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Ciceron elects new executive for it’s development committee

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PRESS RELEASE – On Monday, January 25, 2017, the community of Ciceron elected a new Executive of it’s Community Development Committee at the Ciceron Combined School following three months of meetings and two weeks of community mobilization. Over forty members off-the-wall community attended the public meeting with former executive members, members of the Ciceron Seagulls Sports and Cultural Club, Disaster ...

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Laureate’s Chair this Tuesday

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PRESS RELEASE – Off the heels of a successful hosting of the Laureate’s Chair earlier this month as part of the Nobel Laureate Festival which featured Mrs Margo Thomas and the Governor General in attendance and scores of people in the audience, the Saint Lucia Writers Forum is hosting another public reading activity featuring author and CDF Executive Director, Mr ...

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Prime Minister to attend 64th Meeting of the OECS Authority

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PRESS RELEASE – Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet will attend the 64th Meeting of the OECS Authority on March 3rd 2017. The Prime Minister will join other OECS Heads of Government for the meeting where several matters will come up for discussion including health insurance, security and climate change. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet left Saint Lucia on Friday February ...

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WICB offers special ticket prices; sales start Monday

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PRESS RELEASE – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) today announced a special ticket offer for local cricket fans ahead of the upcoming One-Day International Series between West Indies and England. The matches are just days away – with the opening match at the picturesque Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday, March 3. The second match will be at ...

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Castries mayor condemns electricity theft

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PRESS RELEASE – Mayor of the City of Castries, His Lordship Peterson D. Francis, has sent a stern warning to vendors and tenants of the Castries Constituency Council who are tapping electricity illegally. This comes after reports of reported illegal connection at the Vendor’s Arcade.  The Castries Mayor says he has every reason to believe that certain tenants may be sourcing ...

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Senate sitting scheduled for Tuesday

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PRESS RELEASE – A Sitting of the Senate is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2017 with Papers to be laid and Bills to be presented by the Honourable Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Leader of Government Business. The following Bills are down for consideration: Plan of Arrangement (BAICO) Elections (Amendment) Tuesday’s Sitting is scheduled to commence at 10:00 ...

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Raise Your Voice calls for replacement of NICE

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PRESS RELEASE – The National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE) is a direct investment in the social well-being of the underprivileged, specifically women in desperation circumstances and unable to provide their basic needs i.e. food, shelter and clothing, to them this social safety net was seen as an oasis of hope and security. Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc. is ...

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St. Lucian author and community organizer Alene Mathurin to deliver lecture in New York

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PRESS RELEASE – Continuing its month-long observance of Saint Lucia’s thirty-eight year of independence, the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York invites all nationals residing in the tri-state area to attend a lecture by Ms. Alene Mathurin on the theme of this year’s festivities, “I am Saint Lucia” and the role of Saint Lucians in the diaspora in ...

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Forensic Lab reopens with new security system and procedures

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PRESS RELEASE – The Government of Saint Lucia on Friday February 24th 2017 announced that Saint Lucia’s Forensic Science Laboratory has reopened. Speaking at a press briefing on Friday, Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Senator Honourable Hermangild Francis explained that the Government has adopted a phased approach to the reopening which it hopes will facilitate the transition ...

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Office of the PM denounces “Independence Day” Facebook message

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PRESS RELEASE – The Office of the Prime Minister states categorically that a recent post to the facebook platform on Independence Day attributed to the Honourable Prime Minister Allen M. Chastanet was not approved by the Office of the Prime Minister. The public is asked to note that the Government of Saint Lucia’s Official statement for Independence Day, February 22nd ...

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Soufriere Foundation and CSA begin industrial negotiations

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PRESS RELEASE – The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) officially commenced industrial negotiations for the triennium September 1st, 2015 to August 31st, 2018 on Tuesday, February 21st 2017, with the St Lucia Civil Service Association (CSA). Both parties expressed mutual sentiments on the cordiality of the initial meeting and intimated their desire on seeing negotiations completed within the next few ...

