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PRESS RELEASE: B1 FC vs Big Players Youth results

On Saturday the 22nd of July games continued in the Marchand Premiership with B1 F C vs Big Players Youth in  a top of the table clash. B1 FC got the better of the youth defeating them 3-0 with goals on either sides of the half from Lamar George in the 18th and 47th minute and Marlon Remy completing in ...

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PRESS RELEASE: ECTEL Managing Director retires

Outgoing Managing Director of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) Embert Charles, is projecting a robust and sustainable framework for consumer protection and empowerment for the multi-state telecommunications regulator. Charles who retires from his position as ECTEL Managing Director after serving nine years, also looks forward to what he describes as, “greater utilization of the collective competences and experiences of ...

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PRESS RELEASE: LBM hosts Teen Fashion Summer Camp

LBM Designs will be initiating a new vision during the summer holidays designed to stimulate the creative skills of the youth. This is to provide an opportunity for teens who wish to pursue a career in the fashion industry, and in time to come, stimulate that industry into Saint Lucia’s burgeoning economy. This new vision is to host a TEEN ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Belle Vue Development Committee to host Miss Mas In Da Vue Pageant

The Belle Vue Development Committee is proud to present its inaugural Miss Mas In Da Vue Pageant. This much anticipated evening of talent, elegance and intelligence has been slated for Saturday 29th July, 2017 at the Belle Vue Combined School commencing at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the pageant cost $20.00 and can be purchased from contestants and members of the Belle Vue ...

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PRESS RELEASE: CaribbeanTales International Film Festival holds Media Launch and Program Reveal in Toronto

On July 6, 2017, the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) held its Media Launch and Program Reveal, co-presented by the Consul General of Barbados at Toronto, with an evening of community and celebration. The packed event featured the Canadian Premiere screening of Barbadian film legend-in-the-making Shakirah Bourne’s latest fantasy feature film: A Caribbean Dream. And the international release of the trailer for ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Jacques Sicot completes swim around St. Lucia

In 1987, a 39 year old swimming professional from Martinique swam across the channel from Martinique to St Lucia and completed a return trip. This event instigated a promise that is being fulfilled 30 years later. Jacques Sicot, two-time Masters World champion with over 50 French champion titles, has accomplished many challenging feats during those 30 years. He has swum ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Congratulations District 6

As the school year ends, congratulations are in order to the 14 schools in district 6 on their successes and strides achieved during the school year. Every school in the district saw an improvement in academic performance some of which recorded exceptional results at National exams. This accomplishment speaks to the commitment of educators in the district who worked tirelessly ...

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PRESS RELEASE: OECS and Spain forge closer collaboration

The OECS and Spain are exploring avenues in which to forge closer cooperation, facilitated by the recent visit by H.E. Fernando García-Casas, Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America. H.E. Dr. Didacus Jules met with H.E. Fernando Garcia-Casas and a distinguished delegation from Spain on Saturday the 15th July in Saint Lucia to reaffirm the friendship between Spain ...

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PRESS RELEASE: New Ambassador of Mexico presented his credentials to the Governor General of St. Lucia

Today, July 19th 2017, the newly appointed Ambassador of Mexico to St Lucia, Oscar Esparza Vargas, presented his credentials to the Governor General of St Lucia, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy. Mexico is part of the Greater Caribbean and has been redoubling its efforts towards the advancement of development, prosperity and integration of the region, especially through its close partnership ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Helen’s daughters hosts first Rural Women’s Workshop

Helen’s Daughters, a women’s empowerment not-for-profit organization founded by Keithlin Caroo from UN-Women’s Empower Women Champions for Change Programme held it’s first Rural Women’s Workshop at the Fond Doux Plantation Resort. The workshop catered to thirty rural women engaged in agriculture, fisheries, trades and crafts, food processing and market vending. Participants were nominated by their peers and the workshop was ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucian medical students participate in White Coat Ceremony

On Tuesday July 18th, five St. Lucian Medical students attending I-Shou University College of Medicine participated in the White Coat Ceremony marking the completion of the in-class studies of the medical program. Ms. Vashti Emmanuel, Ms. Sharna Henry, Ms. Melanie Griffith, Mr. Malan Edward and Mr. Peter-Jay Cherry will commence the clinical phase and be attached to the ADA University ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Fuel price adjustments

