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BREAKING NEWS: House and boat fires

Authorities have confirmed boat and house fires in separate incidents. A dwelling house is reportedly on fire at Shapine Estate in Anse La Raye. Emergency services received the call at 2:09 p.m. The boat fire was reported around the same time in Marigot. Reports are that the fire is in the engine compartment of the boat. There are no immediate reports ...

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St. Lucian man granted 7-day visit but overstays for 15 years

Authorities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have nabbed a 65-year-old man who has been living in the territory illegally for nearly 15 years. St Lucia native Edgar Lucien has pleaded guilty to overstaying a landing permit. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards fined him $1,000 for the offence. “When the court looked at the mitigating factors such as your age, you ...

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PRESS RELEASE: NWU blasts security companies, accuses some of siphoning funds

The National Workers Union (NWU) is displeased with information reaching the organization that suggests that some security service companies on the island continue to siphon huge chunks of their contractual financial earnings from Saint Lucia to overseas headquarters. Some of the security service companies on island do not employ Saint Lucians who could form part of their administrative and accounting ...

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PRESS RELEASE: UWP appoints new PRO

The United Workers Party would like to announce Ms. Kernisha Chrisa Flavien as its new Public Relations Officer. Ms Flavien a resident of the Dennery North Constituency is well known with her involvement in youth and community work and a calypsonian under the Sobriquet Lady K. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies School of Continuing ...

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Employment opportunities lost from Walcott House closure – Richardson

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Grass Street Development Association Gowdin Richardson has expressed disappointment in the abrupt closure of the Walcott House and has said that he is worried that various employment opportunities will be lost if the closure is permanent. In a press release, the Saint Lucia National Trust announced that it would be closing the facility indefinitely, ...

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Fedee: National Tourism Council, village tourism among intiatives to boost tourism

Several initiatives are being undertaken to boost the country’s tourism product. One of the main initiatives is the establishment of a National Tourism Council (NTC) which will be geared at addressing issues that affect the sector. Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee said the council will bring about changes which are hoped to improve the industry. The NTC, according to him, will comprise ...

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Fellow artists “just don’t care” – St. Clair in response to Walcott House closure

Describing it as a “precarious situation”, writer, playwright and cultural activist Gandolph St. Clair has spoken against what he believes is a lack of unity among Saint Lucia’s artistic community. St. Clair spoke to media on Wednesday, lamenting the closure of the Walcott House – which took effect on May 31, 2017, as announced by the Saint Lucia National Trust. ...

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Another St. Lucian video gone viral (see video)

The audio, which contained indecent language, was removed from the video. Another St. Lucian video has gone viral, but this time it is not pornographic. The video shows a male, fully clothed, standing on a Castries city sidewalk in a pool of blood and bleeding profusely from the penis. He is surrounded by several people, including a female who declared ...

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Persons circulating porn videos are committing a crime

Persons who have been sharing the most recent viral pornographic video face prosecution if caught, according to law enforcement sources. In the nine-minute video, which is being circulated via Whatsapp and Facebook, a woman, with her hands and feet tied, is having sex under the influence of drugs, with a numbe of males in her company. According to the legal source, persons ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Young suspects in Vieux Fort homicide released

Six individuals, between the ages 12 and 17, who were held by police in connection with the death of 49-year-old Moses Clovis, aka The Mole, of Pierrot, Vieux Fort, have been released into the care of their parents, police said. The individuals were released around 4:30 p.m. today (May 31, 2017) on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, pending further ...

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Moses Clovis received a fatal blow

A post mortem examination has revealed that the island’s 26th homicide victim, Moses Clovis aka ‘The Mole’, died as a result of a severe spinal cord injury after sustaining a blow to the back of the head/neck. Police said according to the results of the post mortem, which was conducted yesterday (May 30, 2017) by Dr. Heather Emmanuel, the 49-year-old resident of ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Bomb scare in Castries

Some buildings on Bridge Street, Castries have been evacuated after a bomb threat was received by at least one business establishment. There are conflicting reports as to which business establishment received the threat. A law enforcement official said the Bank of Saint Lucia branch received the threat, while a news correspondent on the scene was told that the building housing the ...

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Viral video evokes mixed reaction

Persons on social media are debating whether a woman in a local pornographic video was raped or not. In a nine-minute video obtained by St. Lucia News Online (SNO), the woman, with her hands and feet tied, has sex on a bed. A group of males were in the room. At the beginning of the video the woman said: “But that man ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Names released for 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

The hurricane season for our region which covers the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico starts tomorrow, Thursday 01 June 2017. So far, this year we have had one off-season, short lived tropical storm, Arlene, which developed over the subtropical Atlantic Ocean on the twentieth of April. Predictions from the major hurricane season forecasting centers vary ...

