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January 17, 2018

St. Lucia

Castries Mayor’s Address To The Nation 2018

Source: The St. Lucia Star His worship Mayor Peterson D Francis during January 16th’s Nation address. FELLOW COUNCILLORS, TEAM MEMBERS FROM MY MANAGEMENT TEAM, OTHER MEMBERS OF STAFF, MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA, GOOD MORNING. It was around this same time that I addressed you. And for those who may question the timeframe, may I say it is better

T&T: Arm and leg found: Cops make identification

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  A severed arm and leg have now been found on Trinidad’s north east coastline. And police believe they know the identity of the person the limbs belong to. On Monday evening, a man took Matura police officers to a beach in Balandra where the leg, severed below the knee,…

EU to remove several countries from tax haven blacklist

Source: St. Lucia Times BRUSSELS (Reuters) –  European Union officials have proposed removing eight jurisdictions from the blacklist of tax havens the bloc adopted in December, in what critics may see as a blow to its campaign against tax avoidance. EU states decided last month to draw up the list in a bid to…

Trini ISIS recruitment to feature on National Geographic

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  Young Muslim men leaving Trinidad to fight for the Islamic State (ISIS) will be featured in a National Geographic documentary. According to an online report on dispatch.com the eight-part documentary series “Chain of Command,” offers an unprecedented look at the war against violent extremism and the men and women…

Guyana: Serial robber, rapist back on remand

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  A 35-YEAR-OLD miner was on Tuesday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for a spate of armed robberies which were committed in the North Ruimveldt area. Nigel Wellington of Mocha, East Bank Demerara, is charged with being in the company of others and armed with a gun,…

Athlete of the week – Albert Reynolds

Source: The St. Lucia Star It was no big surprise when Albert received the Senior Athlete of the Year award at last Saturday’s Elite Track and Field Club Awards at Bay Gardens Beach Resort. He had a banner 2016 while competing at local, regional and international competitions in javelin. He was undefeated in local

Chancellor Arreaza repudiated US actions to boycott dialogue

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Chancellor Arreaza repudiated US actions to boycott dialogue appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Jorge Arreaza (RNV) – The Chancellor of the Bolivarian Republic of Veneuzela, Jorge Arreaza, denounced and repudiated the interventionist actions of the United States Government – through its Undersecretary of State for

Guyana: Child rapist sentenced to 45 years

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:– Omadat Persaud, who was on trial for raping a five-year-old girl in 2015, was yesterday afternoon sentenced to 45 years in jail after a jury unanimously convicted him of the crime. Persaud, who appeared visibly distressed after the verdict was announced, maintained his innocence when given a chance to…

USA: 13 siblings ages 2 to 29 ‘held captive’ by parents

Source: St. Lucia Times ABC News:-  An investigation is underway in California after 13 siblings — ages 2 to 29 — were allegedly held captive in a home, some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Parents David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna…

Miss Independence Pageant set for February 16th, 2018

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Miss Independence Pageant set for February 16th, 2018 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – As part of the Saint Lucia’s 39th Independence Anniversary Celebration the Independence Committee in collaboration with the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Local

SRDF issues statement on beach vendor’s comments

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post SRDF issues statement on beach vendor’s comments appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – On Sunday, January 14th, 2018, a press statement surfaced in the media alluding to the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation’s (SRDF) involvement in the expulsion of a vendor at the Hummingbird

Campari’s Brand Influencers Perform for Charity

Source: The St. Lucia Star Bunji Garlin (left) and Shenseea. Campari Caribbean’s Brand Influencers, Soca Viking Bunji Garlin and fast-rising Dancehall sensation Shenseea, were among several artistes who participated in this year’s staging of the philanthropic Shaggy and Friends Benefit Concert in Kingston, Jamaica. The artistes performed in aid of the Bustamante Hospital for

NWU concludes industrial agreement with DuBoulay Bottling Company

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–Industrial negotiations between the Management of Du Boulay’s Bottling Company (DBC) and the National Workers Union (NWU) have been satisfactorily concluded. Over sixty (60) workers employed with the local company will benefit from an eight percent (8%) general wage increase. Retroactive payments (Backpay) will be effective from September 2016.…

LIAT Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announces the appointment of RojerInglis as Chief Financial Officer. Inglis replaces Julie Reifer-Jones … The post LIAT Appoints New Chief Financial Officer appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: LIAT Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

SRDF Recommences Phase 1 of Hummingbird Beach Project

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Soufriere Foundation is persistently working on transforming the town of Soufriere. Consequently, phase one of the … The post SRDF Recommences Phase 1 of Hummingbird Beach Project appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SRDF Recommences Phase 1 of Hummingbird Beach

The Caribbean Needs Incubators!

Source: The Voice WOW, why, what? Is there an upcoming baby boom? Is it related to this year’s carnival? Why don’t they distribute … The post The Caribbean Needs Incubators! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: The Caribbean Needs Incubators!

T&T: Police, Womantra: Don’t listen to Machel

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-YOU might not want to be following entertainer Machel Montano’s advice to fete goers to disregarding the police advisory that an unsolicited wine could be a crime. Police Public Information Officer ASP Michael Jackman reiterated the point he made last week that it is an assault to touch someone…

Jamaica: ‘Machete Mom’ bonds with daughter

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Jamaica: ‘Machete Mom’ bonds with daughter appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (JAMAICA GLEANER) – “Come here, mi baby!” That was how 44-year-old Doreen Dyer greeted her teenage daughter when she arrived at the Morant Bay Parish Court in St Thomas yesterday for a hearing after

Castries Mayor Embraces Ambitious Development For Bananes Bay

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prime Minister Allen Chastanet hopes to encourage commercial activity and develop the entire Bananes Bay strip. Castries, January 15, 2018 – The Mayor of the City of Castries has embraced the ambitious development plans by the Government of Saint Lucia to upgrade the Bananes Bay area. The announcement was

The Ills of Negativity

Source: The Voice CERTAIN sectors of the media appear to be pursuing an ongoing effort in highlighting negative news on an ongoing basis … The post The Ills of Negativity appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: The Ills of Negativity

Trinidad: Police, Womantra says: Don’t listen to Machel

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad: Police, Womantra says: Don’t listen to Machel appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Entertainer Machel Montano (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – YOU might not want to be following entertainer Machel Montano’s advice to fete goers to disregarding the police advisory that an unsolicited wine could be a

LETTER: The Dredging Fee – Questions Need Answers

Source: The Voice “Nothing is we business until it reach crisis.” – Ronald “Boo” Hinkson AS we begin a New Year, may I … The post LETTER: The Dredging Fee – Questions Need Answers appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: LETTER: The Dredging Fee – Questions Need

Jamaica: One-foot dancers demand payment from hotel

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Jamaica: One-foot dancers demand payment from hotel appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (JAMAICA STAR) – A one-legged dancing duo Stepfather and Son say that months after performing at a north coast hotel, they are yet to be paid. They said that despite reaching out to

T&T: Murdered schoolboy’s mom says farewell from behind bars

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post T&T: Murdered schoolboy’s mom says farewell from behind bars appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is greeted at the funeral of Joshua Andrews by his father Tony at the Transport and Industrial Workers Union hall, Eastern Main Roadm Laventille. (TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) –

Menissa Rambally Launches New Book

Source: The Voice FORMER Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, MenissaRambally, yesterday launched her book, “St. Lucia: The United Nations Journey 1979-2016”, which … The post Menissa Rambally Launches New Book appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Menissa Rambally Launches New Book

Guyana: Acid victim’s sight restored

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-THE dream of a mother to see her sons has finally been realised almost one year after she was doused with a corrosive substance allegedly by their father. Twenty-seven-year-old Shondell Williamson can finally see with her right eye, after undergoing multiple surgeries and treatment in the United States, which…

Egg Shortage Issue Being Laid To Rest?

Source: The Voice ONE of the biggest poultry farmers in St. Lucia says the shortage of eggs during the Christmas season will continue … The post Egg Shortage Issue Being Laid To Rest? appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Egg Shortage Issue Being Laid To Rest?

