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April 23, 2018

St. Lucia

Mondesir says ganja unstoppable, here to stay

Source: St. Lucia Times Former Health Minister, Doctor Keith Mondesir, asserting that ganja is here to stay and is unstoppable, has come out in support of its legalisation. “ The entire first world, Europe , the USA, have tried hard to stop it. They have given up now realising this is here to stay.…

Juvenile Justice: OECS-USAID funded boys training center reopens in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Source: St. Lucia Times OECS Media Release: Monday, April 23, 2018 — The OECS Commission, USAID and the Ministry of National Mobilization in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines recently partnered to undertake major renovation work on the Liberty Lodge Boys Training Center to ensure it remains a key support institution for at-risk youth.  The official re-opening ceremony…

TAIWANESE AMBASSADOR SEEKS SAINT LUCIA’S SUPPORT

Source: The St. Lucia Star Taiwan is seeking to participate in the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA), to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from May 21 to 26, 2018. As an important member of the global health network, Taiwan was unjustly denied attendance to last year’s WHA. Political grounds were obviously the reason behind

Engel, Royce statement of support on Argentina OECD bid

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Engel, Royce statement of support on Argentina OECD bid appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Eliot L. Engel (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), the Committee’s Chairman, released

Engel statement on violence in Nicaragua

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Engel statement on violence in Nicaragua appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Demonstrator throw stones towards riot police during a protest over a controversial reform to the pension plans of the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (INSS) in Managua, Nicaragua April 21, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (PRESS RELEASE

Venezuela denounces US human rights violation report

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Venezuela denounces US human rights violation report appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Jorge Arreaza (TELESUR ENGLISH) – Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza posted on social media, explaining that the United States government has no moral authority to make such accusations. The Government of Venezuela denounced a

Revised Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist endorsed

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  During the 9th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), members endorsed the Revised Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist. The TAC participated in its annual meeting, which was held April 16-20 in St. Michael, Barbados. Following the TAC’s endorsement, the Checklist…

Caribbean Farmers and Agriculture Officers end visit to Japan

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  More than twenty agricultural practitioners across eleven Caribbean countries have concluded a two-week study tour to Japan. The study tour, supported by the United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP), held a primary focus of transferring knowledge and applicable technologies from Japan to the Caribbean. During…

FUEL PRICE ADJUSTMENTS

Source: The St. Lucia Star 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 gasoline (unleaded), diesel, kerosene, and LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed. The price changes take effect

The Knee: Effects of Ageing

Source: The St. Lucia Star In this, the final part of our knee series, we look at what happens to the knee as we age and the problems we may face. Ageing is inevitable. But there are steps we can take to slow down the process and associated aches and pains.  People often accept

AMUSINGS: The First Time

Source: The St. Lucia Star People sometimes refer to events in their lives as ‘life-changing moments’ but I suspect their lives never really changed, for the better or the worse, from that point on; they just continued down the same old path. In my life I have experienced several moments that have affected my

Soccer stars use lipstick in domestic violence protest

Source: St. Lucia Times (CNN)As Juventus and Napoli players emerged onto the pitch for Sunday’s key Serie A match, viewers’ attention was drawn to a red mark on each of the players’ cheeks. Part of a campaign organized by Italian organization WeWorld Onlus, the league and players’ association, the line of red lipstick was…

NWU urges ‘shake-up’ at WINFRESH

Source: St. Lucia Times The National Workers Union (NWU), noting that WINFRESH belongs to the governments of the Windward Islands, has called for an operational audit of the company followed by a ‘shake-up’. In a news release Monday, NWU President General, Tyrone Maynard, asserted that such measures would chart a new operational direction for…

CSA elections this week

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Elections to select a new Executive of the St. Lucia Civil Association will be held on Wednesday 25th April, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two positions will be contested. That is President and 1st Vice President. The other positions of the National Executive Council have been duly…

Increased prices for gasoline, diesel and kerosene 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 gasoline (unleaded), diesel,  kerosene, and LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed. The price changes take effect…

Presenting Carnival Queen Contestants 2018

Source: The St. Lucia Star The 2018 National Carnival Queen Competition has already set the bar higher than ever before with its first official event for the year. On Wednesday the eight finalists of the competition were invited to The Landings Resort and Spa to be assigned their respective sponsors. The occasion was one

Windrush scandal: Theresa May accused of racism

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A senior Labour frontbencher has personally accused Theresa May of racism and leading an “institutionally racist” government. Dawn Butler, shadow equalities secretary, told Sky News that Commonwealth citizens were being made to “relive” the trauma of the “no blacks, no Irish, no dogs” days. She issued Labour’s strongest criticism…

United Nations concerned by T&T return of Venezuelans

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago is concerned after authorities in Trinidad and Tobago announced they had facilitated the return to Venezuela of scores of Venezuelan citizens, including asylum seekers, who had been in detention. “The United Nations is concerned for the welfare of these people and…

T&T: Killing inside KFC…after washroom argument

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  A SECURITY guard is now in police custody after he stabbed a homeless man to death inside KFC at Independence Square, Port of Spain on Sunday morning. The incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. in full view of customers and workers at the fast food restaurant. Eye-witnesses say the…

MAYOR FRANCIS SIGNS HISTORIC AGREEMENT

Source: The St. Lucia Star Castries, April 18, 2018 – Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has signed a formal Accord with the cities of Kingston, Georgetown and Port of Spain, fulfilling a commitment established during the Caribbean Conference of Mayors. The inaugural Caribbean Conference of Mayors was held at the University

RHAC Invitational Swim Meet results

Source: The St. Lucia Star Swimmers off to a flying start at the RHAC Invitational. Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre (RHAC) was a blaze from April 5 – 10 as they hosted the 19th Annual RHAC Invitational under the theme “Friendship through Competition”. This annual event brings together not only local swim clubs, but teams

Is Saint Lucia A Cemetery For University Graduates?

Source: The St. Lucia Star The world chews you up and spits you out. Or so it can feel after graduating from university to find you are unwanted, your services not needed. The Americans define it as “post-graduation depression” when graduates sullenly mull over their lives, questioning whether they should have pursued tertiary education

TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE LELIA LOUISA, LADY THOMAS

Source: The St. Lucia Star Lady Thomas, the first female principal of the Saint Lucia Teachers’ College from 1975 to 1982, was the sister of the late George Alexander and Sir Darnley Alexander, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Mrs. Glovanna Clarke who, thankfully, is still with us. She was married to Sir Leton Thomas

Virtually Hopeless?

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Rise of Virtual Reality in Caribbean Tourism By many measures Virtual Reality (VR) is the sleeping giant of today’s tech world. Sure, there are numerous forms of emerging tech that are set to change the way we live, work, and have fun. But none come with the potential

Jamaica: Woman who bit policeman says she was hungry

Source: St. Lucia Times Jamaica Observer:-   There was laughter inside the court when a woman who bit a policeman on his finger claimed she did so because she was hungry. “A bite him cuz me did hungry. A not going tell no lie, a telling the truth,” Carlene Ferguson said following her guilty plea on…

Saint Lucian Librarians want an End to Dark Ages

Source: The St. Lucia Star Very early in my school life, I had access to a computer from my living room. The only evolving I witnessed was the transition of unlimited information from a bulky screen monitor to a device which could fit in my small hand. I was guiltily one of those children

Naked gunman kills three in Nashville

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  A nude gunman has killed three people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, police say. The man burst into the restaurant at 03:25 (08:25 GMT) in the suburb of Antioch and opened fire with a rifle. Four people were also wounded. A customer managed to wrestle the weapon from…

Saint Lucian Rastafarians want land to set up community

Source: St. Lucia Times Rastafarians in Saint Lucia believe that the government can make ‘suitable’ land available to them to set up a community comprising persons of their faith, the Secretary of the Cannabis Movement, Aaron Alexander, has said. “We could live our lives, grow our herbs – use it as our sacrament,” Alexander…

US Report : Saint Lucian parents taking hush money in rape cases

Source: St. Lucia Times The US State Department’s annual human rights report  in its country report for for Saint Lucia, has cited the practice of ‘roungement’, in which parents accept monetary compensation to settle cases of rape and sexual assault out of court. While noting that ‘roungement’ is prohibited by law, the recently released…

FLOW Renews Relationship With Spencer

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – Tens of thousands of Saint Lucians were able to stay up after midnight last Saturday to witness … The post FLOW Renews Relationship With Spencer appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: FLOW Renews Relationship With Spencer

India introduces death penalty for child rapists

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  India’s Cabinet has approved the introduction of the death penalty for child rapists, amid uproar over a series of high-profile cases. The change to the country’s penal code applies to those convicted of raping a child under the age of 12. There have been nationwide protests in recent weeks over…

Paba: Still No Report from Fire Department!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Nearly a month after a fire of unknown origin destroyed the Folk Research Centre there has been no enlightening word from the fire department. The FRC staff has been operating from the offices of the Cultural Development Foundation. This week Msgr. Patrick Anthony said: “We haven’t gotten a report

Guyana: Prisoner on the run sentenced to three years in absentia

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  A 26-year-old man from Onderneeming village on the Essequibo Coast who was wanted for several offences was on Thursday sentenced to three years imprisonment in his absence. Magistrate Esther Sam, after conducting a trial into a matter where he had injured over 300 trees, found Leon Price guilty of the offence.…

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Source: The Voice THE old saying that two wrongs don’t make a right still exists, but further, one should never consider remaining wrong … The post Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Promises Only Comfort Fools!

