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July 20, 2018

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Trump ‘ready’ to tax all Chinese imports

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BBC) – US President Donald Trump says he is ready to intensify his trade war with China by slapping tariffs on all $500bn of imports from the country. “I’m ready to go to 500,” he said in an interview with the CNBC channel. Mr Trump’s comments come before the

Guyana: Senior citizen found guilty of raping child, 10

Source: St. Lucia News Online Abdool Jamil (GUYANA CHRONICLE) – AFTER several hours of deliberations, a mixed 12-member jury on Monday afternoon returned with two counts of guilty verdict for Abdool Jamil, 66, in the Demerara High Court before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the Sexual Offences Court. The foreman told the court that on

Barbados: Government wants ‘win win’ with banks

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BARBADOS TODAY) – The recent public outcry over the low interest rates being offered by commercial banks has not escaped the attention of Prime Minister Mia Mottley. In fact, she has indicated her willingness to work closely with the financial institutions to find a win-win solution. Since the removal of

Mum and baby reunited after ‘terrifying’ carjacking

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Police have released the first photo of a mother and her four-week-old daughter since they were reunited after the baby was taken during a carjacking. An injured Claire O’Neill was pictured with young Eliza following what West Midlands Police described as a “terrifying ordeal” in Acocks Green, Birmingham. Dozens…

Jamaica offers Thai boys, coach all-expense-paid vacation

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended an invitation to the 12 Thai boys and their football coach who were recently trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand for more than two weeks, to spend an all-expense-paid vacation in the island. “The [Jamaica] Tourist Board…

‘Time running out to reach HIV Targets’

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  UNAIDS is issuing countries with a stark wake-up call. In a new report, launched (on Wednesday) in Paris, France, at an event co-hosted with Coalition PLUS, UNAIDS warns that the global response to HIV is at a precarious point. At the halfway point to the 2020 targets, the report, Miles to…

Junior Achievement gets financial support

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Worlds Finest Chocolate (WFC) through its subsidiary Union Vale Estates Ltd (UVE) presented a cheque to Junior Achievement St Lucia for the implementation of the Junior Achievement Christian Husbands Agripreneurship Project (CHAP). In collaboration with UVE and WFC the CHAP was developed to honor the legacy of Mr.…

Diplomat irked by ‘African-ness’ of France World Cup team quip

Source: St. Lucia Times AFP:- The host of America’s late-night TV program “The Daily Show” has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US after joking that “Africa won the World Cup.” Earlier this week Trevor Noah, a prominent comedy host in the United States, praised “Africa” for its World Cup victory, considering the…

Trump to invite Putin to White House

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Donald Trump has asked his national security adviser to invite the Russian president to the White House in the autumn. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Twitter that Mr Trump had “agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs” during Monday’s summit in…

T&T Police rescue woman snatched by ex-lover

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  A MAYARO woman endured a night of torture, being held at gunpoint by a man she once loved, in a forested area. Police said the 29-year-old woman escaped the near ten-hour ordeal by covertly calling police and tipping them off to her location just before daybreak yesterday. The victim…

Grow Well Through Golf The Sandals Way

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Think summer and the first things that usually come to mind are beach, ice cream and the outdoors. Add a new item to that list however, as Sandals’ launches its first ever three-week long Summer Kids Golf Camp which begins July 24th 2018. Simone Skinner, Golf Club Manager, says,…

Mayor Thanks New Yorkers For Supporting Education Back Home

Source: The Voice MAYOR of Castries Peterson D. Francis has expressed the Government’s commitment to a revolutionary upgrade in the island’s education system. … The post Mayor Thanks New Yorkers For Supporting Education Back Home appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Mayor Thanks New Yorkers For Supporting

Vieux Fort parents in glee over Beanfield Secondary

Source: The Voice By Kingsley Emmanuel PARENTS whose “school of choice” for their children was the Beanfield Comprehensive Secondary School were all in … The post Vieux Fort parents in glee over Beanfield Secondary appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Vieux Fort parents in glee over Beanfield

Chamber and DCA Discuss Outdoor Signage

Source: The Voice IN response to concerns from members regarding the manner in which the regulations related to the display of outdoor advertising … The post Chamber and DCA Discuss Outdoor Signage appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Chamber and DCA Discuss Outdoor Signage

332 kg of ganja seized off Martinique

Source: St. Lucia Times Martinique authorities intercepted a go-fast boat this week in the South-West of the Island and seized 13 bales of marijuana weighing 332kg, according to local media reports. Martinique 1ere said three people were arrested. The on line publication reported that the operation was conducted by the ship ‘Germinal’, supported by…

SLP announces Town Hall meeting on SJH

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  This coming Sunday, 22 July, the Saint Lucia Labour Party will host a town hall style discussion on the ongoing developments in the St. Jude hospital situation. The SLP continues to be deeply concerned about the risks to the health of patients and staff housed at the George Odlum…

Windward Islands Games to tip off in Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – Saint Lucia is set to host the 2018 edition of the Canadian Bank Note (CBN)/WINLOTT Windward Islands School Games from this weekend at several venues in the south of the island including the George Odlum Stadium. A team of 62 will compete in athletics, basketball (boys and

Jamaican dancers slapped with immigration charges in the Bahamas

Source: St. Lucia News Online (CMC) — A judge slapped four Jamaican women with various immigration charges when they appeared in court here on Tuesday. The women, Shamara Shantell Francis, 26; Affrikkca Ezinma Walters, 22; Stepheny Alkila Wright, 38; and Nerdeen Curdela Pryce-King, 32, were charged with illegally engaging in gainful occupation. The police

Jamaica: Cop reports to station in stolen vehicle

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:- ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A district constable, who police investigators summoned over a stolen motor vehicle, yesterday reported to the station in another motor car that was also reported stolen. The accused is assigned to the St Catherine South Police Division and was identified as the seller of…

PM: Taxpayers paid for a third of rooms booked for Jazz

Source: St. Lucia Times Asserting that Saint Lucia reached a point of diminishing returns for its world renowned jazz festival long ago, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet disclosed Wednesday that the purpose of the event was being defeated, necessitating a revamp. Chastanet, a former Tourism Minister, was addressing the opening of the 6th annual Saint…

External Affairs Department and UK High Commission Continue to Assist Windrush Generation

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Department of External Affairs and the UK High Commission Office in London are continuing to assist persons from the Windrush generation and their relatives. Minister with responsibility for External Affairs, Honourable Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, and Saint Lucia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Guy Mayers, recently updated…

23-year old stabbed in Trou Rouge

Source: St. Lucia Times A 23-year old man was stabbed multiple times in Trou Rouge, Marchand Wednesday afternoon, police have reported. Residents of the area told St Lucia Times  that the stabbing followed an argument between the victim and his teenage brother. The victim was taken by ambulance to Victoria Hospital. A law enforcement…

Barbados LGBTQI community upset over calypso

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:-  It is a Billboard hit that has set calypso lovers, and those outside the art form, talking. However, the 2018 calypso, Sex Change by Paul Billboard Murrell has provoked the ire of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) community here. The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) has called Billboard to a meeting to discuss the controversial…

British man plotted to kill Prime Minister Theresa May

Source: St. Lucia Times LONDON (Reuters) – A British man was found guilty on Wednesday of a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office and then using a knife or a gun to attack her. Naa’imur Rahman, 20, of north London,…

The results are In!!

Source: The Voice By Kendell “Scady” Eugene It was a sweeping victory for the Tribe of Twel this carnival season. The reigning Band … The post The results are In!! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: The results are In!!

