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Police said 9mm firearm recovered from individuals in deadly Castries police shooting

(PRESS RELEASE) — On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, about 10:30 p.m., officers attached to the Special Services Unit, whilst on mobile patrol, received information regarding a suspicious motor vehicle, at Reclamation Grounds, Castries. The responding officers made attempts to stop a white Toyota Lancer, registration number PE3191, but to no avail. The motor vehicle in question failed to stop, venturing ...

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Castries teen killed, brothers in custody after alleged police shootout with gunmen

Residents reported hearing a barrage of gunshots from automatic or semi-automatic firearms around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. “It was rapid gunfire from high calibre weapons,” one resident told St. Lucia News Online. Shortly after the sounds subsided and the ‘smoke cleared’, a 17-year-old, believed to be from La Clery, Castries is killed on the spot, a 28-year-old Bois Patat, ...

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Soufriere Mini Stadium under redevelopment

(GIS) — Former FIFA executive, now consultant to FIFA and CONCACAF, Mr. Jim Brown, arrived in Saint Lucia on Wednesday to undertake a tour of the Soufriere Mini Stadium with members of the Saint Lucia Football Association. The Soufriere Mini Stadium is under redevelopment in order to permit international football and athletics competitions starting in 2019. To ensure the venue ...

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UPDATE: Scots Guards cricketers on tour in Saint Lucia

The Scots Guards cricket team is presently touring Saint Lucia with a 20-member team out of the United Kingdom. The 1st Battalion Scots Guards, one of the Foot Guards regiments of the British Army, boasts several sports teams. Aside from the cricket team now in the Caribbean, the rugby team is visiting Fiji. The Guards arrived here on Saturday (May ...

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Probe continues into Anse La Raye homicide

Police are continuing to probe the fatal shooting of a man in Anse Galet, Anse La Raye. The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, according to reports. Police have not formally released the identity of the deceased, though reports are rampant on social media that he is from areas in Babonneau — Girard, Cacao or Fond Assau ...

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VIDEOS: Shooting on Chaussee Road, Castries

At least two people have been shot on Chaussee Road, Castries tonight (Wednesday, May 22), according to reports.(See two videos below article) Details are sketchy at this time, but reports have alleged that a shootout between the police and individuals in a white car resulted in at least two males sustaining serious injuries. There were reports of the sound of ...

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Double honours for Saint Lucian sprinter Hyacinth

Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School alumna Mechaela Hyacinth has been named Women’s Freshman Track Athlete of the Year for Azusa Pacific University and has been named to the All-West Region team. The first-year Cougar has made an immediate impact on her school’s record books. She currently sits second all-time for the 100m, her best time of 11.61 seconds behind only ...

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UPDATE: Johnson Charles goes to Barbados Tridents; Sammy, Malinga in for Saint Lucia Stars

The Caribbean Premier League 2019 Draft took place today (Wednesday, May 22) at the Gfinity Esports Arena in London, as the tournament’s six teams put their wheels in motion ahead of the seventh edition of the competition. Dwayne Bravo’s Trinbago Knight Riders emerged victorious last year and have already recruited Kieron Pollard away from the Saint Lucia Stars as their ...

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Central Police Station relocated

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to inform the public of the relocation of the Central Police Station from the Conference Room of Police Headquarters at Chesterfield Field in Castries, to the bottom floor of the Lamar Building, Bridge Street, Castries, effective on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The telephone number remains the same, that is, ...

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Deadly Fer de Lance snake reportedly captured in Soufriere (see video)

A local video has surfaced on social media showing an unidentified man displaying a dead seven-foot long Fer de Lance snake. SEE VIDEO BELOW ARTICLE The video, uploaded by ‘Raddac Radigan on Facebook at 7:18 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, is captioned “Fer de Lance Snake caught in Fond St. Jacque, Soufriere”. Called the Saint Lucia viper, Saint Lucia Fer de ...

