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  • Road fatality at Beausejour

    27 July 2016
    Friends and Family are mourning the death of 52-year olf Etchy Springer, who was involved in a vehicular crash last evening outside the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground.   In various facebook posts, friends of Springer said they last saw him enjoying the Zouks-Tribago Night Riders CLP T20 game last evening.   Unconfirmed reports said Springer was on his way home from the game when his vehicle slammed into a wall.  
  • Zouks not daunted !!

    27 July 2016
    The just ended home leg of the Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket competition ended here on a high note, despite the loss of the St. Lucia Zouks in their fourth and final game.   The Zouks had won three successive games prior to their defeat Tuesday night at the hands of the Trinbago Knight Riders. But the loss did not overshadow the historic dimension of the of their home matches, which began with the renaming of the former Beausejour Cricket Stadium after their captain, Darren Sammy.   Sammy, who has been a successful of the West Indies T20 Cricket team, went on to feature ...
  • Emancipation observances

    27 July 2016
    Next Monday, August 1, will mark the 172nd year of Emancipation. But the subject still evokes heavy discussion about the state of development since the official end of slavery at the hands of Europeans.   Panelist at a discussion earlier this week to mark this historical event in the existence of St Lucia and the West Indies were doubtful whether Emancipation has achieved its true meaning 172 years later.   One of the panelist, Lecturer at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Winston Fulgence, says people are still grappling with the freedom that was supposed to have emanate...
  • PM, MP visit look-up Soufriere

    27 July 2016
    The touristic town of Soufriere will be the first on a programme  of strategic constituency tours that Prime Minister Hon. Allen M. Chastanet hopes to undertake in the short-to-medium term.    The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) says the Soufriere tour commences from 10:00 am on Thursday, July 28 by a delegation that will also include parliamentary representative and Minister in the Ministry for Economic Development, Housing, and Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, Hon. Herod Stanislus, as well as other Cabinet colleagues.    Among the highlights of t...
  • Tourism Minister in Atlanta

    27 July 2016
    Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee is this week heading the island’s delegation to the three day (July 25 to 27) Saint Lucia Global Association Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.   The Minister has begun briefing delegates on government’s immediate, short term and long term plans to reenergized and revitalize the tourism industry and encouraged members of the diaspora community to continue to be front line ambassadors for the island.   The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has over the past few years been running a very successful program in the diaspora dubbed “Se’ Sanou.” Saint Lucians i...
  • WASCO-NWU dispute before Commissioner

    26 July 2016
    The National Workers Union (NWU) has referred a major industrial dispute with  WASCO to Labour Commissioner, Ray Narcisse.   The Union said the decision is in keeping with the Grievance Procedure enshrined in the industrial agreement between the Water & Sewerage Company Incorporated (WASCO Inc.) and the National Workers Union (NWU).   According to the NWU, at the core of this industrial impasse are serious, deteriorating occupational safety and health conditions which workers must face, length of service premium, adjustments within the existing pay structure , and poor...