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    Pillion rider was not in a relationship with Abbott – source; relatives disgusted by comments

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    A source close to Johanna Dominic, the pillion passenger on the motorcycle which collided with a minibus killing police officer Allen Abbott on Monday, has dismissed statements that Dominic and ...
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      Transport Ministry: no change in bus fares

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      PRESS RELEASE - The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport informs the general public that bus fares authorised in 2008 have not changed and still ...

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      I am HIV positive and pregnant for my boss

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      Dear Willie: It was a cold rainy Friday afternoon when my boss called me into his office. Willie, my sheer blouse did me no justice in showing just how cold I was. ...

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      Cocoland Cares supports new school year

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      PRESS RELEASE - Coconut Bay Beach Resort and SPA announces the second cycle of its Cocoland Cares program. The program is coming on stream to coincide with the ...

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    Castries Lions give bursaries to secondary school

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Lions Club of Castries in answer to the many requests for help from needy families, reached out to four needy and deserving students entering HESS, CCSS, Sir Ira and Bocage Secondary schools, for the academic year 2014-2015. With the increase in the cost of living and difficulties encountered by parents, especially one parent families, the Castries club saw it fit to stretch its resources to award one time bursaries under the…

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    St. Lucian obtains US degree in EMT/paramedics

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    A St.Lucian-born fireman may be the first to have undergone studies to become a trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Paramedic in the United States. Levi Peterkin, who was initially trained as an EMT here in Saint Lucia, recently completed an associate degree from the Laguardia Community College. The 30-year-old, who hails from Bois Joli Road, Dennery, will now advance his studies in para medicine and is now fully qualified after years of intense study in…

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    Bay Gardens Resorts present scholarships to top performers

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    Three students were presented with scholarships from Bay Gardens Resorts on Thursday, August 28 for their outstanding performance in academics. The 2014 recipient is Sharnelle Paul, who scored 83.6 per cent at the recent Common Entrance Examination, and secured a place at Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School. The other two recipients are Anieka Calvin and Gibba Edward of the St. Joseph Convent; both students are continuing scholarship recipients. Abigail Jeremie, who scored 96.33 per cent…

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    UPDATE: MIS system affected by smoke in Graham Louisy building

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    The Management Information System (MIS) at the Graham Louisy building has been affected by the incident that occurred this morning. Reports are that the smoke came from the MIS room and has since affected the entire computer system and caused a steady fluctuation of power. However, a team of computer technicians have been working to restore service. The building is expected to receive direct feed of electricity from the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC)…

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    Caribbean tourism numbers growing fueled by US confidence

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    CTO – The Caribbean recorded a rise in visitor arrivals during the first half of this year, keeping pace with the world average. The region enjoyed a 4.3 per cent increase during the first six months of the 2014, much in line with the world average of 4.7 per cent, the director of research and information technology at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Winfield Griffith, announced tonight on the CTO’s television programme, Destination Caribbean. Mr….

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    Tamara Gibson-Marks’ travel plan to St. Lucia thwarted

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    Saint Lucian attorney-at-law Tamara Gibson-Marks was prevented from leaving St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Friday, August 22 by immigration officials. The former SVG High Court registrar, who is currently facing charges of fraud and financial irregularities, was unchecked 12 minutes before boarding a flight, destined for St. Lucia. Reports reaching St. Lucia News Online (SNO) indicates that Gibson-Marks checked in to travel on a one-way ticket to St. Lucia last Friday on LIAT…

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    UPDATE: Young Saint Lucian top chefs score at regional cooking competition

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    SLHTA - Young Saint Lucian culinary stars Jana James and Yohance Cazaubon have represented their country well, receiving a special award for “Best Use of Indigenous Ingredients” and a Silver Medal for Overall Performance in the recently concluded Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge competition held in Barbados. The Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School students built on the cooking momentum previously set at the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) Chef’s In Schools Cook-Off Competition held last February…

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    Venues for Jounen Kwéyòl 2014 announced

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Folk Research Centre announces the venues for Jounen Kwéyòl 2014. They are Anse La Raye, Dennery and Vieux Fort. The Jounen Kwéyòl community celebrations mark their 30th anniversary this year. From the beginning the event was conceived and planned by the Folk Research Centre. The day was first celebrated in 1983 on International Creole Day the 28th of October, with the major focus of the observance on radio. The day was…

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    Scratch winner announced!

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    PRESS RELEASE – Every day is a day for winning. You too can be a winner!!! SNL would like to congratulate Ms. Margurrith Octave, top prize scratch winner. Ms. Octave won $5000 on the scratch game ‘Pay Day’ and admitted excitedly that the money couldn’t have come at a better time. Ms. Octave who is a loyal scratch player said that this win has motivated her to keep playing. In addition, Ms. Joanna Beaubren was…

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    Thinking of dumping your baby? Foster Care official highlights adoption process

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    The dumping of a newborn baby boy in a river at Ravine Chabot, Castries has resulted in widespread criticism, a hot topic of discussion, and most importantly, a genuine concern for citizens island-wide. The baby was discovered in a black plastic bag at about 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, August 21. Coordinator of the Foster Care and Adoption Programme at the Ministry of Human Services, Victoria Francis, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in an exclusive…

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    Taxi owners operating at a loss – says NTU president

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    Amid criticism regarding the National Taxi Union’s (NTU) move to get an increase in its fares, President Lucien Joseph said the union remains firm on its position, stating that taxi owners have been living “hand to mouth for too long.” Joseph told St Lucia News Online (SNO) in an exclusive interview: “I believe the general public is not fair and that they do not know what they are talking about, and I think they know…

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    Cabinet announces economic citizenship task force

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    PRESS RELEASE – Cabinet has appointed a task force to determine whether Saint Lucia, should establish an Economic Citizenship Programme. In the 2014 Throne Speech, Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of Saint Lucia announced that Government would begin to examine the question whether Saint Lucia should establish an Economic Citizenship Programme as a new area of investment. Her Excellency announced that a Task Force consisting of persons from various sectors would be appointed…

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    Did you know Hildreth ‘Digdoe’ Laurencin was a talented footballer who represented the Marchand Primary School at Wake Shield football competitions? Some of his colleagues on the Marchand team included the likes of Bengy Amos and Ransom Ramsey. In 1963, he represented St. Mary’s College at the Wake Shield level and in 1967 he represented the senior team. The following year, Hildreth gained selection on the national team playing as inner forward; he continued to…

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    SNO POLL: Vote for your favourite Miss Queen of Gros Islet Pageant contestant

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    Six beautiful young ladies will be vying for the Miss Queen of Gros Islet Pageant on Sunday, August 31, 2014. The contestants are Akisha GIdeon, Bebiana Mangal, Racquel John, Okizia Lambert, She’nil Emmanuel and Eslyn Leon. Who is your favourite contestant? Let us know by voting in the poll below, exclusively on St. Lucia News Online. The winner will receive the Miss Popularity Online Award at the event. Below are the contestants

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    29 students receive summer employment from LUCELEC

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    PRESS RELEASE – Twenty-nine (29) students were selected for the 2014 St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) Summer Employment Programme. Beginning in the early 1980s, the programme facilitates internships for students on summer vacation from secondary schools, the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, as well as provides employment for students on vacation from university. The Summer Employment Programme is one component of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility thrust. It is a tangible opportunity for students…

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