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NCPD GETS WHEELCHAIRS FROM LATTER DAY SAINTS

If you know someone who needs a wheelchair, the national council of and for persons with disabilities wants to hear from you. The council, through its agreement with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has received a consignment of mobility devices and wants to make life easier for …

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SAINT LUCIA DEFENDS OAS VOTE AGAINST NICOLAS MADURO

The minister with responsibility for external affairs is doubling down on Saint Lucia’s decision to not recognize the legitimacy of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro was sworn in for a second six-year term on Thursday. Minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun says while Venezuela remains a friend, Saint Lucia cannot ignore the ongoing …

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LABORIE HOSTS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC WORKSHOP

Professional and amateur musicians came together in the community of Laborie, for the third installment of the Laborie steel pan and Brazilian percussion workshop.  The event is hosted by Labowie Productions and directed by world renowned pan players and composers.

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NO CONFIDENCE MOTION STILL IN PLAY

You may recall that in late 2018, the SLP made good on a promise to file a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.  That motion was formally handed in by opposition leader Philip J Pierre to the clerk of parliament on November 20th.  It’s January 2019 and members of …

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OPPOSITION LEADER DISMANTLES THE PRIME MINISTER’S MAIDEN NEW YEAR ADDRESS

In an expected rejoinder from the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party, Philip J Pierre and his opposition members sought to dismantle Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s maiden new year’s address, during a January 15 press conference.  Pierre’s speech titled, ‘Time For Truth’ offered line by line scrutiny and raised counter arguments, in …

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HOTEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION MOURNING BOB HATHAWAY

The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association is in mourning, following the killing of a former director Robert Hathaway.  Known affectionately as ‘Bob,’ Hathaway was found dead at his home on Sunday January 13, with marks of violence about the body.  International media houses are reporting on his killing, as well …

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FLOW TRUCK LINKED TO MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH, EXPLOSION

La Haut residents in Laborie were sent scampering for safety on January 13, when two motor vehicles caught fire and exploded near a residential community. Fast acting neighbors pulled the driver from the wreck moments before flames consumed both vehicles. No serious injuries have been reported. 

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GAMERS PROTEST AT CAGE

Derniere Rivière, Dennery, residents converged at Cage’s main headquarters in Gros-Islet on Monday morning; demanding that the agent compensate them for monies won at a bar in the community. Over 11 residents say they won video lottery games at metro’s bar in December 2018; ranging from 300 to thousands of …

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SPECIAL FUND TO RESTORE AMBULANCE SERVICES TO CANARIES

Residents of Canaries and members of the UK Canaries Association are teaming up with the Ministry of Health and the Social Development Fund, to raise funds to restore ambulance services to the community. The Canaries ambulance fund is a project over three years in the making. The member of parliament …

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RELIEF BEGINS FOR SANITARY TRUCK DRIVERS

The St. Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority has reassured garbage truck drivers that they will see a significant improvement in the flow of traffic at Delgos sanitary landfill once works are completed. Last week; the drivers called on the authority to speed those works, amid lengthy waiting times and backed up …

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