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2019 LINE UP FOR SOLEIL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

England’s UB40 pop and reggae super group, American R&B singers Ginuwine and Mya are just a few of the internationally known entertainers set to headline the 2019 instalment of the Saint Lucia Soleil Summer Festival. Sponsors and media partners got a first-hand look of what’s to come at the January …

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DID POLICE LOSE A HANDCUFFED SUSPECT?

Police officers have so far failed to recapture a suspect arrested on Peynier Street in the capital on January 29 after he gave them the slip while being escorted to a nearby police station. Despite giving chase and even discharging live ammunition rounds amid a bustling inner-city commute, their man …

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ST LUCIA WINS BEST CARIBBEAN HONEYMOON DESTINATION AGAIN

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is celebrating Saint Lucia’s tenth win as the ‘Caribbean’s leading honeymoon destination.’ The 26th annual World Travel Awards were held in Jamaica on January, 28, 2019. Saint Lucia has won this award ten times, with the most recent honour in 2018.

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ST LUCIA WANTS VENEZUELANS TO DECIDE THEIR FUTURE

The St. Lucian government has not taken a stance at it pertains to Venezuela’s presidency. Speaking on the fringes of Tuesday’s sitting of parliament; Minister with responsibility for external affairs, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun stated that the government did not recognize the legitimacy of the Nicolas Maduro presidency.

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DID THE HOUSE SPEAKER DEPRIVE AN MP A CHANCE TO DEBATE?

The waning moments of what was a historic sitting of the lower house on January 29 has prompted house speaker Andy Daniel to clarify and defend his decision to disallow Vieux-Fort South MP Dr. Kenny Anthony from having his say on the debate. Former senate president Claudius Francis has accused …

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EDUCATION MINISTER BREAKS SILENCE ON HIGHSCHOOL GUN INCIDENT

The recent controversial gun incident at the Corinth Secondary School according to Education Minister Dr. Gale Rigobert remains unresolved. Addressing the incident for the first time on January 30th, Dr. Rigobert however, expressed some satisfaction with handling of the matter by the relevant authorities in the Education Ministry.

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MP’S URGED TO REMEMBER HOUSE CONDUCT RULES

House speaker Andy Daniel is calling on members of parliament to remember and respect the rules which govern parliamentary conduct. Daniel says the MP’s need to look at the bigger picture and not just focus on one aspect of the proceedings.

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GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER CHANGING PUBLIC BUS FARE RATES

Local public bus drivers are each up to $800 richer after cashing in on an XCD$1.1 million-dollar government rebate in January. In a January 30th news4orce sit-down, president of The National Council on Public Transport Godfrey Ferdinand disclosed that the Road Transport Board has agreed to consider implementing their recommendations …

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SALCC SPANISH DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES VENEZUELAN AMBASSADOR

The Spanish club and Spanish department of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College paid tribute to the outgoing Venezuelan Ambassador on Wednesday. The event included musical renditions and a screening of a Venezuelan film. School officials say it was a ‘thank you’ to Ambassador Leiff Escalona, who has contributed immensely …

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