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Top chef from Channel Islands to debut in St. Lucia

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PRESS RELEASE – Chef Simon McKenzie from the Channel Islands will make his debut in Saint Lucia at a special guest chef at The Cliff At Cap St Lucia alongside Caribbean Hotel Chef of the Year 2016 Chef Craig Jones this weekend. Chef Simon McKenzie is the executive chef at the five star The Old Government House Hotel and Spa ...

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St. Lucia Civil Service teams up with Raise Your Voices St. Lucia for Intl Women’s Day

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PRESS RELEASE – In collaboration with ‘Raise Your Voices St. Lucia Inc’ celebrates International Women’s Day with two (2) events. Movie Night @ Caribbean Cinemas featuring Hidden Figures an Academy and Golden Globe Award nominated movie on Wednesday March 8, 2017 Luncheon with a guest speaker @ Bel Jou Hotel on Friday March 10, 2017 International Women’s Day this year ...

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Transforming conflict into courageous collaboration

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PRESS RELEASE – Celestial Self Development Centre has collaborated with Bridges Global a consultancy company based in Ontario, Canada to present a 1 day workshop entitled “Leadership Excellence: Transforming Conflict into Courageous Collaboration”. This highly engaging workshop is designed for all leaders, regardless of role, who understand that relational intelligence is the key to catalyzing people into inspired action.  Since ...

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Boys Training Centre (BTC) celebrated 57th anniversary

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PRESS RELEASE – The Boys Training Centre (BTC) celebrated their 57th Anniversary on Monday February 20th, 2017. The Celebrations commenced with a church service at the Gros – Islet Roman Catholic Church followed by a small exhibition at the Centre. BTC Manager: “Today as part of our 57th Anniversary of the Centre we held a church service for the wards, ...

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Taiwan gift of computers helps students in St. Lucia

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PRESS RELEASE – Students at a hospitality training school in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia are learning with the help of 35 new computer work stations, a gift made possible by Ambassador Ray Mou of the Republic of China (Taiwan), a diplomatic representative in St. Lucia. The workstations from California-based Ncomputing can turn one PC into a multi-user host ...

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SLASPA advises general public on use of drones, other aerial devices

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PRESS RELEASE – The Airports Division of the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) is reminding the general public and organizations, that formal application should be made to the Civil Aviation Department in the Ministry of Economic Development, Urban Renewal, Housing, Transport and Civil Aviation for approval to operate aerial devices such as drones, kites, fireworks, sky lanterns, ...

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Rehab and adaptive sports sessions underway for amputees

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PRESS RELEASE – The first in a series of workshops and activity sessions aimed specifically at assisting local amputees and their caregivers is now underway with overwhelming support. The Limb Loss Outreach and Diabetes Education workshops allows those with missing limbs to connect with local healthcare professionals and sport & recreation leaders to promote a healthy lifestyle at no cost ...

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St. Lucian Queen’s Young Leader attends launch of Anna Kennedy’s album

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PRESS RELEASE – Last night at the iconic Hard Rock Cafe in London, 23-year-old Queen’s Young Leader and Chevening scholar Tevin Shepherd from St Lucia attended the launch of Anna Kennedy OBE’s Building Bridges album. He attended with 24-year-old social entrepreneur and Queen’s Young Leader Adam Bradford from London. The event featured live performances from young people who are diagnosed with ...

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French Navy vessel to dock in Castries

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PRESS RELEASE – The Batral “Dumont D’Urville” of the French Navy will be docked at Castries harbour, Saint Lucia, making a courtesy call during three days, from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd February 2017. This call is on the occasion of the celebration of the 38th Independence Anniversary of Saint Lucia. INTRODUCTION The “Dumont D’Urville” is the third of five ...

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Lobster season closes soon

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PRESS RELEASE – The Department of Fisheries reminds all lobster purchasers and the general public that the Lobster fishery will close on Tuesday February 28, 2017. As we approach the final 7 days in the Lobster open fishery, the Department urges all purchasers to reduce the quantity of lobsters they purchase and actively monitor any remaining stocks. Be reminded that ...