Source: The Voice I recently talked with someone in the public service who estimates that this Government is on track to lose projects … The post Promises Only Comfort Fools! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Promises Only Comfort Fools!

PM Takes Decisive Steps

Source: The Voice I SPEAK today for myself, my family and a host of others at home and abroad who live in fear … The post PM Takes Decisive Steps appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: PM Takes Decisive Steps

WASCO deals with health hazard caused by illegal connection

Source: St. Lucia Times The Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO), has addressed a problem caused by an illegal water connection in the North of the Island. The company said  the illegal connection created a health and safety hazard. WASCO’s Communication and Marketing Officer, Cherry Ann Gaillard, told St Lucia Times that an investigation…

More Talks of Cannabis Legalization

Source: The St. Lucia Star Another country is gearing up to legalize marijuana. By the end of summer, Canada will see the legislative change take effect, making medicinal recreational and commercial use of the herb no longer a criminal offence. On Tuesday April 17, Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne also made headlines when, at

End Plastic Pollution: Our Lives Depend on it

Source: The St. Lucia Star Earth Day is an internationally recognized day to celebrate the Earth and raise awareness of issues which threaten the planet. Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22nd since 1970. It has grown over the decades and according to Earth Day Network, over 1 billion people participate in

Gold Coast and Gold medal for Spencer at Commonwealth Games

Source: The St. Lucia Star A winning smile from gold medalist Levern Spencer. (Getty Images) Having already captured two bronze medals at previous Commonwealth Games, St Lucia’s Levern Spencer took it to another level at the recently completed 2018 Commonwealth Games held in the Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4 – 15. If we

Hermangild Francis favours ‘relaxing’ ganja laws

Source: St. Lucia Times National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has spoken in favour of ‘relaxing’ laws that currently criminalise marijuana. Francis, a former Deputy Police Commissioner, was among persons present in Soufriere Friday for a march by ganja advocates in support of decriminalising cannabis. Asked why he chose to show up at the activity,…

IN A PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO OPPOSE?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Given the reckless behaviour and naked threats that seem these days to pass for parliamentary opposition, and bearing in mind our political system, I need ask:  Are there limits in law (and political etiquette) to the opposition behaviour in parliament? Ancillary to this we may ask whether opposing is

Government invests in infrastructure

Source: St. Lucia Times by Julita Peter, GIS The Government of Saint Lucia will be undertaking a comprehensive infrastructure rehabilitation programme with the three-prong aim to increase productivity, guard against extreme weather events, and enhance the island’s competitiveness as a destination for business and tourism. Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet, during the delivery of…

Investing for Growth

Source: The St. Lucia Star PPPs help the public sector share the risk, and the cost, of infrastructure investment. Low levels of investment are holding the Caribbean back from achieving its full economic potential.  When it comes to public investment, governments across the Caribbean are not getting enough bang for their bucks – and

New projects, initiatives for Fire Service

Source: St. Lucia Times By Julita Peter, GIS: Minister for Home Affairs, Justice, and National Security, Sen. Hon. Hermangild Francis, has lauded officers of the Saint Lucia Fire Service, for their dedicated service. The Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Minister said the men and women of the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) continue…

Shawn Edward blasts hypocrisy of Levern Spencer detractors

Source: St. Lucia Times Declaring that there are people in the current cabinet of ministers who had asserted that Levern Spencer’s time had passed, Dennery North MP, Shawn Edward, this week told a public meeting of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), that the ‘hypocrites will be in the forefront with their flags’…

Barber jailed for shaving boy’s head as ‘punishment’

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A barber who shaved a 10-year-old boy’s head as “punishment” has been jailed for eight months. Abdulrahim Omar, 21, gave the boy a “number one” haircut after the boy had been playing with a razor which he claimed was dangerous.  The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons,…

Government to establish Centre of Excellence for Sports

Source: St. Lucia Times by Julita Peter, GIS The Government of Saint Lucia is determined to take sports to a whole new level with the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Sports, earmarked for the September 2018 school year. The Gros Islet Secondary School will be the home for the centre. The Centre…

Guyana: Bedridden 86-year old woman attacked, raped

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  An 86- year- old bedridden woman was brutally raped and left in an unconscious state at her Cromarty, East Berbice Corentyne home. The woman, who resides alone, recalled that in the wee hours of Saturday last, she was awoken by a male who savagely pulled the covers off of…

Brooklyn baby found motionless after being violently shaken dies

Source: St. Lucia Times New York Daily News:-  A Brooklyn baby who was hospitalized after being violently shaken Thursday night has died, according to the family. Six-month-old Gianni Gilmore was taken off life support at NYU Langone Hospital 3 p.m. the child’s shattered mother said. “Gianni was brain-dead,” the mom, Sara Julien, 22, said. “The…

EU supports Grenada’s Growth & Poverty Reduction Strategy

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post EU supports Grenada’s Growth & Poverty Reduction Strategy appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Grenada and the European Union have signed an agreement for just under one million euros (EC$3.3M) to support the Government’s Public Financial Management PFM) reform agenda, in

Without setbacks, the 20M electoral timetable advances

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Without setbacks, the 20M electoral timetable advances appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AVN) – The timetable set for the elections on May 20th, when the President of the Republic and members of the legislative councils will be elected, progresses smoothly, said Socorro Hernandez, principal rector

Massy Stores pledges to reduce plastic waste

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Massy Stores pledges to reduce plastic waste appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – On World Earth Day (April 22, 2018) Massy Stores announces its further commitment to reducing the distribution of plastic bags at all Massy Stores locations across the five

Taiwan-Saint Lucia Clean Up—Campaign Slogan: It’s time to be greeny.

Source: The St. Lucia Star Date? 2018/4/21(Sat.) 8:00-10:00AM Meeting place?Dukes Place /Bay Street  Participants: (Estimate 60 persons) Saint Lucia – Hon. Lenard Montoute, members of Gros Islet City Council and volunteers Taiwan – H.E. Ambassador Douglas Shen will lead all Taiwanese in Saint Lucia joint the event Mission? Environment is an important and inevitable

T&T: Boy chops off mother’s hand

Source: St. Lucia Times T&T Newsday:–  A 15-YEAR-OLD form three Presentation College student, in a fit of rage, yesterday chopped off his mother’s right hand and then chopped her several times on the back of the neck after an argument at their Waterloo home. The teen, who was in his school uniform, with blood splattered…

Levern Spencer receives hero’s welcome home

Source: St. Lucia Times St Lucia’s international high jumper Levern Spencer returned home on Thursday to a hero’s welcome after creating history by becoming the first St Lucian to win a gold medal at the commonwealth games. The 33 year old was met by her family, government dignitaries and sporting officials as she arrived…

‘Phoney’ Meghan Markle accused of ‘forgetting’ family

Source: St. Lucia Times LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Meghan Markle’s half-brother has accused the royal bride-to-be of forgetting “her roots and her family” and “acting phoney” in a stinging interview with a British newspaper. Thomas Markle, who lives in the US state Oregon, hit out at Prince Harry’s 36-year-old American fiancee for losing…

