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March 10th Lions Club Donates To Polyclinic

The lions club of Gros-Islet has made another contribution towards the health services at the Gros-Islet poly-clinic. In March, the club donated a drug delivery device to the facility. The equipment will help patients who have difficulty with breathing.

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February 25th 2016 NIC Promotes Sneaker Day

Saint Lucia has one of the world’s highest rates of diabetes and hypertension per capita. The national insurance corporation is aware of the rise in non-communicable diseases and the impact on productivity and health care costs. But rather than just talk about it, the NIC has implemented a series of …

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February 23rd 2016 UWP Garrand Supporters Aggrieved Over Project

Some aggrieved members of the community of Garrand, Babonneau have raised concerns about a construction site. The residents claim stagnant water has accumulated at the alleged unattended work-site. They fear that the untidy open space has created an environment conducive for a mosquito-breeding site. The livid Garrand residents led by …

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February 23rd 2016 Electioneering Kicks Into High

Following the conclusion of the 2016 independence activities, the two political parties are wasting no time in getting back into campaign mode, as they prepare to court voters ahead of the next general election. Both the UWP and SLP will be hosting public meetings this weekend. The UWP will take …

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February 23rd 2016 SLTU To Elect New Executive

Teachers will head to the polls for the election of key positions in the Saint Lucia teachers union (SLTU). Julian Monrose who has helmed the SLTU over the past decade is a shoo-in to retain his post with no challenger.

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February 19th 2016 OECS Crowd Funding To Aid Youth

The competitive business unit of the OECS is training students of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in crowd funding and social media marketing. Officials of the unit are taking the training to the north and south of St. Lucia, hoping to enhance their knowledge of the dynamics of raising …

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February 19th 2016 2016 Independence Activities Hit Fever Pitch

This year Saint Lucia’s independence celebrations features a slew of activities earmarked to commemorate the country’s 37 years as an island nation. Weekend festivities are well underway. On Friday students, parliamentary representatives, citizens and other dignitaries gathered at the cathedral in their national colors. This year, Saint Lucia celebrates under …

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February 18th 2016 UWP Stunned By Election Violence Warning

Members of the opposition united workers party say they were surprised and appalled by the national security minister’s insinuations, that their party was inclined to misbehave, in the lead up to general elections. Phillip La Corbiniere was at the time sounding a warning against election violence. The party’s treasurer says …

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February 16th 2016 British Caribbean Chamber Promises Rennaisance

The British Caribbean Chamber Of Commerce is continuing the renaissance in investment in the region by the United Kingdom. Towards this end, the president of the chamber, john Kennedy – the man behind the major BOKA group investment in canaries hosted the annual reception in honour of the official visit …

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February 17th 2016 Infrastructure Ministry On Self-Help Projects

The chief engineer at the ministry of infrastructure is responsible for the maintenance of public infrastructure. Over the past few months, residents across St. Lucia frustrated with the pace of repairs, have undertaken self-help road restoration projects. While the ministry welcomes the well-meaning initiatives to rehabilitate infrastructure, the department requests …

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