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Media told to get it right on court matters

The host of Radio 100’s Straight- Up talk show Claudius Francis has called on local media houses to get their facts straight when reporting, particularly on legal issues. On the Wednesday June 3rd edition of his talk show, Francis said a local television got it wrong this week.

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Corinth School Council revamp

The Corinth Secondary School is electing a new group of young leaders to serve as the new student council. The council that is elected each year will serve as an active support network bridging the gap between students and faculty.

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Rigobert strident on Lambirds affair

The leader of the parliamentary opposition Dr. Gale Rigobert questions the decision to repatriate the students in the alleged human trafficking case, weeks before the trial date of the Lam-birds chief executive officer. While some students are content to be reunited with family despite the ravages of an earthquake in …

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Saving the turtles

A slaughtered turtle was discovered in the nearby shrubbery of the Reduit Beach on Wednesday. The fisheries department strongly denounced the illegal act. As investigations into the matter continue, the department is sending out a stern warning to the perpetrator who killed the nesting sea turtle.

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Kardinal Offishall for Kayo, Yogi single

Canadian hip hop star Kardinal Offishall is teaming up with Saint Lucian emcee Kayo for a big collaboration. Rapper Kayo’s stardom is on the rise and one of the main people behind his music is a soft-spoken native of the village of Anse La Raye – Yogi da Producer. Johann …

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Laborie vendors consolidate efforts

A group of vendors from the Laborie community convened a three-day training exercise. The gathering was in preparation for an upcoming event designed to generate economic activity in the Laborie village. The event called Feste Labowie will take place on the last Friday of every month in the Laborie community.

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Breakthrough in Sigatoka fight

Saint Lucia is moving full speed ahead with its plans to develop a comprehensive national management plan for the Black Sigatoka Disease. Last week, the Ministry of Agriculture held the opening ceremony for a multi-crop production system, as part of the farm-based demonstration project. Agriculture officials say it’s an essential …

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Health Ministry crackdown

Food safety is the scientific discipline describing handling, preparation and storage of food in ways that prevent food-borne illness. The food safety unit within the environmental health department in the Ministry of Health, conducts annual inspections at establishments to ensure compliance with food safety standards. The inspections often reveal undesirable …

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OECS Economic Affairs council meeting

OECS ministers are meeting in Saint Lucia this week to discuss issues that include growth and development in the sub-region. The 2nd OECS economic council meeting is taking place as member states aim to ensure OECS citizens benefit from the economic union, through rights such as the free movement of …

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Raging Fire leaves 11 homeless

Four families are homeless following a massive early Monday morning fire in the Micoud community. Traumatized victims recounted the harrowing ordeal to HTS Newsforce, as the parliamentary representative for the area appeals for donations of food and clothing for those affected.

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