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Credit Union Day Lecture 2016

This week, credit unions worldwide celebrated international credit union day. Annually, the Saint Lucia Teachers Credit Co-Operative hosts a lecture on the day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement. This year’s guest speaker was success strategist Jonathan Edison.

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Update: Dirty White Recaptured

Hanson ‘Dirty White’ James is back in lawful custody at the Bordelais Correctional Facility. On October 19th special units from the BCF and Dennery Police closed in on ‘Dirty White’ at Morne Panache following numerous sightings and tips from members of the Dennery community. More tonight in the HTS NewsForce..

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Lorraine Williams Gives Frank Address To Monroe Grads

The latest cohort of Monroe College Saint Lucia graduates has received a ‘real world’ lecture from their commencement ceremony’s keynote speaker, her ladyship – justice Lorraine Williams. A woman known as a legal power-house and champion for women’s rights and justice, Williams delivered an address that tackled social issues such …

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CCRIF Doles Out 8 Million For TS Matthew Recovery

Relief is on the way for farmers affected by the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew. On Monday, the Caribbean catastrophe risk insurance facility made a payout to the government of Saint Lucia of a little over 3.8 million us dollars or 10.2 million EC dollars. The payout is the result …

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Inaugural Observance Of Earth Science Week

Meanwhile, for the first time Saint Lucia is observing earth science week. The activities, which kicked off on October 17th and end on the 21st, are being held under the theme “our shared geo-heritage.” Coordinators are hoping that the focus on geologic hazards will help individuals and communities be better …

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Faces Of Cancer Walk For A Cure

This month, in recognition of breast cancer awareness, support group “faces of cancer” held its annual walk to offer information and support to those affected by the disease. The event highlighted the journey of cancer victims, survivors and their families.

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Who Slashed My Tyres?, Land Dispute Heats Up

Meet Mr. Gilbert Goolaman of Augier, Vieux-Fort. He claims someone is out to get him in a dispute over the purchase of crown lands. Goolaman is beseeching the authorities to intervene to quell the escalating squabble over access to the contentious property.

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La Marguerite 2016 Celebrations

The traditional Fete La Marguerite was celebrated on Monday October 17th. The celebration of the feast of La Marguerite and rival society La Rose are both rooted in a rich history which dates back to colonial times. This year’s observances began with church services and ended with street parades.

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PM Chastanet Reports On Washington Meetings

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is back in Saint Lucia, after attending the annual meetings of the international monetary fund (IMF) and the World Bank. The finance minister says the Washington meetings were successful and took a hard look at issues such as the loss of correspondent banking and the repercussions …

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Massy Stores And Tropical Shipping Embrace Innovation

The 2016 observance of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council’s productivity awareness week put the spotlight on the need for innovation in the public and private sectors. Massy stores and tropical shipping Saint Lucia are two companies that have embraced innovation to maintain a competitive edge. The companies’ representatives say …

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