Woman goes broke attending 20 weddings in 4 years

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Woman goes broke attending 20 weddings in 4 years appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (THE SUN) – “We’re engaged!” The phrase can cause excitement … or fear. Once the joy wears off after hearing your pals are getting hitched, you realize your bank ­balance is

Caribbean airline alliance promises lower fares

Source: St. Lucia Times Barbados Nation:-  Three Caribbean airlines have formed an alliance which promises to make it easier and cheaper for travellers to move between 32 countries. Antigua-based LIAT, Air Antilles of Guadeloupe and St Maarten’s Winair have joined forces under the CaribSKY project which is co-funded by the European Union’s INTERREG Caribbean programme…

YPG Saint Lucia clean up campaign

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post YPG Saint Lucia clean up campaign appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – YPG Saint Lucia, have planned numerous activities as they are observing Youth month. One of their main activities was a clean up campaign which was held last Saturday at

Trini ISIS woman gets death sentence in Iraq: Report

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trini ISIS woman gets death sentence in Iraq: Report appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – Several international media houses are reporting that a Trinidadian was among six women sentenced to death in Iraq for having links to the Islamic State of Iraq and

Cleanup campaign in Anse-La-Raye

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  World Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22 under the theme “A World Without Plastic Pollution.” In observance, the Anse La Raye Disaster Committee in collaboration with the OECS Environmental Sustainability Cluster, the New Zealand High Commission, the European Union, the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio…

CRFM convenes meeting in Montserrat to advance protocol on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries

Source: The St. Lucia Star Fisheries officials from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are meeting on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, at the Montserrat Cultural Centre to review and validate the Draft Protocol to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture into the Caribbean Community Common

Trinidad: Mom chopped in school-work argument with son

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad: Mom chopped in school-work argument with son appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – AFTER a scolding from his mother about his school work, a 15-year-old Freeport schoolboy was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly chopped his mother with a cutlass. The woman

IDB promotes savings for retirement in the Caribbean

Source: St. Lucia Times WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the Retirement Savings Laboratory, a project that seeks to increase the number of people saving for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Washington-based financial institution said most workers in Latin America and the Caribbean – about…

Senior Local Female Footballers Seek CFU Glory In Saint Kitts

Source: The Voice A twenty-member national female football team and three officials are currently participating in the inaugural Caribbean Football Union Challenge Series … The post Senior Local Female Footballers Seek CFU Glory In Saint Kitts appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Senior Local Female Footballers Seek

Hail The High Jump Queen!

Source: The Voice WHAT a moment it was, as Saint Lucians from all walks of life, for those who remembered the event, held … The post Hail The High Jump Queen! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Hail The High Jump Queen!

4th Dennery Waterfall Run scheduled for Labour Day

Source: The Voice THE Dennery Youth and Sports Council will stage the 4th edition of the Dennery Waterfall Run on Labour Day, Tuesday, … The post 4th Dennery Waterfall Run scheduled for Labour Day appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: 4th Dennery Waterfall Run scheduled for Labour

3-megawatt Solar Farm now feeding LUCELEC Grid

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – THE St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) 3MW Solar Farm in La Tourney, Vieux Fort, is now … The post 3-megawatt Solar Farm now feeding LUCELEC Grid appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: 3-megawatt Solar Farm now feeding LUCELEC Grid

Persons with disabilities recognized as equal members of society

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Caribbean is home to some 1.3 million persons living with disability; a quarter million of these suffering significant disability. These numbers are expected to increase in the coming decades with the ageing of the Caribbean population and the exponential growth in incidence of non-communicable diseases. The situation of

The Importance of Dedicated Political Pursuits

Source: The Voice POLITICS is a profession like many others and from our perception successful persons entering a particular field should do so … The post The Importance of Dedicated Political Pursuits appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: The Importance of Dedicated Political Pursuits

Two Rum Toasts

Source: The Voice ALL the dictionaries will tell you about rum is what we already know: that it’s a spirit made from sugar … The post Two Rum Toasts appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Two Rum Toasts

Pierre: “The best of me is yet to come!”

Source: St. Lucia Times Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre, asserting that he will fight for the people of Saint Lucia and his party, asserted that the “the best of me is yet to come!” He said when Castries South East MP, Guy Joseph, “messed” with him in the parliament, “if I had get closer…

Hilaire goes on the offensive in vehicle ‘corruption’ saga

Source: St. Lucia Times There’s a new twist in the public vehicle for private use controversy. The Castries-South MP, Ernest Hilaire, says he knows where the government should look in its investigation into the use of state vehicles. Hilaire told a gathering of Labour party supporters that a private number plate has been placed…

CEDA makes small business funding available

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–   The Caribbean Export Development Agency in cooperation with the European Union is working with the Saint Lucia Trade Promotions Agency (TEPA) to sensitize the local business community on the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS). As a part of its sensitization drive, the agencies hosted a one-day proposal writing…

Call to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court is pleased to announce that Her Ladyship the Hon. Dame Janice M. Pereira, DBE, Chief Justice has been called to the Bench as an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Dame Janice was called at a ceremony on Monday,…

Thugs invade Nigeria Senate

Source: St. Lucia Times AfricaNews.com:–  Nigeria’s Senate does not have a mace. The ceremonial staff and symbol of authority which usually precedes the Senate President was stolen by thugs who invaded the red chamber of Wednesday morning during a plenary session. A live Facebook video carried by the Senate showed that proceedings for the day…

Budget prioritizes human resource development

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–   Opposition Senator Guibion Fernand recently called for a greater demonstration of investment and interest in the island’s human resources. During the 2018 Appropriations Debate, Senator Ferdinand said while investments in the country’s physical infrastructure are necessary, developing the island’s citizenry is equally as important. “It’ is not about…

SLNT: End Plastic Pollution – Our Lives Depend on it

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  Earth Day is an internationally recognized day to celebrate the Earth and raise awareness of issues which threaten the planet. Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22nd since 1970. It has grown over the decades and according to Earth Day Network, over 1 billion people participate in…

Mayor Francis signs historic agreement

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Mayor Francis signs historic agreement appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has signed a formal Accord with the cities of Kingston, Georgetown and Port of Spain, fulfilling a commitment established during the Caribbean

Woman hurt in deadly Ohio fair accident gets $1.8M

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Woman hurt in deadly Ohio fair accident gets $1.8M appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. The ride that malfunctioned last July (AP) – A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year’s Ohio State Fair will receive $1.8 million.

National Public Meeting

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post National Public Meeting appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Saint Lucia Labour Party is tonight hosting a National Pubic Meeting on the Castries Market Steps. Political Leader Hon. Philip J. Pierre will lead a list of speakers who will inform

World Bank says growth in the Caribbean ‘gathers steam’

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post World Bank says growth in the Caribbean ‘gathers steam’ appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CMC) – The World Bank says the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have “turned the corner” after a year of tepid growth, providing an opportunity for countries to

Canada Dog ‘Arrested’ For Chasing Deer, Ends Up Behind Bars

Source: St. Lucia Times (Inside Edition) – A Canadian dog that just plain hates deer got busted in Canada and was brought home in a police cruiser. “He is such a sweet dog and loves humans and other animals,” his owner, Emme Thompson, told InsideEdition.com Monday. “For some reason, deer just bother him!” Thompson, a 21-year-old…

St Lucians among C’bean nationals nabbed during immigration sweep

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post St Lucians among C’bean nationals nabbed during immigration sweep appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CMC) – Several Caribbean nationals are among a number of illegal immigrants detained during a six-day sweep by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency earlier this month. Officers

Anti-gay laws are wrong, British PM tells ex-colonies

Source: St. Lucia Times LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday told former colonies that anti-gay laws once imposed by her country “were wrong then, and they are wrong now”. The premier raised discriminatory legislation affecting same-sex couples, women and girls, in an address to Commonwealth leaders in London. “I…

Cuba lawmakers meet to choose Raúl Castro’s successor

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Cuba lawmakers meet to choose Raúl Castro’s successor appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Fidel and Raúl Castro have been leading Cuba since the revolution in 1959 (BBC) – Members of Cuba’s National Assembly will gather for a two-day session in Havana later on Wednesday which

Antigua: Earthquake sends residents scampering

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Antigua: Earthquake sends residents scampering appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Residents across the country were reportedly running out of buildings out of fear for their safety, on Tuesday, when a 4.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Antigua and Barbuda around 4:26 p.m. Social media

