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March 13, 2019

St. Lucia

Trinidad senator recommends chemical castration for paedophiles

Source: St. Lucia News Online Committee member Dr Varma Deyalsingh during yesterday’s Special Select Committee meeting. *OFFICE OF THE PARLIAMENT photo (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — In­de­pen­dent Sen­a­tor Dr Var­ma Deyals­ingh sug­gest­ed… Link: Trinidad senator recommends chemical castration for paedophiles

Woman stalked, shot after ending relationship in Trinidad

Source: St. Lucia News Online Police believe this man can help them solve the case. (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Police say this man can help them solve the case of the… Link: Woman stalked, shot after ending relationship in Trinidad

US refuses to ground Boeing 737 Max crash aircraft

Source: St. Lucia News Online (BBC) — The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has said it will not suspend Boeing 737 Max aircraft despite mounting pressure from senators and workers’… Link: US refuses to ground Boeing 737 Max crash aircraft

Tea and Testimony Brings Women Together

Source: The Voice THEY were supposed to adorn themselves very prettily in pink, preferably with a hat. Many of them did, last Sunday … The post Tea and… Link: Tea and Testimony Brings Women Together

Expect The Power Of Sport To Come Alive With SPL T20!

Source: The Voice SPORTS have always had the power to touch the very souls of people; to move them, inspire them, and bring … The post Expect The… Link: Expect The Power Of Sport To Come Alive With SPL T20!

Tigers InFLOW® Partners With Northwest

Source: The Voice THE Tigers InFLOW® Academy has partnered with Northwest Limited to bring you the biggest tennis tournament yet in the Kenneth … The post Tigers InFLOW®… Link: Tigers InFLOW® Partners With Northwest

Venezuela: The Next Grenada?

Source: The Voice FORTY years after the March 13, 1979 Grenada Revolution and 35 years after the October 25, 1983 US-led invasion of … The post Venezuela: The… Link: Venezuela: The Next Grenada?

Talking Corporal Punishment

Source: The Voice CORPORAL punishment in schools has been a hot topic for years. Of late, it’s been making the rounds again, and … The post Talking Corporal… Link: Talking Corporal Punishment

BRITISH AIRWAYS LAUDS HIGH FLYING ST. LUCIA RESORT

Source: The St. Lucia Star St. Lucia’s renowned luxury resort Anse Chastanet has received a British Airways Customer Excellence Award for 2018 with an impressive overall rating of 9.1 out… Link: BRITISH AIRWAYS LAUDS HIGH FLYING ST. LUCIA RESORT

Government Given Ultimatum

Source: The Voice SCHOOL teachers, together with their trade union, the Saint Lucia Teachers Union and public servants supported by their bargaining body, … The post Government Given… Link: Government Given Ultimatum

Recertification Efforts Underway for Firefighters

Source: The Voice THE Saint Lucia Fire Service has undertaken a drive to recertify some of its ranks on airport rescue and firefighting. … The post Recertification Efforts… Link: Recertification Efforts Underway for Firefighters

Secondary School Exposition to promote use of Cassava

Source: The Voice THE Ministries of Agriculture and Education have joined forces, with financial support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), to … The post Secondary School… Link: Secondary School Exposition to promote use of Cassava

Bagatelle teen charged for murder of Guyanese man

Source: St. Lucia News Online Matthew Defleurmon Jr. (left) was charged for the murder of Michael Pooran (SNO) — A 19-year-old from Bagatelle, Castries is now facing a charge of… Link: Bagatelle teen charged for murder of Guyanese man

Conflict hurting CWI’s focus on cricket, says Skerritt

Source: St. Lucia News Online CWI presidential hopeful, Ricky Skerritt (left) and Dave Cameron BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 11, CMC – Cricket West Indies presidential hopeful, Ricky Skerritt, believes the current… Link: Conflict hurting CWI’s focus on cricket, says Skerritt

No shame despite T20 whitewash: Holder

Source: St. Lucia News Online West Indies captain Jason Holder … proud of the team’s development despite T20 whitewash. BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Mar 11, CMC – Skipper Jason Holder says… Link: No shame despite T20 whitewash: Holder

Coco Palm awarded BA Holidays customer Excellence Award

Source: The Voice COCO Palm is delighted to announce that it has received a British Airways Customer Excellence Award for 2018. This award … The post Coco Palm… Link: Coco Palm awarded BA Holidays customer Excellence Award

Caribbean Airlines cancels flights to Venezuela

Source: St. Lucia News Online PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Mar 11, CMC – The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) said it had cancelled all flights to Venezuela on Monday following an… Link: Caribbean Airlines cancels flights to Venezuela

National cricket preparations dampened by wet Mindoo Philip Park

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) — The Saint Lucia National Cricket Association continues to prepare the national senior male cricket team for the 2019 Windward Islands Goodwill Tournament. The… Link: National cricket preparations dampened by wet Mindoo Philip Park

Nigela Releases Soca Gospel Hit

Source: The Voice THE St. Lucia Independence Committee along with Mrs. Shirleyann Cyril Mayers, will be hosting a gospel Independence concert on Saturday, … The post Nigela Releases… Link: Nigela Releases Soca Gospel Hit

Statement from the St Lucia Civil Service Association

Source: The Voice The St. Lucia Civil Service Association is calling on its members to attend the Emergency Meeting scheduled for Monday 11th … The post Statement from… Link: Statement from the St Lucia Civil Service Association

KIM’S KORNER- Facing up to Bell’s Palsy

Source: The St. Lucia Star When people experience weakness on one side of their face, they automatically think of stroke. But if the symptoms are only affecting your face and… Link: KIM’S KORNER- Facing up to Bell’s Palsy

Prophets of Doom and Gloom at it again!

Source: The St. Lucia Star How desperate are the House opposition to form the government? And to what avail? On Wednesday the MP for Vieux Fort North was on television… Link: Prophets of Doom and Gloom at it again!

