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Common Entrance and water woes

Students in Saint Lucia will sit the Common Entrance Examinations on Wednesday. Aside from the usual pre examination nerves, students and their parents are concerned about the availability of water due to WASCO’s plans to shutdown the John Compton Dam.

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Embassy honors local Cuban 5 Activists

Five Saint Lucians have been recognized by the government of Cuba for their relentless voluntary work in championing the cause of the release of the Cuban 5. The ‘Cuban 5’ refers to the five Cuban men who were imprisoned in the United States after being arrested by the FBI in …

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Jn Marie on future of Gas prices

In keeping with the three-week fuel pass through mechanism introduced on February 9th 2015, the price of petroleum products in Saint Lucia was adjusted on Monday. The prices were determined by the landed cost of the petroleum products over the current review period.

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Super J World Pharmacy Day

Super-market chain Super J, collaborated with various associations across St. Lucia in marking commonwealth pharmacy week. This year, the vital role of the youth was central to the observance.

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FSA raises concerns about new fire station

The president of the Saint Lucia Fire Service Association Shane Felix says while he is not opposed to the opening of fire stations in St. Lucia, he wants to know how government intends to man the facilities. Felix was speaking following the ground-breaking ceremony for a fire station in Babonneau. …

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Taxi drivers demand attention

A group of taxi drivers is scheduled to meet at the CSA centre in Castries on Tuesday June 16th, hoping to address a number of issues they say are crippling their livelihoods. The man leading the charge is Terry Valcin, who says that taxi operators appear to be the forgotten …

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St.Jude – NWU hold sit-down

Following a marathon meeting with officials of the St. Jude Hospital, the National Workers Union (NWU) has decided to temporarily shelve planned protest action at the hospital in the south. The parties were at an impasse over the dismissal of an employee. However, union representatives say after a successful meeting …

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UWP preparing for further protests

The United Workers Party is again drumming up support for national protest. The organization, which has declared an early start to the campaign season, made a pit stop in Monchy on Saturday. During the various stump speeches, the opposition railed against the current regime’s policies, which they contend, warrant demonstrations …

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START Calypso judges workshop

The St. Lucia Association of Registered Tents (START) hosted a workshop for judges this past weekend at the Cultural Development Center. The workshop sought to tweak the knowledge and skills of the judges on the local circuit.

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Urgent call to curb deforestation

Meanwhile forestry officials are sounding an urgent call to end deforestation, particularly near rivers. They warn that the cutting of trees is making a bad drought situation worse and some of St. Lucia’s forests, which are able to store and regulate water, are being destroyed.

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