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March 12, 2019

St. Lucia

Singer R. Kelly has been indicted, sources say

Source: St. Lucia Times (CNN) An indictment has been handed down against musician R. Kelly by the Cook County State’s Attorney office, two sources with knowledge of the development… Link: Singer R. Kelly has been indicted, sources say

Panicked Man Runs From Snake In Toilet

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A man has been sent running in panic after finding a snake in his toilet while his home was being renovated. The 4ft (1.2m)… Link: Panicked Man Runs From Snake In Toilet

Pilot Killed In Guyana Plane Crash

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:-  A pilot died yesterday afternoon in a crash at the Eteringbang Airstrip in Region Seven. Captain Randy Liverpool was the lone occupant of the… Link: Pilot Killed In Guyana Plane Crash

Bob Marley’s London house to get English Heritage blue plaque

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  A house in London where Bob Marley sought refuge after the trauma of an assassination attempt in Jamaica is to have an English Heritage… Link: Bob Marley’s London house to get English Heritage blue plaque

Saint Lucians Overseas Sign MOU With SSDF

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The St Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) and the Union of St. Lucians Overseas Associations (USLOA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding which outlines the… Link: Saint Lucians Overseas Sign MOU With SSDF

Harmon tells RUSAL that Guyanese workers must be respected

Source: St. Lucia News Online Government Ministers meet with RUSAL officials. [Ministry of the Presidency photo](NEWS ROOM) — Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Thursday made it clear at a… Link: Harmon tells RUSAL that Guyanese workers must be respected

Guyana: Pilot’s burnt body recovered

Source: St. Lucia News Online Parts of the plane after the explosion (NEWS ROOM) — Police have removed the body of a pilot, Randy Liverpool, from aircraft #8R-GHB which crash… Link: Guyana: Pilot’s burnt body recovered

Saint Lucia gunmen ‘chambered’ for Independence

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) — The Saint Lucia Shooting Association is ‘chambering’ for its 2019 Independence tournament, to be held Sunday, February 24 from 10 a.m. at the… Link: Saint Lucia gunmen ‘chambered’ for Independence

Melius debuts, Edward strikes for Windward Islands!

Source: St. Lucia News Online Kimani Melius (right), the West Indies Under-19 and West Indies B opening batsman, was handed his cap by legendary Windwards opener, Devon Smith. (SNO) —… Link: Melius debuts, Edward strikes for Windward Islands!

New Primary Grade Assessment Framework For OECS Schools

Source: St. Lucia Times Parents and students in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are being urged to get fully acquainted with the new primary grade assessment framework… Link: New Primary Grade Assessment Framework For OECS Schools

Mother Of Murder Victim Expresses Confidence In Cops

Source: St. Lucia Times The mother of murder victim, Kimberly Williams deLeon, declaring that she has high hopes, has expressed confidence in Saint Lucia police as they try to… Link: Mother Of Murder Victim Expresses Confidence In Cops

Chastanet Supports Term Limits For Prime Ministers

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has said that he personally would like term limits for government leaders. “I have listened to the arguments on both sides… Link: Chastanet Supports Term Limits For Prime Ministers

New primary grade assessment framework for OECS school

Source: St. Lucia News Online CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb 21, CMC – Parents and students in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are being urged to get fully acquainted… Link: New primary grade assessment framework for OECS school

Haiti: Opposition parties announce new rounds of street protests

Source: St. Lucia News Online PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 21, CMC – Opposition political parties say they will hold fresh demonstrations across Haiti on Friday in their demands for… Link: Haiti: Opposition parties announce new rounds of street protests

Guyanese Accused Of Murdering Daughter Dies In Canadian Hospital

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:–  The Guyanese man who was charged with killing his 11-year-old daughter has died in a Canadian hospital following a self-inflicted wound. According to citynews.ca… Link: Guyanese Accused Of Murdering Daughter Dies In Canadian Hospital

Jussie Smollett Arrested Over False Attack Report

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:–  US actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago after being charged with filing a false police report. The Empire star had said he… Link: Jussie Smollett Arrested Over False Attack Report

Russia bans smartphones for soldiers over social media fears

Source: St. Lucia News Online Taking videos and pictures, like selfies, will be banned for active servicemen. * TASS/GETTY (BBC) — Russia’s parliament has voted to ban soldiers from using… Link: Russia bans smartphones for soldiers over social media fears

Russia Bans Smartphones Use For Soldiers On Duty

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  Russia’s parliament has voted to ban soldiers from using smartphones while on duty, after their social media use raised issues of national security. The bill… Link: Russia Bans Smartphones Use For Soldiers On Duty

Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of public prosecutor

Source: St. Lucia News Online Several of the accused said at their trial that they had been tortured by security forces (BBC) — Egypt has executed nine men convicted of… Link: Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of public prosecutor

Gay partner of Serbian PM gives birth

Source: St. Lucia News Online Ana Brnabic has been criticised by LGBT activists for not doing enough to defend gay rights in the country. * Getty (BBC) — Serbian Prime… Link: Gay partner of Serbian PM gives birth

Opposition Leader Speaks On Coconut Vending Controversy

Source: St. Lucia Times Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre has said that the issue of coconut vending at Rodney Bay presents an ideal situation to find a way for… Link: Opposition Leader Speaks On Coconut Vending Controversy

Probe Launched Into How Ferry Developed Ruptured Hull

Source: St. Lucia Times The Commander of the Marine Police  says investigations are now underway to determine how a ferry developed a ruptured hull while on its way here… Link: Probe Launched Into How Ferry Developed Ruptured Hull

Saint Lucians Urged To Be ‘All In’ For Independence

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release: Saint Lucia is now in full Independence mode as the fluttering of flags and buntings and beautifully decorated schools and business places, reflect a… Link: Saint Lucians Urged To Be ‘All In’ For Independence

19-Year-Old Bride Defends Marriage To 62-Year-Old Husband

Source: St. Lucia Times Fox News:-  Hopeless romantics would likely agree that love knows no age, but a married couple with 43 years difference between them say they are simply… Link: 19-Year-Old Bride Defends Marriage To 62-Year-Old Husband

Catholic Cardinals Urge End To ‘Homosexual Agenda’

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-  Two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have urged an end of what they call “the plague of the homosexual agenda”, telling bishops to… Link: Catholic Cardinals Urge End To ‘Homosexual Agenda’

Venezuelans In Barbados Seek Help For Those Back Home

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:–  Members of the Venezuelan community in Barbados are pleading with the embattled Nicolás Maduro-led administration to allow humanitarian aid into their homeland and ease… Link: Venezuelans In Barbados Seek Help For Those Back Home

