Caracas– The Venezuelan Government has built 1,360,621 decent homes since the creation of the Great Housing Mission Venezuela (GMVV, Spanish acronym), five years ago, Minister for Habitat and Housing Manuel Quevedo said Tuesday.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Russia is hinting at further debt relief for Grenada after the island signed an agreement on settlement of its debt to the Russian Federation through the Paris Club in November 2015. A government statement said that the debt amounting to US$266,000 was signed on November 19, 2015, and that St. George’s has been assured “that there may be even further or total relief of the debt owed by Grenada”.
CARACAS — Venezuela’s opposition, still smarting from its failure to remove President Nicolas Maduro last year, installed a new congress head on Thursday who demanded across-the-board elections and sought military help to end “dictatorship.” In a renewal of Venezuela’s bitter politics after the holiday lull, the ruling Socialist Party responded that the National Assembly was in contempt of the law.
THREE persons including a student are currently fighting for their lives after taking harmful substances in apparent suicide attempts. A 16-year-old student from Choiseul is being attended to at the St. Jude Hospital after ingesting the deadly weedicide, gramoxone.
MIAMI, CMC – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says the owner and operator of a Florida-based telecommunications company has pleaded guilty and a West Palm Beach, Florida, resident have been sentenced to 52 months in prison in connection with a sophisticated global cellphone fraud scheme linked to the Caribbean.
UNITED NATIONS, CMC – A new study has predicted that if current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs, including many in the Caribbean, will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems – on anannual basis.
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Wednesday said that Opposition Leader Lennox Linton had lied on several occasions when he appeared on a United States television programme that was critical of Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP).
DIGICEL has commenced the New Year providing customers with even more value and amazing offers. On Wednesday the company announced its ‘’New Year’s Resolution’ Text to Win promotion aimed at assisting customers in setting and achieving their goals for the new year.
PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet held his first press conference of the year on Thursday evening, addressing a wide range of issues. During the 90-minute briefing held at GIS Studios and carried live on NTN, Chastanet fielded questions from the media, including many related to the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) and the Desert Star Holdings Ltd. (DSH) project…
For the past few weeks social media has been rife with complaints about the deplorable and unsatisfactory road conditions that …
Staff of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) on Wednesday, December 28 distributed grocery hampers to a number of indigent …
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will hold his Opening of the Year Press Conference this evening January 5, 2017 at 6:00 …
THE three-day Assou Square event brought out hundreds of patrons earlier this week. However, what was previously billed as a fun event in years past has turned out to be a mixed bag for many who either found the fun or found it lacking in many respects. With sporadic showers putting a damper on the event each day, many people nevertheless came out to take in the final days of the holiday season. There were lots to eat, drink and buy. But one really needed to look closely to find the fun in some cases.
ONE of the greatest injustices one can go through in life is to never experience life outside of one’s hometown/birthplace. There many factors that creep up and prove to be hurdles that are way too high for many to jump over to allow them to see the wonders that the world has to offer. But the call and yearning to explore continues to burn strong.
THE Landings Resort & Spa has rejuvenated what it means to go ‘spa-ing’ in Saint Lucia. With the addition of Spa Manager Ms Georgina Sacasas late last year, the resort has unveiled a New Menu of treatments balanced with an innovative mix of health and wellness accompaniments all aimed at enhancing the experience.
SOME entrepreneurs are lucky and smart enough to know when the right moment and idea actually gel. Sometimes that reality is actually planned. Even better, the reality comes to life through a fortuitous moment when one discovers a creative talent that remained latent. Such was the case of Sephra Duncan, owner and designer of Starburst Productions, who fell into business accidentally nearly two years ago with what started as a hobby and has now blossomed into something bigger.
IT was no surprise when El Ninos football club and mid-fielder Delon Neptune topped the awards list the Desruisseaux Football League’s annual awards ceremony this past weekend. Like previous years, the ceremony honoured the outstanding contributions of teams, players and sponsors at all levels in the league.
ONE of Saint Lucia’s female athletes who competed at 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil had a few words of encouragement to those in attendance at the recently-held Elite track and field club annual awards at Bay Gardens Resort and Spa in Rodney Bay. World-ranked high jumper JeannelleScheper was in scintillating form off the track with her inspiring words, using the theme for the evening, “Investing now for the future”.
THE Veterans Football Tournament organized by Veterans In Sports Inc. and Caribbean Alliance Insurance resumes this weekend with the quarter final stage at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds. From 6:00 p.m. Saturday, former champions Behind the College All Stars who had the worse finish in the preliminary round in Group B since the inception of the tournament will take on home team Vieux Forth South who opened their campaign with a 5 – 1 drubbing of Laborie Veterans, but lost momentum along the way in Group A.
HE having been so significant a part of it, the world that knew Sir Dwight Venner could not but have stood still on hearing how suddenly the breath left his body. I was as saddened as anyone was bound to be, who had known him well, and for as long as fifty-five years.