Recreation Project Coming for Amputees

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St. Lucian’s with limb amputations will be the focus of a new initiative to help improve their quality of life by providing a programme of sports, recreation and help with rehabilitation. The chAMPS programme focusing on people with disabilities in the form of limb amputations is being launched in St Lucia supported by the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Programme (DAP) and run by the Sacred Sports Foundation Inc (SSF).

3 Players Warned for Conduct

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed that Alzarri Joseph and Nikita Miller were fined, and Roshon Primus was reprimanded for breaches of the Code of Conduct during the fourth round of matches in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament which ended on Monday. All three players admitted to the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by the respective match referees, meaning there was no need for formal hearings.

Mayor Promises To End City Crime

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COMBATING criminality during the Christmas season has become a major objective of the Castries Constituency Council which has a focus on the city of Castries. And although the Royal St. Lucia Police Force has yet to reveal its strategies to combat crime islandwide during the season, THE VOICE has been reliably informed that just like previous years the Force has a strategy in place for this time of the year.

Call for Greater Ties With French Islands

Image: Prime Minister Allen Chastanet receiving a gift from the President of the Collectivity of Martinique, Alfred Marie-Jeanne.(CMC Photo)

ST. LUCIA yesterday called for greater collaboration with the French Caribbean territories as they map out strategies for socio-economic development projects that are to be funded by the European Union. Addressing the final day of the INTERREG V Caribbean, a multi-million dollar EU funded programme aimed at boosting the economic competitiveness of regional countries, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that it was imperative for there to be closer collaboration among the French and English-speaking Caribbean countries given the changing global landscape.

Trinidad Roman Catholics Against Death Penalty

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 14, CMC – The head of the Roman Catholic Church here, Archbishop Joseph Harris, is maintaining that the church is against the imposition of the death penalty, saying there could be no good reason for killing someone. Speaking on a radio station here after a Roman Catholic priest, Father Ian Taylor, had earlier this week advocated the need to impose the death penalty in a bid to stem the rising murder rate here, Archbishop Harris said “Pope Francis has said…it (death penalty) is an offence against human dignity and the values of life and therefore it is i

Venezuela For Mercosur Talks

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VENEZUELA’S foreign minister, Delcy Rodriguez, traveled to Argentina to attend yesterday’s meeting of foreign ministers of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur). Rodriguez said that despite the illegal manoeuvers promoted by the governments of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, to illegitimately exclude Venezuela from the regional bloc, the nation will exercise its full right to participate as a State Party to the international body.

UWI Gender Studies Director Speaks at UK Forum Today

UNIVERSITY Director of The University of the West Indies’ (The UWI) Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), Professor Verene Shepherd will today address more than 500 parliamentarians at the inaugural Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA) Regional Hot Topics (RHT). The forum is carded for the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London from 2:00 p. m to 5:00 p.m. (UK time).

C’bean Lawmaker Leads Fight for Garvey Pardon

NEW YORK, Dec 14, CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has taken the lead in calling on President Barack Obama to posthumously pardon Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The 17 members of the United States House of Representatives including Gregory Meeks, Charles Rangel and Hakeem Jeffries, have sent a letter to Obama, noting that Garvey, who was born in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, had “inspired generations of leaders, from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to President Nelson Mandela.

Police Probing Assassination Video

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Dec 14, CMC – Police have released the former Antigua & Barbuda Defence Force (ABDF) captain, George Wehner, pending further investigation into a video circulated on the social media that Parliament agreed incites “the assassination” of legislators here. “As it relates to the video investigation, he has been released pending further investigation,” attorney Leon “Chaku” Symister said.

Greater Visibility Urged on National Trust

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GOVERNOR General Dame PearletteLouisy has challenged the Saint Lucia National Trust to augment efforts to make its wide-ranging conservation work more visible in the public domain. Addressing the Trust’s annual general meeting recently, she congratulated the management, councilors and staff for the work they had undertaken over the past year, and for keeping its members engaged. However, Dame Pearlette who is also the SLNT’s Patron noted that more needs to be done to give the organization the visibility it deserves.

Lotto Winner Collects $240,000

Image: Nicholas Minviellecollect his $240,000 cheque.

AS the year draws closer to an end, there is seemingly no end in sight to the huge payouts being made to lucky St. Lucians by the St. Lucia National Lottery. Nicholas Minvielle’s Christmas came early on Monday morning when he was handed a cheque for $240,000 after winning the Super 6 jackpot. He was the third local big winner in the space of just weeks, after two players were awarded prizes of $350,000 and over $100,000 two weeks ago.

New Zealand, CDB To Partner In Geothermal Development

THE Government of New Zealand and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have formally confirmed their ongoing partnership in support of geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean. New Zealand High Commissioner, Mrs Jan Henderson met with President of CDB, Dr William Warren Smith on Monday, to discuss progress on the implementation of the CDB GeoSMART Initiative, which has been receiving technical support from the Government of New Zealand.