Pele backs Brazil to win sixth World Cup

Source: St. Lucia Times RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Footballing legend Pele said on Monday that Brazil are favourites to win the World Cup in Russia, four years on from their humiliation on home soil. Five-time winners Brazil were thrashed 7-1 in the 2014 semi-finals by eventual champions Germany at the Maracana, but…

Antigua police criticised for indiscipline

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-A former assistant commissioner of police has pointed to a serious lack of discipline, which he said is giving life to a plethora of problems within the police force. Nuffield Burnette, who has served as head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), made the assertion yesterday during an interview…

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-More than 1,000 young people have been charged by police in Denmark with distributing sexually explicit material. They are accused of using Facebook Messenger to share indecent video clips of two 15-year-olds having sex. Police said it could amount to distribution of indecent images of children, as the two people…

Student sex video draws condemnation

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–On the weekend of January 12th, 2018 a video was posted to social media depicting school children engaging in sexual acts. In the video, a young man appeared to be assaulting a young lady dressed in secondary school attire while prompting her to open her mouth to perform “fellatio”.…

Haiti Ambassador says Trump’s words an ‘insult to our dignity’

Source: St. Lucia Times Washington (CNN)Haiti’s ambassador to the US said Monday that President Donald Trump’s recent comments about Haiti “hurt the country,” adding that he hopes the President will visit the nation. “The words, they did hurt the community, they did hurt the country of Haiti,” Paul Altidor told CNN’s “New Day.” “It…

Castries Mayor embraces ambitious development for Bananes Bay

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Castries, January 15, 2018 – The Mayor of the City of Castries has embraced the ambitious development  plans by the Government of Saint Lucia to upgrade the Bananes Bay area. The announcement was made by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Honourable Allen Chastanet during a meeting in Bananes…

Pioneering black footballer Regis, who defied racists, dies

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Pioneering black footballer Regis, who defied racists, dies appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Cyrille Regis was awarded an MBE in 2008 (Sky Sports photo) (AP) – Cyrille Regis, a pioneer for black soccer players in England who endured racist abuse while forging a career with

McIntyre to run TT Marathon for 80th birthday

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post McIntyre to run TT Marathon for 80th birthday appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Veteran runner Derrick Mc Intyre stretches during a training session on Thursday morning at the Aranguez Savannah. (TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) – Derrick McIntyre will celebrate his 80th birthday when he competes in the

Babonneau is where their hearts are!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucians living in New York and Connecticut give back to their home town! There are 26 inhabited rocks bobbing between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, brimming with a people and culture remnant of its past dwellers, the Caribs, Arawaks, Amerindians, Europeans and Africans. Be it the simplicity

Trinidad: Man shot 10 times next to police station

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad: Man shot 10 times next to police station appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A MAN who was released from prison less than two weeks ago was shot multiple times in San Fernando on Saturday. Nicholas Gajadhar, 30, of Stanleyville, Ste Madeleine,

Fears raised over expansion of powers for the taxman

Source: The St. Lucia Star There has been “a dramatic change in the tone and content of HMRC’s powers” in the past two years, including a proliferation of naming-and-shaming powers, according to a report published by the tax law review committee of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The tax experts called for a review

Man guilty of photoshopping stepdaughter’s head onto porn

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Man guilty of photoshopping stepdaughter’s head onto porn appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – A man who photoshopped his teenage stepdaughter into pornographic photos involving himself said he did so because he was morally outraged about her blossoming sexuality. However, Brisbane District

Toilets break in British Parliament, leave strong odor

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Toilets break in British Parliament, leave strong odor appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (NEW YORK POST) – British Parliament was left in a huge stink yesterday after its 200 toilets stopped working. A burst water pipe led to a dramatic

DSF Brought Smiles for Christmas

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Castries, January 14, 2018–  The 2nd Annual Bringing Back Smiles Campaign by the Daren Sammy Foundation, culminated with a successful hamper distribution at the Peter & Company Headquarters at Cul De Sac on December 22nd 2017. Parents and Guardians of the 11 Daren Sammy Foundation grant recipients were…

Politicians dividing Antiguans and Barbudans – Bird III

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-Politicians are being seen as the drivers behind the negative sentiments aimed at Barbudans, four months after Hurricane Irma wrecked their homes and left many in shelters and other lodgings on the sister isle of Antigua. The issue of the public attitudes of Antiguans towards Barbudans was a topic…

UKIP leader splits with partner after Meghan Markle texts

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-UKIP leader Henry Bolton says he has ended his relationship with his girlfriend after she reportedly made racist comments about Meghan Markle. He said their romance was “obviously quite incompatible” with his role as party leader but he had no intention of resigning. Jo Marney had sent texts saying…

T&T: Man shot 10 times next to police station

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-A MAN who was released from prison less than two weeks ago was shot multiple times in San Fernando on Saturday. Nicholas Gajadhar, 30, of Stanleyville, Ste Madeleine, was shot ten times, police said. At around 9.45 p.m. Gajadhar was confronted by the gunman outside a building complex located…

Barbados: Concern over number of young substance abusers

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today: Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has expressed concern about an increasing number of people engaging in substance abuse from an early age. Brathwaite, who is also the Minister of Home Affairs, was speaking at the launch of Drug Awareness Month, held at the Black Rock Wesleyan Holiness Church this morning.…

Pierre defends decision to boycott GG’s swearing-in ceremony

Source: St. Lucia Times CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Leader of the main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Phillip Pierre has defended the decision of Opposition legislators to boycott Friday’s swearing in ceremony for new governor-general, Sir Neville Cenac saying he does not have the full confidence of the population. Sir Neville, 82,…

ANOTHER SECONDARY SCHOOL SEX TAPE SURFACES

Source: The Voice Another sex tape this time featuring students from a Secondary school has surfaced leaving teachers and parents stunned. A teen … The post ANOTHER SECONDARY SCHOOL SEX TAPE SURFACES appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ANOTHER SECONDARY SCHOOL SEX TAPE SURFACES

NEVILLE CENAC: THAT KIND AND HONEST MAN

Source: The St. Lucia Star “Mr. Cenac helped make me the person I am today.” – Pastor Francis Aristide (above). My name is Francis Aristide, a pastor of Abundant Life Ministry. I was born in Castries but lived at Desruisseaux. Like most Micoud people, the entire family supported John Compton. I came to know

Doctors want Trump’s head examined

Source: St. Lucia Times (CNN)President Donald Trump is “in excellent health,” White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it’s not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals. Jackson received an urgent letter from dozens of doctors and health professionals Thursday urging him to perform…

LIAT appoints new chief financial officer

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-LIAT, The Caribbean Airline has announced the appointment of Rojer Inglis as chief financial officer. He replaces Julie Reifer-Jones who assumed the office of chief executive officer in 2017. Prior to joining LIAT (1974) Ltd, Inglis was the chief financial officer of National Health Insurance Plan, Turks and Caicos…

KIM’S KORNER – Posture – Stand to Attention

Source: The St. Lucia Star Everyone is aware of posture but most of us just accept what we have and blame genetics, but posture can be improved and changed; we just have to understand how. So the first question is: How good is your posture? I often hear people say, “I’ve always stood like

Some Questions On The Dredging Fee/Fund

Source: The St. Lucia Star If water is life, why don’t we act like it? As we begin a New Year, may I take this opportunity to wish the citizenry God’s richest blessings. I trust that as Saint Lucia begins a new dispensation there will be respect for our Constitution, our patrimony, our heritage,

More Bus Strike Threats Over Deplorable Road Conditions

Source: The St. Lucia Star A January 4 HTS News broadcast featured Philip Jn Baptiste, clearly angry about the condition of the island’s east coast road. Describing the location of various potholes and faults along the road from Castries to Vieux Fort only seemed to further agitate Jn Baptiste. Acting in his capacity as

Soufriere businesswoman refuses to leave

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Soufriere businesswoman refuses to leave appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Francis A resident of Soufriere is fuming over what she say is the manner in which the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) is trying to bulldoze her off the Hummingbird Beach where she operates a

Ford drivers make ready for Sol Rally Barbados

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Ford drivers make ready for Sol Rally Barbados appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Hot on the heels of last week’s promise from popular British competitor Kevin Procter to “come back stronger” for Sol Rally Barbados 2018, two more Ford-mounted returnees have echoed

HAITI: Caribbean dignity unbowed

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post HAITI: Caribbean dignity unbowed appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation

The Future of Blockchain in the Caribbean

Source: The St. Lucia Star Recent days have seen the cryptocurrency Ripple rise fast. Like the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, it’s underpinned by blockchain technology. The potential significance of cryptocurrency to the Caribbean was featured in The Star Businessweek edition of October 14, 2017, and this latest news has started a whole new conversation on cryptocurrency, specifically

No Girlie Man Is Our 2017 Person of the Year!

