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IMPACS, Lambirds, Crime Lab, Cubans with Looshan Passports: Spot the CHAIN’S WEAKEST link!

L-R: Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. Kenny Anthony; Foreign Affairs Minister Alva Baptiste; Commerce Minister Emma Hippolyte; Invest Saint Lucia CEO McHale Andrew and Justice Minister Philip La Corbiniere.

Following several overseas news reports that the US coastguard had intercepted a boatload of Cubans illegally en route to America, the prime minister’s office on Monday announced his government had “become aware” of what had been in the media for … Continue reading

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Castries a basinful of waste from the hills

Shirley Lewis (holding mace) surrounded by newly appointed council members. Standing: Harold Dalsan (extreme left) and Phillip J Pierre (extreme right).

From the hardly disinterested perspective of social transformation and local government minister Harald Dalsan, Castries is “a beautiful city.” The Soufriere MP made his declaration on Thursday at a swearing-in ceremony for the mayor Shirley Lewis and fellow councillors. The … Continue reading

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Derek Walcott joins Samarians in 125th Anniversary

Derek Walcott at the Square named after him.

The Saint Mary’s College, the island’s oldest school for boys, is currently marking the 125th anniversary of its 1890 founding. Last Sunday, hundreds of ‘old boys’, as well as current students, congregated at the Minor Basilica in Castries for an … Continue reading

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Fire Victims receive much-needed Assistance from Courts

Courts OECS Marketing Team with fire victims.

On 24th February, 2015 Saint Lucians mourned with the Lastic Hill community as it came face to face with a tragedy which left six families, comprising 15 adults and five children, homeless. This week as the families try their utmost … Continue reading

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NWU CONGRATULATES SMFC ON ITS 47 YEARS OF OPERATION

The National Workers Union (NWU) wishes to express its appreciation to and admiration for the St. Lucia Mortgage Finance Company Limited (SMFC) on its 47th year of operation. During that period, the SMFC has successfully executed its intended mandate of … Continue reading

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Cook’s Champagne Celebrates a lucky winner!

Good son Staron Oculi receives his prize from    Germaine Serieux of Peter & Company.

Little accomplishments deserve a celebration just as much as life’s big occasions. That’s the philosophy for Cook’s California Champagne. It’s why Cook’s has become the sparkle of celebrations – and one of Saint Lucia’s more popular champagnes. Recognized world-wide, Cook’s … Continue reading

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COCO PALM AWARDED TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Coco Palm in Rodney Bay.

Coco Palm, Saint Lucia’s premier family owned and managed boutique hotel, this week announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is … Continue reading

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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort Making a Difference

More accolades for locally owned Fond Doux in Soufriere.

After a year of industry accolades, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort is adding one more award, an industry designation, and a Green property recognition to a year that has seen the Sourfriere property recognized for its excellence. Fond Doux has … Continue reading

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38 Cuban migrants caught at sea with Saint Lucian Visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-eight Cuban migrants caught trying to sail to the U.S. are stranded aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, waiting for permission from the Cuban government to return home, The Associated Press has learned. The would-be immigrants had … Continue reading

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Will Justice Minister tell what’s really going on at nation’s Crime Lab?

The National Crime Lab at Tapion which has been a source of much specualtion and controversy.

On Wednesday 6 May, 2015, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Rufina Frederick, together with Barbadian national Cheryl Corbin convened a meeting with the staff of the nation’s Forensic Science Laboratory. At the meeting’s commencement all personnel … Continue reading

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