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April 14th 2016 Tour Of EU-Funded Southern Water Projects

Sustainable development minister Dr. James Fletcher led a press tour to two European Union-funded water projects on Thursday. The Micoud and Desruisseaux projects are expected to significantly improve the lives of residents and ensure a reliable and efficient supply of water. The tour gave members of the media an opportunity …

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April 14th 2016 Major Geothermal Breakthrough

The last few days have brought good news for Saint Lucia on the geothermal energy front. As the government continues to pursue avenues to transition from fossil fuel dependence to renewable sources of energy, it is recording significant developments in geothermal energy.

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April 14th 2016 Ectel Ushes In New Consumer Protection Era

Ministers from the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) have ended their council meeting with agreements that will usher in a new era in protection and redress for telecoms consumers. The Ectel council of ministers has approved the electronic communications bill, which among other things, addresses consumer protection regulations, retail pricing, …

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April 13th 2016 Low Turn Out At FSA Meeting

Plans for the annual general meeting of the saint lucia fire service association hit another snag this week. A number of issues affecting the fire service were scheduled for discussion at the meeting, which had to be deferred to a later date due to low attendance. However the day was …

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April 13th 2016 Officials Confirm Two More Zika Cases

Four people are confirmed to have contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus in St. Lucia. The up-tick in cases comes within a week of the first two recorded cases. The Caribbean public health agency (CARPHA) on Wednesday informed the office of the chief medical officer in the ministry of health of …

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April 12th 2016 Health Ministry Signs Major HIV Agreement

The ministry of health and the OECS regional coordinating mechanism signed the grant from the global fund – one of the leading sources of funding for HIV programs worldwide. The funding will assist countries to respond appropriately to the HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis epidemic in the region.

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