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Cruise sector on the upswing

The Saint Lucia air and Seaports Authority (SLASPA) has announced record numbers for the cruise sector. Officials claim the cruise industry has recorded growth for the first time in three years in this corresponding period. SLASPA’s general manager Keigan Cox says these figures should not be taken for granted. Rather …

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Jazz education drive revs-up

The education component of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival was launched on Wednesday at the St. James Morgan Bay Resort. The launch marked another year of training opportunities for all artistes involved in the festival. The educational component is completely free.

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Fire deals crippling blow to Praslin fishers

A husband and wife fishing team are trying to determine just how to continue earning a living, after a fire damaged their home and fishing equipment. The pair says already, fisher folk face countless obstacles in their daily hustle. Jeannette and John Francis say now, the house fire is threatening …

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PM notes Fiscal Rebound in 2015 – 2016 Estimates

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Dr. Kenny Anthony introduced the 2015 estimates in the house of assembly on Wednesday. Dr. Anthony revealed that Saint Lucia is in better fiscal shape than previously thought. He reported that the fiscal deficit is projected to fall to 3.4 percent of GDP.

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Throne Speech 2015

GOVERNOR GENERAL HER EXCELLENCY DAME PEARLETTE LOUISY on Tuesday morning formally declared open the 5th session of the 10th parliament. Plans to protect family life and children, boost energy liberalization, promote fiscal responsibility and protect Saint Lucia’s borders, featured prominently in the governor general’s broad outlay of the government’s agenda …

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Vaccination Week launch

Its National Immunization Week and health officials are urging members of the public to protect themselves and others, by ensuring they are up to date with their immunizations. The theme for this year’s observance is “Boost your power! Get vaccinated!

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Gros Islet Job Fair

Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for Gros Islet Emma Hippolyte is tackling unemployment in her constituency head on. On Saturday April 25th, Hippolyte hosted an entrepreneurship forum for youth. She is hoping that the messages of empowerment and business resonate with young people dreaming of starting their own business.

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SLTB Jazz 2015 Media Walkthrough

With two days to go for the launch of one of the most celebrated concerts in the region, organisers at the Saint Lucia tourist board on Tuesday took the media on a site visit of the venue. The 2015 Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival will get underway on Thursday …

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First Responders offer fire prevention tips

The fire-men attached to the Micoud station paid a trip to students of the Micoud Primary School on April 22nd. The purpose of the visit was to educate the staff and students on the importance of fire safety.

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Carnival 2015 Media Launch

According to the CPMA, the carnival product is on the rise. The event, which traditionally takes place in June and July each year, is off to an early start. The organisers along with the Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus ushered in the new vision for Saint Lucian Carnival at the media …

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