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    Senate president suggests returning firefighters should not be paid

    September 16, 2014 | Comments: 5
    President of the St. Lucia Senate Claudius Francis has suggested that firefighters, who participated in the recent strike action, should not be paid for the days spent away from work. Claudius ...
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      Fire destroys wooden structure at La Toc

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      A fire completely destroyed a wooden structure at La Toc, Castries Monday afternoon. Fire officials were summoned to the area at about 4 p.m. According to reports ...

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      Two charged for drug bust on boat

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      POLICE PRESS RELEASE - On Saturday, September 13, 2014, officers attached to the Marine Unit of the Southern Division intercepted a pirogue named “Jah walks on ...

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    Mr. Omari Frederick of the Bank of St. Lucia presents a check to Executive Director Hilary LaForce in support of FRC’s educational programmes.

    FRC’s Cultural Education Programme for students starts on Oct. 7

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    PRESS RELEASE - October is celebrated as Creole Heritage Month in Saint Lucia. The programmes and events for the month are largely organized by the Folk Research Centre in association with individuals, groups and communities. The climax of the month is the now-established Jounen Kweyol which takes place on Sunday October 26th. The event celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The main communities selected as the central venues for Jounen Kwéyòl 2014 are Monchy, Anse La…

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    Saint Lucia Football Association 2014 Super League Championships kicks off

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    PRESS RELEASE - The Saint Lucia Football Association’s Inter- District Super League 2014 Championship, kicked off this past weekend with Fourteen (14) district teams playing at seven venues in the four (4) Zones across the island. The following are the matches and results of the matches played this past weekend; Saturday 13th 2014 Roseau 0 – 5 Canaries Anse La Raye 2 – 0 Soufriere V. Fort North 2 – 1 Choiseul Desruisseaux 0 – 0…

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    Large marijuana plantation in Soufriere destroyed

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    POLICE PRESS RELEASE - Officers attached to the Drug Units of the northern and southern division conducted an eradication exercise on a Marijuana Plantation at Fond St. Jacques, Soufriere on Friday September 12, 2014. During the exercise, the officers uprooted and destroyed 13,971 fully grown Marijuana plants. This has been one of the single largest plantations destroyed in recent times. However, no one was arrested during the eradication.

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    LPM concern about low wages paid to security guards

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    PRESS RELEASE – If protecting property and lives is the rationale for posting security guards at both private and public businesses throughout the island, then the time has come to offer fair and adequate compensation to these individuals. This call comes from Melanius Alphonse of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM), who laments the extremely low wages paid to workers operating within the security industry. He adds that while the compensation offered to security guards lags…

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    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Large opossum caught

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    Kervin Isidore caught this large opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet. Isidore told SNO: “Saturday night (Sept.  6) at about 10 p.m. I caught it walking down on a lamp post line. I threw a stone at it and it fell then a friend who lives nearby came and hit it with a stick and I held it by the tail.” Isidore said an elderly man now has it “feeding”. Photographers – novice, amateur…

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    Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony during a sitting of the House of Assembly. * Photo credit: stluciaparliament.com

    Prime minister to seek guarantees for loans taken by the UWP

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    PRESS RELEASE – Infrastructure projects will be the focus of discussion when the House of Assembly convenes on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (tomorrow). Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, is expected to present a number of motions, seeking the authorization of Parliament to guarantee various sums for the resurfacing and rehabilitation of roads commissioned under the United Workers Party Administration, for which payments had…

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    Minister Fletcher’s statement on International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

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    Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On Background Every year, since 1994, countries around the world have marked the 16th of September as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer or Ozone Day. Ozone Day is a day set aside to recognize the importance of our atmosphere, and its fragile ozone layer, to our existence and to take stock of what we have done to protect it. Although we are not able…

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    Fire Service Association hopeful government will keep its promise

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    Members of the St. Lucia Fire Service Association (SLFSA) are hopeful that meetings with government to discuss issues affecting the fire service can be fruitful this time around, Chairman of the SLFSA Shane Felix has told St Lucia News Online (SNO). “It has been done before we met and agreed before, but this time we can only be hopeful that we will be able to make the sort of progress we have been seeking for…

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    Caribbean Wellness Day Activities

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    PRESS RELEASE – Caribbean Wellness Day was observed on Saturday 13th September, 2014 with a Health Fair organised in the town of Soufriere. Caribbean Wellness Week was borne out of a commitment by Caribbean Heads of Government to combat chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Every year from 2008, St. Lucia through the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations has observed Caribbean Wellness Day with various activities around the island geared at raising the…

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    St. Lucian author publishes first book

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    An American-based St. Lucian has produced a book of inspirational quotes titled “Making A Difference In Life”. Stanley Justin,  who was born and raised in Estangs, Soufriere and attended the Soufriere Comprehensive School, said his new book “will motivate you from where you once were to a new you”. In providing a synopsis of the book, Justin said often times people tend to believe that bettering themselves is creating a new person, but advised, “You…

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    Inter-Commercial House Domino Championship returns

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    PRESS RELEASE – Inter-Commercial House Dominos returns to the calendar of events for working persons being hosted by the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry & Agriculture. So far this year, there has been extremely successful Volleyball, Basketball and now Dominos will be added. Firms and Government Ministries wishing to participate in this stress relieving activity on an evening after can sign up by calling the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce to get registration forms….

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    St. Lucia to monitor imports of ozone-depleting substances

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology will be signing a Memorandum of Corporation (MOC) on the Establishment of an Illegal Trade Prevention Network for Ozone Depleting Substances in Saint Lucia. This important instrument will be signed on Wednesday September 16, 2014, between the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council, the Customs and Excise Department, the Marine Police Unit and the Ozone Unit of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science…

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    From left to right: Health Minister Alvina Reynolds and PAHO Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne.

    PAHO director on two-day visit here

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    PRESS RELEASE – Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Dr. Carissa F. Etienne arrived in St. Lucia on Sunday, September 14, for a two day official visit.  Dr. Etienne revealed that St. Lucia is the first OECS Island she has visited since her appointment as PAHO Director. Minister for Health, Wellness Human Services and Gender Relations, Hon. Alvina Reynolds was among the welcoming party at the airport to receive the PAHO director. Minister…

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    St Lucian sailors to participate in Guinness World Record event

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    PRESS RELEASE – A brand new global event is capturing the attention of sailors around the world, and St Lucia is no exception. The Bart’s Bash on September 21st is a global sailing race being organised for the first time by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which is being billed as “The biggest sailing race in the world – ever!” So what exactly is Bart’s Bash? On May 9th, 2013, Olympic sailing gold medalist Andrew…

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    Results in KFC Commercial Basketball League

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    PRESS RELEASE – A total of four games continued this past weekend at the Beausejour Indoor Facility in the KFC Commercial Basketball League. Action tipped off in Group A on Friday evening with Renwick edging past Sandals Trail Blazers 50 – 47.  A closely fought encounter throughout was secured at the free throw line when KFC Player of the Game Durocher Antoine sealed the victory with scores tied at 47 apiece. Durocher converted 1 of…

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