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    Government making more progress with geothermal development in Saint Lucia

    September 18, 2014 | Comments: 1
    PRESS RELEASE - The Government of Saint Lucia (GoSL) is continuing to make significant progress in developing the country’s geothermal potential. This progress is encouraged by the recent ...
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      Results in KFC Commercial Basketball League

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      PRESS RELEASE - Media Ballerz continued their perfect start to this year’s Commercial Basketball League last evening when they defeated Scotia Bank 63 – 56 in ...

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      PHOTO OF THE DAY: Irony at its best!

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      This photo was taken in Cul De Sac, Castries. Photo credit: Shervon Pierre Photographers – novice, amateur or professional – in Saint Lucia are asked to submit ...

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      Bush fire in Beausejour

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      Fire officers responded to a bush fire at Beausejour, Phase One, in Gros Islet at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Residents believe the fire was maliciously ...

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      Second Castries stabbing in one week

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      A Morne du Don man is the latest victim of a stabbing that occurred on West Hall Street, behind the building that  formerly housed Gaiety Cinema, at about 4:20 pm ...

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    The new limited edition of Heineken City bottles.

    Heineken unlocks the “City”!

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    PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday morning Heineken unveiled to the media its latest “Under the Crown” promotion. The press launch of this new venture was held at the sales office of Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd, the parent company for Heineken Beer in Saint Lucia. The new promotion dubbed “Open your city-open your world” will afford consumers chances at winning great prizes and a grand prize of an all expense paid trip. Before making the…

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    Police auction postponed

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security and Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, hereby informs that the auction of motor vehicles which was scheduled to be held at the Police Marine Unit compound, on Friday, 19 September, 2014 from 9:30a.m has been postponed until further notice. Please be informed accordingly.

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    Dierre Fort mechanic accused of stripping vehicle

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    A La Clery woman is now without a vehicle after it was allegedly stripped and sold by her mechanic about four month ago. According to Misty Floyd, what started out as a simple problem under the hood of her Toyota Rav-4 vehicle, has now become a living nightmare. The distraught woman related her story to St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today, stating that the issue first began in May of this year when her vehicle…

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    “UWP is more organised, more focused than it has been” (letter to the editor)

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    Dear Editor: “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride; if turnips were bayonets, I’d wear one by my side.” This 16th-century nursery rhyme could very well characterize some of what is going on in today’s political scene. I have tried my best to ignore the quarrelsome, immature and always venomous venting of the member for Central Castries, because they would be laughable if not so filled with obvious hatred. After all, Hon. Richard Frederick keeps alleging…

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    Digicel St. Lucia Triathlon set for Nov. 22

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    PRESS RELEASE – The SLTB is again lending logistical and other technical support to the staging of the second annual Digicel Tri St. Lucia Triathlon to be held here on Saturday the 22nd November 2014. Tri St Lucia 2014 will be the culmination of a week-long festival of fun activities hosted at Rodney Bay in the North-west of the Island. Events including a Wednesday – 5km beach fun run at 5pm, Thursday 8am- Aquathlon (swim…

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    My boyfriend has ‘feminizing ways”, is he gay?

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    Dear Willie: I am in an extremely unpleasant predicament. My boyfriend and I have been in love for four years now and we are in a good place. He is such a gentleman and I am happy to have him in my life. He is always there for me and treats me like royalty. I am in love with him but somehow I have always noticed some feminizing ways about him. And his friends tell me…

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    LAC take important steps to ensure transparency in environmental matters

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      PRESS RELEASE – Fifteen governments of Latin America and the Caribbean met in San José,  Costa Rica on September 10 and 11, at the Seventh Meeting of the Working Groups of the Declaration of Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), where they agreed on the minimum contents for a regional instrument incorporating fundamental rights;  the right to life and a healthy environment, and to establish a set  of obligations for governments…

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    Firefighters disappointed with Senate president’s statement

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    Members of the St. Lucia Fire Service who recently returned to work after an almost two-week-long industrial action against government, have expressed disappointment with the statement made by President of the St. Lucia Senate Claudius Francis, which seeks to suggest that they should not be paid. A member of the Fire Service, who requested anonymity, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today that all firefighters who took strike action are surprised by the statement made…

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    Jade Mountain selected for 2014 Fodor’s 100 hotel awards

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    PRESS RELEASE - Fodor’s Travel, , the leading name in travel guides for more than 75 years, today announced that JADE MOUNTAIN has been recognized as a 2014 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winner. This distinction designates JADE MOUNTAIN as an outstanding hotel as selected by Fodor’s editors and travel experts, recognizing high style, excellent service and a remarkable experience for guests. Each year, Fodor’s Travel invites their roster of 500 global contributors to nominate the best…

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    Nurses Association wraps up discussion with GNT

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    Discussions between the St. Lucia Nurses Association (SLNA) and the Government Negotiation Team (GNT) for better working conditions concluded yesterday, September 17, President of the SLNA Lydia Leonce has told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). Leonce explained that while discussions with the GNT were favourable, they are a still a number of issues that they were unable to address due to financial constraints. “There were certain conditions we were asking for, but because they have…

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    Salvation Army to raise funds with ‘An evening of sax’

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Salvation Army is hosting a fundraising activity this coming Sunday.  This event titled ‘An Evening of Sax’ will take place at the Gaiety in Rodney Bay on September 21st, 2014 at 6:00pm. Since 1902, the Salvation Army has worked tirelessly in St. Lucia to assist thousands of individuals and families with meals and grocery items through its feeding programs in Castries and Villages Island wide. The Salvation Army is in dire…

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    Sexual abuse prevention advocate wants increase cases of rape tackled

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    Director of Positive Reactions Over Secrets and Fears (PROSAF) Souyenne Dathorne said she would like to see greater change in how issues of sexual violence, particularly rape, are addressed in St. Lucia. Dathorne’s comment comes on the heels of reports of increased cases of rape and sexual abuse on island. The PROSAF director told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in an exclusive interview that she would also like to see a greater understanding for the…

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    NWU calls on public service to withdraw letters

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    PRESS RELEASE – The National Workers Union (NWU) has written to the Ministry of the Public Service in a letter dated September 11, 2014. The letter conveyed the National Workers Union’s concern over the issuance of letters to cleaners and other employees with Government informing them that they have reached the age of sixty (60) years and are due for retirement. The NWU further stated that this decision is unconscionable and is an infringement of…

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    WASCO to hold public meeting in Desrandeaux

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    PRESS RELEASE – The Water & Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) wishes to invite residents of Vannard, Desrandeaux, Caico, Millet and Tete Chemin to a public meeting to discuss the oncoming John Compton Dam De-silting and Rehabilitation Project. The meeting will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Desrandeaux Community Centre.

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    Castries East resident: 100 not out!

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    Castries East was alive on Sunday, September 14, 2014 as family and friends of Angelina Jn Baptiste, better known in the Marchand community as Raggie, celebrated her 100th birthday. The day began with a thanksgiving service at the Sacred Heart church followed by a reception at the Castries East Human Resource Development Centre. Parliamentary Representative for Castries East. Philip J. Pierre, was among the well-wishers to celebrate with the centenarian. Addressing the audience, the area…

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