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Barre de L’Isle accident – Driver unhurt

A Barre de L’Isle mishap has resulted in damage to a motor vehicle, but no injuries to the driver. The incident occurred at about 1:30 pm today. The Driver told the Times he was heading to Castries from Vieux Fort. He recalled...

Vendors concerned about vagrants

The President of the Saint Lucia Vendors Association, Peter Isaac, has echoed concerns voiced by the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, about the number of vagrants in the City. Isaac told the Times that his concerns relate not only to...

UWI Lecturer calls for more women in politics

UWI Lecturer, Doctor Gabrielle Hosein, has described as “excellent”, the increase in the number of women contesting and winning elections here. A record number of females participated in the June 6, 2016 general elections. However Hosein feels that the numbers as...

PM calls for patience on Sarah’s appointment

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has called on everyone to be patient in relation to an appointment for Castries Central MP, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun. “In due course everybody will learn as to what exactly Sarah’s role is going to be,” Chastanet told...

Former UWP Chairman tells new government to stay focused

Former United Workers Party (UWP) Chairman, Michael Flood, has urged the new administration of Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, to remain focused. “Don’t be like the previous administration where they went into hibernation the minute they were appointed to office and...

Turtle slaughter under investigation

Vieux Fort, June 15, 2016 – The Saint Lucia National Trust is working together with the Department of Fisheries, the Marine Police Unit and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force in response to...

Former top Cop welcomes new Minister

Former top Cop, Cuthbert Phillips, has welcomed the appointment of Hermangild Francis as Minister of Home Affairs, Justice and National Security. "I am very happy that Mr.Francis has been appointed the minister," Phillips said. He recalled having known Francis for all...

Canaries female youth leader heads to France

CASTRIES Saint Lucia: Canaries native and youth leader Vernet Longville will soon be taking the trip of a lifetime to Lyon in France to represent Saint Lucia and the Caribbean at a prestigious international youth forum. Ms. Longville, a young teacher at...

‘Nobby’ quits as NTU President

National Taxi Union (NTU) President, Lucien "Nobby' Joseph has resigned . Joseph's resignation took effect from Monday, June 13, 2016. "I really resigned because I cannot achieve the goals I set myself, because it has been very difficult, " the former...

Bus drivers want to discuss transport sector policies

Bus drivers want to discuss policies for their sector with the new Allen Chastanet led administration. The disclosure has come from the President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT), Godfrey Ferdinand. Ferdinand told the Times that there are a...

New Minister for Health reports for duty

PRESS RELEASE:-Newly sworn in Minister for Health and Wellness Senator Mary Isaac wasted no time in getting down to business as she reported to work on Wednesday June 15th  just hours after being officially sworn in. The Minister while not...

Chamber discusses vagrancy and mendicants

PRESS RELEASE:-Enabling a healthy business environment in which members can flourish is part of the mission of the Chamber, therefore, addressing issues which impinge on that business environment is seen as part of the Chamber’s responsibility. With that mindset the St....

King: Evaluation first order of business

Former Prime Minister, Stephenson King, has said that an evaluation of his new ministry will be the first order of business. King was sworn in yesterday as Minister of Infrastructure, Energy and Labour in the new Allen Chastanet led administration. The...

Brawo Fire Under Investigation

Saint Lucia Fire Service is investigating a fire which occurred this afternoon at Brawo's Electronics and Hardware store at High Street in Castries. According to reports, the fire started on the upper floor of building a little after 5:00pm. Employees, anticipating...

U.S. Embassy hosts interactive program to prevent LGBTI hate crimes

PRESS RELEASE:-On June 14, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown hosted an interactive program aimed at promoting tolerance and preventing hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. The program featured a screening of the award-winning documentary Matt Shepard...

Former CSA President says VAT will stay

Former Civil Service Association (CSA) President, Kingsley St Hill, has told the Times that Value Added Tax (VAT) is going nowhere. United Workers Party (UWP) leader, Allen Chastanet, had announced during the general election campaign that if elected, his administration...

Sarah speaks on omission from Cabinet

Castries Central MP, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, has been responding to questions about her omission from the list of cabinet ministers who were sworn in yesterday. The swearing in ceremony was held at the Phillip Marcellin grounds in Vieux Fort. “You will have...

Cabinet of Ministers sworn in

The cabinet of ministers was sworn in today at a ceremony today at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort. The list of Ministers is as follows: 1. Allen Chastanet: Minister of Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the...

House destroyed in La Toc fire

A fire at La Toc has resulted in the destruction of a wooden and concrete structure, the Saint Lucia Fire Service has reported. The Fire Service said it received a fire call at about 1:35 pm yesterday afternoon. The house that...

Mary Francis wants action on human rights

Human Rights Activist, Mary Francis, has said that she is looking forward with expectancy to action being taken on human rights in this country, with the appointment of Hermangild Francis as Minister of National Security. Hermangild Francis, a former Deputy...

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