A TACTICAL POSITION

  Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry has announced an increased police presence on St. Lucia’s streets following a recent spike in criminal activity, including of a number of attacks on businesses. While police generally anticipate an increase in certain categories of crime around this time of year, recent occurrences appear to have worried the lawmen enough that several officers had their vacation leave suspended in order to respond to the situation The island will have a bigger police presence on the streets as part of a new tactic by law enforcement…

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

  On Tuesday morning, Vendors responded to the invitation from the Castries constituencies Council, to register early in order to secure tents and booths for the upcoming Assou Square activity. The registration forms are to be filled and payments for the booths will be made to the City Council no later than Friday, December 7th. Right after that process, the CCC held a Meeting with the various stakeholders responsible for the smooth running of the annual event. The Assou Square event originally started on the Derek Walcott Square, since then…

KEEPING IT REAL

  Opposition senator Guibion Ferdinand has called on the Prime Minster to come clean about the real reason he wants to relocate the over four decades old Castries Comprehensive Secondary School. The Prime Minister claims that an evaluation has determined that the government would have to spend more than $13 million to repair the institution. At that price tag he says it makes more sense to build a new school in another location but the fact that the school is bordered by land owned by his father and in-laws has…

Speakers Corner !

The opposition St Lucia Labour Party has praised a local lawyer for challenging the inactions of the Allen Chastanet administration. He has taken before the courts for review ,the non-appointment of a deputy speaker for the St Lucia House of Assembly. The post has been vacant for a little over two years to facilitate the holder of the office joining the island`s cabinet of ministers , as Minister in the office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for External Affairs. On Thursday October 25th, 2018 Justice Godfrey Smith ruled that…

Breaking Bread !

A local business operator is calling on law enforcement officials to beef up street patrols after his business was robbed by masked gunmen on Monday, escaping with the day’s earnings. The general manager of the Waterworks located Ideal Bakery has since shared surveillance video of the armed robbery in the hope that someone will help identify the suspects.The two male mask-wearing armed bandits made-off with an undisclosed sum of cash Monday at about 7:30 pm. In the video released Tuesday, the individuals are seen entering the business establishment with one…

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…

St Lucia 2 1 Barbados

The St. Lucia National Under 20 Football Team reeling from their 1 – 0 defeat at the hands of Haiti bounced back to defeat Barbados 2 – 1 on Monday 5th November. They opened their scoring  from the boot of Nangee Phillip in the 14th minute. Sebastien Ribot later made no mistake at the penalty spot as St. Lucia secured the 3 points….

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…

3 persons are dead and one in critical condition after accident in Bexon

3 persons are dead and one in critical condition after the vehicle in which they were travelling slammed into a parked trailer . The collision occurred around 6 PM The accident occurred a short distance away from Kamakie’s Auto Parts Incorporate along the Cul de Sac Highway. It was reported that the driver of the pick up truck registration number 8752 was heading towards Odsan when he lost control after overtaking another vehicle and slammed into a trailer that was parked at the side of the road. As a result…

Digicel 4G LTE

Digicel representatives showed up this morning at the Harbour Club for the grand switch to Digicel 4G LTE. Yes St. Lucia it is actually here. Digicel encouraged  everyone to make the switch, and those who have, are very satisfied if you have not made the switch now is the time to. We here at DBS are certainly powered by this extra fast 4G LTE Network…