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Sir Derek Walcott, Passes On

Saint Lucia’s celebrated poet and Nobel Laureate for literature Sir Derek Walcott has died. A statement from his family says the 87-year-old passed away peacefully at his cap estate home in the early hours of Friday march 17th, 2017. Word of his death was met with sadness at home and …

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OECS Tourism Marketing Intelligence Meeting

OECS countries are developing a framework to gain better intelligence on the tourism sector. The system will help member states manage resources and become more attractive tourism destinations. Regional tourism personnel held deliberations in Saint Lucia to provide their feedback on the proposed policy.

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US Aid Tourism Energy Efficiency Training

Saint Lucia is getting help from a United States development partner to reduce energy costs in tourism – the country’s largest electricity consumer sector. This week, the US agency for international development (USAID) held a two-day energy efficiency training workshop with the SLHTA. Agency officials say lowering electricity consumption will …

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Aggression Re-Direction Training At BTC

Wards at the boys training centre are currently undergoing a ten-week aggression replacement training exercise. Described as a ‘cognitive multi-modal programme’, the art entails three distinct training aspects – social skills, anger control and moral reasoning.

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SSU Officers Deployed To DSH Site

Police are reportedly investigating the alleged carjacking, abduction and assault of a taxi-driver. Details are sketchy, but preliminary reports indicate that a group of men ambushed the taxi driver in his car on Thursday afternoon at an undisclosed location. He was allegedly shot and severely beaten and taken to the …

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PM Gives Reality Check At 2nd Forum On Doing Business

The department of commerce hosted the second national forum on doing business in Saint Lucia on Thursday at the new financial centre, Pointe Seraphine, under the theme, “improving efficiency in the business environment.” Prime Minister Allen Chastanet called for greater focus on efficiency to facilitate the process of doing business …

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National Trust Doubles-Down On Opposition To Projects

Following its well-attended first quarterly meeting of 2017, the St. Lucia national trust held a press briefing on Thursday. Trust members discussed the environmental implications of a dolphin park at Pigeon Island and firmly voiced their opposition to the DSH project’s proposed causeway to the Maria islands. The members told …

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Babonneau Young Leaders Anti-Suicide March

The Babonneau secondary school young leaders are tackling a social ill that has plagued their community in recent times. On Thursday, the students took to the streets of the communities near their school, as part of an anti-suicide march.

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CSA General Secretary Incensed Over Dismissal Case

Meanwhile, an angry CSA acting general secretary is taking the Castries constituencies council to task over what he claims is the dismissal of an employee on frivolous grounds. Mac Stephen Aubertin’s gripe stems from what he says was an august 11th, 2016, report from one member Campbell Deterville claiming victimization …

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Police Clarify the Process of Rape Investigations

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is clarifying the process of a rape investigation. Members of the public have recently expressed concern that as it stands, it might be easy to destroy a career and life on a rape allegation. However, law enforcement officials say that the law is clear …

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Crisis Centre Concerned About Homicides

Officials of the Saint Lucia Crisis Centre are adding their voices to those decrying the homicide rate. St. Lucia has recorded 19 killings thus far this year, with almost one-third of them listed as domestic/family homicides. Crisis centre representatives say it’s time to strengthen social services and more education on …

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