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  • Reparations, Kweyol Weekend!

    28 October 2016
    Today, October 28th, is International Creole Day.   The date coincides with ‘Vandwedi Kweyol’ (Creole Friday) here in St. Lucia, where the month of October is celebrated as Creole Heritage Month.   St Lucians have since the mid 1980s embraced the untiring work of the Folk Research Centre (FRC) to celebrate their creole heritage in a variety of music, dance, educational and culinary activities which will culminate Sunday in the national celebration – Jounen Kweyol. The four host communities are: Gros Islet, Jacmel, Belle Vue (Vieux Fort) and Choiseul.  ...
  • Vendors Assoc. wants consultation

    28 October 2016
    President of the Vendors Association is appealing to the Castries City Council to address the pertinent issues currently affecting the Vendors Arcade. Peter “Ras Ipa” Issac, is deeply concerned about the direction the council is heading in its attempts to address the needs of the vendors. According to Issac, the council is at present building counters which to him are not a priority. Issac is stressing the importance of consultation on matters pertaining to vendors.    
  • 3 homicides in reported

    27 October 2016
    There have been three homicides in separate incidents here in the last 48 hours.   The first was in Dugard, Micoud, where the body of 41 year old, Urban Chalenton Kangal, alias “Obie” was discovered on Wednesday, October 26.    Police say at the time of discovery, the body was in a prone position with what appeared to be chop wounds to the right arm and both legs. Relatives reported that Kangal died after sustaining injuries in a fight with his own brother. One unnamed man is assisting with police investigations.   The two other killings were by the gun....
  • VAT report on Nov 7

    27 October 2016
    St Lucians will have to wait a little longer to learn by how much the value added tax (VAT) would be lowered.   Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet’s Address to the Nation, which was previously scheduled for Monday, October 31st, has been rescheduled for Monday, November 7th, 2016.   An official press release Wednesday said the Prime Minister is expected to address a myriad of issues during this address, including the state of the nation’s economy and measures taken to put Saint Lucia on the path to economic growth.    Mr Chastanet will outline ...
  • Pregnant Teen-'Human Services' Responds

    27 October 2016
    (Photo: Dir of Human Services Elizabeth Lewis) The Division of Human Services within the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice & Empowerment is expressing disappointment over what it says are unfounded statements over the incarceration of a pregnant teenager.   The Division makes specific reference to the rights advocacy group ‘Raise your Voice St. Lucia’ which has been asking questions since news emerged about the pregnant incarcerated teen.   Noting the call on October 24th by Raise Your Voice for the Division of Human Services to provide a response on the dishe...
  • CDF preprepares for Lantern Fest

    27 October 2016
    The Cultural Development Foundation will be conducting a number of lantern building workshops in the communities of Castries (CDF Office), Micoud (Micoud Secondary School and Laborie (The Papel Arts & Craft Centre).   These workshops will be held every Saturday in November commencing fromSaturday 5th – 26th from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Anyone interested in registering for the workshops can do so on arrival at the workshop site of their choosing.  A cover charge of $10 for seniors and $5 for juniors can be paid at registration.   For those individuals who wish to en...