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Growing Interest In Canadian Farm Program

The Canadian Farm program is gaining momentum. This week, labor minister Stephenson King revealed that a farm operator in the North American country has expressed interest in hiring Saint Lucians.

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SALCC/UK Institute Electrical Training

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College has teamed up with the UK’s technical training solutions to provide certification to ensure that electricians and engineers meet regulatory standards.

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2016 4th Quarter Employment Stats

Job numbers for the last quarter in 2016 are in. According to data from the central statistics office, youth unemployment numbers are up. However, the overall jobless rate was down in 2016.

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CDB Presents 2017 Outlook

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. Warren smith says while a few member countries achieved economic growth rates in excess of 3% in 2016, economic growth across the region remains uneven. The CDB held its 2017 conference at its Bridgetown base on Friday February 17th and officials are …

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Industrial Action At Beausejour Agriculture Facility

Staff at the Beausejour Agricultural Complex in Vieux Fort downed their tools in protest of alleged poor working conditions. The unions representing the workers, the National Workers Union (NWU) and the Civil Service Association (CSA), are aware of the occupational safety and health issues, and have reportedly intervened; declaring the …

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Cross-Q Discusses Gaps In Compliance

Last week, the CARICOM regional organization for standards and quality met with its technical management committee. The session sought to address the gaps in implementing the standards development process.

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Gros – Islet Council To Address High Way Coconut Vending

A solution could be on the horizon to address the potentially hazardous roadside coconut vending practice in Rodney Bay, Gros – Islet. The Gros – Islet Constituency Council with private sector backing plans to regularize and designate a Rodney Bay coconut-vending zone.

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Rotary Club Gears Up For Wine And Cheese

The rotary club of Saint Lucia is garnering support for the hosting of its elegant wine and cheese fiesta to raise funds for disadvantaged groups and communities. The premier charity at the official residence of the governor general, government house is slated for Sunday February 12th 2017. The club supports …

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