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TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW ELECTRICITY SYSTEM UPDATE #1

The main electricity infrastructure held up fairly well during Tropical Storm Matthew. Apart from the Union Substation which suffered some minimal flooding, the Cul De Sac Power Station and the remaining substations (Cul De Sac, Soufriere, Vieux Fort, Praslin, Castries, Reduit) all came through the weather system intact. Several parts …

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Medical facilities remain operational despite Tropical Storm Matthew

Saint Lucia is experiencing the affects from Tropical Storm Matthew.  As associated downpours and thunderstorms from the weather system continues over the next 24 hours, the Min. of Health is giving assurances that contingencies are in place to keep medical services operational. ”The Ministry of Health has been working with the various heads …

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Last dash for food supplies

Local supermarkets and businesses stopped operations before midday [Wednesday] following the ongoing Tropical Storm warning on Saint Lucia. The forecast has flooded supermarket aisles with shoppers hoping to grab emergency food supplies. Gas station queues have also caused some traffic snarls along a few thoroughfares over the last 24 hours. …

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Roseau road accident cuts power along westcoast

One motor vehicle accident along the Roseau thoroughfare cut the power to three major west-coast communities. Residents and businesses across Anse-la-Raye, Canaries and, Soufriere were [reportedly] without electricity when a vehicle veered off the road and into a utility pole just before 8am Sept. 27th. The impact downed the utility …

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M& C WORKERS HELP WARD OFF HUNGER AT SCHOOLS

Keep Kids in School was formed by a group of managers from M & C group of companies to help curb the issue of school dropouts and absenteeism because of hunger. Given the current state of economy; the group is aware of the financial difficulties/challenges encountered by parents at the …

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Saint Lucian Racing Team to Participate in ARC 2016

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) is the largest trans-ocean sailing event. Each November; over 200 yachts set off from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and cross the Atlantic Ocean to Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia. The rally has 3 divisions; multi-hull; racing and cruising class. For the 1st time …

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School Of Ballet Searches For More Dancers

The Saint Lucia school of ballet is visited by dance teaching and examination boards annually. Although, the examiners are impressed with the level of instruction and techniques, they are troubled by a dip in participation.

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FRC Launches Creole Heritage Month

Creole heritage month was officially launched this past weekend at the folk research premises in Castries. The host communities held a mini-Jounen Kweyol celebration to wet the appetite of patrons ahead of the month-long observance.

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Courts Raises Funds To Fight Cerebral Palsy

Caribbean leading retailer Unicomer Courts is providing support to those afflicted with cerebral palsy. A percentage of sales from the company’s annual bedding promotion will go to the sure start preschool, which provides for young children with this condition. Courts has given the guarantee that a minimum $7,000 donation will …

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ECSC Chief Justice Wants Better Courtrooms

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court officially started the 2016/2017 law year on Tuesday September 20th, with its usual ceremonial opening in the form of a special sitting of the court. The national cultural centre was declared a court in order to host the opening. In her address, the court’s chief …

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SLP Calls For Mayers Appointment To Be Suspended

The opposition Saint Lucia labour party has called for a suspension of Guy Mayers’ diplomatic appointment until operation restore confidence and its subsequent fallout are resolved. But speaking to the press on Monday before his departure to the UN in New York, the prime minister rejected criticism of the appointment …

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