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Perkins International provides assistive training

The St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association and Perkins International hosted a special workshop at the Lady Gordon Opportunity Center on assistive devices. The symposium taught staff at schools for children with learning disabilities to build assistive tools to help these students in the classroom.

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Ciceron Young Leaders unveil Math Learning Aid

The Young Leaders Group of the Ciceron Secondary School has developed an ingenuous program to assist students in the subject of mathematics. The program in the form of a gaming CD seeks to teach students about the timetables from 0-12.

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Gas Price debate resurfaces

On Monday March 23rd, the Government of Saint Lucia unveiled the latest prices in petroleum products calculated via the pass through mechanism. Gasoline rose to $12.35 per gallon. Opposition UWP MP Guy Joseph has accused the government of being opaque on the calculation of petroleum products. However, the deputy prime …

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Fire-fighters Close-Quarters training exercise

Men and women of the Saint Lucia Fire Service are undergoing a gruelling three-day training course. The exercise afforded service members the opportunity to hone their skills in offensive Fire-fighting. Officer in charge of the northern division and training, Ditney Downes says that given the ever-changing infrastructural landscape of Saint …

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Painfully Silent, the story of Domestic Abuse!

St. Lucian born writer Leanne Anderson has published a book about domestic violence in an attempt to bring the problem to the forefront and change the cultural mindset. The novel explores the aspects of a new relationship and delves into the dark side of love gone wrong. Although a fictitious …

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TUF Training Program

A delegation from the International Labor Organization is in St. Lucia to convene a training workshop with St. Lucia’s Trade Union Federation and affiliates. It comes against the backdrop of frayed ties in industrial relations in St. Lucia.

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Kidnapee gives captors the slip

It’s the first attempted kidnapping reported for the year 2015. Police are in search of two men who attempted to abduct a visitor off the streets of Rodney Bay Village. While the victim escaped unharmed, police are concerned about the whereabouts of the would-be kidnappers who are considered armed and …

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WASCO warns of intensifying drought!

The days and nights are getting warmer and with less rainfall, the Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) is exhorting Saint Lucians to adopt conservation practices during this intense dry spell. The current climatic conditions have sparked an island-wide sensitization campaign headed by WASCO, which intends to school the public on …

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Eating healthy this World Consumers’ Rights Day

St. Lucia joins the global community in observing World Consumer Rights Day on March 15th under the theme “Healthy Diets”. Rehani Isidore reports on the campaign to reduce health costs and save lives through preventative care.

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