Jessica Alexander: “Sa Nou is a reflection of me”

Source: The St. Lucia Star Jessica Alexander’s entrepreneurial career began back in 2010 when she played an integral role in the establishment of the Paintball Wars Company. She then moved… Link: Jessica Alexander: “Sa Nou is a reflection of me”

THE OLIVER “SMOKEY” CHARLES GROUNDS

Source: The St. Lucia Star I have suffered many years from hearing the once beloved Vigie playing field mocked as the “Sab”—Kwéyòl for sand. How and when did this happen?… Link: THE OLIVER “SMOKEY” CHARLES GROUNDS

‘No survivors’ on crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737

Source: St. Lucia News Online Ethiopian Airlines shared this image and said it showed CEO Tewolde Gebremariam at the crash site (BBC) — An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly… Link: ‘No survivors’ on crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737

Saint Lucia on alert amidst reported dengue deaths in Martinique

Source: St. Lucia News Online CMO Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James (SNO) — Health officials in Saint Lucia have issued an alert in light of reported deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease, dengue,… Link: Saint Lucia on alert amidst reported dengue deaths in Martinique

St. Lucia villas offering guests US$2,000 to spend

Source: St. Lucia News Online Waters Edge Villas by Bay Gardens offers top class accommodations in St. Lucia. (PRESS RELEASE) — The new and luxurious Waters Edge Villas by Bay… Link: St. Lucia villas offering guests US,000 to spend

Trinidad: Some men believe they have right to beat women — UNDP official

Source: St. Lucia News Online From left, UNDP assistant resident representative Sharifa Ali-Abdullah, Madinah House patron Zalayhar Hassanali, Madinah House president Lydia Choate and Sabeerah Khan display the new magazine… Link: Trinidad: Some men believe they have right to beat women — UNDP official

Blackout in Venezuela due to cyber-attack, infiltrators, President Maduro says

Source: St. Lucia News Online Maduro (AL JAZEERA) — Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says the country’s complete electrical failure has been caused by “an international cyber-attack” but that his administration… Link: Blackout in Venezuela due to cyber-attack, infiltrators, President Maduro says

The Carnival Connection

Source: The Voice TRINIDAD carnival seems to creep on unsuspecting Soca lovers every year. One minute, you’re planning on going, and the next, … The post The Carnival… Link: The Carnival Connection

The Dangers of Frustration

Source: The Voice AS the delinquent musketeer hosting the show ‘Can I Help You’ remerges, his obsession towards the PM grows fruitlessly based … The post The Dangers… Link: The Dangers of Frustration

International Women’s Day: Revisiting the Past

Source: The St. Lucia Star As Sir Winston Churchill once said, “The farther backward you can look, the further forward you can see.” With Women’s Day festivities in the air,… Link: International Women’s Day: Revisiting the Past

We Need to Protect Our Children

Source: The Voice IN less than a minute; in the twinkle of an eye; in the moment of inhalation and exhalation, my humble … The post We Need… Link: We Need to Protect Our Children

To Beat or Not to Beat

Source: The Voice WHO in their right mind hits a child because they love to inflict punishment and pain? I would dare say … The post To Beat… Link: To Beat or Not to Beat

Black Sunday at Cul de Sac

Source: The St. Lucia Star Conditions could not have been better for the St Lucia Moto X Club season opener Sunday afternoon at Cul de Sac. With that in mind,… Link: Black Sunday at Cul de Sac

Independence Ball raises Much-Needed Funds for Local Charities

Source: The St. Lucia Star They came in droves to this year’s Prime Minister’s Independence Ball, which took place on Saturday February 23, but there was something special in the… Link: Independence Ball raises Much-Needed Funds for Local Charities

HURRICANE-RESISTANT AGRICULTURE

Source: The St. Lucia Star When Hurricanes Irma and Maria roared through the Caribbean in September 2017, killing crops, flooding farmland and pulverising plantations, they devastated the landscape. In the… Link: HURRICANE-RESISTANT AGRICULTURE

Life As A Reporter Not Nearly As Easy As It Seems!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Over the weekend, with wild rumors crashing into macabre assumptions about what had landed a young and healthy Rehani Isidore in hospital, I took an… Link: Life As A Reporter Not Nearly As Easy As It Seems!

Happy International Women’s Day from SLHTA

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE — The following is a statement from Karolin Troubetzoy, President, Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association in recognition … The post Happy International… Link: Happy International Women’s Day from SLHTA

NYC Sends Greetings on IWD

Source: The Voice Today March 8, 2019, The Saint Lucia National Youth Council (SLNYC) would like to stand in recognition of International Women … The post NYC Sends… Link: NYC Sends Greetings on IWD

NWU Calls For Temporary Suspension Of Protest Action

Source: The Voice An industrial row is brewing between the Management of the Saint Lucia National Housing Corporation (SLNHC) and the National Workers … The post NWU Calls… Link: NWU Calls For Temporary Suspension Of Protest Action

International Women’s Day 2019

Source: The Voice Saint Lucia will join the rest of the world on Friday 8th March, 2019 in celebration of International Women’s Day … The post International Women’s… Link: International Women’s Day 2019

Lions Club Makes Donation To HIV Patients

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:- The Lions Club of Castries recently made a donation of food hampers to the Infectious Diseases Unit of the Department of Health &… Link: Lions Club Makes Donation To HIV Patients

States Urged To Address Needs Of Blind And Partially Sighted Women

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The World Blind Union joins the United Nations to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019. The theme this year is Think equal,… Link: States Urged To Address Needs Of Blind And Partially Sighted Women

CSA Defends Civil Servants Amid Charges Of Corruption, Laziness

Source: St. Lucia Times The President of the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) has defended civil servants in the face of recent accusations that some are corrupt and… Link: CSA Defends Civil Servants Amid Charges Of Corruption, Laziness

UK Women With This Name Can Get Free Flights To Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Ahead of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, Virgin Holidays is shining a light on St Lucia – the only place in… Link: UK Women With This Name Can Get Free Flights To Saint Lucia

Military funeral to be held for Tamara Charles Laure

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is mourning the death of the late Woman Police Constable 115 Tamara Charles Laure who passed away on February… Link: Military funeral to be held for Tamara Charles Laure

Smooth Progression for CSA Negotiations

Source: The Voice THE St. Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA) has been in negotiations on behalf of our members who are employed by … The post Smooth Progression… Link: Smooth Progression for CSA Negotiations

Saint Lucia Positioned as a Choice Location for Investment

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  H.E. Anton Edmunds, Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, was one of five presenters at a February 28th, 2018 symposium organized… Link: Saint Lucia Positioned as a Choice Location for Investment

Family Search Ends Well – But Does it Really?

Source: The Voice THERE’S nothing like playing a part in reuniting long lost family members – especially when their reconnection comes as a … The post Family Search… Link: Family Search Ends Well – But Does it Really?

Family Search Ends On Happy Note

Source: The Voice DAMON Gilbert has more than one reason to be happy today. For one thing, his search to find his family … The post Family Search… Link: Family Search Ends On Happy Note

Protest Looming for Local Fishers?

Source: The Voice “WE want government to address our concerns if not we will take protest action!” That’s the anguished cry of fishers … The post Protest Looming… Link: Protest Looming for Local Fishers?

