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  • Derek Walcott's final farewell

    25 March 2017
    One of St Lucia’s famous sons, Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Alton Walcott, will be laid to rest today, Saturday, March 25 following a state funeral.   The poet, artist, playwright and 1992 Nobel Laureate in Literature, died at home on Friday March 17, 2017.   Sir Derek will be buried at Morne Fortune, near the Inniskilling Monument, within close proximity of fellow Laureate, Sir Arthur Lewis, St Lucia's first Nobel Prize winner, who won the prize for Economic Sciences in 1979.    
  • 31 seen at VH since explosion

    23 March 2017
    The Victoria Hospital as of 3:30 pm, Wednesday  March 22nd, had seen 31 persons directly affected by the explosion Tuesday at Farrand Quarry in Cul de Sac.  According to the update from the hospital, the majority of patients suffered minor injuries, however 4 patients were  admitted on wards in a stable condition, while another 4 have been transferred to Lamina Hospital in Martinique and are reported to be in a stable condition.  The Victoria Hospital remains in regular contact with colleagues in Martinique with respect to the condition of these patients, the update sai...
  • RG Group first statement on disaster

    23 March 2017
    The RG Group of Companies is expressing sorrow and regret at the loss of life and injuries caused by the explosion at its Culde-de-Sac quarry site on Tuesday afternoon. The Company released its first official statement on the tragedy Wednesday, some 13 hours after the incident. The statement is as follows: “We at the RG group of companies are overwhelmed by the loss of our family and team members. The loss of life suffered is immeasurable. We stand in support of all of the grieving families and staff who work directly with those who lost their lives. The incident resulted in fatalit...
  • Emergency response to deadly blast

    23 March 2017
    The National Emergency Management Organisation, NEMO’s co ordination of response mechanism came into sharp focus Tuesday after receiving report of an explosion at Cul De Sac. Speaking at a press conference Wednesday on the National Television Network,NTN  regarding emergency units responses to the disaster, Director of NEMO, Mrs. Velda Joseph explained her organisation’s procedural approach to such emergencies. Mrs. Joseph indicated that upon receiving the report from the police, NEMO immediately activated its response unit. The NEMO Director declared that the organizatio...
  • RIP Sports Editor Lawrence James

    23 March 2017
    Former Acting Editor of the Voice, Matthew Roberts, is highlighting the newspaper skills of Lawrence James, who died in hospital, Tuesday, March 21st, after a long battle with illness. James, who was editor of The Mirror at the time of his passing, enjoyed a long career as a sports editor, beginning at The Voice almost 40 years ago. He was one of several reporters of that generation who were mentored and influenced by editors Guy Ellis and Matthew Roberts. Roberts, who was also a co-coordinator and lecturer in the now defunct communication arts programme for aspiring media practitioners h...
  • Paid "Boulevard" parking coming

    23 March 2017
    Motorists will soon be introduced to Pay-By–License-Plate Parking Terminals in the City of Castries. The Terminals will be installed in the William Peter Boulevard and on various streets in the city.    According to a Castries City Council release, the new multi-space meters will help increase on-street parking turn-over and create more parking availability for shoppers and visitors to the City.   The release also indicated that payment can be made by notes, coin, credit or debit card, visa or MasterCard, tokens or a pay-by-phone system.   A comprehensive edu...

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