Bomb Threat At George F.L. Charles Airport

Source: St. Lucia Times Activity at George F.L. Charles airport at Vigie ground to a halt Wednesday morning after airport officials reported a bomb threat. An airport employee told… Link: Bomb Threat At George F.L. Charles Airport

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority welcomes 382-member Canadian incentive group

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, in collaboration with RobertQ, and Windward and Leeward Brewery, officially welcomed APC Canusa’s 382-member incentive group to the… Link: Saint Lucia Tourism Authority welcomes 382-member Canadian incentive group

Guyana: GECOM votes to hold new registration for elections

Source: St. Lucia News Online Commissioner Vincent Alexander (Delano Williams photo) (GUYANA CHRONICLE) — The Guyana Elections Commission has decided by way of vote that new General and Regional Elections… Link: Guyana: GECOM votes to hold new registration for elections

Jamaican man accused of theft, granted bail

Source: St. Lucia News Online TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 19, CMC – A Jamaican man accused of selling a fishing boat and engine that did not belong to him… Link: Jamaican man accused of theft, granted bail

Jamaica: 30 people injured in motor vehicle crash

Source: St. Lucia News Online (JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Thirty people including 15 students sustained injuries in a motor vehicle collision along the Montpelier main road in St James Tuesday morning.… Link: Jamaica: 30 people injured in motor vehicle crash

The subtle art of calling in sick

Source: St. Lucia Times You’ve spent the night in the bathroom after eating some questionable takeout food, and you’re still feeling queasy. What are you going to tell your… Link: The subtle art of calling in sick

US Expert: Saint Lucia Cops Must Understand Citizens’ Rights

Source: St. Lucia Times United States expert, Dr. Edwin Powell, has stressed the need for local cops to undergo human rights training, following the completion of a human rights … Link: US Expert: Saint Lucia Cops Must Understand Citizens’ Rights

Export Saint Lucia Helps Young Female Exporter Enter UK Market

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  There continues to be significant strides in the export of agricultural products from Saint Lucia. Recently Mangal Trading spearheaded by young entrepreneur Nila Mangal… Link: Export Saint Lucia Helps Young Female Exporter Enter UK Market

Consultations Continue On Market Redevelopment Project

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Castries Constituency Council on Monday enjoyed a pleasant and positive consultative meeting with vendors of the provisions market.  The consultation  was not the… Link: Consultations Continue On Market Redevelopment Project

Soufriere to host first ever Lionfish Derby and Cookout

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE) — On Saturday, February 23, Soufriere is set to host its first Lionfish Derby and Cookout. The event, the first of four such… Link: Soufriere to host first ever Lionfish Derby and Cookout

Bernie Sanders Enters The 2020 US Presidential Race

Source: St. Lucia Times CNBC:-  Sen. Bernie Sanders told Vermont Public Radio on Tuesday that he is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in an increasingly crowded field vying to take… Link: Bernie Sanders Enters The 2020 US Presidential Race

Independence Squash Tournament a Success

Source: The Voice THE Saint Lucia Squash Team Tournament was held on Sunday 17th February at the Saint Lucia Yacht Club and was … The post Independence Squash… Link: Independence Squash Tournament a Success

T&T Police Chief, Media At Odds Over Crime Reporting

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:- The Me­dia As­so­ci­a­tion of Trinidad and To­ba­go (MATT) has hit back at Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith for crit­i­cis­ing the me­dia for in­ter­view­ing… Link: T&T Police Chief, Media At Odds Over Crime Reporting

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel fashion designer, dead at 85

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BBC) — Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, aged 85, in Paris. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi,… Link: Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel fashion designer, dead at 85

ECCB Says EC Dollar ‘Remains Strong’

Source: St. Lucia Times The EC dollar remains strong  according to a Communique of the 93rd Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, held last… Link: ECCB Says EC Dollar ‘Remains Strong’

T&T Police To Deal Severely With Fighting Students

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  Students who think they can get away “unscathed” when their fights move out of the school compound and into public spaces may need to… Link: T&T Police To Deal Severely With Fighting Students

Elderly Man Perishes In Barbados House Fire

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-  Seventy-six-year-old Eric Fenty perished in a house fire, which destroyed his Kew Road, Bank Hall home around 11: 20 last night. According to police,… Link: Elderly Man Perishes In Barbados House Fire

UK teen in coma wakes up with ‘surprise’ baby daughter

Source: St. Lucia News Online Ebony Stevenson with surprise daughter Elodie. * SWNS (BBC) — A teenager who went into a coma after going to bed with a headache woke… Link: UK teen in coma wakes up with ‘surprise’ baby daughter

More than 60 Haitian nationals detained

Source: St. Lucia News Online Haitian nationals intercepted on a boat seeking to enter Bahamas illegally (RBDF Photo) NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb 18, CMC – Bahamas law enforcement authorities say they… Link: More than 60 Haitian nationals detained

Former Saint Lucian basketballer gives back

Source: St. Lucia News Online Bridgid Mitchell (SNO) — Saint Lucia’s Bridgid Mitchell was a do-it-all three-sport standout for Coppin State University, and she continues to do it all now… Link: Former Saint Lucian basketballer gives back

Michigan Powerlifter Lifts Vehicle That Pinned Man

Source: St. Lucia Times Fox News:-  A Michigan powerlifter was hailed as a hero last week after he helped a man who was pinned underneath a 2-ton SUV. Ryan Belcher, 29, was… Link: Michigan Powerlifter Lifts Vehicle That Pinned Man

ECCO Concerned Over Royalty Money Going Overseas

Source: St. Lucia Times The Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO) Inc is concerned that some 90 percent of the money it collects in royalties here goes to societies… Link: ECCO Concerned Over Royalty Money Going Overseas

T&T Police Association Says No To Contract Cops

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  ANY attempt by the Government or Police Commissioner Gary Griffith to implement police officers becoming contractual employees will not be supported. This is the… Link: T&T Police Association Says No To Contract Cops

TV Host Says He Has Not Washed His Hands In A Decade

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  A Fox News host told viewers live on air that he has not washed his hands in a decade because “germs are not a… Link: TV Host Says He Has Not Washed His Hands In A Decade

Two in custody in execution-style killing of Syrian national

Source: St. Lucia News Online Wassouf (SNO) — Two people are in custody in connection with the shooting death of Syrian national Souheil Wassouf, HTS is reporting. The two were… Link: Two in custody in execution-style killing of Syrian national

