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Plans Underway for St Jude Hospital Fundraising Bazaar this Sunday

Press Release April 28th: Hundreds of St Lucians are expectedly to converge on Vieux Fort on Sunday for a grand fundraising Bazaar hosted by St Jude Hospital; the main healthcare institution serving the south of the island. Organizers say plans for the event, scheduled for the George Odlum Stadium, are …

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Baby succumbs to injuries from La Croix house fire

A 10 month old twin boy and girl were admitted at hospital on April 27th after sustaining burns from a house fire at La Croix Maingot. The wooden structure was completely flattened. HTS News4orce can confirm the male twin succumbed  at the Victoria Hospital on April 28th. The father of the …

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Parliament stalls without Deputy Speaker

During the second day of debate on the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure at Parliament April 27th, House Speaker Leonne Theodore-John required a brief time out. It was minutes before 11 p.m when the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet rose to ask for a [temporary] suspension of proceedings. Member of Parliament …

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Fire Service Responds to Minor Oil Slick

A truck hauling a Rubis fuel tanker along Jeremy Street in Castries mid-morning April 28th apparently encountered mechanical difficulty that caused the fuel tank to detach.  The malfunction caused a minor oil slick. The Saint Lucia Fire Service was called in to contain the spill. The incident caused a temporary …

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THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR IS TO UNVEIL THE FINAL DRAFT OF A NATIONAL POLICY ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH FOR SAINT LUCIA

Press Release: DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE, PORTS, ENERGY AND LABOUR April 28th 2017 – THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR IS TO UNVEIL THE FINAL DRAFT OF A NATIONAL POLICY ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH FOR SAINT LUCIA, DURING A ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH 2017.  THE WORKSHOP, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FINANCIAL CENTRE …

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection hosts border security professional exchange

Press Release April 28, 2017: U.S. Customs and Border Protection hosts border security professional exchange. On April 25-27, United States Customs and Border Protection hosted a Border Security Professional Exchange with CARICOM Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) member states and regional partners focused on issues of mutual concern related to border …

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Suspect Charged in Trois Piton Homicide

Police have charged 39-year old Wayne Janvier, a Trois Piton resident, in connection with the death of 59-year old Leonard Felicien. Felicien also a Trois Piton resident, sustained fatal stab wounds on April 22nd, 2017 during a violent altercation. Leonard Felicien is the 21st homicide victim in 2017.

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Has Winfresh Ltd Gone Bananas?

Mon Repos banana farmers want answers from Winfresh Ltd who is allegedly rejecting their produce. Joshua Surage and Vincent Norbert own and operate [respective] medium scale banana plantations at Fond Estate, Mon Repos [Quarter of Micoud]. Over 20 people are employed between them. Of late, the farmers claim Saint Lucia’s …

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PM says Tulsie ‘under achieved’ at SLNT

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet expressed to HTS News4orce on April 27th his disapproval of the management of the Saint Lucia National Trust [SLNT] led by director Bishnu Tulsie. SLNT director Tulsie has publicly denounced investment proposals facilitated by the Allen Chastanet Administration at two key heritage sites currently managed by …

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PM On 2018 Budgetary Allocations

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Wednesday defended his administration’s 2017/2018 budget stating that the finances are needed to enhance healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture and education. On Wednesday; April 26th, Chastanet presented the estimates of expenditure of 1.513 billion dollars. According to Chastanet, the former labor administration disguised Saint Lucia’s bad financial …

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