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Cyber Security, Lessons In The Ubaldus Raymond Scandal

The Ubaldus Raymond nude pics scandal has once again brought the issue of cyber security to the fore. Information technology experts agree that it is a good time to engage in national discussion on keeping cyber lives secure. Hts news4orce spoke with president of the Saint Lucia ICT association Dr. …

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Castries and Havana Hold Talks

Cuba’s representative in Saint Lucia his excellency Jorge Soberon paid a courtesy call on the mayor of Castries on Thursday January 19th. Ambassador Soberon says his first official visit to the Castries city council paved the way for collaboration between Castries and Havana.

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Ubaldus Raymond, Unfazed Addresses Employers

Embattled minister in the ministry of finance Dr. Ubaldus Raymond last Friday vowed to leave his legal matter that involves a black mail charge against a young woman to his attorney and focus on matters of state finances. Well it appears that he is sticking to his word. As the …

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Brian Mcdonald, One Year Later

Family, friends and former colleagues are remembering the late sports-caster Brian Mc Donald in a special way this week. Mc Donald, known to many as Ras Ipic passed away suddenly on January 17th, 2016. Those who knew him best say they continue to make good on their vow to ensure …

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VFCCC Holds Fiery Dsh Town Hall

The Vieux Fort citizens coalition for change held a massive town hall meeting in Vieux Fort on January 11th, to outline concerns about the DSH deal and hear from residents of the south. The meeting attracted a wide cross-section of citizens, from farmers and community group representatives to business owners …

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Help On The Way For The Marine Police Unit?

The national security ministry says the marine unit is nearing optimal capacity. On January 10th, the national security minister informed the local press that the finance ministry allocated some $400,000 to restore key maritime assets.

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GEF Highlights Areas Of Focus For Funding

The global environment facility (GEF) small grants programme in Saint Lucia is zeroing in on a few priority areas for financing. National co-ordinator Giles Romulus says they include apiculture, sea moss production, environmental protection and special programmes for youth based organizations. Its important information for civil society organizations (CSO’s) hoping …

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Nobel Laureate Festival Gets Financial Boost

The annual Nobel Laureate Week has been extended and re-branded as the “Obel Laureate Festival” The 2017 activities were officially launched on January 10th and include music festivals, national awards, debates and an open house at Walcott place.

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PM Measures To Spur Economic Activity

Government leader Allen Chastanet has revealed his plans for expanding the economy and providing employment opportunities in 2017. The disclosure was made at the prime minister’s first wide-ranging press conference for the New Year. He announced plans for a major call-center and attracting multi-national corporations to Saint Lucia.

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Isaac Laments Delayed Hospital Projects

Health Minister Mary Isaac says work is progressing on the Owen King EU and St. Jude’s hospitals. However, her ministry will steer clear of announcing time-lines for the official opening of the two institutions. The health minister was at the time responding to questions from the press on the status …

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