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RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL OPERATING WAY BEYOND CAPACITY

The respiratory hospital is operating way beyond its capacity due to the high number of Covid-19 hospitalizations. Medical director dr. Alisha Eugene-Ford outlined the steps being taken by the hospital to address a host of issues at the medical facility.

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FEMALES STILL ACCOUNT FOR MORE DEATHS DURING 4TH WAVE OF PANDEMIC

Women constitute the majority of positive covid-19 infections during the fourth wave between July and September 2021. Chief medical officer dr. Sharon Belmar-George, revealed that contact tracing data indicates that most of the covid-19 cases diagnosed are related to work places and spread between families.

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RADICAL INVESTMENTS FIASCO RAISES QUESTIONS IN SAINT LUCIA

There are increasing calls for a probe in Saint Lucia into an arrangement struck here with a company called “radical investments” for the procurement of covid-19 vaccines. This comes as the same company has filed a lawsuit in the U.S, after it was allegedly scammed out of millions of dollars …

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CHAMBER CONDUCTS BUSINESS COVID-19 VACCINATION SURVEY

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce will be conducting surveys to gauge its members position on vaccination and the impact of covid-19 on their businesses. The business community like other sectors have been reeling from the economic fall-out from the rising cases, deaths, pandemic waves, curfews, lockdowns and restrictions. Executive …

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96.6% OF HOSPITALIZED COVID-19 PATIENTS UNVACCINATED

The unvaccinated continue to make up the majority of cases and deaths due to covid-19 at Saint Lucia’s respiratory hospital. Immunization manager Thecla Jn. Baptiste is once again making an impassioned plea to Saint Lucians to roll-up their sleeves and take the shot to ensure protection against covid-19.

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SECOND INMATE DIES AT BORDELAIS IN STABBING INCIDENT

The Bordelais correctional facility is in the grip of an eruption in violence that claimed the lives of two inmates last week. Two more prisoners were injured in separate incidents on the weekend. The management of the prison is attempting to control the violence which is playing out on a …

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CORAL REEF PROJECT SEEKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG DIVERS

The St. Lucia divers association and the St. Lucia hospitality and tourism association are helping to create careers in scuba diving. The association has empowered some 10 youngsters with the tools to jumpstart a career in scuba diving through its major coral reef restoration effort dubbed: “north project’

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