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Super J World Pharmacy Day

Super-market chain Super J, collaborated with various associations across St. Lucia in marking commonwealth pharmacy week. This year, the vital role of the youth was central to the observance.

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FSA raises concerns about new fire station

The president of the Saint Lucia Fire Service Association Shane Felix says while he is not opposed to the opening of fire stations in St. Lucia, he wants to know how government intends to man the facilities. Felix was speaking following the ground-breaking ceremony for a fire station in Babonneau. …

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Taxi drivers demand attention

A group of taxi drivers is scheduled to meet at the CSA centre in Castries on Tuesday June 16th, hoping to address a number of issues they say are crippling their livelihoods. The man leading the charge is Terry Valcin, who says that taxi operators appear to be the forgotten …

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St.Jude – NWU hold sit-down

Following a marathon meeting with officials of the St. Jude Hospital, the National Workers Union (NWU) has decided to temporarily shelve planned protest action at the hospital in the south. The parties were at an impasse over the dismissal of an employee. However, union representatives say after a successful meeting …

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UWP preparing for further protests

The United Workers Party is again drumming up support for national protest. The organization, which has declared an early start to the campaign season, made a pit stop in Monchy on Saturday. During the various stump speeches, the opposition railed against the current regime’s policies, which they contend, warrant demonstrations …

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START Calypso judges workshop

The St. Lucia Association of Registered Tents (START) hosted a workshop for judges this past weekend at the Cultural Development Center. The workshop sought to tweak the knowledge and skills of the judges on the local circuit.

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Urgent call to curb deforestation

Meanwhile forestry officials are sounding an urgent call to end deforestation, particularly near rivers. They warn that the cutting of trees is making a bad drought situation worse and some of St. Lucia’s forests, which are able to store and regulate water, are being destroyed.

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The French Guiana-SALCC connection

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College received a visit from the members of a college in cayenne. The trip was both exploratory and educational, as both institutions seek to deepen ties.

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Blood Donation Day 2015

The International American University of Medicine, the St. Jude Hospital and the St. Lucia Red Cross marked World Blood Donor Day this week. The theme for this year’s campaign is – “thank you for saving my life” It highlights stories of those who were saved through blood donations, motivating the …

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West India Regiment reunion 2015

Ex-soldiers of the now defunct West India Regiment were in St. Lucia this past week for their 7th reunion. Although talk of integration has become a catch-phrase in the post-colonial period, during the late 1950’s and 1960’s, the region was actually unified albeit briefly, under what was called the West …

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