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Saint Lucia enchants on the first leg of its North American Roadshow

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia captivated the north-east United States this week on its first leg of the North American Roadshow. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), along with hotel representatives from the island, hosted three travel agent sensitization dinners this week. The well attended dinners were held in New York, …

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Digicel hosts 6th annual Festival of Fun Day for special needs kids

(PRESS RELEASE) – Digicel continues to maintain its strong alliance with the special needs community in St. Lucia with the hosting of its annual Festival of Fun Day. The festival coincides with the ‘International Day for Persons with Disabilities’, observed every December 03, since 1992, by the United Nations. The Festival …

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Courts St. Lucia to host first ever local furniture exhibition

(PRESS RELEASE) – Furniture and Electrical superstore, Courts St Lucia, will host for the first time ever a local furniture exhibition, this Saturday, December 9th 2017, from 10 am – 4 pm in the front car park of the company’s Courts Marisule location. Courts St. Lucia continues to be a proud …

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City Police add 14 more recruits

(PRESS RELEASE) – Fourteen newly hired city police officers, were sworn in Monday afternoon at a special ceremony led by Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry, Deputy Commissioner Milton Desir, His Worship, Mayor Peterson D. Francis and City Police Chief George Modeste. The group includes 9 women and 5 men, among who are …

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National Lotteries Authority ‘rescues’ Youth Fest 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) – Emerging and seasoned St. Lucian Artistes are anxiously looking forward to demonstrate their International status on December 17th at the fifteenth annual Youth Fest. Youth Fest 2017 would be showcasing 100% pure Saint Lucian talent and originality. For the first time, Artistes competing for the coveted title of Youth Star 2017 will render only original tracks. The Youth Star Artistes …

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The VI CARICOM CUBA Summit Commences

(PRESS RELEASE) – The VI CARICOM CUBA Summit will strengthen the exchange and cooperation for Caribbean development and integration. Recognizing the historic decision of four independent CARICOM countries: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba on December 8, 1972, that date was chosen to organize …

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CLEARING THE CICERON TRASH HEAP

“The dirtiest constituency right now” is how Castries South MP Dr. Ernest Hilaire describes the area he represents. The community of Ciceron in particular has been plagued with a garbage problem for months, prompting residents to take to the media to voice their frustrations. The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management …

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SLP LEADER VEHEMENTLY OPPOSES AIRPORT TAX

The Leader of the Opposition is doubling down on his aversion to the imposition of an airport development tax to finance the Hewanorra Airport project. He addressed the issue at a wide-ranging media conference hosted by the Opposition on December 7.

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RAISE YOUR VOICE ANTI-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MARCH

Scores of women and girls packed the streets of Castries in a protest march denouncing violence against women. Participants marched from Serenity Park to the Derek Walcott Square. The demonstration is part of the “16 days of activism against gender-based violence” hosted this year by the women and child rights …

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GUIBION FERDINAND BREAKS SILENCE IN “C” WORD ROW

Opposition Senator Guibion Ferdinand has spoken out for the first time on the “c” word controversy. Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph recently took the Member of the Upper House to task for using the term at the SLP St. Jude protest rally to describe him. But Ferdinand is not swayed …

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UBALDUS RAYMOND DEFENDS AIRPORT TAX

The Senate passed the Air Port Development Bill following debate in the Upper House on December 7. Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Dr. Ubaldus Raymond vigorously defended the government’s decision to implement the airport tax to facilitate borrowing to upgrade the Hewanorra International Airport. The Leader of Government Business …

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Neighbors Save Ti Colon Home from Fire

A Ti Colon family is counting their blessings after quick thinking neighbors sprang into action to stop the spread of a fire that engulfed part of their home on December 7. Julia Stephan told HTS News4orce she was at work when she learned that her unoccupied home was ablaze. Stephan …

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