Saltibus personalities memorialized in mural

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) — A mural is being created in Saltibus to honour the memories of residents who have contributed to the community. This was revealed by Bradley… Link: Saltibus personalities memorialized in mural

Former PM expresses concerns over Hewanorra Airport Project

Source: St. Lucia News Online Dr. Kenny Anthony (file photo) (SNO) — Former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Vieux Fort South, Dr. Kenny Anthony, is expressing concerns over the… Link: Former PM expresses concerns over Hewanorra Airport Project

Citizens Urged To Take Advantage Of Free Flu Vaccines

Source: St. Lucia Times Health authorities here are urging citizens to take advantage of free flu vaccines that are available at local wellness centres. Acting Epidemiologist, Doctor Michelle Francois,… Link: Citizens Urged To Take Advantage Of Free Flu Vaccines

Police officers told to “shoot 50 Cent’

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BBC) — Police in New York are investigating claims a senior officer told members of his team to “shoot” the rapper 50 Cent. It’s alleged… Link: Police officers told to “shoot 50 Cent’

US Professor Suggests Method To Cut Jamaica’s Crime Rate

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  UNITED States-based Professor, Dr Ashley Deans is recommending that Jamaica adopt a Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique to assist in addressing the country’s crime problem.… Link: US Professor Suggests Method To Cut Jamaica’s Crime Rate

Love Speaks

Source: St. Lucia Times Dear Editor, A few days ago we were virtually  inundated with red and white outfits that portray Valentine Day. But love is not seasonal because… Link: Love Speaks

WCC Offers Media Opportunity

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the world’s largest trans-ocean sailing event, has been making landfall in Saint Lucia since 1990, making 2019 the… Link: WCC Offers Media Opportunity

Jamaica: Security guard steals woman’s phone then demands sex

Source: St. Lucia News Online (JAMAICA OBSERVER) — A security guard, who held up a woman in downtown Kingston with a knife and stole her phone and then tried to… Link: Jamaica: Security guard steals woman’s phone then demands sex

Baby born on JetBlue plane named ‘Born to Be Blue’ 

Source: St. Lucia News Online NBC 6 exclusively obtained footage of a baby being born aboard a JetBlue flight from Puerto Rico to Ft. Lauderdale. (NBC) –A baby was born… Link: Baby born on JetBlue plane named ‘Born to Be Blue’ 

Cuba says US military adventure against Venezuela must be stopped

Source: St. Lucia News Online Nicolas Maduro The following is a statement from the government of Cuba regarding the latest situation in the South American country of Venezuela: The Revolutionary… Link: Cuba says US military adventure against Venezuela must be stopped

Five sets of twins for Jamaican woman

Source: St. Lucia News Online Kerry-Ann Anderson with five of her children, Mario Cameron (left), Angel Cameron, Kylie Amelia Pusey, Kamal Cameron, and twins Calesha and Alesha Figarow. (Photo: Norman… Link: Five sets of twins for Jamaican woman

Minister Francis tours newly-renovated and re-opened Nyerah Court

Source: St. Lucia News Online (GIS) — Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, Sen. Hon. Hermangild Francis, along with the permanent secretary, recently gave an official tour of… Link: Minister Francis tours newly-renovated and re-opened Nyerah Court

Jamaica: Five Sets Of Twins!

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  Amid the recent baby-snatching incidents and debate on abortion comes the curious case of Kerry-Ann Anderson — a woman who has given birth to five… Link: Jamaica: Five Sets Of Twins!

Chris Gayle To Retire From ODIs

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  KINGSTON, Jamaica — Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from one-day international cricket following the 2019 ICC Cricket… Link: Chris Gayle To Retire From ODIs

Payless Closing all 2,100 Stores in US

Source: St. Lucia Times CNN: Payless is the latest retail chain to close up shop in the United States. The discount shoe store will close all 2,100 of its… Link: Payless Closing all 2,100 Stores in US

Sesame Street Bikers and Friends: Trailblazers on the Rise

Source: The St. Lucia Star If you happen to be traversing the scenic coastline of St Lucia, there’s a strong possibility you’ll run into a gang of bikers with various… Link: Sesame Street Bikers and Friends: Trailblazers on the Rise

That No Confidence Motion: The View From London!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Dear Rick: I watched your first show of the year last night. Good one, as usual. Your theme that “we don’t care a damn” is… Link: That No Confidence Motion: The View From London!

Guyanese Man Held For Murdering Daughter, 11, In Canada

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:–  A Canada-based Guyanese man is now facing a first degree murder charge over the death of his 11-year-old daughter. According to a Brampton Guardian… Link: Guyanese Man Held For Murdering Daughter, 11, In Canada

The Rural Unknown: Haiti’s Tech Summit

Source: The St. Lucia Star In four months from now, from June 20-22, 2019, Haiti will host its third annual ‘Haiti Tech Summit’ founded by Christine Souffrant Ntim, a Haitian-American,… Link: The Rural Unknown: Haiti’s Tech Summit

Radio’s Pied Piper Lands New Show at Real FM!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Just over a week after parting company with RCI over “irreconcilable differences,” Timothy Poleon was snatched up by Real FM to do for the station… Link: Radio’s Pied Piper Lands New Show at Real FM!

CARICOM’S finest hour

Source: St. Lucia News Online DAVID COMISSIONG (PRESS RELEASE) — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) deserves full marks for the position it has adopted and the actions it has undertaken in… Link: CARICOM’S finest hour

Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

Source: St. Lucia News Online Jussie Smollet (CNN) — Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollet paid two men… Link: Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

Bocage Step Pathway Rehabilitated

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Ministry of Economic Development has joined forces with the Bocage Development committee to rehabilitate a step pathway near the Bocage Secondary School. The… Link: Bocage Step Pathway Rehabilitated

Police say ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett staged attack

Source: St. Lucia News Online Jussie Smollett (USA TODAY) — Two Nigerian brothers told Chicago police investigators that they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on… Link: Police say ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett staged attack

Buju Banton Granted Special Permission To Perform In Barbados

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Nation:–  Special permission was granted for Buju Banton to perform in Barbados because his criminal conviction automatically disqualified him from gaining entry into the island.… Link: Buju Banton Granted Special Permission To Perform In Barbados

T&T: After Party, Four Men Killed In Crash

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  Four men on their way home from a party, died in a crash in Longdenville, central Trinidad early today. Two of the men have… Link: T&T: After Party, Four Men Killed In Crash

