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PM SAYS CURFEW REMAINS IN EFFECT, OPENS SOME BUSINESSES

Prime minister Allen Chastanet has given the nod for increased commercial activity on the island but the curfew and stay-at-home order remains in effect. During his latest address to the nation, he announced the recommencement of construction, and the opening of garment stores and doctors offices. Local churches will also …

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SAINT LUCIAN ARTIST MOTTO CONTRIBUTES TO COVID-19 FIGHT

As COVID-19 continues to affect the world’s economic well-being and our basic standard of living, St. Lucian soca artist, producer and Cultural Ambassador, Lashley “Motto” Winter (from Team Foxx Music) and his management team 411 Entertainment Management LTD have combined efforts to provide some support to two of St. Lucia’s …

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SIX WEEK STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS IN ST. LUCIA AGAINST COVID-19

SIX WEEK STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS IN ST. LUCIA AGAINST COVID-19 By Dr.Amanda King MBBS (UWI), FRCP (Glas.), FACS, SLMM The WHO warned several months ago that poorer countries with inadequate health care systems were particularly at risk and would have difficulty coping with COVID-19. We are fortunate in St. Lucia …

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NIC PROGRAM COMPROMISED

Duplication of physical forms has caused an added delay in the National Insurnance Corporation economic relief funds rollout. The livelihoods of many unemployed workers depend on the economic relief program overseen by the N.I.C. Now for those without access to online services an added uncertainty looms.

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GOODWILL FISHERMEN FRUSTRATED WITH CURFEW

Fishermen from Vieux Fort are expressing frustration with the lockdown and curfew. The goodwill fisher folk allege that a lack of coordination between law enforcement and the authorities as well as the time of curfew is affecting their ability to earn a living.

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BUILDING THE COVID-19 TESTING CAPACITY IN SAINT LUCIA

This week, the director of the pan american health organization (PAHO), Carissa Etienne called for the expansion of testing for covid-19 in the Americas. During a virtual press briefing this week, she warned that the pandemic continues to impact the region, and it is vital for all countries to embrace …

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TAIWAN DONATES MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO SAINT LUCIA

Prime minister Allen Chastanet has expressed gratitude to the republic of china (Taiwan) after the donation of thousands of equipment to Saint Lucia in the continued fight against the deadly Covid-19 virus. Chastanet also weighed-in on the W.H.O-Taiwan spat as the shadow of Beijing looms large.

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EDUCATION MINISTRY SAYS NO CHILD WILL BE LEFT BEHIND

Education officials say the ministry is doing all in its power to ensure that every child receives instruction as the third academic term gets underway on-line. Chief education officer dr. Fiona Phillip Mayer says administrators want to make e-learning a smooth process for all students and parents.

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