KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Outgoing president of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Arnhim Eustace, says he is saddened that he was “not availed the opportunity to chart a new course for the development of our people as Prime Minister for any significant period of time”.
THE Ministry of Health is working to cut the waiting time of people who turn up at Victoria Hospital for medical attention. The Ministry said that for a very long time, the complaints about the excessive waiting time at Victoria Hospital has been a matter of concern. Officials of the Ministry of Health and the Management of Victoria Hospital have sought to allay the public’s fears about such delays
THE UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia will on Tuesday host a public lecture entitled “The Evolving Culture and Identity of China and Taiwan”, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Saint Lucia and the Saint Lucia Republic of China (Taiwan) Alumni Association.
THE Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) is to assume management of the jetties in port Soufriere and ensure that stipulated docking fees are collected from next Thursday. These jetties include the main porting dock, a boardwalk facility, a Fisheries Complex unit and a smaller pier located on the Hummingbird beach in Soufriere.
STUDENTS of the Vieux Fort Special Education Centre were urged to have confidence in themselves and not be daunted by their various disabilities. The advice came from the principal of the Centre, Palma Phillip-Joseph and Evangelist Augustin St. Fond, during addresses at the Centre’s 25th. Anniversary celebrations last week.
THE 2016 Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Challenge Bartenders’ Competition was held at The Royal St Lucia Resort &Spa last Saturday. This exciting cocktail Challenge is an annual “Drinks Mixology” competition organized by Barbay Limited and fully endorsed by the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association. With a hiatus last year, the participants for this year’s competition were very excited.
ROSEAU, Dominica, Nov 25, CMC – China is providing more than US$21 million in grant aid to Dominica. The two agreements on economic cooperation provide funds to be to be used for the West Coast road project.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Nov 25, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has promised a post mortem examination of Thursday’s referendum where voters rejected all seven bills that would have resulted in a reform of the 1974 Constitution.
THE new price structure to come into effect January 1 for the Sulphur Springs and Gros Piton Nature Trail is not meant for locals, according to the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation. These two areas, which over the years have developed into premier tourist attractions in Soufriere have recently undergone extensive upgrades and enhancement.
A double presentation took place at SNL’s head office at the Gablewoods Mall yesterday when winners walked away with as much as $500,000 just in time for the holiday season. What a way to kick things off!
ONE lucky Saint Lucian will be driving off in a brand new Suzuki Vitara from JQ Motors thanks to Sol’s ‘We have a Vitara with your name on it!’ promotion. Sol launched the promotion yesterday and customers have a chance to win the vehicle over a period of twelve weeks.
SAINT LUCIANS are being urged to support local businesses in an effort to spur employment opportunities and the sustainability of the entrepreneurial spirit. The call was reiterated at yesterday’s opening ceremony of the 9th Annual Saint Lucia-Taiwan Partnership Trade Exhibition being held this weekend at the Johnsons Centre in Rodney Bay.
TODAY’S FITC is one of the reasons why I can never stop loving and being proud of my island home, because whilst we do have a few bad apples TRYING to spoil our good name and reputation, we have sons and daughters like her, who is living proof that St. Lucia is bursting with talent that can match that of the elites.
COMPUTER programmers are expected to avoid making mistakes in their work. Of course, we know that does not always happen since words like “debugging” are used to describe part of the role of a programmer. Fortunately, many errors are obvious and are easily avoided because they prevent the programme from running.
Q: DEAR REGINA, My dad has late stage dementia and has been bed-ridden for approximately a year in NY. My sister has been his primary caregiver. She does have help with other family support and hired help. My brother and I here in St Lucia provide the finances for the hired help. We both feel so disconnected and helpless. Is there any support groups out here in St Lucia to help us cope with long distant care support?
OCTOBER was breast cancer awareness month and in St. Lucia there was a sustained campaign to help those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and other support services.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 23, CMC – Evin Lewis struck his first ODI century but his knock was in vain as West Indies panicked in the death overs to hand Sri Lanka a nail biting one run win in the fifth game of the Tri-Nation Series at Queen’s Club here on Wednesday.
ST. JOSEPH’S Convent Egrets continue their good run on form in the 2016 Shamfest Netball Fiesta being played at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. On Monday, the Egrets defeated Sir Ira Simmons Secondary 24-3 to secure another victory while Toughest edged out Northern Arrow for their first win.
THE Saint Lucia Tourist Board is hosting a group of British journalists. The Fleet Street Exiles is made-up of senior journalists from major British media outlets who tour abroad playing local cricket sides and writing about many aspects of the countries they visit.
THE southern zone completed their preliminary round of matches in the Saint Lucia Football Association / Vision Super League Inter District Under -21 tournament when the final two games were played at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds on Tuesday evening.