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Private Sector Lobby Recommends Time Off for Carnival

Press release: TIME OFF FOR CARNIVAL The Soufriere Events Committee will be hosting Soufriere Carnival 2017 under the theme “Rebirth: Awakening of the Lost Culture”.  Part of the schedule of activities includes the parade of the Band throughout the town circuit on Sunday June 25 and Monday June 26th, 2017. …

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SLP Meeting Postponed

NOTICE The Saint Lucia Labour Party informs the public that the National Public Meeting scheduled for Thursday June 22nd, 2017 at the Castries Market Steps has been postponed to Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at the same venue due to the Calypso Quarter Finals being held at the National Cultural Centre …

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Saint Lucian Detained in Belize on Drug Charges

Reports from Belize press indicate a June 13th police drug bust made aboard the Norwegian Escape docked at Harvest Caye in the Stann Creek District. According to Belize press, Norwegian Security Officers alerted the local Placencia police to a cabin occupied by Vincentian national Derson Frank who they suspected of …

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Tourism Numbers are Up

GIS:-Statistics Indicate that Saint Lucia’s Arrivals are Up by 33 Percent. Saint Lucia’s tourism industry is seeing encouraging growth according to recently released visitor arrival figures. At a June 19 press conference, the Minister for Tourism, Hon Dominic Fedee, along with the Executive Chairperson of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, …

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Prime Minister Chastanet Promotes OECS Integration

GIS:-Through Their Collective Efforts, Member States can Create an Environment Where Innovation can Flourish. Prime Minister Hon Allen Chastanet, Chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), has encouraged member states to continue striving toward the development of a single economic space. The prime minister spoke on the occasion …

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CATS program to protect Caribbean ecosystems

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is aiming to reduce pollution and restore the health of Caribbean ecosystems, under the Caribbean Aqua Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) Program. The program focuses on managing natural resources and building resilience to climate change. Lyndon Robertson, Head of CARPHA’s Environmental Health Department provided insight into …

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Suspected Homicide Victim Identified

The identification of the battered corpse found in a drain on June 21st has been identified by authorities. Ike Ephraim, believed to be in his late 20s, is the suspected homicide victim. Ehpraim’s last known residence was at Reduit, Gros – Islet. Ike Ephraim’s body was discovered inflicted with apparent …

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Update on Status of Forest Springs Packaged Water

PRESS RELEASE:-The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) wishes to advise the public of the re-emergence of Forest Springs Bottled Water on the market following implementation of corrective actions at the processing facility, extensive testing of the natural spring source and recently packaged product. The recent investigations and work done …

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Registration of Artiste for Power and Groovy Soca Monarch Competition

PRESS RELEASE:-Events Company of St. Lucia Inc. invites artistes to register for the 2017 National Groovy and Power Soca Monarch competitions. All interested persons are asked to collect registration forms at the CDF Office, Barnard Hill, Castries or download the form at the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival web site www.soleilsaintlucia.com. …

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Dead Body Found in Drain at Beausejour

A body was discovered motionless in a drain on June 21st in a community situated in the north of the island. The timing of the gory find has not been disclosed. The male corpse bore signs of apparent injury to the face and torso. The identity of the deceased has …

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The Laborie MP’s Lone House Debate

Laborie MP Alva Baptiste says the Allen Chastanet administration is not doing right by St. Lucia’s farmers, fishers or people of the south. In his presentation to the house on Tuesday June 20th, Baptiste rapped the government for pronouncements on the marketing board and fish marketing corporation. He said the …

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PM On Fate Of Marketing Board

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet disclosed that he was awaiting a report on the review of the Saint Lucia Fish Marketing and National Printing Corporation, to determine the future of the two entities. He was speaking at the pre-cabinet media conference on Monday. According to the prime minister, based on assessments, …

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Pierre On Meeting With PWA

Leader of the opposition, PHILIP J. PIERRE says his meeting with the police welfare association (PWA) was very good. President of the association, Travis Chicot revealed that the officers would be sitting down with the opposition leader, to discuss the IMPACS report, crime and promotions in the force. The force …

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National Carnival Queen Whistle Stop

The National Carnival Queen Pageant Committee is gearing up for the 2017 national queen pageant. Last weekend, the contestants participated in a whistle-stop through the city circuit, which came to a halt at the bay-walk mall in Rodney Bay.

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