Funeral Of Tamara Charles-Laure To Be Held Friday

Source: St. Lucia Times The funeral of late former police Press Officer, Tamara Charles-Laure, will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019, it has been announced. The service is… Link: Funeral Of Tamara Charles-Laure To Be Held Friday

Priest Robbed At Gunpoint In Guyana Capital

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:-  A Roman Catholic priest was on Tuesday afternoon held at gunpoint and relieved of an undisclosed amount of cash and important documents in front… Link: Priest Robbed At Gunpoint In Guyana Capital

JICA and CRFM Host Regional Workshop in Saint Lucia

Source: The Voice ON March 8th 2019, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Saint Lucia office and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) … The post JICA and… Link: JICA and CRFM Host Regional Workshop in Saint Lucia

Tsunami Exercise Set for March 14

Source: The Voice SAINT LUCIA will join other countries in the Caribbean and Latin America as a participant in a regional tsunami response … The post Tsunami Exercise… Link: Tsunami Exercise Set for March 14

Writers’ workshop For The South

Source: The Voice AS part of contributions toward the observance of Saint Lucia’s 40th Anniversary of Independence, Vieux Fortian writer/poet, Modeste Downes, has … The post Writers’ workshop… Link: Writers’ workshop For The South

Teenager Charged With Murder In Stabbing Death Of Guyanese Man

Source: St. Lucia Times A nineteen year old has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Guyanese national, Michael Pooran last month. The incident occurred… Link: Teenager Charged With Murder In Stabbing Death Of Guyanese Man

Saint Lucia Advocates for Fresh and Fair Elections in Venezuela

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Government of Saint Lucia continues to monitor the escalating situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela which has caused immense hardship and suffering… Link: Saint Lucia Advocates for Fresh and Fair Elections in Venezuela

Methodist Minister Lashes Out At ‘Corrupt’ Civil Servants

Source: St. Lucia Times The Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church in Saint Lucia has condemned corruption in the society, singling out what he described as corrupt civil servants.… Link: Methodist Minister Lashes Out At ‘Corrupt’ Civil Servants

Botham Jean Foundation Launched

Source: St. Lucia Times The Botham Jean foundation was officially launched here Wednesday in memory of 26-year old Botham Shem Jean who was shot dead by a Dallas police… Link: Botham Jean Foundation Launched

Dengue Fever Alert Raised

Source: The Voice This is not the time when the Ministry of Health puts out its dengue fever alert, however, due to heightened … The post Dengue Fever… Link: Dengue Fever Alert Raised

Dr. James Fletcher Featured In Exhibition of Global Changemakers

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-Dr James Fletcher is among the selected global leaders featured in a photography exhibition opening in London’s Noho Showrooms on 14 March, it has… Link: Dr. James Fletcher Featured In Exhibition of Global Changemakers

Guyana Records 400 Cases Of Child Sex Abuse So Far This Year

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  GUYANA has recorded 400 cases of sexual abuse against children in just three months, a figure which Resident UNICEF Representative, Sylvie Fouet says is… Link: Guyana Records 400 Cases Of Child Sex Abuse So Far This Year

Tributes Pour In For Legal ‘Powerhouse’ Justice Redhead

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-  Retired Justice Albert Redhead died on March 4 after a brief period of illness in Antigua, plunging the legal fraternity here and across the… Link: Tributes Pour In For Legal ‘Powerhouse’ Justice Redhead

WhatsApp Reduces Jamaica’s Telephone Tax Revenue

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  THE Government confirmed yesterday that the increasing use of the free WhatsApp messenger by mobile phone users continues to be reflected in drops in… Link: WhatsApp Reduces Jamaica’s Telephone Tax Revenue

NCA, National Trust Launch Environmental Clubs

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The National Conservation Authority (NCA), in partnership with the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), arranged a viewing of “Blue Planet: Our Ocean” to launch… Link: NCA, National Trust Launch Environmental Clubs

Czech Man Mauled To Death By Lion He Kept In Back Yard

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-  A man has been mauled to death by a lion caged at his family home in the eastern Czech Republic. Michal Prasek owned the… Link: Czech Man Mauled To Death By Lion He Kept In Back Yard

International Women’s Day 2019

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Saint Lucia will join the rest of the world on Friday 8th March, 2019 in celebration of International Women’s Day to the theme theme… Link: International Women’s Day 2019

Saint Lucia Raises Alert Regarding Dengue Fever

Source: St. Lucia Times The Ministry of Health wishes to raise the alert once more with regard to dengue fever, Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Merlene Fredericks, has said. She… Link: Saint Lucia Raises Alert Regarding Dengue Fever

Police Confirm Suspect in Vigie Airport Bomb Hoax

Source: The Voice The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) today confirmed that one suspect has been identified in connection to a bomb … The post Police Confirm… Link: Police Confirm Suspect in Vigie Airport Bomb Hoax

Amir Surage #88 – Through the Dust

Source: The Voice FIFTEEN-year-old Amir Surage has always been fascinated with motocross. Now that he’s older and a student of not just the … The post Amir Surage… Link: Amir Surage #88 – Through the Dust

The Balancing Act of Raising Well Rounded People

Source: The Voice BABIES and children are too good for this world. They come in with a clean slate, and like sponges, they … The post The Balancing… Link: The Balancing Act of Raising Well Rounded People

Trump’s Approval Rating Continues To Climb

Source: St. Lucia Times USA Today:-  President Donald Trump’s job approval numbers continue to climb, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. After an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll published Monday put Trump’s… Link: Trump’s Approval Rating Continues To Climb

Cheers For T&T Police Chief During Downtown Walkabout

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Newsday:–  No sooner had he stepped out of a black SUV, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith was greeted with cheers and applause from masqueraders, members of… Link: Cheers For T&T Police Chief During Downtown Walkabout

‘People Are Moving Away From The Church’

Source: St. Lucia Times Superintendent Methodist Minister of the Mathodist Church here, Seth Ampadu, asserting that people are moving away from the church, has declared that it does not… Link: ‘People Are Moving Away From The Church’

Media Association of Saint Lucia Speaks On Rehani Isidore

Source: The Voice The Media Association of Saint Lucia over the weekend learned of the hospitalization of HTS/Radio 100 Journalist and Presenter Rehani … The post Media Association… Link: Media Association of Saint Lucia Speaks On Rehani Isidore

Winners of Grand Independence Day Parade Announced!

Source: The Voice Press Release — Saint Lucians and visitors alike were in for a special treat on Independence Day, with the staging … The post Winners of… Link: Winners of Grand Independence Day Parade Announced!