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CARILEC unveils new website

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PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) announced today the launch of its newly revamped website, www.carilec.org . Key features of the revamped website include a cleaner and more attractive design, a more engaging user-friendly experience with enhanced search and navigation throughout, affording users easy access to essential information and videos which can be shared across all ...

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Mayor vows to rid Castries of stray dogs

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PRESS RELEASE – The Mayor of Castries has expressed his commitment to rid the capital of stray dogs. His Lordship Peterson D. Francis remains concern but resolute in his aim after pronouncements sometime last year that there was an immediate need to clear the City of Castries of the stray animals. “The number of stray dogs in the country’s capital ...

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Sugar Beach employees to benefit from new industrial package

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PRESS RELEASE – Over four hundred (400) workers employed with Sugar Beach A Viceroy Hotel in Soufriere will now benefit from a new industrial package negotiated by the company and the National Workers Union (NWU). This new industrial accord provides for an upward wage adjustment, back pay from 2016, a Shift Allowance of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) along ...

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​​Flow supports fun walk to promote national unity

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PRESS RELEASE – Calling all Saint Lucian patriots, health-and-fitness enthusiasts, and anyone looking to celebrate Independence Day in a fun-filled and exciting way! The Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School is holding its annual Independence Day Fun Walk, in celebration of Saint Lucia’s 38th Independence Anniversary and all and sundry are invited to come and join the fun. The walk is ...

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Babonneau Constituency Council to host “Babonneau Local Meat Fest”

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PRESS RELEASE – The Babonneau Constituency Council has embarked upon a new initiative dubbed “Babonneau Local Meat Fest” slated to take place on the 25th of February, 2017 with a grand launching. This event culminates part of a list of activities on our Independence calendar for the Babonneau community. This initiative will truly bring life and sustainability to the community ...

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Flow employees vote in favor of unionization

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PRESS RELEASE – Ninety-three percent (93%) of  non-managerial workers employed with FLOW voted in favour of having their interests protected by the National Workers Union (NWU).   This development is as a result of a Secret Ballot Poll undertaken by the Department of Labour  this week. The exercise will bring to an end a  recognition claim submitted by the union ...

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“Fracas” between talk show host Christopher Hunte and caller prompts apology

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Choice TV has apologised publicly over a local talk show broadcast this week, in which its host Christopher Hunte and caller Dale Elliot threw allegations at each other. A clip of the exchange between Hunte and the journalist/businessman on Politically Incorrect has gone viral. Below is the apology, which was also posted on the stations’s Facebook page. “A recent broadcast of ...

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Engineers elect a new Executive

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PRESS RELEASE – The Association of Professional Engineers of Saint Lucia (APESL) at its Annual General Meeting held on Thursday February 2nd, 2017, elected a new Executive to serve for the two (2) year period 2017 -2019. The Executive comprises of the following members: President: Mr. Verne E. Emmanuel Vice President: Mr. Asa Celestin Secretary: Ms. Shenaz Narcisse Treasurer: Ms. ...

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SLDB launches logo competition

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GIS – In anticipation of the upcoming launch of the Climate Adaptation Financing Facility (CAFF), the Saint Lucia Development Bank (SLBD) is inviting interested persons to design a logo that will serve as the visual identity of the new loan facility. The logo should be creative, innovative and professional and should reflect the SLDB’s mandate—“Affording opportunity for all,” and the aim of ...

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St. Lucian photographer wins international award

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PRESS RELEASE – Renowned Saint Lucian photographer Bill Mortley, has snagged another international award. The veteran photographer, whose work was part of a national exhibition here last year, has just been voted “Best Wedding Photographer,” in the 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® listings. The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recognizes the top five percent of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire who ...

