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NWU HOLDS ANNUAL CONGRESS OF DELEGATES

The National Workers Union (NWU) held its congress of delegates on Sunday November 15th 2020. The meeting was held under the theme “Deep Reflection On Our Consolidation Efforts Towards The Survival And Sustainability Of The Organization”. The meeting which was curtailed by covid-19 protocols, was a significant occasion for the …

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PM AND OPPOSITION LEADER BACK RECOVER SAINT LUCIA LAUNCH

Private sector agencies and business leaders have Launched a special national initiative aimed at speeding up the recovery of Saint Lucia’s ailing economy. The campaign dubbed “recover St. Lucia”, will rally the support of the government and people of Saint Lucia, in applying innovative and adaptive responses to overcome the …

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FORMER CMO URGES ADOPTING BEST PRACTICES TO FIGHT COVID

Former chief medical officer Dr. Stephen King is advising that public health officials and local authorities, consider the best practices around the region to improve Saint Lucia’s covid-19 pandemic response. Saint Lucia has seen a dramatic rise in the number of coronavirus infections in the past month, with the number …

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SLMDA APPEALS FOR GREATER FOCUS ON HEALTH MEN’S DAY

The Saint Lucia Medical and Dental Association is appealing to men to pay more attention to their health on international men’s day 2020. This year’s theme is “better health for men and boys”. Medical professionals say the time has come for the male population to be more proactive on the …

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TURNING BOYS TO MEN

The international men’s network and the gender relations department teamed up to host a “boys to men” conference in commemoration of international men’s day. The conference held on Wednesday, featured song, spoken word poetry and motivational speeches aimed at spurring the male population to action.  

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GUESTS TO PAY TOURISM LEVY COME DECEMBER 1ST

Guests will now be charged per-person per-night on room rates above or below us 120 dollars. The government in collaboration with the St. Lucia tourism authority (SLTA) and the St. Lucia hospitality association announced the enactment of a “tourism levy”. The SLTA in an update on tourism on Thursday provided …

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MASSY CONFIRMS COVID 19 CASES

Saint Lucia’s leading supermarket chain – massy stores, has confirmed that an unspecified number of its employees have been affected by the covid-19 virus. The company in a press release issued on Thursday, reveals that the affected staff members are receiving care and the grocery store chain is doing all …

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WASCO STAFF DEMAND WORK FROM HOME OPTION

Staff members at the water and sewage company (WASCO) are lobbying management to implement accommodations to facilitate tele-working during the covid-19 pandemic. The government has recommended working from home where possible, as part of advanced protocols to slow the spread of the virus. Now the bargaining agent for the monthly …

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