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The looming spectre of domestic violence

Meanwhile, the department of human services continues to condemn violence against women. The brutal slaying of Wilton’s Yard pillar Cheryl Clarke and the untimely death of Yanna Auguste have re-kindled calls for action. Experts worry that the crusade is often overshadowed by harmful media portrayals and a culture of indifference.

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Chastanet dismisses criticism

The United Workers Party has confirmed the appointment of seven candidates, including chairman Ezechiel Joseph, political leader Allen Chastanet and leader of the opposition Dr. Gale Rigobert. For Allen Chastanet it is a momentous occasion for the party, as they gear up for the next election.

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Tragic Death of Yana Auguste

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Gros Islet resident Yana Auguste. She was discovered Sunday morning on rocks in proximity to Humming-Bird Beach in Soufriere. Law enforcement officials have reportedly confirmed that Auguste who was employed at Cap Maison Restaurant, left her work place about 11:00 p.m …

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A new venue for Calypso Finals

The Carnival Planning and Management Agency CPMA has made another change to the calypso season. The gate receipts for 2015 have been sub-par with organisers recording paltry attendance at the in-house shows and qualification rounds. In light of this, the CPMA has been forced to scale down the venue for …

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UWP General Council endorses candidates

Meanwhile, the UWP party sought to explain the process involved in qualifying candidates and caretakers for the respective constituencies at play in the next election. They contend that these rules are important to ensure transparency.

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Taiwan bolsters Black Sigotoka funding

The Government of Saint Lucia has received the 4th disbursement of funds for Saint Lucia’s Constituency Development Program from the Republic of China on Taiwan. The latest tranche will help farmers in the fight against the virulent Black Sigatoka disease.

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Government to repay land owners in bonds

Owners of land in the south, which was acquired by government for development, will finally receive payment for their property. On Tuesday July 7th, parliament approved a motion to allow government to raise funds by issuing savings bonds. Prime minister and minister for finance Dr. Kenny Anthony says those deprived …

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Massage Therapy training

25 practicing massage therapists recently underwent a rigorous training course, as part of efforts to improve the level of service. The exercise was intended to raise the level of competitiveness of local spa operators, in the attendant tourism and services industry.

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SLNT promotes conservation

The St. Lucia National Trust hosted a school exposition this week to educate students on the important role of the marine environment to economic prosperity.

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