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…

MISSING PERSON

MISSING PERSON A father needs your help tonight to find his missing daughter.  Seventeen year old Alyssa Williams also known as Davia, of Carellie was last seen on XXXXX. She was wearing blue jeans and a black and white blouse. She was last seen on Saturday around 10am in La Clery. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact her father at 7248755 or 3843543 or the nearest police station

ASSEMBLY HALL!

  The Government of Saint Lucia has prepared a national plan to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) was launched earlier today. The document was presented to Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments and Divisions at a special ceremony. This was prefaced by discussions on the current and expected climate change impacts for the island, and key priority sectors that have been identified for further action. The focus now will be on raising public awareness about the country’s continuing efforts to…

EASE THE TENSION

  A meeting which will seek to ease the tension between health practitioners and members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community is being planned by local human rights advocacy group United & Strong.  The group will be working with Community Nurses who specialize in sexual reproductive health to make the exchange a reality.  

RESULTS PENDING!

One month after four Coolie Town residents died from consuming a toxic substance, family and friends are still seeking closure. Not only have they not been able to bury their loved ones, but results of tests on tissue samples from their bodies are still pending, leaving relatives with more questions than answers. Sharefil Gaillard reports