Source: The St. Lucia Star The signs were all around him. For our editorial department, choosing the STAR Person of the Year, while always looked forward to, was never a stroll in the park. In the early years the difficulty we confronted lay not so much in separating the wheat from the trash as

Expert: No child under 12 should be on social media

Source: St. Lucia Times ABC(Australia):-Parents must get tough about social media use in the wake of the tragic death of 14-year-old Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett, a leading Australian child psychologist says, warning children under 12 should not be on social media at all. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, a youth mental health expert who is known for…

T&T: Outrage after spy cameras found at Plipdeco

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-The discovery of hidden ­cameras in a room at Plipdeco’s headquarters in Point Lisas yesterday sparked a protest by workers who accused management of spying on their activities. The room is used by some workers to change their clothing. However, company president Ernest Ashley Taylor says the camera was…

UKIP suspends leader’s girlfriend after Meghan Markle texts

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-UKIP has suspended the girlfriend of party leader Henry Bolton after she apparently made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. The Mail on Sunday has published a series of messages sent by Jo Marney. In them, the 25-year-old model said Ms Markle would “taint” the Royal Family, that she…

The dredging fee/fund

Source: St. Lucia Times By Victor E. Girard “Nothing is a We business until it reach crisis” – Boo As we begin a New Year, may I take this opportunity to wish the citizenry God’s richest blessings. I trust that as St Lucia begins a New dispensation there will be respect for our Constitution,…

Jamaica Police to reclaim communities hit by crime

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-ACTING Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Steve McGregor has vowed that his plans for 2018 in his role as head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Community Safety and Security Branch is to reclaim communities across Jamaica affected by crime. “We are engaging communities and coming to take communities from…

“The country can produce enough food,” says local farmer

Source: The St. Lucia Star Apart from those involved in Plant Grow Eat which sells locally produced vegetables and invests in small farmers’ produce (most popularly known for their Simply Mushrooms), not many young persons have been enthusiastic about farming and agriculture as an investment choice. And apparently neither do experienced farmers encourage them

Emotions

Source: The Voice SURVIVORS of sexual violence struggle with a range of emotions that often result in self-blame and guilt. They blame themselves … The post Emotions appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Emotions

Feathers of Courage — No Girl Left Behind

Source: The Voice THIS UWI Graduate is not only determined to further herself but devotes most of her time to the uplifting of … The post Feathers of Courage — No Girl Left Behind appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Feathers of Courage — No Girl Left

U.S. Decision On Palestine Has Trumped Its Maker

Source: The Voice WHAT are the possibilities for peace in the Middle East? The perennial question beckons once again, even more so since … The post U.S. Decision On Palestine Has Trumped Its Maker appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: U.S. Decision On Palestine Has Trumped Its

Neville Cenac: That Kind and Honest Man

Source: The Voice MY name is Francis Aristide, a pastor of Abundant Life Ministry. I was born in Castries but lived at Desruisseaux. … The post Neville Cenac: That Kind and Honest Man appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Neville Cenac: That Kind and Honest Man

New GG Appointment Ruffles Opposition Feathers

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Opposition is incensed after the government’s recent appointment of Neville Cenac as Governor General. Aday before Neville Cenac would be sworn in as Saint Lucia’s new Governor General, Opposition Leader Phillip J Pierre and a coalition of four other Saint Lucia Labour Party members held the first of, according

One man shot during police drug bust

Source: St. Lucia Times One man was shot by the police Saturday morning during a drug operation in Vieux Fort, law enforcement forces have reported. According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, two males were also arrested and another man managed to escape. The gunshot victim was transported to hospital, the law enforcement…

Elite Track and Field Club honored their best

Source: The St. Lucia Star Athletes and officials at Saturday’s Elite Track and Field Club Awards. Under the theme “Your Success is Your Responsibility,” the Elite Track and Field Club staged their annual awards ceremony Saturday evening at Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa. President of the Club Dona Emmanuel after welcoming everyone, provided

CXC to improve Caribbean History enrollment

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has established a regional committee that will be tasked with recommending ways in which the syllabus for Caribbean History can be revived to make it more attractive to students. This effort is being made due to the falling numbers of students sitting the exam each…

Jamaica: National CCTV system to get additional funding

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-SECURITY Minister Robert Montague says nearly $3 billion will be needed over the next two years for the full roll out of the national Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System, dubbed JamaicaEye. Minister Montague says the islandwide system is now in its initial phase and implementation is expected to take…

SRDF to Recommence Phase 1 of Hummingbird Beach Project

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Soufriere, St Lucia: The Soufriere Foundation is persistently working on transforming the town of Soufriere. Consequently, phase one of the Hummingbird Beach Project will recommence on Monday January 15th, 2018. Senior Project Officer, Mr. Malcolm Mathurin stated “The project seeks to enhance the tourism product in Soufriere and…

Not All Heroes Wear Capes; Some Wear Hats

Source: The St. Lucia Star It’s unclear if the new governor general can fill his predecessor’s shoes but it’s obvious that her other accoutrements fit just fine. When official news came that Saint Lucia’s longest serving governor general was leaving office, reactions were mixed. It was safe to say that some saw it coming;

Even FOOLS HAVE OPINIONS

Source: The St. Lucia Star In the dark we are limited only by our imagination. If the way 2018 began is any indication, we are in for a hell of a year. Months of speculation were proven correct with the televised announcement by the now former GG of plans to demit office by the

Plans for agriculture in 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times GIS: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, Hon. Ezekiel Joseph, has expressed great optimism for the local agricultural sector in the new year. Reviewing the performance of the local agricultural sector for 2017, Mr. Joseph said while there were many accomplishments, the sector had its fair share…

The State of Caribbean & Latin American Relations in 2018

Source: The St. Lucia Star Within the Americas it has been a difficult time for Caribbean nations looking for growth. To the north, the election of US President Donald Trump has not only changed the dynamic in Washington, but also fractured the strength of the North American relationship between Canada, the US and Mexico.

Two new Ambassadors to CARICOM accredited

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Developing the world’s first climate resilient countries is a key focus for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for 2018 which promises to be a year of “rebuilding and growth,” CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Friday 12 January. He was at the time accrediting new ambassadors of Barbados and…

Grynberg Neither A Zombie Nor A Bolom!

