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STATEMENT BY MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH ON PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM Matthew

During the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew, the Ministry of Health and Wellness was able to ensure uninterrupted health services at key facilities, including the Victoria Hospital, St. Jude Hospital, Soufriere and Dennery Hospitals and the National Mental Wellness Center. Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George reported that a …

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STATUS OF AIRPORT OPERATIONS

The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority wishes to inform its customers and the public that the George FL Charles and Hewanorra International Airports are currently open. The travelling public is therefore reminded to contact their respective airlines to check to status of their flights. Persons and service providers …

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PRESS STATEMENT FROM SLTB ON THE PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW

Saint Lucia is fully operational as life on the tropical Caribbean island quickly returns to normal following the passage of a moderate tropical storm named Matthew. The system brought heavy rains and strong winds throughout the hours of Wednesday, September 28, 2016, and was well over 1000 miles off Saint …

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TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW ELECTRICITY SYSTEM UPDATE #1

The main electricity infrastructure held up fairly well during Tropical Storm Matthew. Apart from the Union Substation which suffered some minimal flooding, the Cul De Sac Power Station and the remaining substations (Cul De Sac, Soufriere, Vieux Fort, Praslin, Castries, Reduit) all came through the weather system intact. Several parts …

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Medical facilities remain operational despite Tropical Storm Matthew

Saint Lucia is experiencing the affects from Tropical Storm Matthew.  As associated downpours and thunderstorms from the weather system continues over the next 24 hours, the Min. of Health is giving assurances that contingencies are in place to keep medical services operational. ”The Ministry of Health has been working with the various heads …

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Last dash for food supplies

Local supermarkets and businesses stopped operations before midday [Wednesday] following the ongoing Tropical Storm warning on Saint Lucia. The forecast has flooded supermarket aisles with shoppers hoping to grab emergency food supplies. Gas station queues have also caused some traffic snarls along a few thoroughfares over the last 24 hours. …

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Roseau road accident cuts power along westcoast

One motor vehicle accident along the Roseau thoroughfare cut the power to three major west-coast communities. Residents and businesses across Anse-la-Raye, Canaries and, Soufriere were [reportedly] without electricity when a vehicle veered off the road and into a utility pole just before 8am Sept. 27th. The impact downed the utility …

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M& C WORKERS HELP WARD OFF HUNGER AT SCHOOLS

Keep Kids in School was formed by a group of managers from M & C group of companies to help curb the issue of school dropouts and absenteeism because of hunger. Given the current state of economy; the group is aware of the financial difficulties/challenges encountered by parents at the …

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