“We have to reclaim that territory” – Dominica prime minister to Labour Party leadership and supporters
March 9, 2014 | Comments: 0
Heads of Government of 14 CARICOM Member States and two Associate Members will gather in St Vincent and Grenadines on Monday at the 25th Intersessional Meeting of ...
Employees of Bay Gardens Hotel and Resorts were honoured for their hard work and dedication in 2013 with a special cocktail and award ceremony on Friday night ...
Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalising marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the region’s ...
St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) on Thursday, March 6, 2014 presented Chief Education Officer Marcus Edward with a $15,000 cheque towards the ...
Today, approximately 60 women will join together at the Vigie Sports Complex, Sans Souci for the seventh annual Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk; it is the first time that this walk will be held in Saint Lucia. The walk is part of a global movement to inspire a rising generation through mentorship. Held on International Women’s Day and sponsored globally by Bank of America, and locally by Blue Waters, Saint Lucia Civil Service Cooperative Credit…FULL STORY
The CARICOM Secretariat is honoured and privileged to salute the women and girls of the Caribbean Community on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2014. This year’s United Nation’s theme ‘Equality for Women is Progress for All’, is one that we can all embrace as we examine our progress toward meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and, in particular, goals three and five relating to gender equality and maternal health respectively. On this day,…FULL STORY
Comptroller of the Customs and Excise Tax department Andy Fernelon has called on individuals who imported barrels into the country between January 1-8, 2014 to visit his department to collect a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund which may be owed to them. This is due to an extension in the annual exception of import duties and VAT on barrel imports for the period December 1-January 31, which was extended to February 15, 2014. However, according…FULL STORY
Stratosphere Muzic has released its latest production. The new release – Friendship Riddim, features six songs from namely Ricky T, Mongstar, Marie-Anne, Blue and 2012 Piton Soca Starz champion, Jay Budz, who are signed to Stratosphere’s label. Stratosphere’s CEO Courney “Curty” Louis also has a song on there. Louis sings on “My Prayer” as Dutch – a stage name he performed under during his days as an artiste with Saint Lucian group, GOB in the…FULL STORY
The regional airline, LIAT, says it will take “decisive action” to deal with unprofitable routes as the Antigua-based airline seeks to make its operations financially variable. “We have been trying, before going the harsh route, to persuade people to invest. We have met with a number of governments and prime ministers… we have expressed to them that we will have no other option but to cut the service,” LIAT Chairman Jean Holder told a news…FULL STORY
A six-year-old student of the Ti Rocher Combined School was rushed to hospital Friday afternoon (March 7) after he was hit by a police vehicle on the Bexon Highway. Reports are that about 3 p.m., an unmarked Drug Unit police vehicle made contact with the student who had just gotten off a bus. The student, who allegedly ran across the road, was hospitalised in stable condition.FULL STORY
Dear Willie: I’m a young man who is currently in a relationship with this wonderful young woman, whom I love so much, respect and treat her like no other. I’m very serious about our relationship and want a great future with this woman. Lately, we’ve been encountering some problems and I don’t know if I’m the problem. I’ll be honest Willie I’m young and I still have quite a lot to learn and go through…FULL STORY
Haiti needs a “Marshall plan” for water and sanitation to quell a cholera epidemic which poses a major threat to the Caribbean and Latin America, according to the UN assistant secretary general. Pedro Medrano Rojas, who is coordinating the response in Haiti, is visiting European capitals this week to drum up support for the faltering effort to deal with an epidemic that has killed 8,540 since 2010 and infected almost 700,000 people. Studies have shown…FULL STORY
Levern Spencer is into the finals of a global championship for the third time in her senior career. Competing at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Athletics in Sopot, Poland on Friday, the slight Saint Lucian cleared 1.95m to qualify for Saturday’s final. The height is the 11th best in the world for 2014, and surpasses the 1.91 the Babonneau native recorded in January as her previous season-best mark. It also…FULL STORY
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Jadia Jn Pierre-Emmanuel has responded to the United Workers Party’s call for confirmation as to whether a proposed refund of Value Added Tax (VAT) to individuals who imported barrels under the concessionary period has been made. The concessionary period which ran from December 1, 2013 to February 15, 2014, allowed persons to import barrels without having to pay VAT. But in what was described as an “error”, some individuals…FULL STORY
The Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs has recently endorsed the implementation of the Indigenous Dye Project executed through OPSR/TEPA. The project seeks to facilitate the enrichment of the island’s creative sector by identifying opportunities and assessing the viability and economic potential of the production of local dye/products from natural or biological sources – plant, animal and mineral materials. The assessment is currently being conducted by Right Angle Imaging Inc. The result…FULL STORY
Digicel, through its Caring Connections Programme was happy to assist the special needs community once more. Denel Fredrick, a Form Four student of the Micoud Secondary School, received a new prosthetic leg through financial aid provided by Digicel. After two years of being an amputee young Denel can now ride is bike and participate in sports. Denel, known for his charming personality and active lifestyle is the first of two sons being raised by his…FULL STORY
The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise the public that Harold Dalsan, parliamentary representative for Soufriere/Fond St. Jacques and Minister for Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment, has successfully undergone surgery in Cuba to address persistent neck pains he has suffered over the past few months. As was announced last month, specialised investigations revealed that the pain was as a result of the presence of a prolapsed C5/6 disc. On the recommendation…FULL STORY
The Caribbean’s leading resort company Sandals Resorts International has reinforced their scuba diving credentials after reaching 50,000 certifications to become one of the premier dive divisions in the world. The award was bestowed upon the company by PADI Worldwide, the world’s leading scuba diving authority, after reaching the milestone and now sees them become one of the world’s top five companies for scuba. Each of the Caribbean-based company’s resorts offers scuba diving, as well as…FULL STORY
The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) joins Sea Spray Cruises in Congratulating and acknowledging the outstanding dedication and commitment of Lisa Greenidge. Lisa is a very hardworking employee who is dedicated to ensuring our guests have the time of their lives on all our tours. This vibrant young lady grew up in the community of Rockhall, Castries. Lisa has been exposed to the tourism industry for seven years now, and has enjoyed every…FULL STORY