Moto X Club Rider Succumbs After Race Injury

Source: St. Lucia Times The Saint Lucia Moto X Club is in mourning following the death Monday of one of its long-standing members. According to club officials, Oswald Simon… Link: Moto X Club Rider Succumbs After Race Injury

Winners of Anou We’y Independence Day Parade announced

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE) — Saint Lucians and visitors alike were in for a special treat on Independence Day, with the staging of the first ever Independence… Link: Winners of Anou We’y Independence Day Parade announced

Diabetic Retinopathy Programme Continues

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  A team from the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust recently visited Saint Lucia to review the work undertaken through the Diabetic Retinopathy program. Communications… Link: Diabetic Retinopathy Programme Continues

HTS journalist Rehani Isidore in critical condition (+video)

Source: St. Lucia News Online Isidore presenting for HTS (SNO) — The Media Association of Saint Lucia (MASL) Miguel Fevrier on Monday revealed that HTS/Radio 100 journalist Rehani Isidore “continues… Link: HTS journalist Rehani Isidore in critical condition (+video)

Royals Adopt More Aggressive Approach To Online Abuse

Source: St. Lucia Times LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s royals unveiled a new protocol on Monday for users of their social media channels, asking for kindness and warning of possible… Link: Royals Adopt More Aggressive Approach To Online Abuse

Saint Lucia, Chile discuss education, trade

Source: St. Lucia News Online His Excellency Francisco Bernales (GIS) — Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Chile to Saint Lucia, His Excellency Francisco Bernales, has presented letters of credence to… Link: Saint Lucia, Chile discuss education, trade

T&T Sex Predator Found In Forest With Missing Girl

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  A 22 year old man who was found in the Moruga forest allegedly with a 16 year old girl was arrested on Sunday. The… Link: T&T Sex Predator Found In Forest With Missing Girl

Venezuela’s Guaido To Risk Arrest As He Returns Home

Source: St. Lucia Times CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido plans to run the risk of arrest by returning home on Monday, after he ignored a court-imposed… Link: Venezuela’s Guaido To Risk Arrest As He Returns Home

Tornadoes Kill At Least 23 In Alabama

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-  At least 23 people have been killed as tornadoes struck Lee County in eastern Alabama, authorities say. County Sheriff Jay Jones said there had… Link: Tornadoes Kill At Least 23 In Alabama

Jamaica Church Sex Scandal Deepens

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  ANOTHER Jamaican claiming sexual abuse, allegedly at the hands of a local Roman Catholic priest, has come forward. This was disclosed on the weekend… Link: Jamaica Church Sex Scandal Deepens

Retail prices for LPG cylinders decreased

Source: St. Lucia News Online (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… Link: Retail prices for LPG cylinders decreased

Teddyson John is “always a winner in our books” says PM Chastanet

Source: St. Lucia News Online From left: Montoute, John and Chastanet in T&T. * Photo source: Allen Chastanet official Facebook page (SNO) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has congratulated Teddyson… Link: Teddyson John is “always a winner in our books” says PM Chastanet

At least 14 killed in tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia, US

Source: St. Lucia News Online (CNN) — More than a dozen people have been confirmed dead after a series of tornadoes touched down in Alabama and Georgia on Sunday afternoon.… Link: At least 14 killed in tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia, US

Saint Lucia launches Kwéyòl poetry writing competition

Source: St. Lucia News Online (GIS) — As part of its observance of International Mother Language Day (Feb. 21), the Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO launched a poetry competition… Link: Saint Lucia launches Kwéyòl poetry writing competition

US Police Called To Check On Welfare Of Cardboard Cutout

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  US police received a surprise when they were called to check on the welfare of a cardboard cutout figure. Officers in the snowy northern… Link: US Police Called To Check On Welfare Of Cardboard Cutout

German Firefighters Rescue Chubby Rat Stuck In Manhole Cover

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  A rotund rat that became stuck while trying to squeeze out of a manhole cover has been saved by rescuers in Germany. Firefighters responded… Link: German Firefighters Rescue Chubby Rat Stuck In Manhole Cover

Man, Dog Survive 5 Days In Snow Eating Taco Sauce

Source: St. Lucia Times USA Today:–  A man stranded for five days with his dog when their car became stuck in Oregon’s deep snow survived by eating taco sauce packets and periodically… Link: Man, Dog Survive 5 Days In Snow Eating Taco Sauce

Gayle Sends ‘Respect Windies’ World Cup Warning

Source: St. Lucia Times GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia (AFP) — Chris Gayle said the West Indies will “get a bit of respect” at this year’s World Cup after claiming… Link: Gayle Sends ‘Respect Windies’ World Cup Warning

From supermoto to motocross

Source: The St. Lucia Star Last Friday’s Supermoto event which was held on Bridge Street and the William Peter Boulevard as part of our 40th Independence activities, marked the beginning… Link: From supermoto to motocross

KIM’S KORNER: These Boots are Made for Walking

Source: The St. Lucia Star Walking with others can turn exercise into an enjoyable social occasion. Walking has become an activity in which young and old participate, but it wasn’t… Link: KIM’S KORNER: These Boots are Made for Walking

Officials grapple with the blue of the St. Lucia Flag

Source: The St. Lucia Star One of the major events hosted by the Independence committee to usher in the island’s fortieth anniversary of independence was the hoisting of a larger-than-life… Link: Officials grapple with the blue of the St. Lucia Flag

Saint Lucian entrepreneur combines fashion with advocacy

Source: The St. Lucia Star Originally from Micoud, and now based in Brooklyn, New York, Vaughn Constable has his eyes set on making an impact in the fashion industry. The… Link: Saint Lucian entrepreneur combines fashion with advocacy

40th Independence Proved What A United St. Lucia Can Do!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Incredible scenes as thousands amassed on Bridge Street, Castries for the military parade. Pageantry and ceremony’s necessity in unifying a nation simply cannot be quantified.… Link: 40th Independence Proved What A United St. Lucia Can Do!

Making Music Festivals A Main Attraction In the Caribbean

Source: The St. Lucia Star Music festivals can make for magnificent attractions. Music is a great uniter of people from all nations, backgrounds and walks of life. It can also… Link: Making Music Festivals A Main Attraction In the Caribbean

The Prime Minister’s Secret Weapons

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s star has been on the rise ever since he became political leader of the United Workers Party. I made a point… Link: The Prime Minister’s Secret Weapons

Yasin Abu Bakr: Leader of Western world’s only Islamist coup

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:–  Depending on who you ask in Trinidad, Yasin Abu Bakr is either a respected religious leader, a tireless community worker, or something more akin… Link: Yasin Abu Bakr: Leader of Western world’s only Islamist coup

‘We should live in Holland’ says IS husband

Source: St. Lucia News Online Yago Riedijk said he saw nothing wrong in marrying 15-year-old Shamima Begum. (BBC) — The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State… Link: ‘We should live in Holland’ says IS husband

Alligator so large that people thought it was fake

Source: St. Lucia News Online Brent Howze, a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, pictured with the alligator (SKY NEWS) — When a photo was shared on… Link: Alligator so large that people thought it was fake

T&T Businessman Fatally Shoots Himself During Gun Demo

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Newsday:-  BUSINESSMAN and retired coast guard officer Richard Edwards is believed to have accidentally shot himself while showing employees how to use a firearm on… Link: T&T Businessman Fatally Shoots Himself During Gun Demo

Saint Lucia’s Willie commits to MACU women’s soccer

Source: St. Lucia News Online Willie (SNO) — One of Saint Lucia’s rising female football stars will be on the move this summer. Sylvie Willie has committed to a four-year… Link: Saint Lucia’s Willie commits to MACU women’s soccer

Six Succeed To Saint Lucia National Culinary Team

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), has selected the official Saint Lucia National Culinary Team for 2019. The chosen six-member team will… Link: Six Succeed To Saint Lucia National Culinary Team

Non-National In Antigua Jailed, Freed – And Jailed Again!

