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FIREFIGHTERS BACK ON THE JOB

Firefighters are back on the job. They returned as the protest was beginning to take a toll on the service. Those who reported for duty were having a tough time with more than 60 percent of their colleagues off the job. There was also pressure on the strikers, with members …

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LUCELEC HOSTS HEALTH AND SAFETY MONTH

March is health and safety month at St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited. The theme for this year’s observance is “Health + Safety + Wellness = Wealth”. During the month, team members are trained in how best to execute their job safely. Sessions also focus on mental, spiritual and emotional health …

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JACMEL MINIBUS DRIVERS FIX THEIR ROADS

Minibus drivers on the Jacmel route came together over the weekend, with some support from the parliamentary representative for the area, to fix their roads. The drivers say the initiative is in keeping with the koudmein tradition and shows what can be achieved with a community comes together.  

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CSA SAYS IRD EMPLOYEES HAVE HAD ENOUGH !

The Civil Service Association recently gave notice of strike action at the Inland Revenue Department, if health and safety issued are not addressed. On Monday, union representatives said over one year has passed since experts confirmed poor air quality at the department. The CSA is adamant that if nothing is …

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VINCENTIAN PM CALLS CARIBBEAN LEADERS MEETING WITH TRUMP ‘TROUBLING’

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and The Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has described the recent meeting between US President Donald Trump and 5 Caribbean leaders as ‘troubling.’ Gonsalves told reporters in Barbados on Saturday that the meeting was not a true representation of Caricom. He said the regional grouping has …

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FARMERS’ CATTLE POISONED

A couple of Labayee, Bexon is struggling to come to terms with an act of sabotage that has destroyed most of the cattle they owned. The husband and wife team engaged in animal husbandry to help them earn well-needed additional income. The husband was shocked when he noticed that within hours …

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FIRE CHIEF NOT ATTRIBUTING LOSS OF LIFE TO STRIKE

Saint Lucia’s fire chief has confirmed that after a 10-day strike, the men and women of the fire service are back on duty. In a sit down with HTS News4orce on Monday, Joseph Joseph said that the industrial action dealt a severe blow to the service, but is urging the …

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LARGE NEW BLACKOUT STRIKES VENEZUELAN CAPITAL, PROVINCES

[The Associated Press – March 25th, 2019]:- A widespread new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking offline much of the country’s communications and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation’s largest-ever blackout. The outage began shortly after 1 …

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SUGARY DRINK REGULATIONS SUGGESTED TO HELP CURB CHILDHOOD OBESITY

[Dr. Jamie Felzer, ABC NEWS- March 25th, 2019]:- Two of the United States’ most prominent health organizations issued a joint policy statement on Monday endorsing widespread public health regulations to help reduce the amount of sugary drinks that kids consume.    The statement, issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) …

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