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Option for payment of Property Tax

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PRESS RELEASE – Please be advised that property tax payments can be made at the offices of the Castries Constituency Council. Persons making payments will be entitled to the current tax amnesty now being offered by the Inland Revenue Department which is 100 per cent interest waiver on arrears of all tax types prior to 2016. Payments must reach our ...

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Flow employees to participate in secret ballot poll

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PRESS RELEASE – Non-managerial workers employed with FLOW in a separate bargaining unit, will participate in a Secret Ballot Poll on Wednesday February 15, 2017. The Poll will be undertaken by the Department of Labour and will be held at three (3) of the company’s operational units on the island. The exercise will give the workers an opportunity to determine ...

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BCCC St. Lucia supports move by British MPs to fast-track visa for Commonwealth

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PRESS RELEASE – The British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Saint Lucia has welcomed a move by 45 British Members of Parliament to persuade the UK Home Secretary, The Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP, that Commonwealth citizens should have UK visas fast-tracked after Brexit and that the Registered Traveller Scheme should be further expanded to include additional Commonwealth countries. There ...

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Stephenson King travels to Canada to assess Farm Worker Programme

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PRESS RELEASE – In August 2016, a four (4) member delegation, inclusive of the Minister with responsibility for Labour, Honorable Stephenson King, travelled to Canada to assess the Seasonal Farm Worker Programme. Saint Lucia’s attendance at the annual review meeting added value to the programme and as a result, Mr. Jean-Yves Renel a farm owner from Canada expressed an interest ...

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Castries resident is 100 not out

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Another resident of Castries East has made it to the 100 mark. Yesterday, the Charles, Phillip, Jolie, Recai, Francois, and Jean families joined with the community of Batson Rene Avenue in Entrepot, Castries, to celebrate with Anne-Marie Agnes Mapp (better known as Gee). Recounting fond memories of the centenarian, both Alison Jean and Jacinta Francois Recai, believes that her stress-free ...

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AM Model Agency gives back off the runway

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PRESS RELEASE – The Allana Maximin Modeling Agency (AMMA Models), founded by Allana Maximin & Markeem Morrison, have been responsible for the birth of many professional models in St. Lucia. Since 2015 the Allana Maximin Modeling Agency (AMMA Models) has been quietly assisting young women and men to build their self-esteem and become professional models and also role models in ...

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Lion District Governor Errol Lee, MJF audited Lions and Leo Club

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PRESS RELEASE – District Governor for Sub-District 60B, Lion  Errol Lee,  MJF  visited Saint Lucia during the period January 29 to February 01, 2017 and conducted the annual audit of  the Clubs – Lions Clubs of Castries, Gros Islet, Vieux Fort, Soufriere Pitons, Micoud and the Leo clubs of Castries and Hewanorra Plains The Audit revealed that Lionism is alive ...

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CBC First Caribbean supports only Holy Family Children’s Home

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PRESS RELEASE – It was an ecstatic group from the Holy Family Children’s Home in Ciceron who were on hand to receive a substantial array of items from CIBC FirstCaribbean. The donation comes as part of the bank’s Adopt-A-Cause activity for 2017. The Adopt-A-Cause programme enables CIBC FirstCaribbean to express the promise of being partners with our communities. Projects are ...

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CSA commences regular Branch Meetings

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PRESS RELEASE – The St. Lucia Civil Service Association has commenced its regular Branch Meetings for the year 2017. It is expected that visits will be made to over Eighty (80) Branches inclusive of Government Departments, Parasatal Organizations and Branches in the PRIVATE SECTOR. Some of these visits are intended to solicit the members inputs regarding matters which they would ...

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Super6 jackpot now $430,000 for tomorrow’s draw

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It certainly gets better by the day with the St. Lucia National Lottery. Have you heard???? The Super 6 jackpot has increased yet again and taken a HUGE leap at that. The jackpot for tomorrow’s draw now standas at a MASSIVE…. I kid you not…. A MASSIVE $430,000!!!! We can’t stress on it enough how much you need to play ...

