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(PRESS RELEASE) — Events Company of Saint Lucia (ECSL) and the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) congratulate the eight fabulous young ladies who competed in the 2019 National Queen Pageant. With a bursting sold-out venue on the evening of July 5 at the Ramp on Rodney Bay, the queen pageant came to an end after weeks ...

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(STABROEK NEWS) — Convicted drug kingpin Shaheed Roger Khan is set to be released from a Florida prison on Monday after serving just over eight years of a 15-year prison sentence. Khan, 47, is presently in what is described as “A low security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.” July 8th ...

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(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Pawan Etwaroo, one of the Berbice Top students at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) has received a laptop from the Government to continue his studies along with a scholarship. Etwaroo, a student of Cumberland Primary School in Canje, Berbice attained 520 marks, earning him a place at Queen’s College, however, ...

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(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — The Police have so far detained one person in connection with the murder of a 36-year-old man of Lot 155 Middle Road La Penitence, Georgetown. Leon Hescott called ‘Dudu’ who Police have identified as a clothes vendor also of French Guiana, was shot to the head at about 19:00hrs on Friday ...

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, visited the Praslin Bay in Saint Lucia this week, where he saw firsthand the devastating effects of Sargassum seaweed. He was accompanied by Saint Lucia’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Education and Gender Environmental, Doctor Gale Rigobert. According to a post on the official Facebook page of Saint […]

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Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque has warned the region against trading cannabis through member states. He made the comments at a press briefing on Tuesday, ahead of the 40th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government. LaRocque disclosed that many pertinent issues were down for discussion, including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), blacklisting, crime and security, and climate change.

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The opposition party’s latest invention, that the government cares only for friends, family and foreigners, has become as commonplace among members as was “toujou sou” several years ago, a disparaging reference to the then UWP leader Vaughn Lewis. Here is opposition leader Philip J. Pierre on April 4 referring to a “to whom it may concern” letter retrieved from the internet: “The concerted efforts by this government to feed its friends, family and foreigners at the expense of the taxpayers of this country must be confronted by an equally determined citizenry to bring it to a halt.” Presumably the government’s FFFs do not pay taxes!

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Opposition leader Philip J. Pierre told a town hall meeting of his Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) that health care will be the number one priority when the party is returned to power. “When the people of Saint Lucia return labour to government we will ensure that the St Jude hospital is fully functional and […]

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Suriname is nestled in a neighbourhood of states with deeply contrasting fortunes. Here at STAR Businessweek we’ve previously touched on the economic trials and triumphs of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana, which all border this nation of 573,000. Just as each of the aforementioned countries is presently — for better or worse — writing landmark chapters in its national story, so too is Suriname arriving at an important crossroads. So let’s look at its present performance and future prospects.

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