Cubans wary of future as lawmakers meet to replace Castro

Source: St. Lucia Times (Reuters) – Cuban lawmakers were set to start a two-day session on Wednesday to name the first non-Castro president in more than 40 years, ushering in younger Communist leaders who will be under pressure to bring greater prosperity and revitalize the creaking economy. The replacement for President Raul Castro is…

Guyana: Opposition leader to boycott anti-corruption walk

Source: St. Lucia Times Demerara Waves:–  Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo will be boycotting an anti-corruption walk being organised by the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) on the grounds that that agency was being used as a tool to target government’s political opponents and it has done nothing to curb increasing incidents of alleged corruption by…

Antigua: Earthquake sends residents scampering

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:–  Residents across the country were reportedly running out of buildings out of fear for their safety, on Tuesday, when a 4.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Antigua and Barbuda around 4:26 p.m. Social media sites were also abuzz with comments from users who shared their experiences and their location at the…

Starbucks to shut over 8,000 US cafes for race training

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:- Coffee chain Starbucks is to close more than 8,000 company-owned branches in the US for an afternoon next month to carry out “racial bias” training. The aim is to prevent discrimination in Starbucks stores. The move comes after the firm had to apologise over last week’s arrest of two black…

Southwest Airlines jet engine ‘explosion’ leaves one dead

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–  One person has been killed and seven others needed medical treatment after an engine on a US passenger jet apparently exploded in midair. Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after a window, wings and fuselage were damaged in the incident, officials say. In an air traffic…

CIP: Passport revocation to be challenged in court?

Source: St. Lucia Times The revocation of the passport of an applicant under the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), could be challenged in the High Court, reliable sources have told St Lucia Times. According to information, an applicant who had Saint Lucian citizenship issued but later had it and his passport revoked, has been…

Malbec World Day 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Malbec World Day is a global initiative that seeks to position Argentine Malbec in the world and celebrate the success of our wine industry. Since its first edition, on April 17, 2011, this celebration has achieved remarkable success thanks to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Prime Minister May meets Caribbean leaders

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Prime Minster Theresa May met representatives from twelve Caribbean Commonwealth States on 17 April.  Those attending included senior representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago. During the meeting,…

Windrush Generation: Prime Minister May meets Caribbean leaders

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Windrush Generation: Prime Minister May meets Caribbean leaders appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a meeting with leaders and representatives of Caribbean countries, at 10 Downing Street in London April 17, 2018. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO)

Starbucks to shut over 8,000 US cafes for race training

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Starbucks to shut over 8,000 US cafes for race training appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – Coffee chain Starbucks is to close more than 8,000 company-owned branches in the US for an afternoon next month to carry out “racial bias” training. The aim is

Antigua: Potential opportunities for locals in medical marijuana

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Antigua: Potential opportunities for locals in medical marijuana appeared first on St. Lucia News Online.   (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Antiguans and Barbudans who are desirous of pursuing a career in pharmacology will soon have the opportunity to pursue studies in the field, as the government prepares to

Police Town Hall Meeting in Monchy

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force will be hosting its “Meet The Commissioner” Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 18 2018, at 6: 00 p.m. in Monchy. The meeting will take place at the Monchy Multipurpose Center. All residents of Monchy and environs are invited to this meeting, where

Saint Lucian Women Excelling Academically In London

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – TODAY the 600 year old Guildhall in London was filled with excited students, proud parents and supporting … The post Saint Lucian Women Excelling Academically In London appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Saint Lucian Women Excelling Academically In London

FLOW Supporting Top-Up Vendors

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, April 12th, 2018: Smartphone users on the Flow network already enjoy the best rates … The post FLOW Supporting Top-Up Vendors appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: FLOW Supporting Top-Up Vendors

Sandals Team Members Shine During the Recent Team Awards

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – SANDALS Saint Lucia team members have done it again. It seems like only yesterday that team members … The post Sandals Team Members Shine During the Recent Team Awards appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Sandals Team Members Shine During the

Hailstones reported in Martinique

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Hailstones reported in Martinique appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Photo of hailstones in Martinique. Photo: France-Antilles (DNO) – The media in Martinique is reporting the “very rare” phenomenon of hailstones falling in that neighboring French Island. According to news outlet France-Antilles, the event took place

Jamaica: Another multi-million dollar ‘fake’ goods bust

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Jamaica: Another multi-million dollar ‘fake’ goods bust appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Over $100 million worth of counterfeit goods were seized during an operation at two businesses that sell clothes and shoes on Barry Street in downtown Kingston this morning. Detectives from

El Salvador arrests 200 gang members in nationwide sweep

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Prosecutors in El Salvador said Monday they had detained a man over the November killing of a cameraman and arrested more than 200 gang members in an overnight sweep following another journalist’s murder. News of the arrests came just hours after the body of Karla Turcios was found…

Cubans prepare to turn the page on Castro era

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Cubans prepare to turn the page on Castro era appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Raul Castro (AFP) – Cuban President Raul Castro steps down Thursday, passing the baton to a new generation in a transition that brings to a close the Castro brothers’ six-decade grip

T&T: Charged with raping 12-year-old, molesting sister

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  A 56-year-old man charged with raping a 12-year-old girl and molesting her 13-year-old sister, has been committed to stand trial in the High Court. Hubert Mannette was granted $200,000 bail after being committed by Port of Spain Magistrate Adia Mohammed last Thursday. Mannette, of Port of Spain, is…

Government to reward Levern Spencer for Commonwealth Games triumph

Source: St. Lucia Times The Government of St Lucia is considering how to reward Levern Spencer for her spectacular performance at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia, Sports Minister Fortuna Belrose said. At a news conference on Monday, Minister Belrose lauded Spencer’s performance and said the announcement of her reward will be made…

Sir Hilary urges ICC to sit down with CARICOM

Source: St. Lucia Times KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Renowned regional academic Professor, Sir Hilary Beckles said it was critical cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council, heeded the call of the Caribbean community, in helping to solve the governance crisis in West Indies cricket. The vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies…

T&T: Three cops in court for kidnap, imprisonment, assault

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  THREE police officers made an appearance before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday accused of kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault. In addition to the criminal offences, the officers are also facing charges of misbehaviour in public office. The three- PCs Nicholas Nurse, Kevin Cassie and Kevin Defreitas —…

Levern Gives Saint Lucia Gold!

Source: St. Lucia Times By Toni Nicholas /GIS Saint Lucians from all walks of life, at home and abroad, are still basking in the achievements of Saint Lucian high jumper Levern Spencer. Shortly after 2 am (local time) Saturday morning, April 14, 2018, Spencer struck gold in the high jump at the XXI Commonwealth…

Criminal court staff stay home citing security concerns

Source: St. Lucia Times Employees of the criminal court in Castries stayed home Monday, citing fears for their personal safety. However, Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, Hermangild Francis, disclosed that there was no actual security threat. “It is something that the staff have perceived to be a threat, in that we had…

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Source: The St. Lucia Star Lady Marjorie Thomas was a distinguished educator whose concern was to improve teaching standards and materials in the Saint Lucian education sector. She had an extensive and impressive career as an educator that spanned forty-three years until her retirement in 1982. Her teaching career began in 1939 in Soufriere

Trinidad: Man charged with kidnapping child after beating mom

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad: Man charged with kidnapping child after beating mom appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Charged: Jason Garraway (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A Valencia man is expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate on Monday charged with the kidnapping of a minor and assaulting the child’s

Trinidad: Three cops in court for kidnap, imprisonment, assault

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad: Three cops in court for kidnap, imprisonment, assault appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – THREE police officers made an appearance before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday accused of kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault. In addition to the criminal offences, the

It’s a Latin Dance takeover!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Day 2: arm positioning and styling! The Kalani Dance Institute, from April 9 to 14, hosted Trinidad and Tobago-born regional dance champion and Dance, Sport Ambassador Mr Delano Manganoo for its second week-long Latin Dancers’ Training Workshop at the Alliance Française. Classes ran from 6pm to 9pm daily and

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP SERIES

Source: The St. Lucia Star The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) prides itself on the core values of commonwealth “democracy, peace and security, freedom of expression, separation of powers, good governance, tolerance, respect and understanding, access to health, education, food and shelter, protecting the environment, the importance of young people in the commonwealth