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VFCCC questioning lack of answers from OPM during Town Hall Meeting

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PRESS RELEASE – The Office of the Prime Minister, working in conjunction with the Vieux-Fort South Constituency Council, hosted a TOWN HALL Meeting on the DSH Project on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 at the Vieux-Fort Primary School. According to our information, “Invest St. Lucia and other stakeholders will be there “to provide an opportunity for persons to ask questions, make ...

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Flow lauds Lisa Marie on Top Model progress

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PRESS RELEASE – Lisa Marie Faustin, Saint Lucia’s representative in the third season of the Caribbean Next Top Model fashion-themed reality TV show, has made her country proud following her impressive performance in the first round of the contest. After intense competition, Miss Faustin made it through to the second round of the competition. The young model was congratulated by ...

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Three-title author in Laureate’s Chair

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PRESS RELEASE – As part of the 2017 Nobel Laureate Festival the Saint Lucia Writers Forum Features Mrs Margo Thomas in the Laureate’s Chair. Mrs. Thomas Saint Lucia’s National Archivist is the author of three title. Mrs. Thomas considers herself a closet writer who enjoys writing both prose and poetry.  In 2000, she published Twin Peaks of Excellence in honour ...

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Courts launches Valentines Day promotion

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PRESS RELEASE – Customers of local furniture and electrical superstore, Courts St. Lucia will benefit from amazing deals and offers in celebration of the international day of love on February 14th 2017. The company launched their annual Valentine’s promotion on Monday February 6th 2017 across all Courts stores in Saint Lucia, dubbed “Love is in the Air”. Known and appreciated ...

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Mayor and Castries Constituency Council offices to be renovated

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PRESS RELEASE – As part of efforts to rebrand the Castries Constituency Council and improve the working conditions of staff members and its services to the public, the Offices of the Mayor and the Castries Constituency Council will be undertaking works to its administrative building located on Peynier Street in Castries.   As a result of the scope of works ...

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Fuel prices go up

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PRESS RELEASE – 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), diesel and the LPG 20, 22, and 100 lb cylinders have been changed. The price of kerosene remains unchanged. The price changes take effect from Monday, ...

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Soufriere Foundation intensifies security and wardens training

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PRESS RELEASE – As part of its capacity building development program, the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation SRDF, concluded a three day certified training seminar for security and wardens. The objective of the exercise was to better furnish the participants to execute their duties efficiently and productively. The training focused on key areas such as basic security procedures, report writing and customer ...

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Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017

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PRESS RELEASE – Women Empowering Women: 130 Mentoring Walks to take place in commemoration of International Women’s Day in 62 countries worldwide. On Saturday March 11th, 2017, Saint Lucian Women leaders will join thousands of women around the world who will be celebrating International Women’s Day with Vital Voices Global Leadership Network (GLN) through their signature event – Global Mentoring ...

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Artists invited to submit designs for Art Pole Project

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PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Sculpture Park Inc. (SLSP) is a non-profit foundation established to design and develop, a national open air museum utilising the entire island of St. Lucia. The various sites of the Sculpture Park will be open year round and will act as a catalyst to heighten aesthetic and creative awareness and add dimensionally to Saint ...

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NWU and WASCO meet to plot way forward

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PRESS RELEASE – A Team from the Water & Sewerage Company Incorporated (WASCO Inc.) led by Chairman, Mr. Francis Denbow met with Shop Stewards and officials from the National Workers Union (NWU) Wednesday February 1, 2017. The parties met to discuss progress made at negotiations and outstanding matters to be resolved. It was agreed that all adjustments to workers salaries ...

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UPDATED: Labour Commissioner’s intervention requested in “boiling dispute”

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PRESS RELEASE – The National Workers Union (NWU) has requested the intervention of Labour Commissioner, Mr. Ray Narcisse in a boiling dispute between the Government Negotiating Unit and the NWU. The NWU in its letter dated pointed out that during the last Government/NWU negotiation session, it was agreed that Government would undertake a study among Community Health Aides employed with ...

