Eliud Mathurin, a single father of three whose Cas En Bas, Gros Islet home was demolished on court order last week, has been receiving support from the public. That ...
Each day, starting Monday, June 17, 2013, St. Lucia News Online will publish a biography of a contestant in the Miss Gros Islet Carnival Queen Pageant, scheduled to ...
An eighteen-man provisional squad has been announced for the 2013 CONCACAF Under – 15 Championships due to run from August 14-25, 2013 in the Cayman Islands. ...
As part of Digicel’s new ‘Be Extraordinary’ brand in Saint Lucia, the team is preparing to launch ‘Digicel Fit to Play Carnival’- the biggest free fitness ...
Below is a press release from the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) political party An online survey about the prime minister’s leadership on the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) website www.lpmstlucia.com has provoked a vigorous response from members of the St Lucia Labour Party (SLP). According to the LPM, “Their ridiculous outbursts, laced with insults, demonstrated their intolerance for the political right of the LPM to question the leadership abilities of Kenny Anthony and were met with much…FULL STORY
Persistent and severe deterioration in government’s fiscal position and a resultant steady increase in debt stock are among reasons which the Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS) has cited for its decision to downgrade St Lucia’s credit ratings. CariCRIS is a regional credit rating agency, which according to its website, is a market-driven initiative aimed at fostering and supporting the development of regional debt markets. In a press release issued on June 14,…FULL STORY
Caribbean Premier League organisers have announced that Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be unable to play in the inaugural tournament for the St Lucia franchise due to contractual obligations that he has with English county team Derbyshire, opening the door for Aussie batsman Luke Pomersbach to join the St Lucia Zouks. Chanderpaul signed a contract with CPL, offering himself up for selection but later realised that his commitment to Derbyshire provided for release only if it pertained…FULL STORY
On June 14 2013, Jeremiah Edgar of Choiseul was committed to stand trial for the robbery of Urban St Brice. On April 15, 2012 it is alleged that Edgar followed St. Brice from a community playing field in Delcer, Choiseul and made his way home. St. Brice was attacked from behind with a cutlass and robbed of several items which included some gold and cash valued at over $80,000 EC. St. Brice managed to escape…FULL STORY
The true value of St Lucia’s Carnival will be measured in the next few weeks as the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries conducts a carnival impact assessment survey from June 22- July 20, 2013. A press release states that the assessment is being done in part with the Central Statistics Office and will capture key data on both local and visitor demand generated by fringe and main events, as well as documentation on…FULL STORY
Lester Isidore aka Shadow of Marc, Bexon, who was among a gang of men who allegedly tied up a bus driver before robbing him, was last week committed to stand trial for robbery. The alleged incident took place on October 3, 2012. According to court records, Isidore and two other men took a bus from Castries to Marc. The bus driver, Leland Thomas, claims that after dropping most of the passengers off he drove a…FULL STORY
Melvin Henry of Castries, who was captured on CCTV cameras stealing items from AF Valmont, has been committed to stand trial for stealing. Henry is accused of stealing several items which include alcohol, power tools and parts from AF Valmont between June 9, 2012 at 6 pm and June 12, 2012 at 7 am. According to court records, the items had been locked in a secure store room area for the weekend and minimal security…FULL STORY
Students from three primary schools here have been presented with a number of pens ahead of the Common Entrance exams which get underway on June 20, 2013. Axcel Finance, as part of its mandate to support education on the island, distributed the pens to students at the Ava Maria Girls Primary School, Anglican Primary School and Walcott Methodist Primary School on Monday. This is the second time Axcel Finance has engaged in such activity in…FULL STORY
A number of St Lucians have made the Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year. According to government information, over 13 individuals were selected based on their contributions to various spheres of the country’s development. Their names were first chosen by government ministers and had to be approved by Queen Elizabeth II. This is an annual process which takes place as part of the monarch’s birthday celebrations. The St. Lucians to be honoured include Nathalbert Polycarp…FULL STORY
What if you were told that the expense, stress and hassle of getting to your favourite restaurant or fast food outlet for a meal could be a thing of the past, and that these meals could be swiftly delivered to you? Quick Delivery, a new local business, is promising just that. The company commenced operations here in March 2013 and is offering customers not only the convenience of having their cooked food delivered, but groceries,…FULL STORY
Each day, starting Monday, June 17, 2013, St. Lucia News Online will publish a biography of a contestant in the Miss Gros Islet Carnival Queen Pageant, scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Gaiety, Rodney Bay, starting at 7:30 p.m. Born August 11, 1991 in the neighbouring soca island of Trinidad and Tobago, this tiny baby arrived into the world and was named Charlene Mohammed. At the age of three, Charlene, accompanied…FULL STORY
A collision between a mini-bus and a car in Bexon earlier today, June 17, 2013, near Valley Basket, resulted in at least two persons sustaining injuries. Their condition is unknown at this time. One of the injured, a male, was trapped in the front of the bus. No further details available.FULL STORY
Clerical, sales staff and other workers employed with A.F. Valmont & Company Limited and Best Buy/Jubilee Trading Ltd will now be in a position to receive trade union representation. This development is as a result of a secret ballot poll undertaken by the Labour Department among workers employed with the two companies. The polls revealed that over 60 percent of the employees who participated in the exercise voted in favour of having their interests represented…FULL STORY
The National Workers Union (NWU) and Government Negotiating Team (GNT) have satisfactorily completed industrial negotiations. While the negotiations did not attract any form of industrial drama, both sides were determined to be focused on the many issues at hand and the importance of improving the lot of janitors and cleaners. The industrial wage package agreed upon will be no less than what was given to the other unions. However, community health aides and other health…FULL STORY
After weeks of speculation and hundreds of suggestions via social media, the much-anticipated Caribbean Premier League franchise team names have been announced and their logos revealed. “We are thrilled with the final team names and the logos; we believe they are reflective of the character and culture of each country and I’m sure each team will live up to their name,” said Damien O’Donohoe, CPL CEO. “Our fans had some very inspired suggestions which were…FULL STORY
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