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40TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES TO BEGIN ON INDEPENDENCE EVE

On Thursday February 21st – the eve of Saint Lucia’s 40th anniversary of Independence, the city of Castries will be abuzz with cultural displays and exhibitions. Two event sites are being prepared to host the displays. The events will officially kick off year-long celebrations.

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GROS ISLET COUNCIL WANTS COCONUT VENDORS TO GIVE NEW SITE A CHANCE

Gros-Islet town Mayor James Edwin says the relocated Rodney Bay vendors have reportedly continued to stay away from the new vending site at Bois D’orange, Gros-Islet, made available to them by the Gros-Islet Constituency Council. Mayor Edwin is not buying the vendor’s claims that their profits would be affected by …

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VIEUX FORT RESIDENT LOSES EYE AFTER SHOOTING

A 20-year-old Bruceville resident identified as Miguel Soomer was shot in the face on the morning of January 28th. The gunman, the victim says is known to him. Family members fear Soomer may lose his eyesight. The alleged gunman they say is the victim’s cousin.

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MR & MS LABORIE PAGEANT A SUCCESS

Laborie Primary School’s Independence pageant went off without a hitch on Saturday January 26th. Eight contestants demonstrated their talents in music and theater, as they vied for the Mr and Miss Laborie Primary School Independence title.  

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CARICOM HEADS MEET UN SECRETARY GENERAL ON VENEZUELA

As the crisis in Venezuela reaches a boiling point, Caribbean community heads of government held an emergency sit down with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday. It followed a joint communiqué issued by the Caricom secretariat on Friday, in which the leaders called for non-interference in the internal …

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2019 LINE UP FOR SOLEIL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

England’s UB40 pop and reggae super group, American R&B singers Ginuwine and Mya are just a few of the internationally known entertainers set to headline the 2019 instalment of the Saint Lucia Soleil Summer Festival. Sponsors and media partners got a first-hand look of what’s to come at the January …

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DID POLICE LOSE A HANDCUFFED SUSPECT?

Police officers have so far failed to recapture a suspect arrested on Peynier Street in the capital on January 29 after he gave them the slip while being escorted to a nearby police station. Despite giving chase and even discharging live ammunition rounds amid a bustling inner-city commute, their man …

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ST LUCIA WINS BEST CARIBBEAN HONEYMOON DESTINATION AGAIN

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is celebrating Saint Lucia’s tenth win as the ‘Caribbean’s leading honeymoon destination.’ The 26th annual World Travel Awards were held in Jamaica on January, 28, 2019. Saint Lucia has won this award ten times, with the most recent honour in 2018.

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