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Black Bay foot bridge to nowhere

Residents of Black Bay in Vieux Fort are appealing to government to construct a small bridge in the farming community, to replace the shoddy footpath they now use. The residents have long called for the infrastructure, but a suspected drowning last week has heightened their safety concerns. They continue to …

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Suspected drowning at Black Bay River

The body of an Augier man was discovered in the Black Bay River in Vieux Fort on Friday about 7:45 a.m. The body was pronounced dead by a medical doctor of the St. Jude Hospital. Details surrounding the suspected drowning are sketchy, but investigations are continuing into the matter.

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Healthy Caribbean Coalition Diabetes Crusade

Healthy Caribbean Coalition – a civil society alliance geared at combating chronic diseases plaguing the region is in St. Lucia for a series of technical workshops on chronic lifestyle diseases. The coalition is engaging medical practitioners and volunteers on enhanced diabetes and hypertension screening.

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Invest Saint Lucia CEO speaks out

The leading official at a key agency involved in the facilitation of the now dubious Lambirds Academy has broken his silence. C.E.O of Invest St. Lucia [formerly NDC] McHale Andrew says the organization did carry out due diligence in the entire process.

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CCC workers stage protest action

Employees at the Castries City Council [C.C.C] are threatening industrial action. Bargaining agent – the Seamen, Waterfront and General Workers Trade Union says they are standing in solidarity with C.C.C staff, over what they described as prolonged human resource mismanagement.

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Prudent skeptical about budget plans

Minority opposition party – the Lucian People’s Movement [LPM] believes successive government budgets over the years continue to fail and is dissuading the public against what they described as political theatrics.

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Suspected suicide in Bexon

St. Lucia police are investigating another suspected suicide – the second for the month of April. The victim was reportedly discovered hanging by the neck at his residence by a female companion.

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The scourge of suicide

A reputable psychotherapist says St. Lucian men are more pre-disposed to attempt suicide. In 2014, St. Lucia recorded a raft of suicides, sparking concerns about a deeper underlying social problem. HTS News4orce sat-down with Dr. Francisca Plummer to discuss the disturbing issue which is once again making headlines.

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CSA holds General Council Meeting

The executive of the Civil Service Association [CSA] says they have successfully convened their first general council meeting under the constitution on April 15th. Rehani Isidore has been following developments in the beleagured CSA and filed this report.

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Calypso Union’s ambitious agenda

The president of the newly formed Music And Arts Industry Union Mc Stephen Aubertine says the organization has ambitious goals to revive the industry and protect the interests of artistes. On Tuesday, he outlined the group’s push to ensure what they describe as overdue amenities and ‘suitable’ conditions ahead of …

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