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BRUNO PROJECT DEFENDS VIGIE BEACH DOGS

Bruno Project co-founder Doris Jolicoeur does not believe stray dogs were responsible for the recent mauling of two sea turtles there last week. On Friday Yvonne Edwin of the Department of Fisheries expressed her outrage at the discovery of two dead leatherback loggerhead turtles, bearing among other things, teeth marks.

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MASSY STORES ROLLS OUT NEW PLASTIC BAG POLICY

Despite some initial skepticism, Massy Stores customers have embraced the supermarket chain’s new plastic bag policy, which encourages shoppers to use reusable shopping bags or pay $0.25 cents per plastic bag. The media descended on Massy’s Sunny Acres store on Tuesday June 3rd, the first day of this policy shift.

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FOND ST. JACQUES PRIMARY RECORDS COMMON ENTRANCE FIRST

Soufriere residents are celebrating a major milestone for the town’s Fond St. Jacques Primary School. The school has emerged in the top position among public schools for students’ performance at the 2018 common entrance examination. It’s the first time that a school in district 8 has achieved this feat.   …

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GUY JOSEPH UNFAZED BY CALYPSO COMMENTARY

Tensions between local calypsonians and politicians have reached fever pitch. A seemingly unfazed Castries South East MP Guy Joseph has pushed back at this year’s political commentary from numerous calypsonians. The Economic Development Minister in the United Workers Party Administration has questions about the songwriters and suggested the lyrical content …

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Soufriere Hospital set reopen in August

[Press release] The month of August has been earmarked for the full reopening of the Soufriere Hospital following the forced closure by the recent fires at the facility. The Soufriere Hospital was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health and Wellness one month ago following the second major fire at …

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Saint Lucia gov’t undecided on LIAT subsidies

[Press release] Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has clarified the Government of Saint Lucia’s position on LIAT following reports carried by local and regional media that Saint Lucia will subsidise the airline. “We support LIAT as a regional airline and remain committed to seeing the necessary restructuring and some real change …

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PERSONAL SAFETY HANDBOOK GOES DIGITAL

What was first conceptualized as a personal safety handbook has gone digital. Monday July 2nd saw the launch of a series of public service announcements on personal and traffic safety tips. The initiative is the brainchild of police Sergeant Shervon Matthieu.

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SAINT LUCIA MAINTAINS TIER II TRAFFICKING LISTING

Trafficking in Persons report for 2018 and the narrative on Saint Lucia states that while the government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, it is making significant efforts to do so. It however lists a number of areas of concern, including children being …

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CAMILLE HENRY STUDENT TOPS COMMON ENTRANCE, AGAIN

The Camille Henry Memorial School has done it again. For the second straight year, the district 2 primary school has produced the top performer at the common entrance exam. News4orce spoke to April Dagana moments after she received the good news on 2 July.

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