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    Gov’t reaffirms commitment to Lambirds Academy alleged scam victims

    March 27, 2015 | Comments: 1
    PRESS RELEASE - The Government of Saint Lucia through the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security continues to undertake measures to secure the safety and well-being of individuals alleged ...
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      Community workers receive LED training

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      PRESS RELEASE - The Ministry of Social Transformation Local Government and Community Empowerment in collaboration with CARILED held a two day workshop at Palm Haven ...

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    “We will kill ourselves in front of immigration” – Lambirds Academy students

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    A group of foreigners, who have been left stranded here following the Lambirds Academy scandal, is not pleased they are being sent home without a refund. The alleged students told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in an exclusive interview on Thursday, March 26, that they are contemplating suicide if plans to send them home proceed. The students said they are from poor families back home and they cannot return home without money. With assistance from…

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    Huge Big 4 payout

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    PRESS RELEASE – Congratulations to all you very luck Big 4 winners out there today. There was an outstanding payout of $51,800 in today’s lunch time draw on the numbers-1-2-1-2. The retailers who sold tickets with the highest payouts were Andrew Joseph Mini Mart ($19,800) and Super J LaClery($15,800). Once again Congratulations to all winners and remember to purchase your tickets for this evenings draws.

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    Haynes leaves the SLHTA, says goodbye to the media

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    Zina Zita Haynes, the public relations and information officer, has announced her resignation from the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) in an email to media houses on Friday, March 27. Haynes, who joined the SLHTA on Jan. 3, 2012, said as her “last days draw near” she thanks everyone for the “industry exposure, support and the friendships” she cultivated throughout her tenure. During her tenure with the SLHTA, Haynes said  she led events such…

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    External Affairs Minister Alva Baptiste.

    Baptiste clears the air on ISIS statement

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    Saint Lucia’s Foreign Minister Alva Baptiste said he has no reason to apologise to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, because he never said persons from those two countries have gone to join ISIS. Baptiste told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) it was Marine General John F. Kelly, chief of  the Miami-based US Southern Command, known as SOUTHCOM, who claimed that foreign fighters have gone to Syria from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean,…

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    Public education campaign to precede Gros-Islet highway roadwork

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    GIS – With the initiation of the Choc Bay-Gros Islet Road and Secondary Roads Improvement Project slated for this year, Government plans to undertake a public education campaign for proper road use. The Minister for Legal Affairs, Home Affairs and National Security, Sen. Hon. Victor La Corbiniere said the construction of a four lane dual carriageway, will cause disruption to the normal flow of traffic in the north of the island. In the spirit of…

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    Jah Cure to headline Soufriere Creole Jazz

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    PRESS RELEASE – One of each of the region’s best-known lovers rock, bouyon, soca and jazz musicians will take center stage at the picturesque grounds of the Soufriere mini-stadium during the 8th annual Soufriere Creole Jazz. This year’s event hopes to emulate the success of 2014, when world-acclaimed compass and zouk group Kassav, thrilled the over 4,000 persons who had come out to see the headline act perform. St. Lucian soca band Eva Lucian, Jazz…

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    Zandoli partners with APMA to fight sex abuse

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    PRESS RELEASE – Zandoli International Foundation has partnered with Association of Professional Martial Artists (APMA). Sensei Benny Chitolie is an advocate for sex abuse prevention and believes the ability to defend one’s self can protect many from becoming victims. He also believes that strengthening the mind and body can offer psychological healing and restore a survivor’s sense of self worth. The APMA is hosting it’s annual festival this Saturday, March 28th at the Beausejour Indoor…

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    Michael ‘Shaddy’ Hippolyte to be laid to rest Monday

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    Michael ‘Shaddy’ Hippolyte, former national cricketer, footballer, cricket umpire, football referee and long-outstanding Shamrock Sports Club personality, will be laid to rest on Monday, March 30. The funeral service will take place at the Cathedral from 2.45 p.m. and all members of the Shamrock Sports Club are asked to attend in full club colours with the crest displayed on the green shirts. Hippolyte died last Thursday following a massive stroke. He was hospitalised for 15…

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    Alvanus William, 15, at hospital. He was released on Monday.

    HEARTLESS: Car crushes teen in Micoud, but did not stop

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    A Micoud teenager, who was ‘run over’ by a car that did not stop, has been released from hospital. Alvanus William, 15, of Anse Ger told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that he was discharged from St. Jude Hospital in Vieux-Fort on Monday, March 23. Explaining the near-death experience, William said on Thursday, March 19, around 8 p.m., he was riding his bicycle along the Micoud Highway, near Micoud village, when a friend on a…

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    Easter worship opportunity at Trinity Lutheran Church

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    PRESS RELEASE – Trinity Lutheran Church located in beautiful Bisee will hold four Easter services this year.  Holy Week begins with palm waving on Sunday March 29th for the 9:00 AM Palm Sunday Worship service. Thursday April 2nd will be the traditional Holy Thursday Worship service.  Friday April 3rd will be a traditional Tenebrae Good Friday Service.  Sunday April 5th will be the Easter Morning Worship followed by fellowship for adults and children. The resurrection…

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    St. Lucia Police to participate in RSS Cricket

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    PRESS RELEASE – A 21 member Police Cricket Team will be leaving St Lucia on April 1st 2015 for St Vincent & the Grenadines to participate in the RSS T20 Cricket Tournament from April 2nd – 7th 2015. This is the 4th year St. Lucia Police will be participating in this tournament reaching the finals on three occasions. Last year St. Lucia was the host country.  The team will be captained by Constable Cyril Charles, managed by ASP George…

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    Youth Development and Sports Ministry hosts ‘Youth Explosion’

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports is set to host one of the most exciting events to launch the Youth Month calendar for 2015. National Youth Explosion is scheduled for Saturday 28th March at the Derek Walcott Square, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The activity has become a staple in the Youth Month Calendar and is growing in popularity. This absolutely free-admission event is designed to showcase the talents and…

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    UWP Party Leader Allen Chastanet greet party supporters.

    “OVERTAXED” – UWP to review VAT

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    The United Workers Part (UWP) is planning to review the country’s tax system, particularly the Value Added Tax (VAT), Party Leader Allen Chastanet has said. Chastanet ‘s statements come in light of Wednesday’s announcement by the newly-elected St. Kitts-Nevis (SKN) government that it plans to remove VAT on food, medicine and funeral expenses effective April 7, 2015. In a national address,  SKN Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said the people of SKN “suffered badly” from…

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    Dalson considers peace treaty talks with warring Soufriere gangs

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    The parliamentary representative for Soufriere plans to “personally” intervene if a gang war in his constituency continues. Harold Dalson, who is also the Minister of Social Transformation, told St. Lucia News Online in an exclusive interview on Thursday, March 26 that he is deeply concerned about recent incidents in Soufiere that caused unease to residents and tourists. Dalson is determined to return normalcy to the popular tourist town. “If this does not happen, I will intervene…

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    Soufriere police commended

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    The seizure of four firearms and three rounds of ammunition, and the arrest of three suspected gang members during an anti-gang police operation in the town of Soufriere on Tuesday, has not gone unnoticed by a government official. The police response was taken the same day rivalry between two gangs in the town turned violent, the second time in three days. Parliamentary Represenative for Soufriere, Harold Dalson, described the four-hour operation conducted by the Soufriere…

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