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SLDB LAUNCHES CLIMATE ADAPTATION FINANCING FACILITY

The St. Lucia Development Bank (SLDB) has launched a special climate adaptation financing facility (CAFF). CAFF provides low interest loans to Saint Lucian enterprises in the agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and service sectors to help build climate change resilience.

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NEMO TAPS CDEMA EARLY WARNING CAPACITY

The National Emergency Management Organization [NEMO] continues to advance capacity building efforts to establish a national early warning system for Saint Lucia. The organization is getting help from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, the international telecommunications union and the Cuban government.

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AUTHORITIES URGE CAUTION AS TEEN HOSPITALIZED IN FLARE GUN MISHAP

A minor from Dennery requires surgery after a dangerous flare-gun mishap last Sunday. The incident has raised questions on whether legislation should be established to regulate flare-gun ownership. The minor reportedly suffered second and third degree burns and blunt force trauma to the face.

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COLLAPSED WALL COSTS THOUSANDS IN AUTO DAMAGE

Passengers on board a La Clery public bus got a scare around midday Friday, when a retaining wall collapsed on the moving vehicle at active hill. Among the startled passengers taken to hospital was a pregnant woman. One other parked vehicle was also crushed under the weight of the wall, …

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CIP NOT A FACTOR IN DSH HORSE RACING TRACK

Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) is not involved in any negotiations concerning the controversial DSH (horse race) track or any aspect of DSH at this point in time. That’s according to Ceo Nestor Alfred. Alfred says that some aspects of the agreement were approved before his tenure.

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Experts Determined to Make Agriculture Attractive for Youth

Officials at Caribbean Week in Agriculture 2018 are convinced that agriculture can help to reduce the Region’s worrying youth unemployment rate. Joblessness among young people in the Caribbean stands at 30%, compared to a global average of 13%.  Youth need work and the agriculture sector needs all hands on deck, …

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CELEBRATING CREDIT UNION DAY 2018

On Thursday October 18th, Saint Lucian credit unions joined the world in celebrating 70 years of continuous observation of International Credit Union Day. The day celebrates the movement’s history and promotes its achievements. The 2018 theme is “Find your platinum lining in credit unions”.

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VF NORTH RESIDENTS OPPOSE ROAD DIVERSION

Incensed residents of Vieux-Fort north are demanding that the government reconsiders the la resource closure. They say their lives will be greatly affected. Officials of the infrastructure ministry met with residents this week, to discuss an alternate route. The road will facilitate the continuation of the controversial DSH horse-racing track …

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