Isaac says her appointment as senator will enhance trade union movement

    December 17, 2014 | Comments: 12
    Civil Service Association (CSA) President Mary Isaac views her endorsement as senator of the St. Lucia Parliament, as an opportunity to represent the interests of the working class. Isaac told ...
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      NWU reports progress in LUCELEC negotiations

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      PRESS RELEASE - The Management of St. Lucia Electricity Services Ltd and officials from the National Workers Union (NWU) continue to meet at the company’s Cul de ...

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      PHOTOS: Truck on fire

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      At around 12:30 p.m. today, St. Lucia News Online received reports of a heavy equipment truck on fire on the Millennium Highway in Castries. No immediate reports of ...

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    Price for local pork to increase during Christmas

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    Agriculture Minister Mosses Jn Baptiste said the price for local pork is expected to increase during the Christmas season. Jn Baptiste told the media recently that the increase is being triggered by the rise in cost for feed. “The pig farmers have been clamoring for an increase in the price for pork per pound,” the agriculture minister said. The last increase was made in 2008. Jn Baptiste said citizens should continue to buy local, as…


    Gros Islet Constituency Council to host free Christmas concert

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    PRESS RELEASE - The Gros Islet Constituency Council in collaboration with the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church will be holding a free Christmas concert on the Old Convent grounds in Gros Islet, on Sunday, December 21st, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. There will be special musical performances by the Royal St. Lucia Police Band. The Gros Islet Constituency Council and the Glad Tiding Pentecostal Church is inviting everyone to come and enjoy an evening of song, dance and…

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    DirecTV acquires exclusive Caribbean media rights to FIFA football events

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    PRESS RELEASE – DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital television, has acquired the exclusive Caribbean media rights to FIFA events across all platforms from 2015 through 2022, which includes the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™, the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, among other FIFA events. The agreement includes exclusive, all platform media rights for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada,…

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    Vieux Fort fishermen mull strike action

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    Vieux Fort fishers are planning to take strike action against the St. Lucia Fish Marketing Corporation over non-payment for close to four months now. Spokesperson for the fishers, Curtis Thomas, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO)  today that all fishers are prepared to take strike action, since the situation has now become overbearing. Thomas said this is not the first time this has happened. “This is the last resort…to strike, but up to now we…


    Ladera Resort named one of the best hotels in the Caribbean

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    PRESS RELEASE – Ladera Resort in St. Lucia is recognized as one of the best hotels in the Caribbean according to Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels 2015 list. The publication revealed Ladera received an overall score of 92.50 and included the luxury resort on the list for the second year in a row. The score this year is an increase from the overall score the resort received last year. The resort is a romantic paradise…


    More changes for Civil Status Registry

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    GIS - The Civil Status Registry has been successfully engaged in re-engineering its processes and renewing its image. Permanent Secretary Dr. Rufina Frederick said the restructuring of the Civil Status Registry is still ongoing, and indicated that Saint Lucians can expect more changes to come into effect by January 2015. Other operational improvements will continue to be implemented during the course of the New Year, she added. The Civil Status Registry has been successfully engaged in…

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    OECS diplomat has dire warning for Caribbean countries

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    CMC – The former director general of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr. Len Ishmael, says the Caribbean will never achieve the status of economic resilience, as long as the international community insists on graduating it to middle income status at the level of the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations. Ishmael, who is now the OECS Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that European Development Funds (EDF)…


    Vieux-Fort North establishes successful drumming festival

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    PRESS RELEASE - The Parliamentary Representative for Vieux-Fort North Hon. Moses Jn. Baptiste is pleased that another cultural programme has been established in the rural constituency which he represents. According to Hon. Jn. Baptiste , it has been a dream of his and other drummers ,to place a national drumming event on St.Lucia’s calendar of cultural activities since his involvement in theatre and drumming from the late 1970’s. Dubbed the Belle Vue Drumming Festival, the event…

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    Sandals Resorts receives new wedding chariot transportation

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    PRESS RELEASE - Sandals Resorts International is proud to introduce a new complimentary on resort transportation service exclusively for Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts WeddingMoon® couples. Unveiling a new fleet of specially customized Wedding Chariots at select resorts, brides and grooms can now enjoy the convenience of being escorted from location to location in style on their big day. Couples can take advantage of this new offering by coordinating with their personal resort wedding planner and…

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    The future is oiled (commentary)

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    The unparalleled coverage of the oil and gas sector for the past weeks gives new impetus to review our economic outlook and forward guidance on economic strategies worldwide. “We are not going to change our minds because the prices went to $60 or to $40, OPEC will stand by its decision not to cut output even if oil prices fall as low as $40 a barrel and will wait at least three months before considering…


    Caribbean Adult Industry Association launching in January 2015!

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    PRESS RELEASE – After recent discussions, adult entertainment operators and professionals across the region are coming together to form the Caribbean Adult Industry Association (C.A.I.A). This initiative is spearheaded by Charlie Spice of Barbados, who has been involved in adult entertainment for over 30 years in the USA, UK, Europe and the Caribbean. Founder Mr. Spice states, “Over the years, the number of adult entertainment operators and professionals in the Caribbean has grown astronomically. Sex…


    My man cries when I cry, what does that mean?

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    Dear Willie: I really want a good answer for this. If a man cries in front of you because he sees you crying, what does that really mean? I want your opinion. Dear Miss: It means he loves you very much and cares about you very much. It also means he has a soft heart, but that does not necessarily means he is soft. What affects you, affects him also. Willie Email letters to dearwilliesno@gmail.com….

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    Indira is a volleyball champ

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    “This sport they call volleyball was made for people like me.” Indira Laurencin-Roachford has represented Saint Lucia in netball and volleyball, and went to school at Coppin State in Maryland on a track and field and volleyball scholarship. Earlier this year, she played on the national team that got crushed at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. But that was sandwiched between enjoying success on courts of different kinds. In summer, Indira teamed up with…

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    Beta Finkers outfink All Stars

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    Beta Finkers out-thought LA All Stars to emerge champions of the La Clery Football League and lift the Walter Joseph Trophy on Sunday at the La Clery Playing Field. It was a hard fought 2-1 victory for Beta Finkers, led by Saint Lucia international Pernal Williams. The first period ended goalless, but Ricky Demus soon put Finkers ahead. That goal was soon nullified by a brilliant left-footed screamer from the boot of the tournament’s Most…

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    Netball names 35 for U16 trials

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    The Saint Lucia National Netball Association has named a 35-member training squad to prepare for the 2015 Caribbean Under-16 Tournament, which Saint Lucia is set to host. The trial squad was picked based on the young athletes’ performances during the recently concluded Inter-Secondary Schools Tournament. In total, 13 schools have players on the squad. Unlike the last under-16 squad, which was dominated by girls attending schools in the north of the island, this group includes…


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