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  A bizarre and see-saw chain of events seem to surround an elderly man who was imprisoned for savagely killing his ex-wife six years ago.… Link: Non-National In Antigua Jailed, Freed – And Jailed Again!

Corinth marches on in Massy cricket

Source: St. Lucia News Online Ephron Charles recorded the tournament’s second century so far. (SNO) — Corinth Secondary (COR), Entrepot Secondary (ESS), Micoud Secondary (MSS), and Choiseul Secondary (CHOI) all… Link: Corinth marches on in Massy cricket

Calderon wins Independence Table Tennis

Source: St. Lucia News Online De’Andre Calderon (Terry Finisterre photo) (SNO) — De’Andre Calderon won the under-18 open division as the Saint Lucia Table Tennis Association held its Independence Day… Link: Calderon wins Independence Table Tennis

American Airlines drops prices to Saint Lucia from Miami

Source: St. Lucia News Online American Airlines arrives at Hewanorra International Airport, Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia (PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is pleased with the reduction in… Link: American Airlines drops prices to Saint Lucia from Miami

T&T Toddler Crushed Under Wheel Of Car

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  TWO year old Devika Dass did not even cry when the wheel of a car crushed her chest in the garage of her family’s… Link: T&T Toddler Crushed Under Wheel Of Car

‘Cheese challenge’ has adults throwing cheese at babies

Source: St. Lucia News Online (NEW YORK POST) — Instead of telling babies to say “cheese” for the camera, people on Twitter are now literally throwing slices of cheddar at… Link: ‘Cheese challenge’ has adults throwing cheese at babies

Respect rule of law internationally

Source: The Voice THE United States of America, Canada and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean together share the deeply-held values of democracy … The post Respect rule… Link: Respect rule of law internationally

Time for a Caribbean Film Festival

Source: The Voice Maybe with just a little help from friends at the region’s top bank? I ELECTED last week to also stay … The post Time for… Link: Time for a Caribbean Film Festival

Priorities… Do we have them right?

Source: The Voice THIS hotel here, that hotel there, sickens me. Maybe the prime minister knows something that we don’t. The world is … The post Priorities… Do… Link: Priorities… Do we have them right?

A Clarion Call to Let The Arts Ring Out Louder!

Source: The Voice AFTER watching this grand display of artists display their talents and artistic commitment to the nation over the independence celebrations, … The post A Clarion… Link: A Clarion Call to Let The Arts Ring Out Louder!

Common Sense Not That Common

Source: The Voice PARTIES and politics appear to have infiltrated both the moral and media values of our nation. At this time there … The post Common Sense… Link: Common Sense Not That Common

Good performances at Independence Tennis Tournament

Source: The St. Lucia Star The eighth edition of the Independence TOGS (The Oliver Gobat Sports Fund) and Lucelec Tennis Tournament, ended with a closing ceremony Saturday afternoon at the… Link: Good performances at Independence Tennis Tournament

We Gatherin’ 2020

Source: The St. Lucia Star PM Mottley playing a round of dominoes before the announcement of Vision 2020 In coincidence with this year’s Independence Day on February 22, a hundred… Link: We Gatherin’ 2020

The FUNNIES!

Source: The St. Lucia Star The post The FUNNIES! appeared first on The St. Lucia STAR. Link: The FUNNIES!

Allen Chastanet Promises: ‘The south will be transformed!’

Source: The St. Lucia Star Government ministers, the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) and representatives from the Republic of China (Taiwan) were all on hand this past… Link: Allen Chastanet Promises: ‘The south will be transformed!’

Sunbilt Fire Family Coping With Loss of Home

Source: The St. Lucia Star Wynnykyj King, Principal of the St. Aloysius R.C. Boys’ Infant School, was thanked by Kysia Stephen in interview. For mother of four Kysia Stephen and… Link: Sunbilt Fire Family Coping With Loss of Home

The War on Plastic

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucia did it in December last year, Barbados and Jamaica followed suit in January. In total, 14 Caribbean islands have now banned, or tabled… Link: The War on Plastic

Trinidad: Principal beaten by citizens for disciplining student, Rowley condemns attack

Source: St. Lucia News Online Prin­ci­pal Jee­wan Ramd­hanie (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley has con­demned the at­tack on Tu­na­puna (Simb­hoonath Capildeo) Hin­du Pri­ma­ry School prin­ci­pal Jee­wan Ramd­hanie.… Link: Trinidad: Principal beaten by citizens for disciplining student, Rowley condemns attack

Opium-addicted parrots raid poppy farms in India

Source: St. Lucia News Online (IFL SCIENCE) — Farms in India have reached out to the authorities after repeatedly being attacked by opium-addicted parrots. Farmers in Madhya Pradesh say their… Link: Opium-addicted parrots raid poppy farms in India

Guyana: Woman, 35, stabbed to death by alleged stalker

Source: St. Lucia News Online Nadina Kalamadeen was stabbed about her body by a man identified as ‘Raymond,’ who allegedly stalked her for months in pursuit of a relationship. (NEWS… Link: Guyana: Woman, 35, stabbed to death by alleged stalker

Soca dancing couple Jamie and Nikisha Parker making waves online

Source: St. Lucia News Online Jamie and Nikisha Parker (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — A T&T-born woman and her British hus­band are mak­ing waves on so­cial me­dia as a video of them… Link: Soca dancing couple Jamie and Nikisha Parker making waves online

Trinidad: Toddler fatally crushed by family’s vehicle

Source: St. Lucia News Online PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, March 1, CMC – Police are investigating the death of a two-year-old girl, who died at the San Fernando General Hospital, south… Link: Trinidad: Toddler fatally crushed by family’s vehicle

US school apologises for having students pretend to own slaves

Source: St. Lucia News Online BRENTWOOD, Tennessee (AP) — A Tennessee school district has issued an apology for a social studies assignment that asked students to pretend to be slave-owners… Link: US school apologises for having students pretend to own slaves

Human Rights Advocate Wants Anti-Nuisance Laws

Source: St. Lucia Times Human Rights Advocate, Mary Francis, has called for law reform in Saint Lucia to address current weaknesses in existing legislation, including obtaining redress against nuisances.… Link: Human Rights Advocate Wants Anti-Nuisance Laws

Body Discovered In Abandoned House At La Pansee

Source: St. Lucia Times The body of a male individual was discovered in an abandoned house on La Pansee road, Castries, Friday morning about 11.am. James King, one of… Link: Body Discovered In Abandoned House At La Pansee

