. These tips for enjoying Christmas – not just surviving the holiday season – may help you cope with not being pregnant. Decrease your alcohol consumption If you’re trying to

Relocation of Services from Soufriere Hospital

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Health Officials were alerted to second fire at the Soufriere Hospital at about 7pm on Saturday  December 2nd. Medial Officer for Health Dr. Sharon Belmar-George said there were no reports no injuries or casualties resulting from the fire and expressed gratitude to the police and fire service personnel for…

Teen stabbed in Castries

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Teen stabbed in Castries appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A teenager is in stable condition following a stabbing incident in the city of Castries this afternoon, Dec. 4. Emergency officials were alerted at 4:23 p.m. and an ambulance was dispatched to Micoud Street. The victim,

Sports Profile of the Week – Kimani Melius

Source: The St. Lucia Star The St Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) announced last week that Kimani made the West Indies Under 19 Squad for the ICC Youth World Cup in New Zealand early next year. It was never in doubt but now it’s official, following a press release from the West Indies Cricket

Winklevoss twins become world’s first bitcoin billionaires

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Winklevoss twins become world’s first bitcoin billionaires appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (NEW YORK POST) – The Winklevoss twins have become the world’s first bitcoin billionaires. That’s right, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss — who in 2004 famously sued Mark Zuckerberg, claiming

Chastanet hails drop in unemployment

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has hailed a drop in Saint Lucia’s unemployment figures, declaring that his administration is very excited about the development. However  Chastanet told reporters Monday that there is a difference between progress and success. “When I say we are making progress, that does not in any way…

CARIBBEAN GRAINS SPREADS THE FINE ART OF BAKING

Source: The St. Lucia Star Bakers Michael and Ali with students from Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School. Caribbean Grains Ltd, which operates a production mill in Vieux Fort, considers itself more than just a manufacturer of flour. The company, which has been here for more than a year, sees itself as an ally of the

Commercial Netball Results

Source: The St. Lucia Star Shem Maxwell goes high for a pass during Wednesday’s game against Teachers. In local netball news, recently two matches were played in the Commercial League competition yesterday at the Vigie Sports Complex. In the first encounter Best of Eleven defeated SLISBA Mele 35 – 21. The first quarter ended

Sandals Foundation supports hurricane-displaced students

Source: The St. Lucia Star Almost 250 Dominican children, now studying and residing in Antigua, following the devastating passage of Hurricane Maria through their homeland, were recently surprised with a gift of school supplies and backpacks by the Sandals Foundation. This is a continuation of a similar project, in coordination with the Ministry of

Zimbabwe’s new leader drops 2 ministers after public outcry

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday dropped two ministers he had appointed to his new cabinet just a day earlier, a move widely seen as a response to a public uproar over the nominations. Mnangagwa, 75, named his cabinet overnight Thursday, and is expected to appoint two vice…

MP proposes to gay partner in Australian parliament

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-A gay Australian MP proposed to his partner just moments after a bill paving the way for same-sex marriage was introduced. Tim Wilson fought back tears as he popped the question to Ryan Bolger in the country’s House of Representatives – the first time an MP had proposed on…

China: ‘Obedience school’ for women closed

Source: St. Lucia Times The Telegraph:-A school where Chinese men sent their wives to learn “women’s virtues” such as household chores and the value of “talking less and working more” has been forced to close. Tutors at the institute in northern China also chastised women for wearing make-up or having career ambitions, local reports…

US, South Korea begin largest-ever joint air drill

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – The US and South Korea on Monday kicked off their largest ever joint air exercise, an operation North Korea has labelled an “all-out provocation”, days after Pyongyang fired its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile. The five-day Vigilant Ace drill — involving 230 aircraft, including F-22 Raptor stealth jet…

Moroccan Embassy Expands Diplomacy Through Health Service

Source: The St. Lucia Star On Friday November 17, the Caribbean Centre for Family and Human Rights, CARIFAM, founded by Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, opened the fifth World Congress of Families regional conference. The event lasted for two days at the Johnson’s Centre in Rodney Bay and proved to be successful and informative, featuring a new

UK and EU ‘appear close to Brexit breakthrough’

