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Transport Division to Observe Road Safety Month in November

The Transport Division in the Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation will convene a meeting to discuss Road Safety Month initiatives. As is customary, the month of November is observed as Road Safety Month in Saint Lucia. According to the World Health Organization, the issue of road safety …

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ECSC Chief Justice address state of judiciary

GIS – THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT SPEAKS ON THE IMPACT OF RECENT HURRICANES ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), Her Ladyship, Hon. Dame Janice M. Pereira, in a televised address on the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria on the member states …

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Grenadian National Charged in Keith Smith Homicide

Anthony Dominique, a Grenadian national residing in Saint Lucia, was charged on October 24 with murder in connection with the stabbing death of 29 year old Keith Smith. Homicide investigators believe Smith was allegedly stabbed by Dominique during a violent scuffle near West Hall Group off Clarke Street, Vieux Fort on …

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HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER TOURS SOUFRIERE FIRE STATION

Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Senator Hermingild Francis has re-affirmed government’s commitment to improving working conditions for fire officers and other uniformed officers serving the state. He toured the Soufriere Fire Service, which underwent major refurbishments.

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PETERS DISPUTES MINISTER’S CLAIMS OF ENGINEERS REQUEST

The Chairman of the Engineers Registration Board and member of the Association of Professional Engineers has emphatically denied requesting that the bodies participate in a review of the current St. Jude re-construction project. This comes one day after the claim was made by Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph.

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CELEBRATING CUBAN CULTURE DAY 2017

The South Committee of the Humanistic Solidarity Association paid host to the Cuban Ambassador Jorge Soberon at a special event in Vieux-Fort. The activity was intended to celebrate Cuban culture day and strengthen ties between Saint Lucia and Cuba.

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FRC PAYS TRIBUTE TO SIR DUNSTAN ST. OMER

The Monsignor Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre brought together members of the artistic community, family and friends of the late Sir Dunstan St. Omer this week, to pay tribute to the artist and muralist. Sir Dunstan would have celebrated his 90th birthday on October 24th, and the organizers held a …

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SLP POURS COLD WATER ON TALK OF ECONOMIC TURNAROUND

Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre says the economic growth boasted by the current UWP government can be attributed to projects initiated by the previous SLP Administration. Last week, the Minister in the Ministry of Finance Dr. Ubaldus Raymond claimed that the increase in sales for the period January to June …

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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS 14TH ROAD FATALITY OF 2017

A 25-year-old Vieux Fort man lost his life in the first of two vehicular collisions in the southern town in less than 24 hours. In a second accident, a middle-aged woman was struck by a bus on a pedestrian crossing on October 24. Residents are calling for greater care and …

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LIAT Revenue expected to take US$13.25mn Noes Dive

Regional airline LIAT is expected to end the year with a loss of US$13.25 million as a result of the impact of extreme weather during this hurricane season. As a result, the shareholder governments of the cash-strapped carrier have secured a US$7 million loan to help the airline cope. Prime …

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15 Martinique Professionals Engaged in Local Training Program

BUSINESSES IN SAINT-LUCIA AND MARTINIQUE STRENGTHEN TIES BETWEEN THE OECS MEMBER STATES. Fifteen professionals from Martinique are starting an innovative training program in Saint Lucia. They will be immersed into 11 local companies. This program is being implemented for the first time between the two OECS member states and is being coordinated by the …

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