Chefs Battle At National Culinary Competition

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  As part of Saint Lucia’s Independence activities, 50 chefs from hotels and restaurants around the island competed in a National Culinary Competition hosted by… Link: Chefs Battle At National Culinary Competition

Little success for Russell but Sultans win opener

Source: St. Lucia News Online West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb 16, CMC – West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell, had little impact but his Multan Sultans… Link: Little success for Russell but Sultans win opener

McCoy to face England in tour match

Source: St. Lucia News Online Left-armer Obed McCoy BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 16, CMC – Rookie West Indies left-arm seamer, Obed McCoy, has been included in a UWI Vice-Chancellor XI to… Link: McCoy to face England in tour match

Windies plan to fight fire with fire, says upbeat Hope

Source: St. Lucia News Online West Indies stroke-maker Shai Hope. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 16, CMC – With the odds yet again firmly stacked against West Indies in the upcoming One-Day… Link: Windies plan to fight fire with fire, says upbeat Hope

Positive Reactions Over Secrets And Fears

Source: The Voice HOW WE COPE – PART 2 GOOD weekend to all. We will continue with last week’s theme on how we … The post Positive Reactions… Link: Positive Reactions Over Secrets And Fears

Denise Savory Archer — Tribute to Ron Savory 1933-2019

Source: The Voice RON SAVORY. He was brilliant, complex and funny! Born to Clarine Dewar and Neil Savory, he was the youngest of … The post Denise Savory… Link: Denise Savory Archer — Tribute to Ron Savory 1933-2019

In memory of the late Francis “Mindoo” Phillip

Source: The St. Lucia Star Never before in the history of this country has an athlete—and I dare say even a politician—been immortalized in the manner in which the late… Link: In memory of the late Francis “Mindoo” Phillip

What are approved CIP Applicants investing in?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Under the Citizenship by Investment Programme there are four options open to applicants for Saint Lucian citizenship: investment/ donation into the National Economic Fund, Real… Link: What are approved CIP Applicants investing in?

What will it take to Effectively Secure our Schools?

Source: The St. Lucia Star In last weekend’s STAR we discussed Timothy Poleon’s Hot Button Issue (his last?) about schoolbag searches conducted by teachers and the potential life-threatening hazards. Poleon’s… Link: What will it take to Effectively Secure our Schools?

Police refuse to confirm Arrests in relation to Jacmel Murder!

Source: The St. Lucia Star The family of Souheil Wassouf, a 49-year-old resident of Rodney Heights, Gros Islet, is still in shock following news of Monday’s fatal shooting at Jacmel.… Link: Police refuse to confirm Arrests in relation to Jacmel Murder!

Cops assessing samples analysis in De Leon Case

Source: The St. Lucia Star The investigation into the murder of Kimberly De Leon took an unexpected turn last week when the mother of the deceased, Mary Williams, vowed during… Link: Cops assessing samples analysis in De Leon Case

200m personal record for Saint Lucia’s Edwin at Pitt

Source: St. Lucia News Online Delan Edwin (SNO) — The Southwest Baptist University Bearcats men’s track and field team wrapped up their regular season of the indoor season on Friday… Link: 200m personal record for Saint Lucia’s Edwin at Pitt

St. Lucian scholar publishes first PhD research paper

Source: St. Lucia News Online Gill Francis Cambridge Trust scholar Gill Francis from St. Lucia, who is undertaking a PhD in education at the Centre for Research on Play in… Link: St. Lucian scholar publishes first PhD research paper

England, India Tours Set To Boost CWI Financially

Source: St. Lucia Times BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) is bracing for a huge financial windfall from the ongoing England tour and the upcoming home series… Link: England, India Tours Set To Boost CWI Financially

Levern Spencer gives back to Babonneau

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) — One of Saint Lucia’s top athletes, Levern Spencer, is giving back to the Babonneau community by hosting a special lunch for 40 seniors.… Link: Levern Spencer gives back to Babonneau

Mayor Concerned About Noise Pollution

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has expressed concern about noise pollution in the City. He says letters have already been dispatched to business places alerting them… Link: Mayor Concerned About Noise Pollution

INDEPENDENCE: From Day One It’s Been Looshan vs Looshan!

Source: The St. Lucia Star At a special meeting in London, opposition leader Allan Louisy had argued for an indefinite postponement of Compton’s independence plans. To no avail. Plagued by… Link: INDEPENDENCE: From Day One It’s Been Looshan vs Looshan!

Cardinal Defrocked Over Abuse Allegations

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-  A former Roman Catholic cardinal has been defrocked after historic sexual abuse allegations. Theodore McCarrick is the most senior Catholic figure to be dismissed… Link: Cardinal Defrocked Over Abuse Allegations

Official Launching Of Buddy Bench Campaign By Local Author

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Anti-bullying author and youth advocate, Loverly Sheridan, will kick off the official Launching of her International  “Buddy Bench Campaign,” endorsed by the Ministry of… Link: Official Launching Of Buddy Bench Campaign By Local Author

Five Killed By Sacked Employee At Illinois Firm

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-  A man who was being fired from his job shot dead five people and injured several others at his workplace in the US state… Link: Five Killed By Sacked Employee At Illinois Firm

Bascome named as Bermuda’s new national coach

Source: St. Lucia News Online Herbie Bascome … the new Bermuda head coach. HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb 15, CMC – Former Bermuda all-rounder Herbie Bascome has been named as the island’s… Link: Bascome named as Bermuda’s new national coach

PM Says Government Working Hard On Safe, Reliable Water Supply

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chaastanet, says the government is working hard to ensure that the   nation’s water supply is reliable, safe and climate resilient. Writing on… Link: PM Says Government Working Hard On Safe, Reliable Water Supply

Study: Daily Diet Drinks Linked To Strokes, Heart Attacks

Source: St. Lucia Times Newswire:–  Bad news for those who’ve been chugging diet sodas under the belief that they’re healthier than regular sodas. CNN reports that a new study from no less… Link: Study: Daily Diet Drinks Linked To Strokes, Heart Attacks

T&T Murder Count Races To 69

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  TWO men were gunned down in separate incidents on Thursday night bringing the year’s murder toll to 69. A man arrested before for drug… Link: T&T Murder Count Races To 69

Rapper Says He Was ‘Definitely Targeted’ During US Arrest

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  UK-born rapper 21 Savage was held at a US detention centre so that the Trump administration could send a message on immigration, his lawyer… Link: Rapper Says He Was ‘Definitely Targeted’ During US Arrest