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Saint Lucia participates in National Safe School Policy consultations

(PRESS RELEASE) – Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis have commenced consultations toward the development of a National Safe School Policy. The consultations are being held over a two-week period, from May 13 to 24, 2019. The National Safe School Policy will provide the context for the amendment of existing legislation to integrate disaster risk ...

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UPDATE: Bottom-slapping visitor receives reprimand from Barbados magistrate then released

(BARBADOS TODAY) — An Englishman who spent a night on remand at HMP Dodds after pleading guilty to two criminal charges has been released. When 44-year-old James Patrick O’Rouke, of Willehall, West Midlands, England reappeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today he was reprimanded and discharged. He pleaded guilty yesterday to unlawfully assaulting Charmaine Alleyne and resisting police constable Shaquille McClean ...

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Where is your mental maturity?

The older I get, the more I start asking why, and I start questioning all the answers. Maybe it’s a remnant of the child in me. When children are getting to the age of three, they start asking questions. It heralds a sudden upsurge in their intellectual development. The very youngest will simply accept that things are the way they ...

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LIAT (2019) Limited: Innovative investment finance — Basil Springer Column

This article originally appeared in the Barbados Advocate’s Business Monday on May 20, 2019 — “Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” – Proverbs 15:22. In the last column, we addressed no-nonsense governance policies which must be an integral part of the foundation of LIAT (2019) Limited. Today, we explore the combination of ...

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Beware Israeli spying technology, opposition MP warns

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting is warning Jamaicans to be vigilant in the face of what he says could be a plan by Government to invade people’s privacy, using high-end Israeli spy technology. Bunting told People’s National Party (PNP) supporters at a divisional conference in Mandeville on Sunday night that the capital budget for the ...

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CXC to consider petition for resit of CSEC Maths ex­ams

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) is to consider a petition call­ing for all stu­dents to re-sit the 2019 CSEC Maths ex­ams fol­low­ing se­ri­ous breach­es of the ex­am­i­na­tion reg­u­la­tions, a representative from the Barbados-based institution has said. “All of the queries regarding such were [reported] to the head of the department and it’s being worked on. The queries ...

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Saint Lucian middle distance runner earns All-American honours

Saint Lucian middle distance runner Claudina Udoka Constantine has been named a National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Division 1 All-American after finishing eighth in the 800m run at National Championships over the weekend. Constantine, competing as a sophomore for Butler College, overcame a groin injury that has been affecting her ability to train to the fullest of her potential ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Nanthan, Charles to face challenge for Windwards cricket leadership

The Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control (WICBC) is scheduled to meet in Saint Lucia this coming weekend (May 25-26). Top of the agenda will be an election of officers. The two most keenly contested positions, from all reports, will be the presidency and vice-presidency. Emmanuel Nanthan, who was earlier this year deposed as vice-president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), ...

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First named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season forms

For the fifth consecutive year a tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic before the official start of the hurricane season, weather officials have said. The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1. The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said in an advisory that the low-pressure sub-tropical system, named Andrea, formed Monday evening (May 20) and is now “located hundreds of ...

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Saint Lucia, Cuba renew health cooperation

(PRESS RELEASE) — Saint Lucia and the Republic of Cuba have renewed its cooperation agreement in the health sector for another two years. Ambassador to Saint Lucia His Excellency Alejandro Simancas Marin and Saint Lucia’s Minister for Health and Wellness Senator Mary Isaac recently signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of further developing Saint Lucia’s health system. The renewal ...

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St. Jude Hospital gets x-ray machine

(PRESS RELEASE) — Patients at St. Jude Hospital are expected to benefit from an improvement of diagnostic imaging services following the handover of a floor-mounted x-ray machine. Chairman of the St. Jude Board, Wayne Harrow, says he is confident that the equipment will allow the staff to provide cost-effective and high-quality diagnostic service to the people in the south of ...

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Barbados: Tourist gets in trouble for slapping woman’s buttocks; placed cash in her cleavage

(BARBADOS TODAY) — An Englishman who stashed a $50 note in the bosom of a female taxi driver and slapped her on the bottom said: “we were joking”. However, it was no joking matter for Bridgetown Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant when 44-year-old James Patrick O’Rouke, of 50 Peach Road, Willehall, West Midlands, England pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting Charmaine Alleyne and ...