Source: The St. Lucia Star It is small wonder the local media tend to go to great lengths to avoid dancing with wolves of the political variety. They fear being bitten, especially by some they suspect may be rabid. Last weekend’s Voice, to my pleasant surprise (I welcome any media attention afforded Grynberg, regardless

Chastanet Engages Public

Source: The Voice Prime Minister Allen Chastanet capitalized on Friday morning’s swearing-in of Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac as Governor General, by engaging in … The post Chastanet Engages Public appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Chastanet Engages Public

Businessman robbed at gunpoint in Soufriere

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Businessman robbed at gunpoint in Soufriere appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A businessman was the victim of an armed robbery in Soufriere early Thursday morning, Jan. 11, according to law enforcement sources. The robbery occurred around 2 a.m. as the businessman, Aloysius Hippolyte, was about

Uganda recalls envoy to U.S. for beating wife

Source: St. Lucia Times AfricaNews.com:-Uganda has recalled its deputy ambassador to the United States after the US State Department kicked him out for beating his wife. Dickson Ogwang was asked to leave Washington DC after he reportedly invoked diplomatic immunity to avoid prosecution. Confirming the incident, Uganda’s deputy minister for International Affairs, Okello Oryem,…

Notice: Aux Lyon, Dennery Road rehabilitation works

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Notice: Aux Lyon, Dennery Road rehabilitation works appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Residents and Motorists are advised that works to rehabilitate the Aux Lyon, Dennery Road has commence as of Thursday, January 11th, 2018. The works are expected to be completed over

Guyana: High drama as defendant faints in court

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-THE preliminary inquiry into the murders of the two elderly women who were killed during an invasion at their South Road and Albert Street home in October last, started on a high note, when one of the accused fainted in court during a witness testimony. The alleged mastermind, 23-year-old…

T&T: ‘Boy in cage’ video under investigation

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-Child Protection Unit (CPU) officers are investigating a video posted on social media of a young child locked in a cage. The male child who used obscene language was dressed only in an underwear. An officer at the Children’s Authority said the matter was in the hands of the…

‘I don’t need more Grand Slam titles – but I want them’

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-Serena Williams says that she “absolutely wants” more Grand Slam titles, but does not need them. The 23-time champion, already the most successful player of the Open era, is two Grand Slam titles away from surpassing Margaret Court’s record. Williams, who said she was bedridden for six weeks after giving…

Samsung Note 8 Now Powered By Flow LTE

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: CASTRIES, Saint Lucia– January 9th 2018 – The latest, most exciting, next-generation handset from the world’s leading manufacturer is now available in Saint Lucia, on the island’s fastest mobile data network, and at all of its retail outlets islandwide. The Samsung Note 8 is now officially on sale…

Flow shares $20,000 among Christmas winners

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Flow shares $20,000 among Christmas winners appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Flow has lived up to its promise to reward at least one customer from every district on island, coming out of the telecommunications company’s 2017 Christmas promotion. This week, Flow presented

Liberty Latin America Completes Split-Off from Liberty Global

Source: The Voice Newly-listed company well-positioned to leverage world-class technology, innovation and scale PRESS RELEASE – Liberty Latin America Ltd. (NASDAQ:LILA) (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC … The post Liberty Latin America Completes Split-Off from Liberty Global appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Liberty Latin America Completes Split-Off from Liberty

When Your Neighbour’s House Is On Fire…

Source: The Voice WE should all be familiar with the old saying which forms the basis of the title of this article. In … The post When Your Neighbour’s House Is On Fire… appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: When Your Neighbour’s House Is On Fire…

Chairman’s Reserved Spiced Cocktail Competition

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: The January 12 to 14 Saint Lucia Food & Rum Festival will celebrate the island’s culinary excellence and the finest rums of the Caribbean and the world. A centerpiece of the festival is the Chairman’s Reserved Spice Rum Cocktail Competition. The preliminary round of competition is a judge…

A Pragmatic Approach To The EU Is Essential

Source: The Voice THE most recent decision by the European Union (EU) in respect to the blacklisting of several nations is indeed their … The post A Pragmatic Approach To The EU Is Essential appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: A Pragmatic Approach To The EU Is

Will Cenac Redeem Himself As Governor General?

Source: The Voice SOCIAL media has not let up on its comments about 78–year-old Neville Cenac ever since Prime Minister Allen Chastanet last … The post Will Cenac Redeem Himself As Governor General? appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Will Cenac Redeem Himself As Governor General?

UPDATE: Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe countries

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post UPDATE: Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe countries appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial Friday after he was quoted as describing African and other states as “s…hole countries,” amid an international furor over the remarks. Trump,

CXC to improve Caribbean History enrollment

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post CXC to improve Caribbean History enrollment appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has established a regional committee that will be tasked with recommending ways in which the syllabus for Caribbean History can be revived to make it more attractive

Trump ‘in crude outburst about migrants’

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst that a UN spokesman later condemned as “shocking”, “shameful” and “racist”. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump reportedly asked lawmakers during talks on an immigration deal.…

Antigua: PM says no apology

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-Prime Minister Gaston Browne is not backing down in the face of opposition member of parliament, Wilmoth Daniels, threat to sue him for defamation. Daniel’s attorney sent a letter to the prime minister on Wednesday demanding an apology for claims that the PM made in Parliament on January 2.…

Menstruating girls banned from crossing Ghana river

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Menstruating girls banned from crossing Ghana river appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Girls living near Kyekyewerein (not pictured) are affected by the ban (BBC) – Ghanaian schoolgirls have been banned from crossing a river while they are menstruating – and on Tuesdays. The ban, apparently

Black pudding saves butcher trapped in freezer

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Black pudding saves butcher trapped in freezer appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – A butcher who became trapped in a walk-in freezer escaped thanks to a frozen black pudding. Chris McCabe, 70, said he got trapped after the freezer door in his shop in

Chinese boy with frozen hair reignites poverty debate

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Chinese boy with frozen hair reignites poverty debate appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Pictures of eight-year-old Little Wang were shared tens of thousands of times. * People’s Daily photo (BBC) – An eight-year-old Chinese pupil, dubbed “Ice Boy” by social media users after images emerged

Castries student stabbed in the head

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Castries student stabbed in the head appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A Castries schoolboy was the victim of a stabbing incident that occurred earlier this week, according to law enforcement sources. The victim, who is 17 years old, was reportedly stabbed by another student above

Campari Road To Trini Carnival Winners

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Vernessa Hughes and Nessa Raymond will be packing their bags soon, as they get ready to indulge in the “greatest show on earth” Trinidad’s carnival, thanks to Campari. Ms. Hughes and Ms. Raymond are the grand prize winners of Campari’s sensational “Road to Trini Carnival 2018” promotion, launched…

Greater levels of priority must be given to the Outsourcing Sector

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Bridgetown, BARBADOS, 10th January 2017: Given the existing contribution of the outsourcing sector to job creation in the Caribbean region, coupled with its potential for expansion, calls are being made for greater levels of priority to be given to the outsourcing sector. Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development…

District II Annual Fun Walk Today

Source: The Voice A number of children in Saint Lucia within the school system suffer with various illnesses and it is reported that … The post District II Annual Fun Walk Today appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: District II Annual Fun Walk Today

Sportsman of the Year: And The Winner Is…

Source: The Voice THE community of Babonneau is known for its agricultural produce and rich cultural heritage, but can also boast about the … The post Sportsman of the Year: And The Winner Is… appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sportsman of the Year: And The Winner

‘Braff’ says: ‘Accept Neville Cenac and move on!’

Source: St. Lucia Times Former United Workers Party (UWP) MP, Desmond Brathwaite, has defended the appointment of former Foreign Minister, Neville Cenac, as Saint Lucia’s new Governor General, urging the country to accept Cenac and move on. He expressed the view that the new GG should be given a chance. ‘I take my hat…

Nigeria army averts suicide attack

Source: St. Lucia Times AfricaNews.com:-The Nigerian Army has reported averting a suicide bomb attack in Borno State, the heartland of the Boko Haram insurgency. The attack which involved three young girls was unsuccessful after soldiers identified and shot two of the girls and arrested the other. The Army’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team (EOD) subsequently…

Yakuza boss arrested in Thailand after tattoos go viral

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-Thai police have arrested a Japanese yakuza boss on the run for 15 years after pictures of his tattoos went viral on Facebook. Shigeharu Shirai is accused of murdering a gang rival in 2003. The photographs of the 74-year old fugitive’s elaborate yakuza tattoos were taken by a local person…

PAHO movement for universal health

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post PAHO movement for universal health appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – A regional movement for universal health was recently launched by representatives of government, academia, civil society and experts from some 30 countries and territories of the Americas to identify obstacles and generate

YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. A still from Logan Paul’s video shows him looking shocked – but in outtakes, he joked about suicide (BBC) – YouTube has cut some business ties with Logan Paul, the hugely popular vlogger

T&T: Cops: Get permission before thiefing a wine

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-With the Carnival season now in full swing, police are warning people who plan to gyrate on others that they can be arrested for assault if the person they want to “thief a wine on” decides to engage the police. Speaking at the weekly media briefing yesterday, public information…

2 boys die as dangerous flu season ramps up

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post 2 boys die as dangerous flu season ramps up appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – Health officials now say two boys from Ohio have died from the flu in what is shaping up to be one of the most severe flu seasons

Who’s Watching Helen’s Children?

