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A range of topical information based radio programming brought to you from the Government Information Service of Saint Lucia.



This podcast aims to bring an array of programming to the listening public. Our goal is to keep listeners up to date with all government developments, from the political arena through to the cultural sphere. Learn about the latest policy changes, growth initiatives and social projects. Stay attuned to Saint Lucia's rich heritage and culture, from our annual Independence celebrations, to our Summer Festival of Concerts to Kweyol Heritage Month, the December Festivals and more.



The Government of Saint Lucia podcast will keep you up to date, and on the pulse of everything Saint Lucian.



With new programmes added each week day, our goal is to ensure that all those who want to know, are kept in the know.

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UNESCO Handover of Steel Pan Programme to Dennery North

Primary schools in Dennery North are now benefiting from a UNESCO-funded Steel Pan progamme. The programme received its official launch at a handing over ceremony held Wednesday at the Derniere Riviere Combined School, one of the recipients of the programme.  Chris Satney reports 

3m
Feb 29
Government Notebook (Feb. 29, 2024)

In the headlines: The Government of Saint Lucia and other stakeholders retrofit another Pre-K Classroom and; The Renewable Energy Sector Development Project completes the second round of community consultations. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

15m
Feb 29
Government Notebook (Feb. 28, 2024)

In the headlines: A bill to restructure Saint Lucia's tourism industry is passed in Parliament and; The Ministry of Agriculture hosts the second installment of the Sea Food Festival. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

14m
Feb 28
Seafood Festival 2024

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security and Rural Development hosted its annual Independence Seafood Festival celebrating Saint Lucia's cultural heritage and diverse culinary traditions.

2m
Feb 27
Government Notebook (Feb. 27, 2024)

In the headlines: His Excellency Mohammed Irfan (erfarn) Ali offers a hand of friendship to St. Lucia and; The Community Business Revitalization Project (CBRP) is launched in Fond St. Jacques. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

15m
Feb 27
Government Notebook (Feb. 26, 2024)

In the headlines: Officials from the Department of Home Affairs have represented the island at the Seventh Meeting of National Authorities on Trafficking In Persons and; The OECS Program for Educational Advancement and Relevant Learning (PEARL) is launched For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

15m
Feb 26
PAHO Donates to the Ministry of Health

10 new defibrillators have been handed over to the Ministry of Health by the Pan American Health Organization. The donation forms part of the international organization’s commitment to assisting with improved healthcare around the region. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

1m
Feb 23
AGRICULTURAL INPUTS SALE TTM/MOA

This week is all about bringing farmers reprieve to the rising cost of agricultural and farming inputs. This, as the efforts of Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security and Rural Development and the Taiwan Technical Mission intensify to support the food security agenda for Saint Lucia. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

2m
Feb 23
Government Notebook (Feb. 23, 2024)

In the headlines: The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Receives Encouraging Economic Developments at 107th Meeting of The ECCB Monetary Council and Saint Lucian Sporting Personalities are awarded at the Saint Lucia Sports Awards. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

14m
Feb 23
Government Notebook (Feb. 21, 2024)

In the headlines: The Ministry of Infrastructure details the current ongoing street lighting project and; Efforts persist in the Enhancement of the Efficiency of Production-Distribution Supply Chain of Fruit and Vegetable Project. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

12m
Feb 21
Relay for Life

February 4 th is observed annually as World Cancer Day. For this year’s observation, the St. Lucia Cancer Society hosted the ‘Relay for Life’ event, which is put on annually by the American Cancer Society. The event brings together volunteers from far and wide to celebrate cancer survivors, while raising funds to assist persons living with cancer and their families.

3m
Feb 20
Fertilizer Distribution (UBEC Project)

The commencement of the fertilizer rollout under the Unleashing the Blue Economy of the Caribbean (UBEC Project) has began, as the Government of Saint Lucia continues its dedication to improving food security throughout the country.

2m
Feb 20
Government Notebook (Feb. 20, 2024)

In the headlines: The Ministry of Physical Development is seeking to officially designate the Piton Management Area as a Environmental Protection Area and; A brief wreath laying ceremony is held at the Derek Walcott Square. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

13m
Feb 20
Compost House Opening Ceremony

Efforts persist in the Enhancement of the Efficiency of Production-Distribution Supply Chain of Fruit and Vegetable Project, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security, and Rural Development, along with the Taiwan Technical Mission, marked by the unveiling of a compost house aimed at addressing challenges within the agricultural sector. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

2m
Feb 19
Government Notebook (Feb. 19, 2024)

In the headlines: The Government of St. Lucia secures financing  for skills training and community tourism and Stakeholders receive training in Environmental Statistics. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

15m
Feb 19
Stakeholders receive training in Environmental Statistics

The Central Statistical Office coordinated a capacity-building workshop aimed at producing an Environmental and Climate Change Statistical Compendium. This compendium is essentially a report with data on Saint Lucia’s biodiversity, land use, forestry, solid waste management, energy, and access to potable water among other key environmental considerations. Saint Lucia’s latest compendium was produced in 2001.      For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

3m
Feb 16
Government Notebook (Feb. 16, 2024)

In the headlines: The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs release the results of the 2019/2020 STEPS Survey and: The Saint Lucia Business Expo for Independence 45 is here. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

16m
Feb 16
Government Notebook (Feb. 15, 2024)

In the headlines: The number of hospitalizations and fatalities attributable to the COVID-19 has decreased and; The Government of St. Lucia continues to strengthen the crime fighting capabilities of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

15m
Feb 15
GOVERNMENT NOTEBOOK (FEB. 14, 2024)

In the headlines: The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme Grant is launched and; The Ministry of Health hosts a workshop focussed on improving the island's health surveillance system. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