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Castries teams top SLNCA cricket

South Castries won, Gros Islet and Babonneau both won and lost over the weekend, as the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) Inter-District 50-Over Tournament continued. Gros Islet lost to South Castries by 8 wickets on Saturday at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground. Gros Islet made 245-8, Garvin Serieux Jr. top-scoring with 75 (7×4, 3×6), and Vidal Crandon adding 59 ...

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Donette Ismael appointed Tourism Enhancement Fund’s new programme manager

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) welcomed Ms. Donette Ismael to its management team on May 2, 2019. Still committed to the mandate of playing an integral role in Saint Lucia’s sustainable development, the TEF has brought Ms. Ismael on board to oversee and monitor the accounting, project administration and strategic directions ...

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Dennery North Constituency Council honours residents

(PRESS RELEASE) — Residents of the Dennery North Constituency were celebrated and awarded in recognition for their unwavering contribution to national development. A Hall of Fame Dinner was hosted in their honour on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Dennery North Human Resource Development Centre. Officials of the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment took this opportunity ...

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All students will not likely re-sit math exam — official

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — All CSEC math­e­mat­ics stu­dents in Trinidad and To­ba­go may not have to re-sit the ex­am. A Caribbean Ex­am­i­na­tion Coun­cil Tech­ni­cal Ad­vi­so­ry Com­mit­tee is still to as­sess a re­port sent con­cern­ing an al­leged breach of CXC ex­am reg­u­la­tions, but a source con­nect­ed to the ex­am body said it was un­like­ly that all stu­dents here would be re­quired to ...

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Relocation of vendors to facilitate Castries Market Redevelopment Project set to begin

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Castries Market Redevelopment Project is moving ahead with the commencement of phase one. Effective Monday next week, the provisions market vendors will be temporarily relocated to the Old Fire Service Headquarters site on Jeremie Street. The necessary preparations, including installation of security lockers and washroom facilities, are now complete. On Wednesday, May 14, 2019, the Office ...

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Export Saint Lucia facilitates first shipment of sea moss to the U.S. with rural community

(PRESS RELEASE) — Emanating from Export Saint Lucia’s recent mission to the United States, it was observed that growing consumer trends around healthy eating has presented an opportunity for dried sea moss from Saint Lucia. This product is in high demand especially with the increased vegan community. Through the guidance of Export Saint Lucia, the Praslin Sea Moss Association has ...

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Ricky T releases “A Friend”

(PRESS RELEASE) — Who doesn’t enjoy when ‘The Tizzle’ serenades for the ladies?! Well, he is at it again with his groovy tune, “A Friend”. The catchy track, written by Ricky Joseph, Chady Foster and Courtney Louis, paints the picture of the constant calls to a lady from someone she dubs is “just a friend”. And Ricky T isn’t having ...

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At least 11 dead in Brazil bar ‘massacre’: reports

(AP) – A gang of gunmen roared up to a bar in Belém city in Brazil’s northern Pará state and opened fire, killing six women and five men, media reports said. State officials would confirm only that “a massacre” occurred but gave no details. The G1 news website said police reported that seven gunmen were involved in the attack, which ...

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Barbados and Antigua to discuss LIAT shares

(BARBADOS TODAY) — Barbados will not be negotiating LIAT’s future direction in the public domain, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has reiterated, in response to reports out of Antigua and Barbuda that her Government has agreed to sell its shares to St John’s. Speaking on his radio station on Saturday, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said Mottley has said ...

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Motor vehicle accident in Piaye

Injuries have been reported in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Piaye on Sunday afternoon, May 19, according to sources. Details are sketchy at this time, however, reports indicate that the accident involved a collision between a car and a motor bike in the vicinity of a bridge in the community. The Laborie Police Station received the report around ...

