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French Guiana in St. Lucia to Celebrate La Rose

A Group from French Guiana, Cayenne is in Saint Lucia to celebrate the island’s indigenous Flower festival, La Rose. The La Rose festival or the Feast of Saint Rose de Lima is observed annually on August 30th where singing societies pay tribute to the flower. This year, festivities comprise two …

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Creole Dancing & Local Teas for 2017 Arts & Heritage Month

Local tea sampling will be one of the new additions to the observance of one of Saint Lucia’s biggest cultural festivals, Jounen Kweyol. The month of October, which celebrates Kweyol culture, is expected to be packed with a number of activities. Preparations are underway for Jounen Kweyol, which will be …

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LPM Urges Gros-Islet MP to Address Cemetery Overcrowding

Press Release:-With time running out to identify new burial plots at the existing Gros Islet Cemetery, where it is increasingly difficult for the people of Gros Islet to bury their dead with dignity, Therold Prudent, the leader of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM), is calling upon Lenard Montoute, the parliamentary …

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Police Warn Against Social Media Prank

Local law enforcement officers are warning young people to refrain from engaging in the latest social media prank, which they say is tantamount to stealing. The videos show a young person entering a business place, picking up items and walking out of a store without paying for them. The police …

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SLTB Hosts Annual Marketing Meeting

Meanwhile, the St. Lucia tourist board (SLTB) is hosting its annual round of marketing meetings this week. The sessions are taking place at the bay gardens beach resort and spa. Association officials are hearing from marketing representatives across the globe, on how they plan to promote Saint Lucia and complement …

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SLHTA President Denounces Crime Against Visitors

The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) president says visitor safety is a priority for the association. Sanovnik Destang’s comments follow a report that has gone viral, featuring three British victims of violent crime in Saint Lucia, and their frustrating quest for justice. Destang says the United Kingdom is …

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Elderly Couple Gets Legal Redress(Update)

Local law enforcement officers are warning young people to refrain from engaging in the latest social media prank, which they say is tantamount to stealing. The videos show a young person entering a business place, picking up items and walking out of a store without paying for them. The police …

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SLASPA REQUESTED TO PAY MILLIONS TO THE IFC

The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority [SLASPA] is reportedly on the hook for more than US $1million after pulling out of contractual arrangements with the International Finance Corporation [IFC] . Plans to redevelop the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux-Fort have been on the table for more than a …

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Saint Lucia Tourist Board Hosts annual Marketing Meeting Thursday

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board will hold its annual marketing meeting today. The objective of the meeting is to update local tourism industry partners on Saint Lucia’s marketing activities and plans for the year ahead. Representatives from the UK, US, Canada and Germany will deliver presentations on their current marketing …

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NWU Update On VH Sterilizing Unit

All is well once again at the sterilization unit of St. Lucia’s primary medical institution. Operations returned to normal on Tuesday following an industrial relations incident on Monday.

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SLASPA Meets Insurance Council

The Saint Lucia Air and Seaports Authority (SLASPA) is striving to protect marine assets, with special focus on commercial vessel insurance coverage. On Tuesday, officials of SLASPA’s maritime division met with representatives of the insurance council of St. Lucia to discuss issues including liability, medical, cargo and freight coverage.

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UWI Open Campus Hosts Orientation 2017

Ahead of the 2017 academic year, the university of the West Indies Open Campus Saint Lucia is ensuring that its latest cohort of students is ready to take on the rigors of higher education. This week, campus officials held their 2017 orientation exercise for students. As they welcomed the news …

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SLWCU Scholarship Presentation

The Saint Lucia Workers’ Credit Union (SLWCU) this week awarded children of members with scholarships and bursaries. On Monday, the top performers at the 2017 common entrance examinations who are beneficiaries were recognized at a special ceremony.

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