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The pope was running late. For seven excruciating minutes, thousands of gatherers on Sunday in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City were anxiously waiting for Pope Francis to show up for his weekly address, which usually starts, like clockwork, exactly at noon. Questions and worries that something may be seriously amiss made many onlookers fret. […]

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Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister has  signalled this country’s concern for the Bahamas and Florida in light of  the passage of Hurricane Dorian. The National Hurricane Centre announced Sunday that  the category 5 storm made landfall in the afternoon at Elbow Cay, Abacos, in the northern Bahamas, with estimated sustained surface winds of 185 mph, and […]

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The Deputy Speaker of the Bahamas House of Assembly has urged skilled Caribbean nationals to stay in the region as a means of halting the brain drain. As reported by Barbados Today, Donald Saunders made the remarks while addressing students, administrators and others at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, Barbados. According to […]

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Dallas police officers have been advised that they will not have have time off when the Amber Guyger trial gets underway later this month, local reports say. The trial begins in the  week of September 23, through at least October 7, according to Fox News 4. It reported that the ‘no time off’ directive has […]

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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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