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Rotary Gets New President In Crisis Year

by Marius Modeste On June 27th the Rotary Club of Saint Lucia met at the NSDC Conference room for the 54th handing over ceremony. Some members said the return of Leathon Khan is historic, as he will be the fourth person...

Government to expand public assistance and increase child disability and foster care grants

Press Release: Strengthening Social Protection Systems formed a key part of the Budget presentation by Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Honourable Allen Chastanet, as he announced several measures to bring some relief to the most vulnerable in our...

Works to improve sidewalks on Bridge Street

GOVT.LC: The OECS Regional Tourism Competitiveness Project (ORTCP) will, next month, undertake sidewalk improvement works on Bridge Street, Castries. The two areas which will be resurfaced are: The area between 1st National Bank and the FICS building (where KFC was...

Jamaican Olympian Auditions for America’s Got Talent

Jamaica Observer: Following in the footsteps of Tessanne Chin who won The Voice in 2013 and Dalton Harris who topped X Factor UK in 2018, two-time Olympian Shevon Stoddart is taking to another track on America's Got Talent which is aired on NBC. The episode featured...

Government To Increase Child Disability, Foster Care Grants

Press Release:- The Strengthening Social Protection Systems formed a key part of the Budget presentation by Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Honourable Allen Chastanet, as he announced several measures to bring some relief to the most vulnerable in our...

Laborie Group Assists Primary Schools In the Community

Press Release:- On Thursday June 25, 2020 The Laborie Economic and Employment Forum (LEEF) presented a total of sixteen (16) Amazon Fire Tablets to four (4) primary schools in the Laborie district, to facilitate their COVID induced and accelerated online...

Fond St Jacques Development Committee Distributes Relief Packages

Press Release:- Residents of Fond St. Jacques have received some measure of happiness following the distribution of relief packages by the Fond St Jacques Development Committee. The distribution which was made on Monday and Tuesday, June 1st and 2nd...

150 Families In Soufriere Benefit From SRDF Relief

Press Release:- The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (S.R.D.F) completed a three-week supply distribution initiative over this past weekend, culminating on June 14th, 2020. The organization sought to alleviate the plight faced by many community residents experiencing income loss and the...

Saint Lucians With Disabilities Concerned Over Non-Payment Of Stipends

Saint Lucians with disabilities are concerned over the non-payment of their monthly stipends from the government. The disclosure comes from the President of the National Council For Persons With Disabilities, Merphilus James. He told St Lucia Times that up until Friday...

CCC Partners With Red Cross To Provide Relief To Staff Members

Press Release:- As part of efforts to ease the burden on its staff members during this COVID- 19 period, the Castries Constituency Council has partnered with the St. Lucia Red Cross to donate food parcels to them. The distribution of...

SLP Concerned Over ‘Unacceptable’ Delays In Payments To Poor, Persons With Disabilities

Press Release:- The Saint Lucia Labour Party continues to hear the cries of the many vulnerable and poor persons especially those with disabilities who have had to endure unacceptable, painful delays in the payments of monthly public assistance stipends by...

Fresh Produce Delivered To Vulnerable Families

Five hundred boxes of fresh produce were delivered to vulnerable families across the island Friday. According to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, every week 6,000 pounds of local produce is bought directly from local farmers, fishermen and chicken producers to support...

National Meals Programme Supports Local Farms

Press Release:- Hundreds of Saint Lucians began receiving “Good Food” boxes this week, filled with local produce from our Saint Lucian farmers as part of the Social Stabilization Plan launched by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet. The Government of Saint Lucia...

Government Begins Distribution Of Fresh Produce Relief Packages

The government of Saint Lucia has announced the distribution of fresh produce relief packages. Over 400 packages were delivered Wednesday in the communities including Gros Islet, Castries North, Castries South and Castries South East. On Friday, communities in Dennery, Vieux Fort,...

Kenson Casimir Raises Over $20,000 For Vendors

Press Release:- GROS ISLET, St. Lucia - In a press conference held earlier today Tuesday, June 9th 2020, Kenson “Bay Bay” Casimir, organizer of the Gros Islet Virtual Friday Night Fundraiser presented a cheque of EC $20,447.46 from funds raised...

NIC Economic Relief Programme Pays Out Over $8 Million

The Economic Relief Programme (ERP) of the National Insurance Scheme has paid out over $8 million so far. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet made the disclosure Tuesday on his official Facebook page. "he NIC informed me yesterday that so far they have...

600 Unemployed Mothers To Get Funds From Soufriere Virtual Telethon

Press Release:- The Soufriere Leve EDE Committee, which two weeks ago, launched a Virtual Telethon to feed unemployed mothers of Soufriere and their children, will begin distribution of food hampers and grocery vouchers on Tuesday 9th June. Ms. Emma...

Vision Express Refurbishes Home For Single Mother Of Two

Vision Express took the lead Wednesday in refurbishing the home of a single mother of two young children. The children are aged 2 and 3. One of them needs special medical care. The beneficiary of the home refurbishment initiative at Morne Serpent,...

Buckeye Partners Donates $200,000 To Caribbean Charities Responding To COVID-19

Press Release:- FREEPORT, Bahamas, May 26, 2020 – Buckeye Partners, L.P. (“Buckeye”) announced today it is making $200,000 in charitable contributions across the Caribbean to help local nonprofits provide long-term support and assist communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Buckeye’s local...

SJC Students Express Appreciation To Police, Make Donation

St Joseph's Convent (SJC) students presented tokens of appreciation to the police during a brief ceremony last week. The SJC Peer Helpers club handed over a number of 'comfort baskets' to Assistant Police Commissioner, Dr. Mashama Sealy. The 'comfort baskets' contained...

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