The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail prices of gasoline (unleaded) and kerosene remain unchanged. The retail prices for LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders and diesel have been changed. The price changes take effect from Monday, July 24, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Caribbean can reach treatment targets to end AIDS if it accelerates progress

UNAIDS has released its annual flagship report, showing that the Caribbean could reach the testing and treatment targets that will put it on course to end its AIDS epidemic if it accelerates its response. According to Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90-90-90 targets, in order to speed up progress the region must improve strategies to ensure more people living with HIV are ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Caribbean engineer makes breakthrough in desalination

An engineer from a small Caribbean island has made a breakthrough in desalination technologies. The unique design and original technology produce no carbon footprint or brine discharge, a combination new to desalination. The prototype desalinator was designed and manufactured by Karlis Noel of NOVA Inventions in 2016 so that his coastal village could have an emergency water supply during times ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Sandals Grande Antigua to temporarily close, reopens December

Leading Caribbean hospitality company Sandals Resorts International (SRI) today publicly announces the temporary closure of Sandals Grande Antigua beginning September 20 for important maintenance projects.   A letter of intention to close was shared with government officials late last week.   Original estimates suggested that the work would take five months to complete, but after a full and detailed assessment ...

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REGIONAL: EC$20,000 a week trade agreement signed between SVG and T&T

A new EC$20,000 a week trade agreement has been signed to export produce from St Vincent and the Grenadines to Trinidad and Tobago as part of the growing OECS Agri-Export Initiative. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Agriculture the Hon. Saboto Caesar has been working with the OECS Commission, counterparts, manufacturers, traders and the Bureau of Standards to help drive ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Baptiste attends Food and Nutrition Security in Barbados

Member of Parliament for Vieux Fort North and Opposition spokesman on Agriculture, Fisheries and Health has joined counterparts from fourteen (14) Caribbean countries in Barbados today July 21st 2017 for a working meeting of parliamentarians on Food and Nutrition Security. Hon Baptiste who was invited by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization will be one of the lead presenters ...

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REGIONAL: Regional Integration stakeholders discuss policy harmonisation

Efforts to improve the lives of citizens through a robust free movement of people regime continue as regional integration stakeholders work towards the harmonisation of policies among OECS Protocol Member Sates. The nineteenth meeting of the OECS Economic Union Working Group on Movement of People convened on Friday, July 14th 2017 at the OECS Commission, with representatives of OECS Protocol Member ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucian tech start-up wins CTEP Regional Finals

Dev758 Solutions, the tech start-up behind LEAP Marketplace, emerged as one of two Idea Stage winners of CTEP Regional Competition Finals in June 2017. Dev758 Solutions was one of forty finalists who competed for more than USD 40,000 in cash prizes; direct access to The Branson Centre in Jamaica and other prizes. Leap Marketplace is a mobile and web application ...

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WORLD: UNESCO Director-General visits Chile

On 24 and 25 July, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, is undertaking an official visit to Chile, during which she is expected to meet with the President of the Republic, H.E. Michelle Bachelet and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Heraldo Muñoz. She is also expected to meet high-level government officials including the Minister of Education, Ms. Adriana Delpiano, the Minister President ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor honored by the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mayor of the City of Castries, Peterson D. Francis, was made an honorary member of the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The honour was bestowed upon His Worship at a special meeting held by the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry while on an official visit in New York. Preceding Mayor Francis’ receipt of the medal from President Dr. ...

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UPDATE: Young man in viral torture video identified

Reliable sources have confirmed that the young man in the recent viral torture videos is a Saint Lucian by the name of Scott Atkins, who is originally from Desruisseaux, Micoud. Atkins is 18 years old and his last known address was in Agard,  Castries, according to sources. It has also been revealed that the ‘Shawn’ he mentioned in his video ...

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St. Lucia has another shot at gold!

St. Lucia has another chance of mining more gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas. St. Lucia has advanced to the gold medal match today with Trinidad and Tobago in under-18 beach soccer, virtue of defeating Antigua and Barbuda 5-2 yesterday. Hakeem Harrow (2), Sebastien Ribot (1), Zaine Amedee (1) and Dillon Fannis (1) were St. Lucia’s goal ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Dominican shot during drug bust in St. Lucian waters

A Dominican man was shot during a drug bust at sea Friday that saw police recovering about 900 pounds of marijuana from a vessel, according to sources. The victim has been identified as Alick Puyol, who sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was admitted to St. Jude Hospital in stable condition. Puyol and another man, identified as Brian ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Chamber gets down to business on July 26th 2017

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture will host its first meeting of the “Getting Down to Business” series on Wednesday July 26th 2017 at the Chamber Secretariat from 9:00am. Members will discuss the Duty Free Liquor Regime and its impact on players within the sector. The Customs and Excise Department will be in attendance to make a ...