PM Urges More Saint Lucians To Take Up Cocoa Production

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, is encouraging more locals to get involved in the production of cocoa. “Saint Lucia has a competitive advantage, based on the… Link: PM Urges More Saint Lucians To Take Up Cocoa Production

Independence Essay Competition Launched

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  As part of this year’s 40th Independence Celebrations, the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations partners with the Daren Sammy Foundation to host… Link: Independence Essay Competition Launched

Chris Gayle Rethinking Retirement

Source: St. Lucia Times Indian Express:–  Before the series against England, Chris Gayle had announced that he will retire from one-day internationals (ODIs) after the World Cup in England and Wales. But… Link: Chris Gayle Rethinking Retirement

US Manufacturer Recalls 87 Lots Of Blood Pressure Medication

Source: St. Lucia Times USA Today:-  Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recalled 87 lots of the blood pressure medication losartan on Thursday after discovering trace amounts of a potential carcinogen. The recalled 25 mg,… Link: US Manufacturer Recalls 87 Lots Of Blood Pressure Medication

Guyana Police Consider Establishing Aviation Wing

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  THE Guyana Police Force held talks with American Aviation giant MIDAS Aviation Service Inc., as it explored the possibility of establishing an aviation wing.… Link: Guyana Police Consider Establishing Aviation Wing

Free Eye Care For Vulnerable Youth

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Young people across Saint Lucia can now have access to quality eye care examinations, durable frames and up-to-date lens technology, free of charge. The… Link: Free Eye Care For Vulnerable Youth

Guyana: Opposition leader rules out meeting with president

Source: St. Lucia News Online Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb. 28, CMC – Leader of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo, says he will… Link: Guyana: Opposition leader rules out meeting with president

Jamaica: Veteran sports journalist Tony Becca passes away

Source: St. Lucia News Online Tony Becca KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 28, CMC – Veteran sports journalist Tony Becca died in hospital early Thursday. Becca, who was best known for his… Link: Jamaica: Veteran sports journalist Tony Becca passes away

Guyana and South Africa to sign declaration of intent

Source: St. Lucia News Online (R-L) Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman, Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs Sydney Allicock and Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey… Link: Guyana and South Africa to sign declaration of intent

T&T Principal Attacked After Disciplining Student

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  Education Minister Anthony Garcia is condemning what he describes as “the despicable act of violence” perpetuated against the Principal of the Tunapuna Hindu Primary… Link: T&T Principal Attacked After Disciplining Student

Guyana Opposition Leader Refuses To Meet President

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:–  Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has refused an invitation to meet with President David Granger and accused the APNU+AFC government of perpetrating fraud. Speaking at… Link: Guyana Opposition Leader Refuses To Meet President

New York Votes To Criminalise Revenge Porn

Source: St. Lucia Times Associated Press:-  ALBANY, N.Y. — Lawmakers in New York voted to join 41 other states in criminalizing revenge porn Thursday, passing legislation that would make it… Link: New York Votes To Criminalise Revenge Porn

GOLF — Oliver Gobat Golf Tournament Gets Underway

Source: The Voice The Oliver Gobat Memorial Golf Tournament got underway at the Sandals Cap Estate Golf and Country Club on February 23, … The post GOLF —… Link: GOLF — Oliver Gobat Golf Tournament Gets Underway

From Supermoto to Motocross

Source: The Voice Last Friday’s Supermoto event which was held on Bridge Street and the William Peter Boulevard as part of the island’s … The post From Supermoto… Link: From Supermoto to Motocross

WLBL DBC Support the Vendors in Gros Islet

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE — Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd. (WLBL) and Du Boulay’s Bottling Company Ltd. (DBC) completed their first Corporate … The post WLBL DBC… Link: WLBL DBC Support the Vendors in Gros Islet

Demand for Knowledge on the Labour Act Continues

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE — The Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture is responding to demands from Members and the … The post Demand for… Link: Demand for Knowledge on the Labour Act Continues

SLP Warns SLASPA of Future Inquiry

Source: The Voice THE Saint Lucia Labour Party has warned the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) of a possible inquiry … The post SLP Warns… Link: SLP Warns SLASPA of Future Inquiry

Seamen Union to Fight SLFMC in Court Over Redundancies

Source: The Voice THE Saint Lucia Fish Marketing Corporation (SLFMC) will tomorrow officially close its doors, after 34 years of existence. However, the … The post Seamen Union… Link: Seamen Union to Fight SLFMC in Court Over Redundancies

Vendors Awarded by Castries Mayor at Special Ceremony

Source: The Voice THE Office of the Mayor publicly acknowledged the outstanding business achievements and contribution of vendors at a special ceremony held … The post Vendors Awarded… Link: Vendors Awarded by Castries Mayor at Special Ceremony

Blind Cricket Needs Your Support

Source: The Voice CRICKET West Indies (CWI) and the St. Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) have responded positively to a request by the … The post Blind Cricket… Link: Blind Cricket Needs Your Support

Trump-Kim Summit Breaks Down

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:-  A summit between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended with no agreement after the US refused North Korean… Link: Trump-Kim Summit Breaks Down

Opposition Leader Raises Questions About HIA Redevelopment

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia’s opposition leader, while supporting the redevelopment of the Hewanorra International Airport (HIA), has raised questions in relation to the current project. Mr. Philip… Link: Opposition Leader Raises Questions About HIA Redevelopment

Cayman Sends Warning To Britain

Source: St. Lucia Times GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Premier Alden McNee McLaughlin Jr says he will lead the move towards independence for this British overseas territory (BOT)… Link: Cayman Sends Warning To Britain

Shooting At Morne Serpent

Source: St. Lucia Times A twenty-eight year old man was rushed to hospital Wednesday night, following a shooting incident at Morne Serpent, Gros Islet, police have reported. The victim… Link: Shooting At Morne Serpent

Methodist Minister Says ‘Nothing Wrong’ With Spanking Children

Source: St. Lucia Times Superintendent Methodist Minister, Seth Ampadu, asserting that discipline should be administered out of love and not hatred, has come out in favour of spanking in… Link: Methodist Minister Says ‘Nothing Wrong’ With Spanking Children

Man Jailed For Spitting On Catholic Priest

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  A man has been jailed for 10 months after spitting on a Catholic priest as an orange walk marched past his Glasgow church. Bradley… Link: Man Jailed For Spitting On Catholic Priest

England Beat West Indies By 29 Runs In Fourth ODI

Source: St. Lucia Times ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (AFP) — England defeated the West Indies by 29 runs in the fourth One-Day International at the National Stadium in Grenada… Link: England Beat West Indies By 29 Runs In Fourth ODI

Ear, Nose, Throat Surgeons Visit Saint Lucia

Source: St. Lucia Times The Ministry of Health says Ear, Nose and Throat  services ares expected to be enhanced at the Victoria and St. Jude hospitals, as a result… Link: Ear, Nose, Throat Surgeons Visit Saint Lucia

