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RULING UNITED WORKERS PARTY HOSTS PUBLIC MEETING

The Ruling United Workers Party brought party faithful together at a public meeting in Desruisseaux on 21 May. Party officials and supporters spoke on issues that included tourism numbers, the economy and jobs. They used the platform to take a swipe at the Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party, which has …

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SAINT LUCIAN MAN PERISHES IN BARBADOS CAR CRASH

A Saint Lucian man who lived in Barbados is one of two men who were killed in an early morning vehicular crash in that country on Sunday May 20th. 36-year-old Jonah King was a passenger on a Suzuki Vitara, which was involved in a head-on collision with a transport board …

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Machel Montano set for ‘Soca Kingdom’ concert

[Press Release] COMING SOON – SOCA KINGDOM Jay Upscale & Soca King MACHEL ‘Monk Monte’ MONTANO to ignite Lucian Carnival CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA, May 18, 2018: Two of the biggest names in the Caribbean entertainment world will touchdown on the sun-drenched Caribbean island of Saint Lucia in what is being lauded as …

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Prime Minister expressed deepest sympathies to Cuban people

[Press release] Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has reached out to the Government of Cuba following the deadly plane crash in Havana on Friday that claimed the lives of over 100 people. The Prime Minister spoke to Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Saint Lucia, His Excellency Jorge Francisco Soberon …

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Partnership workshop to address solid waste challenges in Saint Lucia

[Press Release] “Yearly indicators reveal to us that we are faced with progressively challenging climate resilience issues in potable water quality, freshwater quality and the constant deterioration of our marine and coastal water ecosystems in particular.” With these words, Mr. Cassian Henry of the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority (SLSWMA) …

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Sinking of the Vicky B in the Anse Chochon area

[Press Release] The St. Lucia Divers Association – Anbaglo, in collaboration with the Customs Department, Fisheries Department, St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority, the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Associations’ Tourism Enhancement Fund, the Marine Police and the Minister of Tourism, came together for the sinking of the vessel Vicky …

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UWP RESPONDS TO ‘COPYCAT’ CLAIMS

The general secretary of the ruling United Workers Party has sought to lay rest to claims that the public meeting planned for this weekend was in reaction to an opposition rally slated for the same day.

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SLDB PUSHES SPECIAL FACILITY AHEAD OF HURRICANE SEASON

As the hurricane season draws near and experts urge the public to make final preparations, the Saint Lucia Development Bank (SLDB) is reminding farmers, home owners and businesses about its special lending facility to protect their property from the impacts of natural disasters. The SLDB is the only bank in …

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ST LUCIAN CIP AGENTS AT LANDMARK CIP SUMMIT

Key players in citizenship by investment convened day two of the landmark Caribbean Investment Summit in St. Kitts on 18 may. HTS News4orce is covering that gathering and spoke to two local partners on the sidelines of the meetings. Attorneys-at-law Thaddeus Antoine and Leevie Herelle describe the conference as a …

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FAREWELL TO STAR LA CLERY FOOTBALLER

Friends and family of 29-year-old Tafari George Charlemagne gathered in La Clery this week, to bid farewell to the popular local footballer. George was electrocuted as he tried to build a small wooden home for his family on May 1st. He received a Rastafarian send off, replete with stories of …

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THE TOURISM AUTHORITY GEARS UP FOR SUMMER 2018

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) continues to push the rebranded logo for the island – ‘St. Lucia; let her inspire you.’ The new branding focuses on the island’s beauty, romantic appeal, culture, landscapes, and people. This week, authority officials updated the media on the progress of the platform and …

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POLICE CHARGE TEEN FOR BEXON HOMICIDE

A La Bayee, Bexon teen has been formally charged in connection with a recent homicide. On May 18th, 2018, 16-year-old Shakim Yanic Jacobie was charged for causing the death of Hughland Collins Gassie of the same area. The incident occurred on May 14th about 8:00 pm at La Bayee, Bexon. …

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Dept of Tourism to facilitate ORTCP training for vendors

GIS – AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 9 A.M. ON TUESDAY, MAY 22. The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, through the OECS Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project (ORTCP), will undertake an upgrade of the Castries market and surrounding areas. As part of this initiative, the ORTCP has planned …

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US16M Education Project up for debate at next House Siting

[Press Release] A Sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 with Papers to be laid by the Honourable Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, the Honourable Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and …

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