Worth the wait: St Lucia, India celebrate Games firsts

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – England’s sprinters put Jamaica in the shade and Saint Lucia celebrated their first-ever gold medal as the Commonwealth Games came to a head on Saturday. On a busy final day of full competition, a farmer’s son became India’s first javelin champion as Saint Lucia’s Levern Spencer made history…

Britain’s biggest car maker cuts 1,000 jobs

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Britain’s biggest car maker cuts 1,000 jobs appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s biggest auto manufacturer, is cutting jobs at a factory in Birmingham. (CNN) – Jaguar Land Rover — which is owned by India’s Tata Motors (TTM) — employs about

Saint Lucian Women Excelling Academically In London

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:- (13-04-18)  Today the 600 year old Guildhall in London was filled with excited students, proud parents and supporting friends and family members. For some the event marked a three year University journey coming to an end and for others it was just another stepping stone in their career…

Israel to free 207 African migrants from prison

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Israel to free 207 African migrants from prison appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem April 15, 2018. (Photo: AFP) (AFP) – Israel will release 207

Guyana looking to establish gold refinery

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Guyana looking to establish gold refinery appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CMC) – Guyana says it is considering the establishment of a refinery as part of the efforts to modernise the gold industry. Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, said that representatives of a South African

Raul Castro leaves Cuba with new freedoms, deep problems

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — In 2008 Raul Castro took over a country where most people couldn’t own computers or cellphones, leave without permission, run most types of private businesses or enter resort hotels. Castro set about re-engineering the system he had helped create and Cuba opened dramatically over his decade in office.…

Saint Lucian jazz giants featured at 2018 festival

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Saint Lucian jazz giants featured at 2018 festival appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – With its return to genuine jazz music, the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival will this year feature four of the most prolific and creative Saint Lucian jazz musicians. With Luther Francois,

Minister happy that police are ‘educating themselves’

Source: St. Lucia Times National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has asserted that a survey of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) would reveal that a ‘large percentage’ of the officers have university degrees. “Police officers are recognising that education is important,” Francis, a former Deputy Police Commissioner, explained. “They are now doing some…

Guyana: Search on for top cop

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:–  EIGHT assistant commissioners of police (ACPs) were last week interviewed and wrote an assessment test as President David Granger commences the search for a substantive commissioner of police, as well as four deputy commissioners. The Guyana Chronicle was reliably informed that on Wednesday last, three very senior government operatives,…

Starbucks apologises over arrest of black men

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:–   Coffee chain Starbucks has apologised after two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend at one of their shops in the US city of Philadelphia. Amateur video shows police placing the pair, who were accused by shop staff of trespassing, in handcuffs. The footage has been widely…

The Knee: Understanding Ligament Injuries (Part 2)

Source: The St. Lucia Star Kim’s Korner Ligaments: We give little thought to them except when they are injured. Ligament injuries can happen to anyone but they are more common in those that play sports. Let’s firstly review exactly what a ligament is. Ligaments are short bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones together,

Five medals for St Lucia at Carifta Swim Championships

Source: The St. Lucia Star St Lucia’s Carifta 2018 Swim Team. After four days of intense competition at the XXXIII Carifta Swim Championship March 31 to April 4 at the National Aquatic Center Kingston Jamaica, the Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association Swim Team (SLASA) remained consistent with the past years, in returning home with medals.

NATIONAL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION WEEK

Source: The St. Lucia Star The National Association of Librarians and Information Professionals (NALIP-Saint Lucia) celebrates National Library and Information week (NLIW) 2018 under the theme  ‘Libraries and Information Centres: Collaboratively Engaging Communities’. This year’s observance will be held from April 16 to 21 with activities planned by the National Library and Information Week

Saint Lucian Women Excelling Academically

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucian Rasheda Felicien tops her class in London. The 600-year-old Guildhall in London was filled with excited students, proud parents and supporting friends and family members. For some the event marked a three-year university journey coming to an end, and for others it was just another stepping stone in

WHY WON’T THEY FREE THAT LITTLE TREE?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Fast-forward to 2018. One by one, countries realize the financial benefits of the decriminalization route, and flock to cash-in. So this begs the question: What, if any, compensation will they give? Many, whose lives were affected and torn apart, watch and wait in anticipation to see what their respective

Section 361: Capitulation or Entitlement?

Source: The St. Lucia Star Year after year after year we have heard allusions being made with regard  to Section 361 of the Criminal Code 2001 which, incidentally and erroneously, no longer forms part of our criminal jurisprudence. Greater minds than ours, in their constitutional exuberance, perceived an aberration that deleteriously struck at the heart

Green Growth

Source: The St. Lucia Star Making the link between economic and environmental sustainability. MoU signing – Dr. Chanho Park, GGGI’s Director of Large & Emerging Economies (left) with OECS Commission Director General Dr. Didacus Jules. The economy and the environment have always had a fractured relationship. The history of global development has shown that when

REMEMBERING A FALLEN HERO

Source: The St. Lucia Star Saint Lucia lost one of its pre-eminent champions of the disadvantaged and abused on February 5, 2013. However, her legacy lives on. Mrs. Ione Erlinger Ford, née St. Helen, was born in Saint Lucia, then migrated to Canada and eventually had to return to this island to find her

JAZZ SAMPLER-HEINEKEN LIGHT ARTISTE BOUND FOR BERKLEE COLLEGE

Source: The St. Lucia Star Jazz Sampler 6 promises to be an explosion of local talent. Just when fans thought the most anticipated Saint Lucian main stage event on our Jazz Calendar—Jazz Sampler—could not get more spectacular, organisers of this novel event, Sisterhood, along with their partners Heineken Light, stunned their guests at Monday’s launch

Flow congratulates Commonwealth Games champion Spencer

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Flow congratulates Commonwealth Games champion Spencer appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Flow ambassador Levern Spencer celebrates gold in women’s High Jump at the Commonwealth Games (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Flow has joined the rest of Saint Lucia in praising Levern Spencer, who claimed the

SAINT LUCIAN JAZZ GIANTS FEATURED AT 2018 FESTIVAL

Source: The St. Lucia Star Musician, vocalist, arranger and composer Barbara Cadet. With its return to genuine jazz music, the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival will this year feature four of the most prolific and creative Saint Lucian jazz musicians. With Luther Francois, Barbara Cadet, Denys Baptiste and Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson on its line-up, the

A Time of Innocence

Source: The St. Lucia Star A-M u s i n g s – Musings are thoughts, the thoughtful kind. For the purpose of these articles, a-musings are thoughts that might amuse, entertain and even enlighten. I suppose it’s one of those legendary signs of old age coming on, the onset of senility, but it appears to

Saint Lucia Finish Second in CNA U-16 Netball Championship

Source: The Voice ON the final night of the Caribbean Netball Association’s Jean Pierre Caribbean Youth (Under-16) Tournament, only Jamaica would have been … The post Saint Lucia Finish Second in CNA U-16 Netball Championship appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Saint Lucia Finish Second in CNA

Winnie Mandela laid to rest

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-   Large crowds gathered in South Africa for the funeral of the anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Thousands of mourners crowded into a stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, where the campaigner was given a high-level send-off before her burial in Johannesburg. Her casket was draped in the national flag, and South…

Seajays Swim Club Celebrated Its Successes With Much Elation!

Source: The Voice SIX Seajays Club Swimmers out of a ten-member CARIFTA Swim Team namely D’Andre Blanchard, Jamarr Archibald, Jayhan Odlum-Smith, Devin Boodha, … The post Seajays Swim Club Celebrated Its Successes With Much Elation! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Seajays Swim Club Celebrated Its Successes

Francis ’empowered to serve better’ after Jamaica conference

Source: St. Lucia Times Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has declared that he is ’empowered to serve better’ after attending a three-day inaugural Caribbean Conference of Mayors in Jamaica, according to local media reports. The event was held from April 9 to 12 under the theme ‘Caribbean Cities: Honouring the Past, Embracing a Smart Future’, with…

18 Teams Vying For 2018 Inter-Commercial Futsal Honours

Source: The Voice THE exciting, fast-paced sport of futsal kicked off last evening at the Beausejour Indoor Facility in Gros Islet with three … The post 18 Teams Vying For 2018 Inter-Commercial Futsal Honours appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: 18 Teams Vying For 2018 Inter-Commercial Futsal

Flow Congratulates Commonwealth Games Champion Spencer

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Flow has joined the rest of Saint Lucia in praising Levern Spencer, who claimed the island’s first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal on Saturday, April 14h 2018, when she cleared 1.95m to win the women’s High Jump event. Levern adds that accolade to gold medals at the Pan American, North…

FROM DUGARD TO THE WORLD

Source: The St. Lucia Star In my teens, I was invited by the late Sir Vincent Floissac to serve on the Saint Lucia National Sports Council, as assistant secretary. At the time I also sat on the Saint Lucia Cricket Association with such persons as Benton George, a well-known cricket umpire. In addition to

Laptop Diplomacy and Long-Term Results

Source: The St. Lucia Star Laptop Diplomacy is a buzzword often bandied about in diplomatic circles. It’s also an issue particularly near and dear to our Saint Lucia. One that right now is at an important point in our history, and is set to be a central pillar in the future of our local

Hilaire Provides Press With Ownership Papers For His SUV!