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Injuries reported in Praslin accident (photos)

Five persons were injured in a motor vehicle in Praslin this morning (May 31, 2017), according to officials and eyewitnesses. The accident occurred around 7:50 a.m. and involved a Terios sports utility vehicle (SUV) and a car. The injured persons were transported by ambulance to St Jude’s Hospital. An eyewitness reported seeing “two badly damaged” vehicles and “people being cared for” in an ...

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Accident at Balata (photos)

St. Lucia News Online (SNO) received report of an motor vehicle accident (see photos below story) in Balata, Castries around 7:00 this morning (May 31, 2017). According to an eyewitness, no one was injured but the accident caused a backup of traffic in the area. The eyewitness said the accident occurred at the “gap to go inside Morne Du Don”. ...

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“Investing in St. Lucia gives me more opportunities and lower taxes” – CIP investor speaks

Andrew Henderson, an American investor and founder of the Nomad Capitalist, is one of several persons who have invested in St. Lucia’s Citizen by Investment Program  (CIP). Henderson, who is an American, sees CIP as the way forward for many countries as people worldwide travel more for work and business. “I think the world is going more nomadic.  People don’t ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Upton Gardens Girls Centre first to benefit from inaugural Prime Minister’s Independence Ball

The Upton Gardens Girls Centre is the first ever recipient of proceeds from the inaugural Prime Minister’s Independence Ball which was held on the eve of the island’s 38th Independence Anniversary celebrations this year. The Centre, established since 1980, provides quality day care rehabilitation services in a conducive environment to abused, disadvantaged and neglected young girls. At a brief handover ...

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UPDATE: Two accidents at Choc, less than two hours apart

Another accident involving a motorcycle occurred at Choc last evening. Reports are that a scooter collided with a pickup van after 10:30 p.m. near St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, shortly after another accident nearby at Top of the World. The victim, who was reportedly wearing a helmet, has been identified as 27-year-old Chester King of La Clery, Castries. He was transported to ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Accident at Top of the World

A motorcyclist has been hospitalised following an accident at Top of the World, Choc this evening. According to reports, a vehicle collided with a motorcycle after 9 p.m. The motorcyclist was transported to hospital via ambulance. His condition is unknown at this time. More details soon. (5)(10)

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Grand Riviere man injured in Goodlands accident

A resident of Grand Riviere, Gros Islet escaped with only minor injuries when his two-door Suzuki Escudo ran off the road and rolled down a hill in Goodlands, Castries on Sunday, May 28. The driver and sole occupant, Kendall Charmon, 29, sustained injuries to his right hand, according to officials. Charmon was trapped in the vehicle and had to be ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Joint statement by Invest Saint Lucia and CIU on statements made regarding applications

It has been brought to the attention of Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) and the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) that statements have been made regarding ongoing negotiations and applications before our offices. Our aim is to attract investment to Saint Lucia and to facilitate the continued development of our country. It has become increasingly concerning that there are ongoing attempts ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Homicide in Pierrot

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a forty-nine (49) year old resident of Pierrot Vieux Fort, namely Moses Clovis also known as ‘The Mole’. Officers attached to the Vieux Fort Police Station received a report of a suspicious death, about 11:55 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Boriel Beach, Pierrot. The lifeless body of Moses Clovis ...

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COMMENTARY: Fighting for imperial dominance: ‘execute, execute, execute’ everything St. Lucian

In the fight for imperial dominance, and under great pressure to convey a policy proposition (budget address) on May 9, with fewer missteps, prime minister and minister of finance Allen Chastanet delivered “austerity measures” calculated to execute and delegitimize everything Saint Lucian. Time and again the enormous credibility and ‘executable plans’ of Prime Minister Chastanet are notoriously unreliable. The ethos ...

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PRESS RELEASE: U4RIA 5 attracts a slew of heavyweight sponsors

With the clock quickly ticking towards the start of the most anticipated music concert for the 2017 carnival season – U4RIA 5 (U5), a long and distinguished list of corporate entities have chosen to align themselves with the innovative event. Carded for Thursday, July 6th at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark in the extreme north of the island, the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucia National Youth Council elects new Executive

On Saturday, May 27 2017, The General Assembly of the Saint Lucia National Youth Council elected a new Executive. The new team consists of the following President: Jeshurun Andrew First Vice President: Nyus Alfred Second Vice President: Ajani Lebourne General Secretary: Raejean Montoute Assistant General Secretary: Raquel John Treasurer: Anya Edwin Public Relations Officer: Chaddie Mathurn The Elections Committee of ...