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UK and EU ‘appear close to Brexit breakthrough’ appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – There are increasing indications that an agreement on the first phase of Brexit talks is about to be struck. EU Council president Donald Tusk said he was “encouraged by progress”

SLTA Opens Tourist Season With Powerful New Marketing Push

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has undertaken a revised marketing strategy in the wake of hurricanes … The post SLTA Opens Tourist Season With Powerful New Marketing Push appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLTA Opens Tourist Season With Powerful

House of Assembly sitting, Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post House of Assembly sitting, Tuesday, December 05, 2017 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, December 05, 2017 with Papers to be laid and Bills to be presented by the Honourable Prime Minister

BEAUTY OF THE DAY (December 4, 2017)

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post BEAUTY OF THE DAY (December 4, 2017) appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Name: Fernuda Address: La Feuille, Monchy Zodiac Sign: Leo Send your submission – name, general address and zodiac sign – to slunewsonline@gmail.com (15)(1)The post BEAUTY OF THE DAY (December 4, 2017) appeared first

A DEPUTY ESSENTIAL!!! SO TOO CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM!

Source: St. Lucia Times By Earl Stephen Huntley St. Lucia’s model of government is inherited from and based on the British system of Westminster Parliamentary democracy. Under this system, the government of the country is formed by the party whose members are the majority of the elected members of its legislature who utilise that…

British national found dead in Trouya

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post British national found dead in Trouya appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Police are investigating the death of a British national who was found hanging at his residence in Trouya, Gros Islet on Saturday, Dec. 2. He is 67-year-old Lee Urgan. Sources said Urgan’s body was

Threats reported against Soufriere Hospital nurses

Source: St. Lucia Times Police are investigating reports of threats against Soufriere Hospital nurses, apparently as part of their probe into two fires within less than a month at the Soufriere Hospital Health and Wellness Minister, Mary Isaac, told St Lucia Times that she has heard of the reported threats. “But the Saint Lucia…

MAY I CARRY YOUR BAGS, SIR?

Source: The St. Lucia Star How can a heavy backpack hurt you? Let us count the ways! Is your bag causing you neck pains? Whether you’re at school, working in an office or just out and about, chances are you carry around a bag or laptop. Every day I see young people carrying a

St Lucia Moto X Club Has a New Executive

Source: The St. Lucia Star The St Lucia Moto X Club is placing more emphasis on young riders. Nine days after the 26th birthday of the St Lucia Moto X Club, a new executive was voted in. November 18 saw the return of Terroll Compton as President, a post he once held for six

Relocation of Services due to major fire at Soufriere Hospital

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-The Soufriere Hospital was yet again the scene of another fire within one month with the previous one occurring on 14th November 2017.  The swift action of staff, residents of Soufriere and fire officials quickly arrested the first fire which caused little damage to the facility. This time however…

Lighting up the city, and our hearts

Source: The St. Lucia Star Never mind how exasperating an unscheduled weekend wake-up call of parang can be, December is here and, with it, will be the much-anticipated Festival of Lights. If you’re anything like me, you would have been surprised, sceptical even, after receiving word that the Taiwanese Embassy would be donating upwards

Don’t Fall Victim To This Used Car Scam

Source: The St. Lucia Star Law officials say car scams are one of the risks buyers sign up for when purchasing secondhand vehicles. To most of us who just want to get around at our own convenience, finding an affordably priced secondhand vehicle is very much like ha0ving our cake and eating it. Imagine

A FINTECH FUTURE

Source: The St. Lucia Star Innovative technology is transforming the banking sector but are Caribbean banks ready for the digital revolution? Just a decade ago it would’ve been hard to imagine paying bills with bitcoin or taking investment tips from a ‘robo-adviser’. Now such services are commonplace in the global financial marketplace. Ever-advancing technology,

British national found hanging at Trouya

Source: St. Lucia Times The body of a British national was found hanging Saturday at his home at Trouya, Saint Lucia police have reported. Law enforcement sources have identified the deceased as Lee Urgan, 67. Th discovery was made at around 6.30 am. A law enforcement source told St Lucia Times that the death…

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