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Rise And Cops Measure Crime In Local Communities

The community relations branch in the south is assisting “rise Saint Lucia” incorporated in engaging communities across Saint Lucia in measuring the impact of crime. Laborie was the latest stop on the swing. Officials are trying to get a clear picture of the scale of criminal activity. It’s in a …

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Arc Tree Planting 2016

Meanwhile, in December, the rotary club and the Atlantic rally for cruisers joined forces for the 4th year of a tree planting initiative in Belle Vue. The deforestation project is led by the ministry of forestry and aims to re-generate agricultural areas with no banana plants.

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Government To Lease Land For Wind Farm Project

Over the last few years, the ministry of sustainable development has been undertaking several renewable initiatives. Chief among them is the wind development project in Dennery near the bordelais correctional facility. However, before proceeding with the project, the department needs the go-ahead from government and its approval to lease lands.

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Teachers To Educate Students On The CSME

The Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) has embarked on a wider public education drive to promote the advantages of a single market and economy. The CARICOM secretariat hosted a 2-day seminar at Auberge Seraphine. The workshop targeted teachers and aims to sensitize them on the CSME and integrating the benefits of …

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All-Set For CTO Regional Conference

The Caribbean tourism organization (CTO) has collaborated with the world tourism organization (UNWTO) to host a 5-day regional workshop for national, regional and local tourism administrators. The seminar will be held in December at the Saint James’s Club Morgan Bay, with the focus on the topic – “sustainable tourism destination …

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Vieux Fort Centre Hosts Special Needs Workshop

According to officials of the Special Education Centre in Vieux Fort, society has failed to accept children with special needs and disabilities. In November, the center held a workshop for parents with special focus on the holistic child. The purpose of the seminar was to help community members and parents …

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Administration Leery Of Us Immigration Policy

United States President-Elect Donald Trump has vowed to incarcerate or deport up to 3 million ‘criminal, illegal immigrants’. The disclosure has stoked reaction and concern from CARICOM – head of the New York based Caribbean immigrant services Irwine G. Clare has warned CARICOM governments to ‘prepare for more criminal deportees. …

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Security Minister Keeps Senate Abreast Of Reforms

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis on Tuesday addressed the senate on the challenges facing the criminal justice system. The minister spoke on a range of subjects including sexual offenses, the crime lab and surveillance systems. He revealed that government will be seeking assistance from Digicel and Nokia to implement a …

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Flood-Beabrun Blames Society For Sex Crime Scourge

Minister responsible for External Affairs Sarah Flood-Beaubrun says the spate of sex crimes here in Saint Lucia is unacceptable. She believes the sexualization of women and tolerance of such behaviors are partly to blame for the perceived rise in such crimes.

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Piaye Secondary Fire Prevention Exercise

In November, the Fire Prevention Unit briefed students of the Piaye Secondary School on precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires. The students are expected to carry on the tips to their homes and community.

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