St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Welcome the CCJ President

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Port of Spain, Trinidad. A ceremonial sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be the final in a series of events commemorating the Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders’ elevation to the office of CCJ President. The event will be held at…

Ti Rocher, Castries Retaining Wall Rehabilitation

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy wishes to inform the motoring public of the closure of the Ti Rocher Road from 23rd July 2018 to the 23th September 2018.  This is to facilitate the reconstruction of a retaining wall, a concrete culvert and road reinstatement along this route.…

Climate Change Project and UWI bring Global Expert in Crop Modelling to Caribbean for Training

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: July 17, 2018. Kingston, Jamaica. Professor Gerrit Hoogenboom, Preeminent Scholar from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will be a special lecturer in an advanced crop modelling training which takes place July 23-27, 2018 at the University of the West Indies…

European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has

T&T: Body exhumed, jewels in coffin

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-  Officials of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation were forced to perform the first exhumation of a body in the region yesterday. However, the reason was an extraordinary one. The move was initiated by the family of deceased Chanroutie Boodoo, who sought permission to exhume her body over fear that…

Guyana: Man on the run after setting house ablaze

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  FIFTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD Rickford Williams of Charity Squatting Area in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is presently on the run after he allegedly set his house on fire on Tuesday, According to information reaching the Guyana Chronicle, Williams and his reputed wife Ernestine Fredrick, 60, had an argument, during which the suspect accused…

Police probe Marchand death

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia police are investigating the death of a man in Marchand. The deceased has been identified by residents of the area only as ‘Silvanus’. He is said to be in his fifties. A law enforcement official reported that the deceased was found at his home a short distance away…

Antigua school meals chefs to cook for prisoners

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  The minister responsible for prison, Steadroy Benjamin, has decided to have meals for the inmates and staff of Her Majesty’s Prison prepared at the government’s School Meals Programme, while construction work will be undertaken on the kitchen roof at the prison. Both staff and inmates had expressed concern about…

Cricket backer not giving up on Canadian event

Source: St. Lucia Times Toronto Sun:-  It was a massive financial undertaking for the Mercuri Group. And even though the crowds for the six-nation inaugural Global T20 League fell below expectations, the Indian-based media and talent management company won’t be throwing in the towel. Mercuri poured in $10 million US to get this project off…

Olympian uses pig’s blood for revenge on lover

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A former Olympian has admitted using pig’s blood to scrawl lewd messages on the walls of a Tory peer’s home, a court has heard. Lizzie Purbrick, who competed as a showjumper in the 1980 Games, said she had used a key to get into the south London home of…

T&T: Cold case solved: Man arrested for teen’s murder

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  A 29 YEAR old man of Diego Martin was Monday charged with the murder of a teenager who was killed five years ago. Edwin Phillip, of Adam Trace, was arrested last Tuesday at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court where he appeared on another matter. Phillip was charged with…

Antigua: Reparations to Rastafarians urged

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-  Rastafarian Elder Franklyn “King Frank-I”  Francis said that governments should provide reparations to the Rastafari community for the condemnation by the international community of the rastafarians’ call for the legalisation of cannabis. He made the comments following his return to Antigua and Barbuda from the CARICOM Heads of Government…

T&T: Murders hit 301

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  One man is dead while another is hospitalised in a serious condition at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex following a shooting incident in Mt Hope. And a man was killed in Aripo on Sunday night. The murder toll now stands at 301 compared with 267 for the same period…

T&T: Cop on suspension gets promotion

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  Charged with two criminal offences and suspended from the Police Service, Billy Ramsundar on Monday went to Police Headquarters, Port of Spain to be promoted. He received a letter from acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams stating that he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Williams was summoned…

Cuba plane crash caused by human error — company

Source: St. Lucia News Online (AFP) — A plane crash that killed 112 people in Cuba on May 18 was caused by human error, the Mexican company that owned the jet said Monday. Global Air, whose operations were suspended by the Mexican authorities over the accident, said a study by international experts of the

‘Treasonous’ Trump faces backlash in the US

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  Donald Trump has hailed Vladimir Putin as “very, very strong” despite facing a barrage of criticism for suggesting he trusted the Russian leader over his own intelligence agencies. The US president returned to Washington on Monday night after being accused of “treasonous” behaviour during a news conference with his…

Texas fisherman reels in 14-foot shark

Source: St. Lucia Times Fox News:– A fisherman in Texas hooked a massive hammerhead shark on Saturday, describing the catch as one he “only dreamed about” and the “shark catch of multiple lifetimes.” Poco Cedillo posted on the South Texas Fishing Association Facebook page that he was on the Padre Island National Seashore when he made the…

Vatican: Consecrated virgins need not be virgins

Source: St. Lucia Times Telegraph:–  Consecrated virgins say they are “disappointed” by the Vatican’s new guidance that literal virginity is not necessary. A document released earlier this month says that a woman does not need to have “kept her body in perfect continence” to become a consecrated virgin. The Vatican document, entitled Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago,…

6:00 p.m. Saint Lucia weather report

Source: St. Lucia News Online 6:00 PM WEATHER REPORT DATE: 16TH JULY, 2018 FORECASTER: AVLON CHARLERY PRESENT WEATHER AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS FAIR AND HAZY, WITH SHOWERS NEARBY PRESENT WEATHER AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT IS PARTLY CLOUDY. PRESENT TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS 29 C OR 84 F. TODAY’S MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT

Journalist dragged out of Trump-Putin news conference

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  A journalist was dragged out of the Trump-Putin news conference moments before the leaders were due to speak, after holding up a piece of paper bearing the words “nuclear weapon ban treaty”. Footage from the news conference showed the man – later identified as Sam Husseini – holding up…

Man pays parking ticket… 44 years late

Source: St. Lucia News Online The man owed $2 (SKY NEWS) – A man named Dave has paid a parking ticket in Pennsylvania – 44 years after he got it. Police in Minersville, in Schuylkill County, received a handwritten note from Dave confessing that he had an unpaid parking ticket – along with a

Mottley says Hyatt environmental study must be done

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Today:–  Prime Minister Mia Mottley says a full environmental impact study must be conducted before any construction can begin on the proposed 15-storey Hyatt Hotel on Bay Street, St Michael. In fact, she has already made it clear to the investors that they should proceed with the environmental impact study…

SLHTA mourns passing of Nereus ‘Cosol’ Francis’

Source: St. Lucia Times THE St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of Nereus Francis who passed away tragically last week. “The membership and staff of the Association were saddened by the death of Mr. Francis for whom there was much affection throughout the tourism and hospitality industry,”…

USA’s Ali Khan joins Trinbago Knight Riders

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) have announced that USA fast bowler Ali Khan will be joining their squad for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which will run from 8 August to 16 September. Khan will be replacing Ronsford Beaton in the squad as he continues remedial work…

World’s longest fingernails cut after 66 years

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  The Guinness World Record holder for the longest fingernails ever on a single hand has had his claws cut after 66 years. Shridhar Chillal’s extraordinarily long nails have now gone on display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum in New York. The 82-year-old’s talons have a combined…

Mob slaughters nearly 300 crocodiles

Source: St. Lucia Times USA Today:-  A mob in Indonesia armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a wildlife sanctuary after a man was killed by one of the reptiles. Basar Manullang, the head of the local Natural Resources and Conservation Agency in West Papua, said Monday that 292 crocodiles,…

‘Cop who cares’ produces anti-crime videos

Source: St. Lucia Times Two new anti-crime videos are to be released by a police officer, described as a ‘Cop who cares’. The two new releases will address ATM and Traffic Safety. The initiative is the brainchild of Sergeant 708 Shervon Matthieu  who is currently attached to the Babonneau Police Station. Matthieu told St Lucia Times that…

CARICOM fine-tuning financing for Cultural Industries

Source: St. Lucia Times CARICOM Today:-  As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to create the enabling environment for Cultural Industries to thrive, people involved in the creation, production, and distribution of cultural products could soon access additional sources of financing. Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development within the Directorate of Human and Social…

New fuel price adjustments announced

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

Adidas vows to use only recycled plastics by 2024

Source: St. Lucia News Online In 2016, Adidas launched the first massproduced running shoe made from recycled water bottles, the Ultraboost Uncaged Parley © Adidas, seen here. (Photo: Courtesy of Adidas / Parley for the Oceans) (JAMAICA OBSERVER) – British media outlet The Financial Times reported yesterday that Adidas, the world’s second-largest sportswear brand,

BREAKING NEWS: Body discovered in Canaries

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – Police are investigating the death of a man in Canaries. The man, identified as 47-year-old Petrus Prospere of High Street, Canaries, was discovered on Monday, July 16 after 5 a.m. No further information was available. (1)(0)The post BREAKING NEWS: Body discovered in Canaries appeared first on St.

