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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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Man Wounded In Bois D’orange Drive By Shooting

Authorities are investigating a drive-by shooting incident in Bois D’orange, Gros Islet, which left one man nursing a gunshot wound on Tuesday morning. According to initial reports, the victim was injured after assailants opened fire on him in close proximity to the gas station in Bois D Orange.

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PM Weighs-In On Crime Stats

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he is concerned about the level of crime and violence in the country. Speaking to reporters outside the house of assembly on Tuesday, the government leader said while some of his administration’s investments in improving the justice system are paying off, there is much work …

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Opposition Storms Out Of The House, Again

After over a month of anticipation for the continuation of the debate on the appropriation bill, the opposition staged yet another walk-out in protest over what they say is a breach in convention. Miguel Fevrier was seated in the front-row of the gallery in parliament and filed this report.

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Government of Saint Lucia to develop National Adaptation Plan

PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, Saint Lucia, June 20, 2017 – The Government of Saint Lucia is hosting a series of workshops to foster conversation about taking action on climate change issues on the island. The Government is currently developing a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to prepare the country for the impacts of …

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Opposition Justifies Latest Parliament Walk-Out

Following their walk-out of Parliament on June 20th, Leader of the Opposition Philip J. Pierre explained to the press that ‘broken convention’ was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back during the second sitting of the House on the Appropriations Bill debate. Leader of Government Business and Prime Minister …

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OECS to benefit from new public statistics database

Citizens of OECS Member States now have data at their fingertips with the launch of OECSInfo 2.0, a centralised database with regional social and economic statistics such as labour force indicators, population, education and inflation rates. OECSInfo 2.0, launched on June 13th 2017, was developed by the OECS Commission as an …

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LUCELEC and GRUPOTEC signs contract on solar farm

Press release: Today representatives from St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) and solar energy firm GRUPOTEC signed a contract to begin the engineering, procurement, and construction for a 3 megawatt (MW) solar farm, located north of the Hewanorra International Airport at La Tourney, Vieux Fort. When connected to the grid, …

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Opposition Staged Walk-Out of Parliament

The Opposition Members of Parliament walked out of the House of Assembly during the second sitting of the debate on the Appropriations Bill in what appeared to be protest against ‘broken convention’. The walk-out happened moments after the presentation by the Member for Laborie, the Hon. Alva Baptiste who spoke …

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Suspected Drive-by Shooting at Bois D’Orange

Major crimes in the police force is reportedly investigating a suspected drive-by shooting. Reportedly, between 8 a.m and 9 a.m June 20th, masked gunmen allegedly opened fire on a motorcyclist at Bois D’Orange, Gros – Islet. The alleged shooters alighted from what eyewitnesses say was a vehicle before speeding off …

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