PRESS RELEASE: Health Minister Provides Update on Health Care Improvements

Health and Wellness Minister Honourable Mary Isaac went through an extensive list of improvements made to the health care system over the past two years during this week’s special health update to the nation. Wednesday evening’s special broadcast featured an address by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet, Minister Isaac’s updates, as well as updates from Minister for Economic Development Honourable Guy Joseph. The nation’s Health Minister highlighted the provision of ultrasound machines to the Dennery Hospital, the Gros Islet Poly Clinic, and the Soufriere Hospital. She noted Soufriere Hospital’s operations…

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…

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…

Bottle Neck

Windward and Leeward Brewery is the latest corporate entity moving towards more environmentally friendly products. On Wednesday ,the company officially launched its new Coca-Cola breakable bottle ,as it seeks to tackle the plastic waste problem.

Safe Garde

The resignation of the Director of Operations at the Bordelais Correctional Facility is being described as a tremendous loss to St. Lucia. The conclusion is being drawn by the Justice Minister Senator Hermagild Francis. Mr Verne Garde is preparing to commence a two-year contract in the British Virgin Island (BVI) as Superintendent of Prisons.

CCRIF WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS – BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS AND MONTSERRAT

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, June 13, 2018. (Press Release) – The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC is pleased to announce that the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat have joined the facility and purchased coverage for the 2018/19 policy year beginning June 1st. Both countries obtained tropical cyclone and excess rainfall policies and the Government of the Virgin Islands also purchased cover against earthquakes. CCRIF’s membership now stands at 19 countries – 18 Caribbean governments and 1 Central American government. CCRIF is pleased to welcome its two newest members and…

PRESS RELEASE:MAYOR EXPRESSED GRATITUDE TO FREEWINDS FOR 30 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS FRIENDSHIP

Castries, St. Lucia June 11, 2018 – Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson D. Francis has expressed great appreciation to the Freewinds for 30 years of philanthropic commitment to the island. The Freewinds cruise ship was recently recognized at a special celebration at Heroes Park in Castries with the unveiling of a special monument dedicated to the ship in recognition of its 30th anniversary of its maiden voyage and 30 years since the ship’s first call to St. Lucia. The ceremony was commissioned by the Mayor of Castries, His Worship…

PRESS RELEASE:THE NEW MARKET RE-DEVELOPMENT DESIGN RECEIVES THE MAYOR’S NOD

Castries, St. Lucia June 12, 2018 – His Worship, Mayor Peterson D. Francis is ecstatic and very contented with the new design for the Castries Market Project which is now at an advanced stage. The redesign which was done by the architectural section within Department of Physical Planning comprises several components including a food court, high-end air-conditioned restaurants, craft market, box park, viewing tower, entertainment area, meat and fish depots and duty-free shopping boutiques. The redevelopment of the Castries Market will create a nexus between Saint Lucia’s goods and services…