WHO recognises ‘compulsive sexual behaviour’ as mental disorder

Source: St. Lucia News Online (AFP) — The World Health Organization has recognised “compulsive sexual behaviour” as a mental disorder, but said yesterday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse. The contentious term “sex addiction” has been around for decades, but experts disagree over whether

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

Source: St. Lucia News Online (AFP) — New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe’s CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology. The new device, based on the traditional black-and-white X-ray, incorporates particle-tracking technology developed

Spanish researchers develop five-strain Ebola vaccine

Source: St. Lucia News Online (AFP) — Spanish researchers are working on a vaccine against all five strains of the killer Ebola virus in what would be a world first, Madrid’s October 12 Hospital said Wednesday. A prototype vaccine developed by pharmaceutical group Merck is already in use, but acts only against the most

The King of Soca includes St. Lucia in His Kingdom

Source: The St. Lucia Star Machel Montano teaching the crowd a thing or two about wining. Soca music has been an integral part of Caribbean culture since it began to sprout from the roots of calypso centuries ago. From its mid-70s incarnation in Trinidad, soca has spread from island to island, soaking up all

Free Kick Foundation continue to assist student athletes

Source: The St. Lucia Star Officials associated with the Free Kick Foundation with the student athletes who received scholarships. The Free Kick Foundation is continuing to provide opportunities for student athletes in this case football players, to excel not only on the field but more importantly in the classroom through scholarships. Nineteen young students

Some Doctors Need More Than Their Heads Examined!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Forget about the two or three who believe that operating a doctor’s clinic in Saint Lucia licenses them to pretend they are what they never were. The majority of Saint Lucians will openly admit the only local doctors who’ve been speaking out for better health care in Saint Lucia

United Saint Lucians to celebrate the big 40

Source: The St. Lucia Star The usually “stiff” Independence Youth Rally is set to be extravagant on February 22, 2019. The year 1979 marked Saint Lucia’s independence from hundreds of bloodied colonial years and will be celebrated for the fortieth time come February 2019. Celebrations are predicted to be grand. The President of the

What power do little nations have in the digital age?

Source: The St. Lucia Star The voice of little nations can grow stronger in the digital age. History shows small nations have an immense capacity to be influential. In the little nation of Israel, two of the world’s great faiths—Judaism and Christianity—began. In the little nation of Ireland, writers like Wilde, Joyce and Yeats

Healthcare for all has for too long been only a dream!

Source: The St. Lucia Star It’s about time that the affairs of hospitals are no longer shrouded in mystery. Have you wondered, since the most recent televised address by the prime minister and two of his Cabinet colleagues, what a national survey on healthcare might reveal? Would it be supportive of the government’s plans

Theresa May: Trump told me to sue the EU

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BBC) – Donald Trump told Theresa May she should sue the EU rather than negotiate over Brexit, she has told the BBC. The US president said on Friday at a joint press conference he had given her a suggestion – but she had found it too “brutal”. Asked by

US woman rescued a week after California cliff plunge

Source: St. Lucia News Online Ms Hernandez survived by drinking radiator water from her wrecked jeep. * Reuters (BBC) – A US woman whose vehicle plunged off a California cliff has been found alive a week after she was reported missing. Angela Hernandez, 23, survived by drinking water from the radiator of her wrecked

Man hit by motorcycle in Marc

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – A man sustained minor injuries in a vehicular accident in Marc, Castries on Saturday, July 14, according to reports. The injured man, Robert Jacobs, 44, of Marc, Castries, was reportedly hit by a motorcycle. He sustained injuries to his right arm and leg and was transported by ambulance

Stabbing incident in Castries

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – A man sustained stab wounds in the Grass Street area, Castries on Friday, July 13, according to information reaching our newsroom. The victim has been identified as Jn. Pierre Newtown, 24. He reportedly sustained wounds to his abdomen and left thigh, and was transported to hospital via

British Minister resigns over texts to women

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  The minister for small business, Andrew Griffiths, has resigned from the government after sending text messages of a sexual nature to two female constituents. The contents of the texts will be revealed in the Sunday Mirror. Mr Griffiths, MP for Burton and Theresa May’s former chief of staff, told the…

WHO says ‘compulsive sexual behaviour’ a mental disorder

Source: St. Lucia Times GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) —The World Health Organization has recognised “compulsive sexual behaviour” as a mental disorder, but said today it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse. The contentious term “sex addiction” has been around for decades but experts disagree over whether…

Chocolate thief says sorry with £5 note after 43 years

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A guilty shoplifter has apologised for pinching two chocolate bars from a Woolworths store more than 40 years ago. An anonymous handwritten apology letter containing a £5 note was sent to the Belle Vale Shopping Centre in Liverpool, much to the surprise of staff. It read: “I stole…

Haiti prime minister resigns

Source: St. Lucia Times PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti  (AFP) — Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned today following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices. “I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic,” who has “accepted my resignation,” Lafontant said in the lower house of Haiti’s legislature.…

KITTENS AND PUPPIES IN NEED OF GOOD HOMES

Source: The St. Lucia Star Can you give these cute little ones a good home? The Saint Lucia Animal Protection Society (SLAPS), which this month celebrates 20 years of existence, has some beautiful, friendly animals in its care. The organisation seeks to place them in loving, caring homes. If you can welcome a puppy

UK minister resigns ahead of sexting exposé

Source: St. Lucia News Online Andrew Griffiths has resigned amid a sexting scandal. Pic: UK Parliament (SKY NEWS) – A minister has resigned from government ahead of a newspaper exposé which claims he sent sexual messages to constituents. Andrew Griffiths, who has been minister for small business since January, submitted his letter of resignation

300-year-old note found inside butt of Jesus statue

Source: St. Lucia News Online (THE SUN – UK) – Restorers of an 18th-century statue of Jesus Christ in Spain have found a handwritten note hidden up his bum. The message, written carefully in calligraphy and dating back to 1777, had been stuffed up the Messiah’s backside by a priest, preserving it like a

Part 1 Flying Back In Time!

Source: The Voice Earl@Large Saint Lucia-born Caribbean journalist Earl Bousquet was among eight writers from African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries invited to … The post Part 1 Flying Back In Time! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Part 1 Flying Back In Time!

Limits & Boundaries

Source: The Voice ON a daily basis setting boundaries and placing limits isn’t something that many of us give a second thought. For … The post Limits & Boundaries appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Limits & Boundaries

Great and Small

Source: The Voice IN many respects, our small size as a country places us at a disadvantage. Large countries and organisations can make … The post Great and Small appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Great and Small

THEIR LAST HURRAH!

Source: The Voice IN what they have confirmed to be their last jump, Just Us Kids once again wrote their name in the … The post THEIR LAST HURRAH! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: THEIR LAST HURRAH!

Swimmers put the test in open water

Source: The St. Lucia Star Philip Rush giving swimmers last minute instructions. Challenging” was a common word used by competitors who took part in open water swimming events, associated with the first ever St. Lucia Channel Swim. Nevertheless, 30 swimmers ranging in age from nine to 57 took up the challenge and swam various

Soca artists deserve better than current ISA

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucian Calypsonian, Invader kicks off the International Soca-Ceremony. The International Soca Awards was an embarrassment to soca music Maybe it was the hype. Maybe it was the luxurious Sandals Grande venue. Or maybe it’s the fact that the ISA is the only supposed notable award ceremony for soca artists;

T&T: Judge asks to recuse self over ‘threat’ text

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:- Alleged improper communication between prosecutors and a magistrate may derail the preliminary inquiry into the assassination of former Independent Senator Dana Seetahal, SC. Lawyers representing some of the 10 men charged with the crime yesterday made an application calling for Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno to recuse herself from the…

The Jackass Is Not Only Stupid But Stubborn To A Fault

Source: The St. Lucia Star When campaigning for office Allen Chastanet promised the electorate he would, soon after taking office, reduce the 15 per cent VAT imposed by the Kenny Anthony Administration. His opponent promised to retain it and, in consequence, lost the election to the UWP. Recently this newspaper published an item I

Fair Farming

Source: The St. Lucia Star How Fairtrade is helping revive Saint Lucia’s beleaguered banana industry Bananas were one of the first tropical fruits exported to European markets; now they can be found in every grocery store around the world. But it’s been a long journey for the world’s best loved fruit and its farmers –

Twenty-eight injured in Spanish bull run

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  A total of 28 people have been injured during the annual bull run of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. Spanish health officials say the last run left six people injured in the fastest dash this year. Tomas Belzunegui, a spokesman with Navarra’s provincial hospital, said the six…

Internet Trolls By Far Deadlier Than Boloms!