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WORLD: US weighs banning laptops on international flights

US Homeland Security John Kelly said Sunday that he was considering banning laptop computers on international flights into and out of the country, amid signs of “a real threat. “Kelly made his remarks during the Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel periods in the US, and at a time when the bombing at a concert in Manchester, England ...

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Apology demanded after St. Lucia-based Moroccan diplomat assaulted in St. Vincent

The delegate assaulted at the United Nations decolonisation conference in St. Vincent on Thursday has been identified as Moroccan diplomat Mohammed Ali El Khamlichi, who is based in St. Lucia. El Khamlichi is the Deputy Chief of Missions for the Moroccan Embassy in Castries. Media reports out of the North African nation say Soufiane Mimouni, an Algerian official, physically assaulted ...

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BABY MURDER: Government supports Melissa Lambert (video)

Minister for Local Government and Culture, Senator Fortuna Belrose, has described the murder of a nine-month-old girl in Marchand, Castries this week as “sad” and said the ministry is providing support to the baby’s mother, Melissa Lambert. Belrose said the ministry “empathises” with Lambert and her family over the baby’s “tragic death”. She said the ministry has been in touch ...

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Business association for the south in the pipeline

Business owners in the south of the island will soon have a stronger say on matters relating to their businesses and be in a position to make demands for betterment from the powers that be. That’s when the Southern Business Association is established in Vieux-Fort to cater for the needs of its members. On Wednesday, a business forum was held ...

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GIS NEWS: Construction to recommence on Choiseul Secondary

After a seven-year lull, construction on the Choiseul Secondary School located in La Fargue, is expected to recommence following the recent signing of a contractual agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and FDL Consult Inc. The process for the rehabilitation of the southern educational institution started in 2010 involving the then Ministry of Communications and Works, the school officials, ...

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Black Bay farmers express concerns about resort development

The recent agreement signed between Range Development, an international developer and government, to continue the Black Bay Master Development, which will result in farmers of the Black Bay Farmers and Consumers Co-Operative in Vieux-Fort being relocated, has caused much concern among the affected farmers. Nine farmers will be relocated to make way for the construction of the hotel, which a ...

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SEX SCANDAL: SDA church says “don’t rush to judgment”

In response to news this week that two of its pastors were arrested and charged for sexual offences, the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church said on Friday that it will not condone sin or wrongdoing but appealed to the public not to rush to judgment. Executive Secretary of the Saint Lucia Mission of Seventh Day Adventists, Pastor Roger Stephen, made ...

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PRESS RELEASE: PM embarks on “Meet the Workers” Tour

Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet will embark on a “Meet the Workers” Tour which will take the Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service around the island to various Government departments and agencies. The first phase of the tour begins in June 2017 during which the Prime Minister will hear firsthand the issues ...

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PRESS RELEASE: SLP bids farewell to John “Fox” Benjamin

As clichéd as it sounds, it is nonetheless the unadulterated truth; he was a soldier to the very end! It was Cicero who said that “nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.” There were few things in life which John “Fox” Benjamin loved more ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Flow gifts Carnival Queen contestants

The eight beauties vying for the 2017 National Carnival Queen title are the proud recipients of cutting-edge mobile handsets, courtesy of the island’s number one network, Flow. On Tuesday, the company presented each of the delegates with a Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime smartphone. Terry Finisterre, Flow Saint Lucia Acting Marketing & Communications Manager, made the presentation during the Unveiling and ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucian projects among shortlist under consideration by European programme

Following an initial evaluation process, a shortlist of several projects in partnership with Anguilla, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, along with a number of other Caribbean countries is due to be presented to the Interreg Caraïbes programme Selection Committee on May 30 and 31, 2017, at the Hotel Salako, Gosier, in Guadeloupe. The Interreg Caraïbes programme The ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Shooting at Cacoa, Babonneau

On Wednesday May 24, 2017 about 8:20 p.m. Babonneau Police received reports of gunshots fired in the Green Gold, Cacoa area. Reports indicate that 26 year old Kim Isidore of Green Gold, Cacoa, was in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle on the side of the road when one masked individual approached him and discharged several rounds in his ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Dennery Fishermen’s Cooperative rehabilitates Dennery Fishing Complex’s Landing Bay

The Dennery Fishermen’s Cooperative was established on the 14th of September 1978 in the small fishing village of Dennery to cater to the needs of, and provide quality service and support to the fisherfolk of the community. The Co-operative, presently under the Receiver Manager, the Dennery Community Credit Co-operative, has once again come to the aid of its members with ...

