RAYMOND STEPS DOWN, JN PIERRE STEPS UP..NEW SENATOR SWORN IN

Francisco Jn. Pierre has replaced Dr. Ubaldus Raymond as Senator in the upper House. Mr. Jn. Pierre  contested the Laborie seat on a UWP ticket in 2016. President of the Senate Jeannine Giraudy-McIntyre  confirmed receipt of  Dr.  Raymond’s resignation. The Senator became embroiled in a sex scandal recently-the second in two years. The swearing in ceremony for Mr. Francisco Jn. Pierre took place at Tuesday’s sitting of the senate Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says Dr.  Raymond’s  resignation is in the best interest of all parties involved. He resigned  first as a…

THREE IN CUSTODY FOR TWO HOMICIDES

St. Lucia recorded two homicides within two hours   of each other  On Monday April 29, 2019 about 8:00 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, responded to a report of a shooting at Marc, Bexon. On arrival, officers were informed of three males having sustained gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were conveyed to a local medical facility for treatment, where they are currently admitted. The third victim, who was discovered with no apparent signs of life, was pronounced dead on the scene by an attending medical practitioner.…

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ENCOURAGES MEMBERS TO INVEST IN INSURANCE

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture engaged the Insurance Council of St. Lucia in the second annual insurance symposium  to discuss the importance of insurance in  mitigating  the impact of natural disasters on businesses. The symposium was held at the Financial Administrative Centre at Pointe Seraphine. Misfortunes are sure to occur at some point in time   and the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture wants to ensure that when that happens, it does not result in the demise of  businesses. This has prompted  the Chamber…

SLBWA CELEBRATES BLINDNESS AWARENESS MONTH

The St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association has organized a series of activities to commemorate  May as Blindness Awareness month. Activities  include the  proper registration of   all visually impaired persons, to ensure that they have access to needed services. Blind Awareness Month will be held under the theme “Mobilizing our community building resilience. The Objective of ensuring that all visually impaired persons are properly registered is to enable the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association  to guide blindness services for the next 5 to 10 years. The registration forms part of activities…

SOLEIL ORGANIZERS SAY “GIVE TI TIME”

Organizers of the annual Soleil Summer Festival Series continue to appeal to the public to reserve judgment on the reconfigured event, as they did when they first launched it. The event is nearing the end of its pilot phase and organizers will be forced to make some hard decisions on the future of the event. The Events Company the entity set up to manage on national events says it continues to refine the product and while it says it is some ways away from a final format, the company says…

UNIONS PLAN BIG LABOUR DAY CELEBRATIONS

The St. Lucia Civil Service Association in conjunction with the Trade Union Federation has organized a rally  to commemorate Labour day on May 1st. The  Rally begins at  10 AM at the CSA’s Auditorium in Sans Souci. May 1st celebrated the world over as Labour day  is a day to reflect on the struggles of workers and what the future has in store for them. It’s coming at a time when the future of work is under threat FROM  artificial intelligence referring to computerization. the need for workers to remain unionized will also…