BREAKING NEWS: Massive layoffs at Buckeye, formerly Hess Oil

BREAKING NEWS: Job losses at Buckeye St. Lucia Terminal Limited

July 24, 2014 | Comments: 27
About 60 employees of the Buckeye St. Lucia Terminal Limited were laid off today, July 24. Reports reaching St. Lucia News Online (SNO) indicates that the employees were told of the decision this morning when they showed up for work. The disgruntled staff retaliated and some were forced to stay outside the building. Law enforcement officials were called in to ensure law and order. The company said in a press release issued today that “as...

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Bus driver violently attacked after refusing to give strange man $2

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A mini-bus driver is nursing a black and blue eye and cuts and bruises after refusing to give a strange man $2. Bryan Gregg, who operates a mini-bus on the La Croix to Castries route (Route 3A), told St Lucia News Online (SNO) on Wednesday, July 23, that he was second in line to leave the city on Saturday, when a man came up to him and requested $2. Gregg said by refusing to give the…

Dwayne Smith smashed eight sixes during his unbeaten century . * Photo credit: LatinContent/Getty Images

Smith ton leads Tridents to easy win over St. Lucia Zouks

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An unbeaten century by Dwayne Smith lit up the Kensington Oval, helping Barbados Tridents to a comfortable 29-run win against St Lucia Zouks but sparks also flew elsewhere. Tino Best and Shoaib Malik were involved in an altercation after the bowler dismissed the batsman, his celebration littered with choice words. Malik returned the favour before the umpire’s intervened. However, the incident had no bearing on the cricket being played. Malik had scored 49, Tridents were…

L-R – Costello Michel, Chairman, ISL; Gordon Charles, Deputy Chairman, ISL; 
Dr. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister; Congressman Alcee L. Hastings, U.S. House of Representatives; McHale Andrew, CEO, ISL; Andy Ingraham, 
Founder/President/CEO, NABHOOD; Kent Hipployte, Consul General of Saint 
Lucia (Miami).

Saint Lucia makes impact at NAHBOOD 2014

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PRESS RELEASE – Representatives from Invest Saint Lucia were among delegates who attended the recently held 4th Annual Summit of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD). The basis for ISL’s attendance was to meet with potential investors, highlight real investment prospects within the Tourism Sector in particular and solidify Saint Lucia’s position as an investment destination in general. “Accepting the kind invitation of the CEO and founder of NABHOOD, Mr….

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Sans Souci teen reported missing

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The parents of 18-year-old Romel Bonnett of Sans Souci, Castries are seeking the public’s assistance in locating their missing son. Mother of the teen, Veronica Bonnett, told St. Lucia New Online (SNO) that it has been almost three days since she last saw her son. It is believed that the teen went missing sometime between 10 p.m on Sunday, July 20 and 6 a.m. Monday, July 21. Veronica claims that she last saw Romel on…


BREAKING NEWS: Man charged for trying to smuggle drugs into prison

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The man accused of attempting to smuggle drugs into the Bordelais Correctional Facility was charged with the offense today (July 23). Altius Tisson from Gardette, Dennery, but living at La Tourney, Vieux Fort, was charged for the possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis. He is expected to make another court appearance tomorrow (July 24). Tisson was arrested on Tuesday, July 22 for the offence. Sources say the man attempted to throw…

Ezra 'D Fun Machine' Augustin

Prudent congratulates Ezra Augustin and Caribbean Metals Pan time Steel Orchestra

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PRESS RELEASE – The leader of the Lucian People’s Movement, Therold Prudent, has offered his sincere congratulations to Mr. Ezra “D Fun Machine” Augustin after an outstanding performance which earned him the prestigious title of Monarch at this year’s Power Soca Competition. According to Prudent, Ezra’s victory is more than simply a proud moment for his family and all the people of Gros Islet; rather, it is significant in the sense that he has become…

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Cabinet pays tribute to former governor

