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Roman Catholic Church alarmed at upsurge in suicides in St. Lucia


April 18, 2014 | Comments: 0
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The Roman Catholic Church, alarmed at what it says is an upsurge in suicides in St Lucia, says it is joining forces with the Caribbean Centre for Family and Human Rights (CARIFAM) in a bid to deal with the situation. Roman Catholic priest, Father Linus Clovis said he does not think enough is being done locally to assist persons who may be prone to suicidal actions. He said he had...
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  • Event organisers Chef Bobo Bergstrom and partner Peter Byrne at the Jazz on the Grill launch.

    Jazz on the Grill 2014 launched

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    PRESS RELEASE - Conceptualised by Chef Bobo Bergstrom and partner Peter Byrne, Jazz on the Grill this year continues a tradition of showcasing some of the best jazz ...

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All set for Sir Arthur Jazz on May 2

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PRESS RELEASE – The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College will stage its inaugural Sir Arthur Jazz on Friday, May 2, 2014, hoping to be an established part of St. Lucia’s premier cultural event. “Sir Arthur Jazz” will prominently feature talented singers and musicians from the College and secondary schools in St. Lucia. The line-up includes the energetic vocalist Teddyson John, former Calypso King Nintus, the band Eva Lucian with its lead vocalist Arthur – a…

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Cancer more prevalent among men in Saint Lucia, stomach cancer cases rising

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Local oncologist Dr. Owen Gabriel is reporting that more men are dying from cancer in St. Lucia. Dr. Gabriel told St Lucia News Online (SNO) on Thursday, April, 17 that while there is no statistical evidence to prove this, based on the increasing trend of reported cases of prostate cancer on the island, one can say that cancer is more prevalent among the male population. “The majority of people who die of cancer in Saint…

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“We’re slipping away” – PM says about investment in St. Lucia

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Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has lamented difficulties encountered in executing certain powers within an act which governed the National Development Corporation (NDC). These hindrances, he believes, have affected the island’s ability to attract investment. That act was this week tabled in parliament, which saw the name NDC changed to Invest St. Lucia. In addressing the House of Assembly, the finance minister explained that while the powers in the old act still exist in the…

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Dr. Chierry Poyotte and Medical Director Dr. Carlene Radix of St Jude in background witness cheque presentation.

Coconut Bay continues programme of support to St. Jude Hospital

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PRESS RELEASE – Staff of Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa and St. Jude Hospital are collaborating to stage a grand Kids Bazaar and Family Fun Day on Easter Monday, April 21, 2014. The event, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be held at the hotel’s main lawn which is located before the security entrance to the property. The Easter Bazaar is being organised as a fundraising venture and forms part…

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DID YOU KNOW?

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Did you know the coaling industry presented another source of great wealth to the expatriate investors? Exploited women trudged up and down tall ladders and the colour of their skin blackened by coal dust which they transported to ships docked in the Castries Harbour. Did you know in all the categories of workers on the island the agricultural and sugar industry workers were the most militant to the exploiting forces?  They were usually in the…

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“They can say what they want” – taxi driver who was stabbed by tourist

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Taxi driver Moses Bertrand, who has been criticised for settling a matter outside of court with an American tourist who stabbed him multiple times in an alleged unprovoked attack, has suggested that he made the right decision and people can assume as much as they want. In an exclusive interview with St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Thursday, Bertrand, when asked what’s his response to the criticisms, said: “They can say what they want. I…

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From left: Dr. Owen Gabriel, a Courts Saint Lucia representative, PRO for Courts Britney Jongue, and a representative of Faces of Cancer.

