Category: St Lucia

ST LUCIA – Hospital on fire

Firefighters are currently battling a raging fire at the Soufriere Hospital in the town of Soufriere. There is no word yet of any death of injuries. Emergency officials received news of the fire at 7:01 p.m. An eyewitness said the fire is “spreading rapidly”. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Unconfirmed reports […]

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ST LUCIA – National Security Minister receives death threat

CASTRIES – The Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Minister Senator Honourable Hermingild Francis has been reacting to a recent death threat with a calm composure. The death threat was conveyed to him via letter. Minister Francis has described this action by the person or persons involved as very unfortunate. The Minister, who is also […]

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ST LUCIA – Three shot and killed

Three people were killed when gunmen posing as police officers kicked down a door of a dwelling house and shot at the occupants in the southern town of Vieux Fort on Saturday, police said. Police have not yet identified those killed, but said that a female occupant of the house managed to escape. They said […]

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ST LUCIA: Agriculture minister resigns

Agriculture Minister Jimmy Henry has resigned following reports that he was recently stopped and searched at the George Charles Airport. Henry, who announced his resignation Wednesday in a video on social media, said he decided to step down for personal reasons. “I have decided to tender my resignation with immediate effect from the Senate and […]

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ST LUCIA – Inmate shot, officers wounded after prison altercation

CASTRIES –– An inmate was shot and two correctional officers sustained minor injuries during a flare-up of violence in the maximum security section of the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) on Wednesday, June 28, according to BCF Public Relations Officer Kerwin Albert. The inmate sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder and is in stable condition after […]

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St Lucia PM sued

CASTRIES – In the latest in what seems to be a current spate of defamation actions launched by politicians against colleagues on the other side of the aisle in the Eastern Caribbean, Dr Ernest Hilaire, the opposition St Lucia Labour Party member of parliament for Castries South, has filed a claim against Prime Minister Allen […]

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ST LUCIA – UPDATE: Explosion kills four

CASTRIES – Four people are dead and more than a dozen are being treated for serious injuries following an explosion in St Lucia’s north yesterday evening. It occurred at a quarry as workers welded a container carrying dynamite. Neighbouring Martinique is helping the Eastern Caribbean island treat the injured, with four of them being airlifted to […]

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ST LUCIA – Deadly explosion at construction site

CASTRIES – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Tuesday night expressed condolences to the families of those killed in an explosion at a construction site in Cul de Sac. “It is a very sad situation whenever somebody loses his life whilst working with something that’s a hazard, it’s always heart breaking when it does happen,” Chastanet told […]

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St Lucia PM staying out of nude photos scandal

CASTRIES –– St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allan Chastanet has refused to be drawn into any controversy regarding investigations involving minister in the Ministry of Finance Dr Ubaldus Raymond. Raymond landed in the spotlight after nude photos said to be of him and extracts of a WhatsApp conversation that reportedly took place between him and an […]

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ST LUCIA – Sir Dwight laid to rest

CASTRIES –– In the presence of regional heads of government, dignitaries, politicians, friends, family members and a worldwide television audience, Sir Kenneth Dwight Venner was remembered yesterday in a ceremony fit for the man who served as governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for more almost three decades. During the official funeral service at […]

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ST LUCIA – Matthew aftermath

CASTRIES –– St Lucians have been picking up the pieces from a trail of destruction left behind after 14 hours of battering by Tropical Storm Matthew. Although there have been no reports lives being lost, there has been significant damage to infrastructure as well as landslides, while several roads have been damaged by floods and […]

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ST LUCIA – Sandals Resorts unveils first overwater wedding chapel

CASTRIES – Sandals Resorts is excited to announce the unveiling of a new unique wedding location at Sandals Grande St Lucian, the new Overwater Serenity Wedding Chapel. Located at the most southwestern point of the resort, the open-air, glass ailed chapel boasts panoramic views of the spectacular Rodney Bay, is the first-ever of its kind […]

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Henry defends Bajans’ role in St Lucia election

Political consultant Hartley Henry has defended the involvement of Barbadian experts in the recent general election campaign in St Lucia, arguing that Caribbean consultants who are recognized as authorities in their field should be embraced by the region. Henry’s stance echoed that of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley who faced strong criticism over her possible involvement […]

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Victory bought

As Allen Chastanet took the oath of office Tuesday as St Lucia’s new prime minister, one political scientist accused his United Workers Party (UWP) of buying victory in yesterday’s general election. A perplexed Dr Tennyson Joseph, who had earlier predicted that the then incumbent St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of Dr Kenny Anthony would have won […]

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New PM sworn in

by Peter Richards CASTRIES, St Lucia,  CMC – An emotional Allen Michael Chastanet was sworn in Tuesday as the sixth Prime Minister of St Lucia since the island attained political independence from Britain in 1979, vowing to unite the country following Monday’s general election. Chastanet, an economist and hotelier, took the oath of office before […]

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Election day problems in St Lucia

CASTRIES –– Some election day troubles have been reported across the island and are currently being investigated. Reports of voters waiting for as long as one hour and more have been reported in some areas, particularly in the Castries basin where polling stations are set up at schools. While a few persons were determined to wait, […]

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St Lucia votes

Heavy rains accompanied by lightning and thunder, greeted St. Lucians Monday as they began voting for a new government with both the ruling St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) and its main challenger, the United Workers Party (UWP), saying they are confident of victory. The weather forecast called for widely scattered thunderstorms throughout the day with […]

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