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PM Expresses Satisfaction With Soleil Jazz

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he is very excited about Soleil Saint Lucia Jazz. Speaking to the media on the final day of the festival on Sunday, the head of government said he was impressed with the level of production of this year’s showpiece. Notwithstanding concerns about the turnout, the …

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ECCO Foresees The Closure Of More Radio Stations

The general manager of the Eastern Caribbean collective organization for music rights, (ECCO), Steve Etienne foresees more radio stations going belly up in the near future, following news of plans to close down radio Saint Lucia. The state-owned radio station has racked up millions of dollars in debt and the …

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Protest By Driving School Association Avoided

The national association of driving schools [NADS] met with the minister for transport Guy Joseph on May 15th. The sit-down came three days after members issued notice of imminent protest action, if their concerns were not addressed by the authorities. Their grievances include the availability of examiners for practical tests, …

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Soleil Attendance Numbers ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Local Government Minister Senator Fortuna Belrose told HTS News4orce attendance at the inaugural Soleil Jazz event exceeded expectations. “…to date we have not been disappointed with what we have seen. I think it has met the expectations that we had. We now need to continue to strengthen and tie up …

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Soleil Jazz off to a ‘Good Start’

The curtains came down on the inaugural Soleil Jazz festival on May 14th after four days of musical concerts in the north of Saint Lucia. Soleil Jazz follows the discontinued Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival which ran for 25 years since 1991. The previous Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts …

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Family Recount Fatal Black Mallet Shooting

Kimbert Lynch of Black Mallet, Marchand reportedly died on the operating table at Victoria Hospital on May 14th. Lynch, according to police, sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso after being accosted by an unidentified gunman earlier that day. HTS News4orce got reaction from Kimbert Lynch’s uncle, Evitus Lynch. …

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SLP to Take to the Streets on Wednesday

National Protest March in Castries on Wednesday 17 May 2017 Press Release: We Must Heed the Danger Signals and Act Now!  The Saint Lucia Labour Party has sought and obtained Police permission to lead a peaceful national protest march in Castries on Wednesday 17th May 2017 from the Sab Playing …

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Gov’t Increases Constituency Office Allocation

GIS – The Hon Sarah Flood Beaubrun has applauded the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon Allen Chastanet for doubling the allocation given to constituency offices. The minister with responsibility for External Affairs said the move will benefit all, and thus, it is an action that all should be grateful …

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Ave Maria School Honors Teaching Moms

On May 12th, teaching mothers of the Ave Maria Infant School were paid special mother’s day tribute by students. A special ceremony was held at the school for teaching moms and auxiliary staff. Corporate sponsors donated various items to the Ave Maria School mother’s day tribute that included mobile phones, …

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New Fuel Tax to Fix Roads

GIS – Due to the global financial situation, the Government of Saint Lucia is structuring its policy to limit the number of loans taken to repair and rehabilitate the island’s road network. At the 2017 House meeting on the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Hon …

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CIBC donates to Salvation Army

PRESS RELEASE – Efforts by the Salvation Army to upgrade its pre-school and daycare program have received much needed support. Through the program, they have been making daycare and early childhood education accessible to three-month to five-year old children of families which cannot afford the cost of such a service. …

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Soleil Jazz Sizzles

PRESS RELEASE – Pigeon Island came alive on Saturday May 13 with a potpourri of French, Latin, Afro-Cuban and Hip Hop flavored jazz. It was the closest thing to a musical trip around the world in four hours. Bluemangò has appeared at St. Lucia Jazz several times before, but this …

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