Source: The St. Lucia Star I want the member for Castries South to know, through you Mr. Speaker, that the investigation on his vehicle started in 2015 and the United Workers Party was not in government in 2015.” The MP for Castries South is Mr. Ernest Hilaire. The MP who loudly referenced the 2015 investigation

Levern Spencer wins gold at Commonwealth Games

Source: St. Lucia Times Words of support have begun to pour in for Levern Spencer who has won gold at the Commonwealth Games, currently taking place in Australia. Spencer cleared the bar at a season best of 1.95 m to win the gold medal in the women’s high jump. In a brilliant performance on…

US, UK and France launch military strikes on Syria

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  The US, UK and France have launched military strikes on Syria following the suspected chemical attack by the Assad regime. President Donald Trump confirmed “precision strikes” had been ordered on targets associated with the Syrian government’s chemical weapons programme. In a televised address from the White House, Mr Trump…

Chinese man caught by facial recognition at pop concert

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  Chinese police have used facial recognition technology to locate and arrest a man who was among a crowd of 60,000 concert goers. The suspect, who has been identified only as Mr Ao, was attending a concert by pop star Jacky Cheung in Nanchang city last weekend when he was caught.…

CIBC FirstCaribbean Helps Prepare Students for the World of Work

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Castries, 6 April 2018; Over the past five weeks, career guidance for the island’s secondary and tertiary level students has received priority focus at CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. The bank’s approach has been to expose students to career counselling and mentorship geared towards developing a global mindset to…

Ruling Affirms the Right to Human Dignity by All-PANCAP

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Friday, 13 April, 2018 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, welcomes Judge Devindra Rampersad’s ruling which states: “The court declares that sections 13 and 16 of the…

Prime Minister attends Summit of the Americas and CHOGM

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  Heads of State and Government of the Western Hemisphere are currently meeting at the Eighth Summit of the Americas being held on April 13 and 14, 2018 in Lima, Peru. Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet is presently in attendance at the Summit which will address the central theme of…

Alleged coke on doctor’s penis cost lover her life

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Alleged coke on doctor’s penis cost lover her life appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Dr. Andreas Niederbichler (THE SUN) – A woman died after her German doctor lover allegedly sprinkled cocaine on his penis before she gave him oral sex. Plastic surgeon Dr. Andreas Niederbichler,

Incest case dad, daughter and child dead in murder-suicide

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Incest case dad, daughter and child dead in murder-suicide appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Steven Pladl, 42, and his biological daughter Katie Rose Pladl, 20 (BBC) – A US man in an incest case has reportedly killed his biological daughter, their child, and the girl’s

3 MW SOLAR FARM NOW FEEDING LUCELEC GRID

Source: The St. Lucia Star Castries, April 13, 2018 – The St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) 3MW Solar Farm in La Tourney, Vieux Fort is now feeding solar energy into the island’s electricity grid. Energy from the nearly 15 thousand solar panels that comprise the island’s first utility-scale solar farm began feeding the

Donation of Shock Seats to Marine Unit

Source: The St. Lucia Star Raquel duBoulay-Chastanet, founder of the “Make it Happen” foundation, presented to the marine Unit of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force eight (8) shock mitigation seats for their patrol boats. At a handing over ceremony on Thursday April 12, 2018 held at the Marine Police base at Vigie Cove

PM: Saint Lucia has ‘erred on the side of caution’ in CIP

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet has said that this country has erred on the side of caution in its Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). “I think it has been a learning curve for us, particularly in the processing,” Chastanet told reporters Thursday. “Whereas we are not certain as to how we…

Saint Lucia plans for climate change adaptation

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Government of Saint Lucia has prepared a national plan to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. From April 16 to 17, national stakeholders will meet in Castries for the launch of Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP). Government officials and creators (artists and performers) will…

Minister lauds performance of Vern Guard

Source: St. Lucia Times National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has praised the performance of Vern Guard as the man at the helm of Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF). “All the reports we get, Bordelais is functioning the best in the Caribbean,” Francis declared. He asserted that Saint Lucians do not seem to give locals the…

Choiseul Youth and Sports Awards

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: On Saturday the 7th of April, the Choiseul Youth and Sports Council held its Youth and Sports awards under the theme “Celebrating excellence, consolidating our legacy”. The celebration recognized achievers of categories such as Agriculture, Culture, Sports, Academia, Religion and Entrepreneurship. A total of fifty-two awards made by…

Venezuela’s President Maduro Boycotting Summit of the Americas

Source: St. Lucia Times TeleSur English: This year’s summit has been the subject of considerable controversy over the past few months, with various nations threatening to boycott the event. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro will not be attending this month’s VIII Summit of the Americas in Peru, he said Tuesday, vowing instead to “stay at…

Arreaza: Despite International ‘Attacks,’ Venezuela Elections Will Go Ahead as Planned

Source: St. Lucia Times TeleSur English: Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said “nothing will stop” the Venezuelan people from holding the presidential elections scheduled for late next month. Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza says his country will go ahead with the presidential elections scheduled for May, despite foreign interference and the threat of further sanctions.…

FRC addresses St. Lucia Teachers’ Union

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post FRC addresses St. Lucia Teachers’ Union appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – On Thursday April 12th 2018, the leadership of the Folk Research Centre, continued its outreach to St. Lucian society since the fire which recently destroyed its premises at Mount

Massive 65,000-Ton Cruise Ship Smashes Into Dock

Source: St. Lucia Times A 65,000-ton cruise ship crashed into a dock in Honduras Tuesday morning. This caused minor damage to the liner but no passengers or crew members were injured. The incident happened at 11 a.m. in Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, when the MSC Armonia arrived at a dock seemingly…

ERP launches Online Dream Builder for Women

Source: The Voice PRESS RELEASE – IN January 2018, SLUDTERA presented its educational program for Entrepreneurs called The Entrepreneurship Readiness Program – ERP. … The post ERP launches Online Dream Builder for Women appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: ERP launches Online Dream Builder for Women

CYPAN launches Mindfulness Workshop series

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post CYPAN launches Mindfulness Workshop series appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) prides its self on the core values of Commonwealth “Democracy, Peace and Security, Freedom of Expression, Separation of Powers, Good Governance, Tolerance, Respect

Seajays Swim Club Wins RHAC Caribbean Invitational Meet

Source: The Voice SAINT Lucia’s Seajays swim club emerged as champions of the 19th edition of the annual Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre (RHAC) … The post Seajays Swim Club Wins RHAC Caribbean Invitational Meet appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Seajays Swim Club Wins RHAC Caribbean Invitational

Teen contracts rat lungworm on vacation in Hawaii

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Teen contracts rat lungworm on vacation in Hawaii appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (NEW YORK POST) – A teen from New York on a Hawaii family vacation contracted rat lungworm, a rare disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, health officials there said. The

Antigua: Suspected passport racket under investigation

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Antigua: Suspected passport racket under investigation appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – An investigation is underway in St. Vincent into the discovery of questionable Antigua and Barbuda passport documents. A high-ranking official of the Royal St. Vincent and Grenadines Police Force has confirmed

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Castries, April 11th, 2018; SLUDTERA would like to inform Principals, students and parents in St. Lucia, that the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018 is now open, accepting essays, stories, scripts and poems on the theme of ‘Towards a Common Future’. The competition is open to students across the…

Officer who dragged man from plane sues United Airlines

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Officer who dragged man from plane sues United Airlines appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (BBC) – A former Chicago aviation security officer who was fired after dragging a man off a flight last year has filed a lawsuit against the airline and city. James Long

