With three weeks left before Christmas Day, a family of four will be without a home and livelihood. A house, made mainly out of wood, and its adjoining business ...
Thirteen-year-old Monique Gerson has not returned home but her Facebook status is still being updated, according to her mother. “No one has seen her but I ...
The St. Lucia National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) hosted its inaugural meeting on October 18. The aim of the council is to identify the key ...
Crossing the finish line in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia this morning at 10:10:10 UTC (06:10:10 Local time) Max Klink’s Knierim 65 Caro has earned a place in the ...
The celebrations for International Volunteer Day formed part of St Lucia’s Volunteer Week activities. Minister for Social Transformation and Community Development Harold Dalson, and permanent secretaries from the ministries of youth development, social transformation and finance, were happy to celebrate with volunteers from across St Lucia. The day was observed with the hoisting of the newly commissioned Volunteer St Lucia Flag at Government House. “Volunteers are heroes, selfless givers who do not expect monetary gain,” the…FULL STORY
The Saint Lucia Labour Party says it is saddened by news of the death of Oliver Scott Sr, who passed away yesterday following a short illness. “Scott, whose entire life was grounded in the service of others whether as a trade unionist, choir member, free mason or just plain citizen, was a vocal and longstanding member of the Labour Party which he always regarded as the best hope for our country. He was a selfless…FULL STORY
November 25, 2013 was designated as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women and girls. Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon exhorted everyone to “break the silence”. “When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act,” he said. However, since the 25th, we in the Caribbean region have witnessed an upsurge of violent acts of abuse against women and children, mainly in domestic contexts. In many Caribbean…FULL STORY
The Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries in collaboration with the Argentinean Ministry of Tourism has organised an intensive Spanish training programme for persons employed within the maritime sector. The programme comes on the heels of a visit to Argentina by Maritime Consultant Cuthbert Didier where talks were held regarding an international bilateral cooperation project between Argentina and Saint Lucia, with specific reference to the development of nautical tourism in Saint Lucia. The main…FULL STORY
The Commercial Basketball League will crown a champion this weekend with the semi-finals on Friday, followed by the championship game on Saturday at the Beausejour Indoor Facility. Four teams have booked their place in the semi-finals set for Friday — Royal St. Lucia Police Force, Scotia Bank, St. Lucia Fire Service and Renwick and Company. On Wednesday, in the last qualification round games played, Renwick made it through as the second seed in Group A…FULL STORY
Bethel Tabernacle will have its Praise March 2013 on December 13. Bethel says the city of Castries will experience an event like never before as Christians march for “Repossessing the land for the Kingdom” and a “Rebirth of the nation”, which are the themes for the Praise March. “This is the vision of Bishop Emmanuel McLorren of the Bethel Tabernacle Church. This man of God for many years has preached, prayed and declared a turnaround…FULL STORY
The Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) is deeply concerned about what it terms the bleakest holiday season in the history of the island and has urged the Saint Lucian Diaspora to do a little more for their relatives and friends this Christmas. According to the LPM, “While some may seek to mask their shame by giving the impression that they are not hurting; the same can’t be said for the vast majority of Saint Lucians back…FULL STORY
Photo depicts sunset over the fisheries in Vieux-Fort. Photo taken by Winnie Photographers – novice, amateur or professional – in Saint Lucia are asked to submit photos, photographer credit and caption to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration for the Photo of the Day feature, daily on stlucianewsonline.com and our Facebook page. Submissions can be accompanied by a brief profile and contact information of the photographer. Submissions will be published in the order they were received. Photos must…FULL STORY
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport (MIPSAT) has noted the increasing trend of road fatalities on Saint Lucia’s roads over the past few years. To date, despite repeated calls for caution and safety, 22 lives have been tragically lost in 2013, the ministry said. As such, the ministry has called for a meeting to be chaired by Phillip J Pierre, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport with the…FULL STORY
Police officers attached to the Dennery Police Station conducted an eradication exercise at Louvert, Dennery yesterday. During the exercise, the officers uprooted 6,209 marijuana plants and confiscated approximately 21 lbs of dry cannabis. James Bernard, a 47 year old resident of Aux Lyon, Dennery was arrested and charged for the offences of possession and cultivation of a controlled drug. Bernard appeared before the Second District Court in Vieux Fort today where he pleaded guilty to…FULL STORY
LIAT Cargo and Quikpak Services are redoubling efforts this holiday season to move extra bags and packages throughout the airline’s Caribbean-wide network. LIAT’s Executive Manager of Cargo and Quikpak Wilbur Edwards announced that the cargo and Quikpak division was already accepting and delivering extra bags, packages, presents and other personal items to LIAT’s many destinations. “Just take your excess bags to the nearest airport location, where our staff will help you with the process and…FULL STORY
As part of the Government of Saint Lucia’s impetus for strengthened critical infrastructure on island, the Marchand Community Centre has been launched as a pilot project for the design and implementation of appropriate interventions for mitigation and adaption to climate change and the associated effects of intensified wind speeds from hurricanes. The building which previously housed the community health centre had multiple uses before being renovated and retrofitted under the Special Programme on Adaptation to…FULL STORY
The National Volunteer Programme – Office of the Prime Minister and The Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment is celebrating Volunteer Week in Saint Lucia from December 1 to 7. Special attention is being given to registration of new persons into the volunteer programme. “Let’s all encourage someone to help create positive impacts on the lives of others by becoming a volunteer today. These individuals can call, walk in or email to…FULL STORY
The protection of Saint Lucian citizens, visitors and the environment from the harmful effects of toxic Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) continues to receive top priority on the national agenda. As such the National Ozone Unit in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology is intensifying inspections of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), refrigerants and their products weekly until the end of the festive season. These inspections take place at the sea ports of entry…FULL STORY
Digicel for the past few weeks has been rewarding all customers with fantastic giveaways and cash prizes. With the introduction of yet another innovative text to win promotion, one lucky Digicel customer will this month win $2,000 cash plus a gift valued at $500 to brighten a child’s Christmas. The lucky customer will be required to choose a child of their choice to surprise with a Christmas gift. Customers can avail of the prizes by…FULL STORY
Switch to our mobile site