Ministry Defends Move To Halt Spanking In Schools

Source: St. Lucia Times The Ministry of Education has said that this country’s move to eventually halt corporal punishment in schools is in keeping with its international obligations and… Link: Ministry Defends Move To Halt Spanking In Schools

Antigua Cop Held For Suspected Murder Staged As Suicide

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  A policeman was arrested last evening on suspicion of murder after an autopsy on the body of Nicoma MacFarlane revealed she was strangled and… Link: Antigua Cop Held For Suspected Murder Staged As Suicide

Guyanese Man Gets 100 Years For Murder

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:-  Colin Alleyne was today sentenced to 100 years in prison by Justice Navindra Singh after he was found guilty by a jury of the… Link: Guyanese Man Gets 100 Years For Murder

Mayor Vows To Fight ‘Cheerfully’ For Vendors To Progress

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Office of the Mayor publicly acknowledged the outstanding business achievements and contribution of vendors at a special ceremony held last week. The ceremony… Link: Mayor Vows To Fight ‘Cheerfully’ For Vendors To Progress

Pakistan Shoots Down Two Indian Warplanes

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC News:–  Pakistan says it has shot down two Indian warplanes over Kashmir and captured two pilots in a major escalation of the conflict in the… Link: Pakistan Shoots Down Two Indian Warplanes

Eight Shot Dead In Jamaica

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-  SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – Nine people were shot, eight fatally, when gunmen went on rampages in separate incidents across the parish between Monday afternoon… Link: Eight Shot Dead In Jamaica

LUCELEC Says ‘Peter Pays For Paul’ In Electricity Theft

Source: St. Lucia Times The Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC), has said that all electricity consumers eventually pay when persons steal electricity from the power company. “Peter pays… Link: LUCELEC Says ‘Peter Pays For Paul’ In Electricity Theft

Venezuela In Crisis — Former Caribbean Leaders Speak Out

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE — FIVE former Caribbean leaders, namely, Jamaica’s Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, Former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen … The post Venezuela In… Link: Venezuela In Crisis — Former Caribbean Leaders Speak Out

Noise Pollution More Than a Nuisance

Source: The Voice FEW things are worse than being startled out of one’s sleep in the middle of the night. Whether by indiscreet … The post Noise Pollution… Link: Noise Pollution More Than a Nuisance

All In for Independence 40

Source: The Voice The following address by Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chastanet was delivered on the occasion of Saint Lucia’s 40th Anniversary of … The post All In… Link: All In for Independence 40

DASH 2019 Incident Free

Source: The Voice EVENT organizers should take a page from the DASH Colour Run book. The event hosted by LiiVE Productions Inc. unfolded … The post DASH 2019… Link: DASH 2019 Incident Free

UPDATED: Latest homicide victim identified

Source: St. Lucia News Online Miguel Alphonse (SNO) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a young male in Assou Canal, Grand Riviere, Gros Islet on Monday evening. The… Link: UPDATED: Latest homicide victim identified

‘Holy Grail Of Whisky’ Set To Fetch Six-Figure Sum

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A rare bottle of whisky with a label designed by the artist behind the cover for a classic Beatles album is expected to fetch… Link: ‘Holy Grail Of Whisky’ Set To Fetch Six-Figure Sum

Guyanese Man Charged With Raping Girl, 9

Source: St. Lucia Times Stabroek News:-  An East Ruimveldt resident was yesterday accused of raping a nine-year-old girl. Mario Heywood, 38, was brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who read… Link: Guyanese Man Charged With Raping Girl, 9

Prime Minister Attends CARICOM Meeting In St. Kitts

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Allen Chastanet  is in in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis,  to attend the 30th Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community… Link: Prime Minister Attends CARICOM Meeting In St. Kitts

Young Male Shot At Assou Canal

Source: St. Lucia Times A young male was rushed to hospital Monday evening following a shooting incident at Assou Canal, Grand Riviere, Gros Islet, police have confirmed. The victim… Link: Young Male Shot At Assou Canal

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) — A young male has been shot in Assou Canal, Grand Riviere in Gros Islet, according to sources. The shooting is reported to have… Link: BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet

Saint Lucia to host 1st Online Open Data Showcase

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  “Our Journey, Our Future, Our Data for National Development,” is the theme for Saint Lucia’s first- ever Online Open Data Showcase, in commemoration of… Link: Saint Lucia to host 1st Online Open Data Showcase

Belrose Defends Spending On Independence Activities

Source: St. Lucia Times Minister in the Ministry of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries with responsibility for Culture and Creative Industries, Fortuna Belrose, has disclosed that  about $EC… Link: Belrose Defends Spending On Independence Activities

Police investigate discovery of human fetus in Soufriere

Source: St. Lucia News Online (SNO) — Police are investigating the discovery of a human fetus in Soufriere. The fetus was reportedly found in the Palmiste community on Monday morning. (adsbygoogle… Link: Police investigate discovery of human fetus in Soufriere

Guyana: Man charged for rape of 9-year-old

Source: St. Lucia News Online Mario Heywood (NEWS ROOM) — A 36-year-old man was on Monday hauled before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and charged for raping a 9-year-old girl. Mario… Link: Guyana: Man charged for rape of 9-year-old

One in custody for Bagatelle homicide

Source: St. Lucia News Online Michael Pooran in this 2014 wedding day photo (Facebook) (SNO) — A Guyanese national is dead following a stabbing incident in Bagatelle, Castries on Sunday… Link: One in custody for Bagatelle homicide

PWA Pays Tribute To Late Tamara Charles-Laure

Source: St. Lucia Times Members of the Police Welfare Association (PWA), at a meeting Monday observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the late former Police Press… Link: PWA Pays Tribute To Late Tamara Charles-Laure

Gov’t officials break ground for start of HIA Redevelopment Project

Source: St. Lucia News Online (PRESS RELEASE) — Sunday, March 24 marked a significant day for Saint Lucia and its development efforts as government officially broke ground for the commencement… Link: Gov’t officials break ground for start of HIA Redevelopment Project

Prime Minister Attends CARICOM Inter-sessional Meeting in St. Kitts

Source: The St. Lucia Star Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet arrives in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, today to attend the 30th Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of… Link: Prime Minister Attends CARICOM Inter-sessional Meeting in St. Kitts

China Hopes World Provides ‘Constructive’ Help To Venezuela

Source: St. Lucia Times BEIJING (Reuters) – China hopes that the international community can provide “constructive” help to Venezuela based on respect for the country’s sovereignty, the foreign ministry… Link: China Hopes World Provides ‘Constructive’ Help To Venezuela

Andre Russell Back In West Indies’ ODI Squad

Source: St. Lucia Times ESPN:–  Allrounder Andre Russell has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the fourth and fifth ODIs against England in place of the injured Kemar… Link: Andre Russell Back In West Indies’ ODI Squad

