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    The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority (SLSWMA) plans to commission its new high-capacity tyre shredder at the Deglos landfill by the end of this year. General Manager Dunley Auguste ...
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    Senator urges populace to ease burden on health system

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    GIS – Senator Hon. Dr. James Fletcher, Minister for Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, called for a “serious conversation” on the status of healthcare at Thursday’s Senate sitting. He said with the advent of climate change, Saint Lucia will begin to experience new and exotic disease like Chikungunya, which will place an additional burden on Saint Lucia’s already stressed health system. “Our climate is changing, so conditions that probably only previously existed in certain…

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    Saint Lucia makes port health surveillance permanent

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    GIS – The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations has received help from the Ministry of Finance to implement a permanent Port Health Program. The program will ensure that there is permanent and continued surveillance of the island’s ports in order to protect its borders from diseases of a public health concern. Currently, one of the procedures of the Port Health Program requires that a person of interest who enters the island…

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    Amy Winehouse Foundation donates $91,000 towards music education program

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    GIS – The Boys Training Centre and Dunnottar School will benefit from a music education program funded by the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The Amy Winehouse Foundation is aimed at supporting the personal development of disadvantaged young people through music. Project Coordinator of the Music Program in Saint Lucia, Sue Sandle, said the music program will help students to develop additional skills. “What we are intending to do is to use music and singing as the…

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    COMMENTARY: Change the perspective and remodel Saint Lucia

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    The downward spiral in the Saint Lucian economy is seriously hurting the bottom line of many businesses. Now, that’s not just my point of view! Simply walk around the city of Castries, the towns and villages and communicate with citizens. Take a drive up and down the roadways and experience for yourself. The circumstances that surround Cotton Bay Resort electricity disconnect are not remote and may very well serve as a probable case in point, or…

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    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Trouya Beach

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    Panoramic view of Touya Beach. Photographer Denis Inglis. Photographers – novice, amateur or professional – in Saint Lucia are asked to submit photos, photographer credit and caption to slunewsonline@gmail.com for consideration for the Photo of the Day feature, daily on stlucianewsonline.com and our Facebook page. Submissions will be published in the order they were received. Photos must be taken of St. Lucians and things St. Lucian.  Note that submissions advertising any form of business or…

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    I got married to my best friend’s lover

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    Dear Willie: My boyfriend and I have been together for close to two years now, however it came at a price. You see my boyfriend was once my best friend’s lover who she claimed I stole from her. It all started when she found out that he was actually her cousin. After that the guy and I drew closer and closer until we became an item. Although my friend says she’s forgiven me, I still…

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    Mon Repos man wins Super 6 Jackpot

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    A Mon Repos man became the latest winner of the Super Six Jackpot draw today September, 29 after receiving a cheque totaling three hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars. According to the Sales and Marketing Assistant at the St Lucia’s National Lottery (SNL) Natalia Destang, the winner Baptiste Hippolyte has secured the sum with the winning numbers of 5,9,15,18,25,27, on Friday September 5. Hippolyte who purchased his lucky ticket at Super J at New Dock Road…

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    UPDATE: Fire destroys roof of Sapphire house

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    Fire officials are currently investigating a fire that occurred this morning at  Sapphire. The Vieux Fort Fire Service Station said that they received the report at about 6:49.a.m. A team responded and extinguished the fire. However, the entire roof was destroyed. It is unclear at this time what may have caused the fire.

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    Kirk Maraj wins latest cycling challenge

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    PRESS RELEASE – The latest race staged by the Saint Lucia National Cycling Association was held on Sunday. The 100km road race in the open / Elite division and 75km for the Juveniles started at 8am. The race got underway at the Shell service station in Bexon, travelling to the bottom of the Barre de l’Isle, turning back towards Castries until the Millenium Highway, turning at the National Hospital Complex roundabout and returning to the…

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    Miss St. Lucia Universe 2014 crowned

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    Roxanne Didier-Nicholas was crowned Miss Saint Lucia Universe 2014 on Sunday, September 28 at the Gaiety in Rodney Bay, at the Miss Universe Saint Lucia Pageant. The former University of the West Indies graduate contended among seven beauties, securing the highest points in the competition of 1774, as well the title of best interview. Nicholas who possess a thirst for learning through academics and has a passion for dance will represent St Lucia on the…

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    Liat announces October seat sale

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    PRESS RELEASE – Liat, the Caribbean Airline, today announced it has launched a seat sale offering big savings on fares to its 18 destinations. Tickets for travel must be bought no later than 23:59hrs on 03rd October. The tickets on offer for sale apply for travel between 29 September and 31 October 2014 inclusive. The offer is not valid for travel to Dominica for the period 22-28 October. Chief Executive Officer, David Evans said, “with…

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    Patterson’s Gap victim post mortem concluded

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    A post mortem examination conducted on the body of Lucius Francis of Rockhall, Marchand, on Monday, September 22 revealed that he died from hemorrhagic shock secondary to stab wounds, Police Press Officer Aniel Innocent has confirmed. Francis, 27, died after he was stabbed in Patterson’s Gap, Castries around 1:30 a.m on September 20. It is alleged that Francis was stabbed during a fight with a friend of a relative. The incident took place near the…

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    BREAKING NEWS: Woman officially charged for dumping baby’s body

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    A female allegedly responsible for the dumping the body of a baby boy in Ravine Chabot, Castries on August 21, was arrested for a second time and officially charged. This was confirmed today, September 29 with Police Press Officer Aniel Innocent According to Innocent, due to the extent of the matter the identity of the woman cannot be disclosed at this time. The mother is suspected to be in her early 20’s. She was admitted…

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    BREAKING NEWS: Fire Service Association gets new office

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    The St. Lucia Fire Service Association (SLFSA) was handed the keys to a new office within the Central Fire Service building when it met with officials of the Home Affairs Ministry on Friday. As a result, the SLFSA is in the process of submitting a proposal to the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) to commence discussions on behalf of its members for better working conditions. Former Chairman Shane Felix said this will assist the SLFSA to…

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    BREAKING NEWS: Local medical student diagnosed with malaria

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    Saint Lucia has recorded an imported case of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. This is the first case for 2014. A medical student who arrived from India on September 13 complained of fever, chills, malaise, confusion and vomiting. Tests done on Sept. 23 confirmed plasmodium vivax parasite which causes malaria. He was admitted at Victoria Hospital. A well-placed source told St. Lucia News Online that the student attends a medical school in…

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