Marijuana eaten by mice, say Argentina police officers

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Marijuana eaten by mice, say Argentina police officers appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Experts said mice would die if they ate marijuana (BBC) – Eight Argentine police officers have been dismissed for blaming missing drugs on mice. Investigators discovered 540kg (1,191lb) of marijuana missing from

US approves artificial-intelligence device for diabetic eye problems

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post US approves artificial-intelligence device for diabetic eye problems appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – US regulators Wednesday approved the first device that uses artificial intelligence to detect eye damage from diabetes, allowing regular doctors to diagnose the condition without interpreting any data or images.

iLAND Resilience Project launches public awareness initiative

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post iLAND Resilience Project launches public awareness initiative appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The OECS Get Creative with Climate Change and Sustainable Land Management GCCA iLAND Resilience Project, is launching a major climate change and sustainable land management awareness initiative in the form of

Free Entrepreneur Training Event Featuring Daymond John

Source: St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Castries, April 11th, 2018; The Startup Huddle St. Lucia Team is excited about its upcoming launch of Startup Huddle St. Lucia in November of this year. The team has been providing potential Startups with tips and advice throughout the year in preparation for what the event has to…

J’can flight attendant who ditched drugs sentenced to time served

Source: St. Lucia Times LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — A former JetBlue flight attendant who ran from security after ditching 60 pounds of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport has been sentenced to time served. Marsha Gay Reynolds pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. She was arrested in…

T&T: Venezuelan men weep in court

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Express:-  A GROUP of Venezuelan men cried openly as they faced the court charged with entering the country illegally. The men spoke of no available jobs in Venezuela and coming to Trinidad seeking work to maintain their families. Seven of them said they had children while the eighth said he…

Suspected Antigua passport racket under investigation

Source: St. Lucia Times Antigua Observer:-  An investigation is underway in St. Vincent into what the police there believe is a possible racket involving Antigua and Barbuda passports. A high-ranking official of the Royal St. Vincent and Grenadines Police Force has confirmed this for OBSERVER media, saying the probe is in the early stages.…

Lightning Aquatics Swimmers Shine

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  There is much to celebrate as Lightning Aquatics (LA) Swim Club welcomed home two of its swimmers who performed remarkably well at the recently concluded XXXIII CARIFTA 2018 Aquatics Championship held in Jamaica. Naima Hazell and Naekeisha Louis who swam in the 11-12 girls age group formed part of…

No elective politics for Francis brothers?

Source: St. Lucia Times The Francis brothers, Peterson and Hermangild Francis, appear unlikely to enter elective politics in the future. Hermangild Francis, a government Senator and current Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, made the disclosure Tuesday while commenting on the work that his brother, Peterson, has been doing as the current Mayor…

Millionaire leaves wife of 42 years nothing in his will

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Millionaire leaves wife of 42 years nothing in his will appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (THE SUN) – A widow has been saved from poverty after her millionaire partner shunned her from his will. Scorned Joan Thompson, 79, lived as man and wife with landowner

Trafficking in persons workshop

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trafficking in persons workshop appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) which has established partnerships with a wide range of multilateral, governmental and nongovernmental organizations noted that migration is inevitable, necessary and desirable for migrants and

T&T PM fires minister

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post T&T PM fires minister appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. Darryl Smith (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A day after his demotion, Darryl Smith has been dismissed as a Government Minister. His only job now is that of Member of Parliament for Diego Martin Central. It is uncertain

Departure of New Zealand High Commissioner to OECS

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Departure of New Zealand High Commissioner to OECS appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – New Zealand High Commissioner Her Excellency Jan Henderson, who was appointed to the OECS in 2014, has come to the end of her posting. Her Excellency paid

Free Entrepreneur Training Event Featuring Daymond John

Source: The St. Lucia Star Castries, April 11th, 2018; The Startup Huddle St. Lucia Team is excited about its upcoming launch of Startup Huddle St. Lucia in November of this year. The team has been providing potential Startups with tips and advice throughout the year in preparation for what the event has to offer.

Pro-life campaigners banned from protesting outside clinic

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:-  A west London council has become the first in the UK to implement an exclusion zone outside a local abortion clinic. Ealing Council says the 100 metre safe zone, around a Marie Stopes clinic in Mattock Lane, Ealing, will protect the clinic’s users from harassment by pro-life campaigners.  Clinic…

T&T: Venezuelan shot dead being robbed

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:–  A Venezuelan was killed trying to escape from his abductors who snatched him while he was on his way home from work on Friday night. Maickal Martinez, 18, was not killed because he was involved in drugs, arms and ammunition and criminal activities, according to close friends of the…

Guyana: Six homeless after fire

Source: St. Lucia Times Guyana Chronicle:-  A FAMILY of six, including four children, is now homeless after a fire totally destroyed their home at lot 16 One Mile, Wismar, Linden on Monday. Dorette Higgins lived with her father Curtis Higgins and she is now wondering what the future holds for her and her children, the…

Government explores new housing solutions

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  The Government of Saint Lucia has made an allocation of $4 million dollars in the 2018/2019 budget for the provision of just over 400 residential lots for low and middle income earners. The housing lots will be provided through the National Sites and Services Programme. According Prime Minister Hon.…

Panamanian Ambassador presents credentials

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:- Saint Lucia and Panama sought to reinvigorate diplomatic ties through the presentation of credentials by the Ambassador-designate of Panama to Saint Lucia. His Excellency Mr. Jesus Sierra Victoria, presented his letters of credence to Saint Lucia’s Governor General His Excellency Sir Neville Cenac, at a brief ceremony, which took…

More Saint Lucians on Canadian Farm Worker Programme

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  The number of Saint Lucians employed on the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Farm Worker Programme is on the rise. Since assuming responsibilities as the Minister for Labour in June 2016, Honorable Stephenson King has been on a drive to ensure that many more Saint Lucians benefit from the Canadian initiative…

NHC Chairman promises more affordable housing

Source: St. Lucia Times Chairman of the National Housing Corporation (NHC), Timothy Mangal, has asserted that the cost of  owning a house and land package will go down, with the coming on stream of a number of government projects. “You are not going to see those exorbitant prices like $300 a square foot or…

Engel statement on Trump skipping Summit of the Americas

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Engel statement on Trump skipping Summit of the Americas appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement: “President Trump is again ceding U.S. leadership in

Panamanian Ambassador presents credentials

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Panamanian Ambassador presents credentials appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – Saint Lucia and Panama sought to reinvigorate diplomatic ties through the presentation of credentials by the Ambassador-designate of Panama to Saint Lucia. His Excellency Mr. Jesus Sierra Victoria, presented his letters of credence to

Ernest Hilaire accuses UWP of smear campaign

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  STATEMENT BY HON. ERNEST HILAIRE ON CLAIMS OF INVESTIGATION INTO AN ALLEGATION OF MISSING STATE ASSET In view of what I see as a co-ordinated UWP campaign to smear my name, I believe I must set the record straight. The allegation that I am in possession of ‘a stolen Government…

CEDA, TEPA host grant proposal writing workshop

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post CEDA, TEPA host grant proposal writing workshop appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union (EU) is working with the Saint Lucia Trade Promotions Agency (TEPA) to sensitize the local business community on the

Postponement of U23 District Male Competition

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Postponement of U23 District Male Competition appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA) has partnered with FIFA to conduct it’s Annual Referee’s Assistance Programme course(RAP) for match officials for five (5) days in St Lucia which

Russian woman ’embalmed alive’ after hospital mix-up

Source: St. Lucia Times (Fox) – A Russian woman reportedly died after a routine procedure when hospital workers mistakenly injected her with a drug used to preserve dead bodies. Ekaterina Fedyaeva, 28, underwent surgery last month at a hospital in Ulyanovsk, in western Russia, to have ovarian cysts removed, according to state-owned television station RT.…

SLP leader blasts ‘budget with little substance’

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:-  STATEMENT BY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION HON PHILIP J. PIERRE AT SLP PRESS CONFERENCE As I mentioned in my response to the 2018/2019 budget in the parliament, this budget is nothing but a list of dreams and aspirations with no strategy for their realization.  There were many instances of…

Opposition Leader says: Government is not a business!