Source: The St. Lucia Star These Queen Show finalists may be all smiles but they alone know the rigors of pageant preparations, and the effects after the curtains have come down! Over the last several weeks, in the United States and in Britain, a disturbing number of celebrities have reportedly taken their own lives

World’s ugliest dog dead at age 9

Source: St. Lucia Times WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Zsa Zsa’s 15 minutes in the limelight are over: The copiously drooling English bulldog named the “World’s Ugliest Dog” just weeks ago has died. The nine-year-old canine died in her sleep Tuesday morning, owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, told US media. “I’m in shock…

UK: Trump to play golf as protests continue

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:- Donald Trump has tweeted plans to play golf at his Ayrshire resort as further protests against his UK visit take place. The US president took to Twitter on Saturday, saying he would be at Trump Turnberry for “two days of meetings, calls and hopefully, some golf”. Mr Trump arrived…

Antigua: Employers encouraged to create breastfeeding friendly environments

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-  Supporting the decision to breastfeed in workplaces can be beneficial to employers and employees as it can translate into less sick days for the mothers. Dr. Janelle Williams, a member of the National Breastfeeding Committee, told OBSERVER media yesterday that breastfeeding in the workplace may appear inappropriate and unprofessional…

PM: Carnival product evolving for the better

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has expressed pride in Saint Lucian artistes, declaring that they continue to ‘up their game’ in representing this country. On his Facebook page, Chastanet also observed that Saint Lucian carnival is evolving for the better. He said he was looking forward to other carnival events. The…

UK signs contract for Eastern Caribbean Youth Development

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Ms Colleen Wainwright, the Head of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in the Caribbean, recently met with Mr Robin Todd from Mott MacDonald to discuss the British Government’s new four year programme to support youth skills development in Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent and the…

Actress quits transgender role after backlash

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  American actress Scarlett Johansson has quit her role in the upcoming film Rub & Tug following backlash to her playing a transgender character. The 33-year-old was set to star in the film, playing US crime kingpin Dante “Tex” Gill – a transgender man who used his massage parlour as…

SJH responds to health and safety concerns

Source: St. Lucia Times St Jude Hospital (SJH) has been seeking to reassure staff and clients of the health care institution’s commitment to health and safety standards during the removal of the current fiberglass roof at the George Odlum National Stadium in Vieux Fort. The Communications Unit of the Ministry of Health has said…

11th Annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will host the 11th Annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Show at the Golden Palm Events Centre, Rodney Heights, from November 23rd

Update on roofing project at St. Jude Hospital

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Board of Directors and Management of the St. Jude Hospital have sought to reassure staff and client of their commitment to ensure quality health and safety standards are maintained during the removal of the current fiberglass roof at the George Odlum Stadium. One

Bolt heads to Russia for World Cup final

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  Sprint legend Usain Bolt is on his way to Moscow, Russia to attend the World Cup final match between France and Croatia on Sunday. The retired sprinter made a post to his 8.6 million followers on Instagram telling them, “Russia we a go!!! #WorldCupFinals”. Despite queries from his followers,…

Trinidad: Lying CEO fired

Source: St. Lucia News Online FLASHBACK: Nigel Forgenie, former chief executive officer at YTEPP fields a question during a recent sitting of the Public Account (Enterprises) Committee earlier this month. —Photo courtesy The Office of the Parliament (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – THE firing of Nigel Forgenie, former chief executive officer (CEO) of the Youth Training

Trinidad: Supermarket guard charged with defrauding supermarket

Source: St. Lucia News Online Charged: Stephan Gomez (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A Tabaquite man appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged with five fraud offences. Stephan James Gomez, 34, a security officer of the Special Elite Investigations Services Ltd., appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar charged with obtaining TT$11,880 by false pretences,

T&T: Bandit slain as prison guards foil robbery

Source: St. Lucia News Online Senior Supt Michael Daniel points to the damaged front door following a foiled attempted robbery at Jun Lin’s Supermarket, along the Golden Grove Road, Arouca, on Tuesday night. (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) – A prison officer who walked into a robbery at a Chinese supermarket in Arouca attempted to run away

Pinehill Funwalk 2018 – Going beyond the fun

Source: St. Lucia News Online Sponsors and Organizers of the 2018 Pinehill Funwalk at the launch of the event. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Pinehill Funwalk is back for yet another year. The 19th edition of the much anticipated “Funwalk,” which is the largest participatory sporting event on the island, will take place

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn (£3.6bn) in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in the US state of Missouri initially awarded $550m in compensation and added $4.1bn in punitive damages. The verdict comes as…

Nine year old shooting victim gets visit from Minister Francis

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Senator the Honourable Hermangild Francis on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 visited the nine year old victim who has been recuperating from her injuries resulting from the May 29th exchange of gun fire on Peynier Street, Castries. The Nine year old was…

Fire Service Strengthens Middle Management

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Saint Lucia Fire Service would like to inform the public that the organization will be hosting a graduation ceremony for the participants of the Principles of Management Course. The ceremony will be held on Friday, 13 July, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Financial Centre Conference Room,…

Region still legally enslaved by Britain, warns professor

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BARBADOS TODAY) – Fifty years after Barbados and fellow Commonwealth Caribbean countries first boldly proclaimed their independence from Britain, a University of the West Indies professor is warning the region that legally, it is still not free. Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the West

St Kitts gov’t urges citizens to reduce use of plastics

Source: St. Lucia News Online (CMC) – The government has urged the public to reduce their use of plastics in their everyday lives as plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges which as negative effects on human, plant, animal, and marine life. “We are realistic and we recognise that plastics have become

Woman jailed for killing and burying father in back garden

Source: St. Lucia News Online Barbara Coombes, 63, killed her father with a shovel. Pic: Greater Manchester Police (SKY NEWS) – A woman who killed her father and buried him in her back garden after finding his horde of child abuse images has been jailed for nine years. Barbara Coombes beat her 87-year-old father, Kenneth

Doctor Kenny Anthony ‘deeply disturbed’ by events at SJH

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort South, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, says he is deeply disturbed by the events unfolding at the St Jude Hospital located at the George Odlum Stadium. Over the past two weeks, there has been ongoing works to remove and replace the roofs of the…

UK: Woman kills father after finding child abuse images

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  A woman beat her “violent bully” father to death with a shovel and buried his body in her garden after finding his hoard of child abuse images. The remains of Kenneth Coombes were found in Reddish in Stockport, Greater Manchester, in January. Barbara Coombes, 63, of Matlock Road in Reddish,…

SLTA: Hoteliers Happy About Packed Rooms for Carnival

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is happy to be associated with the marquee Soleil Saint Lucia cultural showpiece, Saint Lucia Carnival 2018. The cerebration got underway with the official Epic Wednesday opening on May 16, followed by several national and fringe events including the National Inter-commercial House Calypso Competition,…

‘Cosol’ died from gunshot wounds

Source: St. Lucia Times A post mortem examination of the body of Nereus ‘Cosol’ Francis Thursday, has determined that he sustained gunshot injury to the chest. The cause of death was listed as ‘bilateral hemothoraces secondary to gunshot wound to the chest, with injuries to the right and left lung.’ Francis, 51, of La…

Test Cricket: West Indies Vs Bangladesh At Sabina Park

Source: The Voice FOLLOWING on the heels of crushing Bangladesh last week by an innings and 219 runs in just seven sessions, to … The post Test Cricket: West Indies Vs Bangladesh At Sabina Park appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Test Cricket: West Indies Vs Bangladesh

