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Book Launch of Collected Poems of John Robert Lee

Peepal Tree Press (UK), the Cultural Development Foundation and Mahanaim Publishing will host the launch of John Robert Lee’s Collected Poems 1975-2015. This takes place at the CDF Conference Room on Wednesday May 24th at 7.30 pm. In 2008, Peepal Tree had published Lee’s “elemental: new and selected poems.” Peepal …

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Sugar Beach Employee Awarded Royal Household Hospitality Scholarship

Royal Household Hospitality Scholarship The Office of the Governor General is pleased to announce that Mrs. Sema Flavien employed at Sugar Beach: A Viceroy Resort is the successful applicant from Saint Lucia to be awarded the Royal Household Hospitality Scholarship which was announced during His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales’ tour of the …

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Sandals Up For Sale?

Sandals Resorts International, a privately held Caribbean resort operator that caters to couples, is exploring strategic alternatives including a potential sale of the company, according to people familiar with the matter. A sale would mark the first change in ownership for the company since it was founded 36 years ago …

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Teddyson John grabs Nigerian Afrosoca nod

PRESS RELEASE – St. Lucia’s Teddyson John (TJ) continues to make global industry breakthroughs with yet another international music nomination. On Friday May 5th TJ received official news of his nomination for the 12th Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) under the ‘Afrosoca Artist Category’. The Nigerian Entertainment Awards is an annual …

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PM Chastanet Delivers Maiden Budget Policy Address

Prime Minister and minister for finance Allen Chastanet presented his maiden budget to parliament on May 9th, under the theme – “building a new Saint Lucia”. The 1.5 billion dollar estimates promised development based on an aggressive pro-growth plan. The prime minister unveiled an ambitious tourism programme promising multiple luxury …

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Leader Of Opposition Slams 2018 Budget

Debate on the 2017 Appropriation Bill commenced on Thursday with the usual partisan wrangling between the two main parties over St. Lucia’s massive debt and recurring deficits. The leader of the opposition argues that the budgetary plans outlined by the prime minister will be an unmitigated fiscal disaster for the …

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Blue Coral Jazz Begins On A High Note

This year’s Blue Coral Jazz event boasts an array of Saint Lucian artistes. Over the course of three days, the manager is encouraging music lovers to visit the blue coral mall to experience steel pan, local acts and special offers from the variety of stores.

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Traffic Cops Renew Calls For Road Safety

Over the past few months, St. Lucia has been inundated with road accidents resulting in permanent injuries, loss of lives and livelihoods. The traffic department is calling on motorists to practice road safety.

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What Of The Fate Of RSL Employees?

The minister responsible for broadcasting, Dominic Fedee has sought to provide further clarification following Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s announcement on the fate of radio St Lucia (RSL). During the budget presentation, the prime minister stated that the company currently known as RSL will be closed, and the relevant programs will …

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Stall Keeper Soufriere Launch

Author Dr. Anderson Reynolds in partnership with Jako productions held a book signing and launch for his award winning publication the “stall-keeper” in the town of Soufriere. The event, which was facilitated by the Soufriere regional development foundation, was held at the cool breeze conference room.

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Vieux Fort Family Pegs Hopes For Justice In Murder Case

A Vieux Fort family is hoping that recent achievements in the justice system will bring closure to grieving members in a reasonable time. The 52-year-old mother of 5 Vergil Roberts was brutally killed on March 8th. Her partner has been charged with murder. HTS News4orce spoke to her relatives outside …

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DSH Redraws Southern Causeway

Chairman of Desert Star Holdings Ltd, Teo Ah Khing on May 10th unveiled a different version of proposed plans for the construction of a man-made causeway off the south east coast near Vieux-Fort. The previous ‘Southern Causeway’ initially presented by DSH, linked the mainland to the protected Maria Islands. The DSH …

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Unemployment Dropped in 1st Quarter

The latest job numbers from the Central Statistics Department confirms national unemployment has declined. Between January and March of 2017, 20.1% of Saint Lucians were out of work.  The numbers for the typically busy shopping period in during the previous 4th quarter of 2016 were not positive. Unemployment then stood …

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