Courts St. Lucia donates 10 per cent of appliance sales to help fight cancer

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Faces of Cancer received a financial donation from Courts Saint Lucia on Thursday, April 17 to assist with their work in the area of cancer prevention and treatment. Ten per cent of all appliance sales at the Chaussee Road, Castries branch went to the organisation. Public Relations Officer for Courts Saint Lucia Britney Jongue said the donation is geared towards assisting the organisation in executing its mandate. As a non-profit organisation, she said Faces of…

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'Ecstasy' (right) and her late boyfriend Jamie Innocent whose body was found in Pigeon Point on April 9, 2014. Ecstasy says this photo was taken the same day he want missing.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Ecstasy’ may not return to St. Lucia, claims to be pregnant and in witness protection programme

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Ella Prosper aka Ecstasy, a popular St. Lucian prostitute and the girlfriend of recent homicide victim Jamie Innocent, claims she is currently off island under police witness protection programme after receiving death threats from the alleged killers of her boyfriend. Prosper did not disclose her location. St. Lucia News Online contacted Prosper by telephone today, April 17 after receiving numerous reports that died. She told SNO in an exclusive interview that many people thought, after…

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Opposition raises concerns over agriculture legislation; minister defends government’s position

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Opposition members have raised concerns over the Agriculture and Fisheries Incentives Bill. Among the concerns raised by the opposition is a provision in the bill that indicates that there should be no cultivation of bananas, vegetables, food and root crops within 25 metres of waters in order to qualify for incentives. The opposition believes that the provision is unreasonable and will affect the operations of small-scale agriculture farmers across the island. Castries South-East Member of…

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Body still not identified, police asking for help

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Police have still not identified the body of a decomposing man which was discovered on the Marisule beach in Gros Islet on Tuesday, April 15 about 2 p.m. Police told reporters that the deceased, believed to be the body of a young male, was found covered by sheet by a female passerby. The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), in a statement released today, that it is appealing to persons who may be missing a…

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Digicel's Sergin John Baptiste (left) receiving certificate from Capella Marigot Bay General Manager Jeroen Quit.

Digicel sails away with Jazz on the Bay

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PRESS RELEASE – As the 23rd Annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival is set to officially begin, Digicel, platinum sponsors of this international event, is for third year supporting “Jazz on the Bay” — a two-day musical extravaganza which will celebrate the natural beauty of the unique cove, Marigot Bay St. Lucia. Marigot Bay, located on the western coast of Saint Lucia, was dubbed by American novelist James A. Michener as “The most beautiful…

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Villa St. Joseph gets a helping hand from LIME

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PRESS RELEASE – LIME has demonstrated its support for the work of Villa St Joseph with the gift of a communications package to help the Dennery institution continue its mission of assisting the elderly and the needy. Villa St. Joseph provides care and lodging to abandoned, sick and elderly citizens in the east coast village. The Dominican Sisters who run the home also minister to needy families in the village. LIME has provided the home…

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Industrial impasse at Tolyn Manufacturers

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PRESS RELEASE – Conciliatory discussions between the management of Tolyn Manufacturers Ltd. and the National Workers Union (NWU) began today, April 17 at the Department of Labour. The session, which was chaired by Acting Assistant Labour Commissioner Andrew Quashie, was an attempt at assisting the company and the NWU settle their industrial impasse. The meeting was quite productive with both sides reaching agreement on an element of retroactivity. The Union submitted its adjustment for the…

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Wellness Train impacts well over 1,000 children in Babonneau district

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A health promotional activity geared at raising awareness about the importance of healthy habits took place recently. The event, dubbed “The Wellness Train”, was organised by the Bureau of Health Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness. It involved a road show which went from school to school in the Babonneau district promoting healthy habits and practices under the theme “Loving Your Body Inside Out.” Local police along with the Ministry of…

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$16,800 paid out in Big 4 draw last evening

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PRESS RELEASE – Big 4 is delivering as promised: many winners, many betting options, more draws, and not forgetting,many convenient locations from which to play. Last weekend, Big 4 gave some easy scores to some lucky players. Backup, Inline and Pairs bets dominated the winnings on Friday and Saturday. Remember Big 4 is as easy as Lucky 3, just one more digit to play with. Big 4 is now part of our lunch-time draws. Now…

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