An Educated Choice

Source: The Voice ON Saturday June 30th, 2018 the Teacher’s Credit Cooperative hosted a “Digital Blitz Day” for its membership & members of … The post An Educated Choice appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: An Educated Choice

Guyana: 3 years jail, $1.4M fine for cocaine swallowing teen

Source: St. Lucia News Online (INEWS GUYANA) – The 19-year-old girl who was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on July 6, after swallowing some 119 cocaine pellets, was today jailed for 3 years by the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan. Anesha Hardy of South Ruimveldt admitted to the allegation and was also

Trump ‘fine’ with protests as he lands in UK

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  US President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK, having said he is “fine” about any protests held during his visit, saying Britons “like me a lot”. Speaking earlier at the Nato summit, Mr Trump – who arrived in the UK shortly before 14:00 BST – referred to Britain…

Guyana: Life imprisonment for 2014 Cop killer

Source: St. Lucia News Online Delon Abrams (INEWS GUYANA) – South Ruimveldt resident, Delon Abrams who in 2014 shot and killed Guyana Police Force (GFP) rank, Silburn Elias was today sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole by High Court Judge Sandhil Kissoon after he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of

Import license “Refining the Process”

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – A detailed examination of the Import License Process led by the Import License Section of the Department of Commerce took place under the “Chapeaux” ‘Refining the Import License Process’ on Tuesday 10th July at the Public Sector Training Facility at Union, Castries. This Clinic

Bolstering Disaster Preparedness in the Caribbean

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  On July 10 and 11, the United States William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies co-hosted a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Seminar with U.S. Southern Command and the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) at the Hilton Barbados. The event brought together participants from 18 Caribbean…

Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – Stormy Daniels, the porn film star who said she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became U.S. president, was arrested in a strip club on Wednesday in what her lawyer said was a setup. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested at a club…

Guyana: Convicted child rapist gets another life sentence

Source: St. Lucia News Online Sheldon Lynch (INEWS GUYANA) – Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) child rapist, Sheldon Lynch, previously sentenced to two life sentences by the High Court was on Wednesday sentenced to a third life sentence by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. A 12-member jury came back with a unanimous guilty verdict on the

SLP wants work halted at George Odlum Stadium

Source: St. Lucia Times The MP for Vieux Fort North,Moses ‘Musa’ Jn Baptiste, has called for a halt to work currently being carried out at the George Odlum National Stadium in Vieux Fort, where St Jude Hospital is currently located. He said that the project represents a clear occupational health and safety hazard. In a…

Guyana: Life sentence for killing unarmed cop

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:–  DELON Abrams was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole by Justice Sandil Kissoon after he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter for the 2014 killing of a serving member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Seburn Elias. In handing down his sentence…

Second suspect arrested for death of XXXTentacion

Source: St. Lucia News Online XXXTentacion was shot in June (BBC) – A 22-year-old man has been served with an arrest warrant for the murder of rapper XXXTentacion. Michael Boatwright was arrested on a drug charge on 5 July, and was later issued with the warrant on 10 July. Detectives at the Broward County

Emerging sex disease could become ‘superbug’

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile. MG can be missed – and if it is not treated correctly, it…

One dead after Castries shooting

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia police say they are investigating the shooting death of a twenty-three year old man Wednesday. A senior law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that Vibert Eugene was shot about 4:30 pm in Wilton’s Yard, Castries. Eugene was a resident of the community, according to the official. He…

Motorcyclist injured in Choiseul accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – A motorcyclist escaped death yesterday morning during a collision with another motor vehicle in Caffiere, Choiseul. According to reports from residents and law enforcement sources, the motorcyclist, Trevor Anthony, was saved because he was wearing a helmet. His motorcycle collided with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) around

Miami man with no arms charged with stabbing Chicago tourist

Source: St. Lucia News Online (AP) — A homeless Florida man with no arms has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist. Miami Beach police say 46-year-old Jonathan Crenshaw held a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed 22-year-old Cesar Coronado just after midnight Tuesday. The Miami Herald reports that Crenshaw is a

UK: Homeless man gets on-the-spot job offer

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  This picture captures the moment a homeless man arrived for his first day of work, after being offered a permanent job by a businessman he had asked for “spare change” on a Newcastle street. Posted on Facebook on Thursday, a photo of their first encounter has been shared more than…

‘Cosol’ post mortem expected Thursday

Source: St. Lucia Times A post mortem examination of the body of  taxi driver -Nereus Francis, alias “Cosol”, is expected to be performed Thursday, law enforcement officials have said. The 51 year old resident of La Retraite, Gros Islet, originally of La Guerre, Babonneau, was pronounced dead  on Monday, July 09, 2018. A police…

Saint Lucia exploring National Health Insurance options

Source: St. Lucia Times The government of Saint Lucia is exploring options for the introduction of a National Health Insurance for the country.  A two day workshop involving technical officers from various departments within the public service was conducted by consultants from the EU Socieux + Programme – a technical assistance facility set-up and…

Joseph in; Roach has been ordered to rest

Source: St. Lucia News Online Alzarri Joseph (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Young fast bowler, Alzarri Joseph is in the 13-man Test Squad to face Bangladesh in the 2nd Test to start at Sabina Park this Thursday. Joseph on his return to international cricket was the most successful bowler for the President’s XI side

Small states negotiators ‘better prepared’

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Officials from Commonwealth small states have completed a specially-designed course to strengthen their negotiation skills in international decision-making forums. The two-day training was the first such activity delivered by the Commonwealth Small States Centre of Excellence and the United Nations Institute for Training and

Dad killed wife, 3 kids before shooting himself: cops

Source: St. Lucia News Online Julie Burton Edwards with her three children (NEW YORK POST) – A Delaware family of five was found shot to death inside their home — victims of a horrific “murder-suicide,” according to police. Cops say Matthew Edwards, 42, gunned down his wife and three young children on Monday night

Chris becomes second hurricane of Atlantic season

Source: St. Lucia News Online (AFP) — Tropical Storm Chris surged Tuesday into hurricane strength as it churned away from the US East coast and became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, forecasters said. Chris, a Category One hurricane, packed maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kilometres per hour) and

NYC’s murder rate rises due to gang violence

Source: St. Lucia News Online The bodega where Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was murdered in the Bronx (NEW YORK POST) – Warring gangs have driven New York’s murder rate to an 8 percent spike through the first half of the year, authorities said Tuesday. The city saw 147 murders through the end of June, an

Venezuelans cross Guyana’s border in search of food

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Times:-  Over the past weekend, Guyana has seen an influx of the Warrau tribe from Venezuela entering the country through its Amakura River (Region One) border. Overwhelmed by a growing economic disaster back in Venezuela, a group, consisting of more than 50 persons, including pregnant women, children and young babies, came…

Guyana: Pandit, son found murdered at home

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:-  The partially decomposed bodies of a 61-year-old pandit and his son with multiple stab wounds were discovered in their Craig Street, Campbellville home yesterday morning and it is suspected that they were killed during a robbery. Dead are Deonarine Liliah, popularly known as ‘Dewan,’ and businessman Gopaul Liliah, called…

Measures To Fast-Track Full Implementation Of CSME

Source: St. Lucia Times JIS:-  Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Among the strategies is a special meeting of CARICOM Heads to focus solely on the CSME. It is to be held in Trinidad and…

Man pays parking ticket… 44 years late

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A man named Dave has paid a parking ticket in Pennsylvania – 44 years after he got it. Police in Minersville, in Schuylkill County, received a handwritten note from Dave confessing that he had an unpaid parking ticket – along with a $5 bill. The ticket, for parking in…

Guyana: Teen killed during wedding house brawl

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:– FOUR days before his birthday, 15-year-old Ricardo Singh was killed on Sunday night at a wedding house on the Soesdyke East Bank Demerara (EBD) Public Road. Singh of Lot 63, Block 1 Diamond, Housing Scheme, EBD had left his home around midday on Sunday. Two persons are currently…

