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CAN SECURITY MINISTER, MISPA POST, HELP SAINT LUCIA?

Security Minister Hermangild Francis says his second-in-command position with a hemispheric grouping will help to advance St. Lucia’s position regarding the fallout from operation restore confidence. Minister Francis was recently elected as the first Vice Chair of the Ministers responsible for Public Security of the Americas and the Caribbean (MISPA). …

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BUSINESS OWNERS UNITE TAKE BACK CHAUSEE ROAD

A group of business people has joined forces with residents of Chausee Road in a bid to reclaim the community plagued by crime and violence. The initiative is intended to build trust and revive commercial activity in the area.

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Chausee Rd Business Owners to Reclaim Community

November 6 marked what inner-city residents and commercial enterprises hope is the beginning of the resurgence in commercial activity along one of the capital’s busiest streets. Business owners situated along the iconic Chausee Road have formed an association in an attempt to wrest the community from the stigma of criminal …

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Saint Lucia Delegation for 2017 World Youth Conference

PRESS RELEASE) – Three youth leaders will be representing Saint Lucia at the 2017 World Youth Conference scheduled for November 6-9 under the theme “Globally Running to 2030, Becoming Sustainably Strong”. The youth delegation includes Mr. Kelvin Antoine (former male Caricom Youth Ambassador), Ms. Ezbai Francis (current female Caricom Youth …

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Castries Mayor Gives Would-be ‘Assassin’, a New Lease on Life

On the sidelines of a community empowerment initiative in the capital on November 6, Mayor of Castries Peterson Francis told reporters that he hired a man who previously threatened to kill him. The identity of the alleged assassin was not disclosed during the off-the-cuff moment with the City Mayor however, …

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Saint Lucia Named in Revealing ‘Paradise Papers’ Leak

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday November 6, 2017 – As Caribbean countries continue their fight to throw off the tax haven label, some explosive information about the tax and financial affairs of people and companies who appeared to have invested or sheltered huge amounts of cash in offshore tax havens, including in the …

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Dept of Education Commends 3 Saint Lucian UWI Valedictorians

GIS – MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, DR. GALE RIGOBERT LAUDED THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF RHYESA JOSEPH, ZIA BARNARD, AND YENVER CAEZAR The Saint Lucia National Youth Council has commended three extraordinary Saint Lucian students who were selected as valedictorians at the University of the West Indies. Rhyesa Joseph of Vieux Fort was named …

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Gas Prices Remain at $12.75 for another 3 Weeks

GIS – THE PRICE CHANGES TAKE EFFECT ON NOV. 6 AND WILL BE NEXT ADJUSTED ON NOV. 27. In keeping with changes in international oil prices and government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail prices of diesel, LPG 20, 22 and 100 lb cylinders have been …

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5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Eastern Caribbean

(CMC) — A powerful 5.7 earthquake was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago and as far north as St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus says the quake was felt around 11:00 am, approximately 68 kilometres …

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SLBWA Gets $2500 from Babonneau Challenge Fun Walk Committee

PRESS RELEASE: The 2nd Annual Babonneau Challenge Fun Walk took place October 2nd 2017. Billed as one of the most challenging and exciting walks on island with a health fair component, part of the funds raised from this walk was to provide financial support to the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association. …

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Boisden Man Survives Forehead Stabbing

Shortly after 11:00 pm November 04 police responded to an assault in Boisden, Jacmel.  A man identified as  Lawrence James and another individual were involved in a physical altercation. James a Boisden resident, was allegedly stabbed to the forehead. Details on what led to the skirmish are unclear. The stabbing …

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