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As we approach the 36th anniversary of our independence, I am forced to contemplate on the attitude and mindset that make a nation truly independent. In an appeal to ...
The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Johnson Charles as a replacement player for Darren Bravo in ...
The Cotton Bay Village Resort located in Cas-en-Bas, Gros Islet has closed operations as of today, Saturday, Feb. 28, a source has confirmed. The source told St. ...
An elderly American tourist on Friday (Feb. 27) pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a Sandals La Toc employee – the same day he got married at the popular ...
St. Lucia police officials have confirmed that several persons have been detained for questioning in connection with an alleged internet scam which has left a group ...
PRESS RELEASE - Digicel, in keeping with its mandate of employee development and growth today announced the promotion of Holly Hughes-McNamara to Regional CEO for ...
PRESS RELEASE – The United Workers Party (UWP) has agreed through a unanimous vote at its last Executive Meeting held earlier this week to support the decision of ...
PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO is excited about UNESCO’s funding of USD 20,000.00 for the preservation of Saint Lucia’s Heritage and Artifact Property. The project “The Heritage Property & Artifact Protection Documentary and Awareness Campaign” – the brainchild of local filmmaker and TV producer Mr. Darnel Kendal John – is aimed at “the production of a documentary and public awareness campaign to help sensitise the public and by extension the…FULL STORY
PRESS RELEASE – Minister for Legal Affairs, Home Affairs and National Security Senator the honourable Victor Phillip La Corbiniere was on hand at the Bordelais Correctional Facility, BCF, to demonstrate his support for the transition in leadership which took effect on Friday, February 27, 2015. A welcoming ceremony and parade marked a momentous start to the tour of duty of Mr. Verne Garde, who is career law enforcement professional. The minister welcomed the new director…FULL STORY
PRESS RELEASE - The St. Lucia Football Association Fantasy Football Competition which kicked off on Wednesday 24th February continued on Thursday 25th February with 2 games played at the Micoud Playing Field. The 1st game featured La Clery vs Laborie. At the end of the game the score was 0-0 which led to Penalties. La Clery won over Laborie on penalties 4-3. The 2nd game featured Marchand vs Choiseul with Marchand winning over Choiseul 2-0. The…FULL STORY
The Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project is implementing its activities for increasing the use of mediation to assist courts in CARICOM countries with reducing their case backlogs. The five-year, justice sector reform project funded by the Canadian Government, commences a two-day mediator refresher training programme in conjunction with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) for courts in the OECS. These training sessions kick off from March 2, in Dominica at the…FULL STORY
The High Court has upheld an injunction filed on Feb. 17, 2015, by Castries South East Member of Parliament, Guy Joseph, against the Boundaries Commission. The decision restrains the governor general from signing the documents, which would allow the constituency boundary changes to take effect, until the legal matter is resolved. The matter was brought before Justice Frances Belle, in the High Court this morning. A new date will be provided to both sides for…FULL STORY
PRESS RELEASE – The National Insurance Corporation (NIC) yesterday demonstrated its commitment to resolving the employees’ uniform grievances by agreeing to compensate them for the inadvertent delay in its delivery. Despite its best efforts, the National Insurance Corporation wishes to advise the public that its employees have opted to continue industrial action. As a direct result, the NIC regrets to inform its contributors and pensioners, that there will be significant delays in the processing of…FULL STORY
PRESS RELEASE – The United Workers Party is very cognizant of the debilitating effect on consumers of the unrealistic fuel prices maintained by the Kenny Anthony Administration prior to the February 9, 2015 adjustment forced by demands and pressure from a determined population. There is no doubt that the current reduced prices of fuel and cooking gas are due in large measure to the huge success of the January 29th. The UWP finds logic in…FULL STORY
GIS – Managing Director for WASCO, Vincent Hippolyte, has said that planned upgrades to the Vieux Fort water facility will satisfy the island’s demand for water until 2033. The Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment Project will outfit the facility with three new pumping stations, three new storage tanks and three new transmission lines. “If all goes according to schedule, by the third quarter of this year [there should be] a contractor on site to begin…FULL STORY
PRESS RELEASE – CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced its best quarterly financial performance in four years. For the three months ended January 31, 2015, the Bank recorded net income of $26.6 million, which is its best performance since 2010. In making the announcement, CEO Rik Parkhill, noted: “Our results were driven by lower loan loss impairment expenses and lower operating expenses. This is a solid improvement in our performance when compared with net income of $15.4…FULL STORY
PRESS RELEASE – The much anticipated Piton Beer Independence Concert was staged on Monday 23 February, Independence holiday, at the Pigeon Island Causeway under the theme, “Proud to be Saint Lucian.” Eager to show their national pride and enjoy a taste of all things truly Saint Lucian, thousands flocked to the Causeway in a vibrant display of patriotism. Piton Beer, in collaboration with the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF), put on this free concert to celebrate…FULL STORY
PRESS RELEASE – For many years, sex tourism has always been a taboo subject that most tourism officials, directors and managers in every country preferred not to deal with. It is not considered politically or professionally expedient. As a result policies, procedures and strategies designed to address the issues that stem from Sex Tourism are usually inadequate. Tourism decision makers tend to adopt a policy of reacting to problems only when they occur as opposed…FULL STORY
The Bordelais Correctional Facility will have a new director in the person of Verne Garde, effective today, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. To celebrate this occasion, the institution will have a parade that will be inspected by the Minister for Legal Affairs, Home Affairs and National Security Victor Lacobiniere. The newly appointed director, along with the minister, will then proceed to meet with senior officers and staff in a tour of the facility. Garde, who has…FULL STORY
PRESS RELEASE – The Government of Saint Lucia through the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology has secured US$2.3 million dollars from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the UNEP to undertake the Iyanola Natural Resource Management of the North East Coast Project. The North East Coast of Saint Lucia is a significant area among the geographical regions, and is the only remaining frontier with a combination of rare and endemic flora and…FULL STORY
The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has hailed the historic appointment of Emma Hippolyte to serve as acting prime minister. She is the first female to hold this position in Saint Lucia. Hippolyte’s appointment began on Wednesday and will end on Saturday. Hippolyte was given this task due to the absence Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony and Minister of Infrastructure, Philip J. Pierre. The prime minister is currently attending the 26th Inter-Sessional meeting of the…FULL STORY
PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Association of Retired Persons (SLARP), formerly known as the Saint Lucia Pensioners Association Inc. was established in March, 1985. Over the years, the Association has encountered several difficulties. Notwithstanding, the group continues to survive. The Association is quite active. Apart from monthly Board meetings and quarterly general membership gatherings, there are many other activities that members undertake. One of the Association’s greatest assets is the wealth of information that…FULL STORY
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