Schoolchildren Protest Over Climate Change

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:–  Schoolchildren across the UK have gone on strike as part of a global campaign calling for action over climate change. Students around the country… Link: Schoolchildren Protest Over Climate Change

NURC Apprises Consumers of Its Functions

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Throughout the world, Governments face the challenge of delivering sufficient levels of efficient infrastructural investment to support economic growth and enhance the living standards… Link: NURC Apprises Consumers of Its Functions

Levern Spencer To Host Treat For 40 Seniors

Source: St. Lucia Times Acclaimed Saint Lucian high jumper, Levern Spencer, will be giving back to her Babonneau Community, when she treats 40 seniors from the community to a special… Link: Levern Spencer To Host Treat For 40 Seniors

Guyana Minister Sues Newspaper Over Dual Citizenship Report

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:-  Minister of Social Protection Amna Ally has sued Stabroek News and its Editor-in-Chief over a report on whether she had dual citizenship  even though… Link: Guyana Minister Sues Newspaper Over Dual Citizenship Report

Saint Lucian jockey wins Valentine’s race in Barbados

Source: St. Lucia News Online Rico Daniel (inset photo) winning the Saint Valentine Handicap race on Arrowhead. (SNO) — Rico Daniel is a long way from the Kaka Bef, but… Link: Saint Lucian jockey wins Valentine’s race in Barbados

Collymore back in charge of St. Lucian basketball

Source: St. Lucia News Online Leslie Collymore (SNO) — Leslie Collymore has been returned as president of the Saint Lucia Basketball Federation (SLBF) following that organisation’s Annual General Meeting earlier… Link: Collymore back in charge of St. Lucian basketball

PM Expresses Support For Police

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has voiced support for Saint Lucia police as they wrap up a one-week training session in human rights and social justice.… Link: PM Expresses Support For Police

Trump To Declare Emergency Over Wall

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:–  US President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House says. He is to… Link: Trump To Declare Emergency Over Wall

Jamaica: UNESCO trains 30 volunteers for Maroon radio station

Source: St. Lucia News Online Minister of Culture Olivia “Babsy” Grange (JAMAICA OBSERVER) — As part of its ongoing programme of support for the development of local community radio, the… Link: Jamaica: UNESCO trains 30 volunteers for Maroon radio station

Jamaica: Suspect in custody for MP’s murder

Source: St. Lucia News Online Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield (JAMAICA OBSERVER) — A suspect has been held in the investigation of the murder or Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, the Opposition People’s National… Link: Jamaica: Suspect in custody for MP’s murder

New tape shows R Kelly having sex with minor, attorney says

Source: St. Lucia News Online R Kelly is accused of “predatory, controlling and abusive behaviour” (FOX NEWS) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said on Thursday he has a new videotape which… Link: New tape shows R Kelly having sex with minor, attorney says

CSA Requests Meeting To Discuss Future Of SLMB Employees

Source: St. Lucia Times The Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) has written to Agriculture Minister, Ezechiel Joseph, requesting a meeting with him to discuss the imminent closure of… Link: CSA Requests Meeting To Discuss Future Of SLMB Employees

Saint Lucia Launches New Snake Bite Protocol

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  In a ground-breaking event in the history of medical co-operation between Martinique & St. Lucia, the National Trust, Victoria & Tapion Hospitals, as well… Link: Saint Lucia Launches New Snake Bite Protocol

SLP ‘Outraged’ Over Government Action Against Coconut Vendors

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Saint Lucia Labour Party is outraged by the consistent oppressive behaviour of the UWP government towards persons who are seeking to make an… Link: SLP ‘Outraged’ Over Government Action Against Coconut Vendors

Night of Stars

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – NIGHT of Caribbean Stars introduced an international audience to a series of short films by St. Lucian … The post Night of… Link: Night of Stars

Three Saint Lucia Luxury Resorts listed among World’s Top 50

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Local Luxury Resorts Jade Mountain, Ladera and Cap Maison are three of Saint Lucia’s leading resorts which have been named amongst ‘50 Most Romantic… Link: Three Saint Lucia Luxury Resorts listed among World’s Top 50

Three Saint Lucia luxury resorts listed among world’s top 50

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE) — Local Luxury Resorts Jade Mountain, Ladera and Cap Maison are three of Saint Lucia’s leading resorts which have been named amongst ‘50 Most… Link: Three Saint Lucia luxury resorts listed among world’s top 50

SCHOOLS CRICKET: Massy United Insurance Bowls Off Today

Source: The Voice OVER 220 school boy cricketers and hopefully a few young ladies representing a combined 22 schools on the island will … The post SCHOOLS CRICKET:… Link: SCHOOLS CRICKET: Massy United Insurance Bowls Off Today

Saint Lucian reggae artiste on promotion drive of new songs

Source: St. Lucia News Online Esther Sings (SNO) — Saint Lucia-born Esther Sings, also known as Esther Antoine, went public in 2014 as an artiste but has been singing in… Link: Saint Lucian reggae artiste on promotion drive of new songs

Kenyan Cop Sentenced To Death

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-  Kenya’s High Court has sentenced a senior policeman to death for the murder of a detainee – one of two cases resulting in rare… Link: Kenyan Cop Sentenced To Death

Swimming Awards: SLASA Unleashing Greatness

Source: The Voice THE Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association Sunday held its annual awards at the Harbor Club located in Rodney Bay with … The post Swimming Awards:… Link: Swimming Awards: SLASA Unleashing Greatness

Taiwan Facilitates “Smart” Education Project

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Government of Saint Lucia has been awarded a cheque donation of EC$2.5 million from the Republic of China (Taiwan). The funds will facilitate… Link: Taiwan Facilitates “Smart” Education Project

Castries Central MP Wants Sans Souci Park To Be Safe Zone

Source: St. Lucia Times Asserting that she was ‘disturbed and troubled’ by recent reports, Castries Central MP, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, has said that Serenity Park, which has been renamed the Sir… Link: Castries Central MP Wants Sans Souci Park To Be Safe Zone

Gabriel Apologises For Asking Root ‘Do You Like Boys?’

Source: St. Lucia Times Irish Times:–  Shannon Gabriel asked Joe Root “Do you like boys?” during the third Test between the West Indies and England, he has revealed. The West… Link: Gabriel Apologises For Asking Root ‘Do You Like Boys?’

