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Rise Film Festival launch

The third annual rise film festival is fast approaching and this year organizers are working with the Ocktober Film Festival to bring a completely new dimension to the event.

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A second chance at education

The “Strengthening Second Chance Education Programme” is facilitated by the Caribbean Examinations Council. The programme provides youth with another opportunity to access educational opportunities tailored specifically to them.

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Denys Springer says “brace for it”

A local environmentalist is urging Saint Lucians to heed the calls for water conservation amid the ongoing dry spell. Denys Springer says the spell is like to continue for a few more months and residents can expect some hot days ahead.

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Sir Dwight on ECCU Banking Challenges

The governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank says the bank’s monetary council is taking decisive step to confront the challenges facing the banking system in the sub-region. Sir Dwight Venner addressed citizens of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union on Thursday night. He said the measures undertaken seek to protect …

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Lessons from UK Elections

Political scientist Denys Springer says there are quite a few lessons that local politicians and members of the public can learn from the recent United Kingdom election race. British prime minister David Cameron and his conservative party received an outright majority in parliament, with 331 seats out of 650. Springer …

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DRUG POLICY REFORM CITED IN HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

Government officials are scheduled to appear before the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in November this year. At the session, the representatives are expected to present a report on drug policy and the human rights record in St. Lucia.

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Hot Couture 2015

Wednesday night was the annual high fashion night on the jazz calendar with the staging of Hot Couture. The Saint Lucia Tourist Board and participating designers are giving the event two thumbs up. They are also extolling the potential benefits for the development of the local creative arts sector.

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Farmers upset over Banse River blockage

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport has been conducting a series of road works in the Banse La Grace Community in Laborie. However, concerned farmers claim the long awaited project has led to environmental problems, which could be detrimental to the community and marine life.

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RC Boys remember fire victim

The RC Boys School is remembering the two young victims of the devastating May 5th fire at Chase Gardens, Castries. School officials say it is important that the boys’ friends have an opportunity to grieve and speak about the tragedy, while reflecting on the time they shared with them at …

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Authorities to launch Suicide Hotline

Local mental health officials say they are concerned about the number of people taking their lives and say that a suicide prevention hotline should be up and running by the end of May, 2015. On Wednesday the leader of the opposition Dr. Gale Rigobert called for such a facility. The …

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