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STATEMENT – The Cabinet of Ministers has with profound sadness learnt of the passing of former Governor General Boswell Williams. H. E Boswell Williams served Saint Lucia with dedication, humility and honour, first as a member of the Civil Service, next as a Saint Lucia Labour Party Parliamentary Representative and then in the highest public office of the land, as Governor General. His was considered as being among the keenest of political minds the island…


Reigniting the love for Saint Lucian arts and culture

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PRESS RELEASE – In its continued efforts to harness and develop the artistic potential of the people of Saint Lucia, the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) is embarking on non-traditional means of source-funding. As such, CDF is excited to launch its first Crowd Funding Campaign, Summer Of The Arts, from which we aim to raise at least US$30,000 to offset the costs associated with a series of activities which we will be engaged in from July…


Ministry hosts business management workshop

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The Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs through the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU), and in collaboration with Pan American Life Insurance and Datashore, will be presenting a two-part workshop to Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) on business continuity management. The first part of this workshop will deal with business insurance and the second part with safeguarding your information assets. Business owners and potential entrepreneurs are hereby invited to attend this free…


CDF launches Youth Summer Art Platform

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The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) and the Ministry of Social Transformation commenced it annual Youth Summer Art Platform programme today, July 23 at the National Cultural Centre. Director of Training, Promotion and Development of CDF, Celeste Burton, said this year the foundation is giving its participants the added opportunity to develop their talent and skills. Burton explained that the CDF, through this initiative, is ensuring that its participants value and understand their culture. She told…

The CPMA officials at this morning's press conference.

Carnival 2014 dubbed a huge success

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Carnival Planning and Management Authority (CPMA) Chairman Lyndon Arnold has dubbed the 2014 St. Lucia Carnival a great success. Arnold told media operatives at a press conference today, July 23 that everything happened as planned. He said this year’s carnival also attracted a large turnout, as the streets of Castries were filled with hundreds of people. “It was two glorious days of jump up for revelers, and for the CPMA, we are extremely happy that…

Police Chief Vernon Francois

SURPRISE? “St Lucia was invited to US military exercise” – police chief

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Police Commissioner Vernon Francois has claimed that the Royal St. Lucia Police Force was invited to take part in the recent US “Trade winds” military exercise, despite having not participated in the event. Francois told a media conference recently that he has correspondence to prove that the police force was invited and its non-attendance was in no way in relation to a ban. According to him, the military exercise had some fiscal issues, which needed…

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National Taxi Association President Lucien Joseph

“He would not even get two votes” – Lucien Joseph brushes aside Jn Pierre’s call for his resignation

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National Taxi Union President Lucien Joseph has refuted claims of side-lining the Southern Taxi Association (STA), stating that he has tried everything in his power to represent all the affiliate taxi providers. Joseph’s comment come on the heels of recent calls by the STA President Francisco Jn Pierre to have him resign his post as president. In an exclusive interview with St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today, July, 23, Joseph said: “When a man wants…

Danny Theophane

BREAKING NEWS: La Clery man charged for fatal shooting

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Police have made a breakthrough in the homicide of Danny ‘Cocoy’ Theophane of Conway, Castries. On Wednesday, July 23, Laurie Phillip, 22, of La Clery, Castries was brought to court in connection with Theophane’s death. He was formally charged on Saturday, July, 19. Theopane, 19, was shot as he walked in the vicinity of the Soufriere bus stop on Carl Crescent Street at about 11:20 p.m. on Friday, July 11. He ran and collapsed by the…

Managing Director Trevor Louisy (left) presenting a token to Gaius Hendrickson St Marie.

LUCELEC sponsors another science whiz kid

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PRESS RELEASE - Saint Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) Managing Director Trevor Louisy has congratulated Gaius Hendrickson St Marie on being chosen as the LUCELEC scholar for this year’s Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE). The 16-year-old is currently in Barbados attending the intensive four-week enrichment residential summer programme for Caribbean high-school students. SPISE is an initiative of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) whose mission is to help harness science and technology for…



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