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Cricket West Indies announce World Cup camp and reserve players list

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies will continue their preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a training camp in Southampton, England from May 19 to 23. The four-day camp, involving the entire 15-member squad for the marquee tournament, will include an additional warm-up fixture against Australia, which will be played on May 22 at the Ageas Bowl, ...

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Motorcyclist battling for life after Balata road accident

Relatives of a motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a road accident in Balata Saturday morning (May 18) is calling on the public to donate blood. According to reports reaching St. Lucia News Online, a vehicle, driven by Eden Charlery of Balata, collided with Canzy Felix Walters’ motorcycle, between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Walters, a resident of Fond Assau, ...

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ECFH, Bank of Saint Lucia record EC$44.9 million after-tax profit

(PRESS RELEASE) — East Caribbean Financial Holding Company Ltd (ECFH) and its sole subsidiary Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd, the island’s largest indigenous bank, has once again delivered a strong performance for another consecutive year. For the financial year ended December 2018, the Bank recorded net profit after tax of EC$44.9 million compared to their 2017 year-end figure of EC $36.9 ...

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Petition for CSEC Maths to be redone after cheating fiasco

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — A pe­ti­tion cir­cu­lat­ing is call­ing for all stu­dents to re-sit the 2019 CSEC Maths ex­ams fol­low­ing se­ri­ous breach­es of the ex­am­i­na­tion reg­u­la­tions. This has left stu­dents in lim­bo, with many ex­press­ing anger, wor­ry and sad­ness over that pos­si­bil­i­ty. While the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and the Caribbean Ex­am­i­na­tion Coun­cil (CXC) are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the source of the leak which ...

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Saint Lucia set to welcome direct American Airlines flight from Chicago

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia is extending its reach into the US Market through the introduction of a non-stop American Airlines flight from Chicago. The weekly Saturday service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) will begin on December 21, 2019. American Airlines continues to recognize the growing demand for airlift into Saint Lucia from the ...

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Bay Gardens Resorts delivers more than EC$600,000 to St. Lucia restaurants through its ‘Dine Around’ partnership

(PRESS RELEASE) — Bay Gardens Resorts has contributed significantly to the St. Lucia economy, delivering more than EC$600,000 (US$222,000) to local restaurants affiliated with its Dine Around Meal Plan over the last three years. Introduced in 2016, the Dine Around Meal Plan provides guests with the opportunity to experience the authentic taste of St. Lucia. Guests who stay seven nights ...

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Discipline Guy Joseph for “gross misbehaviour” — Pierre

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has been called upon to remove Guy Joseph as minister of economic development. That call is coming from Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre, who said at a press conference Thursday that Joseph should be disciplined for “gross misbehaviour in public office” in connection with a letter in the public domain from the Ministry of Economic Development ...

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Coca Cola heir ‘Alki’ David threatens St. Kitts-Nevis PM with multi-billion-dollar lawsuit

(CARIBBEAN360) – The Greek billionaire who is heir to the Coca Cola fortune yesterday left St Kitts and Nevis where he is facing drug charges, but not before warning Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris that he and his government would be slapped with a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit over the arrest. Alkiviades ‘Alki’ David flew out of the twin-island federation after paying ...

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No Saint Lucian in Guyana prisons, no Guyanese in Saint Lucia prison, official boasts

Acting Director of Prisons in Guyana, Gladwin Samuels, has described it as a “plus” that no Guyanese is incarcerated at the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) in Saint Lucia, likewise there are no Saint Lucian in the South American country’s prison system. Samuels, who is in Saint Lucia, reportedly accompanying his wife on a training programe until Friday, May 17, pointed ...

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Saint Lucia Rastafarians should take government to court and embarrass them: Alexander

Aaron Alexander, the former chairman of the Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari, has said the Saint Lucia Rastafarian community should follow in the footsteps of a colleague in St. Kitts-Nevis and take the government to court in connection with the decriminalisation of marijuana. “Antigua is going ahead, Jamaica is going ahead, look Barbados recently announced that they going ...

