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Health Ministry crackdown on Food Safety

The Ministry Of Health joined the global community in marking World Health Day on April 7th under the theme, “Food safety- from mouth to plate”. The theme seeks to raise awareness and promote preventive action throughout the food chain, to combat the issue of food and water-borne illnesses affecting millions …

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Jazz on the Square launch

Jazz on the Derek Walcott Square has been in existence for 18 years. This year the Saint Lucia Tourist Board along with its presenting sponsors plan to raise the profile of the acclaimed event.

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Springer scoffs at Obama visit

Political scientist Denys Springer says CARICOM heads of government must summon the will to speak in one firm voice, when they meet with US President Barack Obama this week. Springer says while he is doubtful that the heads of government have the fortitude required to take a firm stance on …

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Lion’s Club St. Jude donations

The Lions Club of Vieux-Fort donated various food items to the St. Jude Hospital on the weekend. Director of the club Mervin Philbert says the hospital serves a wide cross section of people and needs supplies to operate efficiently.

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Rising demand tops fisher folk meeting

The Saint Lucia Fisher-Folk Cooperative Society Ltd. Held a general meeting last week with the Ministry of Agriculture and Partners. The purpose of the meeting was to address the on-going issue of late payments to fishermen.

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Calls for Obama to pardon Marcus Garvey

Meanwhile, the Caribbean Rastafari Organization (CRO) wants CARICOM heads of government to revisit the call for a presidential pardon for Jamaica’s first national hero – Marcus Mosiah Garvey. CARICOM heads will meet with US President Barack Obama later this week. While the United States rejected the original call for a …

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US Federal Court throws out Frederick law suit

A US Federal Court has struck down Castries Central MP Richard Frederick’s lawsuit against Us Embassy personnel in Barbados. Frederick filed the highly publicized suit in 2014, following the 2011 revocation of his United States diplomatic and non-immigrant visas.

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Monchy Centenarian celebrates

Saint Lucia has recorded another centenarian. She is Anne Alphonse of Monchy, Gros Islet. Alphonse, known affectionately as Ma Etienne or Noratta celebrated her milestone birthday on Saturday April 4, with a major celebration.

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Homeless man shot dead!

Weeks of gun violence in the capital resulted in the first official homicide for 2015. The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force responded to reports of a shoot out near the Wilton’s Yard area. One man was killed in the crossfire, while another young man sustained a gunshot wound to the …

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1st National Glaucoma Awareness walk

The St. Lucia Glaucoma Association has partnered with 1st National Bank for the 6th consecutive year in observing glaucoma awareness week. The association brought the curtains down on this year’s activities with a walk throughout the community of Babonneau.

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