T&T Businessman takes bullet for wife

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  A Barrackpore businessman was critically injured when he jumped in front of a gun pointed at his wife during an attempted robbery on Wednesday night. The 30-year-old man was shot in the upper chest and suffered serious internal injuries. His wife was not hurt. Police said the couple had…

Exotic local recipe featured on popular US network

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Saint Lucia’s culinary attraction has been showcased on primetime television in the United States. NBC6, Miami’s “In the Mix” program featured Saint Lucian-born Chef, Shorne Benjamin, joining host, Johanna Gomez live to prepare one of the island’s signature dishes – green fig salad. Gomez was invited to assist…

Exotic Saint Lucian recipe featured on popular US television network

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Saint Lucia’s culinary attraction has been showcased on primetime television in the United States. NBC6, Miami’s “In the Mix” program featured Saint Lucian-born Chef, Shorne Benjamin, joining host, Johanna Gomez live to prepare one of the island’s signature dishes – green fig salad. Gomez

Sandals graduates a new generation of industry leaders

Source: St. Lucia News Online Cohort 3 2018 Graduating Class – Sandals Hospitality Training Programme (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – A third cohort of young Saint Lucians have just graduated with a Sandals certificate, from the exclusive Sandals executed Hospitality Training Programme (HTP) which is run every ten weeks, on a quarterly basis, annually.

USAID launches project to support regional NGOs

Source: St. Lucia News Online USAID LC4LS Project Launch – Chris Cushing (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Local Capacity for Local Solutions (LC4LS) Project was launched today in Guyana’s capital city of Georgetown. The project builds the capacity of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in critical

Coca Cola semi finals

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Semi Final Draw for the Coca Cola Island Cup took place this morning at the Saint Lucia Football Association Inc Conference Room during the Free Kick Press Conference. The Semi Finals will take place tomorrow Wednesday 11 July 2018 at the Marchand Playing Field.

Fatal Accident in Vieux Fort

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Rena Eugene, as a result of a vehicular accident which occurred on Sunday July 8, 2018, about 7:55 a.m. along the Beanefield High Road in Vieux Fort. Rena Eugene, an eighteen (18) year old resident of La Ressource, Vieux Fort

Suspicious Death in La Retraite, Gros Islet

Source: The St. Lucia Star Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Nereus Francis alias “Cosol”, a fifty one (51) year old resident of La Retraite, Gros Islet, originally of La Guerre, Babonneau. Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station proceeded to the La Feuillet, Gros Islet Road, about 10:40 p.m.

Free WiFi Services Installed in the Constituency of Micoud North

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Island wide Wifi project entered its second phase on the 26 January, 2018. Education Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North Honorable Dr. Gale Rigobert has welcomed the launch of the Government of Saint Lucia Island-Wide Network (GINet) Project in her constituency, and appealed to students to use the

An Educated Choice

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Castries St. Lucia, (June 30th, 2018) On Saturday June 30th, 2018 the Teacher’s Credit Cooperative hosted a “Digital Blitz Day” for its membership & members of the public to introduce its new mobile banking App. The new app is part of the SLTCC’s strategic mandate to improve the…

ECCB Records Second Consecutive Year of Profit

Source: The Voice THE Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has recorded a net profit $10.8 million for the 2017-2018 financial year, up by … The post ECCB Records Second Consecutive Year of Profit appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ECCB Records Second Consecutive Year of Profit

TEF Discusses Local Produce With Taiwan Embassy

Source: The Voice BUILDING on last year’s successful partnership with the Republic of China (Taiwan) to donate three greenhouses to CARE, Rural Women’s … The post TEF Discusses Local Produce With Taiwan Embassy appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: TEF Discusses Local Produce With Taiwan Embassy

A Gold Medal Toast to Baron Foods

Source: The Voice THE Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs extends congratulations to Baron Foods (St. Lucia) Limited … The post A Gold Medal Toast to Baron Foods appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: A Gold Medal Toast to Baron Foods

If you remove the d – from drum, what would you have…

Source: The St. Lucia Star L-R: Allison Trunzer, Dr. Ian Douglas, Senator Mathew,Gilbert Laudat, Richard Ambrose. The first inaugural Antigua and Barbuda International Folk Dance and Music Festival was held in Antigua & Barbuda last week June 25th to July 2nd 2018. It is not the first time Antigua & Barbuda takes the lead

Manufacturers Association congratulates Baron Foods

Source: The Voice THE Saint Lucia Manufacturers Association would like to take a special moment to recognise and congratulate SMA member-company Baron Foods … The post Manufacturers Association congratulates Baron Foods appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Manufacturers Association congratulates Baron Foods

Trinidad: Businessman takes bullet for wife

Source: St. Lucia News Online (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A Barrackpore businessman was critically injured when he jumped in front of a gun pointed at his wife during an attempted robbery on Wednesday night. The 30-year-old man was shot in the upper chest and suffered serious internal injuries. His wife was not hurt. Police said

USA: ‘Miracle’ baby found safe after being buried alive

Source: St. Lucia Times NBC News:-  A 5-month-old baby who was buried in a Montana forest for at least seven hours was found in the middle of the night Sunday, officials in Missoula said Monday. The infant was in good condition at a hospital after being left alone for “several hours,” the Missoula County Sheriff’s…

Jamaica: Court allows Kartel appeal

Source: St. Lucia News Online Queen’s Counsel Valerie Neita-Robertson, Vybz Kartel’s attorney, makes a point to attorney Bert Samuels, who is representing entertainer Sean Campbell, after their appearance in the Appeal Court yesterday. Pictured behind them is attorney Oswest Senior-Smith, who is representing Andre St John. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) (JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Defence attorneys

George Clooney injured in Italian motorbike crash

Source: St. Lucia News Online The star is filming six-part drama Catch 22 (BBC) – Hollywood star George Clooney was taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries in a collision involving his motorbike and a car. The accident happened in Sardinia where the US actor is filming his latest TV series, Catch-22. An official

Guyana: Four female inmates escape from NOC

Source: St. Lucia News Online A section of the NOC facility located in Essequibo (INEWS GUYANA) – Four female inmates of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) are now on the run after they escaped from the correctional facility on Monday. They were identified as Keyana Reid, 15, of Patrick Dam Angoy’s Avenue, Berbice, Kim

SLFA Football: Island Cup Knockout Phase Heats Up

Source: The Voice MATCHES continued last evening at the Marchand Grounds in the inaugural Island Cup as Vieux Fort South took on Gros … The post SLFA Football: Island Cup Knockout Phase Heats Up appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLFA Football: Island Cup Knockout Phase Heats

Karen Beaubrun Swim Meet: Seajays Two-in-a-Row!

Source: The Voice THE Rodney Height Aquatic Centre was alive this past weekend, as the Seajays Swim Club hosted the 4th Annual Karen … The post Karen Beaubrun Swim Meet: Seajays Two-in-a-Row! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Karen Beaubrun Swim Meet: Seajays Two-in-a-Row!

Japan gives Victoria Hospital US$80,000 life-saving equipment gift

Source: The Voice THE Victoria Hospital held a special handing-over ceremony to thank the government and people of Japan for providing timely, life-saving … The post Japan gives Victoria Hospital US$80,000 life-saving equipment gift appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Japan gives Victoria Hospital US,000 life-saving equipment

Spartan preparing students

Source: The Voice By Kingsley Emmanuel SPARTAN Health Science University School of Medicine held it’s first-ever research seminar last week, aimed at preparing … The post Spartan preparing students appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Spartan preparing students

Thai cave rescuers lead all 12 boys, coach to safety

Source: St. Lucia Times CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world. “We are not sure…

India policemen told to slim down or lose job

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  An Indian police force has told its officers to lose weight or face suspension from service. The chief of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) told the BBC that he was worried about the increasing number of obese personnel in the force. Bhaskar Rao added that he took the decision after…

Court allows Kartel appeal

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  Defence attorneys representing dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and his fellow murder convicts emerged from the Appeal Court with broad smiles yesterday after being granted permission to introduce fresh evidence to challenge their 2014 conviction. Court of Appeal President Justice Dennis Morrison, along with justices Patrick Brooks and Frank Williams,…

