Shooting Incident

Police are investigating a shooting incident at the morne du don carellie bypass road. The incident has left two male individuals dead and three others in critical condition at the Victoria Hospital. Dead are miguel charley of Balata and Barry Leonce of Morne Du Don Aguard. The incident occured aroumd 5pm Monday. The one in the blue hat is barry the one with the hard hat is miguel.

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 Common Entrance exam review and reassignment

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations informs all parents of students who wrote the 2018 Common Entrance Examination of the following: There will be a meeting on Thursday 5 July, 2018 at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School’s auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for all parents who are desirous of requesting: reassignment review of scripts, (please note that review of scripts cost one hundred dollars $100.00).   Please make a special effort to be there on time.

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…

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…

BAY GARDENS RESORTS ACQUIRES FOURTH HOTEL IN ST. LUCIA

ST. LUCIA (June 4, 2018) – Bay Gardens Resorts has expanded its portfolio to four hotels on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of Bay Gardens Resorts, announcing the acquisition of the 35-room Palm Haven Hotel, said it would be renamed Bay Gardens Marina Haven. “The hotel is in an incredible location,” Destang reported. “It’s now our closest hotel to the Rodney Bay Marina, which is an exceptional facility for yachties as well as those looking to take advantage of numerous activities in the marina,…

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.  

TAKE A STAND

  Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has reiterated his government’s commitment to tackling all types of corruption. Speaking at the Eighth Summit of the Americas, in Peru this week, he outlined some of government’ anti-corruption measures, and other initiatives, designed to increase transparency, & open government. The central theme of the Summit is “Democratic Governance against Corruption.” The Summit, held every three years, offers the opportunity for the leaders to jointly define a hemispheric agenda at the highest level that addresses urgent challenges and promotes positive change. Don Nicholas reports