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Governor General appoints new Parliamentary Commissioner

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PRESS RELEASE – The Office of the Parliament of Saint Lucia wishes to inform that the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, pursuant to Section 110(2) The Constitution Order 1978, has appointed Dr. Hilda Rosemarie Husbands-Mathurin to the post of Parliamentary Commissioner effective today Wednesday, 1st February 01, 2017. Dr. Husbands-Mathurin is scheduled to take her Oath of Office ...

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Lions Club kicks off 50th anniversary celebrations

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PRESS RELEASE – It was the biggest Gathering of lions in Saint Lucia. They came from all over the island to commemorate the start of a significant milestone – the 50th Anniversary of Lionism in Saint Lucia.  This celebration coincides with the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of Lionism to the world. The Lions and Leos, of Zone 3B, Saint ...

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NWU and LIAT sign industrial agreement

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PRESS RELEASE – The Management of LIAT (1974) Ltd. and the National Workers Union (NWU) have signed a new industrial agreement. Workers will receive an overall upward adjustment in their current wage structure along with an expansion of the wage scale. In addition they will benefit from a back pay, as well as increases in Shift, Laundry and Breakfast Allowances. ...

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Chastanet concerned about sudden shift in US policy

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United States (US) President Donald Trump’s wide-ranging executive actions tightening border security— and the prospect of additional measures — mark a sharp shift in US policy. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet acknowledged this during a press conference on Monday. Chastanet said while the recent ban on citizens of some highly-populated Muslim nations will be directly affected, there is no indication as ...

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Lion District Governor to audit clubs

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PRESS RELEASE – District Governor for Sub-District 60B,  Lion  Errol Lee,  MJF will arrive in Saint Lucia today Sunday January 29, 2017.   The purpose of this visit is to Audit the clubs in Zone 3B (Saint Lucia) – Lions Clubs of Castries, Gros Islet, Vieux Fort, Soufriere Pitons, Micoud and the Leo clubs of Castries and Hewanorra Plains The ...

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St. Lucia-based chef named Hotel Chef of the Year

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PRESS RELEASE – Chef Craig Jones who is a Welch born Michelin Trained chef and the Executive Chef at The  Cliff at Cap Restaurant has been named Hotel Chef of the Year by renowned and well respected hospitality publication “The Caribbean Journal”. Located in the north of the island, Cap Maison’s iconic The Cliff at Cap restaurant which is home to ...

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NWU recieves Trade Union Recognition Certificate

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PRESS RELEASE – The National Workers Union (NWU) has received a Trade Union Recognition Certificate from Labour Commissioner, Mr. Ray Narcisse. This is as a result of a Secret Ballot Poll undertaken  by the Department of Labour among workers employed with the Bank of Nova Scotia. The industrial exercise revealed that eighty-two percent (82%) of the votes cast within the ...

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City of Castries to introduce parking meters

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The Castries City Council (CCC) has several plans which will be rolled out this year, and topping that list of new initiatives is setting up parking metres across the capital. City Mayor Peterson Francis told a recent cocktail party to observe the CCC’s 50th anniversary, that this new initiative could be implemented in a few months time. “We will introduce ...

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KM2 Solutions expands call center operations in Barbados

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PRESS RELEASE – KM2 Solutions, a leading US-based, near shore contact center company, has expanded its near shore call center operations in Barbados. The expansion includes the addition of another building located adjacent to the existing operation in Bridgetown, Barbados. The new center provides expansion capabilities for an additional 800 seats. With the addition of this new client, KM2 now ...

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Taiwan research fellow Denys Springer delivers lecture at UWI Open Campus

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PRESS RELEASE – The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in collaboration with the Saint Lucia – Taiwan Alumni Association, and University of West Indies (UWI) held a lecture deliver by Mr. Denys Springer, Taiwan Fellowship recipient, on the topic of “The Evolving Culture and Identity of China and Taiwan” at UWI, on January 19th, 2017. In his lecture, ...

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