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EPOLL MARCH 6TH 2019

Here is today’s question: DO YOU THINK THAT THE GOVERNMENT HANDLED THE SUSPENSION OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AT SCHOOLS PROPERLY? Voting is easy! Just log on to HTSSTLUCIA.ORG or Facebook at HTS ST. LUCIA OFFICIAL and vote! You can also send your response via text or Whatsapp to 720-4022. For FLOW …

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SLP SLAMS GOVERNMENT’S RECENT DECISION ON ST JUDE

The opposition St. Lucia Labor Party says the government’s recent decision on the St. Jude Hospital will add to the suffering of the people of the South. Vieux-Fort North parliamentary representative Moses Jn. Baptiste spoke on health care matters at a press conference on Wednesday.  

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SSDF EXPLORING INNOVATIVE POVERTY ALLEVIATION STRATEGIES

The St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) is exploring creative ways to fulfill its mandate of moving persons out of poverty. The SSDF continues to expand the number of organisations it partners with, in its quest to get more persons living independent sustainable lives. The organisation is placing greater emphasis …

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SLTU QUESTIONS ‘RUSH’ TO HALT SCHOOL SPANKINGS

The National Principals Association and the St. Lucia Teachers Union are calling on the government to reconsider its decision to suspend corporal punishment in schools. The call is being made on the heels of cabinet’s endorsement of the move to suspend and eventually abolish school spankings.  

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JEAN FAMILY ATTORNEYS WANT LOCAL SUPPORT TO SECURE CONVICTION

Wednesday March 6th, marked 6 months since 26-year-old Saint Lucian, Botham Jean was shot and killed by an off-duty Dallas police officer. His parents selected this date to launch a special foundation in his honor. Ahead of the launch, the family’s trio of civil rights attorneys addressed the local press. …

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UNICEF REPORT REVEALS OVER 9,500 SAINT LUCIAN YOUTH ARE POOR

Poverty among youth in St. Lucia remains a significant concern for the St. Lucian government. According to a report conducted by the government in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund, dubbed; “Adolescent well-being and equity in Saint Lucia,” although poverty rates have decreased; nearly one in every three teens …

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