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Artists Hold Special Wake For Sir Derek Walcott

On the eve of his March 25th state funeral, friends and family of Sir Derek Walcott joined members of the local and regional artistic community for a special wake. The event, held at the national cultural centre, was a night of the arts featuring the spoken word, musicals and dramatic …

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Horse Racing Stalwart, Winston Trim Perishes In Road Crash

A fatal motor vehicular collision over the weekend has claimed the life of a well-known local equine enthusiast. 50-year-old Winston Trim succumbed to injuries after he was transported to the St. Jude Hospital. He was traveling south-bound on his motorcycle on Sunday afternoon, when he collided with a red omnibus …

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Sir Derek Walcott Laid To Rest

Sir Derek Walcott received a send-off fit for a literary giant on Saturday March 25th. Saint Lucia’s Nobel Laureate for Literature was afforded a state funeral and scholars, artists, diplomats and Saint Lucians from all walks of life joined his family and friends to bid farewell to the man who …

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Algas Organics To Become Fertilizer Pioneer

Algas Organics will soon be Saint Lucia’s first Bio-fertilizer manufacturing plant. Entrepreneur, Johanan Dujon is using the seaweed infestation on the east coast to exploit raw natural material to develop his products. The venture is receiving support from the UNDP, GEF and the inter-American institute for cooperation in agriculture. Dujon …

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Labor Ministry To Crackdown On Illegals

The labour ministry is cracking down on illegal workers. On March 21st, the ministry confirmed that it is embarking on a major drive to address the problem of foreign nationals employed here without work permits.

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Exploring The Explosives Act

The investigation into the Ferrand Quarry explosion has led to questions about the legal framework that guides the use of explosives and other matters governing incendiary devices. Former bar association president Andy George spoke about the explosives act on the March 24th edition of radio 100’s “let’s talk law”. He …

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Taxi Union Condemns Attacks On Members

The national taxi union says it is concerned about physical attacks on its members. The abduction and assault of an elderly taxi operator in 2016 shocked the membership and just last week the union’s vice president was kidnapped, beaten, shot and abandoned. Members are calling on the authorities to address …

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PM Gives Update On Quarry Explosion

The Prime Minister has sought to clarify information regarding the death toll and status of the hospitalized following this week’s explosion at the Farrand quarry. He is urging citizens to refrain from relaying unverified information, at a time when family members and friends of those affected are going through a …

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PM Chastanet Welcomes New British High Commissioner

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has welcomed the United Kingdom’s new resident high commissioner Steve Mccready to Saint Lucia. A former chief of staff to the governor of Anguilla, Steve Mccready officially took up office on March 20th. His formal welcome from the government of Saint Lucia and introduction to the …

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Remembering Deceased Victims Of The Quarry Tragedy

As the mourning continues following the Farrand Quarry explosion, the nation is learning more about those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Plans are underway for a vigil in remembrance of Kim Khodra – whose death has left his friends, family, co-workers, church members and football clubs in mourning.

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