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EDUCATION MINISTER SAYS LAPTOPS ONE PART OF THE SOLUTION

Minister for education Dr. Gale Rigobert has responded to opposition criticism of the administration’s role-out of the Covid-19 e-learning initiative with the start of the new school term. The SLP argues that the now defunct one-lap-top per child program could have played an instrumental role in the current crisis. However, …

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GOV’T EXTENDS STATE OF EMERGENCY

The parliament of Saint Lucia has approved the extension of the declaration of state of emergency to combat the covid-19 pandemic. Despite the authorization, there were ideological differences on both sides of the aisle on statute and application of the law.

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Rapper Juice WRLD is dead at 21

(CNN) Rapper and singer Juice WRLD has died in Chicago, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Sunday. Juice, who was born Jarad Anthony Higgins, turned 21 on December 2. The rapper suffered a medical emergency shortly after arriving at Chicago’s Midway International Airport, according to people who were traveling …

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DOMINICA ELECTIONS UPDATE

Dominicans are awaiting the results of the 2019 general election after casting their ballots following a contentious campaign. Voting got underway early Friday morning, as thousands of Dominicans headed to the polling stations to decide who will govern the nature isle for the next five years. Roosevelt Skerrit is seeking …

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PM CALLS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR ASSOC AT CHAMBER AGM

Prime minister Allen Chastanet wants the local private sector to consider forming a professional trade association with the technical expertise to deal with the unique set of challenges facing the business sector. the minister for finance delivered the remarks at the opening session of 135th annual general meeting of the …

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Saint Lucia National Youth Council Addresses OECS Ministers of Education

Press Release The Second Higher Education Meeting of the OECS took place in Saint Lucia on November 5, 2019. In attendance were OECS ministers of education and presidents/principals of national colleges of the OECS. The meeting provided the opportunity for policy makers and heads of OECS national colleges to: 1. Engage …

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“A calm end to violence and other disruptive activity is essential…”

Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne, has called for calm in the Commonwealth of Dominica and for adherence to the rule of law and constitutionality. “A calm end to violence and other disruptive activity is essential to ensuring …

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