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SLPYO Urges Gov’t To Invest In Mental Health Care, Suicide Prevention

Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia Labour Party Youth Organisation offers its unconditional condolences to the families who recently lost loved ones to suicide. The SLPYO acknowledges that no one government can totally eliminate the scourge of suicide; however, it...

Collection Of Cheques For One-Time Bursary Assistance

Press Release:- Parents and guardians of students, who wrote the 2020 Common Entrance Examinations and will be proceeding to a secondary school, are informed that bursaries cheques under the Education Access Fund are now available for collection from 10am to...

Saint Lucia PM Congratulates T&T Counterpart On Election Win

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has congratulated Dr. Keith Rowley and the People’s National Movement (PNM) on their new mandate to continue serving Trinidad & Tobago for 5 more years. "We wish you, your team and the people of T&T great...

Coronavirus Pandemic passes 20 Million Global Cases

CNN: There have now been more than 20 million cases of coronavirus worldwide and at least 736,000 deaths. As the virus continues to spread, experts say exploring the relationship between vaccines and asymptomatic carriers -- that is, people who have the...

Cabinet Conclusion 855 Revoked

Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia Labour Party wishes to congratulate the Civil Service Association for the representation it continues to provide for its members which has resulted in the revocation of Cabinet Conclusion 855. That Cabinet Conclusion effectively gave the...

Forecasters watching Atlantic for tropical activity

A tropical wave in the central tropical Atlantic has changed little in organization Monday. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development over the next couple of days, as the disturbance moves toward the Lesser Antilles. However, by this...

Hermangild Francis Eyes Vieux Fort South, Cites Need For New Vision

Home Affairs Minister, Senator Hermangild Francis wants to contest the Vieux Forth South seat on behalf of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP), at the next elections. He made the disclosure in an interview with Cecile Actille of MBC Prime.  The...

Saint Lucia Records Significant Spike In Reported Cases Of Dengue

Press Release:-  The Ministry of Health and Wellness continues to note significant increases in the reported cases of dengue in Saint Lucia. This is particularly concerning as both serotypes 2 and 3 have been recorded to date and we have...

Police Seize Two Illegal Guns, Ammunition From Anse La Raye Residence

Saint Lucia police continue to record success in their hunt for illegal guns and ammunition. They seized two weapons and ammunition in an early morning operation Monday in the fishing village of Anse La Raye. Law enforcement officials say about 5.00...

Martinique Records 60 New COVID-19 Cases In One Week

Health authorities in neighbouring Martinique have urged renewed vigilance on the part of the population after a new spike in COVID-19 cases. Local reports indicate that the Island recorded 60 new cases of the virus in the space of one...

SLP Leader Meets SLHTA Directors

Press Release:-  On Thursday 6th August 2020, Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Philip J. Pierre met with the Board of Directors and CEO of the Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) to discuss the status of the industry...

Soufriere Man Charged For Possession Of Illegal Gun, Ammunition

Police charged a Soufriere man for possession of an illegal gun and ammunition, after executing a search warrant at his home on August 2, 2020. Law enforcement officials say they found the firearm, a magazine and five rounds of ammunition...

Saint Lucia Announces Price Hikes For LPG, Gasoline

Press Release:- The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline, diesel per gallon, LPG 20, 22 and 100...

Saint Lucian Fatally Shot In Martinique

A Saint Lucian national was fatally shot in Martinique on Saturday, local reports say. Martinique 1 Ere  identified the victim as JK, nicknamed "Lutchi". The publication described him as the terror of the community where he was shot. It is alleged that...

SLP Youth Condemn Violent UWP Threats Against Youth In the Media

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) youth arm has condemned what it describes as violent threats by the ruling United Workers Party (UWP), against youth in the media. The Saint Lucia Labour Party Youth Organisation (SLPYO) issued a statement Sunday...

Man Accused Of Attempting To Rape Child In Castries Arrested

A man accused of attempting to rape a minor female in Castries was held, beaten, tied up and handed over to the police, residents of the Bois Patat-Morne du Don area where the incident occurred say. They said the incident...

Former Dallas Cop Who Fatally Shot Botham Jean Appeals Her Sentence

CNN:-  Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man in his own apartment -- saying she thought it was her own residence -- has appealed her sentence. Guyger was convicted of murder last October...

Level 3 Travel Advisory for Barbados & The Eastern Caribbean

Press Release:- On August 6, the U.S. Department of State removed the Global Level 4 Travel Advisory - Do Not Travel - and adjusted the individual travel advisories of Barbados and the countries of the Eastern Caribbean to Level 3...

SLHTA Meets Leader Of The Opposition

The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) accepted an invitation from the Honorable Leader of the Opposition Philip J Pierre, to attend a meeting last evening and share updates on the state of the tourism industry. Members of the...

NIC Update On Economic Relief Payments

by Anicia Antoine, GIS The National Insurance Corporation recently provided an update on the economic relief programme, as it continues to assist persons during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of July 28, the NIC had processed a total of 36, 733 applications...

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