Education minister lauds Soufriere Comprehensive Drug Testing Programme

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    Education Minister Dr. Robert Lewis has lauded the principal and staff at the Soufriere Comprehensive for establishing a drug-testing programme at the school. The minister told the media that the ...
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      Sans Souci Bridge to be temporarily closed

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      PRESS RELEASE - The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport wishes to inform the motoring and general public that the Sans Souci Bridge will be ...

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      Terry Finisterre to act as press secretary

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      PRESS RELEASE - Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, Mrs. Jadia Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel will proceed on vacation leave, from December 1, 2014 to January 16, 2015. ...

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      PRESS RELEASE - This week the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) features an outstanding intern within its secretariat. Jamie Charmon started her ...

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    Government to re-draft VAT legislation

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    CMC – The St. Lucia government says it is in the process of re-drafting the Value added Tax (VAT) legislation that was introduced here in 2012. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, told Parliament that the re-draft would seek to deal with issues regarding the payment and collection of taxes. He was responding to a statement by former housing minister, Richard Frederick, that the government should consider that contracts handed out…

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    BREAKING NEWS: Former Senate President Hilford Deterville passes away

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      Former President of the St. Lucia Senate Hilford Deterville has passed away. Reports are that Deterville passed away in Canada this morning, due to an illness. Deterville served as President of the Senate from 1997 to 2003. He was also a former President of the Saint Lucia Bar Association and a former Electoral Commissioner.  


    Fire Service Association AGM further delayed

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    The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the St. Lucia Fire Service Association which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 26 was canceled due to failure to meet a quorum. Keys members of the St. Lucia Fire Service Association (SLFSA) did not turn up for the AGM nor were any of the association’s financial reports presented. As such, Acting Fire Chief Lambert Charles announced that the AGM will be pushed back to December 10….


    Increased ICT connection and productivity to foster better jobs and economic growth in Saint Lucia

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    PRESS RELEASE - Saint Lucia’s government reported today concrete advances in investment climate, connectivity, and productivity at the second accountability workshop of the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF). During the workshop, Government, private sector, civil society, youth and academia concluded that the country has made significant progress in meeting its commitments made at the start of the CGF. The St. Lucian GF chapter is coordinated by the Department of Planning & National Development of the Ministry of…


    CCC workers protest dismissal of colleague

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    Several workers attached to the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) are protesting a decision made by the council to dismiss one of their colleagues. The workers are simultaneously calling for the council to address other concerns. Reports are that a CCC employee was fired yesterday, for showing insubordination to the town clerk. Sources claim that the employee was advised not to park his vehicle in the CCC compound. He insisted that as an employee he should…


    New anthology dedicated to McDonald Dixon

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    GIS – The anthology commemorates Dixon’s 70th birthday, and his contribution to the arts. A new anthology of poems and art titled “Sent Lisi: Poems and Art of Saint Lucia” was launched on Monday at the National Cultural Centre. The anthology is dedicated to McDonald Dixon who celebrated his 70th birthday on Oct. 1. Known for his role is the banking and trade sectors, Dixon is also a playwright, director, poet, author, photographer and artist….

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    Students compete tomorrow for Sagicor Visionaries Challenge national title

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      PRESS RELEASE - Young visionaries from 17 of St. Lucia’s secondary schools will compete tomorrow in the national finals of the 2014 Sagicor Visionaries Challenge at the Derek Walcott Square, to see who will represent this country at the S.T.E.M. Ambassador Programme coming in July 2015 in Tampa, Florida. An overall Visionaries Challenge winner will be chosen in Tampa, and St. Lucian students have submitted thirty projects to face the judges. These will be on…

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    UWP against replicating St Jude’s management model at New National Hospital

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    The United Workers Party (UWP) has said that it will not support any move to statutorise the New National Hospital. This announcement was made today by Leader of the Opposition and UWP Deputy Leader Dr. Gale Rigobert. Dr. Rigobert said that the UWP was surprised to hear two weeks ago that a bill would have been presented to the House of Assembly, which aims to have the New National Hospital replicate the St. Jude Hospital…


    LIME no longer implementing paper bill fees

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    PRESS RELEASE - In response to customer feedback, LIME has decided not to implement the paper bill fees, as previously advised. Geraldine Pitt, LIME CEO, Southern Cluster, said, “I’m pleased to announce that we will continue free paper bills beyond January 1, for those who prefer this traditional method.” In a statement today, the CEO said, “LIME is a customer-focused company that listens to feedback and although a number of people are in favour of online…

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    Opposition leader support plans to establish embassy in Taiwan

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    Leader of the opposition Dr. Gale Rigobert has thrown her support behind plans to establish an embassy in Taiwan. Dr. Rigobert made this pronouncement, when asked to comment on the issue at a United Workers Party (UWP) press conference held today. The former international relations lecturer said, “Given the level of activity both in terms of education and cultural exchanges, and even economic activity between Taiwan and St Lucia, it does make good strategic sense…


    CARPHA trains lab personnel to better manage outbreak situations

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), recently hosted two workshops on shipping of infectious substances and biosafety practices in clinical laboratory. The workshops were geared at bolstering the region’s preparedness for Ebola and other high risk threats by strengthening the capabilities of member states to manage possible outbreak situations. The training workshops included 14 participants from 12 Caribbean countries. The “Infectious Shipping Training”…


    Work underway to fix potholes in Riverstone, Corinth

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    PRESS RELEASE – Residents of Riverstone, Corinth, and motorists using the Corinth (back) access route are ask to note that  the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport will commence potholing works in that area today, Nov. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. As a result, motorists and residents are advised that the road will be partially closed to accommodate the necessary works for the next five to eight days. The Ministry apologizes for…

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    Dierre Morne gets new two-lane bridge

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    PRESS RELEASE – Engineers say the bridge has sufficient hydraulic capacity to withstand a severe weather event. Prime Minister Hon Dr. Kenny D. Anthony will join the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport on Monday, Dec. 1, in officially opening the Dierre Morne Bridge, located in his constituency of Vieux Fort South. This comes just weeks after the Ministry officially opened the De Mailley Bridge in Vieux Fort north, which was badly damaged by Hurricane…


    Salvation Arm kicks off its 2014 Kettle Drive

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Salvation Army has launched its 2014 Kettle Drive. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle drive is an annual initiative of the Salvation Army aimed at fostering the giving spirit during the festive season. Each year the kettles are situated in populated locations throughout St. Lucia, and are characterised by the merry ringing of a bell to call attention to passers-by. Public donations and funds are collected in support of the Salvation Army’s…

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    Sammy stars as Titans stop Bravo’s Dolphins

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    Saint Lucia, Windward Islands and West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy scored 15 off five balls and claimed two wickets as the Titans scored a 19-run win over the Dolphins in the Ram Slam T20 challenge in South Africa on Wednesday. Sammy helped close off the Titans innings in fine style with two big sixes as his team recovered from a shaky start to post a challenging 176 for 7 off their 20 overs. Early on…


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