Source: The Voice NEWS this week that a thirteen-year-old mother is the focus of a police investigation is certainly not the kind of … The post Who’s Watching Helen’s Children? appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Who’s Watching Helen’s Children?

Prime Minister Mitchell Endorses 21st Century Government

Source: St. Lucia Times CTU PRESS RELEASE: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (5th January 2018) – Prime Minister Dr. The Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell will deliver the feature address at the 21st Century Government Summit on 16th January 2018 at the St. James Club, Antigua and Barbuda. This Summit, organised by the Government of…

Tulsie Speaks On Walcott House Reopening

Source: The Voice Facility To Open Briefly For Nobel Laureate Festival EXECUTIVE Director of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), Bishnu Tulsie, this … The post Tulsie Speaks On Walcott House Reopening appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Tulsie Speaks On Walcott House Reopening

13-Year-Old Mother Under Probe

Source: The Voice HOW did a 13-year-old girl manage to leave hospital after giving birth to a baby boy three months ago without … The post 13-Year-Old Mother Under Probe appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: 13-Year-Old Mother Under Probe

Monrose accused of attempting to sow discord

Source: St. Lucia Times The Senior Communications Officer in the Office of the Prime Minister, Nicole Mc Donald,  has said that the  government of Saint Lucia was taken aback by recent comments from Saint Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) President, Julian Monrose and has accused him of attempting to sow discord. Monrose this week indicated…

Monetta Wilson – Yogi, Healer, Entrepreneur!

Source: The St. Lucia Star According to Monetta, adapting to change is key for business success! Monetta Wilson is one of few Saint Lucians who has pioneered a fresh idea and turned it into a fruitful business. After graduating from the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Monetta eventually moved back to

Over 600 Saint Lucians to benefit from free hearing aids

Source: St. Lucia Times Representatives of the Starkey Hearing Foundation have returned to Saint Lucia to provide hearing aids to over 600 locals who qualify, the Ministry of Health has disclosed. Asserting that hearing loss can have far reaching implications for individuals and their families, the Ministry has appealed to persons to  get their…

Nominees for St. Lucia Business Awards revealed

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Nominees for St. Lucia Business Awards revealed appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. awa· Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain Resorts · Automotive Art (St. Lucia) Ltd. · Carib Vybes · Easy Click Solutions · First Citizens Investment Services · HRM Solution Inc · Incognito · Laborie

Iran drug law change could spare thousands on death row

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Iran drug law change could spare thousands on death row appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Amnesty International called on Iran to abolish the death penalty for all crimes (BBC) – Thousands of Iranians who have been sentenced to death for drug crimes could be spared

Two Vieux Fort men charged for profanity-laced video

Source: St. Lucia Times Two Vieux Fort men, identified by law enforcement sources as Greg Mathurin and David Charles, have been charged in connection with an expletive-laced video that was posted on Facebook. Mathurin was charged with using obscene words, while Charles was charged with aiding an abetting Mathurin. Charles is accused of filming…

Fisher Folks Upset About Late Payments

Source: The Voice Fisherfolks in the south of the island say they are fed up with the constant delay in their payments from … The post Fisher Folks Upset About Late Payments appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Fisher Folks Upset About Late Payments

Liberty Latin America Completes Split-Off from Liberty Global

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Newly listed company well-positioned to leverage world-class technology, innovation and scale DENVER, January 9th 2018 – Liberty Latin America Ltd. (NASDAQ:LILA) (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Link:LILAB) (“Liberty Latin America”), a leading telecommunications company with operations in Chile, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and other parts of Latin America, has announced the…

Bullying suicide shocks Australia

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-A 14-year-old girl who as a child was the face of iconic Australian outback hat firm Akubra has taken her own life over online bullying, say her family. In a Facebook post, the father of Amy “Dolly” Everett called for more awareness of bullying so his daughter’s life “will not be wasted”.…

An excellent Opportunity to Pursue Higher Education in Taiwan

Source: The St. Lucia Star The application for the 2018 Taiwan Scholarship, ICDF Scholarship and I-SHOU Medical Scholarship programs starts from now and the deadline is 15th March, 2018. The scholarship programs provide opportunities for young talented Saint Lucians to study in Taiwan for Bachelor, Master or PhD degrees. Awardees list will be posted

Woman skips mom’s funeral to steal from her home: cops

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) –  Police say a Massachusetts woman skipped her own mother’s funeral so she could break into the dead woman’s house and steal a safe filled with items worth $90,000. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 30-year-old Alyce Davenport was held on $15,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to seven charges.…

T&T: Fake cops involved in home invasion

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-THIEVES pretending to be police officers robbed a Guaico man of his car and cash last night. The thieves did not get very far with the vehicle however, as the ‘kill switch’ mechanism shut them down. At around 11.30 p.m. the victim, of Robinson Lane, was awakened by a…

Ecuador seeking possible mediation in Assange case

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Ecuador’s foreign minister says the country is seeking possible mediation to resolve the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been in asylum at its London embassy for more than five years. Maria Fernanda Espinosa said at a news conference on Tuesday that notable asylum cases in…

France to cut highway speed limits as auto deaths rise

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – The French government said Tuesday it would lower the speed limit on two-lane highways to 80 kilometres per hour from 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour, hoping to reverse an alarming rise in road deaths in recent years. Several previous governments had toyed with the idea as a…

Steve Bannon stepping down from Breitbart

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Steve Bannon stepping down from Breitbart appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Steve Bannon (CNN) – Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Trump, has stepped down from Breitbart, the far-right website he returned to over the summer as executive chairman after being ousted from the

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in history

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Jeff Bezos is the richest person in history appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Jeff Bezos (CNN) – Jeff Bezos is now the richest person of all time. That should put an Amazon smile on his face. The Amazon CEO’s net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday,

Teacher accused of lesbian relationship with student

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Teacher accused of lesbian relationship with student appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – An Ohio high school teacher is accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a female student, according to police. Hilary Dattilo, 30, was charged Tuesday for sexual battery

California mudslides demolish homes, eight deaths reported

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post California mudslides demolish homes, eight deaths reported appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – Mudslides unleashed by a ferocious storm demolished homes in southern California, authorities said Tuesday. Eight people were reported killed. Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) said the bodies were discovered in

Tree Cutting & Trimming Along Millennium Highway

Source: The Voice Motorists, General Public Urged To Take Note The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy wishes to inform motorists and the … The post Tree Cutting & Trimming Along Millennium Highway appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Tree Cutting & Trimming Along Millennium Highway

NWU, First Citizens Bank Sign First Industrial Agreement

Source: The Voice The National Workers Union (NWU) and the management of First Citizens Bank Ltd. have signed their first industrial agreement. Clerical … The post NWU, First Citizens Bank Sign First Industrial Agreement appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: NWU, First Citizens Bank Sign First Industrial

Asou Square Ends With Many Successes

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – EARLY indicators are telling a story of a number of successes achieved from the staging of Asou … The post Asou Square Ends With Many Successes appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Asou Square Ends With Many Successes

Happy New Year From Flow!

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THIS week, Flow will be presenting the next five Christmas Community Cash prize winners. Each winner will … The post Happy New Year From Flow! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Happy New Year From Flow!

Flow Gets Cooking With Food & Rum!

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THIS coming weekend, January 12-14, Events Company of Saint Lucia presents the Saint Lucia Food & Rum … The post Flow Gets Cooking With Food & Rum! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Flow Gets Cooking With Food & Rum!

