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MYERS CALLS FOR CLARITY ON ST. JUDE PROBE

A local chartered accountant has called on the Economic Development Minister to provide clarity on statements made concerning the supposed legal action in the St. Jude debacle. During a November 27 pre-cabinet press briefing, Guy Joseph indicated that plans are afoot to serve legal papers on those found wanting in …

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REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR

The Infrastructure and Energy Departments this week looked at ways that Saint Lucia can reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector. A special symposium examined the purchase of fuel-efficient vehicles, and adopting rigid standards to cut emissions and bolster climate change mitigation efforts. The gathering was part of Energy Awareness …

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CHAMBER TO DISCUSS ARMED ROBBERIES WITH TOP COP

The spate of armed robberies of goods vehicles has caught the attention of the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce and the organization is not taking it lightly. The chamber will meet the High Command of the Police Force to hatch a plan to reduce the incidence of robbery.

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CHASTANET QUESTIONS ST. JUDE PROTEST MARCH MOTIVE

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has accused the opposition of creating propaganda to garner support for its cause in the St. Jude hospital matter. The government leader spoke to the media, November 29 on the sidelines of the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting.

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Festivals of Light rebranded as December Festivals  

The Festivals of Light is now officially the December Festivals. Confirmation of the long-term name change was made a press conference hosted by the Cultural Development Foundation on Wednesday. The briefing highlighted the calendar of activities, in the month of December 2017. The three main components are the festivals of …

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Suspected Suicide at L’Anse Road

On Monday November 27th, 2017, about 7:40 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a suspected suicide at L’Anse Road, Castries. Isiah Lewis, a twenty seven (27) year old resident of L’Anse Road, Castries, was found at his residence, by a family member, suspended …

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Fatal Accident along Bexon Highway

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Cecil Moise, consequent to a vehicular accident which occurred on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, about 9:55 p.m. along the Bexon Highway, Cul de Sac. Moise, a sixty eight (68) year old resident of Marc, Bexon, was commuting along the said highway, …

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PM Confirms Legal Action to be Pursued over St. Jude Audit

On November 29, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet revealed the $980,000 taxpayer funded technical audit on the long-delayed reconstruction of the St. Jude Hospital has been handed over to legal counsel and a forensic audit firm. Prime Minister Chastanet said his Cabinet is awaiting legal advice on pursuing who he described …

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Breast cancer dollar-for-dollar drive makes monitory contributions

(PRESS RELEASE) – A dollar-for-dollar drive was launched as part of the initiatives for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The aim was to encourage employees in various business enterprises to contribute one dollar towards the fight against breast cancer and the company would match every dollar given. The event …

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SLTA opens the tourist season with a powerful new marketing push

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has undertaken a revised marketing strategy in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Since the passing of the hurricanes, the Region has experienced a decline in holiday bookings and therefore the SLTA has been working fastidiously with the Caribbean Hotel …

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RUNNING IN HEELS

A publication celebrating the lives of women who have contributed to Saint Lucia’s political development was launched here on November 28. The book entitled “running in heels – women and politics in saint lucia 1961-2016”, examines the political experience of dozens of women in elective politics over the past 5 …

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SPORTS ADMINISTRATOR CALLS FOR ACTION AT DSNCG

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” That is the advice from a veteran cricket commentator and sports administrator who tells the authorities to think big and outside the box to finance the Daren Sammy National Cricket Ground. This comes amid news that the embattled sports facility owes hundreds of thousands in utility …

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