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GIRLS OUTPERFORM BOYS AT COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMS

The 2018 common entrance results are in and the girls have once again outclassed their male counterparts. The over 2000-plus students who sat the exam on 2 July learned what secondary schools they will be assigned to for the next 5 years.

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Saint Lucia included in Virtuoso®’s ‘preferred destinations’ portfolio

[Press release] The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is pleased to announce the island’s acceptance into Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio of preferred destinations. Through the partnership with Virtuoso, the SLTA will have access to Virtuoso’s marketing channels that effectively target affluent consumers with a high propensity to travel. As a preferred partner, the …

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Roots & Soul lineup announced

[Press release]  The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is excited to be associated with the second annual Roots & Soul Music Festival, and the amazing line-up for the event. The Roots & Soul Festival from August 31 to September 2 follows Carnival on the Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival calendar. This …

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Customs, Chamber to clamp down on illegal liquor sales

[Press release]  The growing illegal practice of liquor sold at Duty Free prices for export, being consumed on island came under the microscope in the Chamber’s Review at its Getting Down to Business Series. The growth in Duty Free Sales and the decline in Duty Paid Sales is having a …

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Calypso, Soca Finalists announced

[Press release] The Events Company of St. Lucia Inc. (ECSL) and the Calypso Management Committee (CMC) are thrilled to announce the finalists who will compete on Saturday July 14 at the Sab from 8pm in the final leg of the Calypso Monarch Competition in the race to dethrone reigning Calypso Monarch, …

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ECCB records second year of profit

[Press release] The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has recorded a net profit $10.8 million for the 2017-2018 financial year, up by $4.4 million from the previous year. Governor, Timothy N. J. Antoine attributes the Bank’s profit to prudent financial stewardship. In its Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for the …

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TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN ‘MANGE’ SHOOTING

Two people are nursing injuries, following a shooting in the south of the island around 5:00 pm Friday 29 June. According to reports, one man and one woman were shot during an exchange of gunfire, in the area known as ‘the mang’ in Vieux Fort.

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OUR BOYS MATTER

The St Lucia Social Development Fund and Massy Stores have joined hands with the Boys Training Centre and the National Skills Development Centre to launch the pilot programme, “our boys matter.” The programme offered productivity enhancement training and mentorship for wards at the BTC.

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FIRE OFFICIALS WANT EXTINGUISHERS IN ALL VEHICLES

The St. Lucia Fire Service is imploring vehicle owners to purchase fire extinguishers for their vehicles. The call comes on the heels of an incident in Castries on Thursday, when a minibus burst into flames, near the Ave Maria Girls School. The driver reportedly noticed flames under the seat near …

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