NWU signs first industrial agreement with First Citizens Bank

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post NWU signs first industrial agreement with First Citizens Bank appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The National Workers Union (NWU) and the Management of First Citizens Bank Ltd. have signed their first industrial agreement. Clerical and technical workers employed with the financial institution

Tunisia joins states pushing to escape EU tax haven blacklist

Source: The St. Lucia Star Tunisia says the blacklisting will set back efforts to help the country recover after incidents such as terror attacks. Tunisia is seeking to persuade the EU to take it off a tax haven blacklist as countries around the world deploy geopolitical arguments against Europe’s crackdown. President Beji Caid Sebsi

EU Rehabilitation Assistance for Dominica

Source: The St. Lucia Star The European Union has provided Dominica with 3.52 million euros (EC$11.34M) as part of continued assistance towards rehabilitation of the country. The assistance is part of a total 8.9 million euro (EC$28.5M) programme to rebuild the country’s water infrastructure and also to push towards geothermal energy production. The intervention

National Youth Council Bids Dame Pearlette Farewell

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Saint Lucia National Youth Council extends its profound gratitude to Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy on serving … The post National Youth Council Bids Dame Pearlette Farewell appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: National Youth Council Bids Dame Pearlette Farewell

2018 Taiwan Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE application for the 2018 Taiwan Scholarship, ICDF Scholarship and I-SHOU Medical Scholarship programmes starts from now … The post 2018 Taiwan Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: 2018 Taiwan Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Students’ Council Extends Best Wishes To Students

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE executive of the Saint Lucia National Students’ Council (SLNSC) wishes all students commencing school on the … The post Students’ Council Extends Best Wishes To Students appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Students’ Council Extends Best Wishes To Students

U.S.-based Babonneau Day Committee Donates $10,000 To Needy

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Babonneau Day Committee in New York and Connecticut made another significant contribution to the community of … The post U.S.-based Babonneau Day Committee Donates $10,000 To Needy appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: U.S.-based Babonneau Day Committee Donates ,000 To

Newborn found dead in airplane bathroom

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Newborn found dead in airplane bathroom appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – The body of a newborn was found wrapped in a plastic bag and stashed in the bathroom of an Etihad Airways plane after the mother gave birth during the flight,

The Caribbean Thinks of Climate Resilience

Source: The Voice AS time and age advance, and with it one’s private and professional life progresses, one might come to the conclusion … The post The Caribbean Thinks of Climate Resilience appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: The Caribbean Thinks of Climate Resilience

Man accused of murdering Rihanna’s cousin held

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Man accused of murdering Rihanna’s cousin held appeared first on St. Lucia News Online.   Shawayne DaShawn Williams (BARBADOS TODAY) – A St Michael man has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds in connection with the shooting death on Boxing Day of the cousin of Barbadian

Antigua: Experts advise: Dig deeper into suicides

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-After an alarming spate of suicides in 2017, mental health professionals are calling on local officials here to take a more in-depth look at the possible triggers for the tragic act. Last year, the country recorded 12 attempted suicides and seven cases where persons actually managed to end their…

Flow Customer Gets An Extra Special Christmas

Source: The St. Lucia Star Melissa Nestor (right) was the winner of the Flow Christmas Moments competition on Facebook. Ayoung bartender had herself an extra merry Christmas season with a brand new mobile handset on Saint Lucia’s fastest data network, just by sharing a special family tradition on Facebook. Melissa Nestor of La Toc Road,

Antigua: Police to take a stronger stance on crime in 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-The police high command will be taking a “more aggressive” approach to crime-fighting this year after an alarming homicide rate in 2017. The acting head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Superintendent Jeffery Morgan, said that while they will be operating within the law, the force will be “more…

Most viewed stories of 2017

Source: St. Lucia Times The post Most viewed stories of 2017 appeared first on St. Lucia Times News. Link: Most viewed stories of 2017

Guyana: Bar manager found shot dead with gun next to him

Source: St. Lucia Times Demerara Waves:-The Guyana Police Force is working to ascertain whether the Manager of Korner Kick bar committed suicide or was shot dead by someone else. “Crime scene ranks have processed the scene and also swabbed both hands of the deceased for gunpowder residue,” police said. Dead is 21-year old Tevin…

Bolt secures trial with Borussia Dortmund

Source: St. Lucia Times PARIS, France (AFP) — Sprint legend Usain Bolt said Sunday that he hopes to still see his dream of becoming a professional footballer come true when he undergoes a trial at German top-flight club Borussia Dortmund. However, the multiple Olympic and world champion admitted that he would prefer to play…

Tanzania arrests pregnant schoolgirls, hunting for men responsible

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Tanzania arrests pregnant schoolgirls, hunting for men responsible appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFRICANEWS.COM) – Authorities in Tanzania over the weekend arrested five pregnant schoolgirls and are on the hunt for the men responsible for the pregnancies. The girls were arrested along with their parents

CXC addresses decline in Caribbean History

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post CXC addresses decline in Caribbean History appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has established a regional committee that will be tasked with recommending ways in which the syllabus for Caribbean History could be revived to make it more

Two Arrested In Courts Robbery

Source: The Voice Swift work by police has resulted in two people being arrested hours after two Unicomer (Courts) stores in the Castries … The post Two Arrested In Courts Robbery appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Two Arrested In Courts Robbery

Trump gives 200,000 Salvadoreans deadline to leave US

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-The Trump administration has decided to cancel permits that allow nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador to live and work in the US. They were granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after earthquakes rocked the Central American country in 2001. Salvadoreans now have until 2019 to leave or face deportation,…

H&M apologizes for ad of black boy in ‘Coolest Monkey’ hoodie

Source: St. Lucia Times AfricaNews.com:-Swedish fashion brand, H&M have attracted a strong social media backlash after what most people considered a racist photo appeared on their website. The said photo showed two boys wearing hoodies on H&M’s United Kingdom store website. It turned out that the inscription on the respective apparels was the source…

Tanzania arrests pregnant schoolgirls, hunting for men responsible

Source: St. Lucia Times AfricaNews.com:-Authorities in Tanzania over the weekend arrested five pregnant schoolgirls and are on the hunt for the men responsible for the pregnancies. The girls were arrested along with their parents in the northern town of Tandahimba on the directives of a local district commissioner but have since been released on…

Oprah Winfrey for President?

Source: St. Lucia Times CNN:-Oprah Winfrey is “actively thinking” about running for president, two of her close friends told CNN Monday. The two friends, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, talked in the wake of Winfrey’s extraordinary speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, which spurred chatter about a 2020 run.  Some…

ASSOU SQUARE ENDS WITH MANY SUCCESSES

Source: The St. Lucia Star Early indicators are telling a story of a number of successes achieved from the staging of Assou Square 2018. Among these are high attendance and participation, no incidents recorded, sales attracted by vendors, inclusion of the William Peter Boulevard as part of the festivity and the infusion of cultural

SLTA WINTER CAMPAIGN

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has launched its winter advertising campaign in North America. The campaign, themed “There is no time like now to book Saint Lucia”, runs from December 2017 till March 2018 and utilizes television and digital media. The SLTA has engaged the services of Mediagistic,

Liberty Global Spin Off Targets Latin America

Source: The St. Lucia Star Many parts of Puerto Rico are still under curfew as damaged electrical grids leave swaths of the country in darkness. Liberty Latin America, the cable and broadband company being spun off from John Malone’s Liberty Global, expects operations in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico to be “back to our new normal”

EU Assists Barbados in renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency

Source: The St. Lucia Star Barbados has received 1.12 million euros (BBD$2.7m) from the European Union towards the advancement of energy self-sufficiency from renewable resources. This is the first payment of a total contribution of 3 million euros. This activity is in line with the country’s commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on

An excellent opportunity to pursue higher education in Taiwan

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post An excellent opportunity to pursue higher education in Taiwan appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The application for the 2018 Taiwan Scholarship, ICDF Scholarship and I-SHOU Medical Scholarship programs starts from now and the deadline is 15th March, 2018. The scholarship programs provide

Fire breaks out at Trump Tower

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Fire breaks out at Trump Tower appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – A fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower early Monday, authorities said. The flames ignited on the top floor of the Fifth Avenue tower just before 7 a.m.

