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Remembering Deceased Victims Of The Quarry Tragedy

As the mourning continues following the Farrand Quarry explosion, the nation is learning more about those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Plans are underway for a vigil in remembrance of Kim Khodra – whose death has left his friends, family, co-workers, church members and football clubs in mourning.

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Saint Lucia Suspends Importation Of Brazilian Corn Beef

Effective march 22nd, 2017, there will be no importation of corned beef from Brazil. The government of Saint Lucia issued the immediate, temporary suspension following reports out of Brazil that several major meat processors have been selling rotten and otherwise substandard produce for many years. A number of Caribbean countries, …

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Tsnunami Simulation Exercise

Saint Lucia joined Caribbean and Latin American nations in testing the region’s tsunami warning and detection systems. On March 21st, the countries participated in a massive tsunami drill, referred to as Carib Wave 2017. Local emergency officials say the exercise tested the efficiency of communication links, disaster management and at-risk …

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Using Integrated Environmental Tools

The Caricom secretariat is helping Saint Lucia to use integrated environmental assessment tools to achieve development priorities. With assistance from the United Nations Environment programme, secretariat officials held a two-day workshop in Saint Lucia this week. They are aiming for more effective implementation of multi-national environment agreements.

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Sir Derek Walcott, Passes On

Saint Lucia’s celebrated poet and Nobel Laureate for literature Sir Derek Walcott has died. A statement from his family says the 87-year-old passed away peacefully at his cap estate home in the early hours of Friday march 17th, 2017. Word of his death was met with sadness at home and …

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US Aid Tourism Energy Efficiency Training

Saint Lucia is getting help from a United States development partner to reduce energy costs in tourism – the country’s largest electricity consumer sector. This week, the US agency for international development (USAID) held a two-day energy efficiency training workshop with the SLHTA. Agency officials say lowering electricity consumption will …

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National Trust Doubles-Down On Opposition To Projects

Following its well-attended first quarterly meeting of 2017, the St. Lucia national trust held a press briefing on Thursday. Trust members discussed the environmental implications of a dolphin park at Pigeon Island and firmly voiced their opposition to the DSH project’s proposed causeway to the Maria islands. The members told …

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Babonneau Young Leaders Anti-Suicide March

The Babonneau secondary school young leaders are tackling a social ill that has plagued their community in recent times. On Thursday, the students took to the streets of the communities near their school, as part of an anti-suicide march.

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Police Clarify the Process of Rape Investigations

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is clarifying the process of a rape investigation. Members of the public have recently expressed concern that as it stands, it might be easy to destroy a career and life on a rape allegation. However, law enforcement officials say that the law is clear …

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Crisis Centre Concerned About Homicides

Officials of the Saint Lucia Crisis Centre are adding their voices to those decrying the homicide rate. St. Lucia has recorded 19 killings thus far this year, with almost one-third of them listed as domestic/family homicides. Crisis centre representatives say it’s time to strengthen social services and more education on …

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