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Traffic Cops Renew Calls For Road Safety

Over the past few months, St. Lucia has been inundated with road accidents resulting in permanent injuries, loss of lives and livelihoods. The traffic department is calling on motorists to practice road safety.

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Stall Keeper Soufriere Launch

Author Dr. Anderson Reynolds in partnership with Jako productions held a book signing and launch for his award winning publication the “stall-keeper” in the town of Soufriere. The event, which was facilitated by the Soufriere regional development foundation, was held at the cool breeze conference room.

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DSH Redraws Southern Causeway

Chairman of Desert Star Holdings Ltd, Teo Ah Khing on May 10th unveiled a different version of proposed plans for the construction of a man-made causeway off the south east coast near Vieux-Fort. The previous ‘Southern Causeway’ initially presented by DSH, linked the mainland to the protected Maria Islands. The DSH …

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Unemployment Dropped in 1st Quarter

The latest job numbers from the Central Statistics Department confirms national unemployment has declined. Between January and March of 2017, 20.1% of Saint Lucians were out of work.  The numbers for the typically busy shopping period in during the previous 4th quarter of 2016 were not positive. Unemployment then stood …

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St Lucians Encouraged to Donate Blood to Save a Life

Residents of Vieux Fort and environs are being encouraged to help save a life by making a blood donation.   St Jude Hospital, the main healthcare provider in the south of the island, is hosting a blood donation drive on Friday 12 May, 2017 to help replenish its limited supplies. The …

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OECS Trade Mission holds consultations in Member States

Strengthening Regional and International Trade. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 — Intra-regional and international trade potential has been strengthened following a recent OECS Trade Mission held in St. Lucia, Martinique and Dominica from April 24-28th 2017. Minister of Agriculture for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Hon. Saboto Caesar, lead the delegation …

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Global Value Chain Analysis for Saint Lucia

PRESS RELEASE Castries, May 10th, 2017; The Organization of American States (OAS), Duke University and the Department of Commerce partner to provide training and research in Global Value Chain Analysis for Saint Lucia. The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, with the assistance of the Organization of American States …

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Saltchuk – Tropical Shipping Grant Funds Available

Through the St. Lucia Youth Business Trust, Tropical Shipping has made available grant funds for young St. Lucian Entrepreneurs. The funds will assist start-ups with an impactful scalable business model. The St Lucia Youth Business Trust (SLYBT) invites persons 18 to 25 years old to apply for grant support. Simply …

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Gros Islet Primary School to Host Maiden Students’ Council Election

Press Release 9th May 2017 The Gros Islet Primary School will be hosting the school’s first ever Students’ Council Election. The implementation of a Students’ Council has been an initiative Ms. Paula St. Luce, the principal of Gros Islet Primary School along with Teachers, Staff and Students have highly anticipated …

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