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Air Freighters push for free movement

The country’s leading import and export firm wants to put an end to the issues hampering the trade industry. Key trade industry stakeholders convened a major sit down in May with St. Lucia air freighters, as part of a new initiative for enhancing regional and international trade.

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Mary Isaac resigns

Mary Isaac, the interim/acting general secretary has withdrawn from her post as president of St. Lucia’s largest and storied trade union body – the Civil Service Association [CSA]. However, the aggrieved membership remains resolute calling for Isaac’s [complete] removal from the CSA.

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No cease-fire in poultry war

The row over government’s policy shift for the increase in the purchase requirement by poultry importers may have ended. High level talks with St. Lucia’s leading importers, stakeholders and government regulators were convened on May 29th. During the sit-down, the parties were able to agree on a course of action.

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SLBS building agriculture infrastructure

National dialogue is the focus ahead of talks with stakeholders in the agriculture, manufacturing and trade industry. On Wednesday, the government engaged the CARICOM regional organization for standards and quality, as part of an enhancement initiative for the development of the agriculture infrastructure.

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Police react to theft charges against officer

The high command at Chesterfield is speaking out on a gripping case of alleged police misconduct. In 2013 three police officers attached to the Richford Police Station in Dennery, were suspected of stealing funds reportedly paid to the station for the bail of an inmate. Just over 2 years later, …

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Blind Welfare Association nursing training

The Ministry of Health in conjunction with the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association is continuing the fight against blindness. Officials are facilitating a series of capacity building technical workshops for nurses at St. Lucia’s community based wellness centres.

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Warding-off heat stroke

Climatologists are predicting above normal temperatures throughout this wet season and health officials are warning against the threat of heat stroke which has claimed over 2300 lives in India.

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Firefighters issue warning on flammables

Now the Micoud fire razed some four structures to the ground, leaving almost a dozen people without a roof over their heads. The fire struck shortly after 3am on Monday. One man reportedly drove all the way to the Micoud Fire Station to alert fire-fighters of the blaze but by …

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The seaweed scrouge

The east coast is under siege by seaweed with the livelihood of fishers and coastal developments under threat. The agriculture ministry is exploring all options to contain the problem.

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Climate change and weather patterns

Meanwhile, the Caribbean Regional Out-Look Forum convened a two-day consultation on Monday to discuss developments in climatology. Also topping the agenda talks is the impact of climate change on the region and the integration of new technologies to improve weather forecasts. Despite the onset of the wet season, experts are …

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