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Hurricane Dorian has made landfall in the north-west Bahamas as a powerful category five storm with sustained winds of up to 180mph (285km/h). The “extremely dangerous” storm is the strongest hurricane on modern record in the area, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says. Grand Bahama residents have been evacuating from its predicted path. A […]

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By Terry Finisterre Saint Lucia had an easy passage into the finals of the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Men’s Under-21 championship when they dismissed 4th-placed Saint Kitts and Nevis in straight sets (25-11, 25-18, 25-5) in the first of the two semifinals.  Saint Lucia Outside Hitter Joshua Florent (10 points) and Middle Blocker Daniel […]

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Millet Cobras are the 2019 South Castries Cricket Association National Lotteries T20 champions. The men-in-green defeated Bexon Oval Super Stars by eight wickets. Sent in to bat, Bexon was hoping that there would be a repeat power hitting innings from their opening batsman Collinus Callendar. That was not to be as Callendar could only muster 19 runs before being caught behind. At this point there was a steady fall of wickets as Bexon was dismissed for 114 in 17.5 overs. Adil Barlow was the main contributor with the bat with 30 runs.

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Top officials at the Ministry of Health and External Affairs on Thursday convened a press conference to address the scheduled visit by the United States’ Navy hospital ship the USNS Comfort, scheduled to be here from 23 September to 3 October. According to a press release from the US Embassy in Barbados, the visit is part of the ship’s five-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean, and another indication of the deepening of U.S. engagement in the region. The ship will also make stops in Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and other countries.

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During his most recent budget address Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said: “I do not think I am betraying any state secrets by admitting that over the years our education system has become unresponsive to our national development goals and the personal ambitions of our students. This is not a condition that began yesterday or in […]

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After two consecutive years of being ranked the worst Citizenship by Investment (CBI) option in the Caribbean, Saint Lucia has climbed one spot in the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management (PWM) CBI Index. First introduced in 2017, the Index ranks the various CBI programmes across the world. For their ranking, the PWM uses seven pillars, or categories, each worth a maximum of ten points: freedom of movement, standard of living, minimum investment outlay, mandatory travel or residence, citizenship timeline, ease of processing and due diligence.

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In mid-August it was announced that the Saint Lucia Stars’ participation agreement with the Caribbean Premier League had been terminated. Since then we’ve learned that the Saint Lucia Zouks will replace them. The Stars remain a team but will not be taking to the field in the new CPL Twenty20 season starting on September 4.

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Someone whose opinion I appreciate recently convinced me that I should take a fresh look at a national school feeding programme with the awareness of its potential to organise specific farmers and fishermen, unemployed youth, professional chefs and even delinquent fathers. The idea is that these people would be organised by the Ministry of Education with other departments in government to produce vegetables, food crops, eggs, milk and fish in a project to commence possibly as early as 2020.

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The St Lucia Zouks have confirmed that Thisara Perera is now available for the duration of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The tournament gets underway on 4 September 2019 with the Zouks playing their first match on 5 September when they travel to face Guyana Amazon Warriors at Providence Stadium.   It had been previously […]

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