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ST LUCIA TAKES PAGE FROM GRENADA’S SOCIAL NET POLICY; SEED

The Minister for Equity Lenard Montoute and his team of public officials have traveled to Grenada to, among other things, understudy Grenada’s successful strategies at getting people out of poverty. The minister wants the rate of people getting out of poverty to be increased.      

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PROTEST AT SECOND DISTRICT COURT

Topping our news tonight, less than three months since the opening of the re-furbished second district court in Vieux Fort, the employees have failed to show up for work, over fears that the current state of the building is making workers sick. The closure of the second district court will …

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ST LUCIA CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY

The 14th of February is observed as valentine’s day – one which is set aside to remember and show appreciation to loved ones. Our HTS Newsforce team took to the streets of the capital to take a reading of the romantic mood in the city.  

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THREE LOCAL HOTELS IN TOP 50 ROMANTIC HOTELS

St. Lucia’s tourism product continues to capture top international awards. This time three hotels in Saint Lucia made it onto the list of the world’s top 50 romantic resorts. The award re-enforces St. Lucia’s sterling reputation as one of the world’s leading romantic destinations.

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CSA SEEKS MEETING ON SLMB IMPENDING CLOSURE

The Civil Service Association (CSA) has requested a sit down with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture to discuss the future of the workers at the St. Lucia Marketing Board (SLMB). The SLMB is scheduled to be shut down in the coming weeks. The CSA wants clarification on …

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JUMP TO SPREAD ITS WINGS TO THE SOUTH

The organization – Juniors Under Mentorship Program (JUMP) is seeking to build on its successful Koudmen Mentorship program which teamed up aspiring young musicians with accomplished mentors. JUMP is set to spread its wings to the south of St. Lucia to ensure that young persons in other communities can benefit …

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ARRESTS ARE MADE IN WASSOUF HIT

The police investigation into the shooting death of Syrian national and local salesman Souheil Wassouf is advancing. News4orce can confirm two people have been detained by police in connection with the incident. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kximC7RQTag

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EXPLORING CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

The recent incident with a male secondary school teacher allegedly striking a female student has provoked arguments on corporal punishment and discipline in schools. While the practice is somewhat accepted in most part of the Caribbean; in other parts of the world it is frowned upon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x8zTscPMy0

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