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Starkey Hearing Foundation targets Saint Lucia

PRESS RELEASE – On the 8th of May 2017, The Ministry of Health welcomed a group of representatives from the Starkey Hearing Foundation to Saint Lucia. The  foundation was founded by William Austin in 1984 with the objective of  providing the gift of hearing to those most in need. Meanwhile, …

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2017 Appropriation Debate Ends Abruptly

Debate on the 2017/2018 Appropriation bill ended abruptly on Thursday evening. In a stunning turn of events, the Prime Minister and Micoud South MP, Allen Chastanet stood up and asked that the House stand adjourned until June 20th 2017. The move followed the contribution to the debate by Castries South …

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Chemico Falls Victim To Cheque Fraud

A local businessman is sounding the alarm after receiving a fraudulent cheque from a group of individuals. Mr. Thomas Roserie is the managing director of the Vieux Fort based chemical manufacturing & investment company ltd. (Chemico).

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PM Touts New Job Numbers

Members of parliament are welcoming the latest employment figures, which indicate that joblessness fell by 1.5% in the first quarter of 2017. January to march figures put unemployment at 20.1%. The prime minister says it is good news, but not good enough. The opposition leader agrees, but says he remains …

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Myers Weighs-In On 2017 Budget Policy Address

A local chartered accountant is not surprised by the government’s policies for the 2017/2018 fiscal year. On Tuesday, Prime Minister and minister for finance honourable Allen Chastanet presented his maiden budget to parliament, under the theme, ‘building a new Saint Lucia.’ The 1.5 billion dollar estimates promised development based on …

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PM Confirms Increase In Budget For Carnival

As confirmed by the hts e-poll, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced that more money will be allocated for this year’s carnival. According to Chastanet, his government will be working on revamping Saint Lucia’s two major festivals; Jounen Kweyol and carnival. Chastanet revealed that over 3 million has been set aside …

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Bisee House Destroyed By Fire

Fire destroyed a wooden house at Bisee noon Thursday. According to preliminary reports, neighbors heard a noise before seeing smoke emanating a structure in proximity to the headquarters National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO). The Saint Lucia Fire Service dispatched to two fire trucks to the scene but despite the efforts …

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UWI/NEMO Art Illumination Contest

The national emergency management organization (NEMO) in partnership with the university of the West Indies Seismic Research Center (UWI-SRC) and the Soufriere regional development foundation (SRDF) organized an art illustration competition last year, as part of the celebrations for earth science week held under the theme “our shared Geoheritage.” On …

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Carilec Sets Stage For Major Regional Conference

The Caribbean electric utility services corporation (Carilec) in collaboration with Saint Lucia electricity services limited (Lucelec) is gearing up for its annual chief executive conference in May. It brings together experience and expertise on range of issues in the electricity sector. The seminar will explore ways to use technology and …

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Fire Flattens Bisee Home

A midday fire completely destroyed a wood structure at Bisee, Castries on May 11th. Two fire appliances responded to the emergency. The engulfed home was empty at the time of the blaze. Authorities are seeking the assistance of the residents of the now flattened dwelling house. Listen below. No injuries …

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Vehicle Capsizes in Saphhire

Choiseul resident Dave Charles on May 9th was traveling via motor vehicle (PD8578) along the Laborie – Vieux-Fort thoroughfare between 2 and 3pm when he encountered difficulty.   Charles along with two other passengers sustained injuries from the auto crash when the vehicle capsized. First responders reportedly had to extricate Dave Charles …

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Businessman Victim of Fraudulent Cheques

Thomas Roserie, managing director of Chemical Manufacturing and Investment Company Ltd [CHEMICO], has urged local business owners to be on the lookout for fraudulent cheques in circulation. Roserie visited the studios of HTS News4orce on May 11th, one day after a CHEMICO employee was allegedly paid by a customer via …

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UWP Gov’t highlights 42 “Major things”

Press Release: The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has outlined 42 “major things” done by the Allen Chastanet-led Administration since assuming office 11 months ago. The list was published on the OPM’s official Facebook page around midday today, May 11. 1)Reduced Unemployment to 20.1% 2)Secured exports for Bananas to England …

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CSA Monitoring RSL Situation

Meanwhile, the Saint Lucia Civil Service Association is closely monitoring the developments with radio Saint Lucia. During his maiden budget address delivered on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced that the state owned radio station would be shut down. Prime Minister Chastanet indicated that the cash strapped RSL’s functions …

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