13m
Feb 14
Government Notebook (Feb. 13, 2024)

In the headlines: Forty primary school teachers receive specialized training in the use of smart classrooms and; The Programme for Educational Advancement and Relevant Learning is registering major successes as nineteen primary schools benefit. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

15m
Feb 13
Walk for Health and Love

Over the past few years, Health Region 3 which includes La Ressource, Richfond and Dennery, recorded the highest cases of Diabetes and Hypertension in Saint Lucia. Since the implementation of the Performance-Based Financing (PBF) Pilot Program at the Richfond Wellness Centre, an increase has been noted in the number of Diabetic/Hypertensive clients attending the clinic. Our clients in the region have been receiving many services at NO COST under the PBF pilot program; including screening and risk assessment and laboratory tests such as cholesterol testing; HBA1c testing. These services are available at NO COST to clients. This major milestone is attributed through the PBF initiative, within our region.   As a team, we want to keep motivating our clients to access the services available under the PBF Pilot Program and get screened and treated for Diabetes and Hypertension. Therefore, a fun walk in the community is one way of celebrating the efforts of our Diabetic and Hypertensive clients within the region. The Rich Fond Wellness Centre will be hosting a Grand Fun Walk event under the theme on Saturday February 17, 2024 from 7am to 4pm. This activity is geared at screening people 18 years and older for Diabetes and Hypertension. The activity culminates with Valentine’s Day activities. We have partnered with various groups within the region to help heighten the awareness of this activity. Residents of the entire health region, that is La Ressource, Richfond and Dennery are invited to take part in this activity.   “will commence from the Richfond Health Center gap, then through Grand Ravine and gather at Palm Valley (Grand Riviere), where screening will take place. Free transportation will be provided for persons from the La Resource area, who wish to take part in the event. The buses will be stationed outside the Dennery North Constituency office, from 7am to transport persons to the event and back. The truck and Sound System leading the walk will be provided by DJ Cammo.   Participants are encouraged to wear on that day. Light refreshments will be provided. Services being offered on that day include: ·      Cholesterol testing ·      HBA1c testing ·      Nutrition Counseling ·      Health Education ·      Doctor's Consultation ·      Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar testing For more information, please call the Richfond Wellness Centre at 468-7929.

3m
Feb 12
Government Notebook (Feb. 12, 2024)

In the headlines: The Water and Sewerage Company has issued a statement pertaining to the recent water supply interruptions and; Export St. Lucia has unveiled new packaging for a variety of local produce. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

14m
Feb 12
Communicable Disease and Syndromic Surveillance Training

Healthcare professionals on island attended a 2-day training hosted by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs and CARPHA, focused on improving the islands health surveillance system. This system is used to monitor changes in infectious diseases within a nation. St. Lucia’s surveillance system has been in place since 2014 and according to officials has played a major role in surveillance on island. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

2m
Feb 09
Government Notebook (Feb. 9, 2024)

In the headlines: It has been confirmed that the Opening of St. Lucia Jazz, 2024, will be held at the Mindoo Philip Park and; The DigiGov Platform will soon pilot the services offered under the Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

15m
Feb 09
OECS PEARL- Continuous School and System Improvement (CSSI) Pilot initiative

The OECS PEARL, which stands for Programme for Educational Advancement and Relevant Learning, is said to be registering major successes as the initiative moves to benefit some 19-primary schools in a new phase called the Continuous School and System Improvement (CSSI) Pilot initiative.  For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

3m
Feb 08
Government Notebook (Feb. 8, 2024)

In the headlines: Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre praises the Bank of Saint Lucia's Global Investment Fund and; BELFund announces it's bronze sponsorship and endorsement of the Saint Lucia Cancer Society, "Relay for Life" event. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

14m
Feb 08
Government Notebook (Feb. 7, 2024)

In the headlines: Seven Ambassadors Recently Presented letters of Credence to the Governor General of Saint Lucia and; Saint Lucia Celebrates with Centurian Elmina Jacob For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

14m
Feb 07
Services under the Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property will be piloted on the DigiGov Platform

The DigiGov Platform will soon pilot the services offered under the Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property (ROCIP). Over 140 individuals from the public and private sectors participated in a training exercise to sensitize and orient them to the interface within DigiGov. This transition to the digital platform is expected to improve the efficiency and ease of access to ROCIP’s services.   Learn more about the Government of Saint Lucia. See: https://www.youtube.com/@SaintLuciaGovernment https://www.youtube.com/@SaintLuciaGovernment?fbclid=IwAR03mks2v9Iw6Eb7zm-mFVDu4S-gY7OGO9IF40VcaNtwKPTOdzgdWY0mb2M Read: https://www.govt.lc/ https://www.govt.lc/?fbclid=IwAR3w5S7AllgEjEVcmp5yvxkAyQOoxYmOuIh-ZMXm6mogzs1CDVIEQg0v3SU Listen: https://pod.co/government-of-saint-lucia/ https://pod.co/government-of-saint-lucia/?fbclid=IwAR3s45axyxsa7HRHvwvHE7VI7NV_bIppJmxRC-ub-VeHDyyCJd_bFE9STE4

3m
Feb 06
Government Notebook (Feb. 6, 2024)

In the headlines: The preliminary report on the 2022 National Population and Housing Census is projected to be completed by June 2024 and; The Second staging of the Central Library’s Literary Festival has been dubbed a huge success For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

15m
Feb 06
Government Notebook (Feb. 5, 2024)

In the headlines: The Government of Saint Lucia and the Republic of China Taiwan continued efforts to pursue development initiatives and; Saint Lucia launches its first-ever semi-professional football league. For details on these developments and more, visit: www.govt.lc

14m
Feb 05