El Chapo’s beauty queen wife stays loyal

Source: St. Lucia News Online Ms Coronel has built up a celebrity status as El Chapo’s wife. * EPA photo (BBC) — The perfectly groomed, immaculately dressed Emma Coronel Aispuro… Link: El Chapo’s beauty queen wife stays loyal

Ave Maria Girls To Remain Home For Remainder Of Week

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations wishes to inform parents and guardians of students at the Ave Marie Girls School, that their… Link: Ave Maria Girls To Remain Home For Remainder Of Week

Mindoo Phillip Monument Dedicated

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Castries Constituency Council has officially dedicated the Mindoo Phillip Monument. Phillip was a renowned batsman for the Windward Island Cricket Team and… Link: Mindoo Phillip Monument Dedicated

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen. Interested?

Source: St. Lucia News Online Sri Lanka has struggled to find a hangman since its one of its recruits resigned in 2014, going into shock after being shown the gallows… Link: Sri Lanka hiring hangmen. Interested?

Rapper In Car With Gun Shot Dead By California Cops

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Six police officers have shot dead a man they found asleep in his car with a gun on his lap, authorities in California said.… Link: Rapper In Car With Gun Shot Dead By California Cops

Ministry Official Suggests CCTV Cameras To Help Secure Schools

Source: St. Lucia Times An Education Ministry official has suggested that CCTV cameras could contribute to making school environments safe, but stopped short of endorsing firearms for school security… Link: Ministry Official Suggests CCTV Cameras To Help Secure Schools

Scotiabank agrees to pay out merit increases, NWU says

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE) — The management of the Bank of Nova Scotia has agreed to pay out merit Increases to its employees of all its operational… Link: Scotiabank agrees to pay out merit increases, NWU says

Gun control laws in St. Lucia (letter)

Source: St. Lucia News Online Dear Editor: While there’s a process in obtaining a gun permit in St. Lucia we need to have stricter laws. Guns kill and that is… Link: Gun control laws in St. Lucia (letter)

Head of Philippines news site arrested

Source: St. Lucia News Online Maria Ressa being interviewed during her arrest at Rappler’s headquarters. (BBC) — The CEO of Rappler, a news website critical of the government in the… Link: Head of Philippines news site arrested

Missing Grandfather Found ‘In Good Health’

Source: St. Lucia Times An 87 year old grandfather reported missing from his home at Bocage in Castries, has been found alive  and appears to be  ‘in good health’,… Link: Missing Grandfather Found ‘In Good Health’

‘Demented’ Male Causes Panic At Castries Primary School

Source: St. Lucia Times A man, described as being ‘demented’, caused panic among staff and students of the Camille Henry Memorial School in Castries Tuesday morning. The incident occurred… Link: ‘Demented’ Male Causes Panic At Castries Primary School

Church leaders urge Haitians to come together and end violence

Source: St. Lucia News Online PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 12, CMC – The Catholic Bishops of the Episcopal Conference Haiti (CEH) are urging Haitians to come together and deal… Link: Church leaders urge Haitians to come together and end violence

Dominica: Landlords to take legal action against Ross University

Source: St. Lucia News Online (DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE) — The Ross University School of Medicine, which departed Dominica recently, is headed for a court battle with landlords in Portsmouth who… Link: Dominica: Landlords to take legal action against Ross University

Kamala Harris Says She Listened To Snoop Dogg, Tupac While Smoking Weed

Source: St. Lucia Times Fox News:-  California Sen. Kamala Harris claims she listened to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur when she smoked pot in college – but the West Coast rappers weren’t putting… Link: Kamala Harris Says She Listened To Snoop Dogg, Tupac While Smoking Weed

T&T Cops Shut Down Highway To Rescue Venezuelan Woman

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:– Southern Division police officers locked down the Solomon Hochoy Highway and rescued a Venezuelan national who was reportedly kidnapped in Diego Martin on Monday… Link: T&T Cops Shut Down Highway To Rescue Venezuelan Woman

Saint Lucia Wants To Eliminate Tuberculosis By 2035

Source: St. Lucia Times The Ministry of Health here has announced plans to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2035. The disclosure came as representatives of the Pan American Health Organisation… Link: Saint Lucia Wants To Eliminate Tuberculosis By 2035

Homicide at Jacmel, Anse La Raye

Source: The St. Lucia Star On Monday February 11, 2019 about 3:00p.m. officers attached to the Anse La Raye Police Station, responded to a report of a shooting at Jacmel,… Link: Homicide at Jacmel, Anse La Raye

Police Appeal For Information After Jacmel Homicide

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia police have appealed to persons with information about Monday’s homicide in Jacmel, to contact the nearest police station, the Major Crime Unit at… Link: Police Appeal For Information After Jacmel Homicide

ECSL presents best of St. Lucia for Independence 40

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – ON Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at an Independence 40 Press Briefing held at the studio of the … The post ECSL presents… Link: ECSL presents best of St. Lucia for Independence 40

The Renaming of Serenity Park

Source: The Voice WHOEVER came up with the idea that Serenity Park is in need of a name change, or that the name … The post The Renaming… Link: The Renaming of Serenity Park

What’s There For Levern Spencer?

Source: The Voice WITH Saint Lucia’s 40th Anniversary of Independence celebration in full swing, you may have heard by now a proposal for … The post What’s There… Link: What’s There For Levern Spencer?

Jamaica: Accused Baby Thief To Be Charged Today

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  THE woman who was taken into custody last week when she turned up at the Registrar General’s Department in Twickenham Park, St Catherine to… Link: Jamaica: Accused Baby Thief To Be Charged Today

Martinique Implements Gun Amnesty

Source: St. Lucia Times Martinique has implemented a gun amnesty on the heels of two recent fatal shootings  in the capital, Fort de France, local reports say. The latest… Link: Martinique Implements Gun Amnesty

IRD Issues Tax Deadline Reminder

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Inland Revenue Department wishes to remind all employers that February 15, 2019 is the deadline date for the payment of the following tax… Link: IRD Issues Tax Deadline Reminder

Rats on the rise in Barbados

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BARBADOS NATION) — There is an upsurge in the rodent population in Barbados and it is costing Government almost $200 000 annually in its baiting… Link: Rats on the rise in Barbados

Katy Perry criticised over ‘racist’ shoe design

Source: St. Lucia News Online Shoes from Katy Perry’s namesake clothing line are under scrutiny for resembling blackface. (CNN) — First it was Prada. Then Gucci. Now, Katy Perry is… Link: Katy Perry criticised over ‘racist’ shoe design

Frown against tourists attacks, PM Rowley tells Tobago residents

Source: St. Lucia News Online Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowlet, left, speak wiith Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan and National Security Minister Stuart Young during a tour of the… Link: Frown against tourists attacks, PM Rowley tells Tobago residents

