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CASTRIES CENTRAL MP & MAYOR RESPOND TO FALL OUT CLAIMS

Castries mayor Peterson Francis sought to clarify the alleged fall out between him and Castries Central MP Sarah Flood Beaubrun on the sidelines of Parliament on 30 October. It is rumored that relations between the two have deteriorated, as Francis is considering contesting the Castries Central seat.

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SLTU LEADS SALCC TEACHERS IN PROTEST

About two months after the SALCC board resigned en masse, educators are demonstrating their dissatisfaction with the current working environment. Classes were disrupted on October 25th and 26th, after teachers suddenly fell ill.  Occupational health and safety issues have been a perennial problem for the college.

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PIERRE RETAINED AS SLP POLITICAL LEADER

Castries East Member of Parliament Philip J. Pierre will continue on as Saint Lucia Labour Party political leader for another year after securing more than 95% of the confidence vote during the closed session of the 68th annual conference of delegates held on October 21.  

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Antigua to Legalize Marijuana – Urges other Countries to Follow Suit

8 months after passing a bill to decriminalize marijuana, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda will go back to parliament this month, as it pushes for legalization. The country’s Agriculture Minister Dean Jonas says decriminalization has been successfully rolled out and it is now time for stepped up action, in …

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Experts Determined to Make Agriculture Attractive for Youth

Officials at Caribbean Week in Agriculture 2018 are convinced that agriculture can help to reduce the Region’s worrying youth unemployment rate. Joblessness among young people in the Caribbean stands at 30%, compared to a global average of 13%.  Youth need work and the agriculture sector needs all hands on deck, …

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Caribbean Governments Urged to Ban Sugary Drinks in Schools

Regional health and agriculture experts are urging Caribbean Governments to ban sugary drinks in schools. The call comes as Barbados hosts Caribbean Week in Agriculture 2018, under the theme ‘Strengthening Agriculture for a Healthier Future in the Region.” Barbados’ Special Envoy on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) and Chairman of the Barbados …

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