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66TH MEETING OF OECS AUTHORITY

OECS heads of government tackled issues such as foreign investment, passport sales and climate change at their 66th authority meeting on Wednesday. The meeting was held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

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SLTCC ICU DAY LECTURE

Members of the Saint Lucia Teachers Credit Cooperative Union heard from former Health Minister Dr. Damien Greaves for International Credit Union Day 2018. Dr Greaves’ lecture was based on the theme: “Find your platinum lining in credit unions”.

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SLNT & GOVERNMENT AGREE TO HOLD TALKS

The future of the disputed old prison or Royal Gaol on upper bridge street, Castries could be decided, after a series of proposed negotiations between government officials and the Saint Lucia National Trust concludes. A high court ordered injunction has been lifted, but further demolition on the centuries old site …

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NEW HYGIENE STANDARDS FOR COCONUT WATER COMING SOON

Coconut Farmers, Producers And Coconut Water Vendors Will Soon Have To Abide By New Safety And Hygiene Standards. The Caribbean Regional Organisation For Standards And Quality (CROSQ) Is Finalizing Revised Standards For Coconut Growing And Harvesting, As Well As The Packaging And Selling Of Coconut Water. The Standards Are Being …

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SKIN BLEACHING DEBATE REACHES FEVER PITCH

A Controversial Photo Of Popular Dancehall Star “Spice” Has Sparked Renewed Interest In The Growing Skin Lightening Trend Sweeping Jamaica. A Darker Toned “Spice” Was Depicted With A Noticeably Lighter Appearance On October 22nd, Which Was Followed Up With A Music Video Release Some 24 Hours Later Addressing The Trending …

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MIGHTY SHADOW DIES AT AGE 77

Calypso Lovers, The Artistic Community And The Region Are Mourning The Death Of Legendary Trinidadian Calypsonian Winston ‘The Mighty Shadow’ Bailey. The Mighty Shadow Died At Hospital On October 23rd, After Suffering A Stroke Over The Weekend.

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CUBAN AMBASSADOR ENDS SAINT LUCIA MISSION

It Was With A Heavy Heart That The Humanistic Solidarity Association Of Saint Lucia Bade Farewell To Cuban Ambassador Jorge Soberon At An Intimate Gathering Over The Weekend. Ambassador Soberon Is Ending A Four Year Mission To Saint Lucia.

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SANDALS FOUNDATION HELPS SALVATION ARMY

The Sandals Foundation Has Contributed $70,000 Towards Helping The Salvation Army Develop Its Early Childhood Development Program. The Foundation Worked With The Organization To Revamp And Upgrade Its Basic School And Childcare Center.

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YOUTHFEST 2018 SET FOR DECEMBER

Youth Fest Or Youth Star Competition 2018 Is Set For December 16th At The Philip Marcelin Grounds In Vieux-Fort. The Event Showcases Youth Singing Talent In Two Categories – Teens And Twenties.

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