Trinidad: Man charged with killing ex-cop

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad: Man charged with killing ex-cop appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Killed: John Ramkissoon (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A MAN is expected to appear in court today charged with the New Year’s Day murder of retired police officer John Ramkissoon. The 29-year-old suspect is expected to

Fire breaks out at Trump Tower

Source: St. Lucia Times CBS News:-The Fire Department of New York says it’s at the scene of a fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The department says it was called around 7 a.m. Monday for a report of a fire on the top floor. Aerial views showed firefighters on the roof, with smoke billowing…

Guyana: Colombians, Venezuelan, Guyanese for court for cocaine, cash haul

Source: St. Lucia Times Demerara Waves:-Ten persons, including several Colombians, are this week expected to face drug trafficking charges, stemming from a major three-day operation, the Head of the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) said Sunday. Retired Major General, Michael Atherley said the four Colombians  one Venezuelan and five Guyanese remained in custody after the…

CXC addresses decline in Caribbean history

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer: The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has established a regional committee that will be tasked with recommending ways in which the syllabus for Caribbean History could be revived to make it more attractive to students. This is in an effort to address the falling numbers of students sitting the…

A Cuban Celebration at Tapas On The Bay

Source: The St. Lucia Star Immerse in the rich culture and traditions that are Cuba! On Saturday 13th January from 7pm, Tapas On The Bay presents “A Cuban Celebration”. Experience the sensual and contagious rhythms of Cuban music as you enjoy a mojito on arrival. Delight your taste buds with our authentic Cuban cuisine

Health Tips – How to Support a Healthy Womb

Source: The St. Lucia Star How to provide the best environment in the uterus for pregnancy to occur is one hot topic in the fertility world right now. What makes implantation successful?  A healthy, properly functioning uterus, healthy ova (egg) and sperm, as well as balanced hormones are of utmost importance. The new blastocyst still

New Year and those Pesky Resolutions

Source: The St. Lucia Star Sometimes New Year’s resolutions require more than just thinking of them. Iremember in primary school when my classmate first asked me if I had any New Year’s resolutions. I had no idea what on earth a resolution was and she basked in my ignorance. I felt betrayed by my

RUNNING MYTHS (Part 3): RUNNING AND STRENGTH TRAINING

Source: The St. Lucia Star KIM’S KORNER Over the last two weeks we have looked at myths about running: knee pain and stretching. This week we’ll look at the myths about running and strength training.  Many people do not believe you need to include strength training if you run. They are, of course, completely

What Does a Murder Really Cost?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Another life senselessly cut short. Most Saint Lucians were surrounded by family and friends on Christmas Day. They enjoyed opening gifts, sharing meals and entertaining house-to-house guests. By all accounts, Christmas 2017 was great. But by 9:52 pm on Monday December 25, all signs of Christmas merriment had ceased

Assou Square: Ponderings From the Uninterested

Source: The St. Lucia Star Usually a fun and festive event, Assou Square is slowly becoming just another crowded social gathering. Whereas large metropolitan countries have countdowns, ball drops and fireworks to ring in the New Year, here in Saint Lucia, Ole Year’s Night mass and the ever so popular Assou Square are the

Why are Caribbean nations wary of Chinese investment?

Source: The St. Lucia Star “In order to recognise how the Caribbean can benefit from China’s growth, it’s necessary to understand what the CPC wants from the Caribbean.” The Caribbean is a region that garners much attention in Beijing. The Communist Party of China (CPC) has been in a longstanding rivalry with Taiwan (AKA

Saudi princes arrested for anti-austerity protest

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes for holding a protest at a royal palace in the capital Riyadh. The group were angered by the government’s decision to stop paying the water and energy bills of royals. Those involved have not been named. The government is currently attempting a major economic…

Saint Lucia National Youth Council Bids Farewell to Governor General

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-The Saint Lucia National Youth Council would like to extend its profound gratitude to Her Excellency, Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy, on serving the people of Saint Lucia as the Queen’s  representative for twenty remarkable years. Her Excellency was the first female St. Lucian to serve as Governor General, succeeding…

T&T likely to have first woman President

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:- Madame Justice Paula-Mae Weekes is likely to become the country’s first female President. Weekes was named yesterday as the Government’s presidential nominee at a press conference by Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young, following a brief meeting with Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the…

Invisible Scars

Source: The Voice SURVIVORS of sexual violence are told they should be over it by now. There was no physical damage done to … The post Invisible Scars appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Invisible Scars

St. Lucian Manages Rita Marley Foundation

Source: The Voice Rosemary Duncan’s Passion For Service Runs Deep NOT everyone can speak joyously about their job as a source which rejuvenates … The post St. Lucian Manages Rita Marley Foundation appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: St. Lucian Manages Rita Marley Foundation

‘Game of Thrones’ To Return In 2019

Source: The Voice THE hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019. Directors for … The post ‘Game of Thrones’ To Return In 2019 appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ‘Game of Thrones’ To Return In 2019

WE DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Traditions such as playing dominoes were kept at 2018’s Assou Squarebut there were also new additions such as Dennery Segment performances. The luminescent accessories, the smell of fried food, the sound of slamming dominoes and the fluttering excitement inside the tummy of a child are all synonymous with the

The Perfect Shoe-In For Shoe Rehab

Source: The Voice IT’S no mystery this lady has a passion for shoes, but it goes further. But let’s delve in and find … The post The Perfect Shoe-In For Shoe Rehab appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: The Perfect Shoe-In For Shoe Rehab

Letter To Justin T. Charles

Source: The Voice IN response to a party hack codenamed Justin T. Charles, we take this opportunity to respond in sequence to his … The post Letter To Justin T. Charles appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Letter To Justin T. Charles

It’s Not That I Don’t Love You . . .

Source: The St. Lucia Star The new convert (right) whispers sweet nothings in the receptive 1987 ear of Prime Minister John Compton. He took his place between United Workers Party MPs Stephenson King and Desmond Brathwaite and suddenly it was they, not the most recent convert to the faith, who appeared out of place.

A-M u s i n g s – Pinworms

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 believe that our recollections of people and events from our early childhood are sparse, unreliable and mainly hearsay, passed on by relatives and family friends. Having said

Sports: The Year in Pictures

Source: The St. Lucia Star Looking back, 2017 was not one of our most productive years when it terms of medals and trophies, but one thing for sure, there were plenty of highlights and I dare some low lights to make the year memorable. Among the highlights, how about St Lucia’s performance at the

WHO WILL GUARD THE GUARDS ON OUR STREETS?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prior to any occasion when many of us tend to be in the grip of the various spirits of Saint Lucia, and at the mercy of the police, we receive from quarters east, west, north and south the admonition to “drink responsibly”. It is anyone’s guess what that actually

Plane forced to land due to passenger’s faeces

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-A plane carrying more than 200 passengers from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after two of the aircraft’s toilets were vandalised with excrement, officials said. The United Airlines flight was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Anchorage on Thursday evening due to a “passenger smearing faeces…

What does Brexit mean for the Caribbean?

