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  • Juffali is dead

    25 July 2016
    A Saudi-born, billionaire whose diplomatic appointment became the subject of political controversy here has died in a Swiss hospital. Here is a report from RSL97’s David Vitalis. The Gulf Digital News, an online newspaper based in Bahrain said Walid Juffali passed away Thursday July 21 at the age of  60. News of his appointment by the former St. Lucia Government as the island’s representative to the London-based International maritime Organisation (IMO) created a political firestorm here. The then opposition United Workers Party criticised the appointment as a ploy to give Juffali d...
  • Double murder & road death

    25 July 2016
    Police have launched an investigation into a double homicide which occurred on Saturday, July 23, 2016 about 3:15 a.m. at Bruceville, Vieux Fort.   According to a polic report, 30 year old Quacy Junior Gilbert alias “Sparks” and 31 year old Miguel Theodore alias “Bright Eyes” sustained gunshot wounds allegedly perpetrated by a masked individual.    They were transported to the St. Jude Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.    Both men were from Vieux Fort.   MEANWHILE, St Lucia recorded it’s 12th road fatality on Sunday.   Police are in...
  • Bursary payments have started

    25 July 2016
    The Ministry Of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations And  Sustianable Development has announced the distribution of book bursaries to students of infant and primary schools. The distribution started Monday at the R.C Boys’ Primary School for Districts one and two, and will continue until Friday, July 19th. Other distribution days are August 2 to 5 for Districts Three and Four; August 8 to August 12 for Districts Five and Six; and  August 15 to August 19 for Districts Seven and Eight. The bursaries are conditional on parents presenting last year’s contract, if the child is c...
  • Missing 22-year old woman

    25 July 2016
    Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 22 year old, Gina Lima of Independence City, Castries.   Police say that on Sunday, July 24, 2016 about 9:00 a.m. Lima left her dwelling house at Independence City for the Streams of Power Church at Water Works Road, Castries.    She was last seen about 12:30 p.m. after Church Service.   Lima was wearing a long brown dress with multicolored designs along with a brown Bolero jacket and black side bag. She is light brown in complexion, shoulder length mixed hair, medium built and about 5ft 10 ...
  • Zouks win back-to-back

    23 July 2016
    Darren Sammy continue his dream run Saturday in the home games of the CLP T20 at the venue officially named in his honour. He took three wickets for just 18 runs to limited the Barbados Tridents to 137 for 8 in their 20 overs, leaving the Zouks 138 to win. A brief shower reduced the Zouks winning target to 131, which thet achieved with seven wickets standing. On Thursday, the day on which the Beausejour Cricket Ground was renamed in his honour, Sammy scored a hurricane 59 against the Patroits to pump up the zouks, who must win all four games here to qualify for the next round of the CPLT20...
  • Agnes Francis SLTB Chairperson

    22 July 2016
    Minister for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Honourable Dominic Fedee is lamenting the state of the Tourism Industry in Saint Lucia. His sentiments were expressed Thursday, while presenting the new directors of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board to members of the media.  According to Mr. Fedee, the appointment of the new board comes at a time when the local tourism industry is facing very trying times. He indicated that the figures at present paint a very gloomy picture regarding the performance and development of the tourism industry in Saint Lucia. Mr Fedee also made reference to...