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WELCOME TO THE FLOW CARNIVAL VILLAGE

Flow heated up Rodney Bay on 23 June, with appearances by top carnival bands, performers and carnival queen contestants. The telecoms service provider and platinum sponsor of Saint Lucia carnival 2018, hosted the Flow carnival village at the Baywalk Mall, as part of its hottest summer ever promotion.

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‘HARDWORKING’ LABORIE WOMAN TURNS 100

Members of the Edward Family of Laborie are celebrating their matriarch’s 100th birthday milestone. Family and friends of Josephine Martina Edward gathered in the community over the weekend, to give thanks for her life. They say the centenarian, popularly known as ‘Ma Edward,’ is known for her faith and firm …

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8 Saint Lucians secure work through Canadian Farm Workers Programme

[Press release] A group of eight Saint Lucian men are now gainfully employed on farms in British Colombia, making it the first time Saint Lucians have journeyed to that province under the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Farm Workers Programme. This opportunity was made possible following last year`s visit to Canada by …

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Calypso semi-finals announced

[Press release]  The Events Company of St. Lucia (ECSL) and the Calypso Management Committee (CMC) are thrilled to announce the qualifiers who will compete on Sunday July 1st at the National Cultural Centre in the Calypso Semi Finals Competition, in the race to the National Calypso Finals Competition. The qualifiers …

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BVI “displeasure” with incoming Saint Lucian prisons chief

While stating he supports the idea of a British Virgin Islands native heading Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, former Superintendent of Prison David Foot said there are no locals currently capable of running the prison. He said the current crop of local prison officials is, frankly, not ready. “Right …

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Saint Lucia Prime Minister completes term as OECS Chairperson

OECS Media Release: Monday, June 25, 2018 — Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet, picked up the torch of the OECS Chairmanship in June of 2017 with an energetic and passionate approach toward the strengthening of functional cooperation among Member States in the face of regional and global economic challenges. …

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Vogue Magazine singles out Saint Lucia carnival

The following is a snippet of the Vogue article entitled; The Caribbean Carnivals You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer. St. Lucia One of the most interesting parts of St. Lucia’s growing Soleil carnival is its take on soca music. An increasingly popular (and addictive) sub-genre of the music, called Dennery Segment, is …

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More than 60 to vie in Soca Preliminaries

On Friday June 29th, 2018 from 6pm, the National Cultural Center Grounds  will be ablaze, as one of the signature sounds of Carnival, Soca music, takes center stage in the first leg of the Groovy and Power Soca Monarch Competitions. Over sixty national soca artistes, have registered to secure one …

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Gasoline capped at $13.95, cooking gas prices increase

[Press release] The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline (unleaded) and diesel remains unchanged. The retail price of LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders and kerosene have …

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SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund to sponsor trade show linkages

[Press release] For the fourth consecutive year the SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund will be sponsoring the Linkages in Tourism trade show which accompanies the SLHTA’s Annual General Meeting. This year’s tradeshow will mark the commencement of a series of events aimed at aggressively bridging the gap between tourism and other …

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Dept of Infrastructure appeals to property owners to cut it out

[Press release] The Department of Infrastructure is once again appealing to property owners around the island, to cut or trim hedges and fruit trees on their lands which encroach on public roads, or face liability for damages to vehicles and injury to commuters. Under the laws of Saint Lucia, particularly the …

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Cabinet approves 10 year National Adaptation Plan

[Press release] Following an intense one-year consultation process, the Cabinet of Ministers approves Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) 2018-2028; Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Water (Water SASAP) 2018-2028; Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Agriculture (Agriculture SASAP) 2018-2028; Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Fisheries (Fisheries …

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MARINE POLICE COMPLETE BOATING COURSE

On 22 June, the Royal St. Lucia Police Force hosted a closing ceremony for police officers who graduated from a small boat handling course. The course will ensure officers are up to par with best international practices and better protect Saint Lucia’s borders.

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SOUFRIERE CROWNS A NEW CARNIVAL QUEEN

Soufriere has crowned a new carnival queen. The 2018 Miss Soufriere is Anne Cecille Thomas. She emerged victorious from a field of 5 contestants at a night of glitz and glamour at the Soufriere Mini Stadium on June 16th.

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