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PRESS RELEASE: “Julien at 15 has made history” – Saint Lucia gov’t congratulates Commonwealth Youth champ

The Government of Saint Lucia congratulates 15-year-old Julien Alfred who has won our island’s first Gold Medal and first Track medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas on Thursday July 20th 2017. Ms. Alfred was victorious in the girl’s under-18 100m dash and crossed the finish line in 11.56 seconds, where she triumphed over Australian Louise Riley, who ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Lobster training sessions for hotels and restaurants

The Department of Fisheries wishes to advise all Seafood Purchasers, Restaurateurs and Hoteliers that the Lobster Fishery will OPEN from August 2, 2017, to February 28, 2018 both days inclusive. Ahead of this Lobster Open Fishery, the Department of Fisheries will be conducting Lobster Training Sessions for all Hotel and Restaurant establishments. The objective of the training session is to ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Lobster season opens August 2-February 28

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-Operatives informs the general public that the lobster fishery opens from Wednesday August 2, 2017 to Wednesday February 28, 2018 both days inclusive. When the lobster fishery is open, lobsters may be obtained, fished for, sold and purchased; however, the following regulations are in effect in accordance with the Fisheries ...

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NOTICE: Book Bursary Distribution 2017

Parents and Guardians of students attending infant and primary schools are informed that the Book Bursary Distribution format has been changed to better serve recipients. The Distribution of Book Bursaries will now take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the following dates and at the following locations, for the respective districts:  Schools in District 4 – Monday ...

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Couple accuse local lawyer of deceiving them

A British couple who hired a local lawyer to register a piece of property which they bought in Monier, Gros Islet in 2006 are crying foul more than a decade later, as the land has still not been transferred to them. A frustrated Donald and Pamela Nelson clams that they contracted the services of the lawyer to deal with the ...

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New date and location for Wet Fete revealed!

Blueprint Entertainment Inc., organisers of the popular H20 Wet Fete, has just revealed the new location for the event: The Sab, Vigie Playing Field. The event will take place this Sunday, July 23. Gates open at 1 p.m. Wet Fete 2017 was initially slated to take place on July 16 at Beach Park, Sunny Acres, but it was postponed, because, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Sandals Saint Lucia Golf & Country Club launches the 2017 Grow Well Junior Golf Camp

Sandals Resorts International continues to throw its support behind the development of youth in Saint Lucia, and earlier this week Sandals Grande St Lucian General Manager Winston Anderson was on hand to declare the 6th Annual Grow Well Summer Golf Camp for junior golfers open. During a brief ceremony, Mr. Anderson, in welcoming the junior golfers, went on to confirm ...

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Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association may close within three months due to financial constraints

After 45 years of existence, the Saint Lucia Blind Welfare Association (SLBWA) has said that it may be forced to close down due to financial constraints. The SLBWA was established in 1972 by an act of parliament to provide education and vocational training, employment, and assist generally with the provision of social and other services for blind and visually-impaired people. ...

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Dr. Stephen King has no bad blood against the UWP government

The premature termination of a contract between Dr. Stephen King and the government has not seemed to dampen his willingness to work with the Ministry of Health and the United Workers Party administration, as long as it is in the best interest of the health sector. Dr. King signed a three-year contract with government in June 2016, under which he ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Thieves empty Vieux-Fort business: “They took…. flour, rice, sweets, fries, raw chicken..”

