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LABORIE HOSTS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC WORKSHOP

Professional and amateur musicians came together in the community of Laborie, for the third installment of the Laborie steel pan and Brazilian percussion workshop.  The event is hosted by Labowie Productions and directed by world renowned pan players and composers.

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NO CONFIDENCE MOTION STILL IN PLAY

You may recall that in late 2018, the SLP made good on a promise to file a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.  That motion was formally handed in by opposition leader Philip J Pierre to the clerk of parliament on November 20th.  It’s January 2019 and members of …

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GAMERS PROTEST AT CAGE

Derniere Rivière, Dennery, residents converged at Cage’s main headquarters in Gros-Islet on Monday morning; demanding that the agent compensate them for monies won at a bar in the community. Over 11 residents say they won video lottery games at metro’s bar in December 2018; ranging from 300 to thousands of …

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SPECIAL FUND TO RESTORE AMBULANCE SERVICES TO CANARIES

Residents of Canaries and members of the UK Canaries Association are teaming up with the Ministry of Health and the Social Development Fund, to raise funds to restore ambulance services to the community. The Canaries ambulance fund is a project over three years in the making. The member of parliament …

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RELIEF BEGINS FOR SANITARY TRUCK DRIVERS

The St. Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority has reassured garbage truck drivers that they will see a significant improvement in the flow of traffic at Delgos sanitary landfill once works are completed. Last week; the drivers called on the authority to speed those works, amid lengthy waiting times and backed up …

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PRIME MINISTER’S MAIDEN NEW YEAR ADDRESS TO THE NATION

Since taking office in 2016, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet delivered his maiden New Year’s address in a nationally televised speech on January 13. In addition to touting the accomplishments of the United Workers Party administration, the Prime Minister’s 2019 agenda remains hinged on rolling out multimillion dollar capitol projects and …

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LA CLERY MINIBUS ASSOCIATION WANTS BUS DRIVERS VETTED

A representative of a local minibus association is calling for thorough vetting of minibus drivers. This week, cell phone footage of a squabble between a Gros Islet driver and a passenger went viral, and has since spawned memes and social media jokes.  But the vice president of the La Clery minibus …

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BCF ASSURES SAFETY OF JUVENILE DETAINEES

Officials at Saint Lucia’s main penal institution – the Bordelais Correctional Facility have sounded the alarm on what they say has been a steady increase in juvenile detainees. In a January 11 sit-down with News4orce, BCF deputy director Lenard Terrance explained the prison’s growing juvenile population has challenged capacity levels …

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