Source: The Voice OPPOSITION Leader Philip J. Pierre says governments are not businesses and should not be run like one. Pierre made the … The post Opposition Leader says: Government is not a business! appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Opposition Leader says: Government is not a

Saint Lucia, Jamaica And Barbados Remain Unbeaten

Source: The Voice On Monday morning, host Saint Lucia chalked-up their second victory at the 2018 Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Youth (Under-16) … The post Saint Lucia, Jamaica And Barbados Remain Unbeaten appeared first on St. Lucia News From The Voice St. Lucia. Link: Saint Lucia, Jamaica And Barbados Remain Unbeaten

T&T: Gay activists march for equal rights

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:–  Executive Director of the Coalition Advocating for the Inclusion of Sexual Orientation Colin Robinson fears that Thursday’s ruling by the High Court of a case filed LGBTQI rights activist Jason Jones challenging this country’s buggery laws could lead to a backlash or embolden people to discriminate against LGBTQI…

More than 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Indonesian authorities say at least two dozen people have died in the past day from drinking toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll to 82 this month and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol have tragically backfired. National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said Tuesday that the latest information…

St Lucian sprinter Julien Alfred visits cabinet of ministers

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has expressed the hope that St Lucia’s sprint sensation Julien Alfred will represent the island at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Chastanet made the remarks as he welcomed Alfred and her mother to the Prime Minister’s office on Monday. The Commonwealth Youth Games 100 meters Gold medal…

Barbados: Remains of two people found at fire scene

Source: St. Lucia Times NationNews:-  The charred remains of two people were found at the scene of a Fairview, Christ Church house fire around 12:45 a.m. today. Firefighters made the discovery as they extinguished the blaze and police are investigating. Police say the house was a wooden structure with a wood and galvanised accommodation attached…

Bounty Rum Marks Its Debut in the U.S.

Source: St. Lucia Times Press Release:–  ​​​​After nearly half a century of being solely available in the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, Bounty Rum has paved its way into the United States. The portfolio includes: Bounty White, Bounty Gold, Bounty Spiced, Bounty Dark, Bounty Lime and Bounty Coconut, and pays tribute to the heritage of…

6 dead after small plane crashes at Arizona golf course

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post 6 dead after small plane crashes at Arizona golf course appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (CNN) – A small plane caught fire after takeoff and crashed at a nearby Arizona golf course on Monday, leaving six people dead, officials said. The plane departed from Scottsdale

6.2-magnitude quake shakes Chile

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post 6.2-magnitude quake shakes Chile appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (AFP) – A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Chile on Tuesday but there was no tsunami alert and no reports of injuries, officials said. Chile’s National Seismological Centre said the quake struck the north-central region at

Trinidad: Husband in ICU, wife charged with beating

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Trinidad: Husband in ICU, wife charged with beating appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A MAN allegedly beaten by his wife is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital. San Fernando senior magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine was told

Germany: Battle to save killer dog

Source: St. Lucia Times Sky News:–  A Staffordshire terrier that mauled its owner and her son to death in Germany might not be put down after a public outcry. The decision to euthanise Chico, who a social worker claimed was trained “to be a fighting machine”, could be overturned after authorities admitted failing to remove…

Saint Lucian held in Martinique for attempted robbery

Source: St. Lucia Times A Castries born man has been arrested in Martinique for attempted robbery, according to local media reports. He was arrested on Sunday around 10 pm. According to Martinique 1ere, the unnamed 24 year old was held while trying to rob the same service station at Lamentin which he had previously…

Trump hits out at ‘disgraceful’ FBI raid

Source: St. Lucia Times BBC:-  US President Donald Trump says the FBI’s raid on the offices of his personal lawyer was a “disgrace” and an “attack on our country”. “I have this witch hunt constantly going on,” he told White House reporters. Officials in New York seized “privileged communications” between Michael Cohen and his clients,…

Chastanet ‘extremely concerned’ about Venezuela situation

Source: St. Lucia Times Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has declared that he is ‘extremely concerned’ about the situation in Venezuela, amid reports that Trinidad and Tobago is having to cope with an influx of Venezuelan nationals seeking refugee status in the twin Island republic. “Trinidad, Colombia, the rest of Latin America, have for the…

Budget focuses on maximising growth

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Budget focuses on maximising growth appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Allen Michael Chastanet delivered the annual budgetary address on Tuesday, April 3. The Prime Minister stated that this year’s budget focuses on maximising growth capacity and

Manufacturing sector gets boost

Source: St. Lucia News Online The post Manufacturing sector gets boost appeared first on St. Lucia News Online. (GIS) – The Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with Responsibility for Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Hon. Bradley Felix, has stated that Saint Lucia’s manufacturing sector has improved, with a

Call For Entries For The Young Journalist Award 2018

Source: The St. Lucia Star Castries, April 9th, 2018; SLUDTERA would like to inform interested and eligible young persons of the call for entries for the Young Journalist Award 2018 is around the corner. This initiative is held in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association, and is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition dedicated

Commuters struggle with new French strikes as unions dig in

Source: St. Lucia Times (AP) — Commuters are railing at French train strikes as unions and management insist they won’t back down. Some 80 percent of French high-speed trains stood still Monday as unions entered Day 4 of three months of periodic rolling strikes. About a quarter of international trains were affected. The heads…

T&T: Act of honesty goes viral

Source: St. Lucia Times Trinidad Guardian:-  An act of honesty has earned a young lady high praise and has gone viral as more people learn about it. “Don’t let anyone’s money and luxurious items burn your eyes. Work hard for what you want in life!” That was the advice which Isha recalled from her mother…

SUSPECTED SUICIDE AT AGARD

Source: The St. Lucia Star On Friday April 6, 2018 officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a suspected suicide at Agard Lands, Castries. Andre Jules, a twenty seven (27) year old resident of Agard Lands, Morne Du Don was found at his residence, between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00

Saint Lucia trade unions briefed on state of economy

Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia trade unions on Saturday received a briefing on the status of this country’s economy, ahead of talks with the government negotiating team. But well placed trade union sources told St Lucia Times that the briefing appeared to be more sober than the ‘upbeat pronouncements’ that have been made…

Chairman’s Reserve Wins Gold at 2018 World Spirits Awards!

Source: The St. Lucia Star Image: rumdiariesblog.wordpress.com The World Spirits Award “WSA” honored the best products within each spirits category for 2018. Saint Lucia Distillers had the honor of winning a gold medal for the consecutive year, for the “Distillery of the Year” award in the rum category and “Spirit of the year” for

Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

Source: St. Lucia Times (AFP) – Mark Zuckerberg will appear before US lawmakers this week as a firestorm rocks Facebook over its data privacy scandal, with pressure mounting for new regulations on social media platforms. The 33-year-old chief executive is expected to face a grilling before a Senate panel Tuesday, and follow up with…

Topless Protester Arrested Outside Of Bill Cosby Retrial

Source: St. Lucia Times Huffington Post:-  A half-naked protester chanting “women’s lives matter” reportedly jumped in front of Bill Cosby as he made his way to a Montgomery County courthouse Monday morning for his sexual assault retrial. The woman jumped a barrier and charged at the comedian, according to reports from people at the…

Police probe shooting at Balata

Source: St. Lucia Times A Balata resident, identified as Yohanz St Marie, was shot Sunday around 4. pm. According to reports, the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the hand while at his home and was taken to Victoria Hospital for treatment. Yohanz St Marie is the twin brother of Terhanz St Marie who…

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP TO ITS BOARD

Source: The St. Lucia Star Junior Achievement’s new Board of Directors. Mr. Kirt Hosam was named Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement after serving in the capacity of acting chairman subsequent to the untimely passing of Mr. Christian Husbands in June 2017. Mr. Hosam is the OECS Learning & Development Manager for Unicomer

At long last the Rugby Football Union has a home

Source: The St. Lucia Star For years now the St Lucia Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) were nomads in search of greener pastures, in this case a home they can call their own when it comes to staging competitions. That day has finally arrived. On March 18, the SLRFU held a soft launch to officially

Knee Pain in Children and Adolescents (A 3-part series)

Source: The St. Lucia Star KIM’S KORNER Knee pain is a common problem and does not discriminate.  Although more prevalent in adults— afflicting women more than men— it can affect children. Knee pain can be due to many factors, from injury to osteoarthritis, with many other causes in-between.  Over the next few weeks we

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