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ECCO To Distribute Royalties To Artists

This year, the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for music rights (ECCO) is making its latest royalty payments to the tune of nearly one million dollars. The payments are derived from live performances, broadcasting, and internet sources for last year. The first distribution of $460,000 was made on Wednesday July 12th …

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Cops Helping Cops

Police continue to respond to the call for assistance from colleagues in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force [RSLPF]. The southern division of the Special Services Unit [SSU] on July 13th made monetary donations to retired RSLPF servicemen and women. The funds were raised through various charity efforts spearheaded by …

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Private Sector Lobby Calls for “Time Off” for Carnival

TIME OFF FOR CARNIVAL The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture wishes to remind its members that Carnival Monday and Tuesday are not Public or Commercial Holidays. Yet, we suggest to members and the wider business community that in the spirit of Carnival and as has been the …

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College Readiness Symposium 2017

The Department of Education, Innovation & Gender Relations is embarking on a new initiative called the College Readiness Symposium.  The objective of this initiative is to enable nationals to make a smooth transition to institutions of higher learning by helping them make the best decisions during their journey for ongoing …

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Chamber SME “Finance Buzz”

On July 25th 2017 at the Finance Administration Center in Point Seraphine the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture will host its SME Finance Buzz. This is a Member, purpose built event, designed to specifically help the Chamber better understand the needs of its members in the area …

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Chamber Gets Down to Business

“Getting Down to Business” is the new initiative of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for its members. The program seeks to bring Chamber members together to find novel approaches to resolving issues affecting them. By partnering with key government agencies the Chamber will hope to: ·         …

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Police Seeks To Allay Fears After 31st Homicide

As reported, Saint Lucia’s homicide count for 2017 now equals 2016’s total. High-ranking members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force confirmed this during a press conference on Wednesday. Dead is 32-year-old Plateau/Babonneau resident Charles Justin.

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Jimmy Henry Resigns As Government Minister

Jimmy Henry is no longer a member of the cabinet of ministers of the Allen Chastanet – led UWP administration. The minister in the ministry of agriculture formally resigned from the government almost one week after talk show host Richard Frederick first reported on his impending departure. While the minister …

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CAL Passenger Recounts Emergency Landing Experience

A Caribbean Airlines Flight bound for the George F.L Charles airport, made an emergency landing at the Hewanorra international airport on Sunday July 9th, after the pilot alerted authorities of an engine fire. HTS Newsforce spoke to one of the passengers on board that flight. While Franklyn Edgar praised the …

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Another OKEU Update

Economic development minister guy joseph says issues with the laundry and the cafeteria are delaying the opening of the Owen King Hospital. At the latest weekly pre-cabinet media briefing, Joseph stated that while legal constraints have postponed the opening, certain individuals are also to blame for the delays.

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