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Local dish featured on NBC6, Miami’s “In the Mix”

[Press release] Saint Lucia’s culinary attraction has been showcased on primetime television in the United States. NBC6, Miami’s “In the Mix” program featured Saint Lucian-born Chef, Shorne Benjamin, joining host, Johanna Gomez live to prepare one of the island’s signature dishes – green fig salad. Gomez was invited to assist …

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VIEUX FORT HOSTS PARADE OF THE BANDS

Community carnivals continue across St. Lucia, and on July 8th, revelers turned out on the streets of Vieux Fort for the town’s parade of the bands. The event continues on July 9th. Officials of the Vieux Fort carnival committee say so far, it has been an impressive Vieux Fort mas.

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BORDER CONTROL AUTHORITY IN IMPLEMENTATION PHASE

Plans for the amalgamation of customs, immigration, marine police and animal, plant and fisheries quarantine into the border management authority are well underway. HTS News4orce spoke to the authority’s project team leader, Herman St. Helen on 9 July. He says officials are presently in the implementation stage.

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COURTESY TAXI CELEBRATES COOPERATIVES DAY

This week, Courtesy Taxi Co-Operative Society Limited, organized two major activities in commemoration of International Day of Co-Operatives in July. The United Nations International Day of Co-Operatives is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of July.

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POLICE COMMISSIONER CALLS FOR RESPONSIBLE REVELING

“Show the world that we can conduct ourselves”. That’s the message from St. Lucia’s top cop, as one week remains before the celebration of Saint Lucia’s main cultural showpiece – carnival! The police commissioner spoke on the heels of the announcement, that legislation regarding un-authorized entry into bands on carnival …

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CCPF, NCPC embark on $340k competitiveness project

[Press release]  The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF) and the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) will partner to undertake the project “Saint Lucia Competitiveness Agenda & Action Plan”. The purpose of this technical assistance will be to foster competitiveness, productivity and innovation in Saint Lucia. The project has the objective …

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Opposition says cheque cashing policy a “serious infringement”

The following is an open letter from the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition to the Bankers Association of Saint Lucia. ===================== Dear Mrs Delmar, It has been brought to my attention that there is a recently introduced practice by certain banking institutions as it relates to the cashing of cheques. I …

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Police still probing “Cosol’s” cause of death

[Press release] Suspicious Death in La Retraite, Gros Islet Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Nereus Francis alias “Cosol”, a fifty one (51) year old resident of La Retraite, Gros Islet, originally of La Guerre, Babonneau. Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station proceeded to the La …

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Youth Council launches A.R.R.O.W. Program

SLNYC International Youth Ambassadors Chairperson Launches A.R.R.O.W. Program for Local Students The Saint Lucia National Council’s International Youth Ambassadors Network Chairperson Ms. Monique Sterling, along with Network Advisor Dr Karen Sterling are on island, and are set to launch the A.R.R.O.W. Program (Aiming to Reach the Right Opportunities Workshop) this …

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Micoud Carnival Committee to hold sashing ceremony

[Press release] Sash with Class 2018 The Micoud Carnival Committee will on Saturday 21st July 2018 host its Carnival pageant at the Ti Rocher Micoud Multipurpose Center. In keeping with its vision: “To build on local culture and artistic expressions by encouraging and promoting unique community talents”, the Micoud Carnival Committee …

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