Guyana: Private school closed after threat made online

Source: St. Lucia News Online Sign outside private school (News Source Photo) GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 11, CMC – A private school has been forced to suspend classes until Wednesday as… Link: Guyana: Private school closed after threat made online

Trinidad: PCA launches probe into police killings

Source: St. Lucia News Online PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 11, CMC – The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) Monday said it has started “independent investigations” into fatal police shootings in… Link: Trinidad: PCA launches probe into police killings

Haitians killed in boating accident buried in Bahamas

Source: St. Lucia News Online Inside the Enoch Beckford Auditorium on Carmichael Road on Sunday. * Tribune242 photo NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb 11, CMC – The Haitian community here on Sunday… Link: Haitians killed in boating accident buried in Bahamas

Afternoon Shooting Claims another Life

Source: The Voice Just before 4 p.m. on Monday 11th February, a male, of Caucasian decent met his untimely demise due to gun … The post Afternoon Shooting… Link: Afternoon Shooting Claims another Life

Russian Islands Declare Emergency After Polar Bear ‘Invasion’

Source: St. Lucia Times NBC News:-  A remote Russian archipelago declared a state of emergency on Saturday after an “invasion” of dozens of polar bears, that country’s state news agency… Link: Russian Islands Declare Emergency After Polar Bear ‘Invasion’

Syrian National Identified As Jacmel Shooting Victim

Source: St. Lucia Times Police and emergency officials have identified the victim of Monday afternoon’s shooting in Jacmel as a Syrian national. The identity of the victim has not… Link: Syrian National Identified As Jacmel Shooting Victim

Shooting at Jacmel, Victim ‘Unresponsive’

Source: St. Lucia Times Police have confirmed a shooting incident at Jacmel Monday. This article has been updated. Click here. Details are sketchy, but emergency officials told St Lucia… Link: Shooting at Jacmel, Victim ‘Unresponsive’

At Least 99 Dead After Consuming Toxic Alcohol In India

Source: St. Lucia Times NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — At least 99 people have died and scores have been hospitalised in northern India after drinking toxic alcohol, triggering a… Link: At Least 99 Dead After Consuming Toxic Alcohol In India

Shaggy, Sting Win Reggae Grammy

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  The best-selling reggae album of 2018, has won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Sting and Shaggy’s 44/876 were declared winners yesterday afternoon… Link: Shaggy, Sting Win Reggae Grammy

IMF prepares to assist region develop international financial sector

Source: St. Lucia News Online IMF headquarters ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 11, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is prepared to intercede with European institutions as Caribbean countries… Link: IMF prepares to assist region develop international financial sector

Saint Lucia Police Get Human Rights Training

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia police Monday began a one-week training session in human rights and social justice. The session is being spearheaded by Howard University Lecturer and… Link: Saint Lucia Police Get Human Rights Training

EU puts Saint Lucia on notice

Source: St. Lucia News Online Waterfront government buildings, Castries. (SNO) — The European Union (EU) has written to the Allen Chastanet-led government that it should abolish a tax preferential regime… Link: EU puts Saint Lucia on notice

VIDEO: More large snakes discovered in Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) — Another reptile-discovery video has appeared on social media in Saint Lucia. This time around, two large snakes — boa constrictors — are seen… Link: VIDEO: More large snakes discovered in Saint Lucia

Kerosene Down, 100 Lb LPG Cylinder Up In Adjusted Fuel Prices

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing… Link: Kerosene Down, 100 Lb LPG Cylinder Up In Adjusted Fuel Prices

CCC Employees Down Tools

Source: St. Lucia Times Employees of the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) downed tools Monday morning in what one of the workers said was a ‘sit in protest’ against management… Link: CCC Employees Down Tools

Parents suing their children for support

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BBC) — Abu Taher says his son was always a “good kid”. For years, Mr Taher ran a small clothing shop in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He… Link: Parents suing their children for support

Cruise ship tourists attacked, robbed in Antigua

Source: St. Lucia News Online St. John’s, Antigua (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) — The two men who allegedly robbed two tourists and stabbed one of them last Friday, have been charged. The… Link: Cruise ship tourists attacked, robbed in Antigua

More layoffs to come, Barbados PM Mottley says

Source: St. Lucia News Online Mottley (BARBADOS TODAY) — Workers at State-owned enterprises are being put on notice that there are still more layoffs to come as Government seeks to… Link: More layoffs to come, Barbados PM Mottley says

Shaggy wins second Grammy

Source: St. Lucia News Online (Jamaica Observer) — Shaggy has added a second Grammy to his name. His collaborative album, 44/876, with British rocker Sting won the award for Best… Link: Shaggy wins second Grammy

Grandfather Reported Missing

Source: St. Lucia Times An 87 year old grandfather has been reported missing from his home at Bocage in Castries. Relatives of Ignatius Eugene told St Lucia Times that… Link: Grandfather Reported Missing

KIM’S KORNER- Keep that body moving!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Last week we discussed the benefits of physical activity, a subject not easily avoided these days, with people at every turn being encouraged to get… Link: KIM’S KORNER- Keep that body moving!

The Rural Unknown- Curbing the Use of Global Consultancy Firms

Source: The St. Lucia Star The World Economic Forum held its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland from 22-25 January under the theme “Globalization 4.0: shaping a global architecture in the… Link: The Rural Unknown- Curbing the Use of Global Consultancy Firms

T&T: $.3 Million For Mom Arrested For Not Wearing Seat Belt

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  THE State has to fork out close to $.3 million to compensate a Barrack­pore mother and her two children for malicious prosecution after she… Link: T&T: $.3 Million For Mom Arrested For Not Wearing Seat Belt

Kickoff to DJ Dongar/Mackeson Invitational Cup

Source: The St. Lucia Star Following a press launch and draw Tuesday evening at Plante’s Place in Dennery, The DJ Dongar/Mackeson Invitational Cup kicks off this weekend with a double… Link: Kickoff to DJ Dongar/Mackeson Invitational Cup

Saint Valentine. Who was he?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Hardly had the sun risen on the first day of February when rivulets of red began flowing through the streets of Castries. And while some… Link: Saint Valentine. Who was he?

Calvary Baptist Church Celebrates 50 Years in Massade

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Calvary Baptist Church at Massade, Gros Islet celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of events spanning February 8-15, 2019. The theme chosen for… Link: Calvary Baptist Church Celebrates 50 Years in Massade

How will Sandals React to negative publicity here?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sandals Resorts International has established itself as a major contributor to the Caribbean economy by maintaining resorts throughout the region. Its most recent investment would… Link: How will Sandals React to negative publicity here?

