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ANTIGUAN PM RESPONDS TO ST. LUCIA’S LIAT POSITION

Minister Joseph’s comments follow Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s clarification of government’s position on LIAT, saying that no decision has been taken to subsidize the regional air carrier. On Tuesday July 3rd, Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne responded to his Saint Lucian counterpart’s explanation.

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NHC DENIES ‘INHUMANE’ ACTION IN LA CLERY CDC’S DEMOLITION

“Inconsiderate and unconscionable, we are not” is the word from National Housing Corporation Chairman Timothy Mangal, as the organisation continues to receive backlash for the recent eviction of occupants and demolition of the La Clery CDC units. Mangal made these comments at a wide-ranging press conference convened by the NHC …

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SJC GIRLS GET ‘STEM’ INSPIRATION

The Caribbean Science Foundation is encouraging girls of St. Joseph’s Convent to consider educational and career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This week, the foundation organized a CISCO girls power tech seminar at the school.

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STUDENTS ATTEND COLLEGE READINESS SYMPOSIUM

The Education Ministry hosted its second annual college readiness symposium this week. The seminar seeks to provide prospective students with the opportunity to make a smooth transition to institutions of higher learning.

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Anticipated national address on healthcare tonight

[Press release]  The Government of Saint Lucia will this evening update the People of Saint Lucia on plans to provide affordable, quality health care for all. In a Special Address, scheduled to air at 8:00 P.M. on the National Television Network and simultaneously on local TV and radio stations, Prime …

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NHC TO PARTNER WITH PRIVATE SECTOR

The National Housing Corporation is seeking to ensure that all local contractors get a fair share of the pie. Officials of the statutory corporation say moving forward, all projects under their purview will be implemented through public-private partnerships.

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BRUNO PROJECT DEFENDS VIGIE BEACH DOGS

Bruno Project co-founder Doris Jolicoeur does not believe stray dogs were responsible for the recent mauling of two sea turtles there last week. On Friday Yvonne Edwin of the Department of Fisheries expressed her outrage at the discovery of two dead leatherback loggerhead turtles, bearing among other things, teeth marks.

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MASSY STORES ROLLS OUT NEW PLASTIC BAG POLICY

Despite some initial skepticism, Massy Stores customers have embraced the supermarket chain’s new plastic bag policy, which encourages shoppers to use reusable shopping bags or pay $0.25 cents per plastic bag. The media descended on Massy’s Sunny Acres store on Tuesday June 3rd, the first day of this policy shift.

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