T&T Lawyers Under Investigation For Alleged Gang Links

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:–  FOUR lawyers are under police probe for possible links to alleged gang leaders. The Sunday Express was informed the four lawyers, who have visited… Link: T&T Lawyers Under Investigation For Alleged Gang Links

Three Persons Injured In Mon Repos Accidents

Source: St. Lucia Times Three persons were transported to St Jude Hospital Sunday evening, following two separate road accidents at  Morne Jab,Mon Repos, emergency officials have said. The officials… Link: Three Persons Injured In Mon Repos Accidents

Oscars Make History With 7 Record Wins for Blacks

Source: St. Lucia Times Etonline:–  For the first time in Oscars history, seven black men and women won Academy Awards for categories in front of and behind the camera. Regina… Link: Oscars Make History With 7 Record Wins for Blacks

Mother Says Son Who Was Fatally Stabbed Was ‘Life Of the Party’

Source: St. Lucia Times Debbie Lustal, the mother of the Guyanese national who was the victim of Sunday morning’s fatal stabbing at Bagatelle, Castries, has described her son as … Link: Mother Says Son Who Was Fatally Stabbed Was ‘Life Of the Party’

Suspect Assisting Police In Probe Into Fatal Stabbing Of Guyanese Man

Source: St. Lucia Times One suspect is assisting police with investigations into the fatal stabbing Sunday morning of Guyanese national, Michael Pooran at Bagatelle, Castries. Neville Atille, a friend… Link: Suspect Assisting Police In Probe Into Fatal Stabbing Of Guyanese Man

Understanding Types of Dementia: Pseudodementia

Source: The St. Lucia Star Pseudodementia is a condition with dementia symptoms that looks like or mimics neuro-degenerative diseases. There are many of them and these conditions can be reversed… Link: Understanding Types of Dementia: Pseudodementia

KIM’S KORNER- Stayin’ Alive

Source: The St. Lucia Star In the final part of our series on Physical Activity (PA) we are going to look at the importance of PA as we grow older,… Link: KIM’S KORNER- Stayin’ Alive

Cannabis co-operative to be established?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Cannabis regulations formed part of last year’s workshops by the Malaysian consultancy firm PEMANDU. The consultants came by way of an approved government motion in… Link: Cannabis co-operative to be established?

Doctor Kenny Anthony, Other Former PMs Weigh In On Venezuela Crisis

Source: St. Lucia Times Five former regional prime ministers, including Saint Lucia’s Doctor Kenny Anthony,  have expressed concern that the interventionist threats by some countries in response to the… Link: Doctor Kenny Anthony, Other Former PMs Weigh In On Venezuela Crisis

School Principal Clears the Dusty Air at Emergency PTA Meeting

Source: The St. Lucia Star On February 13, 2019, the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations issued a circular to the parents of the Ave Maria Girls’ Infant School,… Link: School Principal Clears the Dusty Air at Emergency PTA Meeting

The Future of Caribbean Fishing Amid Climate Change

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucia and the Caribbean region has historically been an idyllic and enticing place. Not only is the fishing terrific but the tropical climate and… Link: The Future of Caribbean Fishing Amid Climate Change

HAPPY FORTIETH, SON!

Source: The St. Lucia Star As we reflect on the 40th year since we were accorded what some consider a dubious freedom, most of us are proud to have survived… Link: HAPPY FORTIETH, SON!

Man Dies After Stabbing Incident At Bagatelle

Source: St. Lucia Times One man is dead as a result of  a stabbing incident in the early hours of Sunday morning, Saint Lucia police have confirmed. The incident… Link: Man Dies After Stabbing Incident At Bagatelle

Cat Set To Inherit Part Of Late Designer’s $195 Million Fortune

Source: St. Lucia Times CNBC:-  Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette is reportedly set to inherit some of the Chanel designer’s estimated $195 million fortune. Chanel confirmed on Tuesday that Lagerfeld, who had been the… Link: Cat Set To Inherit Part Of Late Designer’s 5 Million Fortune

Guaido Arrives At Border Concert, Delivering Blow To Maduro

Source: St. Lucia Times AFP:-  Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the military helped him defy a travel ban by President Nicolas Maduro’s government as he joined thousands over the… Link: Guaido Arrives At Border Concert, Delivering Blow To Maduro

Black Art on the Rise

Source: The Voice SAINT LUCIAN Sculptor Jallim Eudovic has in recent weeks been rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of Miami. The artist … The post Black Art… Link: Black Art on the Rise

Moto X Club Ready for Island Ride

Source: The Voice ALL Systems go for the annual Moto X Club Island Ride. The affair is a much anticipated one locally, seeing … The post Moto X… Link: Moto X Club Ready for Island Ride

Tea & Testimony Set to Empower

Source: The Voice BALANCE for Better – the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. The occasion is celebrated on March 8 annually … The post Tea &… Link: Tea & Testimony Set to Empower

Saint Lucia We Love

Source: The Voice SEEMS Tiffany Trump loves the island too. Just this week the American socialite posted photos of Saint Lucia’s notorious Pitons … The post Saint Lucia… Link: Saint Lucia We Love

How We Cope — Part 3

Source: The Voice “The nature of sexual violence forces many of its victims to remain silent, to understand that their voices are not … The post How We… Link: How We Cope — Part 3

Jamaica Issues 29 Ganja Licences

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:–  The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued 29 licences to 23 people since the authority’s inception. According to Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) Trade and… Link: Jamaica Issues 29 Ganja Licences

Spencer treated Forty at Forty at luncheon

Source: The St. Lucia Star “Today we are witnessing a day when Levern gives back to the Babonneau community, by way of recognizing or treating 40 seniors to a special… Link: Spencer treated Forty at Forty at luncheon

More to Miss Independence 2019 than her crown!

Source: The St. Lucia Star The young woman who walked away last Friday with the Miss Independence 2019 crown is more than just a pretty face. Her name is Sancia… Link: More to Miss Independence 2019 than her crown!

SO WHO BLUNDERED WITH ‘BLUNDER?’

Source: The St. Lucia Star A recent HTS news headline: Talk Show Host Blunders PM’s ’23 Islands’ Claim.  I hereby acknowledge that for some years now I’ve ceased paying attention… Link: SO WHO BLUNDERED WITH ‘BLUNDER?’

Sweet Success

Source: The St. Lucia Star Valentine’s Day may be over but there’s love for chocolate year-round in Saint Lucia as small producers capture the booming boutique market with high-quality products… Link: Sweet Success

Nothing’s More Dangerous Than Unchallenged Nonsense!

Source: The St. Lucia Star I kick off with thanks to Speaker Andy Daniel: ever since last month’s precedential House sitting when he ruled opposition leader Philip J. Pierre’s motion… Link: Nothing’s More Dangerous Than Unchallenged Nonsense!

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