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French officials tout Visa waiver accord

It was announced last week that nationals of St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago will no longer need a visa to travel to several European states. The visa-free entry took effect on May 28th. The regime is part of the Schengen Area Agreement …

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NICE Farmer labor support success story

The National Initiative to Create Employment Farm Labour Support program, is achieving success in its goal of stimulating the agricultural sector. Owners of under-developed farms in the south of St. Lucia say they are reaping the rewards of the program, which has provided them with trained farm hands to assist …

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French Ambassador appeals for due process

French officials in Saint Lucia say they are concerned about the status of a French murder accused. France’s ambassador to the OECS says the man, who was charged 3 years ago has made 23 court appearances, but to date there has been no trial. He says he is concerned about …

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Lambirds kids stage protest

Students involved in the Lambirds Academy scandal on Friday took to the streets to stage a peaceful protest. A Miami-based documentary producer is actively chronicling the students’ story.

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First Citizen’s Carnival Support

First Citizens has affirmed its support for the 2015 carnival product. The financial institution presented a cheque to the Carnival Planning and Management Agency, to help alleviate the financial challenges facing the execution of events.

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Ministry of Health supervisor training

40 employees of the Ministry of Health have received training in effective supervisory skills. The successful course participants received their certificates at a ceremony on Tuesday June 2nd.

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Sea turtle sensitization

The department of fisheries wants Saint Lucians to adopt simple measures to help save the endangered hawksbill turtle. According to a fisheries biologist, beachgoers should expect increased sightings of the turtle during nesting season. The officials’ plea for assistance comes in the wake of the brutal slaughter of a hapless …

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1st Choice Showcase

1st National Bank partnered with realtors, land developers and car dealers on the Rodney Bay strip last weekend to bring the benefits of its 1st choice campaign to the people. The 1st Choice show-case was the latest in the bank’s new loans promotion.

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Ocean acidification research

OECS experts say climate change is affecting the acidity of the Caribbean Sea. Member states have started examining the impact of more acidity on their economies. A forum, which ended in Saint Lucia last week, concluded that it is time to take stock of the issue and its potential to …

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