Source: The St. Lucia Star “While Britons may lose the right to work and travel freely in the EU for a long duration, the Eurostar route from London to Paris will still be busy.” Brexit has been a big story for Britain. This is seen every day in headlines. Beyond the implications for London,

Who Crossed First Over The Loyalty Line?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Conceivably, former party brothers Neville Cenac (right) and Julian Hunte both have their stories to tell, from their respective vantage points. In the meantime, political life hurries on, like real life, for better or for worse. There is a tendency on the part of commentators on things local to

Guyana: 49 held in ‘strip club’ raid

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-FORTY-ONE foreign nationals believed to be night-club dancers, and eight employees of the Diamond Hotel and Night Club are currently in custody following a raid of the building by the Guyana Police Force on Friday morning. Crime Chief, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams on Friday confirmed that the operation carried…

Courts Optical Announces Outreach Program for the South

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Courts Optical, St Lucia’s leader in the supply of optical services and trendy fashionable eye-wear products has announced that the company will host its highly anticipated Courts Optical Outreach program this coming Tuesday 9th January 2018 and Wednesday 10th January at the company’s Courts Vieux Location. Courts Optical…

Dog ‘guarded dead owner for several weeks’

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-A dog had apparently been faithfully lying beside the body of its deceased owner for several weeks when the pair were discovered in a flat in Hungary. The nine-year-old Havanese breed, called Zsazsa, was found in a Budapest apartment on Wednesday. She was severely malnourished when found, animal protection officials…

Egyptian parliament moves to criminalize ‘lack of belief in God’

Source: St. Lucia Times AfricaNews.com:-The Egyptian parliament has commenced processes to criminalize atheism in the predominantly Muslim north African country. A legislation proposed on the eve of 2017 Christmas was given consideration by the parliament on the eve of New Year’s Day, the USA Today website reported. Under existing Egyptian laws, it is illegal to insult or…

Starkey Hearing Foundation returns to St. Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Starkey Hearing Foundation Technologies will be hosting a national hearing mission on the 17th and 18th of January, 2018 at the Phillip Marcellin grounds in Vieux Fort, from 8am daily. The foundation will be providing custom fit hearing aids FREE of cost as well as a lifetime supply of batteries and aftercare support.…

Flow Customer Gets An Extra Special Christmas

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-A young bartender had herself an extra merry Christmas season with a brand new mobile handset on Saint Lucia’s fastest data network, just by sharing a special family tradition on Facebook.  Melissa Nestor of La Toc Road, Castries, took part in the Christmas Moments campaign on the Flow Saint…

Assou Square ends with many successes

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Assou Square ends with many successes appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Early indicators are telling a story of a number of successes achieved from the staging of Assou Square 2018. Among these are high attendance and participation, no incidents recorded, sales attracted

Flow customer gets an extra special Christmas

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Flow customer gets an extra special Christmas appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Melissa Nestor (right) was the winner of the Flow Extra Special Moments competition on Facebook (PRESS RELEASE) – A young bartender had herself an extra merry Christmas season with a brand new mobile

Starkey Hearing Foundation returns to St. Lucia

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Starkey Hearing Foundation returns to St. Lucia appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Starkey Hearing Foundation Technologies will be hosting a national hearing mission on the 17th and 18th of January, 2018 at the Phillip Marcellin grounds in Vieux Fort, from 8am daily.

Google moved US$19b to Bermuda to avoid tax: Bloomberg

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Google moved US$19b to Bermuda to avoid tax: Bloomberg appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – Google moved 15.9 billion euros (US$19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving it billions of dollars in taxes that year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting regulatory

Canada will track suicide risk through social media with AI

Source: St. Lucia Times (Engadget) – The Canadian government is partnering with AI firm Advanced Symbolics to try to predict rises in regional suicide risk by monitoring social media posts. Advanced Symbolics will analyze posts from 160,000 social media accounts and will look for suicide trends. The company aims to be able to predict…

Neville Cenac confirmed as new Governor General

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has announced that Her Majesty The Queen was pleased to approve the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Neville Cenac as the new Governor General of Saint Lucia, effective 1st January 2018. Mr. Cenac is a former elected MP for the constituency of Laborie, has previously served…

China-Taiwan Relations Head into Another Year of Stalemate

Source: St. Lucia Times (VOA) – Political rivals China and self-ruled Taiwan have entered a third year of stalemate, making the ever more frustrated Beijing likely to find new, uncomfortable ways of pressuring Taiwan to the bargaining table. The two sides have been separately governed since the Chinese civil war, when Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists…

EU rehabilitation assistance for Dominica

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post EU rehabilitation assistance for Dominica appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – The European Union has provided Dominica with 3.52 million euros (EC$11.34M) as part of continued assistance towards rehabilitation of the country. The assistance is part of a total 8.9 million euro (EC$28.5M)

EU assists Barbados in renewable energy self-sufficiency

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post EU assists Barbados in renewable energy self-sufficiency appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Barbados has received 1.12 million euros (BBD$2.7M) from the European Union towards the advancement of energy self-sufficiency from renewable resources. This is the first payment of a total contribution of

Johnson’s Awards Baby #1 for 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Renwick & Company Limited awarded the mother of the first baby born for the year with a product hamper compliments of Johnson’s Baby and Sleepy baby wipes. On the day that the company turned 52, this presentation to Stephanie James, the mother of…

Odebrecht confesses to financing parties of the Venezuelan right

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Odebrecht confesses to financing parties of the Venezuelan right appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Marcelo Odebrecht (AVN) – On November 9, 2017, the Brazilian businessman, Marcelo Odebrecht, charged with corruption, confessed before Peruvian prosecutors, that he had financed the political campaigns of: some parties of

Neville Cenac Gets Queen’s Nod For Governor General Role

Source: The Voice Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was pleased to approve the appointment of Emmanuel … The post Neville Cenac Gets Queen’s Nod For Governor General Role appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Neville Cenac Gets Queen’s Nod For

Regional Super50 Festival begins January 30

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Regional Super50 Festival begins January 30 appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Cricket West Indies revealed on Thursday the schedule of matches for the Regional Super50 Festival which opens on January 30 and will be contested in Barbados and Antigua. The six CWI

SLTA Goes Digital And TV For Winter Campaign

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) this week launched its winter advertising campaign in North America. The … The post SLTA Goes Digital And TV For Winter Campaign appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLTA Goes Digital And TV For Winter

St. Lucia Building Code Revised

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – ENGINEERS, contractors, public and private sector agencies came together for a national consultation to review the recommendations … The post St. Lucia Building Code Revised appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: St. Lucia Building Code Revised

Find and Mind Caribbean Culture

Source: The Voice MAYBE I should have suggested a headline, “The quest for the Caribbean heart and soul and purifying its society”. But … The post Find and Mind Caribbean Culture appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Find and Mind Caribbean Culture

LETTER: Hospitality Begins Outside The Castries Market

Source: The Voice Dear Editor, Happy New Year to you and yours. Though I wish the same for our farmers and market vendors, … The post LETTER: Hospitality Begins Outside The Castries Market appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: LETTER: Hospitality Begins Outside The Castries Market

Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs, the interior and commerce, replacing them with newcomers, the government said on Thursday, as it battles an Islamist insurgency. Khaire, a former oil and gas executive, was appointed to the post by President Mohamed Abdullahi…

Final stanza of #D4Day season begins

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Final stanza of #D4Day season begins appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE) – Runaway leaders and reigning three-time champions Guyana Jaguars will be looking to start the New Year and the final leg of the race towards the Headley/Weekes Trophy, when the Digicel 4-Day

Amy Winehouse’s dad says singer’s ghost visits him

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Amy Winehouse’s dad says singer’s ghost visits him appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Amy Winehouse (PAGE SIX) – It’s been more than six years since Amy Winehouse died but she is still very much alive, according to her family. The singer’s father Mitch has claimed

A Spirit of Unity Needed

Source: The Voice TO say that the effects of the past year are behind us would be foolhardy even as we look to … The post A Spirit of Unity Needed appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: A Spirit of Unity Needed

Barbados: ‘Don’t rush Govt for your money’

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Barbados: ‘Don’t rush Govt for your money’ appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Senator Reginald Hunte (BARBADOS TODAY) – Barbadians who are owed money by Government are being told by a ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) senator to wait for payment in silence. Referencing workers still

Drug dealer arrested after mistaking police car for taxi

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Drug dealer arrested after mistaking police car for taxi appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Police said the man was carrying about 1,000 joints (BBC) – An alleged drug dealer in Copenhagen received an unwanted surprise for Christmas when he jumped into the back of a

Man remanded to prison for the murder of Rihanna’s cousin

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-Murder accused Shawayne Dashawn Williams, who was arrested and charged for killing 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, of Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St. Michael, appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded to prison. The 23-year-old White Hall #1, St Michael resident is…

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