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Kaiso Headquarters set for action

On Friday, the police department launched their 10th annual Kaiso show on June 25th at their headquarters. This year, 19 officers will vie for the 2015 Kaiso headquarters crown.

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88.5 backs Soufriere Library Program

Last week, the Soufriere public library launched a reading program dubbed “Start Outreach” for young children. The program seeks to increase children’s reading levels and provide them with an opportunity to visit the library.

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Courts presents cheque to CDGC

In May, Courts undertook a bedding promotion initiative to raise funds for the Child Development and Guidance Centre in La Pansee. Last week, the furniture and appliance store-chain culminated the promotion with the presentation of a cheque of 7 thousand dollars to the representative of the center.

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Fire razes building to the ground

Residents of the Mongiraud community in Gros – Islet were thrust out of their slumber late Tuesday night when fire ravaged through a building in the neighbourhood. The St. Lucia Fire Service responded to the fire shortly after twelve midnight.

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START Calypso judges workshop

The St. Lucia Association of Registered Tents (START) hosted a workshop for judges this past weekend at the Cultural Development Center. The workshop sought to tweak the knowledge and skills of the judges on the local circuit.

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The French Guiana-SALCC connection

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College received a visit from the members of a college in cayenne. The trip was both exploratory and educational, as both institutions seek to deepen ties.

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West India Regiment reunion 2015

Ex-soldiers of the now defunct West India Regiment were in St. Lucia this past week for their 7th reunion. Although talk of integration has become a catch-phrase in the post-colonial period, during the late 1950’s and 1960’s, the region was actually unified albeit briefly, under what was called the West …

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Courts Marian Home Assistance

Furniture chain Courts continues to demonstrate its corporate benevolence. The store recently donated electronic appliances to a well-known senior citizens home.

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Papaya as a cash crop?

Last week, the ministry of agriculture collaborated with the international corporation fund on the exploration of cultivating and managing papaya. At the workshop, farm officers and farmers were treated to novel techniques to prolong the re-productive cycle of papaya.

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