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OECS Civil Society Climate Changes Symposium

The OECS Commission and the Embassy of France to the OECS, brought members of Civil Society together on Wednesday July 15th, as part of an initiative to ensure that their voices are heard at the global climate talks in Paris in December. Participants at Wednesday’s meeting are part of a …

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Student scores hit anti-corporal punishment song

One young Saint Lucian Calypsonian will have his music heard all over the Caribbean region. Michael Joseph is a student of the Corinth Secondary School who has something to say about corporal punishment in schools and in the home, and the Caribbean is listening. The accompanying UNICEF funded music video …

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Canaries bridge project briefing

Officials revealed that work on the Canaries bridge looks promising. The infrastructure ministry plans to build a permanent structure to replace the bridge which was way-laid by the Christmas eve trough.

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The looming spectre of domestic violence

Meanwhile, the department of human services continues to condemn violence against women. The brutal slaying of Wilton’s Yard pillar Cheryl Clarke and the untimely death of Yanna Auguste have re-kindled calls for action. Experts worry that the crusade is often overshadowed by harmful media portrayals and a culture of indifference.

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Chastanet dismisses criticism

The United Workers Party has confirmed the appointment of seven candidates, including chairman Ezechiel Joseph, political leader Allen Chastanet and leader of the opposition Dr. Gale Rigobert. For Allen Chastanet it is a momentous occasion for the party, as they gear up for the next election.

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Tragic Death of Yana Auguste

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Gros Islet resident Yana Auguste. She was discovered Sunday morning on rocks in proximity to Humming-Bird Beach in Soufriere. Law enforcement officials have reportedly confirmed that Auguste who was employed at Cap Maison Restaurant, left her work place about 11:00 p.m …

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A new venue for Calypso Finals

The Carnival Planning and Management Agency CPMA has made another change to the calypso season. The gate receipts for 2015 have been sub-par with organisers recording paltry attendance at the in-house shows and qualification rounds. In light of this, the CPMA has been forced to scale down the venue for …

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