[14th April 2022] - The Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO) Inc recently issued a call to all music users in the OECS to obtain a public performance licence for the hosting of events, tv/radio and cable broadcasting, and public performances at businesses, regardless of the method of transmission or quantity used. According to the officer in charge, with the revival of the entertainment industry, licensing is of paramount importance.
[14th April 2022] - Individuals migrate for various reasons including to explore or earn a better living. For forty women, the dream to travel for work has become their new reality. The first contingent of women strawberry pickers will be leaving St. Lucia soon to work on a farm in Canada.
[14th April 2022] - St. Lucia was recently featured on Food Network thanks to Orlando Satchell, a world-renowned and locally-based chef. Our news team chatted with the Chef about the event and its impact on the country.
[14th April 2022] - The name St. Jude Hospital conjures up a variety of emotions in people all over the island, particularly in those who live in the south. Frustration, disillusionment, and anger have been expressed throughout the years, since the major medical centre in the south has yet to be rebuilt following the September 2009 fire. At a news conference this week, St. Lucia's Prime Minister, Hon. Philip J Pierre discussed the current state of the St. Jude Hospital.
[13th April 2022] - St. Lucian Kweyol was formerly scorned and considered as a simple broken French dialect. Many people have recognized the importance of maintaining and spreading the language over the years, and one individual, in particular, has done so through music. His legacy has been preserved via the efforts of individuals who have continued the kweyol song competition, and what was once a dream 10 years ago is now a reality known as Chante Kweyol.
[13th April 2022] - A local artist has cited moral reasons for his decision to end negotiations with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College regarding a mentorship program after the institution signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Cabot St. Lucia.
[13th April 2022] - Veteran Median Personality, Sharon Williams is hosting a men-only cooking competition. The event, dubbed Broff It Off, gives men an opportunity to prepare and present their proclaimed “best fish broff” for a panel of expert judges.
[13th April 2022] - A project being undertaken by students of the Centre for Adolescent Renewal and Education (CARE) is bearing fruit. Freshwater fish which are grown through an aquaponics system were ready for harvesting on Wednesday. If emulated currently, such a project could do more than just give students hands-on skills but help to feed their communities.
[12th April 2022] - Heineken St Lucia has promised to continue partnering with the plastics recycling project, Replast OECS, even as it has introduced more plastic bottle products onto the market. Last week, the company introduced Piton Malta in a plastic bottle. The company has sought to quell concerns over the continued use of single-use plastics as well as tell consumers why the plastic version is one of versatility.
[12th April 2022] - Prime Minister Hon. Philip J Pierre has declared that he is open to mature discourse and ideas regarding the way forward with the global economic crisis. The Prime Minister says that inclusion is the key to growth.