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    Minibus operators to get training

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    The National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) plans to reintroduce the Public Service Commuter course, which was previously offered at the Sir Arthur Community College, in the near ...
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    • Woulélaba action. * Photo credit: Voice St Lucia

      National Woulélaba Competition 2014

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      PRESS RELEASE - The Folk Research Centre is inviting all teams interested in participating in the 2014 National Woulélaba Competition to contact the Centre. They ...

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      Mon Repos minibus overturns

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      Police have confirmed that a red Toyota Hiace minibus overturned after crashing into a SUV at about 12:30 in Desruisseaux, today, September 2. An official of the ...

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      UPDATE: Firefighters continue sick-out today

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      A group of about 60 firefighters have decided to continue industrial action that started yesterday in light of the government’s failure to act upon recommendations ...

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    Consulate General of Saint Lucia launches Mobile Consular Outreach Program

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York is pleased to announce the launch of its Mobile Consular Outreach Program, an initiative aimed to extend consular services to nationals of Saint Lucia. Beginning Thursday, September 4, 2014, consular services will be available at the Saint Lucia House, located at 438 E 49th Street, Brooklyn, NY, between Church and Snyder Avenues. Representatives of the Consulate General will make themselves available to assist…

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    Lotto jackpot now stands at $360,000!

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    PRESS RELEASE – The hype is now on and every day is an opportunity to win tones of cash. Wouldn’t you just love to be on the winning end? SNL proudly boasts that the Super 6 Jackpot is now at $360,000!!!! YES, you heard right, the exact amount which was last won. Imagine being $360,000 richer hassle free. Let’s not forget the last two winners for the year thus far were from our very own…

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    DID YOU KNOW?

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    Did you know Mrs. Jeanne Lusca Claribel Cox Theophilus, who was born in Choiseul on March 8, 1931, was home-schooled by her father until she attained the age of six? Lusca was then enrolled at the Choiseul RC Girls’ School in Reunion. Since Lusca was an exceptionally gifted child, she completed her primary schooling within five years and began a teaching career at her alma mater at just 11 years old. Between 1942 and 1946,…

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    Emergency cell phone communications (letter to the editor)

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    Dear Editor: When Hurricane Tomas impacted us in 2010 some parts of the island were incommunicado due to the collapse of the landline and mobile phone infrastructures. LIME and DIGICEL scrambled to restore network coverage and customers were at the mercy of the provider which was slower in restoring network coverage due to delays caused by access issues, availability of personnel and the extent of damage to infrastructure. More recently, after the Christmas Eve Trough,…

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    Don’t miss ‘Kweyol la Se Sannou Annou Abwasy’

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    PRESS RELEASE – Mizik Mele Melange Creole Pageant 2014 in collaboration with Aubereg Seraphine present ‘Kweyol la Se Sannou Annou Abwasy’ on September 27 at Gaiety, starting 8 p.m. Admission: $50. Come be part of the Madras Carpet Competition and the Madras Creole Wedding with lots of entertainment. It will be strictly Zouk, Copar, French and Creole Mizik on that night. Tickets available from all contestants or call 486-0541 . This is to mark the…

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    Gwan fèt lawòz

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    PRESS RELEASE – When morning broke on Saturday August 30th, the eastern sky ushered in a brilliance and beauty befitting the arrival of a well-loved, esteemed and honoured guest. The wait had seemed endless, but now with the earth’s revolution around the sun complete, the day was finally here. Members of the Lawòz society would at last be able to celebrate the feast of St. Rose of Lima. Groups from Laborie, Dennery, Castries, Choiseul, Belle…

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    Photos show a visitor and a national attempting to ‘Touch The Top’

    St. Lucians and the world encouraged to ‘Touch the Top of the Most Iconic Rocks in the Caribbean’

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    PRESS RELEASE – #saintluciarocks will become the latest call to action as the Saint Lucia Tourist Board launches a highly interactive fun-filled social media campaign involving the island’s iconic twin peaks – The Pitons. #saintluciarocks is a five month campaign that will run from August 11th – December 31st, 2014, with the goal of showcasing Saint Lucia as the coolest Caribbean vacation destination, through the use of various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest…

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    Ebola medical team now stationed at George Charles Airport; other ports of entry being considered

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations continues its overall process of readiness to the global Ebola threat by strengthening port surveillance through the inclusion of nurses at the country’s main international airport, the Hewanorra International airport. Such assistance is also being provided at the George F.L. Charles Airport. Similar arrangements are actively being considered for other ports of entry. The employment of this strategy facilitates the identification and…

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    Funeral arrangements for PC Abbott

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    PRESS RELEASE - The funeral service of the late Police Constable #280 Allen “Randy” Abbott, will be held at the Bois Jolie Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dennery on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Prior to the service, the body will be exposed for viewing at the Police Auditorium on Bridge Street, Castries from 9:00 a.m. At 10:00 a.m. the officers will march from the Police Auditorium to Inner Relief Road, Castries. The officers…

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    Serious accident on John Compton Highway

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    Several persons were injured in a vehicular accident on the John Compton Highway, near Northwest Ltd. Reports are that a minibus plying the Castries to Grand Riviere route collided with a taxi car around 11 a.m. Three ambulances and one fire truck responded to the scene of the accident.

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    St. Lucia to observe World War 1 centenary

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    PRESS RELEASE – A series of activities are being planned in St Lucia to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War. The programme which is being put together through a collaboration of the French Embassy, British High Commission, Ministry of Education, Alliance Française and local stakeholders will contain a significant educational element, so that our young people have the chance to appreciate the enormity…

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    NWU & Secure St. Lucia Limited begin negotiations

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    PRESS RELEASE – Representatives from the Management of Secure St. Lucia Ltd, a security company operating throughout the island and officials from the National Workers Union (NWU) met September 1, 2014 at the Board Room of the Saint Lucia Employers Federation. Today’s meeting saw the commencement of official industrial negotiations between the National Workers Union and the security services company. The parties perused the Memorandum of Proposals submitted by the NWU and reached agreement in…

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    Axcel to teach kids why “Health is Wealth”

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    PRESS RELEASE – An innovative healthcare programme that seeks to inculcate good hygiene and healthy lifestyle habits in the nation’s children is set to launch here this month, coinciding with the new school term. The programme dubbed State of Health has been conceptualized by Axcel Finance, the leading microfinance company in the Eastern Caribbean. State of Health is an early-childhood health programme designed to educate and develop increased awareness of healthy lifestyle practices among children…

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    Ebola medical team activated at Hewanorra International

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    The Ministry of Health has activated a small Ebola medical team at the Hewanorra International Airport in response to threats by customs officials to stage a protest. Reports are that the officials at the airport were planning a protest on Saturday since there were no medical team in place to deal with an international flight that had African nationals, who could be possible Ebola victims. President of the Civil Service Association (CSA) Mary Isaac told St. Lucia News Online…

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    Axcel Finance supports Augustin on his quest to becoming a world class volleyballer.

    Young athlete’s dream becomes a reality

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    PRESS RELEASE – Eighteen-year-old Augustin Faulkner has been training all his life to compete in regional and international volleyball tournaments for Saint Lucia. After reaching out publicly to support his dream, he was thrilled to get a phone call from Louise Victor of Axcel Finance who delivered the good news that the company would buy him the gear he needs to represent Saint Lucia at a tournament in El Salvador later this month. Axcel responded…

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