Special police team dealing with vehicle thefts

Source: St. Lucia Times Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry, has announced that a special police team has been assigned to deal with an upsurge in vehicle thefts. Moncherry recalled that when a vehicle was stolen from the Morne recently, it was recovered within hours. However, he explained that some vehicle owners wait too long before…

Victoria Hospital gets over US$80,000 in equipment

Source: St. Lucia Times Victoria Hospital held a special handing over ceremony recently to thank the government and people of Japan for providing timely, life saving medical equipment valued at over US$80,000 to the health care institution. According to the Communications Unit of the Ministry of health, 12 multi-parameter monitors, two incubators and three…

Diving cylinder advisory issued for Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times The Department of Fisheries has said that there is no major concern here over a diving cylinder advisory, to which the department has been alerted. Diving cylinders contain gas to facilitate underwater breathing. The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards alerted the  Fisheries Department  to the advisory regarding cylinders with a…

6-year-old, $150 McDonald’s meal pulled from eBay

Source: St. Lucia News Online (FOX NEWS) – A Canadian man placed a six-year-old McDonald’s meal on eBay on Thursday. By Friday the ancient cheeseburger and fries reached $150 on the site before eBay shut down the auction for violating its food policy. Ontario farmer Dave Alexander had purchased the plain McDonald’s cheeseburger and

Trump being sued for allegedly stiffing his ex-chauffeur

Source: St. Lucia News Online (NEW YORK POST) – President Trump’s former chauffeur is suing the Trump Organization, saying he got stiffed​ ​on overtime pay,​ ​had his​ ​health care benefits slashed and was denied a raise for more than a decade. “In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even

England fan ‘almost loses eye’ in victory celebration

Source: St. Lucia Times Metro.UK:-  An England fan almost lost an eye when a pint glass thrown seconds after the victory over Colombia smashed her in the face. Fans went barmy in NHS worker Zoey Johannson’s local pub in Yarm, North Yorkshire, when England won the penalty shootout. She spent the night in A&E for…

Guyana: ‘Ganja in footwear’ smuggler bolts from police

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:–  THE authorities at the Lusignan Prison have seized various quantities of marijuana among other items following separate incidents on Sunday. Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels related that around 14:30hrs on Sunday, a man arrived at the prison checkpoint to deliver clothes and footwear for a prisoner to attend court…

Business plan development workshop

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, in collaboration with the Savings Bank Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC), will be hosting a four-day Business Plan Development Workshop aimed at strengthening the ability of local entrepreneurs/ business owners to formulate

Micoud Carnival Pageant sashing ceremony 2018

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Micoud Carnival Committee will on Saturday 21st July 2018 host its Carnival pageant at the Ti Rocher Micoud Multipurpose Center. In keeping with its vision: “To build on local culture and artistic expressions by encouraging and promoting unique community talents”, the Micoud Carnival

Results – Junior Carnival 2018

Source: The St. Lucia Star Here are the official audited results of Junior Carnival held yesterday July 8 at the William Peter Boulevard: JUNIOR BAND OF THE YEAR 1st- Just Us Kids w/Before the Sun was Yellow: 463 points 2nd – Royalties Junior w/ If I Could Fly: 404 points 2nd – Gros-Islet Junior w/

India: Bus gang rapists lose death row plea

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:- India’s Supreme Court has rejected a petition seeking to overturn the death sentences of three men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi. Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh had challenged the court’s 2017 ruling upholding their death penalty. The brutal gang rape led…

Cannabis Movement: ‘No excuse’ now for not reforming ganja laws

Source: St. Lucia Times The Cannabis Movement of  Saint Lucia has welcomed the recent pronouncement by the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana, that existing regional marijuana laws are draconian and carry inappropriate criminal penalties. Cannabis Movement Chairman, Andre ‘Pancho’ De Caires, told St Lucia Times that the position adopted by the CARICOM Regional Commission…

Baron Foods wins gold

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Saint Lucia Manufacturers Association would like to take a special moment to recognize and congratulate SMA member-company Baron Foods and Mr. Ronald Ramjattan for their victory at the International Superior Taste Award in Brussels, Belgium. Earlier this month, Baron Foods took home the

Haiti: Protesters’ anger turns on President Moise

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  At least four people have been killed in three days of protests against a steep hike in fuel prices imposed by the Haitian government on Friday. Protesters set alight cars and blocked roads in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and othThe government argues that fuel subsidies are costing the government too…

Cuba ratifies its commitment with CARICOM

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, ratified the commitment of Cuba with CARICOM, during his speech at the Conference of Heads of Government of the Organization that took place in Jamaica, on July 5, 2018. President Díaz-Canel recalled how the Mother of the Cuban

Protocol Amending Treaty Establishing Eastern Caribbean Telecommunication Authority (ECTEL) signed by Prime Ministers

Source: St. Lucia News Online Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Allen Chastanet and Managing Director (Ag) of ECTEL, Mr. Andrew Millett, sign Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) announces the signing of the Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Vigie

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – A male has been hospitalised as a result of a shooting incident that occurred at Vigie Beach on Sunday evening, July 8, 2018, according to officials. The victim was transported by ambulance to Victoria Hospital. His medical status is unknown at this time. He reportedly sustained wounds

Fourteen reported injured in Sarrot mishap

Source: St. Lucia Times Fourteen persons were injured Sunday afternoon about 5:00 pm as a result of  a freak accident at Sarrot, emergency officials have confirmed. The officials told St Lucia Times that the accident occurred during a period of carnival revelry when some revellers became entangled in a rope that was attached to…

MAS ENDS IN MAYHEM

Source: The Voice Carnival celebrations in Roseau Valley ended prematurely after several revelers were involved in a freak accident just after Mon D’or. … The post MAS ENDS IN MAYHEM appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: MAS ENDS IN MAYHEM

BREAKING NEWS: Mass casualty incident

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – Tragedy has struck at a carnival event in Sarrot, Castries. Reports are that over 50 persons sustained injuries after a truck (band) accelerated, injuring most of the persons who were hanging to a rope behind the band. Emergency services received the report just before 5 p.m. A

SLSM launches The System of Orchestra and Choirs

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Saint Lucia School of Music (SLSM) has received a grant from the Windsong Foundation, a US-based philanthropic organisation. The funds are being used to help support the school’s Youth Orchestra and Youth Choir. The SLSM invited guests and students to its premises on Saturday June 23 for an

Norbert is an OECS Cycling Champion

Source: The St. Lucia Star St Lucia’s Andrew Norbert (centre) on the podium after winning the OECS Cycling Championship. Having recently captured the National Championship Road Race, Andrew Norbert continued his winning ways this time at the regional level. St. Lucia’s National Champion Andrew Norbert, rode to a well fought victory in the 96 km 2018 OECS

England fans damage ambulance, set record for emergency calls

Source: St. Lucia Times USA Today:–  MOSCOW — Celebrations of England’s World Cup quarterfinal victory over Sweden spilled out of control on Saturday, as reports of criminal damage to an ambulance and a record number of distress calls emerged. The incidents took place in England – while there were no initial reports of any trouble…

Terrified circus elephant topples into audience

Source: St. Lucia Times novinite.com:-  Terrified circus-goers were forced to abandon their seats when an elephant toppled into the audience mid-performance in Germany. Video footage of the incident shows three elephants suddenly being spooked. The trio, carrying female performers, start running from the centre of the ring into the crowd. Luckily, no one was seriously injured…

Sandals Overdrive Tour Hits Saint Lucia

Source: The St. Lucia Star Last Friday evening, the annual Sandals Overdrive Caribbean Tour touched down in Saint Lucia, after previous stops in Jamaica, Barbados, and Grenada. Present at the event was this island’s prime minister, Mr. Allen Chastanet, as well as government ministers, regional and local managers, business partners and employees from Unique

A new Queen crowned!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Congratulations to Earlyca Frederick, Ms FICS, who is 2018’s National Carnival Queen! Was it the air conditioning? Or should we blame the cold shoulders among some in the audience on good old-fashioned rivalry? It seemed the capacity crowd comprised largely family members, relatives and friends of the contestants, all convinced

Four Thai boys rescued from cave but rest must wait

Source: St. Lucia News Online An ambulance arrives at a nearby hospital after leaving from the cave. * EPA (BBC) – The operation to free 12 boys and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand is running “smoothly”, the head of the operation says. Four boys have been brought above ground, rescuers say.

