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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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National Hero Sir Dunstan passes on

Saint Lucia has lost an illustrious son of the soil. Artist and muralist Sir Dunstan St. Omer, who had been ailing for some time, passed away on Tuesday night, surrounded by family at his union residence. He was 87 years old. Alison Kentish had a sit down with Sir Dunstan, …

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Opposition laments suicide rate

Opposition leader Dr. Gale Rigobert says she is concerned about the suicide rate in St. Lucia, particularly the number of men taking their own lives. On Tuesday, St. Lucia recorded another suspected suicide. Dr. Rigobert says it is time to thoroughly get to the root of the problem and she’s …

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HBO Jazz coverage 2015

Home Box Office (HBO) Caribbean Cable Channel is set to produce a special feature that will bring the 2015 Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival to the homes of its viewers across Latin America and the Caribbean. Representatives are in St. Lucia and have begun shooting footage for the special, …

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FDCC Early childhood Service quest

A special foundation held a partnership meeting last week to address developmental challenges within the Caribbean Sector. At the gathering, members discussed a 7 step program for the provision of early childhood services in communities where significant numbers of children have been identified as being at risk.

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Agriculture Ministry Quality Mark contest

The Ministry of Agriculture and the St. Lucia Bureau of Standards launched an agricultural quality mark for products initiative on Monday. It seeks to create attractive national brands synonymous with the highest quality standards to promote agricultural exports.

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Jazz traffic management plan

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has unveiled its traffic management plan for Main Stage Jazz 2015. Officers say they will be monitoring the festival route to ensure festival goers are informed and ensure there is no traffic congestion.

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UN Citizen Security 2015

Human development and security experts from the Caribbean convened a two-day meeting in Saint Lucia on Tuesday, to define priority areas for action in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Organizers say the meeting is being held as governance practices throughout the Caribbean are being challenged by growing levels of crime …

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