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OECS Commission, CDB to host regional Building Standards Forum

[Press release] Caribbean countries are still recovering and rebuilding from the ravages of the 2017 hurricane season underscoring the urgent need for disaster resilience to be a top priority in the region. The building sector is of critical concern and this is being addressed in an upcoming Caribbean Building Standards Forum …

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Bay Gardens Resorts acquires fourth property

[Press release] Bay Gardens Resorts has expanded its portfolio to four hotels on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts, announcing the acquisition of the 35-room Palm Haven Hotel, said it would be renamed Bay Gardens Marina Haven. “The hotel is in …

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MISS DENNERY CONTESTANTS GET SASHED

The 2018 Dennery carnival queen contestants have been officially sashed. The ‘Dennery five’ were formally paired with their sponsors and chaperon teams during a sashing ceremony held in May.

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MON REPOS MAN DEAD FOLLOWING STABBING INCIDENT

Another young life has been lost as Saint Lucia’s homicide toll for 2018 climbs to 14. Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of 29-year-old Stephen James of Patience, Mon Repos over the weekend.

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VIEUX FORT UNVEILS 2018 CARNIVAL PORTRAYAL

All is in place for Vieux-Fort’s carnival parade of the bands, scheduled for July. On Sunday, June 2nd; the Vieux Fort Carnival Association declared the 2018 festivities open with a grand celebration at the Vieux-Fort Square.

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NEMO ASSESSES PORT READINESS FOR NATURAL DISASTERS

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) wants to ensure that Saint Lucia’s ports are prepared for disaster. This, on the onset of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and last year’s catastrophic hurricanes which tested Caribbean ports. A readiness assessment of local air and seaports in times of disaster got underway …

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NCPD President addresses Dominican forum

[Press release] President of The National Council for Persons with Disabilities, Merphilus James, was the guest speaker at the 34th Annual General Meeting of The Dominica Association Of Persons With Disabilities (DAPD) which was held in Roseau, Dominica on May 30th. James urged the enthusiastic audience to be not simply members …

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Micoud carnival launched – ‘Annou Ale,  Our Journey   Continues’

[Press release] The Micoud Carnival Committee says its 2018 Launch last Sunday, 03rd June 2018, was a success.  Committee Public Relations Officer, Mr, Malan Leonce, notes that “after three successful years, our hope is to continue to deliver a professional series of high quality events under this year’s theme: ‘Annou Ale,  Our …

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GINet tests free WiFi in Castries

[Press release] The Government Island-wide Network (GINet) Project, a joint-initiative between Saint Lucia and Taiwan, conducted an on-line testing operation to public in Castries on May 25, 2018 and attracted hundreds of local people to experienced free WIFI service. Taiwanese project manager, Karen Kuo, led her team to set up workstation …

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SLBS to mark World Accreditation Day

[Press release] The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will mark World Accreditation Day on June 9th with a focus on promoting accreditation to make the world safer. To mark the observance the SLBS is hosting a workshop for laboratory personnel on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 “General requirements for the competence of testing …

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CID seeking info on Hospital Rd shooting

Shooting at Hospital Road, Castries   Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident at Hospital Road, Castries. On Sunday June 3, 2018 about 8:40 pm, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department responded to a report of a shooting incident at Hospital Road, Castries. The officers met with …

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Fuel goes up

[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), diesel, and LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed. The retail price of kerosene …

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Junior Carnival launched

GIS – JUNIOR CARNIVAL 2018 WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE WILLIAM PETER BOULEVARD, ON SUNDAY, JULY 8. The Events Company of Saint Lucia launched the annual Saint Lucia Junior Carnival last week. CEO of the Events Company of Saint Lucia, Thomas Leonce, said organizers are preparing to stage a fantastic event. …

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Green Party urges public to ‘reflect’

Green Party Press Statement. June 4th 2018 Tomorrow, the 5th of June is celebrated as World Environment Day. The Green Party is asking all Saint Lucians who love Fair Helen, our Beautiful Island Home, to take some time to reflect how our lifestyles and purchasing habits impact on the environment. …

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