Preventing Criminality in CIPs

Source: The St. Lucia Star 2019 is the 25th anniversary year of St Kitts and Nevis’ Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). This anniversary may be cheered each year by financial… Link: Preventing Criminality in CIPs

Creative capital: The Caribbean Development Bank invests in artists

Source: The St. Lucia Star Budding fashion designers, visual artists, animators, musicians and other creative entrepreneurs are being offered financial support through a new multi-million dollar fund launched by the… Link: Creative capital: The Caribbean Development Bank invests in artists

CRICKET LOVELY CRICKET

Source: The St. Lucia Star It may be too early for cricket aficionados to suggest that West Indies cricket has finally turned the long difficult corner it’s been manoeuvering over… Link: CRICKET LOVELY CRICKET

‘Return killer’ for resentencing — Barbados judge

Source: St. Lucia News Online Carlton Junior Hall (FILE) (BARBADOS NATION) — The Court of Appeal of Barbados has ordered that a convicted murderer, Carlton Junior Hall, be taken back… Link: ‘Return killer’ for resentencing — Barbados judge

Be vigilant when using ATMs: police

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BARBADOS TODAY) — The Royal Barbados Police Force is asking members of the public to be vigilant when using ATMs. Not only should you consider… Link: Be vigilant when using ATMs: police

Trinidad: Man jailed for for harbouring protected animals

Source: St. Lucia News Online The sloth that was recovered in the raid (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — A Moru­ga fish­er­man who was caught with sev­er­al pro­tect­ed species of an­i­mals at his… Link: Trinidad: Man jailed for for harbouring protected animals

Trinidad: Cops arrest 28 during raids

Source: St. Lucia News Online North Eastern Division officers pose with the guns, ammunition, drugs and camouflage clothing they seized during exercises on Friday. (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Po­lice have ar­rest­ed… Link: Trinidad: Cops arrest 28 during raids

Barbados to host CABSEC 19

Source: St. Lucia News Online BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 9, CMC – Barbados will host the Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit 2019 (CABSEC 19) and the South American… Link: Barbados to host CABSEC 19

Jaguars in sight of win after Scorpions batting meltdown

Source: St. Lucia News Online Left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer … snatched three wickets. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb 9, CMC – Jamaica Scorpions will require a massive effort in order to avoid… Link: Jaguars in sight of win after Scorpions batting meltdown

Hodge swings key battle Volcanoes’ way – 3rd day, 7th round

Source: St. Lucia News Online Kavem Hodge ROSEAU, Dominica, Feb 9, CMC – A destructive spell from part-time left-arm spinner Kavem Hodge put Leeward Islands Hurricanes batting on the skids… Link: Hodge swings key battle Volcanoes’ way – 3rd day, 7th round

Prince Philip, 97, Gives Up Driver’s License After Crash

Source: St. Lucia Times Toronto Sun:–  Prince Philip has decided to stop driving at the age of 97, less than a month after he was involved in a collision that… Link: Prince Philip, 97, Gives Up Driver’s License After Crash

PM Wants More Saint Lucians To Benefit From Tourism

Source: St. Lucia Times The government of Saint Lucia wants more Saint Lucians to benefit from the Island’s main foreign exchange earner – Tourism. “We are on a mission… Link: PM Wants More Saint Lucians To Benefit From Tourism

31 Illegal Venezuelans Held In T&T

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  Police arrested 32 illegal immigrants in a bar and surrounding areas of Penal on Friday. Between 2p.m. and 9p.m. Insp Nemai, Sgt Gookool, Sgt… Link: 31 Illegal Venezuelans Held In T&T

Hawaii Considers Raising Legal Smoking Age To 100 Years Old

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Hawaii is considering raising the minimum age to legally buy cigarettes to 100 years old. The proposed law would effectively amount to a cigarette… Link: Hawaii Considers Raising Legal Smoking Age To 100 Years Old

England And West Indies Square Off At The DSCG

Source: The Voice CAN England survive a whitewash in the Caribbean. All eyes will be glued on the pitch as hundreds of cricket … The post England And… Link: England And West Indies Square Off At The DSCG

SPORTS PERSONALITY: SLFA And SLASA Awards This Weekend

Source: The Voice THE Saint Lucia Football Association and the Saint Lucia Swimming Amateur Association most prestigious events on their calendar for 2019 … The post SPORTS PERSONALITY:… Link: SPORTS PERSONALITY: SLFA And SLASA Awards This Weekend

Understanding Dementia Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Source: The St. Lucia Star Mild Cognitive impairment (MCI) is not a normal occurrence in aging, neither is it dementia. There is a lot of controversy around MCI but 10-15%… Link: Understanding Dementia Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

A “Venezuelan owned” solution: too much to hope?

Source: The Voice (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States. He is also … The post A “Venezuelan… Link: A “Venezuelan owned” solution: too much to hope?

The IMPACS Dance

Source: The Voice NEVER would we have thought that a report on alleged extra judicial killings that took place eight, going onto nine … The post The IMPACS… Link: The IMPACS Dance

Micoud and Laborie the big winners in Veterans Football

Source: The St. Lucia Star There is a first time for everything and that was definitely the case when Micoud and Laborie emerged first time winners in the two different… Link: Micoud and Laborie the big winners in Veterans Football

Firemen encounter hell as they tackle blazing Sunbilt home!

Source: The St. Lucia Star David Antoine, Assistant Divisional Officer at the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS), has highlighted two major challenges firefighters faced when responding to Wednesday’s house fire… Link: Firemen encounter hell as they tackle blazing Sunbilt home!

Would Tim Perform Schoolbag Searches?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Even before I knew last Friday’s Newsspin would be his last, I had decided to offer my two cents to Timothy Poleon’s “Hot Button” question:… Link: Would Tim Perform Schoolbag Searches?

CIP Applications: What’s the real story?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Contrary to initial information provided by the Parliament Office and published in the STAR last week, the Citizenship by Investment Programme’s annual report for the… Link: CIP Applications: What’s the real story?

Earl Huntley Sets World Record

Source: The St. Lucia Star Even its brightest stars will tell you there’s no business like show business, that it would be sheer folly to imagine your future on terra… Link: Earl Huntley Sets World Record

No More Newsspin, No More Huntley!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Radio Caribbean International (RCI) sounded ready to go full steam ahead on Thursday evening, with the launch of its Rebranding Event at the 5th Floor… Link: No More Newsspin, No More Huntley!

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