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VENEZUELA’S OUTGOING AMBASSADOR REFLECTS ON TENURE

Outgoing Venezuelan Ambassador Leiff Escalona is hoping that he ties between her country and Saint Lucia will stand the test of time. St. Lucia recently voted at the OAS to not recognize the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro’s second term in office, but says government will hold true to the …

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PM WELCOMES NEW CUBAN AMBASSADOR

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has welcomed Cuba’s new Ambassador to Saint Lucia. Alejandro Miran has replaced Jorge Soberon as Cuba’s top Diplomat in Saint Lucia. The Prime Minister is hoping that the two nations will continue educational, social, economic and cultural co-operation.  

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CARILEC UNVEILS STRATEGIC PLAN

The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) is reflecting on 30 years of service to the people of St. Lucia and the wider Caribbean. As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, the association of electric energy service providers has also taken the opportunity to announce its new strategic plan to …

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SHOOTING AT L’ANSE ROAD

Police were summoned this morning to L’anse Road, Castries, following reports by residents of a man wielding what was believed to be a gun. The man, who is suspected of being of unsound mind, did not respond to police orders and was shot.  

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MARY FRANCIS’ OFFICE BURGLARIZED AGAIN

The offices of human rights advocate and attorney at law, Mary Francis was once again, the apparent target of robbers on the weekend. The robbers were bent on destruction, tearing hard copies of some of Francis’ important documents and leaving with her invaluable computer containing much of her client information. …

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PAHO WORLD CANCER DAY 2019

Simple lifestyle changes can delay the onset and prevent cancer deaths in the region. Cancer deaths in the Caribbean are said to be too high and the Pan American Health Organisation On World Cancer Day 2019, is pushing the message that with early screening and lifestyle changes, the number of …

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SAINT LUCIA FISHERIES MARKETING CORPORATION SHUTS DOWN

After more than two decades, the Saint Lucia Fish Marketing Cooperation is shutting down. HTS News4orce understands employees were formally served notice of the closure and their termination via correspondence by SLFMC management. ‘Economic conditions’ has been cited as the caused for the shutdown.    

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VENEZUELA CRISIS DEEPENS

St. Lucia and the rest of the region keep a watchful eye on the ever-evolving crisis in Venezuela. This as the situation in the neighbouring South American country continues to deteriorate with each passing day. Most of the world’s most powerful nations have taken sides on the issue, with Russia, …

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NHC PUTS CDC TENANTS ON NOTICE TO PAY UP

Saint Lucia’s public housing regulator – The National Housing Corporation [NHC] intends to collect on all outstanding rent over the course of 2019. The NHC led by Chairman Timothy Mangal in a one on one News4orce interview placed CDC tenants on notice to either pay up or, face legal action. …

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