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REGIONAL: Expect above-average Atlantic hurricane season, US forecasters say

The Atlantic ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11-17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, US forecasters said Thursday. The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean-warming trend that tends to reduce the likelihood of hurricanes, is a major reason for the expected rise in number of storms. Other factors include above-average sea surface ...

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UPDATE: ‘Coco’ in critical condition following shooting in Babonneau

A man is currently in critical condition following a shooting in Cacao, Babonneau this evening, law enforcement sources and residents have confirmed. According to sources, the victim, known as ‘Coco’, was reportedly shot while driving. As a result he crashed into a wall. He was picked up by ambulance in critical condition. Emergency services received the report at 8:45 p.m. More ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Man shot while picking mangoes in Coolie Town

A 23-year-old man was hospitalised after he was attacked while picking mangoes then shot in Coolie Town, Marigot this morning, the Police Information Office has confirmed. The victim, Contius Alexander of Coolie Town, sustained a gunshot wound to his right arm and is currently in stable condition, police said. Reports are that about 11:15 a.m., Alexander told police that he ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Addiction Cleansing Therapy Project in St. Lucia

From a young age, Amador was already associated with the wrong crowd. “My life has always been hard since I was a child; I hung out with guys older than me and got involved with illegal activities with them,” he said. “I started smoking cigarettes and marijuana, drinking alcohol, and using drugs, and I found it difficult to stop. I ...

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PRESS RELEASE: UWP condemns recent spate in gun violence

The United Workers Party supports government efforts to fight crime and is concerned about the recent upsurge in gun violence over the past few months especially last week where a total of 5 incidents occurred in and around the outskirts of Castries. We send out condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones and wish ...

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GIS NEWS: Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards gas pump standards one of the best in CARICOM

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) observed World Metrology Day on May 20, under theme “Measurements for Transport.” The 2017 theme brought to the spotlight, a number of significant interventions made by the SLBS to ensure accurate and reliable measurements in the vital transportation sector. One of those is the department’s flagship program for the verification of gas pumps to ensure that consumers ...

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PRESS RELEASE: ‘Apologize to Vieux Fortians’ – Kenny Anthony

Allen Chastanet must apologise to the people of Vieux Fort South for his degrading utterances at the public meeting of the United Workers Party, held on May 17, 2017, at the Vieux Fort Square. So says the Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort South, Dr. Kenny D. Anthony. On several occasions during his speech, Allen Chastanet told the people of Vieux ...

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PRESS RELEASE: iLand Resilience works on target for completion

The OECS Global Climate Change Alliance/GCCA, through its iLAND Resilience works being implemented in Saint Lucia, are on target in terms of completion. The completion  of these projects is timely as it will serve as a major step for mitigation ahead of the 2017 hurricane season. The project which commenced in February in Corinth/Grand Riviere promises to improve the communities’ ...

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Did you know?

Did you know that the following have scenes of Saint Lucia? Dolittle Firepower Superman II Pirates of the Caribbean I Creature (mini-series) Death in Paradise (TV Series) Did you know that the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival is not the original name of the ten-day event?  It was called the Annual International Jazz Festival and ran for the first ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Nine-month-old is 24th homicide victim of 2017

The post mortem performed on a nine-month-old baby found dead in Marchand yesterday has confirmed the death as a homicide. The baby was discovered dead by her mother at their home in George Charles Boulevard, Marchand, Castries. The post mortem revealed that the baby died of asphyxia secondary to ligature strangulation/hanging. Reports are that the baby was discovered with a ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucia’s National Culinary Team starts countdown to CHTA Taste of the Caribbean Competition 2017

PRESS RELEASE – With only 9 days left, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) gears up for another exciting event this year in the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Taste of the Caribbean Competition. The event which is expected to draw participation from approximately 14 islands will be held from June 2nd to 6th 2017 at Hyatt ...

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Elderly woman injured in Choc accident

A 76-year-old woman was injured in a motor vehicle accident at Choc this morning. The victim has been identified as Agnes Mathurin of Plateau. Reports are that a pickup van ran off the road around 7:23 a.m. Mathurin reportedly complained of body pains and was transported to hospital via ambulance. (0)(1)

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PRESS RELEASE: Augier Combined holds first ever Calypso Festival

The Augier Combined School held its 1st ever Calypso Festival on Sunday, 21st May 2017 at the Augier Combined School. The theme of the festival was “ACS IN KAISO”. This Calypso Festival was also an activity as part of school’s reading activity for the month of May which has the theme “Reading Grows the Imagination, Discover the Author in You”. ...

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