U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Millions In Drugs

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MIAMI, Dec 21, CMC – The United States Coast Guard says it has seized more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine during a 19-day exercise in the Caribbean Sea. It said that the crew of the Cutter, Kathleen Moore, seized the drugs worth an estimated US$18 million. The Coast Guard said four people were detained in two separate exercises and were a part of a search and rescue case that resulted in two lives being saved from an overturned sailboat.

Sammy Plays Santa

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THE Daren Sammy Foundation is urging all Saint Lucians to join them as they spread love, support and cheer throughout this season to deserving, underprivileged families across the Island. Last week, the Foundation trekked its way across Saint Lucia, surprising the recipients of the 2016 Daren Sammy Foundation Grant with hampers sponsored by private citizens, Peter & Company Distribution, Blue Waters and Massy Stores.

P.M. Harris Hails RSS Role

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has praised the work of the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) saying it remains an integral part in the region’s fight against crime and other illegal activities. “The RSS is an important regional body and in the context of what is happening regionally, Caribbean-wise, and even globally with respect to crime, we have come to appreciate the importance of such a body,” Harris said at a ceremony on Friday where 23 officers from five Caribbean countries successfully graduated from a six week long Section Leaders Course.

Change Colonial Mindset – Dr. Jules

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THE Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean has been launched with the Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Dr.Didacus Jules praising the effort to move away from a colonial past and mindset. In a message marking the occasion, Jules noted that the late former Barbados Prime Minister Errol Barrow, whom he described as “one of the brightest luminaries of Caribbean integration,” had made it abundantly clear that his government had absolutely “no intention of loitering on colonial premises long after closing time”.

Firings At Tourist Board Denied

CHAIRPERSON of the Tourist Board, Agnes Francis has denied reports that employees have been dismissed to make way for the new tourism entity the board is transitioning into called the Tourism Authority. Francis, who took over the day to day operations of the Tourist Board after the unexpected resignations of its director Louis Lewis and his deputy Tracey Warner-Arnold two months ago, admitted that none of the staff had been terminated.

P.M. Parties With Special Children

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SPECIAL needs children from learning centres in Saint Lucia were recently treated to a day of fun and excitement at The Prime Minister’s Official Residence. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet was elated to spend some time with the children at the annual Christmas Party in their honour. Donning a Santa’s hat, the Prime Minister greeted the children and teachers of the various schools and also gave out gifts to his guests of honour.

INTERREG – For Closer Ties With The French

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HEAD of Development Co-operation and Resource Organization, at the OECS Commission Beverly Best has hailed the INTERREG Programme that was launched in St. Lucia earlier this week as an opportunity for the people of the sub-region to take advantage of and partner with their neighbouring French counterparts on various projects. “Given our history in co-operation as well as in integration, we see this as a unique opportunity for us to strengthen the experience we have as well as to strengthen the friendship that we have with our French territories,” Best said.