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SLTA appoints new marketing director for Canada

[Press release] The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) announced, today, the appointment of Jeanette Faria as Director of Marketing, Canada. Faria, President of JF Marketing, will support the marketing efforts of the SLTA as part of a leading, national strategy to reposition the destination to Canadians. With almost 20 years of …

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Cabinet briefed on $22m geothermal project

[Press release] On Monday June 4, 2018 the Ministers of Cabinet were briefed on the Geothermal Resource Development Project to inform on what the Government of Saint Lucia (GoSL) needs to action to advance the project to the next phase of exploratory drilling. This comes mere weeks after Cabinet approval of …

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SMA concludes annual Freewinds talent show

[Press release] Advocating, lobbying, and negotiating are mainstay activities of the St. Lucia Manufacturers Association. Since its formation in 2002, the SMA has tirelessly sought to amplify the collective voice of Saint Lucia’s local manufacturing sector. Seldom do stories of the group’s advocacy work make the evening news, but that’s not …

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Soufriere police station relocated

GIS – THE STATION HAS MOVED TO THE BANK OF SAINT LUCIA BUILDING ON BRIDGE STREET, SOUFRIERE. The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to inform the residents of Soufriere that the Soufriere Police Station has moved to the Bank of Saint Lucia building on Bridge Street, Soufriere effective …

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$6m Canaries bridge ‘flood resistant, climate smart’

GIS – THE NEW BRIDGE IS RESISTANT TO FLOODING AND CONFORMS TO INTERNATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS. Chief Engineer in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Albert Jn. Baptiste, has noted that new realities, such as climate change, new river dynamics, and a constrained economic environment, have dictated a change in …

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Gov’t, CDB collaborate on public policy workshop

GIS – THE ROLE OF SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANTS IS TO PROVIDE SOUND POLICY ADVICE TO MINISTERS. The Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation, recently held a Public Policy Analysis and Management and Project Cycle Management Training Programme. The aim of the week-long activity was to build on the skill …

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Addressing student/teacher needs topped SISSS agenda during Minister visit

[Press release] On Wednesday May 30th, 2018, The Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development Hon. Dr. Gale T.C Rigobert visited the Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School as part of the school’s Reading Month Activities. Minister Rigobert was warmly received by the Administration, staff and students of the institution. …

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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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