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SLP BIDS FARWELL TO JOHN ‘FOX’ BENJAMIN

As clichéd as it sounds, it is nonetheless the unadulterated truth; he was a soldier to the very end! It was Cicero who said that, “nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.” There were …

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Fond St. Jacques Residents Upbeat After Meeting with SRDF

Soufriere, St. Lucia – The Foundation held its third community consultation over the past few months on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, with residents of Fond St. Jacques. The meeting formed part of the organization’s sensitization policy by outlying its development plans and objectives for the year and operational overview for …

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OECS Announces 30 Under 30 Campaign Winners

OECS Media Release Thursday, May 25, 2017 — The OECS Commission is pleased to announce that after five months, and over one hundred applications from young business men and women throughout the region, the top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs have been chosen. The selected cohort represent a diverse cross section of …

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IRS Conducts Financial Investigative Techniques Course on Grenada

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Criminal Investigation hosted a financial investigative techniques workshop in Grenada from May 22-26 to assist police and financial intelligence units from across the Eastern Caribbean to better identify, assess and pursue financial investigations.  The training was conducted by the …

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Royal St. Lucia Police Band turns 70

PRESS RELEASE: Anniversaries are typically marked with reflection and expressions of immense gratitude. Whether celebrated in simplicity or in grand style, they provide an opportunity to show appreciation for achievements of the past while embracing promises and hopes of the future.  As the Royal Saint Lucia Police Band (RSLPB) marks …

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Shortlist of regional projects under consideration by European programme

PRESS RELEASE GOSIER, Guadeloupe — Following an initial evaluation process, a shortlist of several projects in partnership with Anguilla, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, along with a number of other Caribbean countries is due to be presented to the Interreg Caraïbes programme Selection Committee on May 30 …

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LIAT Pilot Strike Averted

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday May 25, 2017 – It was business as usual for LIAT’s operations across the region today after threatened strike action was averted at the 11th hour An emergency high level meeting in St John’s yesterday, involving Antigua and Barbuda’s Labour Minister Steadroy Benjamin, the airline’s management, the …

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‘Above Average’ Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected

The Atlantic ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11-17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, US forecasters said Thursday. The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean-warming trend that tends to reduce the likelihood of hurricanes, is a major reason for the expected rise …

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Rick Wayne in the Laureate’s Chair

Press Release:May is coming to a close but not before Rick Wayne takes the Chair.  He will be the featured writer for the Saint Lucia Writers Forum’s regular month-end reading activity. He is one of the most requested writers that forum members are looking to welcoming and hopefully learn a …

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Official Police Statement On Fatal Shooting

Meanwhile police have released an official statement on the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old cacao man. Law enforcement officials say they received the distress call about the incident at green gold, Babonneau, about 8:20 pm Wednesday. A masked assailant shot Isidore while he sat in a car. He sustained two …

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Police High Command Conduct Jacmel Town Hall

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force says don’t be fooled, they have taken notice of the recent Re-surgence of gun-fire in the city. Moments after a 26-year-old Babonneau man became St. Lucia’s 25th homicide victim for 2017, acting police commissioner Milton Desir spoke to the media. Desir was in the …

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Castries Mayor Denounces Up Tick In Gun Violence

The Castries constituencies council is planning to provide further assistance to the police in quelling the up-tick in violent crime within its jurisdiction. This was announced by mayor Peterson Francis during a press conference held at the office of the mayor on Thursday.

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A Rare Glimpse At A Hermit Priest

The mount of prayer at Coubaril is home to a monastic hermit. ‘hermit’ is a term used to describe someone who ‘leaves’ the world and all its offerings behind, to live a life dedicated to solitude and prayer. In this report, HTS New4orce gives you a rare glimpse into the …

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A First At The Mount Of Prayer At Coubaril

Mother Rosaria Joseph is the first Saint Lucian to be appointed abbess of the Benedictine nuns. The Choiseul native is now on a mission to assist a sister abbey in Zambia, hoping to bring relief that includes basic sanitation, security and medical supplies to a remote area in the East …

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