Insurance

The Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA), Sterling Insurance Brokers, Beacon Insurance Company, and the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) met recently to discuss marine insurances, risk mitigation and public liability insurance for boat operators. Sean Devaux SLHTA’s Director for the Maritime Subsector and General Manager for IGY Rodney Bay Marina joined the discussion to give a better idea of the needs of the sub-sector and listen to the insurance companies to come to a mutual understanding. A successfully negotiated tier of insurance could attract transient and roaming boats to…

Annual Congress of Delegates of the National Workers Union

The National Workers Union will be hosting its 2018 Annual Congress of Delegates of the National Workers Union (NWU) are at an advanced stage. About one hundred and ten (110) delegates from the eighty-six (86) branches of the National Workers Union throughout the island will participate in the day-long event. For the first time the Congress of Delegates will be held on a Sunday – Sunday November 4, 2018 at the Royal Saint Lucia Resort and Spa Conference Room at Reduit Beach, Gros Islet. The chosen theme is “Trade Unions…

ICC Women’s World T20

Saturday November 3rd as the ICC Women’s World T20 train makes its way through the communities of Mabouya Valley, Dennery, Micoud and culminate in Vieux-Fort. Daren Sammy, a CWI Ambassador who hails from the east coast said “It was great to see the communities showing their support for the women’s cricket and the excitement the giveaways and activities brought. I’m really looking forward to this weekend considering the east coast is my home.. Sammy said We’re ready to bring more vibes and spread the love with even more giveaways come…

Vehicular accident in Bexon

Police are investigating a vehicular accident which occurred on Tuesday October 30th , 2018, about 6:20 p.m. along the Bexon Highway, Castries Ferguson Donnelly, a 32 year old resident of Barre Du Chaussee  was driving a pickup along the Bexon Highway, travelling in a southerly direction, when he collided with a stationary motor truck, also in the vehicle was 9 year old  Leilahi Beaubrun and 3 year old Kealeb Cotter, who succumbed to injuries The 4th  passenger 6yrs has since been air lifted to Martinique, for medical assistance, and is…

POLICE CASE

A police officer has been identified as a person of interest in the island’s latest homicide. The Criminal Investigations Department responded to a shooting incident at Chef Harry Drive Morne Fortune around 10:30 pm Monday. Upon arrival officer found one female dead at her residence with apparent gunshot wounds to the body. Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Dorian O’Brian held a press conference on Tuesday morning to update the media on the investigation. Residents in the area who spoke off the record recall hearing approximately ten rounds…

PRESS RELEASE:SLP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO RE-COMMENCECONSTRUCTION OF ST.JUDE HOSPITAL

After over two years of indecision and secret arrangements with foreign businesses, the government of the UWP has announced a panel discussion to discuss the serious healthcare crisis in Saint Lucia. It is now sixty – four days since the Minister of Economic Affairs promised a statement from the Prime Minister. The position of the Saint Lucia Labour Party on the health care crisis remains clear. 1. The government is urged to continue the reconstruction and complete St. Jude Hospital at the present Augier site. Two years of abandonment of…

LIST OF EMERGENCY SHELTERS PER DISTRICT – 2018

As Inspected and Certified by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour. The Public is hereby informed that under Part IV Section 13 of the Disaster Management, Act No. 30 of 2006 the following are designated as Emergency Shelters. NEMO advises that persons take steps to make their homes their emergency shelter. If this is not possible then make advance arrangements to be with family or friends during a storm. REMEMBER that shelters are not normally opened before a storm. If a shelter is to be opened BEFORE a…

PRESS RELEASE : Lightning Aquatics Stages Successful AGM

It has been an eventful two months for Lightning Aquatics (LA) Swim Club. Let’s start with the latest happening. On Sunday, June 24th, the club held its Annual General Meeting which provided a platform for members to receive an update on the club’s financial performance, an overview of the club’s activities and plans for the remainder of 2018. According to LA’s President, Tessa Charles-Louis who retained her position, “We are thankful to everyone who served on the old executive and we look forward to the new members who have pledged…

Bordelais Correctional Facility Remote Surveillance System Receives Commendation

The Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has been drawing much commendation from international and regional security bodies such as INTERPOL and CariSECURE for the exceptional modern video surveillance system which has been installed within the 15 year old correctional facility.   Borne out of a concept that was led by outgoing BCF Director Mr. Verne Garde and fully state funded, the prison now boasts of a robust, high-tech camera surveillance system which had been  implemented in phases from 2017 to present.   During a presentation to the Acting Permanent Secretary in…

Empowering Youth through Capacity Building

The Micoud Youth and Sports Council held a Capacity Building Workshop during the weekend of the 16th and 17th of June 2018. The workshop targeted youth from all clubs and organisations in the community. The purpose of the workshop was to: To educate club members on the roles and functions of executive members To help club members plan and host successful events. To educate youth on effective communication and public relations. To develop an understanding of the purpose and strategy of National Youth Council. Participants of the workshop were engaged in sessions…