Deceased in Vieux Fort accident identified

Source: St. Lucia Times The deceased in Sunday morning’s accident in Vieux Fort has been identified as 18 year old Rena Eugene. According to police, on Sunday July 8, 2018 about 8.00 AM, motor car registration number PG 7090 in which Eugene was a passenger, ran off the Bean Field High Road near the…

Guyana: Teen busted with cocaine

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Times:-  Ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) arrested a 19-year-old female at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and took her to a city hospital where she excreted 44 cocaine-filled pellets. Reports are the teen was a passenger on outgoing flight BW 526 destined for JFK International Airport in…

Mottley: Caricom meeting was ‘action, not a bag a words’

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  MONTEGO BAY, St James — Caribbean Community (Caricom) heads of government are in agreement that the just-concluded 39th Regular Meeting held in Jamaica was not a talk shop, but harvested significant advances of integration in the region. The conference was held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from July…

BREAKING NEWS: Child dies in Vieux Fort accident

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) – Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident Sunday morning (July 8, 2018) in Vieux Fort that took the life of a child. Reports are that around 8 a.m., a vehicle driven by the child’s father ran off the road and overturned in the vicinity of the George

Learn Well . . . And Prosper

Source: The St. Lucia Star Education Minister Gale Rigobert: Her recent announcements about two local schools have found favour with the author, himself a former government minister. Once upon a simpler time education was defined as: “To acquire a skill for future employment and to prepare one for the world of work.”  School was

Child dies in Vieux Fort accident

Source: St. Lucia Times Vieux Fort police are investigating the death of a child in a road accident Sunday morning, law enforcement officials have said. According to reports, the young female, said to be a pre-teenager, died when a vehicle which was being driven by a relative, ran off the road near the George…

First two Thai schoolboys rescued from flooded cave

Source: St. Lucia Times CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – The first two schoolboys have emerged from a flooded Thai cave after divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to rescue the children and their soccer coach, who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks, a Thai official said. “Two kids are out.…

Ethiopia-Eritrea summit aims to end feud

Source: St. Lucia News Online New Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed (left) is meeting veteran Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki (BBC) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has begun a visit to Eritrea, days after the two countries agreed to end a two decade-old border dispute. He was welcomed in the Eritrean capital Asmara by President

Japan floods and landslides kill dozens; millions evacuated

Source: St. Lucia News Online People waif to be rescued on the top of a house almost submerged in floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southwestern Japan. (Shingo Nishizume/Kyodo News via AP) (CNN) – Heavy rains pounded

Japan floods: Dozens killed in deluges and landslides

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BBC) – Flooding and landslides have killed at least 50 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan. Most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain since Thursday. Hundreds of homes have been damaged. About 1.5 million people have

Antigua: Hotel employee accused of robbing her workplace

Source: St. Lucia News Online Carlisle Bay Hotel employee Kathy-Ann Isaac (left) has been accused of the aggravated robbery at the Hotel (LEFT), Police are still looking for Anthony Govia (right) in connection with the robbery up to late last evening. (Photos from police) (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Exactly one week ago Kathy-Ann Isaac appeared

LIAT travel advisory #3

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – LIAT continues to monitor Tropical Storm Beryl which is currently moving towards the Lesser Antilles. LIAT wishes to advise that based on the projected path of the tropical storm that the following flights are cancelled: Sunday 8th July LI 323 from Antigua to Dominica

Vatican: More women looking to become ‘consecrated virgins’

Source: St. Lucia Times The Independent:-  An increasing number Catholic women are taking life-long chastity vows in order to “dedicate themselves” to God, according to the Vatican. The Holy See has issued new guidance on consecrated virginity in response to growing interest across the world in the little-known spiritual “vocation”. Consecrated virgins are unmarried women who pledge to remain…

Bull running injures five

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  A person was gored and four others hurt, the Red Cross said, as Pamplona’s bull running festival got under way. One person was caught on a bull’s horns during Saturday’s run – statistically the most dangerous day of the week-long festival. Four others were taken to hospital suffering minor injuries…

“Calypso semi final 2018 . . . make some noise!”

Source: The St. Lucia Star Mighty Sizzler energises the audience with a passionate performance. “Calypso semi final 2018 . . . make some noise!” 18 acts, two rounds and plenty of Piton With the next generation of calypsonians beginning to rise on Saint Lucia’s music scene, it may be a surprise that performers such

Chastanet addresses ‘propaganda’ about him and PM Brown

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has been addressing what he described on his Facebook Page as ‘propaganda and hype’ about him and Antigua and Barbuda leader, Gaston Brown. Both men were in Jamaica for the 39th CARICOM Heads of Government summit. Brown had been quoted recently as saying that Saint Lucia…

Rogues and Le Sport magnificent in Sevens Rugby Tournament

Source: The St. Lucia Star Not sure if the ladies from Le Sport Rugby Club were more excited winning the first place trophy or posing with sponsor Kenson Casimir of St. Lucia Sports Online! It was dubbed the Magnificent Seven International Rugby Tournament which took place Saturday at the Sab Sporting Facility, however, after

Dozens killed in Japan deluges and landslides

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:- Flooding and landslides have killed at least 50 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan. Most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain since Thursday. Hundreds of homes have been damaged. About 1.5 million people have been ordered to…

Guyana: 5 ‘corrupt’ wardens fired

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Times:-  As the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force (GPF) work to clamp down on the smuggling and attempted smuggling of contraband into the several penitentiaries, some five prison officers who are suspected to be in collusion with the criminals have been relieved of their…

Maybe the real Ass is Chass!

Source: The St. Lucia Star I was dumbfounded at the furore that followed Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s “jackass” statement. Like most things in Saint Lucia these days, definitions and interpretations are not based on knowledge, sound reasoning, understanding and fact. Rather, everything is judged according to the beholder’s favourite colour: red or yellow. The

Local Designer Wins International Fashion Award

Source: The Voice ANOTHER Saint Lucian creative artist has received international acclaim. Local artist and designer Christine Samuel did it big for Saint … The post Local Designer Wins International Fashion Award appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Local Designer Wins International Fashion Award

SLHTA Hosts Summer Internship For Teachers

Source: The Voice FOOD and nutrition teachers at St. Lucia’s secondary schools are getting the opportunity to be coached by some of the … The post SLHTA Hosts Summer Internship For Teachers appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: SLHTA Hosts Summer Internship For Teachers

Chance for Discovery and Preparation

Source: The St. Lucia Star Denver Fanus’ boat, tied off far from the shores of Micoud. Chance for Discovery and Preparation June 2018 has been the top month in the last decade for Sargassum blooming, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing Denver Fanus has fished off the Micoud docks since he

Government Announces Plans for the Health Sector

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prime Minister Allen Castanet addressing the nation this week on the so-called healthcare crisis. On Wednesday evening Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, along with health and economic affairs ministers Mary Isaac and Guy Joseph, addressed the nation on the health sector—with emphasis on the immediate future of the Owen King-EU

Caribbean Disaster Agency Gets Budget Increase

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Gleaner:-  The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has received a budget increase of close to 50 per cent, which amounts to more than US$600,000 (J$78 million) for its core operating costs. According to Ronald Jackson, executive director of CDEMA, the budget stands at roughly US$1.3 million (J$169,000,000) for the…

Prioritising Privacy

Source: The St. Lucia Star The GDPR is Europe’s new framework for data protection laws—it replaces the previous 1995 data protection directive. Previous UK law was based upon this directive. As the EU enacts stringent data protection rules, Caribbean businesses must re-examine how they communicate with customers The European Union’s sweeping new privacy law

Beckham and Ibrahimovic broker bizarre bet

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  David Beckham has entered into a bizarre bet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of England’s World Cup quarter-final clash with Sweden. Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s all-time top goalscorer, threw down the gauntlet to the former England captain by offering to buy him dinner anywhere in the world if the Three Lions win…

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