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FDA recalls tattoo inks because they’re contaminated with bacteria

(USA TODAY) — The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of six types of tattoo ink because they are contaminated with bacteria. The tattoo inks, made by a handful of manufacturers, are contaminated with microorganisms that can lead to serious injuries and an increased risk of infection since the skin barrier is broken during a procedure, the FDA said ...

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Sammy headlines 5 Saint Lucians in 2019 CPL Draft

Five Saint Lucians are among the final list of players who have made themselves available for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League Draft, which will take place in London on May 22, 2019. The five are Daren Sammy, Johnson Charles, Keddy Lesporis, Larry Edward, and Johnnel Eugene. The number of players that have put their names forward for the draft ...

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Scientology cruise ship passengers cleared of measles risk, church says

(NBC NEWS) — All of the passengers and crew of a cruise ship owned and operated by the Church of Scientology have been cleared from the risk of spreading or contracting measles after a female staffer on board was isolated with the highly contagious disease, Scientology officials said Tuesday. The ship, named the Freewinds, was originally quarantined in St. Lucia ...

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Goodman’s 4-for-17 routs Goodman Warriors in Gros Islet cricket

The 2019 Gros Islet Domestic 50 Over Cricket Tournament sponsored by District Representative Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute got underway on Wednesday, May 15 at the Gros Islet Playing Field. Some of Saint Lucia’s most outstanding young cricketers were on display. Goodman Warriors were 120 all out in 27 overs against Melius Challengers. Kevyn Arnold made 29, skipper Tyrel Chicot 22, and ...

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SMC, Micoud, Soufriere win schools U15 cricket openers

The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports 2019 Under-15 Secondary School 40 Over Cricket Tournament got underway on Wednesday, May 15 with three matches. St Mary’s College beat Babonneau Secondary, Micoud Secondary defeated Clendon Mason Memorial Secondary, and Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary got the better of Choiseul Secondary. At the Balata Playing Field, SMC, led by a six-wicket haul from Jayxan ...

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Saint Lucia featured on ELLE Italia magazine cover

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia is proudly featured on the cover of Elle Italia, the international magazine. Elle Italia is the Italian edition of the French magazine Elle which focuses on fashion, beauty, health and entertainment. The cover page features blonde Dutch model, Rozanna Verduin in a brightly coloured pirogue just outside Soufriere, with Saint Lucia’s iconic Pitons prominently featured ...

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Former Fanny Mae chairman to address St. Lucia Chamber luncheon

(PRESS RELEASE) — The grand finale to the upcoming Chamber Investment Symposium, “Alternative and Innovative Investment and Financing Options”, will be delivered by Mr. Egbert Perry, former chairman of Fannie Mae, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. at the Harbor Club Hotel, Rodney Bay. Fannie Mae is the Federal National Mortgage Association, sponsored by the US government and ...

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Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall receives Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award from Society of American Archivists

Antonia Charlemagne-Marshall, who is pursuing a master of arts in archives and record management (first cohort) at the University of West Indies, is a 2019 recipient of the Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State ...

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St. Lucia Crisis Centre appoints interim board

(PRESS RELEASE) — The St. Lucia Crisis Centre successfully convened an extra-ordinary meeting on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Conference Room from 9 a.m. to appoint an interim board. The purpose of this board is to chart the way forward for the convocation of an annual general meeting by June 30, 2020 in order ...

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Amrika brings to you “Obsess” for Saint Lucia Carnival 2019 (+video)

(PRESS RELEASE) — Carnival 2019 just took a new twist and turn with this latest track out of the Stratosphere Muzic Label Camp!! Sultry Songstress Amrika brings to you “Obsess”, her new release for 2019. Produced by Small Island Records and written by Amrika Mutroo, the easy-going rhythm of this track entrances the waist line while giving you the groove ...

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Laureate’s Chair to feature local author

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Saint Lucia Writers Forum will be hosting its Laureate’s Chair at the Central Library on June 25, 2019. The event will feature local author, poet and cultural critic, A.L. Dawn French. The Laureate’s Chair, which was conceptualized by Past President of the Saint Lucia Writers Forum, Kensley Charlemagne, is an event which honours the work of ...

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