Water Situation

Persistent and menacing showers over the weekend have left some people counting their losses and the authorities reiterating that people should not be complacent. The Met Office reports that 34.2mm of rain was recorded at the HIA and 32.8 at the George FL Charles Airport over a twenty-four hour period up to 2p.m. on Saturday. The island also experienced heavy rains on Sunday. As the official closure of the 2018Atlantic Hurricane season draws near,the National Emergency Management Organization (N.E.M.O) has warned that St. Lucians should not become complacent as the…

BELFUND Launches new Website to cater to “Digital Customers”

    Castries, Saint Lucia, November 1st, 2018 – The James Belgrave Micro Enterprise Fund ( BELFUND)  has unveiled a redesigned website to provide an improved customer experience to clients and potential clients looking for finance for their small and micro-businesses. The website redesign is one aspect of a series of activities aimed at modernizing the operations of BELFUND to cater to the evolving needs of the customer. According to Belfund General Manager Ms Camille Paul “We recognize that in the information age, we need to reach our customers on the…

Hurricane Oscar

Hurricane Oscar is accelerating over the Central Atlantic and is expected to become a powerful extratropical cyclone by this evening, says the National Hurricane Centre Oscar Expected to Become a Powerful Extratropical Cyclone By Tonight.” The service added that high surf was expected along Bermuda beaches throughout today. As of 11am (7am EDT), Oscar is travelling as a category 1 hurricane moving northeast at 22mph with maximum sustained winds of 75mph. The Met Office warned that despite narrowly avoiding a direct hit on the nation (UK), the remnants of Hurricane…

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…