Thieves plundered a business house in Vieux-Fort last night and some people living in the vicinity are perplexed as to how no one heard any noise coming from the building during the incident. The incident has left its owner, Fitz Gerald Daniel, who made the discovery this morning (Thursday) frustrated and aggrieved. His restaurant, Shanz Restaurant and Bar, located on ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Counterfeit EC currency notes in circulation, ECCB advises

The public is advised to be on the alert for counterfeit EC Currency notes, particularly during this time of heightened regional festivities. Vigilance should be exercised when conducting cash transactions to ensure the authenticity of notes. Counterfeit notes do not have any value and it is a criminal offense to pass them on. If you encounter any suspicious looking note, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Saint Lucian Zania Polius receives top honors in London Business School

Zania Polius graduated top of her class from BPP Business School in London on Friday 14th July 2017, the event took place at London Guildhall Gresham St, London. Zania received the highest achievement award in the BSc Professional Accountancy Degree in addition to an impressive fourteen (14) top performance certificates. Originally from the Mabouya Valley, Dennery the 22-year-old chose to ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Saint Lucia named on top Caribbean islands list

Travel + Leisure, a leading US travel publication, has named Saint Lucia as one of the best Caribbean islands to visit. The magazine has just released the results of its 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey and Saint Lucia emerged as one of its leading Caribbean vacation destinations. Every year, Travel + Leisure asks its readers to share and rate their ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Emancipation in 2017

Emancipation celebrations provide an opportunity to broaden the public understanding of the significance of all the parties involved in the slave trade and slavery as well as their roles in the process of slavery and “emancipation”. For many, historical and culturally related aspects of Saint Lucian tradition belong to a segmented portion of the society. Consequently, public participation in related ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Science and technology takes front stage again this summer

The Department of Sustainable Development, through the Renewable Energy Division, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Third Biennial National Science and Technology Summer Camp from July 24 – 28, 2017 at the Public Service Training Institute, Union, Castries. A special areas of focus will be Renewable Energy. The theme for this year’s Camp is “Science and ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Elderly tourist dies in Saint Lucia

An elderly American tourist is suspected of drowning while snorkelling off the coast of Anse Chasanet in Soufriere on Wednesday afternoon, according to reports. The victim, 77-year-old Mary Jane Kamm, encountered difficulty while snorkelling around 2:30 p.m. She was taken to Soufriere Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after, according to sources. (7)(8)

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PRESS RELEASE: Castries mayor begins official visit to New York City

Mayor of the City of Castries, His Worship Peterson D Francis has commenced a series of meetings as part of an official visit to New York City. Mayor Francis and his delegation, which include Chief Executive Officer Anselma Calderon and Press and Communications Manager Jason Hullingseed, left the island on Thursday July 13, 2017 for New York City. Whilst there, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: NWU holds industrial forum for members

Thirty eight (38) rank and file members from thirty-six (36) branches of the National Workers Union (NWU) will be attending a One Day Industrial Forum on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The event will be held at the Finance Administrative Centre, Pointe Seraphine, Castries with registration commencing from 8.30 a.m. The Opening Session will be addressed by Senator the Honourable Mary ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Embassy of Saint Lucia in Washington DC congratulates Team Saint Lucia’s performance at first Global Robotics Challenge

The Embassy of Saint Lucia in Washington, DC would like to congratulate Reshul Narhari, Keeghan Patrick and Shergaun Roserie (Team Saint Lucia) on a job well done at the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge! The three students, all hailing from the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), took their learning in Science, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: New UWI Chancellor takes office

On July 17, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marked a change in its leadership, as it welcomed a new Chancellor, the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Mr. Robert Bermudez assumed duties as the 6th Chancellor of the University, having been appointed at the University Council’s annual business meeting on April 27, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: C&W leading the way in pre-5G testing in the Caribbean

At the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition, John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W), announced that C&W has completed a groundbreaking pre-5G (fifth generation wireless broadband technology) trial in Antigua. Once installed, Antigua will be the first country in the region with the most advanced pre-5G network, delivering download peak speeds of up to 800 Mbps. In the ...

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“We had been framed” says Dr. Shams after co-accused granted bail

Dr. Iftekhar Shams, chief executive officer of the defunct Lambirds Academy, believes the human trafficking case against him and three other foreign nationals were politically-motivated and as a result, evidence was made up against them. Shams made the allegations shortly after his three co-accused Kumar Batukbhai Chadasama, Ashwin Kanji Patel, and Gurjeet Singh Vilkhu – all from India – were granted ...

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St. Lucian arrested in Florida after pointing gun and allegedly threatening to shoot friend

A St. Lucian-born man was charged earlier this month for pulling a firearm at his longtime friend at a barbeque in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., according to police statements. Larry Kenson Charlery, 28, was arrested and charged shortly after midnight on July 3 with aggravated assault with a firearm. According to arrest documents obtained by our newsroom, the complainant Francis Jean ...

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