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PM Chastanet Back From CTO Meeting

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is back on island after attending the Caribbean tourism organisation (CTO) state of the industry conference. He spoke to HTS News4orce on Friday and also spoke on proposed changes to The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, to make the landmark event a profitable, summer festival.

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Accountants Recognize Local Members

The association of chartered certified accountants (ACCA) – the global body for professional accountants, has recognized over 50 local chartered accountants. The ACCA’S recognition ceremony was held on Monday September 12th and members say they are proud that the profession has seen it fitting to honour those who have made …

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A Hero’s Welcome For Olympian Levern Spencer

On Thursday, the government of Saint Lucia, along with sportsmen and women and members of the local Olympic committee, rolled out the red carpet for Saint Lucia’s first Olympian to make it to the finals in the women’s high jump. Levern Spencer’s ‘homecoming’ is just one in a series of …

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Helping Sexual Assault Victims Recover

A local psychotherapist is speaking out on the type of support and professional services that are critical for a victim of sexual abuse. This form of abuse has been an issue of public discourse recently, with police confirming a number of reports of assaults on young girls and attempted rapes …

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Saint Lucia To Submit FATCA Report

Saint Lucia is set to submit its first report to the U.S government’s internal revenue service (IRS). The reporting of foreign account tax compliance act (FATCA) data is mandatory and follows the signing of an agreement between Saint Lucia and the US. The comptroller of Inland Revenue is reminding financial …

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Walk For The Cure 2016 Official Launch

CIBC First Caribbean’s annual cancer fund-raising walk will take place on Sunday October 2nd at 6:00 am. The 2016 walk for the cure was launched on Tuesday September 13th. Funds from the event help faces of cancer and the Saint Lucia cancer society to assist cancer patients with treatment, care …

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Saint Lucia Observes Ozone Layer Day

September 16th is recognized annually as the international day for the preservation of the ozone layer. Locally, the ministry of sustainable development is hosting a week of activities that will include presentations at primary schools and a sale on recovery and recycling equipment for the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.

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Mary Isaac On Bursary Distribution Row

Mary Isaac says Castries South MP Dr. Ernest Hilaire would do well to track down the bursaries due to him for handing out to students in his constituency. Last week, the MP alleged that the UWP administration by-passed his constituency office on the SSDF school assistance programme and consulted Isaac …

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No Emancipation Without Reparations

Secretary General of the association of Caribbean states ambassador June Soomer says emancipation cannot be completed without reparations. This week, the veteran diplomat delivered the inaugural lecture in an educational series hosted by the University Of The West Indies open campus. She says proponents of the cause must not relent …

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Security Minister On Proposed Policing Reform

National security minister Hermangild Francis says he supports a number of initiatives aimed at reforming policing in Saint Lucia. This week, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet spoke of a number of proposed changes including the location of the police headquarters and the establishment of a border patrol agency. Francis says while …

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