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S.T.A.R.T to host crucial meeting

The St. Lucia Association of Registered Tents (START) is scheduled to host a meeting for all calypso and soca tents on Saturday April 18th at the RC Boy’s School. The aim of the meeting is to discuss production techniques for the approaching 2015 calypso season.

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Meeting renewable energy targets

Saint Lucia is making strides in its renewable energy quest. This week came news of developments in both wind and geothermal energy. St. Lucia’s energy minister Dr. James Fletcher says if successful, some of the projects on stream will place St. Lucia well on its way to achieving its geothermal …

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LUCELEC clarifies fuel price calculations

The management of LUCELEC has sought to clear the air on the calculation of what customers pay for electricity. This comes after criticism over the ever-declining price of crude oil. LUCELEC’S corporate communications manager Roger Joseph says the company is completely transparent in the math behind consumer bills.

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Fletcher on extension of WIFI program

Meanwhile the Minister for Technology Dr. James Fletcher says the government is excited about the new thrust towards island-wide internet services. He explains the venture was long overdue, and with the assistance of the government of Taiwan, the administration can finally bring their internet plans to fruition.

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Taiwan doles out more aid for WIFI Program

The Government of Saint and Taiwan have signed another agreement aimed at deepening internet penetration in St. Lucia. Towards this end, a cheque handing over ceremony was held at the office of the prime minister on Thursday. The community access centres to be built in Micoud and Vieux Fort will …

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The perennial drug-trafficking problem

The international narcotics board of the United Nations (INCB) says the geographical location and weak governing institutions of the Caribbean continue to pose significant challenges to the fight against illicit drugs. The INCB released its 2014 annual report this week. The director of the substance abuse advisory council secretariat says …

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Test tower now operational

Work has started on Saint Lucia’s first utility scale renewable energy project. A test tower will determine the potential for the construction of a 12 mega watt wind farm in Dennery. It follows years of negotiations, planning and debate towards the realization of wind energy on the national grid.

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Irrigation Project bearing fruit

The Ministry of Agriculture is paying close attention to irrigation issues. Agriculture minister Moses Jn Baptiste toured farms last week to get a closer look at irrigation constraints and explore solutions.

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IICA Accountability Workshop

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) reported to its clients and beneficiaries this week. The accountability seminar is an important event for iica, as it provides a detailed account of the actions and results of technical assistance provided in areas such as innovation, food security and competitiveness.

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CSME students visit St. Lucia

Dominican students are here on a mission to Saint Lucia through the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) The students 5 day visit to Saint Lucia comprises field trips to several public and private sector entities, as they seek to broaden their knowledge on the trade bloc.

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