Thursday, August 18, 2022

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Heat, Drought & Wildfires During One Of The Warmest Julys On Record

Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday. According to the World...

Saint Lucia Introduces Special Prosecutor Legislation To Combat Corruption By Public Officials

Prime Minister Hon. Philip J. Pierre has secured the support of Saint Lucia’s legislators in the House of Assembly for the enactment of the Special Prosecutor Act. This historic piece of progressive...

WATCH: Chastanet, Hilaire Clash Over Juffali Joint Account Claim

Opposition leader Allen Chastanet and Castries South MP Dr. Ernest Hilaire clashed in parliament on Tuesday over a claim that Hilaire, a former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, had a...

WATCH: Brazil Donates Medication To Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia has received support from the government of Brazil through the donation of timely and much needed medication. More in this report from Fernelle Neptune. https://youtu.be/Yo2ypEuOoTY Source: Ministry of Health, Wellness & Elderly Affairs

Minister Concerned About Standard Of Saint Lucia Health Care

Health, Wellness & Elderly Affairs Minister Moses Jn Baptiste has expressed concern over health care in Saint Lucia. "I am concerned about the standard of health care throughout Saint Lucia," he said...

Hilaire Says Regional Travel Decline Impacting Saint Lucia

Tourism Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire has said that the decline in regional travel is heavily impacting Saint Lucia. "In 2019, we had just over 82,000 arrivals. Up to June this year, we...

Psychosocial Training For BTC Staff

Efforts continue unabated at improving the level and quality of service being provided to wards at the island’s lone juvenile rehabilitation institution – the Boys Training Centre (BTC). Towards this end, BTC...

Saint Lucia Monitoring Tropical Wave With ‘Low Chance’ Of Development

Saint Lucia is monitoring a tropical wave that meteorologists say has a 'low chance' of developing into a tropical depression within the next five days. According to the 6:00 pm weather report...

‘We Have Lost Our Values’

Minister for Equity, Social Justice, and Empowerment, Joachim Henry has lamented the loss of values in Saint Lucia, in response to reports that young men have been attacking homeless people in...

Pierre Denies Witch-Hunt In Move To Appoint Special Prosecutor

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has denied that his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration is mounting a witch-hunt in the move to appoint a Special Prosecutor. "This Act is not about...

Saint Lucia’s Men’s 4x100m Relay Team Finishes 5th in Commonwealth Games Final

Saint Lucia’s Men’s 4x100m Relay Team placed fifth in the Men’s 4x100m Final on Sunday at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The quartet of Delan Edward, Lenyn Leonce, Michael Joseph...

Albert-Poyotte Says No Need For Rush To Get e-Passports

Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte has advised citizens that there's no need to rush to obtain Saint Lucia's new e-passports, as existing travel documents are due for renewal after expiry. "They...

Ministry Of Equity Expresses Outrage Over Increasing Trend Of Assaults Against Homeless Persons

Officials at the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment are expressing outrage over what they say is a sad and criminally distasteful trend affecting the homeless within the Castries city...

Two Men Injured In Marchand Shooting

On Monday, two men sustained injuries after a suspected drive-by shooting in Marchand, Castries. Police said the incident occurred about 8:30 pm along Marchand Road. A police release said investigations revealed that one...

Clarification Of COP’s Statement

On Monday, August 8, 2022, Commissioner of Police, Milton Desir, was interviewed after a cabinet brief, by members of the media. Following this interview, he was quoted as having called for regional and...

Pierre Says Friendship With The United States Growing ‘Stronger Every Day’

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has spoken highly of relations with the United States following a recent meeting between some cabinet members and U.S. officials. The U.S. delegation included United States Ambassador...

WATCH: Pierre Administration Opens Savannes Bay Fisheries Facility

The Savannes Bay Fisheries facility has officially been handed over to the Goodwill Fishermen Co-operative Society Ltd. The facility was left idled for more than five years before the Philip J. Pierre...

CARICOM Expresses Condolences As Cuba Battles Disastrous Fire

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended condolences to Cuba, which is battling a disastrous fire at the Port of Matanzas. "We extend our condolences on the loss of life and wish a...

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 72 New Cases

Today Monday August 8, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs reports a total of 72 new cases of COVID-19 from samples processed from Friday August 5, 2022 to...

Police Identify Deceased In Jacmel Shooting

Police have identified the deceased in the fatal shooting at Jacmel as 34-year-old Gavaska Shangoo of Odsan. According to a police statement, about 12:30 am on Monday, August 8, 2022, officers attached...

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